Introduction: Grandma's Apollo

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by ElainesApollo, Feb 6, 2018.


Keep vinyl top or delete?

  1. Keep it, it's factory!

  2. Shave it, too retro for today!

  1. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised he left the original air cleaner after the cam swap and didn't do the usual chrome after market thing.. Good thing that it was a 2 barrel and probably limited him from doing it.;)
    If he did i'm pretty sure that original assembly would have been long lost..
  2. ElainesApollo

    ElainesApollo Member

    Update: Bypassed the NSS, the starter now engages, but I fear the engine is stuck. Best remedies?
  3. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Lot's of patience's.. I would think at least a week of daily spraying into the combustion chambers with a specialized penetrating oil.. Little tiny attempts of turning the crank back and forth with breaking bar after a few days of alot of spraying. Let the experts chime in.. But just warning again to not try starting at all and most likely need to re prime the oil pump.
    I would think some "might" say to pull the heads to get a better look.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  4. ElainesApollo

    ElainesApollo Member

    Pulled the starter, just to make sure it was good, and it was. So, I've poured Marvels into the cylinders, and Seafoam into the intake and crankcase. Now it's a waiting game.
  5. BeatersRus

    BeatersRus Guest

    cool car,any updates on the engine?
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  6. Kwak

    Kwak New Member

    Your not the only Apollo owner in TN. Digging the story. Where you at in TN? Im in Knoxville.
  7. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    I like it, you don't see them around. A cooler version of the Nova......
  8. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

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