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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: TheRealHip ()
Date: December 23, 2018 04:47PM

Have you seen the switch that looks just like the door handle. So you don't have to put an ugly plug in its place.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 23, 2018 04:59PM

TheRealHip,

If you're describing the switch that uses the original crank handle such as this one from Autoloc, then I thought that was cool but I want to completely eliminate the crank handles...

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: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 23, 2018 05:46PM

These window units look sweet. I used SPAL units in my Corv-8, but, I also made custom door panels and was able to hide the crank and hardware without the little cover.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 24, 2018 02:58PM

I am a little under the weather with a sinus infection today, but not bad enough to keep me from doing a little experimenting...

I plan to paint the car the same color as James Law's Rampside, so I threw some paint onto the front to see what it would like like.

My goal is to keep make the air openings nice without drawing attention to them..."understated", if you will...








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: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 24, 2018 03:52PM

I would experiment by painting the grills and the panel behind them body color to see if they almost disappear. It's just paint.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 24, 2018 06:00PM

Definitely paint behind them.
I think down that low, all you need to do is shoot the opening Flat, or matte black, and pop in the grills.
Sorry, W.M. but I must disagree with you.
The grills appear to be black plastic?
I would not paint them.
Paint on plastic tends to flake off over time.
And that would look ugly and draw unwanted attention!

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'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 24, 2018 06:18PM

The grilles are powder-coated aluminum from an F-150 after-market grille.

I will definitely paint behind the grilles, although, once that area in front of the radiator is sealed, there won't be any light coming from the inside to illuminate behind the grilles...

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: American Mel ()
Date: December 24, 2018 06:30PM

Sorry, that was dumb on my part.
Somehow I missed several posts on the previous page.
DOH! eye rolling smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 24, 2018 06:30PM

Sorry A.M. but if you have paint flaking off your plastic, that's a result of poor surface preparation.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 30, 2018 05:19PM

Fitted new Pioneer 4x6 speakers to the fresh air vents that I had previously sealed.

Originally purchased a pair of very nice Kicker 6x9 3-way speakers but they were too large and would not fit.

Although the Pioneer speakers are smaller they still have very good sound.

I cut some rigid plastic sheet (the lid from a storage container) and cut out the oval shape of the speaker to create a sound enclosure by gluing the plastic to the vent body then added two rivnuts to allow the easy removal of the speakers.

As you can see, I have yet to clean and finish the kick panels....uncertain whether they will get painted or covered with carpet or vinyl...
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Used Satin Black caliper paint to pretty-up the Eldorado calipers that will go on the rear...
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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: December 31, 2018 03:31PM

Experimented with some thinner pinch weld to surround the front openings.

I like the fact that it can be installed without using adhesive and it's a snug fit in the corners.






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Also notched the torque arms to allow fitment of the Eldorado calipers and access to the brake bleeder:







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: January 05, 2019 06:20PM

I bought a shroud and fan from AFCO Racing almost a month ago but they mistakenly shipped it to the wrong customer and shipped me that customer's radiator.

The radiator was re-shipped to that customer but I have yet to receive the shroud and fan... with any luck, I should get them this coming week so that I can get back on track with the cooling system...

In the meantime, I welded in and finished a steel panel to protect the stock fuel tank.

Just "before" and "after" photos but none of the welding job because I was on a roll and forgot to take them during the process...





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: January 13, 2019 07:19PM

Well, it appears that I mistakenly ordered the wrong fan and shroud kit...

so, I will need to exchange the wrong kit for the correct kit with Summit.
(I mistook the number "9" for the number "6") sad smiley

Made a little more progress today by installing the second brass brake block to connect the rear brake lines, did the initial painting of the trunk using the Black & Aqua spatter paint by Duplicolor and painted the new stock fuel tank.











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: v8vair ()
Date: January 14, 2019 05:56AM

I like it smiling smiley

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 14, 2019 05:55PM

Thanks Mike! (v8vair)

BTW, I just received the custom "1965" Georgia vanity plate for the front of the car:



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: January 20, 2019 05:25PM

Glued the anti-squeak strips to the fuel tank:



Installed the torque arms, springs, shocks, hub assemblies and the caliper brackets.

Also found and installed the "temporary crossmember" that allows the car to roll without the power train:







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: January 27, 2019 05:42PM

Mounted the shroud and fan to the radiator.

Modified and attached the radiator mounting bracket assembly to the radiator.

Cut out the trunk floor

Created a bottom support bracket that can be disassembled if needed.

Made two side stabilizing brackets.

Powder-coated all the fashioned brackets and hardware.























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: TerribleTed ()
Date: January 27, 2019 07:03PM

Looking great Dean!!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 28, 2019 05:38AM

Thanks Ted!

I'm trying to enjoy the journey and not get in a hurry to finish it...but I absolutely cannot wait to drive it for the first time.

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: gtochief ()
Date: January 28, 2019 02:29PM

Dean,
I find it interesting that you intend to use the color of our friend James Law's Rampside. One reason is obvious, the other on a different front.
Ken built a model several years ago of a LM Corvair rear engine V6 that he graciously gave to my grandson a few months ago.
His V6 model is painted a shade similar to James's truck.
Many know that Ken also painted the minature Rampside that Billy Bruce presented to Lillian after James passed away.
The attached pictures are of the V6 model and are not a true representation of the actual color.
Ken does AWESOME work on full scale builds.
He's not too shabby on the small stuff either!

Billy Cannon
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
Goodwater, AL

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