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Birdman
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ah, gotcha. I think it would be easier to buy a set of coated longtubes and just be done with it.

Thanks anyway, man!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

New clutch is here! SPEC traded out our T56 they donated for a new Stage 2 clutch and billet steel flywheel.

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Doug Thorley also hooked us up with a set of longtube headers, we'll post pics as soon as they get here!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

More goodies! Got some main, rod, and head bolts and some 3/8" studs that ARP donated to the project!
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Also got in some stainless 2.02/1.60 valves that Engine Parts Network donated to the project!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And more goodies!

Got a 4-spd bellhousing and fork that Hogshead Firebird and Trans Am Parts donated!
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Also got a set of 1.6 roller rockers that Harland Sharp donated!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And more!

Got a new oil pan thanks to 1badchevelle!
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And a full exhaust system donated by Flowmaster!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That is amazing man! Great job!! Times might be bad right now, but that just shows that there are still good people/organizations out there.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And we officially have everything we need for the engine! We hope to have it done in the next few weeks. The transmission is done and ready, now once the engine is here we'll be set to go!

Today we got a set of forged .03 327 pistons that Federal-Mogul/Speed-Pro donated to the project!
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Now all we need is to find someone to do the final metalwork and fabrication on the car. Install the rear trunk floor, finish smoothing the firewall, repair the window channel, and weld everything snug and tight and get it ready for bodywork and paint. A local friend of mine is going to do the paint and body, but he doesn't do fabrication. He said if someone can finish the final fabrication, he can get the car in paint and do a bunch of cool stuff to the car. He does amazing work, so I'm very excited about having him take care of the car!

If we can find someone to do the metalwork, this thing will be done by Christmas!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

might be a long shot but some of the best guys to work on 67-69 camaros are just right down the road...they might be able to help you out some or find someone that can.

www.camarohouse.com

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You know, I want to say I had a guy at the house the other day buying parts that said his friend owned that place. Damn if I can't remember his name now. Sad

I'll give those guys a shout tomorrow. Thanks, man! Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Many thanks to rlyfst1 on the camaros.net board for donating a carb, and then calling Edelbrock to convince them to donate an intake and rebuild and respec the carb!

We've now got an Edelbrock carb and RPM Air Gap intake thanks to Lane (and Edelbrock, too!)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

did you ever call the guys from camarohouse?? if those guys helped out that would save a ton of money and it would be done right!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I sent them an email and saw that they read it, but haven't had a chance to give them a call. I should have some time tomorrow to give them a ring.

I've got two big jobs this month that should make me a few grand, so worst case I've got some scratch to make it happen.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's just awesome to see that everyone will chip in like this. It's comforting to know that there are still companies with a soul (or at the least a smart marketing team Wink)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

MSD really took care of us with the new engine setup. They donated a Pro-Billet distributor, a Blaster coil, a set of Superconductor plug wires, and a Digital-6 Plus ignition box!
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We also found out that the hood hinges we had for the car were for some totally different car and didn't fit the fenders. Mark68 on the pro-touring.com board heard about it and sent us some hinges for the car! Thanks, Mark!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

More goodies! Doug Thorley headers donated a set of ceramic coated low clearance headers.
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And I also bought a set of brand new front fenders and extension from a guy on Craigslist. Very good guy to deal with and we're talking now about getting him to do the metal work on the car so we can get that finished up. I'm still looking for someone to either donate the metal work or maybe trade for some truck bed liners, interior liners, or even a few garage/shop floors from my business, but right now it looks like he is the front runner if I can't get some other deal worked out on a trade or donation.

So for the first time ever, here is a pic of the car with sheetmetal on it! All I need is a trunk lid and I've got all the sheetmetal I need.
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