1963 Dynamic 88 2dr hdtp. restoration

Old May 27th, 2018, 10:47 AM
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Siphon feed blasters are practically useless , unless you are only sandblasting a small area .
The sand , as well as the air , must be absolutely DRY . I have two air dryers . One near the compressor , and one on the sandblaster .

An 80 # pressure feed blaster and a 5 HP compressor should be completely adequate .

Freshly sandblasted steel will rust rapidly . PPG recommends that the steel be re-coated a half hour after sandblasting to prevent " flash rusting ".

To help avoid warpage , keep the nozzle moving in a series of sweeping motions . Rather than concentrating in one spot . You can't " blow through " sheetmetal with a sandblaster , unless there was nothing but rust there anyway ..

A rotisserie definitely makes life much easier .

I usually blast between 60 and 100 PSI . I start at 100 and when I get down to 60 PSI , I take a break and let the compressor catch up .
"Back in the day", all pressure fed sandblasters for the hobbyist weren't available. That's a great idea......TWO air line dryers. I'll get another one in the next couple days. Thanks for the tip Charlie.

What primer do you use ? Do they have it in "rattle cans" ?

My 57 has rust holes in the floor pans and trunk, so I am expecting to "burn through" more than a few spots.
I'll reset my compressor and regulator to 100 psi shutoff.

I liked the rotisserie more, after I saw yours and how well they work. Laying under a car sandblasting and welding isn't handy. I'll be replacing sheet metal also.
Thanks Charlie
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Old May 27th, 2018, 12:49 PM
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What primer do you use ? Do they have it in "rattle cans" ?
I use " Shop Line " black epoxy primer . It's two-part , so it's not available in rattle cans .
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I got side tracked this summer , so I need to up-date this thread .
I got my 394 motor all finished ;



You can see my engine build thread here ; https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...ine-build.html
And my carb rebuild here ; https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...-4gc-carb.html

Now , the next order of business is to put that 394 back into that frame .
I proceeded to make steel motor mount brackets , using the plywood ones that I had made previously .


I started with a chunk of quarter inch plate from the scrapyard . I simply put the patterns on the steel and outlined them in spray paint ;



Straight cuts were made with a skilsaw and a carbide disc . Curved cuts were made with a jigsaw with a bi-metal blade .

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Then the holes were drilled . Using the plywood patterns for a guide ;
They were then bead blasted ;

And here they are , installed ;

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Old September 7th, 2018, 09:09 AM
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Engine and brackets look great - how will the transmission bolt up to that bellhousing?
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Old September 7th, 2018, 11:01 AM
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Engine and brackets look great - how will the transmission bolt up to that bellhousing?
Don , In the last picture there are large 1" nuts between bellhousing and the bracket . Those approximate the thickness of the "ears" of a yet to be purchased Richmond Super T-10 .

The pic is from the internet . (That's where I got the idea .)

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Old September 8th, 2018, 09:41 AM
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Don , In the last picture there are large 1" nuts between bellhousing and the bracket . Those approximate the thickness of the "ears" of a yet to be purchased Richmond Super T-10 .

The pic is from the internet . (That's where I got the idea .)
Aha...neat!
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Old November 29th, 2018, 10:12 PM
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The engine is in the frame . It fit just like It thought it would .
I'm going to install the exhaust and radiator , then run it for an hour or so .
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Looking great Charlie, nice fab work...
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Charlie, Very nice !!!!!! Whats next ?
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Very nice. What are you using for the front mount?
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Charlie, Very nice !!!!!! Whats next ?
Do all the body repair and put it back on the frame .
Then I will start putting parts back on the body .
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Very nice. What are you using for the front mount?
The stock one .
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Really nice job, Charlie!
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I got the spark plugs , wires and cap on .





Then the carb and air cleaner ;

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nice job

Finally got caught up on your thread Nice Work Charlie!
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Thanks Eddie .
Yes , sometimes life gets in the way of restoring old cars . But I work on it whenever I can .
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I just got done moving , so I got some " puttering " time for my Olds tonight .
I needed s set of exhaust hangers , I'm converting to dual exhaust . and on the right side someone cut off the old pipes at the rubber section and half of the hangers went to the scrap with the pipes .
Fortunately Pat (deadds ) had some that weren't too bad .


