72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Loaded and ready to go
     

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  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    What is that white stuff?

    P.S.--you did a great job in record time.
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Snowed like 8” and stopped about noon today
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Good job Adam, in good time as Jim said. It looks great. Have a safe trip. Don't forget to put some black tape over the tach hole!
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    So is that it?? Or is it coming back to finish up the loose ends?
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Lots of loose ends to tie up. We went 100 mph today and managed to get out of town at 530 or 6. Pit stop now....next stop Rosemont
     
  7. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Great job Adam!!!!!!!!

    You have accomplished what other shops could not have done in the deadline time.
     
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  8. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Adam great job most shops. Would have 20 guys behind the scenes you only had your wife
    See you soon
    Hope you have enough energy to hang out
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Here’s a crappy video of it running, but listen to that cam! :cool:

     
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  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is amazing! I'm glad I could contribute - even if it was in small capacity.

    Congrats and enjoy MCACN. Make sure to take plenty of pictures.
     
  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yardley the detail master at work
     

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  12. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Wow, it looks like a different color under that light. How did you get that tach on there? You had guys working on it in the trailer while you were driving? That's a good crew you got there!
     
  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I literally painted the tach 10 minutes before we left. I tossed it in my back seat in the truck to dry on the way here. Installed this morning after we parked
     
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  14. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Just make sure he details the car before he starts vaping :D
     
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  15. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    What a beautiful car. Simply amazing.

    I would prefer to see a GSX owner waxing a Riviera, but that's just me.:D
     
  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    What a weekend...

    Lots of great feedback on the 72 at the show! The lighting made the color look really dark...and the stripes look a touch flatter than I initially thought they would. I have lots of little loose ends to tie up after our thrash party on Wednesday and Thursday. After puncturing radiator #2 while drilling for spoiler bolt holes, I was able to repair that. Heater core is bad though, so I will need to find another one. Do they make these new?

    Several issues with electrical items need attention. Gauges, power windows, switches, etc. The headlights and horn work though! Fuel gauge reads full.

    Going to need to find a pair of 72 hood scoop grilles.

    Need to detail the rear end and control arms. Other than that, the underside of the car will remain with the Canadian undercoating.

    Mike got the car back to my place this afternoon, and then he was back on the road headed West once we got the 71 X reloaded.

    I'm pretty tired.
     

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  17. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Couple shots from the show that have better color.

    I think I have pinpointed that the heater core leak is coming from a small crack in the pipe coming out of the firewall, right at the edge of the firewall itself. I may try to solder that before I end up blowing apart half the car to replace it.
     

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  19. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    And another
     

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  20. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Awesome job Adam , the car showed very well even with Yardly buffing it
     

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