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    Camshaft decision between two cams

    Why waste your time with a FT cam unless you absolutely have to? You mention Brodix heads so I know you can afford a retro roller setup. It's like doing an LS swap but sticking with a TH350. Makes no damn sense.
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    Hahahaha This ain't Union Labor, I'm not going to a shop that provides all that. Four to six thousand I'm okay with. I can foot that no problem, but it does take some funds from my powertrain project. Oh well, gotta pay to play I guess.
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    So basically $4k-$6k... Ouch. Hope you're wrong but will prepare for the worst.
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    I get where you're coming from, I just can't see it taking that long. Even here ( http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/paint-body/1502-how-to-replace-a-first-gen-camaro-roof-upper-deck/ ) they say 9-12 hours is expected. I know it'll take a bit more than that, possibly even up to twice that, but...
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    Ain't no way in hell that should be a 50-60 hr job. I've seen it done in two days, rust elimination and all. Paint wont be cheap but being that I'm only going flat black with about a 10% clear, that shouldn't cost much.
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    Yeah, I figured that but how pricey is the question. Over 5k, under 5k... ?
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    I'm redoing the wiring right now so she's not even in running condition, so taking it in isn't really an option for me right now. That's why I was hoping for some possible figures on here haha Thanks
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    Going rate in CA to re-skin the roof on my '69 Camaro?

    The vinyl top has done a number on my roof and just below the trim line in the back. Needs to be re-skinned and the upper portions of the rear quarters - by the windows - need be be replaced as well. What's the going rate for this kind of work at most shops? Not sure what I want to do paint wise...
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    Knocking noise at idle, subsides with increased RPM.

    Okay, solved the noise problem. The torque converter bolts had not fallen out but they were damn near about to, so that's one problem down. Now to figure out the transmission issue. Thanks for the help guys.
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    Knocking noise at idle, subsides with increased RPM.

    Let's say it's not the detached flexplate/TC issue, what else could it be?
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    Knocking noise at idle, subsides with increased RPM.

    Flexplate detachment was a thought of mine as well, and it would explain ALL of the symptoms. And no, the fuel was fresh.
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    Knocking noise at idle, subsides with increased RPM.

    TH350. Definitely not the exhaust, it's something in the driveline/powertrain that's causing the noise, no doubt about that. I'll check the shift linkage as soon as I get my jack back.
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    Knocking noise at idle, subsides with increased RPM.

    The engine idles and revs smoothly with no stuttering, unusual vibration, or fluctuation. The oil is clean and the oil pressure is good. The sound seems to be coming from the bellhousing. The trans fluid is clean but will not go into gear, not even with revving. This is a sudden thing as it was...
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    Gev VI 454 build... Can it handle it?

    No boost, no juice, and STREET/strip. I'll keep my eye out for a forged Gen VI crank.
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    Gev VI 454 build... Can it handle it?

    Yeah, I'm just going off of what I've seen so far with the pistons in the block. With the pistons at BDC the bores are near perfect and give me no reason to believe it needs to go .030" over. But yeah, if I find anything "off" when I completely disassemble it and check everything I'll make...




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