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Old 09-12-2018, 07:50 AM
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Nice. I'm hoping to have my car back this week. With the baby coming in about a month, I needed some help getting some projects wrapped up so I've had a local mechanic working on it. Initial scope was to replace the headers and do the trans swap. Anytime you work on a 50+ year old car though it can turn into a lot more so we've had quite a bit of frustrations and surprises. And we're double the original budget...
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Nice. I'm hoping to have my car back this week. With the baby coming in about a month, I needed some help getting some projects wrapped up so I've had a local mechanic working on it. Initial scope was to replace the headers and do the trans swap. Anytime you work on a 50+ year old car though it can turn into a lot more so we've had quite a bit of frustrations and surprises. And we're double the original budget...
No kidding... seems every bolt or screw I remove i'm finding a lot of other things that need to be addressed.. a simple headlight swap turns out to be a complete grill & bumper mounts rebuild and having a few bolts that I need to cut out

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Old 09-12-2018, 08:12 AM
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No kidding... seems every bolt or screw I remove i'm finding a lot of other things that need to be addressed.. a simple headlight swap turns out to be a complete grill & bumper mounts rebuild and having a few bolts that I need to cut out

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The first set of headers I bought wouldn't fit. Returned and went with mid-lengths instead of long tubes.

New headers still made contact because the '65 Mustangs had a narrower engine bay because of the strut towers. Only fix is adjustable motor mounts ($300).

Went to put the new motor mounts in and the old ones literally fell apart, so it was needed.

Finally got headers in and trans in, but now the driveshaft needs to be cut because the motor moved back 1/2". Also to get the new clutch pedal assembly in, the entire steering column, steering wheel, wiring, etc has to be removed.

My mechanic will have 30 hours in it before it's over.
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Let's see...

The first set of headers I bought wouldn't fit. Returned and went with mid-lengths instead of long tubes.

New headers still made contact because the '65 Mustangs had a narrower engine bay because of the strut towers. Only fix is adjustable motor mounts ($300).

Went to put the new motor mounts in and the old ones literally fell apart, so it was needed.

Finally got headers in and trans in, but now the driveshaft needs to be cut because the motor moved back 1/2". Also to get the new clutch pedal assembly in, the entire steering column, steering wheel, wiring, etc has to be removed.

My mechanic will have 30 hours in it before it's over.
But it's all for fun
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Got the Retro-Electro electric headlight door kit finally done. Wasn't all that bad doing just the kit but, cleaning up all the old wiring, splicing in the new and having to cut out several old bolts and redoing all the bumper mounts.. Turned out to be a pretty big project. Still have a;ll the grill and headlight moldings to install and get lined up but so glad everything worked when I pulled the switch.

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Old 09-13-2018, 07:56 PM
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And I had to take a break from the Camaro to have a new drive "tailgated"... About $500 worth of #4 limestone

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I picked up a 12 bolt rear end to use in my coil over torque arm suspension build and it turns out that it's an original 1968 12 bolt Eaton posi 3:55. Kind of a rare find.. even more rare is that it still has the original 1968 gears and posi unit.. makes it even more rare. In order to do the suspension i'm doing I will have to cut the spring perches off and weld on lower coil over mounting brackets as well as sway bar brackets.
I discussed this on one of the Camaro forums and you would think I was killing they're only child How dare I cut up an original '68 Camaro 12 bolt that is still all original inside and out.. So I told them they could drop a new Strange, Moser or Currie at my door step and they could have this one... No takers. (the last 2 digits are the month and year 6 68, June 1968 )
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Cool find. Eff the purists.
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Got a message from one of the Camaro forum members
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Bentley Blake in Ohio has a 3.55 Camaro 12 bolt that has the spring perches removed. He is interested in trading with you. You can call him at 937 515 3537 or if you want to give me your number I'll pass it on to him. I hope you can work something out.
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Well there you go. Everyone will be happy now.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:13 PM
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Since my filler neck was all boogered up and would not hold a RS cap tight, ,, it had a basic locking gas cap on it.. so I changed everything to a Ridetech Billet Aluminium locking unit

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