JRANGER

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  1. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    well intake and carb are mounted. Figured out the kickdown but going to need to modify the throttle bracket. Its too fast towards the middle and high Damn weinand 7515... Also it took me awhile to realize i had a throttle cable and a kickdown rod. Thought the rod was the throttle. lol Damn newer old cars
  2. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Well i got it done! Friday i ran all the pipe and it took multiple trips to Lowes...I used a saw zaw and removed all the pipe. Of course at the end it had a 5" to 4" adapter which i dont even know where you find. So i had to cut it off and use a 4" to 4" furnco. Added a clean out etc. I also did buy metal strap and cement screws because there was areas hovering above solid ground and i wanted to be safe. I did pack dirt under it. I used a small block of wood to keep packing it under from each side . Then i filled it all but im waiting on it to rain to compact it down more. Then ill get the good old garden rake out and level it out more... Then monday i installed my Intake Manifold on the 73. So its in place and well hopefully the gasket stayed in place. lol
  3. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    yeah def had to dig out the first half by hand regardless but im cheap and didnt want to spend the $400. It took me about 3 hours to get the main digging done. Then a couple more to clear it out more...This also included removing a small tree which was a gaint pain, dealing with a bunch of other roots, and finding a towel about a foot below some bricks which I was somewhat terrified about thinking was about to dig up a animal corpse. Ill be removing the pipe and replacing it Friday as long as the weather holds
  4. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    i used a couple shovels and a little gardening hand tool for areas of concern like around the gas meter. 28 foot later.....Yeah....Im sore
  5. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    that trench shovel would be handy especially between the gas meter and house. Going to have to grab one of those
  6. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    the roller coaster of emotions ive been going through has not been fun. The washer was actually not broke...Well not as broke as i thought.,..However my PLUMBING is!!! To make it worse i have Orangeburg pipe and at one point they told me $8k to fix my pluming after i dug 6 foot or so up and that it would have to be replaced to the street. After further inspection they said $5600....Then we ran a camera and the orangeburg is actually not completely garage so i can patch it and function for a time. The ebbest news came that it appears to only be 20 foot worth of it and turns, goes under the addition into some other pipe and then into my backyard. So i am going to patch it for $50 myself and start digging as i need to replace the 20 foot before it goes bad. Which for the 20 foot they said $1500 but yeah im cheap, im capable, and i live alone so i can survive and put in the work. Needless to say i probably wont get much car work done anytime soon
  7. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Finally got back to work. So i was all ready to go and remove the intake and it was a giant pain in the butt!!! The distributor is stuck in place, everything is in the way. I had to use a pry bar to break the manifold free. But ive got it off and cleaned. Next comes installing it but i need to wait on a couple parts. Weiand 7515 Intake came with the car so i did test fit it and leave it in place to prevent dustOn the bright side..Engine looks clean
  8. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    thinking about getting some Matte Black plasti dip and doing the standard mach design black out of the hood. Minus the pin stripe as thats too much taping. Kinda a ghost look on the satin. Thoughts?
  9. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    went much much better this time around. Spent the morning sanding everything then i hit it with 3 coats. Amazing what setting your gun to the proper operating PSI will do. I also remember to actually mix the paint before mixing it with hardener and such. So the sheen is way different. I still have to paint the scoop inserts but they need some work as well as the inner areas of the trunk and fenders.
  10. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    yeah i do need to move my lighting but that wasnt the issue in this case. No big deal, when i painted my 67 with this stuff i had to do it twice because of runs on my sail panels and general first time mistakes that come with painting in 20x9 carport lol. Ill hit it with the 400 block when its dry...I just had already went over it pretty good with 320 so i think i just got to a point where it was not fully cured. Its enamel so it doesnt always dry the fasted even with hardner
  11. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    yeah i actually took the orbital to it today and it would of taken forever to wet sand it by hand. I got it fairly flat but needs more work however after sanding its still got issues. Started gunking up the paper so ill let it dry more then sand it down and spray again. I also realized i forgot to mix the gallon jug. So my flattening agent probably is settled n the bottom too. So i dont even know what i was thinking yesterday. Just skipped all the basic steps
  12. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    well got ahead of myself spraying Blitz Black on the hood, trunk, and wing. I dont know what i was thinking but i put the pressure too low and in general had the spray pattern messed up. Bad coverage and i have runs all over the hood and rear spoiler. So im going to start sanding tomorrow
  13. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    all drying now. Rear ended up being jacked so ordered one.