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- Mike -
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Way to go! That was a bunch of work in a short time.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Congrats!!



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Bskredsvig wrote:

Drove it about a mile two different times today. Timing was way advanced so fixed that then it was one tire burnout city! Brakes need attention as I can feel one pulsing. Guessing its the same one clunking as it hits the backing plate. Need to sort out electrical as nothing works but I'm guessing that's rusty contacts, bulbs and fuses. 

But it's a good start! 

Tried to get my wife to video a burnout to post but she did not, "WE approve of the 10 or so black marks in front of the house," and didn't want to add to them. 


 We got your back Ben #3 or 4 not sure at this point. biggrin



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- Neil -
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On the road! Nice work!

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Wow! On the road an burnouts already!
You're putting my 11 months to shame!

I'll try and catch up to you here in a few weeks though!



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Got a couple hours on it tonight. Pulled the interior. Rear seats seem pretty good. Front bench may not be salvageable at all. The floor is in awesome shape. Pulled all the carpet and sound deadened. Pulled the instrument cluster portion of the dash. Big, old mouse city up above the drivers kick vent/behind light switch but to my surprise; they didn't touch any of the wires. 

Got the rear brake lights working and that's about it so far. Did put an air filter on because it was hard starting seemingly from too much air. Starts a lot better but severely down on power with the filter. 



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Worked a few hours this weekend on it. Got the rear seat in, new carpet that came with the car in, cleaned up the cars original door panels and armrests and got them in. Dash back together with all exterior and interior lights working. Looks way better than when I brought it home. Think I figured a way to use my trashed front bench for now so maybe in a few days I'll get that in. 

Picked up a set of dual exhaust. 2" with flowmasters. decent shape and cheap so it should make a little power difference but mostly make it sound a lot better. When I got it running the first time my wife said "it doesn't sound like a muscle car". A buddy says he's got a good q-jet for me, he just needs to dig it out. 



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Interior is looking great!

New seat cover for that front bench is only like $190 from Summit or Jegs.
They are pretty easy to install... Just a thought.

Of course you can also go to goodwill and buy a pair of blue sweatshirts for a couple bucks and pull them over the torn upper covers and have them work pretty well... i have done that in the past!







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My front is beyond just the ripped cover. Pretty big mouse nest in the drivers backrest. The foam crumbles whenever it's touched. I'm trying to decide now what to do. Years ago I put some burlap bags over bare seat backs with a cheap yoga mat zip tied to the springs for padding. May try that just so I can drive it. I found a good shape seat for really cheap but it's a 4 door seat so no fold. 



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Bskredsvig wrote:

My front is beyond just the ripped cover. Pretty big mouse nest in the drivers backrest. The foam crumbles whenever it's touched. I'm trying to decide now what to do. Years ago I put some burlap bags over bare seat backs with a cheap yoga mat zip tied to the springs for padding. May try that just so I can drive it. I found a good shape seat for really cheap but it's a 4 door seat so no fold. 


 

Bench seats are pretty easy to repair as long as the springs and frame aren't completely shot... and springs can be fixed.

For $300 your seat could be mint condition and brand new again... no need to buy another seat.

I can talk you through the work, new covers are $200, and other materials you need (I can provide the other materials if needed) will $100 or less depending what all is needed. Sure you could spend more and get the good buns for it- but they didn't come with those when new, it can all be done with cotton felt.

I don't have a lot of "in person" available time- but i have helped many people do this long distance over e-mail using photos... I'd be happy to help talk you through it if you want to try.

 

I saw the pics of your seat, and believe me, I've seen (and restored) worse.

Just throwing it out there for ya if interested.

If you buy new covers, you don't have to do the whole seat at once, you could just start with the bad drivers upper cushion, then proceed with the others as you have time.

 

just a few thoughts... I've got interiors on the brain so i think about it too much. My car can barely move safely, but i do have brand new buckets!! LOL.

 

 

 

 

 



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Ended up getting a free van seat that folds forward. Made some brackets and bolted it in. Sits a bit high and it's 6" narrower than stock but free is in my price range for now. 

Exhaust is done, got the quadrajet linkage finished up, timed and drove it about 15 miles today. Did a few peg leg burnouts from a stop and power braking. Pretty happy to drive it though. Maybe I'll make it and drive it to bend block party. 



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Looks good with the classic slotted mags.

I had to see it right side up. Here ya go.

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79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Way to go!

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- Mike -
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Looks great!

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Awesome pic at the gas station!!!!


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Chevelle's LOVE gas stations.biggrin

 

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Been driving mine quite a bit lately. Got my stock bench stripped down so I can see about getting it redone until I'm ready to swap to buckets. Got a line on a supposed M22 that was in a buddy's old FJ40 and had been swapped around a bit and is now sitting in a project truck the guy lost interest in. Supposed to look at that to verify what it is and if I want it, all it's going to cost me is a case of beer. 

 

Had an odd problem im hoping is a ground issue. My blinkers weren't working so I put in a new flasher. Blinkers work. But, with the lights on, the blinkers were flashing really slowly like once every 20 seconds. The tail lights also would not come on even with blinkers off. The little ground pigtail from body to battery broke so I jammed it in there and it seems better. I noticed my motor to body ground also broke at the terminal. Hoping these are the culprits. Need a new headlight switch and dimmer too as they are very difficult to use. Can hardly pull out the headlight switch. 

Was going to drive it to work this week but no wipers and questionable lights helped me decide I should just drive my 4runner.  

 



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Bskredsvig wrote:

Been driving mine quite a bit lately. Got my stock bench stripped down so I can see about getting it redone until I'm ready to swap to buckets. Got a line on a supposed M22 that was in a buddy's old FJ40 and had been swapped around a bit and is now sitting in a project truck the guy lost interest in. Supposed to look at that to verify what it is and if I want it, all it's going to cost me is a case of beer. 

 

Had an odd problem im hoping is a ground issue. My blinkers weren't working so I put in a new flasher. Blinkers work. But, with the lights on, the blinkers were flashing really slowly like once every 20 seconds. The tail lights also would not come on even with blinkers off. The little ground pigtail from body to battery broke so I jammed it in there and it seems better. I noticed my motor to body ground also broke at the terminal. Hoping these are the culprits. Need a new headlight switch and dimmer too as they are very difficult to use. Can hardly pull out the headlight switch. 

Was going to drive it to work this week but no wipers and questionable lights helped me decide I should just drive my 4runner.  

 


 There are two grounds from the motor to the body in the rear of the motor(at least on the BBCs) and a couple underneath the car too.  Try a little spray silicon on the switches.



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I'll give the spray a try. Would definitely prefer not to buy them. 

Ill look for more grounds too. Wire brushed the bulb socket grounds a little too. This thing did sit for almost 20 years.....



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Summit racing sells a ground strap kit with the braided copper ground wires for about $12.
Home depot sells 1" fat braided copper grounding straps as well.

I have them installed in various places on my car to help ensure the grounds are consistent throughout.
battery to fender
battery to motor
Motor to frame
motor to firewall (2)
trunk floor to frame

I also drilled a hole in the metal support for the parking brake assembly, clean it good and installed a bolt/stud to use as a common ground point for any aftermarket stuff under the dash.

maybe overkill but i know everything is grounded!



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