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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 28, 2019 04:06PM

Billy,

My Judi loves the color of James' Rampside, so I decided to make her happy and use that color for the race car.

Ken is vairy talented, that is for certain!

Thanks for posting photos of the model LM with V6!

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 03, 2019 05:34PM

Wire-wheeled, cleaned and painted the engine bay:







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: March 31, 2019 07:22PM

designing and test fitting the sheet metal shrouding for the radiator.

Slow progress as I puzzle this one out:







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: March 31, 2019 09:17PM

Takes time to do things right and be good looking!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: April 02, 2019 08:04AM

Dean, I noticed that you have not cut the rear cross member so it looks like you are planning to run the engine moved forward several inches as Ken did when he raced. Are the U joints going to happy with that on the street. Jim

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: April 02, 2019 07:43PM

Jim,

I have not made a final decision on that yet...though I'm leaning towards cutting it because I really like the PMT torque arms and am planning to have air conditioning which will likely add a pulley....

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: April 03, 2019 04:37AM

Correction: PMT Strut Rods



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: April 07, 2019 07:03PM

Well, since I was not happy with the lower radiator support, I decided to remove it and start over.

Taking cues from what John Goodman did for his V8 coupe, I welded together 3 lengths of 3/4 inch square tubing and fashioned new support brackets from 2" wide, 1/4 inch thick steel bar. Powder coated verything, then installed and tested it.

Much more stable and will easily support the weight of the radiator, condenser and fluid.

Finally, I painted POR-15 on the lower inside sections below the intake holes.

(The photos from Photobucket are HUGE..so I deleted them...)

Will try to upload them later...

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: April 07, 2019 07:15PM









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: toms73novass ()
Date: April 08, 2019 03:02AM

Nice!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 08, 2019 08:04AM

Looking good, Dean!

I've circled your radiator overflow nipple and will mention this little gem was a trouble source in my BOP engine installation.

After carefully purging air from the system, I could drive the car once. After shut-off and cool-down, somehow air would be drawn into the system through the overflow pipe, jar, and/or cap. Next time I drove the car, I'd have an airlock/bubble in the coolant pipe and the engine would overheat.

I solved the air-block problem by removing the low-pressure coolant jar and plugging the overflow nipple [Plan "A"] then installing a high-pressure coolant reservoir fed by a small fitting at the high-spot in the coolant line [Plan "B"].

My picture below was just after the high-pressure reservoir installation. The low pressure reservoir was removed the vent-line plugged later that day.

Not everyone has this problem but I sure did!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts




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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: April 08, 2019 04:24PM

Thanks for the detailed help, Craig!

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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: May 01, 2019 06:28PM

Thank you Dean. I'm just now getting back to your thread.


ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Tony,
>
> Cut a long section of strut channel in half so
> that they would overlap in the middle, then bolted
> them to the rear arms and bolted them together in
> the middle.
>
> It was strong enough to allow the car to roll
> around without the power pack.
>
> [i1126.photobucket.com]
> ters/1965%20V8%20Coupe/strut%20channel_zpsvyjzan2h
> .jpg

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: May 01, 2019 06:30PM

Dean,

What is this other setup you built and used on the 69 that you are talking about. FYI - The pictures are no longer showing up in that post.


ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Arden (Wagon Master),
>
> The strut channels are bolted to the trailing arms
> at the same place where the torque arms bolt.
>
> Now that I think about it, I should have used the
> thing that I built for the '69 convertible using
> square steel tubing and an old torque
> arm...(getting forgetful in my old age):
>
> [i1126.photobucket.com]
> ters/69%20Monza%20Convertible/Substitute%20Rear%20
> Suspension/DSC02542.jpg
>
> [i1126.photobucket.com]
> ers/69%20Monza%20Convertible/Substitute%20Rear%20S
> uspension/DSC02402.jpg

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 02, 2019 05:17AM

Tony,

I cut the old strut rods and bolted the heads into a length of square tubing as shown below:





















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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: May 02, 2019 08:27PM

Thank you Dean.
That is really helpful. Moving these UVs around without a power-plant is fun.
Without any bracing, I had one tuck the trailing arm and it turned the rim flat with the ground.
If I hadn't said so already, nice build...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 02, 2019 09:13PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> Thank you Dean.
> That is really helpful. Moving these UVs around
> without a power-plant is fun.
> Without any bracing, I had one tuck the trailing
> arm and it turned the rim flat with the ground.
> If I hadn't said so already, nice build...

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tony! Two designs have been in our FAQ's for a decade.... just sayin'

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: May 03, 2019 03:36PM

Thank you Matt.


BTW - This is why I'm looking into using something better than what I had.
This is what happened when I moved UV231 the last time.


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 03, 2019 05:05PM

Happens to cars as well... 4x4 might be too weak as well on a whale..

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 06, 2019 04:23AM

Finished fabricating and powder-coating the sides of the front cooling enclosure.

Next step is to fabricate the top cover...















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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

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