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    Registered Member Tabasco's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1110 View Post
    Rick, I understand and what you're saying makes sense. But when you are spending $2000-$3000k Should you have to?
    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 and had a problem we wouldn't have to worry about what parts the builder used, we would have all GM parts and could get them at any Chevy dealer.

    We just now got the engine unwrapped and in the frame. So far we have the timing tab problem and the new fuel pump is defective. I hope that is the only problems we run into.

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    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 did get the engine and transmission in. I didn't use the Ecklers transmission mount after all. With the engine 3/4 inch forward I would have to modify the mount. It was easier to just make my own from plate steel and square tubing.

    I modified the timing tab and I can now see the numbers. Jeggs replaced the defective fuel pump and I installed it. I put on the accessory drive. I didn't use the R4 compressor that came with the engine. I went with a Sanyo compressor so I still need to get a different serpentine belt.

    It's supposed to be a pretty weekend so maybe I can finish my cleaning and get organized to get this car finished this year.

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    Sounds like you're moving right along on the build. Got any more pics? We like Pics.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Sounds like you're moving right along on the build. Got any more pics? We like Pics.
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    Very nice Tabasco (sorry don't know your real name) I'm looking for headers what brand are yours, and do you have a picture from the other side?

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    20190524_153102[2055].jpg

    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. Most 3/4 length had pittman arm or firewall clearance problems. Some had problems with plug clearance with Vortek heads.

    I know a guy who has Sanderson Block Huggers on his car. I asked him about clearance problems and he said he had none. So that is what I bought.

    The driver side is like a block hugger header and the passenger one is like a 3/4 length header. The may look different but I had no clearance issues.

    (MY name is Louis)
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    Thank you Louis,

    Those are what people keep telling me about but this is the first time I've seen them in the open!!! Thank You very much!

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