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Mike C last won the day on October 4 2020

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    Mike Cowden
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  1. July 22-23 Local car show in our little town. Hopefully I'll be finnished my rebuild by then. Event is only about 1.5 miles from where I live so even if I'm still in reassembly mode but otherwise drivable . I'll be going. Last car show (2019) there were 2 first gen. One was from Crowsnest Pass, don't know where the other one was from. Mike
  2. Hey 420 Ponies. Complete disassembly of the engine. NAPA, washed the block and checked for cracks. Head valve seats were modified for unleaded gas cylinders were already oversized so they just cleaned them up. Rebuilt with a baby rattler cam for that rough idle and aggressive throttle response. Carb' ed it with a Summit Racing 4 barrel and manifold. Summit headers with American Thunder Flow Masters. Topped it off with a Summit dress up kit. Mike
  3. Thanks everyone. Only issue we had with the wiring was the windshield wiper switch. I had crossed the wires between the pump and high speed side. Thanks to internet problem was resolved. My son has started the cutting and buffing/polishing the paint Holly s---, what a difference.
  4. Moving along with reassembly. Bought a wiring harness kit from Painless Performance, also upgrading to 3 point retractable seat belts. Got inner fenderwells from OPGI . Driver side needed a slight cut/modification, passenger side was ok. Installed a vacuum pump for the power brake booster. After testing the wiring, we'll start reinstalling the glass so that we can proceed with sanding/buffing and polishing the paint. I've tried uploading photos but I keep getting an error/failure message. has anyone else been having this problem lately? Mike
  5. Finally some temperatures where we can maintain above 65 in the shop and get some painting done.
  6. Hey everyone thanks for the input. First thing I'll have to do when I get home is to test the vacuum and see what the starting point is.
  7. Learning as we go. During the engine rebuild we replaced the stock cam with a more aggressive "Baby Rattler" cam. Only to discover later that it appears as though there's not enough vacuum to operate the brake booster properly. So we've started researching options to increase the vacuum. Anyone out there have tips/tricks or suggestions on what they have done? Ie: auxiliary vacuum pump, type model etc. From reading up on them price and quality are all over the place. Operating noise seems to be the biggest thing to focus on. Thanks in advance. Mike.
  8. Thanks JFT69Z. Picture and links were very helpfull. I didn't notice the holes by the ratcheting assembly. Did a complete search of everywhere in the shop (I hadn't throw anything away during disassembly) and found the original switch. Many thanks to all for the help.
  9. Thanks Scott. I agree with you on the assembly. It was on the car when I got it. Everything in that area where it was mounted had a lot of rust and rot, whereas the assembly was in really great shape. So yeah it was most likely replaced at some point. It shouldn't be to hard to make an L shaped bracket to mount it.
  10. Thanks Rob, the picture helps. My setup is a little different so I'll have to MacGyver a bracket to mount the switch.
  11. Ok I'm at the end if my rope. Anyone out in Monte Carlo land have a picture of where the parking brake switch on a 1970 MC is located/mounted. I've gone thru all the pictures taken during dismantling and can't find out where or how the switch is mounted. Any help will get me back on track. Thanks 😊 Mike.
  12. Thanks I think I'll try repairing the damaged/cracked areas with some proforma urethane sealer adhesive.
  13. Waited all summer (2021) for the border to open. Fenders and hood had been on BO since Dec 2020. Still waiting for them. Lost a complete summer on the project. So we decided to use the old fenders and try repairing them as best we could. Sand blocked the body after, the results were pretty good. Then I ordered Eastwood Gray Epoxy Direct to Metal primer sealer along with about 4.5k USD in trim, interior and other parts to be shipped to Eureka Montana. Then waited for the US to open its land border for non-essential crossing. The stuff would be there and ready for pickup. Well after they announced another extension to September 21. I couldn't wait anymore, it was starting to be to cold to paint. So I gave it a try, Border Services Officer was understanding of my plight and let me in to get my parts. We managed to get 2 coats of primer on to protect the metal until next spring.
  14. Has anyone been able to find a supplier of these? Left and right PN is 3975835 and 3975836.
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