Wildcat Challenge!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by SpecialWagon65, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    John.....me and my 'Cat will be with you during the upcoming Beach Hop...in spirit :beers2:

    Peace WildBill
     
  2. 65Lesabre

    65Lesabre Well-Known Member

    WildBill...

    Are those custom headers, inorder to clear the draglink?

    Tom:TU:
     
  3. oldrocka

    oldrocka John


    I will think of you and Ted :)beers2: ) when I am watching Al & The Wildkatz playing, they are a real cool band. :beers2:
     
  4. Wildcat__65

    Wildcat__65 senior moment

    We are thinking of you down there, terrible news about the 'quake...
    :beers2:
     
  5. oldrocka

    oldrocka John


    Thanks Ted,

    71 confirmed dead so far but it is expected to go a lot higher, there are still about 300 people missing.

    To top it off some lo-life has burgled a victims home.
     
  6. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    John......hang in there my friend....and carry on......there are people following you.....

    Here's a few pictures of the header seal up.....after input from V8Buick members i decided to used the Fel-Pro metal/composite? stock manifold gaskets with some Permetex ULTRA-Copper RTV style sealant.........

    I used Chevy 1" ARP stainless 12pt header bolts.......bought a Sears "Gear Drive" wrench thinking it would help.....no help at all....took it back the next day.Had to "thin down" the box end on a wrench i already had in the tool box....it worked perfect.That wrench will reside in the console from now on :grin:

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    Tried to lay down a nice even layer on each side of the gasket......then let them hang and set up for about an hour.......slid them in and every thing tightened up perfect :TU:

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    Clearance on passenger side is 1/4"....less on drivers side :(

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    I'll let the headers "clearance" themselves but here's the way it sits right now......

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    Checked the Air cleaner clearance and it still looks good......

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    more soon.......


    Peace WildBill
     
  7. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    GSCA Club repo MT headers......re-worked to clear the draglink but also the steering box on the the drivers side......:pp

    I see you have a 455 in a 65 LeSabre......you running headers ?


    Peace WildBill
     
  8. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?


    John.....send me your address.....i have something that i want to send you and hopefully it will get there before the Beach Hop.

    Peace WildBill
     
  9. oldrocka

    oldrocka John


    Thanks Bill, PM sent.
     
  10. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster



    How is she coming along Bill?? Those of us with a soft spot for GS Wildcats notice it's been almost 2 months since this thread has been updated with pics of the front clip installed.:TU:
     
  11. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

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  12. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    There will be a WHOLE LOT of pictures and info on the completion of *****'s build coming very soon :TU:

    Here's the custom 54 1/2"....3 inch diameter driveshaft that i used.....it fit perfect........

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    Peace WildBill
     
  13. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Bill,

    It looks like you're running staggered sized tires on your blue cat, what size rims are those, and what size tires?


    Thanks!
     
  14. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Kimson.......stock 15x6's on the front and stock 15x7's on the rear with a 1 inch spacer.........

    Peace WildBill
     
  15. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Cool. and tire size?
     
  16. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Kimson.......i run 275 60's on the rear and 235 70's on the front.


    Peace WildBill
     
  17. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Where do those two hoses go that come out at the corner? On my tank they're about a foot long and folded over, and that's it. ???
     
  18. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Those are the tank vent hoses.....they are strapped to the body and go up to the top of the rear axle arch.Very important that they are mounted correctly in the stock location :Smarty:

    Your current carb problems may be because these hoses are closed off and you probably have a non-vented gas tank cap so a vacuum is being created by the fuel pump....just a thought.

    Peace WildBill
     
  19. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Getting close to mounting the core support and radiator and hooking up everything and firing up the motor :pp

    As it stands now.......
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    And from the top :TU:

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    Peace WildBill
     
  20. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Looking good!!!
     

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