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  1. #51
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    I am enjoying this, gona have to get a soda and popcorn. Keep the pictures coming. Nice car Jim!

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    First off,

    A lot of these pictures were taken in progress, so minor assembly details were refined as the project continued.

    Let's move on with some interior and Engine pictures
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  3. #53
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    Dash
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  4. #54
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    Why is it every time people take pics of da interior...that darn wheel is crooked......is this one lop-sided????
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    Consolette and Storage console
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    Since I just started on my non-ac conv....do they use different vents....I don't see "on off" on the driver's side vent. Just wondering since I have no car to use as a reference......darn FL cars all have AC.
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  7. #57
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    George,

    Without checking the parts books, and just going from recollection, I do believe that all non-AC 70's don't have vents that you can shut off at the dash. I assume because they have the controls down in the kick panel for the vents.
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  8. #58
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    Engine 1

    Numbers match, date code matching, built to factory specs.
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    Engine LH
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    STG 1 carb
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  11. #61
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    Hey Jim, what is that solenoid lookin' thing at the front with the 2 red wires? My new 70 "cat (all numbers matching, inc. the 7040240) has the wiring plug but not the device into which it should plug!


    ?

    Frank
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    its the tcs solenoid (transmission controlled spark)
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    Yes, that TCS is a common item to be missing....was a good idea but I don't know if that really worked well. Here is a pic of one, close up.
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    The hose fittings like to break off.

    Jims - the car is absolutely gorgeous!
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    Hmmm, anyone know why this thread has not received 4-5 stars and made a "sticky?"
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    Is that a hint, George?
    Adam Martin
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    Wow, nothing gets past you!
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    Pretty soon, the whole first page of the Bench will be stickys.
    Adam Martin
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    Well, if it comes to that point....the powers that be....should great a new section such as V8Buick Bench Favorites or a similar title.
    George Nenadovich
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    Man, you guys went NUTS with this car.


















    And I mean that in a good way.
    - Nick
    - the family project: '70 Skylark Custom convertible, 455, 200-4r

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    Quote Originally Posted by GStage1
    Yes, that TCS is a common item to be missing....was a good idea but I don't know if that really worked well. Here is a pic of one, close up.
    Have you ever noticed that the correct Muncie 4 speed has its own switch for that TCS function scewed into the side whose activation is dependent on the gear lever position. We had to hunt a NOS switch down from a Cal. supplier of NOS parts.

    When you see this car assembled it looks so easy you would think that you can just knock it out in a few weeks. Besides we all know you can completely diassembled these cars in a couple of days.
    Jim Lore
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmoses
    Nice work JW and crew!
    Congratulations Jim.
    It boggles the mind to try and comprehend the amount of time(not to mention the money), spent doing all the research, gathering parts/supplies and doing the actual labor to complete this project.


    Bert

    Bert what you say is true with the exception of the funds. I kept, and decided to cash in, the complimentary resto coupon I got from Tri-Shield way back when I joined the V8 Board. Plus what I liked is I had two coupons (because I was able to get George's ) and they did not keep the cars very long. They knew I needed some instant gratification at this point in life and the last thing I wanted was to have a car in resto for several years as is typical.
    Jim Lore
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    Jim(s), Any idea how long it took one of these beauties to come down the assembly line from start to roll off? When I worked in assembly at Hydra-matic I seem to remember the 400 tranny taking roughly less than 20 minutes from bare case to test room. I'm sure a complete car was much longer but just curious as to actual build time at the factory.
    Eddie Culp
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    71 GSX 350 auto (clone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylarkroost
    Jim(s), Any idea how long it took one of these beauties to come down the assembly line from start to roll off? When I worked in assembly at Hydra-matic I seem to remember the 400 tranny taking roughly less than 20 minutes from bare case to test room. I'm sure a complete car was much longer but just curious as to actual build time at the factory.
    Rather than misquoting it JW can tell you the GM measurement of assembly time in man hours. I suspect the car went though the line, not counting Fisher, in less than a day.
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    Those TCS switches work best when disconnected.
    Dave, Seeing Yellow
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    Now have real 70 GSX 4 Speed QQ

 

 
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