1971 2 Door 70s build

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 30 Apr 2016 19:41

Well haven't had any updates since I'm away from home for work until probably November. Getting retrained in Barrie Ontario so if anyone is around that area let me know! Found out I'll have almost two weeks off between some courses and a show falls right in line so passing on info to my dad so the car will be ready when I get home. Need to get my intake angled to fit the new header (5 degrees sound about right?) And get an exhaust put together. Can't wait to see my girl again

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 11 Jun 2016 07:59

Heard from my dad today that the intake should be done pretty soon, the guy who does machine work back home had a huge order from a local company that pushed back his other customers. My vacation from work starts a day before the biggest show in Atlantic Canada so hoping he can get everything mostly squared away before that. Grand prize this year is a 1967 Malibu SS, everyone who enters has a ballot go into a hat and the draw is made the last day of the show, can't miss out on that!

And also found a new picture of my car i didn't know was out there. I have a new computer background now haha

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby DADZSUN » 14 Jun 2016 18:41

Looking forward to more updates. Don't forget the pickup eh - need updates on that as well.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 10 Jul 2016 13:42

Got home to finally work on the car and got my carb/manifold problem sorted out. Also got the exhaust roughly put into place just need to get some clamps and hangers put in there tomorrow.

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Final thing to get it on the road is a throttle cable. Checked the local large autoparts stores and they had nothing, going to check out the smaller locally owned speed shops tomorrow and hopefully will be driving it around after that.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby defdes » 10 Jul 2016 15:45

The generic Lokar cable kit works well....soon you'll be faster than that dog of yours.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 11 Jul 2016 06:06

defdes wrote:The generic Lokar cable kit works well....soon you'll be faster than that dog of yours.


I actually have one already but it's cut to fit my edelbrock/holley carb setup and is too short for the webers. If i can get it local I'd 100% buy another, just don't want to wait for shipping haha.

And he's not that fast anymore he's retired now haha, spends the majority of the day laying on his bed.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby defdes » 12 Jul 2016 08:48

As he should, those dogs are the SWEETEST animals.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 23 Aug 2016 17:07

Never did update this but got the car running and drove it around for most of my vacation.

Back in Ontario now and missing it like crazy haha. Few pictures from driving it around

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Love the new hood, fits the car much better than the last one i think

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Also picked up a new daily, 2016 Volkswagen Golf R. 300hp/300ft-lbs with awd and a dual clutch transmission is pretty nice, love the spark cut between shifts, keeps the turbo spooled and can cause some pretty mean backfires when on it hard.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 27 Feb 2017 15:11

Well finally settled in the new place and finally have my baby back. First order of business was to swap out the old 13s for a set of SSR MkII's. Running 14x7+0 up front and 14x7.5 -6 out back. Was worried my rears might not fit but turns out my 13s were more aggressive than I was told and they fit they exact same. Only markings on them are 13x7 and was told they were 0 offset but they fit closer to a -10 it seems.

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Up next will be finally picking up an r180 and maybe some brakes at some point.

Maybe even getting the 620 here soon, still deciding what engine I want to put in that. It's great to be back!

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 28 Feb 2017 15:07

Next order of business isn't as cool as bigger brakes or rear coils but it needs to be done all the same. Crossmember and mustache bar bushings are totally shot so ordered a set of both from Whiteline, while I have everything off might as well do the rear control arms so have a set from Energy on the way too. Going to clean up and paint everything while im at it and probably get the exhaust hole enlarged so I'm not rattling my 2 1/4" exhaust against it while idling.

Poor things :(

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby okayfine » 28 Feb 2017 20:53

Def looks like time for new bushings. On the rear a-arm bushings, is your crossmember slotted, or otherwise adjustable? Most versions of adjustable crossmembers won't work with poly a-arm bushings. They'll bind, adding tons of spring rate.

Also looks like you might benefit from a CV axle setup, given the angularity of your half shaft. Any vibrations at speed (buzzy rear view mirror)?

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby TheHeretic » 01 Mar 2017 10:30

Don't make my mistake and do poly on the rear control arms. Put them in the crossmember and mustache bar but NOT in the controls arms. Just put new OEM ones in and you'll be very happy.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 01 Mar 2017 17:41

okayfine wrote:Def looks like time for new bushings. On the rear a-arm bushings, is your crossmember slotted, or otherwise adjustable? Most versions of adjustable crossmembers won't work with poly a-arm bushings. They'll bind, adding tons of spring rate.

Also looks like you might benefit from a CV axle setup, given the angularity of your half shaft. Any vibrations at speed (buzzy rear view mirror)?

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Thanks!

Mine aren't adjustable so hopefully will be fine. And surprisingly don't have any vibrations, a CV kit is definitely something I'd like to pick up in the future though.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Canadian510 » 04 Mar 2017 19:23

Got a good chunk of work done today! Crossmember is out, control arms are off, and diff is out!

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Was expecting everything to put up much more of a fight, only issues I ran into were some seized bolts holding the diff in but with enough persuasion and heat was able to pound them out or grind them flush.

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Tomorrow I'll work at removing the mustache bar from the diff, fitting the stub axles into the r180, and hitting the crossmember with a wire wheel to clean it up. Hopefully find someone local to enlarge the exhaust hole too.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Postby Byron510 » 05 Mar 2017 01:23

Do you need to add any adjustablity with the camber and toe? Now is the best time for it.
I don't mean to hit you with a sales kick, but I can help you out there if you were thinking about it. You have it all apart, seems like as good a time as any.

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