69 cat progress

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by racenu, May 21, 2020.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Making good progress on the 69 wildcat, front sway bar and shorty headers giving me some grief but otherwise coming together nicely. The body shop should have had the body done and painted but all the employees took the governments layoff cheques instead of continuing to work.
    Original 430 and trans rebuilt by JW. C/w Stage 1 aluminum ported heads, 4 wheel 14” discs, HD sway bars from PST front and rear, Rear tubular arms from ride tech, custom front tubular arms from “hot rods by dean.

    This was a one owner Canadian low option bench seat car with 100,000 +miles and was relatively rust free as the previous owner was a snow bird with property in a Florida.
    I really just wanted to freshen the drivetrain then decided to do a colour change and it all went sideways from there. 37403830-7FBB-485B-B97C-CB8490F3CCF9.jpeg

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  2. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Funny how that happens.
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  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Looking good Gord..

    Ya... "while I am here"... been there, done that.

  4. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    The good ol' while I'm here snowball gets ya every time. I have a fear that when I pull the engine eventually it will happen to me too:p.
  5. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Finally more progress, 4D348AF6-78D9-4AB4-B8A9-4D1359F6EAFC.jpeg A7CCFDB4-DE5E-4B4F-BAC3-910FB78C958F.jpeg
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  6. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Gapping fenders 87C2FB3B-47A3-4212-B25A-08DE92172832.jpeg
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  7. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Looking good!:cool:
  8. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Body was on a rotisserie, used the 2 post hoist to lift off. It’s heavy and I have no friends lol 01984641-3AC2-41DC-890B-23EC3B8E804C.jpeg 5BA3E5B4-52DC-4332-95F4-40DB28080967.jpeg
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  9. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Looking good!
    The 69s were one of my favourites, I still miss my old one.
  10. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Nice job, I’ve got a 70 Electra that may or may not get this treatment, so Where did you get the shorty headers?
  11. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    TA performance is the only place to get the shorty headers
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  12. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    sweeeeeet, nice job!
  13. Buicksky

    Buicksky Gold Level Contributor

    Looking Good ! Cant wait to see the finished project. I bet that's a great riding car.
  14. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I hope it handles good, I have quick ratio steering box, lowering it and am going to put coilovers on it once I get everything bolted back on and weigh the car. Pricing out a Holley sniper EFI
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  15. BrentDM

    BrentDM Active Member

    That's one interesting project! Nice progress, man.
  16. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, going to relive my youth and drive this one, just not in the snow... 20200626_195059.jpg 20200626_195127.jpg
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  17. BrentDM

    BrentDM Active Member

    Nice vintage photos! I will not ask how old you are.
  18. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    How "it all went sideways" or that "all the employees took the governments layoff cheques instead of continuing to work."

    Or (c): both (a) & (b).
  19. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Even funnier; when they were handing out those cheques they quietly changed the rules for eligibility without telling anyone. Now a lot of them will have to pay it back, - before the end of this year.
    Party's over, fellas!
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  20. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    My 70 Electra 4dr was bought from 2nd owner and it has less than 50k on it but it wasn’t stored in the ideal place but held up pretty nice. Never painted, but windows were left down.

    Addicting:...... this has got to be the 5th time I’ve looked at this thread and I think, I’m going to lift the body off mine now. So what company’s body bushings are you using?

    It’s time to start ordering my parts for the summer adventure.
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