'69 2-door Daily Fun Car

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 12 Dec 2016 03:32

Still sitting on jackstands, but after a year finally have a decent photo for my wallpaper.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 26 Jan 2017 22:40

Finally got the manifold studs I needed. Ordered some a few months ago but was lost or stolen in the mail.

Heres the ones I got - http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/15-8082, couldn't find a reliable source for 4-cyl manifold bolts so got a set from a 6-cyl and got a few backups for my collection.

So now the Carbs and exhaust manifold are in.

Plan is to completely redo the exhaust in 304SS if i can find a reasonable welder here near Portland (since I cannot afford to learn to weld currently) but my budget is low so unsure if that will happen, might just go to the local exhaust shop and have them weld up whatever plumbing pipe they have in back.
Ideally my goal is to keep the same length primary's as stock (2x 1.875") SS into a vibrant 10354 Y Connector. then the rest in 2.25" 304SS; a Thrush glasspack (owned) in the middle, then into a Borla XS muffler (owned) at the end. and weld in my A/F gauge near the front.

But here is the important part (pictures)

when i got the car and today. (still have a mess of wiring to do)
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The Taterhead
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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby The Taterhead » 27 Jan 2017 10:05

Holy cannoli batman. That looks much more better.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 27 Jan 2017 10:23

Looks loads better, glad to see it still has an L series too.
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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby Colbino » 27 Jan 2017 11:06

Looks much better!

Interesting VIN plate location.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 27 Jan 2017 20:37

Here's hoping that i can get it finished before Canby (and i get a day off as well) was hoping to drive it there last year but still had a list of stuff i didnt think about.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 15 Apr 2017 02:45

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Front fuel lines are mostly in, still have to spend the 5-10 minutes :P and figure out how to compress the oetiker clamps. Also have a Holley 1 to 4 Fuel psi pressure regulator on the 3/8 line going back to the tank. Regulator has one inlet and two outlets so hoping to throw a pressure gauge on the top of the second outlet. I can imagine a cleaner setup of fuel lines, but with my limited knowledge this appears to do the job for now. Eventually the idea would be all PTFE fuel lines, and with fancy AN fittings not the AN to hose barb like i am doing since one of the P.O's of the car welded on AN fittings to the carbs

Also not pictured driveshaft is installed along with a new rear seal on the transmission.

Tomorrow (if weather/life permits) i have plans to clean up the backing plates of the rear drums and paint etc. then figure out how to install the brake hardware, slave cylinder, grease etc, and hopefully get closer to having the car rest on its wheels.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby Byron510 » 15 Apr 2017 06:39

Using the oetiker clamps at work on the air lines, I simply used a pair of side cutters and crimped them down evenly on each side. Over a brass barb fitting, these easily held 150 psi for the 13 years I worked in the shop.mif you could find a Coleen way of crimping the same way, it does save you buying the tool.

Great work on the car. I love this machine, it's such a time capsule. Keep up the great work.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby 510wizard » 15 Apr 2017 08:16

To add, Knipex makes pliers for these clamps, played with them at last years SEMA. Probably not worth it for a few clamps, but I like tools!


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