Another Sicky Project (70 Rallye Cutlass S)

Old December 28th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Did some final tuning on the car... For now at least, and drove it to work today.

Ended up getting a new distributor (pertronix d1100)
new exhaust shows up next week as well.
Now I am contemplating on if i want to paint it different or not, been fiddling with the idea of inverting the paint scheme, mainly cause i have always wanted a black a-body
Here is an example on how it would look
Black Rallye 350: the only thing that i will do is change the gold to either the yellow or the orange and keep the pinstriping the other color.
Wow , that black Rallye looks real cool .
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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At least i am not the only one thinking that
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Imho a car is original only once. Most restorers will get mad at that. You own the car do as you please. It's only paint. I got so much crap from one of my buddies for doing my ghost flames on my car which i also did a totally diffrent techique. It's one of the things that makes my car stand out. Now you are going to do a black rallye keeping it original with a personal touch. I like stuff like that. Original 442's numbers match dont really grab my attention i like seeing other peoples ideas an personal touches on cars which to me is what these cars are all about.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Hot rod the crap out of it Tom!
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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ah64pilot View Post
Hot rod the crap out of it Tom!
LOL not going to hot rod the crap out of it, and this will be a while down the road...

Right now i am trying to figure out how to get the broken tap out of the manifold? Any ideas

I have tried welding, cant grab it, and shoving needle nose pliers into the flukes and trying to twist. Oh and no luck on drilling into it.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:43 PM
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And installed the new exhaust system today (WELL i took it to the exhaust shop to have it installed). Big thanks to Option Muffler for there sweet and cheap exhaust jobs in San Antonio.

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I got sick of people making fun of me for having red rims so i spent the 3 day weekend (even though it only took about 2 days) changing the color on my rims.
Here is what they started to look like.
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Then I went around the rim and ground out the rust elevations to smooth it out.
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Then i carefully taped off the edges by inserting the tape between the rim and the tire
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Then i primered a base coat to make sure everything looked smooth.
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After that I painted the rims in a graphite dupli color rim paint.
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And here you go.... a kinda before and after shots on how the car looks with the "new" rims.


Also decided to scratch away the paint on my door to reveal this piece...
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Does anyone know if the top sticker (tire pressure) tells you what kinda car it is (i.e. Rallye 350)
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Looking good right? I bet its a lot better looking from when you test drove it for me
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And probably runs better too.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Also the rim paint is only temporary for when i am ready to paint the whole car. In which at that point i will sandblast the rims down to metal and paint them correctly
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Oh yeah it does, she is loving the motor rebuild that we did on her, carb just needs to have the secondaries richened up a little bit and then should be better than it has been in a LONG TIME. Right now i am daily driving the car it is doing so well.
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So i decided since the rims are not red anymore its time to do the hood.

So first i taped off the white stripes on the hood so it has some contrast still.
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Then i primered the hood. Easy tip I tried and worked if you are rattle canning the hood and dont want to take it off, bed sheet under the hood and tape off the chrome, If you get some overspray on the car itself just take a little Brakecleen to it. To cover the window i used a car cover btw
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Time to add some flat black to it.
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Let it dry overnight and removed the taping...

I say this is a heck of a lot better than the red hood that was on it. Unfortunately i broke the hood tongue so i need to fix that, but going to wait til i do the paint/body...
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And a couple weekends ago i decided to drie the car to Hooston to suprise my good friend, that i met through here, AH64Pilot. He wasnt shocked that i drove all the way to see him race . But he was hella suprised when i told him that i am spending the weekend with him and his family and already got it approved with his wife . It was a very fun weekend and i also got to finally meet Joes w31 as well. Best part of it though was watching Stephen(AH64) break the 12 second barrier on his car and also getting a wheel off of the ground.
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Last update... For now.

Got some doors in the mail today to replace my rusty ones, thanks 1001 Coins for all the help on getting these. Also i put black spark plug wires on the engine instead of the red ones. Also loomed them for neatness reasons.
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those doors look like a nice addition . loom looks nice too . New meaning to tender loving rare.
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Originally Posted by sicky olds View Post
Then i primered the hood. Easy tip I tried and worked if you are rattle canning the hood and dont want to take it off, bed sheet under the hood and tape off the chrome, If you get some overspray on the car itself just take a little Brakecleen to it. To cover the window i used a car cover btw
Tom! That is horrible advice! Brakleen? The green can with curdle your paint...and the red can isn't much better for it. Is that a painter's tip?
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And a couple weekends ago i decided to drie the car to Hooston to suprise my good friend, that i met through here, AH64Pilot. He wasnt shocked that i drove all the way to see him race . But he was hella suprised when i told him that i am spending the weekend with him and his family and already got it approved with his wife . It was a very fun weekend and i also got to finally meet Joes w31 as well. Best part of it though was watching Stephen(AH64) break the 12 second barrier on his car and also getting a wheel off of the ground.
That was the best weekend I've had in a long time...you are welcome back any time. What are you doing this weekend?
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Old March 13th, 2013, 04:16 AM
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Tom! That is horrible advice! Brakleen? The green can with curdle your paint...and the red can isn't much better for it. Is that a painter's tip?
lol i didn't spray out directly on the car... Just
On a rag then Swyped it across. Probably a bad idea but my fender looks fine lmao
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those doors look like a nice addition . loom looks nice too . New meaning to tender loving rare.
Thanks Shane. How is your car coming along?
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Originally Posted by ah64pilot View Post
That was the best weekend I've had in a long time...you are welcome back any time. What are you doing this weekend?
This weekend is replacing a clutch in the caprice... You would think if you sold a car you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore right? Oh well lets see if i can break my record on dropping the transmission. Last time with lifting the car on the lift it took me a half hour lol
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This weekend is replacing a clutch in the caprice... You would think if you sold a car you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore right? Oh well lets see if i can break my record on dropping the transmission. Last time with lifting the car on the lift it took me a half hour lol
You know, when I owned a '96 Formula WS6 I got good at dropping the T-56 too!!! I had that thing out 4 times in the span of 5 weeks...

