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  1. Her is mine. I am the third owner. I bought it...

    Her is mine. I am the third owner. I bought it in 1982. Still has the 283 engine. Now let us see a picture of yours.

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  2. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Yes it is the factory GM accessory brackets on...

    Yes it is the factory GM accessory brackets on the front of the engine. Vintage Air sells a conversion bracket, part #141805 to install a Sanden compressor on the Chevy bracket.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
  4. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I'm still working on her car. I'm just old and...

    I'm still working on her car. I'm just old and slow and heat doesn't help much.

    I wired up the engine, installed the under hood air conditioning, installed radiator and condenser, added a shroud,...
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    Thanks. Most of the cars I did in the past I...

    Thanks. Most of the cars I did in the past I used lacquer primer surfacer. This car I am working on is the first I have used 2k primer. I was just going on how things were worded on the SPI price...
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    I had problems posting pics here. Then I resized...

    I had problems posting pics here. Then I resized them to a smaller size and they work just fine now.

    I thought 2k primer and epoxy primer were two different things. I am not familiar with "2k...
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    I have heard good things about Classic Air. I...

    I have heard good things about Classic Air. I don't know if they are better or worse than VA. Classic Air instructions have actual photographs of air conditioning being installed in a 55/56 Chevy. ...
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    Vintage Air Question

    I have a question about the VA Surefit AC for '56 Chevy. Does anything fit without headaches? I haven't found anything that is a sure fit yet. The evaporator took two people and a ratchet strap on...
  9. Thread: Hidden hinge

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    Custom Car 9801 Slanted B pillar. 9800 ...

    Custom Car

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    Slanted B pillar.

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    Tailgate bars.
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    I received the part I need to connect the heater...

    I received the part I need to connect the heater return line to the lower radiator hose. I'm glad something was available so I wouldn't have to have one made.

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    One more problem solved,...
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    I would be concerned that putting an extra hole...

    I would be concerned that putting an extra hole in the spring might weaken it. Ecklers list a spring with the pin 3/4 inch back but I just checked and they are temporarily out of stock.



    That...
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    Well I have bypass hose. Until this week I...

    Well I have bypass hose. Until this week I didn't even know I needed one. I learned a lot about vortec engines that I didn't know.

    My intake had three holes. I originally used them for a stock...
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    Yes it is the serpentine drive with a reverse...

    Yes it is the serpentine drive with a reverse rotation pump. On the other site I was given a link to that 33 page thread. Just about everything thing was tried on that thread. I think I will go...
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    Thanks. After I posted the question i googled...

    Thanks. After I posted the question i googled the water pump part # and found it is for a 88-95 truck. I checked my motor manual for Chevy trucks and see that what you said is true about the line...
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    Vortec Bypass Hose/heater hose

    I bought a vortec crate engine complete with accessory drive and water pump. Instructions say to run a bypass hose from the water pump to intake. There is only one place to attach a hose on the...
  16. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    9745 They are Sanderson Block Huggers. The two...

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    They are Sanderson Block Huggers. The two sides are quite different.

    I researched headers for weeks. The long tube headers I liked wouldn't work on a convertible because of the x-member. ...
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    I haven't had much to report lately. I have been...

    I haven't had much to report lately. I have been doing spring cleaning. I moved things from my shop to my garage. Now the only thing in the shop is her car and the parts to put it together.

    I...
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    I haven't tried to install my VA glove...

    I haven't tried to install my VA glove compartment yet. But it doesen't surprise me that it doesen't fit. Nothing on the VA Sure Fit AC seems to fit without modification. Even the drain hose was...
  20. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Actually it was $5770. I was going to buy a 383...

    Actually it was $5770. I was going to buy a 383 from a Smeding Performance in San Antonio. But my wife wanted to go with a Chevrolet Performance engine. Here thinking was that if we were traveling...
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    Thanks, I was thinking there was some way to use...

    Thanks, I was thinking there was some way to use this. I believe I will try your idea.

    55 RD that is good idea but you wouldn't be able to see the marks with the tab in the way. I think after I...
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    The engine came with a chrome timing chain cover...

    The engine came with a chrome timing chain cover and a chrome timing tab installed. I'm not sure how to how to read the numbers on the balancer when they are covered up by the tab.

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    Yesterday I bolted the engine and transmission...

    Yesterday I bolted the engine and transmission together. Today my wife and I installed them into the car. Everything went well. I still need to drill the holes for the transmission mount. Since...
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    If you are still running the original style front...

    If you are still running the original style front motor mounts there is a bracket to install a later model power steering pump to your engine.

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    There is a complete kit with this bracket....
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    Driveshaft Question

    Since we are putting a 700R4 in my wife's car we need a shorter drive shaft. I used the original on another project because I thought I had another driveshaft to shorten. When I dug it out I...
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