Project Stage2r

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by breakinbuick11, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Redid the Edelbrock finned aluminum valve covers. Still need to polish them. I hope to button up the motor this week and plan on starting it this weekend.
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  2. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    10+ year old gas
    Gas leak
    Vacuum leaks
    Trans fluid leak
    Exhaust leak


    Who cares, it runs!! 60 pounds of oil pressure cold. It’s a low compression ‘73 455 bored .030 over with ‘70 heads.

     
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  3. redsixty9

    redsixty9 Platinum Level Contributor

    Who cares? I care. Best news I've heard in weeks. Thanks for posting something positive with everything that's going on in the world today. Sounds good.:D
     
  4. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Paul!

    I agree, it was much needed and a welcome distraction. It was also the first time my dad worked on this car with me which was a cool experience. Up until this point, we have done every car in tandem. This has been my solo project.

    Hopefully we can get all the pro touring builds together at an event one day.
     
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  5. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    Louie, no autocross. Look me up I'll be there with my yellow X, I'm sure the only pro-touring X there. Looking forward to the Nationals! hope to see you there.
     
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  6. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Unfortunately, we won’t be able to make it this year Fernando. Maybe 2021!
     
  7. redsixty9

    redsixty9 Platinum Level Contributor

    That's great. My father was my teacher when it came to mechanics. His friend Ken VanByssum was my auto body idol. They were great guys and worked at the same Buick dealership. He always helped my friends and I with their cars even though he wasn't into hot rods. That's why I'm building the red car. In memory of my father and brother. Who loved Gran Sports. At least my brother did. It was the 70 Stage1 convertible dad brought home from the dealership that got us hooked. I've had some fast cars and have come around from that to something I could drive everywhere instead of spending large amounts of cash to go fast. I wrecked my last procharged car and my friends all said "I hope you build another Buick". So here I am chasing parts again the same reason I raced other brands. I always think of my father when I'm in the garage. He was proud of me always saying I could build anything. He was the first to take me to the dragstrip. The first to shake his head when I brought another hot rod into the garage. The first to have me start up the cars for my uncles to hear. Cherish the time in your garage with your father not only is it bonding you might learn a thing or two. Enjoy the time with him. They are the best times.
     
  8. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    I had a planned day off and decided to keep it with everything going on. I enjoyed a productive day. It now idles and most of the leaks are fixed.

    I had the girlfriend help bleed the brakes. They still don’t work. Once I get that figured out, I’ll get the car moving under it’s own power and pull it out for a few pictures.

    The lists are dwindling. It was time for a beer.
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  9. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    That thing looks especially bad ass in the beer shot.
     
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  10. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Ha! Thanks. Once the stance is fine tuned I’ll be ecstatic. Back on the ground today. No beer in the photo, but it was consumed behind the camera.
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  11. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    The brakes work! It moved under its own power. Ignore the horrible JEGS tail pipes.
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  12. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    New view. Ran out of the good beer
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  13. redsixty9

    redsixty9 Platinum Level Contributor

    It's better than no beer at all. Cars looking good.:)
     
  14. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Just saw this thread...…. nice work! Love the car, the stance & the color!! My next build will be a good handling road car..... perhaps the 71 wagon I sold years ago. Still sitting in a warehouse just like the day it was put there.....IF he'll sell it back to me! LOL

    Keep up the good work!!
     
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  15. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Paul!

    Thanks Steve! Once we do the big motor I’ll be in touch for an oil pan.
     
  16. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Took a break to start working on the garage, drywall was hung in the late 90s and never finished off. Hope to get back at the car this week after painting.
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  17. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Lol I got into that Michelob stuff too
    Since my new diabetic diagnosis.... well said MUCH better than No beer lol.
     
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  18. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Garage is “done” for now. Also went for my “first ride”



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  19. BuickBullet

    BuickBullet Well-Known Member

  20. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    thanks! The pro touring section has had a lot of progress completed lately with our builds and others lol
     
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