To take them apart I first drilled the rivets out with a 11/32 drill . You don't need to drill all the way through , just enough to weaken the rivet .



Next , I punched them out with a center punch .



Then I bead blasted the metal pieces and painted them .





Next I need some rubber to make new rubber parts . I was thinking of buying a new mudflap from a truck place and cut the rubber strips from that .
Does anyone have any other ideas ?

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What you are seeking, and should use, is something called "masticated rubber." It is rubber reinforced with cotton thread. If not what the manufacturer used, it is awfully darn close. When I rebuilt my exhaust hangar, it is what I used.

My advice is to measure the thickness of the rubber on the hangar and get some at least as close to that thickness as possible.

Here are some suppliers. The first in this list gets my recommendation -
http://www.rubbersheetroll.com/rubber-sheets.htm
https://www.rubbertherightway.com/fl...54099-prd1.htm
https://www.steelerubber.com/mastica...ing-70-0645-45
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What you are seeking, and should use, is something called "masticated rubber." It is rubber reinforced with cotton thread. If not what the manufacturer used, it is awfully darn close. When I rebuilt my exhaust hangar, it is what I used.

My advice is to measure the thickness of the rubber on the hangar and get some at least as close to that thickness as possible.

Here are some suppliers. The first in this list gets my recommendation -
http://www.rubbersheetroll.com/rubber-sheets.htm
https://www.rubbertherightway.com/fl...54099-prd1.htm
https://www.steelerubber.com/mastica...ing-70-0645-45

Dave , Do you still have some of that material ?
I need 1/4 in and 3/8 in thick . I only need a few pieces , maybe 2 and 1/2 wide by 6 at the most .
If you have some extra , I would buy enough from you to do four 3/8 straps and two 1/4 straps .
I would hate to pay $125 for two 36 X 36 sheets when I only need a few small pieces .
Please let me know . Thanks , Charlie .

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Yes, I am sure I have some material left. I do not know how thick it is. I do know I only have one thickness. I will have to find it, and report back.

Why do you need two different thicknesses? A quarter inch (1/4") seems pretty flimsy to me in this application. If it were me I would go with the 3/8" in both locations.
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Yes, I am sure I have some material left. I do not know how thick it is. I do know I only have one thickness. I will have to find it, and report back.

Why do you need two different thicknesses? A quarter inch (1/4") seems pretty flimsy to me in this application. If it were me I would go with the 3/8" in both locations.
Yes , I'm pretty sure 3/8 will work ok on the rear hanger .
Let me know if you find the stuff . Thanks , Charlie
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I have checked. The roll of masticated rubber I have is 3" wide x 1/4" thick x ?ft long.

I do not know if that will work in your application?

What I did, as you can see in the photo is use 2 layers of the material. If that works for you, let me know how much you need, and we'll work out getting it to you at a reasonable cost.


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[QUOTE=D. Yaros;1159180]I have checked. The roll of masticated rubber I have is 3" wide x 1/4" thick x ?ft long.

I do not know if that will work in your application?

What I did, as you can see in the photo is use 2 layers of the material. If that works for you, let me know how much you need, and we'll work out getting it to you at a reasonable cost.[QUOTE]

Dave ,
I'm going to need about 6 feet of the strip .PM me with price and payment info . Thanks , Charlie

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PM sent. Here are pics of the product -


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Thanks to Dave Yaros , I got the rubber material I needed and was able to re-assemble the hangers ;



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A very fine job! Lookin' good!

Did you double up the rubber strips? If so, what did you use to bond the rubber?
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The only ones that need to be doubled are the front two , up by the mufflers .
I will probably use weatherstrip adhesive to bond the two layers together
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Here I go . One step forward , and two steps back .
I removed the bellhousing to install the clutch fork and throwout bearing . And it doesn't fit . The '63 Olds clutch fork and bearing were way too "tall" .






So , what to do now ?
I went back to pics of the '63
"98" Sport coupe with a 4 speed and discovered a strange forged clutch fork was used. Using google images I determined
that it was a 60 thru 84 Chevy truck clutch fork # 3765372 ;



So I ordered one off E=Bay and a "short " GM bearing too . I will see if this combo will work on a few days . Stay tuned .

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