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Life Style / Re: '84 GLI
« on: February 27, 2012, 08:57:31 AM »
Sweet lookin car right there.

Life Style / Re: mah truck
« on: November 18, 2011, 08:22:47 AM »
Nice score on the bed.  Hit us with some more pics when you get it done.

Life Style / Re: mah truck
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:11:22 PM »
Nice.  Lovin it.  You do any more to it?

Life Style / Re: '84 GLI
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:10:20 PM »
Sorry, went AWOL for awhile.  I moved on to a couple other projects, but I still plan on lowering and painting it.

Tech / Re: Lets see some of your past or current projects!
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:07:59 PM »
Here's my latest bout with insanity:  1976 GMC Suburban with a 454!

Life Style / Re: My 65 Panel
« on: December 08, 2010, 10:56:12 AM »
Diggin it.  Wish I could track down a panel for less than an arm and a leg.

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: December 08, 2010, 10:42:03 AM »
Well, the latest update on the Junk Truck......  Built up the 307 on a budget (sort of)....

Parts List:
(prices include shipping)

#416 casting 305 heads: 1.84 intake, 1.5 exhaust, 58cc chamber -- $90
Used Edelbrock 1406 Carb (600 CFM) -- $50
Edelbrock RPM Performer 2101 Intake -- $80
Summit Racing Cam SUM-1103 ( -- $55.00
Summit Racing Hydraulic Lifters (16) ( -- $50
Summit Racing SBC Gasket Set ( -- $30
Partial total: $355

Additional Parts that I used in the swap that aren't necessarily required:

Motor Mounts ( -- $10
Oil Filter Sandwich Adapter ( --$23
Chrome Steel Fuel Line ( -- $20
Main Bearing Set ( -- $30
Rod Bearings ( (8) -- $30
Timing Chain Set -- $20
HEI Distributor -- $80

Grand Total: $568

Cam specs:
Duration at 050 inch Lift      214 int./224 exh.
Advertised Duration      272 int./282 exh.
Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio      0.442 int./0.465 exh.
Lobe Separation (degrees)      112

As built, I calculated the static compression ratio to be 10.5:1 with a dynamic compression ratio of 9.33:1. 
These numbers may not be 100% accurate, but they should be pretty close.

So far it is running great on 93 octane pump gas.

The 307 I was building was using a press fit harmonic balancer with no center crank bolt.  While the motor was out I went ahead and drilled / tapped the hole for the crank bolt (7/16 - 20).  It made installing the balancer a lot easier than hammering it on or trying to locate a special tool.  All of the loaner tools that I could find in chain stores required the tapped crank snout.

I removed the fenders, hood, grill, and core support.  This made the whole process much easier than it would have been otherwise. I pulled the motor without the tranny attached.  Upon re-installation, I found that I needed to
jack up the tail of the transmission in order get the motor to go in.

I am loving the end result.  I do not have any specs yet on actual horsepower or torque, but the seat of the pants results are enough to get 2 thumbs up in my book. It is a huge difference.  The edelbrock is a piece of cake to get setup.

I will be posting pics and hopefully video as well soon.

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: August 09, 2010, 09:20:13 PM »
Yeah, moving slow on this thing.  Ordered a drop in bedliner as a cheap way to avoid messing with the bed.  It's impossible to find them for 67-72 Chevy trucks, so I bought one that is supposed to be close (95-2001 Dodge full size)  Worked out pretty decent, and only 150 bucks.  I also painted the bed sides and put new brake shoes and hardware in the rear.

Life Style / Re: '84 GLI
« on: August 09, 2010, 09:15:14 PM »
Eventuallly I would like to lower it all around and paint it. 

Life Style / '84 GLI
« on: August 09, 2010, 05:48:19 PM »
Here are some pics of my '84 GLI.  Just spent 3 hours cleaning it yesterday.

Art & Graphics / Potential Shop Truck Logo?
« on: July 26, 2010, 08:54:10 AM »
So I threw this shop logo together quick in Illustrator, then p-chopped it onto my truck.  What do you guys think?  I might change Dirty Canasta to Black Canasta.  I'm also thinking I need to come up with a better catch phrase at the bottom.  Any ideas?

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: July 24, 2010, 08:34:01 PM »
Next time i'm in FL  :D

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: July 24, 2010, 06:06:26 PM »
After all the fun.  All that's left on the sides is sand and paint.  Still a lot to do on the inside of the bed.

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: July 19, 2010, 07:44:09 AM »
I started the rust repair on the bedsides.  The sections came out of the donor '71.

Tech / Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: July 13, 2010, 08:27:40 PM »
Been awhile since I have updated the thread.  Got all of the cab work done for the most part, and it's on the road now.  Gave it an interim coat of semigloss black until I can get the bed sides welded.

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