1st problem = Broke clutch fork - remove and replace
Week later = Clutch went out - remove and replace
Two Weeks later = 165 MPH d/s vibration weakened rear seal and leaked all fluid out...remove and rebuild
Week later = reinstalled trans after rebuild, turns out it wouldn't go into reverse - remove and rebuild (at their cost)
Week later = Finally installed and worked right, with new clutch and fork...and a slave cylinder.
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Tom, your engine looks good! I am not sure about the brakeclean.... I am going to watch Steve this weekend work on his car.... LOL

I also have a hood to match those doors....
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u have a hood to match but are u selling it is the bigger question lol.
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Oh buddy i havent updated this thread in quite some time it seems lol.

2 big things and 1 small thing has happened with the car and that was about it.

First, the small thing: I was having problems with the alternator and the voltage regulator, swapped both and cleaned the connections, swapped the battery, etc. But still no voltage except from the battery. So I changed the Alt to a single line alternator and she is sticking at 14 volts like she should be.

1st big thing: We started doing the body work on the car we have changed out the rusted portion of the front fender with a patch panel. Louis (Amesolds) did an amazing job with that patch. Next up will be the drivers side one along with swapping out the core support.

2nd big thing: I GOT MY EFFING HOOD finally, been talking to a guy at the cruise ins with an original OAI hood. Apparantly he was looking for a lightweight hood and was willing to deal. I thought i would have to fork over like 700 bucks along with my hood at the least for his. He finally walked up to me and said he was ready to deal. I talked to him later in texts and he said the hood and 250 cash. Let me tell you i jumped on that deal QUICKLY!!!!
So now i have my original hood (sorry Joe, cant hold yours above my head now ) and the body is starting to get worked, so i am very happy with how this car is coming along. Still the daily driver as well.
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Lol if you decide to sell the good let me know. I might buy it just to have it to out on mine anyways. Would make one hell of a story to tell lol
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WOW I am really bad at updating this thread lol.

What has been up since August of last year on this car....

First off i have driven it from San Antonio to Wichita Falls (about 6 hours) to and from 2 times while i was there for tech school. Only problem that i had was a wheel stud broke and stranded me for a couple of hours about 2 hours from Wichita Falls...

While i was at school i decided to get the floor pans in the front done as it was snowing there and REALLY cold coming from the floor. But on a positive note I found out that my Heater works really good, when you move it to heat and not cool . The floor pan job is good for a daily driver but the install was horrible overall. Going to have to cut it out and fit it properly to the floor itslelf and not lay it on there and tac it in....
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After i got home from tech school i bought an OEM front hub from someone on FB and got it blasted and hung them up and painted them with all new parts. Lesson learned from this. New calipers do not come with the bolt for the rubber hose and you need it from the old one...
Here is how they looked when i got them
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Had my good friend Louis (Amesolds) sand blast them and prep them for me after i disassembled them
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And bought new backing plates from Ebay
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Then i hung them up and painted them with cast iron color rattle can.1148974_825771290771516_438508980_n.jpg
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Also while i was in tech school i picked up a decent set of bolt on centers so my car looked less ghetto lol
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Then i put them all together and they looked like this.
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Added the calipers to it to make the install easier
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Dropped the old drum hub out
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And put in the new assembly
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Then added the correct metering valve (thanks to 507 Olds) and new stainless steel lines thanks to right stuff detail.
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Also if you notice in that pic i bought a repop 455 OAI air cleaner and a 1 inch spacer in the carb as well to pass the HEI distributor.
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I really liked the one red wheel!
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It had 3 red wheels and one in the trunk though lol.
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Glad to hear your doing well and back on the project. Hows life in Lost Wages?
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Glad to hear your doing well and back on the project. Hows life in Lost Wages?
Its going alright... And i am not really back on the project as all 3 are in San Antonio, just have the stealth with me now. Just forgot to update with the stuff that i had done for it lol.
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Ok, glad to hear from you n e way.
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