From a Nova to a Skylark..

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by LSxBody, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. SteeveeDee

    SteeveeDee Orange Acres

    11.7 Volts, your battery is dead! :p Time for the charger.
     
  2. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Yep! Been sitting in the Nova for about 3mo plus a couple bumps of the starter to find switched 12v circuits that deenergize when starting! I work all weekend so hopefully in 2 weeks I can get it on the road. I was really hoping to make the Buick show in Puyallup, Wa but I'll be pulling a 48hr work shift
     
  3. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

  4. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Did a little wiring today! Converted the factory taillights to sequential taillights using the Eddie Motorsports sequential kit. I just had to get a 3 wire socket for the middle lights and do some rewiring! Took about 2 hrs in between beers

     
  5. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    Nice and Nice! I've contemplated converting my tail lights to sequential. I have a second whole rear tail light harness for the car and a spare T-bird sequential box as well as a aftermarket digital replacement unit for the T-bird. Just never sat down and took the time to see if I could get it all to work together. Again, very nice!

     
  6. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    -Thanks! I really like them!! A little slower would be nice but for $25 I can't complain.

    -Upgraded the trans cooler! I have AN lines ran from the trans to the cooler but then I used hose clamps on it because I was too cheap to buy the right cooler when I was younger. I went a little crazy with the AN fittings this time around and used bulkhead connectors to pass through the core support for a clean, finished look. I think it looks great! Also upgrading my 16" electric fan mounted directly to the rad to a shrouded dual speed 16" fan. Hopefully it will arrive by the weekend.


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  7. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Don't mind the chaos that is my garage lol


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  8. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    $25?!?!? How can you go wrong!
     
  9. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Right! I actually ordered two because I thought they were so cheap it must be one single controller haha they come as a pair for $25!
     
  10. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    PM me your address, I'll mail you $25+shipping to send me the other unit!
     
  11. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    I already returned it :( otherwise I would!!
     
  12. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Inner fenders in, throttle cable hooked up, fuel tank swapped, lines ran and pump mounted. Exhaust given the high temp rustoleum treatment and mounted up. I need to mount my fan shroud and electric fan next!


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  13. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Love the progress man!
     
  14. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Fan and shroud are mounted! Used a Summit shroud with a 17" Derale dual speed fan. Plenty of clearance! Still need to finish up the wiring for it. The PCM will control low and high speed.


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    ALSO!!! She's alive!!!! Need to bleed brakes before I can attempt to pull her out of the garage.


     
  15. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    My goal this weekend was to move the Buick out of the garage under her own power! Goal met!! Still have a lot to do to make her road worthy but this is a big step in the right direction!


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  16. SteeveeDee

    SteeveeDee Orange Acres

    Is that top radiator hose for real? :eek: Or is it made in two pieces? Sounds good!
     
  17. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Factory upper radiator hose for the 99+ trucks!
     
  18. LSxBody

    LSxBody Well-Known Member

    Got the sealed battery box mounted! Put in the fuel line brackets and wired up the dual speed fan! [​IMG]


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