64 Skylark......."ALPHA LARK"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Steve Reynolds, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Front frame...... 20180602_094056 (1).jpg 20180602_094106 (1).jpg
     
  2. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I like how the bars and dash mesh. Do you have a headliner?
     
  3. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Steve, I don't know which one is more impressive, your eye for detail, or you fabrication skills. Seems like everything you do goes to the Nth degree, color me impressed (again). I said your GSX was one of the most well thought out and built cars I had ever seen in person, I think you may trump that with this one. Can't wait to see the finished product and all the steps along the way.
     
  4. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Thanks for the compliments guys!! The new headliner is in place. It needed to go in before any of the bars. I can't say that it went "perfectly" with the headliner in place, but very minimal damage that won't be visible. LOL
     
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  5. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    One of these days can I give you a call about your build?
     
  6. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Anytime...………..
     
  7. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    20180627_190308_001 (1).jpg 20180627_195652 (1).jpg Some progress, but not much to look at. The cage is done and a little over half of the floor welded back up around the cage. I did make some progress on the belt drive setup for the blower as well as the alternator and vacuum pump. I'm currently working on fabricating the mounts for them as well as the oil filter housing. SLOW but steady wins the race...……… yea right!! LOL
     
  8. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Is that a custom made blower bracket? Planning a hot air system or going to try to fit a heat exchanger in between. Love the looks of the belt drive. Sill be crazy fun when done
     
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  9. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    The bracket was made by Rob Girioux and purchased from Bobb Mackley. I did have to do some modifications to it and I'm not finished yet, so I suspect it will get modified again. It started out as a very nice piece, but I needed to make it work for my application.

    I had a plan to add an intercooler, but decided that it was too much to try to fit in the very limited space, at least during the initial build. Once I have it running well, I can always make the necessary mods to install one if I feel the need. After talking with a lot of "informed people", I'm not sure it's really required at the boost levels I'll be running. I'm looking at 10 lbs of boost max, and an intercooler is not really needed until the boost levels get higher. It would definitely help keep everything cooler and make a little more HP, but I think it'll be fine without one. (1100-1200 should be enough for a street car!! LOL) I am however maintaining the space required if I decide to go that route.
     
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  10. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    It's a beautiful set up no doubt
     
  11. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Looks fantastic Steve! I keep forgetting to look in this section. Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  12. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Thanks guys...…...Gary, you think that YOU can't wait to see it finished!!!!!??? LOL In a way I wish I would have kept track of the hours, but then again...………….NAHH!!
     
  13. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Progress has been slow...….summer stuff, customer stuff, my age, etc! I'm in the process of routing the lines and finishing the under hood mock-up. I also had a chance to finish my fuel tank...….. about 24 gallons...….I need fuel to cruise! Also finished my oil pan a few weeks ago...……..I guess I am making progress, it's just not evident on the actual car.
     

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  14. turbotimmer

    turbotimmer Stage 1 4 speed

    Wow. I wish I could tig half as good as that. Looks great.
     
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  15. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Thanks Tim...……………. lots of practice!!
     
  16. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Keep it up Steve. Looking good!
     
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  17. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Getting near final mock up for the engine compartment. Wouldn't take long if I could just stick to it...…… but. I plan on having the engine running N/A on a stand and then, (when all's good) I'll add the ProCharger and accessories when fitting it into the car.
     

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  18. blacksleeper

    blacksleeper Well-Known Member

    Steve, just found this thread. Haven’t been on the site much. Car looks fantastic! You really do great work! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your magic.
    Mike
     
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  19. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    FINALLY...…..had a few days to work on the car. After traveling for work, the Nat's, SEMA & the wife losing her job I haven't been in the shop much as of late, except for SRE product.
    This long weekend gave me the opportunity to finish the brake pedal assembly, mount the new master (after building an adapter), make new reservoirs (vs. the plastic ones that came with the master), weld up the swing out/removable door bars, weld up the inner wheel tubs and welded up and clearanced the front fenders. Lots of work and little to show for it all! LOL
     

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  20. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I wish I could hang out at your shop!! I would learn a **** ton
     

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