Discussion in 'The "Juice Box"' started by Canadian GS 350, Dec 15, 2019.
By late April, I will have done everything in preparation for the 455 transplant. Goal is high 11’s
Just about have the underside ready to paint - trans tunnel etc. Man this car is so rust free. Still a crappy job laying in your back. Glad when it will be painted, can start putting back together.
Put some type F in the converter and slipped it on.....getting closer
Tunnel, floor and frame and cross member painted finally. Working full time gets in the way!
Sourced a good grade 8 flange bolt from Fastenal....grade 8, will have to be shortened as I didn’t want fully threaded bolts. Oh, there cheap.....like 77 Canadian cents!
Got it in this morning. Quite a job by myself. Wouldn’t recommend this for most people by themselves. Took my time, eventually stacked enough wood etc to get it balanced on my floor jack. Remember, I’m crawling on the floor with car couple feet in the air. Tranny is in!!!!
I did mine on my back in a gravel driveway mostly by myself. Only help I had was my wife pulled the jack forward while I pushed the trans up and in to get it on the dowels. I will NOT do that again, I'll rent a garage Bay for the day if it needs to come out again
Weather sucks here, do does covid 19. In Vancouver we are in social distancing mode, which is like isolation from your friends and family. Glad I have a few car projects. Hooked up accelerator pedal, finished e brake conversion from turbo 350 to turbo 400...replacing that primary E brake
cable with fenders on a car was a pain in the butt...done now. Last step is installing the 3.5 inch aluminum drive shaft. I’ll post pics once installed.
Put the aluminum drive shaft in, fired it up. Finally done!
This project is wrapped up. Now I’m trying to fine tune the governor.