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I'm taking mine out to have a stainless system done. Probably flatbed it out there but to drive it out there with 4' of pipe attached to each manifold wouldn't be a first. I did open headers for about 15 miles once.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-April-2017 at 6:37PM
304 grade or 409?
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Dunno yet. So far away from there.
Round two with the two dash cracks went well I think. Time will tell

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Just glued the last of the dash cracks. Now I just have to wait for the adhesive to set up.

I did learn that the easiest way to remove the glove box is through the gauge cluster opening.

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I found there was no longer a seal (if there ever was one) between the defroster duct and the main plenum. If you really want a challenge try it with the dash still in the car. I had to run an additional and thinner two inch section on the right side because a bit of warping. Almost as much fun as epoxying the cracks in the dash.

Both projects have one thing in common, they're both done. Time to get back to making progress the clock is running on spring.






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IIRC there should be a maybe 3/4" thick foam ring there?
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:


IIRC there should be a maybe 3/4" thick foam ring there?


There was a bit of a gap there when I had the nuts off of the main plenum on the firewall side. It's been that way since I painted the fire wall. I noticed it while I was vacuuming and wiping down inside the dash.
There's a ridge around the base of the defroster duct that looked like there might have been a seal there at one time.
A real PITA to get that rubber foam weather stripping in there but it's sealed up good now.
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Been making some headway as of late. The steering column is back in and the gauge cluster is cleaned up. I got the power booster painted and ready to go. The front brakes are the only hold up to putting in the driveshaft.
Question. Do you have to pull out the main housing to replace the heater core or can it be split in the car?
As luck would have it volume 3 is at home.

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in the above pic it looks like you have a non-a/c box? if so yes the core goes in from the back of the box, but box drops out fairly well Wink
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The engine compartment is starting to get a bit crowded but the booster came out decent.





I decided to soak the proportioning valve so I wound up using a combination of old fittings with crimped lines and clay to keep the evaporust out of the switch and the one port.




I'm fairly sure the book would call to remove the clutch rod. I really hate this nut right here.

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Took another 4 day weekend to put time in and finally get the brakes squared away. The drain in the kitchen sink had other plans............
I did manage to split time today and got the proportioning valve installed and the master cylinder is painted. I know brake fluid can kill the paint but I'm hoping the catalyzed clearcoat will at least buy me time to wipe off any brake fluid before wiping it out.
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