69 Motion Equipped Resto

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Duane, May 25, 2018.

  1. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  2. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    The normal tee's we have in parts stores here are just a plain block that really look bad. I like how his has the rounded piece on the ends.The Sun gauges take a special(kind of their own) sender.People who have the Sun ones for sale ask $150-$250 for them...Seriously..
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  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    He ordered the "tee" from Parker Fluids and Hydraulics. He said they have all kinds of different brass fittings, and the water temp sending unit was ordered from his jobber. He said it was a standard AC-Delco unit.

    If this is for the Sun Gauge I think he was going to see how it read against another gauge and go from there.
  4. Duane

    Duane Member

    Nick just got the radiator back from getting it re-cored and is getting ready to paint it.

    The last pic shows a close up of the original tag and hose clip. A pair of original trans cooler "plugs" will also be installed.

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  5. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Oh...good move soldering the tag and clip on it, Duane! I knew there was good stuff in those boxes of Nick's. I'm surprised Jason couldn't smell that stuff from LI.
  6. Duane

    Duane Member

    The radiator came from Jimmy and was set aside for the car. It may have been the original rad but not sure of that. Jim had a few "SJ" rads there so I picked the one out with the best tanks. I had the original tag, clip, and trans plugs.
    Yeah I saw the pieces were soldered on. I would bet Nick has that done so they stay there. They are just too hard to find today.
    They all should have been done that way.

    PS. Now we know the "limit" to Jason's nose. It won't reach all the way to PA or South Jersey.:D:D:D
  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    These 2 adds were also in an April 1970 magazine that Jimmy saved with his Motion info. The Thrush mufflers were priced at $6.98 each.

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  8. Duane

    Duane Member

    Here are today's pics. Nick has the radiator and fan all installed now. When I gave him the radiator cover it was in nice shape but was all grungy and had been spray bombed with black paint. It sure looks good now.

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  9. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    How did he make the fan shroud and radiator cover look so nice..... Everything looks amazing....
    If it weren't freezing out in my garage I would be detailing my GS.....this thread is motivational.
  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. Inquiring minds....
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  11. Duane

    Duane Member

    Man you guys want all the secrets don't you.
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  12. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    You don't have to thank me, but you have to pay me.
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  13. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I sure hope we get a video when you fire it up!
  14. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Nick put a video on facebook today of the engine running open headers.
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  15. Duane

    Duane Member

    Nick sent me the video as well, but I don't know how to load it here. If someone wants to give me their e-mail address and post the video here, I can send the file from my phone.

    Or can it be linked to facebook?

    Also, as far as the fan shroud etc., Nick had his engine builder put them in his jet spray washer. It is what he uses to clean up engine blocks etc. Between the jet spray and the mild caustic solution in the water, it takes off all the paint and really cleans up the plastic pieces.:D:D:D
  16. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Duane, send me the video and I'll upload it on Youtube. That way, everyone can see it. Can you e mail it?
  17. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Got the video from Nick, Idle is a bit choppy with the 930 carburetor. Nick is going to use the 850 from the Dyno.

  18. Duane

    Duane Member

    Nick sent some pics from today. He put a driveshaft in so he can get it on and off the trailer easier.

    The pics are of the car outside his house garage, and it's ready to go to the shop for hood assembly, finish panel fit, and paint striping. The last 2 pics show the installed Phase III ignition. I had to fabricate a few pieces, but it turned out nice. All it needs is the decal put on and it's done.

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  19. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Duane, looks great, where's the Phaze III decal for the CD?
  20. Duane

    Duane Member

    Nick has it up there somewhere. It just hasn't made it on the car yet. I don't think he has put any of the frame/spring/sway bar decals on yet. I don't think the decal on the rear pumpkin is there either. I guess he is going to do all that after the car is done.
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