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  1. how did you blow your original rear end ?

    how did you blow your original rear end ?
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    Just shooting off the hip, are you sure your...

    Just shooting off the hip, are you sure your timing is right? Have you tried advancing it a little more to see if theres an improvement?
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    I second that.

    I second that.
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    Sticky: Robert, Are you making your door panels out of...

    Robert, Are you making your door panels out of sheet metal ?
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    That is a good looking car. You've got something...

    That is a good looking car. You've got something there to be proud of
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    I have no experience with either.

    I have no experience with either.
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    To the best of my knowledge, no one is making a 9...

    To the best of my knowledge, no one is making a 9 passenger fuel tank. You'll have to repair what you have. If I were using the 97 vortec and auto trans, I'd put an intake manifold & carburetor on it...
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    yes the water pump turns backwards on factory set...

    yes the water pump turns backwards on factory set ups. Not sure about aftermarket set ups.

    I always believed that ideally the fan shroud dictated how far from the radiator the fan should be. I...
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    Is it a used GM or aftermarket serpentine set up ?

    Is it a used GM or aftermarket serpentine set up ?
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    I dont think having a 57 linkage has anything to...

    I dont think having a 57 linkage has anything to do with the oil filter clearance. The benefit of the 57 stuff is it is a better design than the first 2 years. You need a 57 Z bar if you get 57 lower...
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    You're welcome. I was just kidding I know a few...

    You're welcome. I was just kidding I know a few people. One thing I will add is I had to take a die and cut the threads a little farther down the shaft and shorten the threaded end of the rod a...
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    I dont have any friends. I was doing the best I...

    I dont have any friends. I was doing the best I could with what I have to work with.
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    The throttle is wide open. I was by myself and...

    The throttle is wide open. I was by myself and checking for wide open throttle when I floored the gas and since I could'nt be at the carb and on the gas pedal at the same time, I leaned out of the...
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    For comparison's sake heres mine. I have the east...

    For comparison's sake heres mine. I have the east coast chevy rod. 11673
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    Could you open the hole up a little bit and go...

    Could you open the hole up a little bit and go with the 7/16 bolt ?
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    East Coast Chevy ( and others ) sell the correct...

    East Coast Chevy ( and others ) sell the correct rod that goes from the firewall rod to the carb. I'm using that replacement rod on a Holley with no trouble.
  17. We used to have a place local that taught...

    We used to have a place local that taught disadvantaged people trades and they did sandblasting fairly cheap. Maybe you could spot blast the rust and scuff the rest. I live on the east coast and salt...
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    The thing is, the clearance is so tight between...

    The thing is, the clearance is so tight between the floor and the bench seat that it dosent really leave much room for the modifications you'd need to do. If your money is tight, it is possible to...
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    Sweet. How much do you know about it?

    Sweet. How much do you know about it?
  20. I have use both over self etching primer and they...

    I have use both over self etching primer and they seemed to hold up well. This was before I knew epoxy primer existed and there's no doubt that Epoxy primer is the superior product to use these days....
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    Here's another suggestion to buy new 57 clutch...

    Here's another suggestion to buy new 57 clutch linkage and be done with it
  22. Awlgrip is some of the toughest paint I know of...

    Awlgrip is some of the toughest paint I know of at the moment. Imron isnt much better than Nason anymore in my opinion.
  23. You should be able to put about anything you want...

    You should be able to put about anything you want over that self etching primer. I would refrain from topcoating with the SPI like you mentioned. I'm sure they have a good reason for saying not to....
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    a lot of times the frames are rusty by now. Thats...

    a lot of times the frames are rusty by now. Thats probably not a bad idea.
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    I am surprised how much I like that solid white!....

    I am surprised how much I like that solid white!. It looks like you have a fairly solid driver that you can still enjoy while you improve on it. You should be able to find a glass shop that will cut...
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