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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 04, 2020 04:38PM

Used aircraft stripper followed by fine steel wool to remove the old paint, then used etching primer followed by the VHT wrinkle paint...baked in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour to produce the "tighter" wrinkle look.

got ahead of the game and neglected to photograph the glovebox surround after it was primered... sad smiley











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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 04, 2020 05:25PM

Nice work. thumbs up

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 05, 2020 04:52PM

Pulled off the old broken CORSA emblem from the glovebox door, removed the paint, filled in the emblem holes, primered it, then painted with the VHT wrinkle paint and baked in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.

Re-attached aluminum dash cover to the large plastic piece, then installed the plasti-chrome air vent.











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Columbus, Georgia
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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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 05, 2020 06:03PM

Dean, you were able to heat both the primer and the VHT wrinkle at the same time?
How long did you let the primer dry before spraying the wrinkle?

Thanks

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 05, 2020 06:15PM

Tony,

The self-etching primer instructions state that one should apply 2 to 3 light coats, waiting 2 minutes between coats, then the top coat can be applied 30 minutes after the last coat.

So, I waited 45 minutes, then applied 3 heavy coats of the VHT wrinkle paint, waiting 5 minutes between coats, then waited 5 minutes after the last coat and placed the items into a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees and baked for 1 hour.

The baking time creates a "tighter" wrinkle pattern compared to "air dry".

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 05, 2020 06:22PM

Thanks Dean. I really like the look and it's why I sked.
I wanted to make sure I could duplicate it.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: January 05, 2020 10:09PM

I’ve done this process with valve covers before, but it looks like I’ll be doing dash parts in the future.

Nice work!!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 12, 2020 03:46PM

Cleaned, blasted and painted the brake pedal/e-brake assembly & bracket, then installed into the car this weekend.

Did a test fit of the 68 steering column, coupler and box and discovered that the early 65 frame rail is not clearanced to allow the 68 coupler to turn...sad smiley

(see the details here: 68 steering coupler clearance issue)









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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: January 12, 2020 06:30PM

This might be a little late and I could be thinking totally wrong but if there is no back seat what about mounting it in the back and running the hoses forward?

And very very nice work!!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 13, 2020 03:25AM

Steve,

That's a great suggestion and one that has been considered.

The challenge would be running 6 or 7 each 2 inch hoses from rear to front...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 06:10AM

FLSteve Wrote:
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> This might be a little late and I could be thinking totally wrong but if there is no back seat what about mounting it in the back and running the hoses forward?
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> And very very nice work!!
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> ihscomputers Wrote:
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> > Temporarily installed a Dodge Neon seat to determine the available leg room with the inside AC/Heat unit.
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> > It's not that bad, especially when one considers that I am 6ft tall with long legs and the Neon seat does not retract as far back as the ProCar seat will (hopefully)
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Steve,

That's a good idea and it does work on some builds.
I was thinking, put it in the middle of the dash.
No one needs to put their legs there and if you don't like how it looks, you could build a console to hide it. Grin

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 18, 2020 06:07PM

Although the following information is contained in a separate topic, I am documenting it here to maintain the integrity of this build thread.

Tried to install the 68 steering column, coupler and 68 box into my early 65 car and saw that the coupler is hitting the frame rail.




Discovered that the 67-69 frame rails are clearanced to accommodate the coupler. Mine is an early 65 that used the long shaft with no coupler, similar to the 64...
(Thanks Texas Yenko Dude for the photo proof)



Contacted Seth Emerson who advised replacing the coupler with a u-joint.
(Thanks vairy much, Seth!)

The two styles are the 5/8-36 x 3/4" DD or the 5/8-36 x 3/4" round.

