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Mach1Mark's '65 coupe restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Mach1Mark, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Don't worry about him. His car will never see the light of day. He has nothing better to do than deride others that have cars that will :)
     
  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Wrong again, my car actually went outside this weekend. So shut your yaw and go make us some 'samiches.
     
  3. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Rolling (by hand) out of the garage just to say it moved DOES NOT count.


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  4. 6t6red

    6t6red Active Member

    He went vroom vroom as he pushed it out. Does that count.
     
  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Hey, it made it out for a while. That's progress. First time in years.
     
  6. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    I call bullshit without a picture.
     
  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well that would require more effort than satisfying you is worth, skippy. I will remember to snap a few the next time. Shouldn't be too far off.
     
  8. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You mean your fly was open inadvertently????
     
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  9. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    More small projects today. Started the day by installing the fuel line from the carbs to the connection in front of the left front wheel including the pressure gauge and filter. Next I tackled a project Ive dreaded for over a year: connecting the windshield defroster ducts to the plenum. Hard to reach under the dash and tight space. Got the hoses on and secured with zip ties. Secured the plug wire looms to the valve cover tabs w/ screws. They are made to press fit w/ a retainer tab but come off too easily. I lost one of the looms earlier this year. Found it right before I ordered another set !! Also re-routed the plug wires to lay w/o crossing each other. Swapped out one of the power steering hose fittings for a 90 degree and installed them. Major milestone. Problem though is one of the lines is too close to the oil filter and will require removal to change the filter. I may install a 90 degree filter base (or lengthen the hose). I wrapped both sides of the exhaust H-pipe w/ high temp protection wrap to keep heat from affecting the fuel line and heating the fuel on the way to the carbs. Lastly, I re-bent a brake line on the master cylinder that was interfering w/ the valve cover during the motor mount reset. Cut, re-flared and installed.
     

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  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    It's all these little odds and ends that draw the build out. Details make the difference though. Looking really good.
     
  11. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Thanks, Terry. And sometimes when you fix a small problem you create a new problem (power steering hose too close to the oil filter). My Edelbrock fuel filter arrived this week but I am going to install the exhaust system first before I install it. Probably order my A/C system this week now that I have gotten the defroster ducts attached. That leaves installing all the wiring, doing a wheel alignment, adding fluids.
     
  12. David67

    David67 Member

    Be careful of the street fire spark plug wires. I had loads of problems with a miss and I replaced them with a msd cut to fit and it they don't miss.

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  13. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Yeah, I'm short in length on two wires. A couple of inches each. Too late to send'em back. I appreciate the heads-up. I will look into the MSD wires.
     
  14. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today, I secured the H-pipe heat wrap with some stainless screw band clamps and installed the H-pipe in the car.
     

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  15. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    After a break last weekend to attend an MCA National show I was back on task today. The good news is the JBA back half stainless exhaust system I ordered arrived the 29th.
    Prepped the electric fuel pump by installing barbed hose fittings and mounting bracket, removed the hood latch handle to make room for the a/c condensor and installed the bracket between the grill and grill support, attached low pressure return hose to the p/s pump, installed a fuel line clamp to underbody. installed repro muffler hangers and tail pipe hangers and installed the pass side intermediate pipe/muffler/tail pipe. Began test fit of driver side exhaust and need to trim an inch from the end of the H-pipe.
     

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  16. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today, I finished installing the dual exhaust. Will probably adjust the tail pipe mount in the pass side to make both ends locate the same relative to the valance. Fabbed a bracket for the fuel pump, removed the horns and grill support items in preparation for installing the A/C system I ordered yesterday.
     

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  17. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    This week the A/C system I ordered from Old Air Products arrived and I installed the condensor on the radiator support and re-installed the grill support pieces and the horns. I tried to squeeze the elecric fan in as well but there wasnt near the room required. That leaves me with abandoning the electric fan plan and reverting back to a mechanical fan attached to the water pump pulley like the factory did.
    After messing with the brackets I fabbed last week for the fuel pump I determined that they were too short (among other things) and fabbed new brackets. The stock 3/8" fuel line was too long for use with an electric pump so I shortened it and created a fuel line-type flare to assist in keeping the rubber hose from pulling off. Drilled three holes in front of the fuel tank for bolts and wires and installed. Need more 3/8" rubber fuel hose.
     

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  18. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    More small projects today. Installed a starter insulation blanket, installed fuel line insulation sleeve, installed an axle vent tube. Also, began assembling a/c evaporator. Removed carpet and seat mounts to allow fuel line hold-down bracket installation. Re-hung pass side tail pipe bracket to make the pipe ends that same height.
     

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  19. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    A couple more small projects yesterday. modded and installed the throttle linkage and return spring, sealed both ends of the fuel line insulation, installed the speed sensor on the transmisssion and installed an additional bracket to hold the fuel line tight against the underbody.
     

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  20. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today, I continued assembling the A/C system and determined the radiator catch tank will clash with one of the A/C lines. Had to move the tank to the other side of the radiator. Mounted the coil, adjusted the clutch cable after some modding of the clutch end of the cable. Sanded and repainted some areas of the axle housing that had been damaged during initial installation.
     

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