Project Stage2r

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by breakinbuick11, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Keep on it man!
     
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  2. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    I love the color
     
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  3. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Got the trans in tonight. Drive shaft and starting the front accessories tomorrow
     
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  4. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Whenever I get stuck at a portion of a project on the car, I like to switch gears and focus on small part restoration. It’s usually the quickest way to instant satisfaction.
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  5. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Aluminum radiator installed
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  6. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    That is super snazzy! What brand of radiator did you go with? It looks like a great fit!
     
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  7. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Looks like the fan may be too far forward into shroud. 1/2 in, 1/2 out is the general rule....Jim
     
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  8. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Darron, I used a champion brand called American Eagle. This rad was brought up several times on the board as being a cost effective but good quality piece:
    https://www.championradiators.com/product/AE161

    Agreed Jim, but I don’t think there’s is a solution right now. I’m using a short water pump with the correct ‘70 pulleys. Hopefully it will be fine with everything being brand new.
     
  9. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Can you trim the shroud?
    It may not be an issue, but I imagine your not going to take it easy on this car, being purpose built. Jim
     
  10. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    A common theme with my projects is that they always get delayed. Here are the most recent pictures. Building cars that are “not stock” is fun, but the little nuances of getting everything to line up is a PITA. This project will be going on hold until fall. I am closing on my first house next week that has a nice 25x32 detached shop. I’ll be in home improvement and move in mode for the foreseeable future. I need to bleed the brakes and get fluids in everything, but it is really close to firing off.

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  11. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Nice, congrats on your purchase of a new garage. Oh , and the house too!
    Good luck with the move......Jim
     
  12. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    great job! I love the car has no emblems, very clean look. Awesome, sure be nice to have all the PT Buicks in one place at the same time event.
     
  13. pbulski

    pbulski Well-Known Member

    Count me in! Although to be honest I kinda like being the only Buick in a sea of Chevelles and Camaros. All great cars and impressive builds, but no thanks, not for me.

    For those in the Milwaukee area, tomorrow (Sat 8/10) is the Cream City All-Buick show at Matty's Bar & Grill in New Berlin. Hope to see some of the local guys
     
  14. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Jim. I don’t even tell people about the house!

    That would be a great time. I think they did an autocross at the GS nats a couple of years ago. Not sure how popular it was though?
     

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