Dean - Either one will work. I measured the assembled stock coupler at about 3", maybe 3.25" That is the length of most of the U-joints. It depends on what you want to do.
If you buy the smooth bore, you will have to cross-drill the smooth bore end. Some already come with a threaded lock screw, which you could remove and just through bore to press-in the stock pin. I would not use the supplied screw as the rotation lock. GM thought the pin was needed. A solid pin, just bigger that 3/8" diameter - measure your pin and drill to match, It might be a certain millimeter diameter.
I would do it this way:
1) Measure the pin when you remove it. It's the last thing on the tip of the column after everything is removed.
2) find the matching size drill.
3) Drill through one-side of the u-joint in the center.
4) Slide the U-joint into place on the column, insert the drill through the hole, with the tip of the drill going through the side of the joint and the hole in the shaft.
5) Drill out the other side, using the shaft as the drill guide.
6) press the original pin back into place! It should be nice and tight.
If you buy the 3/4" DD one, you will have to grind down each side of the shaft tip - for about 1" long - the final width across the flats will be about .550", but grind to fit. it should be as tight as possible.
Then slide on the U-Joint, make sure the shaft doesn't extend too far and hit the center piece of the joint. With a marker, put a dot in the center of both lock screw holes, where the screw will hit.
Remove the U-joint and drill a shallow hole (just a small indent) where the screws will hit.
When you do the final assembly, make sure the U-joint screws and their lock-nuts get Loctite locking fluid.

I purchased the Borgeson 5/8-36 x 3"4" DD u-joint from Summit Racing



Pressed out the pin from the end of the steering shaft

Placed the steering column in the vise and supported the heavy end from the ceiling (Thanks Ken Arnold)

Made a template using the instructions from the Ididit video

Ground the two sides flat using an angle grinder

Pressed the pin back into the end of the shaft until it was flush with one side, then cut off the other end and smoothed both sides up

Installed the u-joint onto the steering box

Installed the column, u-joint and steering box into the car for a test fit and confirmed smooth operation

Made marks on the shaft through the lock screw holes (I put a dab of red grease on the ends of the lock screws and bottomed them out against the shaft)

Removed the shaft, u-joint and steering box

Drilled the indents into the shaft, then test fitted the u-joint to the shaft to confirm no movement of the shaft inside the u-joint

Installed the steering column, u-joint and steering box, tightened up the lock screws and verified smooth operation and no interference with the frame rail

When it is time to perform the final installation, then the Loctitie will be applied to the lock screws lock nuts per Seth's instructions













Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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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: January 26, 2020 04:14PM

Installed power door locks this weekend.

It certainly wasn't "easy" but I'm happy with the results.

Purchased and installed the Electric-Life power door lock and trunk kit

I removed the door latches and mounted them to a thin piece of plywood along with the actuators so that I could cut the rod and adjust it to fit while testing it outside the doors

The kit includes a 12 channel keyless entry module with 2 programmable remotes. The photocopied "instructions" are faded, almost to the point of being illegible.

For plumbing the wires to the doors, I drilled holes above the fresh air vents and used rubber floor panel plugs with the center section cut like a 8-slice pizza to allow wire passage but maximize blocking outside air, then routed them through the same rubber conduit boots that were used for the power window wires.

The kit allows one to retain all the stock functions of the door handles and key locks so if the units or power fails, entry can still be made.

Click here to see the brief video showing the power door lock operation









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Columbus, Georgia
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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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 26, 2020 05:50PM

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: TheRealHip ()
Date: January 26, 2020 07:26PM

You got an alarm that works with this to I hope.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 27, 2020 04:14AM

Although I am not a fan of car alarms because most of us have been conditioned to ignore them, I haven't totally ruled it out.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 27, 2020 05:30AM

Yeah, most of us son't even turn around when we hear a car alarm. So many false alarms and user errors have us desensitized to them.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 27, 2020 03:30PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Although I am not a fan of car alarms because most of us have been conditioned to ignore them, I haven't totally ruled it out.

Dean,

Any thoughts about having a tracker vs an alarm?

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

Tony,

According to a brief search, the Lo Jack Stolen Vehicle Recovery system costs about $695.

I might consider that instead of the typical car alarm...

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Columbus, Georgia
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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: TheRealHip ()
Date: January 27, 2020 04:34PM

My alarm kills the ignition. So you can't hot wire it.

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