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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:31 am 
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Since I broke some of the screw tabs on the gauge cluster, pulled one out of my parts supply. I painted it with SEM light oak and started the installation process.


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:05 pm 
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I completed the installation of my refurbished gauge cluster. Next is to figure out the steering column issue


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Worked on cleaning up my Vortec heads I got for free :) I already bought LS6 springs and Comp Cams retainers so they can handle more lift without machining. Have one all disassembled, cleaned, and watching paint dry now. Hopefully get the other to that point tomorrow and assemble them Sunday!

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 pm 
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Very cool :D What cam do you have right now?

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:04 am 
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Kinda small Summit cam. 442 intake lift, 465 exh, 214/224 duration@ .050. combo should be good for 350 with Vortec heads

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:56 pm 
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I found a another 78 Buick regal steering column in my parts collection. I started painting it with SEM light oak. Hope to get it installed tomorrow.


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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:07 pm 
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I was able to get the steering column installed today. Haven't decided on what steering wheel I want to use.


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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:47 pm 
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The steering column had a very loose tilt. I decided to put a column shift column in until I figure out how to fix their issues. I started painting the column so it will match the interior.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:08 pm 
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I figured out that the sloppy Buick column didn't have a race inside the bearing. I found one in my supply and installed it. I also found a cap with a hole in it. I put it over the steering shaft. It is no longer sloppy.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:12 pm 
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My glovebox didn't have a cable to stop everything from being dumped out. I made one using weedwacker plastic and automotive wire stud hoop ends. It's working now and time will tell how it will work.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:39 pm 
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Installed my new Comp Cams pushrods, along with my aluminum 1.6 full roller rockers all under stock valve covers and nothing hits!

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:11 pm 
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I finished putting the panel on the dash,the one under the steering column.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:10 pm 
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I took it for a road test to check out the steering column I put in. It worked great. I got back home and washed it, to get the winter dust off. My wife dried it off for me.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Finally got my headers mounted. I ordered them from Speedway Motors. Supposed to fir G bodies. They don't. Cut and notched my frame, now they do :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:51 pm 
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Finally got my headers mounted. I ordered them from Speedway Motors. Supposed to fir G bodies. They don't. Cut and notched my frame, now they do :)


ouch. i rather modify the header

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