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    i have those same hedders. very difficult to start the #1, rear exhaust hedder bolt. put your drill in the hole, oblong the hole a little, towards the #3 cylinder. it will really help.

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    Is that a tall deck BBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave the Wave View Post
    i have those same hedders. very difficult to start the #1, rear exhaust hedder bolt. put your drill in the hole, oblong the hole a little, towards the #3 cylinder. it will really help.
    Thanks for the tip Dave, every little bit helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Is that a tall deck BBC.
    It is not Mark, it is a SBC. I was going to put a BBC in it and I have the BBC engine but I decided to run the SBC since it checked out good.
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    Looked again with glasses, I see now its a SBC must have aftermarket heads with 3 bolt holes on pass side in front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    You're making Progress! ... and apparently planning on a 'yellow banana' car?
    Lol, I can see how you would think that Bama. I haven't decided on a color or colors yet but I'm thinking strongly about a 2 stage Kirker custom paint. The car was orignally India Ivory and Matador Red, maybe I'll go back to that or close to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Looked again with glasses, I see now its a SBC must have aftermarket heads with 3 bolt holes on pass side in front.
    Yes, they are RHS heads.
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    I found some time to wrench a little more on the 56.

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    Continuing to install Vintage A/C compressor, alternator and brackets. I might need some advise when figuring out where the A/C connections go. U Tube should help, these instructions could certainly be better. x38.jpgx39.jpgx40.jpgx41.jpgx42.jpgx44.jpgx45.JPG
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    If you go to the Vintage Air website, there should be a diagram showing which hoses go between which components, along with the sizes of the hoses. Your Evaporator is of course under the dash (thru the firewall), and your compressor is on front of yuor engine, and the condensor is in front of your radiator. What isn't shown (and you get to decide) is where to mount your dryer (could be mounted in front of the radiator, or on the passenger firewall) and the heat control switch (typically on the passenger fender). When I purchased my Nomad, the prior owner had installed the dryer behind the passenger inner fender (sideways), and there were some other issues so it didn't work. I relocated the dryer to the front of the radiator support mounted it upright and remade all the hoses and got it working.

    I bought most of the necessary parts I required from Yogi's... who has a number of hose kits to select from. I also purchased a beadlock tool for assembling the hoses to beadlock connectors which allowed me to make my own hoses. It was a good learning experience for me to do that..

    PS. you can make your installation look MUCH NEATER and simpler if you find someone who can make hardline pieces for you (especially for the shorter connections), and Many people really like the EZ Clip system due to the ease of making the hoses and the smaller diameter of the hoses (but a bit more expensive on the front end)..
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