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My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:57 pm

Converting to a Pro Touring stance and I am ready to get started.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 pm

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.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:09 pm

Did a little work on door panels today.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by melloelky » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:15 pm

nice!looks like you're on your way,a little at a time you'll get there.what else is in store for it?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:45 pm

melloelky wrote: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.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:05 pm

WOAH look who's back.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by elcaminoss84 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:52 pm

Nice progress makes me want to finish mine faster.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:41 am

TURNA wrote:WOAH look who's back.
Its good to be back.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:20 am

You iron that door panel better than your Dress Blue's!!!!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:40 pm

TURNA wrote: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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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:43 pm

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!!

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Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:47 pm

More pics of goodies going into this build.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:20 pm

Oval ports heads?

If so NICE!!!!!!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:40 pm

TURNA wrote: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.
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