My Pro Touring conversion

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
Converting to a Pro Touring stance and I am ready to get started.

 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
Out with 3.89 gears and in with 3.50. The 9" is pretty easy to build. The pattern was a pain to achieve though.





 

melloelky

Top Fueler
Jul 1, 2009
3,597
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mass
nice!looks like you're on your way,a little at a time you'll get there.what else is in store for it?
 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
melloelky said:
nice!looks like you're on your way,a little at a time you'll get there.what else is in store for it?
New seat covers. Headliner. Recover the dash, Painless 24 circuit electrical. Make sure driveline is good.... check clutch( McLeod Street twin) add a new hydraulic throw-out bearing. Needs a new master and run the line better. Stroke the 454 to 489. Get rid of the Merlin heads and add AFR Magnums. Brake upgrade( Blazer) to include all new lines. Fuel injection ( FiTech Mean Street ). Ill think of more. I have most of these parts....some are on the car already and need a little attention and some is going to be new.
This is the last time I do this. It hurts too much to crawl under the car but I think I can build it one more time.
 

TURNA

MalibuRacing Junkie
Jul 6, 2003
6,031
0
36
Socialist NY
You iron that door panel better than your Dress Blue's!!!!
 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
TURNA said:
You iron that door panel better than your Dress Blue's!!!!
Ha!! I wish I could manage photobucket as well as my ironing prowess. I managed to screw up all of the pics already.
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Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
OK. More stuff done. Managed to get all of the seats out. This is a first. And my biggest surprise was the date on the foam from the back seat. July 30, 1979. Love it!!





 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
TURNA said:
Oval ports heads?

If so NICE!!!!!!
For a street machine. Oval. The Merlins on the car now are oval. I set the MSD digital 6 box rev limit at 6200. I like the car to make all its grunt down low.
 

StreetBu

MalibuRacing Junkie
Mar 21, 2004
4,162
1
38
Upstate NY
Welcome back! Car is looking good!
 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
Took all of the interior driver side moldings out. Some of them were SO BRITTLE from sun exposure that they were not capable of going back in.I ordered a few new pieces. And I am pretty sure I need to remove the quarter glass to get to the dew sweeps there.





I always wanted to take the mirror off and tighten things up. No more rattle after this.
 

Meat Drapes

Dragway Regular
Mar 26, 2005
1,185
4
36
Jacksonville, NC
New brake lines for the new brake hardware. New braces for the rear. I have SOO MANY parts to hang.