Gang Green 68 GTS

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  1. MOPARMITCH

    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Update !!! Got the drive train in the car. Also fuel and brake lines front to rear. Replaced the backing plates for 2 1/2 X 10 and installed the BBP Axles. All Em cables. All new brakes and hydraulics. Rear shocks installed. Fuel tank and trans lines and trans linkage will go in today. Anything I need to get done under the car while it is on the lift. Then I'll move it back to the upper resto bay to have the rest of the engine bay fitted out. Should have it running by next week.
     

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  2. limegreen70

    limegreen70 Pokorny Enterprise's

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    It is odd how you are restoring this car, but it still is Beyond Cool and looking good.
     
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    • j-miller

      j-miller Demonized by Dodge

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      It's looking real good Mitch!
       
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      • halifaxhops

        halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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        Vrooom Vrooom soon!
         
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        • MOPARMITCH

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          Gonna drive the bugs out of it first. Then get to the rest of the body. This will not be a Trailer Queen like the Golden Rotisserie Chicken was. Also, if I make this car mobile now, I can bring in the 70 Cuda 383 4spd for resto. Yup, two projects at the same time. I got a plan, and I'm stickin to it !!
           

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          Well, since the Holidays and Hunting are over, I have found time to outfit the rest of the engine bay. Only thing I need to do before start up/break in, is prime the oiling system again and reset distributor and timing. Set the initial with 17 adv. and have a 18deg adv limit plate in the distributor, which has been modified with Pertronix Ignition. With the lighter springs, it should be all in around 2000rpm. Will call a buddy over tomorrow, so I can have more eyes on it for Break in. So tomorrow will be the day !!
           

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          Nice job! That will be a fine ride when complete:coffee2:

          Dave,
           
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            just read the entire thread mitch, stunning car
             
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            • halifaxhops

              halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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              Hey you watch this! Looks great Mitch.
               
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              • memike

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                Still get chills enjoying this build Mitch :D:D Oh yea I am keeping up :coffee2:
                 
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                • Ben Drinkin

                  Ben Drinkin Hey bartender! FABO Gold Member

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                  It even looks fast with no front end on it....
                   
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                  • MOPARMITCH

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                    Success !! Yesterday was the start up and break in of the new 383 in the GTS. It started right up after a few cranks, as I filled the carb bowls. No strange noises , good oil pressure @ 50lbs.
                    Only issue was a leaking fuel line clamp. So , shut it down after about a minute and fixed leak. Started back up and ran at 2000 rpms for 20 mins to break in cam. Temp gauge was inop . So I used infered heat detector gun on all the surfaces. Never found a temp over 190 on the engine or radiator. Exhaust temps at head stayed around 550 on each cylinder. I'm real happy with the way that all went. Will get back out there today after Church to mess with it some more. Got a scare though after several cool downs and start ups. I was reving engine when all of a sudden I got water flying (reason not to use anti freeze initially) everywhere. Quick , shut it down. Only to find out that a freeze plug in the front of the left cylinder head popped out. Easy, fix, easy to get to. Lucky Me. Might have to put heavier springs in the dist to keep advance from happening too soon. Checked to see that it goes in gear (new 727, I built). No problem there. Wanted to take it down the street in my neighborhood to check shifting. But it SNOWED most of the day yesterday. Now its 19deg outside. Maybe ride in a few days. :D:D




                    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKi92GEL3gE"]002 - YouTube[/ame]
                     
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                    • j-miller

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                      Sounds great Mitch!!
                       
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                      • MOPARMITCH

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                        Thanks John. Fixed the popped out head plug this morning. Now on to assembling all the done sheet metal on the car so I can drive the bugs out of it.
                         
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                        Sounds great Mitch! Nice work
                         
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                          Looks like your project is coming along nicely. I see you went the same route I went by using a B&M flexplate. Does your car have the console mounted tach?
                           
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                            Thanks guys !! I did get an NOS looking original console Tach for car, although it didn't have one originally. Got it from one of my buddy vendors at Calisle last year. Has the correct mounting brackets and original sending unit with it. I just think they look cool!
                             
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                            • halifaxhops

                              halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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                              Getting there, looks great
                               
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                                Reading your thread makes me realize I don't know what the hell I am doing. Well done!
                                DRO:)
                                 
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                                  how on earth did I miss this...!?! very cool to be able to look back in time and see where this car "came from" - I was already WELL impressed - now I can X2 that! *just cool stuff* Mitch. :prayer:
                                   
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                                    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                    Thanks Mike ! Just a work in progress. Got more behind this one.
                                     
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                                    Sounds great! I can watch start-up vids all day long :)
                                     
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                                      Now It's gonna Snow two feet here!!. I'ts killin me !! Haven't gotten to blast through the neighborhood yet !!
                                       
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                                      Mother nature has a twisted sense of humor. She don't play fair.
                                       
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