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KinleyDog

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Thanks to the knowledge from this forum, I've made it through the restoration of of my engine compartment. At least as much as my time and budget can afford up to this point. Here are some before and after pics. Thanks for helping me get there.

Before:








After:






Here is the list of things that I've done:
Chrome 7 qt. oil tank
Chrome trans pan
Side exhaust replaced rear exhaust
Block hugger headers
Holley 750 street avenger
Chrome 140 amp alternator and brace
Chrome pulleys
Edelbrock high performance cylinder heads
Rebuilt master cylinder
1 1/8" front sway bar
MSD box
Electronic ignition
New distributor
Braided hoses
New coil
Replace plugs and wires
Edelbrock valve covers
Assorted other chrome pieces
Edelbrock bug eye breather
Repaired fluid and vacuum leaks

Also did:
550lb coil springs
KYB shocks all around
Complete front and rear end rebuild with poly bushings
Front spoiler
Driving lights
New brakes and rotors
Rebuilt steering
Plus a bunch of minor things that don't seem too minor

Next, I'll be putting the interior back in, get the sound system upgraded, wheels, tires and paint.
 

Garagetoyz

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Looks great! Might I ask what type of chrome pulleys you used? I want to order some but cant decide...
 

Allthumbs

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KD:

WOW ! That is really awesome. I wish I had that kind of talent to do something like that.

Tom
 

Artsvette73

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Looks Great. But from a safety stand point I don't trust that inline fuel filter. I cringe, when I don't see a solid steel fuel line from pump to carb.
 
K

KinleyDog

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fuel filter

I've heard other people say the same thing about the fuel filter. But in 30 years of rebuilding and maintaining Chevy and AMC cars, I've never had an issue with this type of fuel filter.
 

Crimson Thunder

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I dont care for those foam air cleaners.Ive seen too many catch on fire after a backfire.Is that the stock fan you painted?looks good.
 
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What a start!

Kinley,

It surely looks like a great improvement. Just keep it going! :beer

GerryLP:cool
 

Evolution1980

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ZZ4, 700R4, Steeroids rack & pinion, VB&P Brakes
Definitely looking good / better! :upthumbs
 

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