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Offline 4speed76

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2011, 04:32:25 PM »
I can't wait to see some pics of the progress.
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2011, 10:43:53 PM »
Nice to hear some progress...any updated pics?
Charlie
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2012, 07:14:42 PM »
Some forard progress. The front clip is off, the engine and transmission are at the rebuilders.





Should I go standard cast exhaust manifold or "chrome" headers?


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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2012, 04:52:06 PM »
Looks like your project is going in the right direction!  Keep up the good work!  Unless you are building a really high HP motor, the consensus on this sight seems to be "factory style headers" which are cast iron manifolds based on Ram Air manifolds.  Ram Air Restoration is generally regarded as the best, but others sell similar ones. 

http://www.ramairrestoration.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=31_2_21

I bought a pair but have not used them yet.  I have put headers in Trans Ams, and it is a PITA, not worth it if your motor doesn't "have" to have it..

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2012, 09:31:03 PM »
The new roof is on!
Transmission rebuilt, and engine apart.
This is taking forever!

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2012, 02:12:15 AM »
hang in there. Shes looking great. Thats a lot of work.
Justin
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2013, 07:19:43 PM »
Well, baby steps. Filler welding and getting much closer to primer. Tranny rebuilt, engine in shop expect it in 2 weeks. New doors also in place. New fenders in primer



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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2013, 02:05:17 AM »
Nice work needs some time  ;D

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2015, 10:23:30 PM »
Well, I switched restoration companies. The first guy did great work, but was way too busy. Have more done in the last 3 weeks that the last 1-2 years. Here is a partial assembly photo.



The excitement returns!
The radiator mount is now off for blasting and priming!

The rebuilt Pontiac 400. I kept it pretty stock, higher compression pistons and a bit better cam.

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2015, 04:06:00 PM »
Great looking engine!
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2016, 04:21:02 AM »
Progress!!!!






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Re: 1977 project
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Re: 1977 project
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2016, 02:53:55 AM »
from what i can see looks like a really nice project. looking forward to watching your progress. update us with info and pics as time goes on. It should make for a great thread as well enjoy watching these cars come back to life.
Thanks
More photos as we start painting this week



The rear glass fits



Rear ended painted and sealed




Even my high school parking pass will be restored and included.
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2016, 06:19:27 PM »
Well the unibody painted, wet sanded and buffed out.