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Meat Drapes
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:21 pm

Stabbed the motor in only to come to the conclusion that the 2241s do not clear the new hyd clutch master location. Someone commented this would happen. I dont listen. So now I need new headers. I gave the old setup away. This build is gonna kill me.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by shoedoos » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:43 pm

Meat Drapes wrote:
shoedoos wrote:Nice project, I looked at buying your car from the original owner about 6-7 years ago. Not to put a damper on your efforts, but I discovered the floor panel in the driver footwell was all bogged up......might be worth a look on your part.....
I bough this car in 2005 from a fellow Marine at the Camp Lejeune commissary lemon lot. I know every nut and bolt on it. There is nothing 'bogged' whatsoever. There is no damper on my efforts other than my 'older' age and 26 years of service that hurts me when I crawl under it.
Looks to be the same car to me.....not bagging your build, just letting you in on something the original builder (Jeff H) and I discussed....

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:34 pm

Plastic oil pressure line?!?!!?!?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:37 pm

TURNA wrote:Plastic oil pressure line?!?!!?!?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
HAHA!! I ran my HV oil pump on plastic in that car for over a decade. Never leaked a drop.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 am

I would just be worried about it melting and then getting stuck
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:28 pm

My second attempt at installing the trans. First go was brutal. Im losing my edge.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:06 pm

Bled the clutch today using a Harbor Freight vacuum bleeder. Worked really good.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by malibu795 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:43 am

Meat Drapes wrote:More pics of goodies going into this build.

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Didn't catch it Ori missed it... Who's spindle/rotor/caliper did you use?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:04 am

That is the Blazer 2wd upgrade
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:43 pm

TURNA wrote:That is the Blazer 2wd upgrade
Yes. I got the spindals from a junk yard. Got new bearings, calipers and rotors from Rock Auto.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 am

It took a hurricane to get the car off the jackstands and wheels back on it.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by StreetBu » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 am

Be safe!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Stay safe if you need anything let us know please we will get it to you!!!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:48 am

Stay safe, Meat Drapes! I hope things stay good for you. My parents used to live in NEw Bern. I'm thankful they're in Canton, GA now...

Tommy
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:28 am

YOOOOO my brother are you OK down there?
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