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Old 11-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #18
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Nice Z!! Although I would probably get nothing accomlished if I had the girls helping pull wrenches!! ................on second thought.......6 hands are better than 2!!
You might want to run that by the wife first
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #19
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You might want to run that by the wife first


I already asked......she won't help me with the car!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #20
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when just one won't do.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #21
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It runs!!! After ordring a carb kit from Quadrajet Parts in the U.S., and trying to figure out how to put it all back together (as usual, I tore everything apart 3 weeks ago while waiting for the kit) it started up right away!

When I bought it, the guy did start it, but ran extremely rough, and it only started once.....then we couldn't get it running again. Towed it onto a trailer and brought it home, with the family helping me unload and push it into the garage. (I have such a great family.....they only laughed at me for the first 5 minutes!! )

I have a little more comfort now knowing I didn't buy a complete piece of S*^T!!!

Runs a little to high on idle, but that will be an easy fix. The engine is burning a bit of oil, but that didn't surprise me....one more thing to source....just need to decide if I'm going to rebuild this one or chose more HP....decisions, decisions!!

Time to load it onto the hoist and start on the suspension, steering, and brakes, and exhaust (depending on if I keep the original 305 or not though).


Anyways, thought I'd throw an update out there!! I'm stoked!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #22
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I took my 305 and put it in the corner of the garage......I'll keep it in case I ever want to put it bake to stock. Got a bit more HP and a new carb dropping in as well
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #24
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Setting up on the rack. Now let's see what I can find underneath!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:19 PM   #25
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That is going to be a fun little project!
I'm looking forward to watching this beauty transform!
Here is "Princess" and if you need any help or someone to bounce ideas off off, contact Bad Z-28.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #26
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Well I have all of the front suspension out! Control arms are out for blasting and just waiting on the new coils, then it can all go back together.


I tried to post pics, but site wouldn't let me add any attachements.... I'll try to post some up later.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #27
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OK, I'll use Photobucket tonight!!











The Upper Control Arms are a pain to get out (especially the driver's side, lowers aren't bad.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #28
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Suspension / steering is all rebuilt or new, got the manifolds out tonight as I am replacing the entire rusted out exhaust.....I really wanted to test run this car to see what kind of shape it's in, but the more I tear into it, the more I want to keep going......now that I have the manifolds out and see what kind of shape it's in behind.....engine swap or engine rebuild...?.....I don't know!!

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #29
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Damn rebuilds suck you in.....looking good!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #30
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I only wish I had a garage as nice setup for working on a car like yours. I just have a plain jane garage... But so far it has gotten the job done...
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #31
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OK, now that I've found Mopac Auto in Calgary we're back on track! Why didn't anyone tell me about these guys before??? LOL! I've been bringing all of my parts up from Summit in the U.S.!!

Just about to tackle the dreaded Sub-frame bushings......
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #32
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Do you know about jb power centre??? They're good too
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #33
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Haven't been to JB in Calgary yet. I've been to the one in Edmonton when I used to live close.

Another option!!

I was looking for bushings and was told to check Mopac, sure enough they had them....along with other goodies!!


Sub-Frame bushings are in, also got both headers in. Man those were a pain!!





Front end is ready to go back in and also finish the exhaust.




Meanwhile outside this one thinks it's getting neglected!!

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:14 AM   #34
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OK, now that I've found Mopac Auto in Calgary we're back on track! Why didn't anyone tell me about these guys before??? LOL! I've been bringing all of my parts up from Summit in the U.S.!!

Just about to tackle the dreaded Sub-frame bushings......
John, where you been hiding? Okotoks or something? LOL LOL

And here I thought EVERYONE knew about MOPAC! Be careful in there. They are magicians. Seem to make your money just disappear!
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