Jon's 1970 never ending project!!!

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    jondebo Veteran Member

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    Need the cover for my 70's wiper motor. Also need the LH & RH cowl vent shut-offs. Anyone have these parts in working order?

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    I may have one of the shut off's not sure which side though.
     
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    Cool! Let me know which side you have, when you know. Appreciate it.
     
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    I found the air duct, I was going to send you a message but on this new system I'm not sure how.
     
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    Finally got it in one piece (more or less) and running. Need to install the exhaust and then work on making it a driver.
     
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    It's been awhile! I had a Holley 650 built with an electric choke and mech. secondaries. Matched to cam profile and vacuum settings. The T56 actually works and the exhaust makes a nice sound when shifting through the gears. 1800 RPM at 75 MPH in 6th gear! Working on completing the body (get all valance bolts in, mount nose piece, bezel & grills, Mirror, bumpers, windows, trim etc.). I had the sway bars & related parts powder-coated. I had some tire rub on the outside edge of my tires when cornering without the front sway bar in. Seems to have tightened it up since installing the front sway bar but still need to check the backspacing on the wheels. New wheels and tires are on the horizon and I need to lower the rear a little. Need to work on the interior lower dash area and plastics . Both windshields need to be reset and I need to install the windows. The front clip could be aligned better (looking at you hood). The list never ends. It's been 20 years since I bought this car and 17 years since it's been in one piece (mostly) and able to drive down the road. It's been awesome taking it out this summer and cruising it!!! I'm recently 40, single and I love revving the engine while playing Whitesnake's "Here I go again" as loudly as possible in my driveway.
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    It's looking great! That has to be a great feeling getting it this far and being able to drive it around too!
     
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    Thanks dude. Feel awesome to drive. Now working on the kinks and creature comforts.
     
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    So, I'm trying to decide to do with my RS grill setup. I have the original bezel. It's in fair condition. Shows some pitting and dings in the chrome finish. Do you think it could withstand powder coating? Was thinking of having it powder coated gloss black. Could also have it chromed. Was planning on priming the grills and then painting them matte black. The cross bar and nose piece are the body color (flake midnight blue) now. I have another new cross bar and was going to paint it Matte black to match the grills. What do you think? What would you do?


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