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    Raymond, NE
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    Greg Hayes
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    Airplane Tech

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  1. Just got my OPGI catalog, it shows a three spoke steering wheel as a factory option in 70. My standard one is in rough shape. My understanding is all SS had a black steering column, mine has apparently been painted. Want to keep my car factory-ish. Was this wheel available from the factory?
  2. Just curious, on the spec sheet it says 454 Engine with bright accents. What are the bright accents?
  3. Finally got the timing set, did a little tweaking on the quadrajet, and for the first time I'm burning rubber. The radiator has some scale in it, I assume it is the original. Are these copper/brass not aluminum? It looks blue under the paint. Can I clean this out at home or should I take it out and take it to a shop? 70 SS454 Thanks
  4. Spring has sprung here so I'm able to get the car out of the garage. It runs but I dont have it dialed in. Once I get it idled down, (I think the Quadrajet still needs some tweeking) My timing light shows like 30 degrees advanced with the vacuum disconnected. hook the vacuum up and it dies. Ive rotated the distributor back and forth but cant seem to find where its suppose to be at. My timing light fires sporadically so maybe its bad, Any thoughts?
  5. smokinquack

    1970 SS 454

    If there was a dark green club I'd be a member. My 70 454SS I bought last summer is just like yours only more "origanal" condition. I'm just getting it running and am probably almost as excited as you.
  6. I put a new HEI distributor in my 70 SS454. What do I set the timing at? Do I disconnect the vacuum line? I ran the required wire to IGN spade on circuit breaker, What else do I need to know.
  7. Couple more interesting pics. I also put a couple in the SS badge thread.
  8. My drivers side has a couple screws in it like maybe someone "cheated" putting it on? The passenger side was in the car, I havent put it on yet, it had no holes for screws and it had no studs on the back. Just holes in the fender for some kind of clip?
  9. Per request, adding a few more pictures. Installed the new flexplate and got the tranny back in, also installed a new distributor. Need to install the new starter yet and get a battery. Needs new seat covers and carpet otherwise interior is in good shape. Trunk has residue on the floor, I think they came with some kind of liner ? 2nd owner removed the vinyl top in 1972 cause he knew they rust, probably not a bad decision. First owner was a school teacher. I am the 3rd owner. In the middle of a blizzard here in Nebraska, gonna be a while till I can get it out of the garage.
  10. Bought my dream car a few months ago.. 70 numbers matching true SS, Kinda a barn find, less than 300 miles since the 2nd owner re-titled it 18 years ago (after his divorce) . Heard it running when I bought it, sounded great. Just pulled the tranny cause the flexplate was shot, teeth ground down, got a new flexplate and starter and also an HEI distributor cause the original was bad. 80,000 miles, solid car, got a couple questions . Crayon or paint marking under the hood is significant? Maybe a build date? Flint MI car so no build sheet. I know 70 chevelles with the LS5 had chrome valve covers. Did any Montes come with chrome valve covers? This car has them but its so original I would be surprised if they had been replaced.
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