Maniac on the Loose yet Again! 67 wagon

Old December 9th, 2018, 04:03 PM
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Got hole cut for shifter
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Old December 31st, 2018, 06:41 PM
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A few more parts went on and welded bracket for Z bar. Sorted out the rods for 3 speed shifter, had to do some mods but seems like ll is good with that.


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Old December 31st, 2018, 06:51 PM
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A couple more pictures.


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Old January 6th, 2019, 06:06 PM
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Got the AC parts back in place with new condenser and compressor.

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Old January 6th, 2019, 07:25 PM
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Wow looks great! Im glad you put that picture of the Z bar bracket on here, i needed to see that. I have collected most everything to convert my 442 to a 4 speed, might consider a Tremec 5 speed.
Gonna be a very cool wagon, keep up the good work, with pics please.
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Old January 7th, 2019, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by steverw View Post
Wow looks great! Im glad you put that picture of the Z bar bracket on here, i needed to see that. I have collected most everything to convert my 442 to a 4 speed, might consider a Tremec 5 speed.
Gonna be a very cool wagon, keep up the good work, with pics please.
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Thanks!! It wasn't hard to get the position of that z bar tab. With new engine mounts, trans mount and things in place, the tab pretty much fell into its own place.
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Old February 3rd, 2019, 02:36 PM
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Today I got the tailgate to open and glass moving up and down. I did not know what issues I may be facing with this as the window motor may have gone under when it was flooded. The wiring under the dash for the rear glass switch was molested some. I found the original cut wires and connected things up and everything works with this. Still need to check other electrical conditions. The rear glass channel is pretty rusty with some rot. It appears to have been chrome but little of that is left so I have to see if there is a source for this piece. With the tailgate operating I was able to get to the screw on the end of the upper moldings.
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Old March 8th, 2019, 05:08 PM
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I ordered a dual exhaust from Classic Exhaust (listed on Ebay) for a 67 Cutlass 4dr 330. I noticed the Rt side pipe was a larger diameter than the left side and the flare seemed a little excessive where it mates to the manifold but I think it will be ok. The long header pipes were a bit too long putting the mufflers too far back to the rear. I removed about 3.5 inches from the center straights on each. Then the left over axle pipe would not connect to the muffler because of the shortened header pipe. I added the amount cut off to the over-axle pipe and all seems well. The rt. side was fine as far as length and the tailpipe appears to be fine just sneaking by the spare tire well. Nothing will be clamped tight until the bumper goes on so I can adjust the tailpipe length if needed. Over all the system fits well and perhaps the header pipe length issue was because it was a wagon.... I guess soon I will try to break in the engine. A tiny bit of rot was found on the tailgate that I have not repaired yet. Since a lot of the wiring connectors saw water I found they all needed attention. I have been busy with that cleaning connections.
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Old March 10th, 2019, 02:56 PM
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The tailgate had some decent dents in it, some oil-canning and just a bit of rot down in the rt lower edge. Started working on that. Still searching for the tailgate glass channel, thought that would not be too difficult to find but it is.
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Old March 10th, 2019, 03:18 PM
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You are doing a beautiful job. The car will be a show piece. I look forward to your updates.

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...Nothing will be clamped tight until the bumper goes on so I can adjust the tailpipe length if needed...
Wagon exhaust usually exits to the side behind the rear wheels, otherwise the exhaust fumes come in the back window or through gaps in the tail-gate weatherstrip.
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Wagon exhaust usually exits to the side behind the rear wheels, otherwise the exhaust fumes come in the back window or through gaps in the tail-gate weatherstrip.
Was not sure about that so Thanks! I will see how it goes with the fumes, I do like the rear exit look though so we shall see. I had an 84 wagon and you could not hardly drive with that back with the tailgate glass down because of the fumes.
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Old March 10th, 2019, 04:33 PM
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And that's STILL a problem with today's manufacturers. The Sequoia had the Tundra exhaust, but the **** gas they run in the Persian Gulf made that stink, so we put the pipe out the side.
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 06:26 PM
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When I got the car I found the gas tank full of a water and gas mixture which I drained out, removed the tank, installed new sender, and re-installed. On Saturday I put about 5 gallons of gas in the tank, made things ready and attempted to break in the engine. It fired a few times but would stop running due to lack of fuel. I checked a few things and then found about a gallon of gas under the wagon! I guess condensation had formed in the tank causing some rot. It was not fun draining the fuel out of the tank. Ok, so I checked to see if a new tank is available but the only thing reproed is for the Chevelle wagon. I looked all over and among the few vendors selling this none listed it for anything but the Chevy. On Ebay I found a vendor selling the tank for 120 dollars with free shipping so I bought it. It came yesterday and it appears to be an exact match, I will know for sure when I install it this weekend! I also need to check the fuel line as the line was dry after my attempts to fire the engine.
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Installed the gas tank today, perfect fit it was! Maybe it won't work on the vista but on my wagon its just fine!


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Picked up some boxed rear lower control arms and anti sway bar at Carlisle so I put them on the wagon. It was found that the fuel line was plugged and also had a hole and was pretty rotted. I remade the rear half and connected it to the front original fuel line with a short piece of rubber fuel line.

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The tailgate glass and channel arrived this week, its in really nice shape compared to mine which is unusable. Too bad I could not find one with tinted glass. I will use this one without swapping the glass, its such a chore to get the glass back in.... I put some gas in the tank and gave the engine a spin, it started right up but I did not run it long at 2000 RPM since I had no temperature gauge. After I get one installed I will do a proper break-in procedure.
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Sanded down some old repairs on the rt quarter, looks like machine gun Harry was at this.
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... looks like machine gun Harry was at this.
True, Joe, but you've gotta admit, he recreated that ridge and contour really well.

Nice work, by the way.

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Old May 6th, 2019, 05:43 AM
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Thanks, Eric yes they did a good job pulling that damage, now I got to weld up of all those holes and pull a bit here and there myself, all part of the project.
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