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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: AZ Troy ()
Date: February 29, 2020 11:20AM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Finally, started playing with the SS 215 emblem that, hopefully, an emblem company will custom make for me.
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> Unfortunately, they can only do chrome & black for a reasonable price.
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> So, I am hoping to paint the inside of the SS white and paint the raised 215 red for the desired look.
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> 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.
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> The emblem is 5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.

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Dean,

I have seen badges from [www.billetbadges.com] at SEMA and they are very nice quality, I have no idea about pricing.

Troy G. / Scottsdale Arizona

'65 140 Corsa Coupe
'66 180 Corsa Coupe - Crown Converted in the '60's

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 29, 2020 02:43PM

I like the SS 427 emblem, though I have neither one. It must be an aftermarket emblem, or off another Chevy car.(Impala/Caprice, maybe?) There were no SS427 Camaros, at least none through the 4th gen cars. Some dealers (Yenko/Nickey/Baldwin, etc) built them. So emblems could have been made back then.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 29, 2020 06:02PM

Troy,

I have not yet purchased the compressor but will likely get a Sanden unit similar to the one I installed in the V8 Rampside,,,I think it was a SD508.

I plan to call D&D Fabrications on Monday to see if they have ac compressor brackets for the 63 Buick 215. D&D specializes in parts for aluminum V8s...



Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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 29, 2020 06:11PM

Troy,

Thank you VERY much for the link to Billet Badges.

After looking at their work, I'm wishing that I had known about them first.

However, the custom emblems from Emblemart will be arriving this coming week...

I'll be posting photos once I finish painting them.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: AZ Troy ()
Date: February 29, 2020 08:49PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Troy,
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> I have not yet purchased the compressor but will likely get a Sanden unit similar to the one I installed in the V8 Rampside,,,I think it was a SD508.




Many aftermarket companies that manufacture Serpentine Belt Kits for hot rods use the smaller sander SD507 Peanut compressor.

Hoses come out the top center. (most of us have billet A/C manifolds to route the hoses 90 °)

[www.tuffstuffperformance.com]

SKU: 4517NBDP


The mounting points are top & bottom.

I don't have a bracket for a 215 but I may be able to help guide you if you make your own.

Troy G. / Scottsdale Arizona

'65 140 Corsa Coupe
'66 180 Corsa Coupe - Crown Converted in the '60's

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 01, 2020 04:47AM

Troy,

Wow!

You have been an incredible source of great information and help!

That "peanut" compressor is outstanding!

I may very well take you on your offer of assistance to make my own...

Thanks again!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: scottymac ()
Date: March 01, 2020 08:54PM

Dean,
I've got an old D & D catalog, might be 30 years old. I was piddling with a '62 Jetfire back then, and Dan was still involved in running the company. 7780-SBSA is the bracket number for Buick/Olds head with Sanden compressor and serpentine drive; 7780-SRSA Rover head same. 7780-VBSA for Buick/Olds head with Sanden and V belt; 7780-VRSA Rover head same. Back then, brackets were $80 for your choice.

I got my 300 crank from Mark a couple of weeks ago, and made my reservation for Helen last week. Looking forward to seeing your car soon. Scott

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 02, 2020 04:28AM

Scott,

Thank you vairy much for the detailed catalog information.

That will be helpful when I call them today.

See you in Helen!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: March 22, 2020 05:05PM

Fabricated, powder-coated and installed the right side bracket for the inside AC/heat unit, then test mounted the unit.

The passenger side leg room is better but I think this will be fine, all things considered.

I spent the rest of today figuring out the bulkhead connectors and line routing but need to order more parts before tackling that...











Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: March 23, 2020 07:40AM

Kneecaps should be nice and cool!spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Keep going, looking good.

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Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 28, 2020 06:16PM

Made some good progress today...

Installed the heater hose bulkhead fittings and the #6 AC bulkhead fitting.

Made the #6 AC hose from the drier to the bulkhead fitting.

Fabricated, powder-coated and installed the bracket for the water valve.

After paying a local metal shop to weld 5/8" heater hose bungs to the upper and lower coolant pipes, I installed those pipes, then installed the water valve along with the silicone heater hose.

Test fit the silicone heater hose from the inside AC/Heat unit to the bulkhead fittings.

Finally, I installed the CPP Universal Return Line Fitting in the fuel tank.

































Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: Spectre ()
Date: March 28, 2020 06:47PM

Lots of attention to detail.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 29, 2020 07:30PM

Made the #6 AC line that connects the #6 bulkhead fitting to the inside unit (not pictured)

Hacked out the hole for the rectangular AC vent in the center dash...will not install the vent until after the dash is sanded and painted.





Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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

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