70 Stage1 Convertible

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Any chance you could post pics of the fuel lines coming out of the tank and going over to the frame? I'm redoing my '71 fuel system and it would help me do it correctly.
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    71 will probably be different since it has a vapor recovery dealie....but here is what I can get..
     

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  3. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Yes, my '71 does have the 3 vapor lines coming from the tank but, my 3/8" fuel and 1/4" return lines are the same as your 70. Thanks, that helped a lot. But, what is that white "thingy" in the third photo? Is it a fuel filter? Don't both lines coming from the tank go into the frame?
     
  4. GS Spoken Here

    GS Spoken Here Well-Known Member

    I will look at what I have, I am on my 3rd master cylinder in my 68, the one that was on it 10 years ago, was leaking, so I had a reproduction, and the original lid would not fix. That one started leaking and I rebuilt the original. My 69 one with no bleeders, and is a power brake car, I need to keep one with bleeders to rebuild but if I have another I will let you know. Thanks for the info on the one you purchased, it appears no one makes correct with bleeders.
     
  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had no idea there was a bracket for that vent hose.
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I started on the instrument cluster this evening..
     

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  7. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Adam, repop cluster or did you restore an original?
     
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Repop...couldn’t justify the expense and work to restore the old one.
     
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  9. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  10. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Ray,
    these pictures might help. 71 did not have the plastic external vent.
    Nelson


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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Hammer me all you want on the woodgrain, but the font looks good and clear. It fit with just a little trimming. And with it installed in the car, the lack of "realistic" woodgrain appearance will fade. The only section that looks not good is the left side where the headlight and wiper switches are. The other pieces look pretty good, comparing to the original that is in the parts car. It was a toss-up between this new style from CARS, and the ones from Speedway on ebay.

    I had originally wanted to restore one of the good factory clusters we had, but the cost was going to be over double the repro pieces after my time for painting was factored in. This reproduction is a damn nice piece...and I'll probably never bother with an old used one again.

    I still have to dab some white paint on the letter for the left side vent.
     

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  12. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Do any of those "good factory clusters" happen to be a really nice one w/o woodgrain? I need a very nice one for a GS w/a base bench interior that didn't get the woodgrain so looking for one with nice chrome and nice white lettering.
     
  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I think I have one without woodgrain, but the chrome is pretty much gone on it. Both of the other ones I have here are the same way.
     
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  14. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    It looks great all together, Adam. It's true in the big scheme of things it will fade away.
     
  15. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Helps a lot. That's the way my '71 GS looks. And, no plastic vent.
     
  16. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Ray,
    Glad it helped, this is one towards the tank.
    Nelson



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  17. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Adam. Figured it was worth asking.
     
  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I got the header vinyl and all the other trimmings installed this evening..
     

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  19. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    All quiet on the homefront right now. I've started the fun task of stainless polishing. I also dyed some of the interior bits. It's been a rough last several days at work, so I'm really lacking in the motivation category when I get home after 5:30pm. Not to mention I've sweat out every drop of water in my body by the time I have a chance to get in the garage. I have a couple big deliveries coming up in the next several weeks...which will hopefully include an engine, transmission, bumpers, and a bunch of other chromed parts.
     
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