540 Big Block 81 Camaro build

Mike Busutil

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Oct 16, 2010
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Yuma Arizona
The driver and passenger doors were installed. Followed by the inner fenders and outer fenders getting cut in and painted then installed. This allowed us to set the proper gaps between the doors & fenders and ensure the core support was straight and properly aligned.

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Mike Busutil

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Oct 16, 2010
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Yuma Arizona
The 3" cowl hood was then fit and aligned. Since it is fiberglass I had to use softer hood springs. (Photos are before the hood was bolted on and aligned)

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Mike Busutil

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Oct 16, 2010
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Yuma Arizona
Today we completed running the brake lines to all four wheels and bled them. I also installed a new throttle linkage and will be installing the fuel line, fuel filter and fuel pump next.

I also ordered my new steering wheel which should be the last part required to actually drive the Camaro.

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legierk

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Jun 11, 2014
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Waskom, TX
Went back reading Mike. Great progress. Going to cut my trans tunnel tomorrow. Not excited about it. Might do it the way you did. I have 1" dropped bushings, so I KNOW I will hit the tunnel. Didn't even consider the thought of having an access panel for future service/inspection/changes. Good thinking. Did you use some seam sealer or silicon under the sheet metal?

Did you ever do the 2 x PCV valve setup? Just curious. You will get better ring seal that way.
 

Mike Busutil

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Oct 16, 2010
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Yuma Arizona
Thanks.

Yes I used some RTV silicone to help keep any possible water coming up from the bottom.

I have not done the 2x PCV valves but that's because I have been busy with other parts of the car.

The Camaro has not been wired to run or the fuel line ran from the tank. Now I am at that point I will consider the 2x PCV valves.
 

Mike Busutil

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Oct 16, 2010
629
Yuma Arizona
New Vintage Air Climate control system is mounted and the lines are ran to the condenser.
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New turn signal switch
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New door locks
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New ignition switch
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New ignition & keys
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New steering shaft
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