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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: January 27, 2020 04:39PM

Pay attention to the LoJack Coverage. Vehicle recovery isn't available everywhere. However if the vehicle does end up in a covered area it would help. [www.lojack.com]

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 02, 2020 05:58PM

Going back to the drawing board regarding the interior AC/Heat unit.

I am awaiting the arrival of the Vapir II mock up unit from Restomod Air.

Having installed the Bantam II unit from Restomod Air in the V8 Rampside, I really liked the quality and ease of installation and probably should have stuck with them when doing this car instead of going with the Old Air Products unit as shown earlier in the build.

In the meantime, I cut the holes in the front air enclosure, installed the grommets and then installed the EZ-Clip hoses & fittings, test mounted the drier and test fitted the hoses and fittings to the condenser and the drier.







Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 09, 2020 03:21PM

Received the Restomod Air Vapir II mockup unit and it appears that it will fit better and allow more passenger leg room compared to the Old Air Products unit.

Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of the mock up process because I needed to box it back up and return it for a refund of the deposit so that this money can be used toward the purchase of the actual working unit and kit.

The attached photo is from their website.


Installed the new flat top master cylinder and will make the stainless brake lines once the stainless fittings arrive.


Finally, started playing with the SS 215 emblem that, hopefully, an emblem company will custom make for me.

Unfortunately, they can only do chrome & black for a reasonable price.

So, I am hoping to paint the inside of the SS white and paint the raised 215 red for the desired look.

The test SS 427 emblem is a 67/68 Camaro grill emblem that I flattened after removing the posts, then taped a magnet to the back to allow it to be positioned as desired.

The emblem is 5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.














Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 09, 2020 03:53PM

Everything is lookin' good!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 16, 2020 03:47AM

I was going back through this thread to find the "first run" video of the rebuilt Buick 215 V8 and discovered that the video no longer plays.

This engine has a great sound especially with those SuperTrapp exhausts!

Therefore, I am reposting it here:

first run video of the Buickk 215 V8 rebuilt by Ken Arnold with help from me

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 16, 2020 02:52PM

I have found that doing something, no matter how small or trivial, at every opportunity is the key to successful projects.

This weekend qualified as a "small something" for this build when I blasted and powder-coated the engine lid latch.

I also wire-wheeled the engine lid support assembly and painted it but must wait for it to dry before snapping a few photos.





Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: February 16, 2020 03:06PM

I know what those small victories feel like, Dean. Looks good, as well as your modified emblem design.

I’m considering making a variance of the turbocharged trunk emblem with the word “supercharged” instead, and the horsepower it makes when I’m done doing dyno calibration.

Always enjoy watching for your posts, great inspiration for the rest of us!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 16, 2020 03:35PM

Thanks Johnny B (Pressurized Pancake)!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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