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  1. #26
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Looking real good.
    Cant wait to see it put together and running.
    Keep it up.
    William
    1966 Wildcat


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  2. #27
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Sweet! Looks great. Super eager to see pics of the assembled car!

  3. #28
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Cool, what is the paint called?
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76 View Post
    Cool, what is the paint called?
    It is one of the Eastwood paints. It is called 'Tunnel Ram Gray'.
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker14bs View Post
    It is one of the Eastwood paints. It is called 'Tunnel Ram Gray'.
    Looks great! I am going witha Shadow Grey, should be cool!
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  6. #31
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    A few more pics....



    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Wow! Can you paint mine next!

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Any news?

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Not really. Been working on getting the interior together and building a center console for the car. Wasted a bunch of time this weekend fixing a bad plumbers fix on my water line. He decided to chop through the sprinkler system with his little back hoe and then just bury all the broken pipes. I had a nice geyser in my front yard when I went to test it out for the first time this spring. Not everyone takes pride in their work unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justa350 View Post
    Any news?
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

  10. #35
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Finally back to working on the car. Had a bit of a mishap with testing to see how far I could bend my ankle.....It's hard to move around in the garage with a walking boot, but it is finally gone and work is progressing....

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    Opened up the intake for the adapter. I decided to leave the center divider in. I also opened up the spacer to match and left the divider in that. A few sawzall blades and a lot of hours of cutting and grinding. I used JB weld to fill in the divider and then sanded it flush.

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    Also got the turbos bolted up. I must admit...I wasn't sure if the manifolds were going to fit, but they do.

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    Why did I paint the engine blue instead of Buick Red??? I just liked the blue color.

    Also started on the downpipes. Using 3" pipe. Here is the passenger side pipe. The drivers side is going to be tight. Will finish that tomorrow.

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    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Nice work so far, have to keep watching
    Craig
    71 GS 455 503 HP (flywheel)
    Best ET - 11.770 @112 mph,
    Best 60' - 1.583 60' on slicks w/ 3.55 rear

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Tomorrow's plan is to finish the downpipes and run the fuel lines. A few questions....

    What did others use for the supply and return lines for the oil system?

    Do you use any sealing (teflon tape, paste) on the fuel fittings? I am using aluminum -8AN fittings for most of it.
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker14bs View Post
    Tomorrow's plan is to finish the downpipes and run the fuel lines. A few questions....

    What did others use for the supply and return lines for the oil system?

    Do you use any sealing (teflon tape, paste) on the fuel fittings? I am using aluminum -8AN fittings for most of it.

    I use Permatex high temp thread Thread Sealant, I used to use the teflon tape till I had some clog up my carb and cause an issue.

    Here are pics of What Jay did... Oversized drain lines but it works:

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ndy&highlight=
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76 View Post
    I use Permatex high temp thread Thread Sealant, I used to use the teflon tape till I had some clog up my carb and cause an issue.

    Here are pics of What Jay did... Oversized drain lines but it works:

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ndy&highlight=

    I decided to use the idea that bigger is better like Jay.... I had some extra 3" mandrel bend exhaust from the downpipes I am using for my oil return. Anyone know of a 3" to 5/8" reducer?


    Real question.....

    I am trying to figure out a good spot for the aeromotive fuel pump. Does it need to be at a certain height in relation to the tank? How about how close inline should it be to the pick up? I was thinking of putting it in the frame just in front of the rear tires, but wasn't sure if this was too far away from the pick up or not.
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker14bs View Post
    I decided to use the idea that bigger is better like Jay.... I had some extra 3" mandrel bend exhaust from the downpipes I am using for my oil return. Anyone know of a 3" to 5/8" reducer?


    Real question.....

    I am trying to figure out a good spot for the aeromotive fuel pump. Does it need to be at a certain height in relation to the tank? How about how close inline should it be to the pick up? I was thinking of putting it in the frame just in front of the rear tires, but wasn't sure if this was too far away from the pick up or not.
    LOL, I almost passed out when I read your first post LOL!!

    From what I know: The A1000 pump (same as what I am using) is good to supply up to 1200 HP using a carb although keep in mind that you will need both large feed and return lines or else it will not work right. As far as I can tell these pumps are meant to be "pushers" and not "pullers" so you need to have a "head" of pressure at the pump which will keep them supplied with fuel at all times. I am adding a sump like this.

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Jegster/550/40793/10002/-1
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  16. #41
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    The A1000 needs to be at or below tank bottom, and not forward of the tank or it will be fighting g's on acceleration. You don't want to restrict the feed hose at all, but going to a -8an or 1/2" feed and return on the outlet side is fine. Any restriction on the inlet side will pull vacuum in the pump and it will chew itself up from the inside.

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Apparently if you order an "oil gasket set", it only comes with the oil pan gasket and not the oil pickup tube gasket as well. I assumed a set included both. I do have an extra gasket from the turbo oil intake port that seems to be the same size as the oil pickup tube...Any problem using that? What gasket material does the oil pickup tube use?
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    i used an aluminum plate that attaches to the rear bumber tab and mounted the pump and the pre filter to the plate,i have a sumped tank with a -10 line into the filter/pump assembly that feeds a 13202 retern reg with a -12 line back to the tank. this gets the pump out of sight from the back of the car.
    Adam
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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Any luck?

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    The only thing keeping me from turning the key and hearing it run is working out the new power steering and alternator brackets. The AC bracket where the alternator use to be was easy to fab, but I am having problems getting the power steering pump and alternator to "stack" on the left side of the engine. I starting to think to just swap it to a manual steering box and be done with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justa350 View Post
    Any luck?
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    I bagged my power steering for weight and tidiness. Never have missed it. A little tougher to turn sharp without the car moving much, but no big deal. I am running very skinny fronts though. I know the later power steering pump clears the turbo kit. Maybe plumb one of those in?

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Going through my checklist to tie off all of the ends before I fire it up. A couple of things I seem to have overlooked are....
    1) What mods need to be done to the distributer? I am running a stuck distributer with mechanical and vaccum advance and pertronix III module.
    2) What needs to be done to the vaccum port that goes to the transmission?

    Any info would be appreciated.
    - Brennan

    1969 Buick Skylark Custom
    Work in progress - 13 years and counting, but I'm getting close!
    Texas

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Nothing needs to be done to the distributor, but it will run best with the mechanical advance limited so you can have total around 28*, but still have decent initial. Many folks just lock the distributor at 28* and add vacuum advance for part throttle timing. I put a check valve on my vacuum modulator line to the trans, but ran it for years without. Not sure how much it matters for low boost.

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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Brennan
    It's Mike K

    You pm'd me about the aftermarket A/C. What an awsome car. Looks like it will be a killer. I wish I was as talented and as hands on as you are. I will keep track of your work and maybe pick up a thing or two.

    Thanx for the reading enjoyment and the pics
    Mike



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    Default Re: 69' Banshee Build

    Link to some of the things on my build. http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ess&highlight= The fuel system now has a couple of thousand miles on it and works great. My SX pump is pretty much the same as the A1000.
    Doug Gorton
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