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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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Old 03-03-2013, 04:16 AM   #35
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I see things like that and want to come out and spend my days off with you in your garage! I still love that hoist!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #36
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Are you going to keep the V-6 in it or put a V8 in her? Seeing you are thinking about engine swap, wonder what it would take to put a LS3 in there. That would be a bad ass car.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:18 AM   #37
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Are you going to keep the V-6 in it or put a V8 in her? Seeing you are thinking about engine swap, wonder what it would take to put a LS3 in there. That would be a bad ass car.
It has a V8 in it by looking at the pics, but since its a Berlinetta it should onyl be a 305. The 305 from 78-81 only makes like 140hp lol. The 350 only made 180 in these cars.


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Old 03-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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It's a 305. These had 155 hp in '80, (if it was in a Z it would be the 165hp version). The 350 had a blistering 190 hp!

I'm going to keep this car as original as possible, or at least try to !
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #39
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I see things like that and want to come out and spend my days off with you in your garage! I still love that hoist!


Come on out! Be prepared to put a wrench in you're hand though! LOL!


I have to admit it Tom, the lift is the best tool I own. Makes doing jobs like headers, bushings, suspension.....sooooooo much easier!
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Pulling my 305 out.... Want it for spare parts?
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Come on out! Be prepared to put a wrench in you're hand though! LOL!


I have to admit it Tom, the lift is the best tool I own. Makes doing jobs like headers, bushings, suspension.....sooooooo much easier!
I believe you there, John. Invitation to come out! Keep an eye open. Good chance I'll take you up on that! LOL
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #42
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Pulling my 305 out.... Want it for spare parts?

I think I'll either put a crate engine in, or rebuild kit at the least. I don't think I need anything at the moment Layla, but Thanks for the offer.

I'll let you know if something comes up and I need anything.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #43
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #44
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Front End is all in and back together. Not happy with the result though, coils are stock height and I don't like them at all.

It's very visable now that the rear springs are sagged as need attention! Gotta love these project cars!!












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At least rear springs are easier to do, John!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:30 PM   #46
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At least rear springs are easier to do, John!
Not sure about that, may need to drop the fuel tank to get good access. If I do that, then might as well clean the tank inside and out, probably easier and cheaper to replace it now that I think about it!


I'm not sure about the front though, can't say I've ever cut a coil to lower, but might try it, just to see what happens. Nothing to loose but time into it!
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Cutting coils? Now you have a steering and suspension man shaking his head. LOL LOL
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #48
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Got the exhaust all in....and she runs!!

All I need now is to spend some quality time with the Quadrajet!!

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She's alive! A little fine tuning and it'll sound REAL nice!
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She's alive! A little fine tuning and it'll sound REAL nice!
Thanks Tom! My problem is I don't have a lot of patience for Rochesters! Good carbs, I just have a hard time tuning them.
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