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Old March 31st, 2018, 07:13 PM   #41  
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Next,,,,,65 442

Hey, I will be watching you on that 65, lol
no messing around on that one.
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Old March 31st, 2018, 09:23 PM   #42  
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Hop skip and a jump away so come bye and bring that 64 with you.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 05:53 PM   #43  
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1965 442 Gets some love

Now that the 64 is almost complete, I have started on the 65. Trying to get it in running condition so that I can move it around easily for starting the rust repair. Plan is to start on the trunk floor and work my way up. In getting her ready to move last week, I wanted to make sure all the fluids were good as I never had this thing driving from when I got it last October. I was able to get the engine to start and run well. The 4 speed would go into gear and it felt like I had engagement with the clutch. First off was a rebuild of the brakes, single master to dual. All new lines and brake components. When I was bringing her home in Oct. I noticed one of the rear hard lines split and lost all the fluid. So in Feb I started the brake job and just got everything dialed in. Was hoping to check fluids and go for a drive. Got to the 4 speed and the fluid looked like a milkshake and was making an awful noise. Dropped it last week and she looked pretty bad inside with all kinds of grit and sludge. Also the original radiator was leaking bad, so I ordered a new aluminum one. took the Muncie apart and started looking at everything, she was going to need a rebuild. I had never attempted this before, but willing to learn. The gears looked good so I just ordered a normal rebuild kit. Finished this on Saturday and got it back in the car. I also rebuilt the Hurst shifter and gave it a good cleaning.With the addition of the radiator and some mods, I ran out of time for a test drive, so hopefully next week!.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 12:20 PM   #44  
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What aluminum radiator did you get for it?
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Old April 16th, 2018, 04:53 PM   #45  
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Aluminum Radiator Specs

I used one off of *Bay. It is a model 284 for a 1963-1966 Chevy C-10 truck. Other numbers are CU284, DPI284, 0284AA, CC284, This had the right dimensions to fit the 65 core support. I did have to remake the saddles for the bottom support and bend the tabs open on the upper plate. If you have a 65 it will fit with minor mods. On my 1964 cutlass, I had to drop the lower support channel 2" by welding in some new side plates, then could only use the rubber saddles without any metal keepers. Again the top plate also had to be expanded. The tanks measure about 2 5/8" wide and will not fit the factory saddles. I used rubber saddles from In-Line tube and made U-brackets out of 1" strap.
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Old April 21st, 2018, 08:05 AM   #46  
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1964 Cutlass Final Touches

With the build nearing completion I needed a front plate for the car as I didn't want to run my personalized plate up front. I looked on line for some pre made plates, but didn't see any I really liked. I looked at some past logo's and pieced one together. We had purchased a vinyl cutter a few years back for my daughter's school project, so I set out designing and cutting out the chosen logo. I bought some plastic license plate blanks awhile back and figured the black would be the best. Here is the completed plate on the 64!
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Old April 21st, 2018, 06:37 PM   #47  
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The 65 is Alive!

Got her moving under her own power today with a rigged up fuel supply. Was able to get her out from the side yard and into the driveway for a good bath. She hasn't moved under her own power for many years. I'm having a problem with the trans going into 2nd. I think its just an adjustment as it will go under no load. Was fun to drive her, but man, a gallon of gas doesn't go to far in her. Here are a few photos of her out enjoying the CA sun.
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Old April 21st, 2018, 07:04 PM   #48  
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car looks solid, .is that the original shifter boot? I need one like that.any source?
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Old April 21st, 2018, 07:27 PM   #49  
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4 speed shift boot

This one matched the one that was in the car. I found it at Fusick. They list it as a 1966-69 Non Console boot. It looked and fit the same. I noticed that the Hurst shifter in my car pulls on the boot in 1st and 3 rd, like it needed a little more room towards the top. It does fit the curvature of hump really well, Had to move a few holes to match my retainer, but they are covered by the boot.

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Old September 2nd, 2018, 10:37 AM   #51  
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End of Summer Clean-up

So I finally got the 64 put back together after the driveshaft decided to be free. Had a new one built and re-installed along with new exhaust. Figured it was along weekend, so I would get the 65 442 out and move it to the garage for the rust repair phase. I found a correct Muncie 1325 M20 to replace the one that is in it now. That will get installed once I pull the drivetrain to clean it up. Engine seems to be good, so I'm hoping I won't need a full rebuild at this time. Had them together in the driveway so I figured it was time for a few photos. Enjoy the Holiday!
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Old September 2nd, 2018, 11:34 AM   #52  
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Subscribed, nice work, gotta love ‘64-‘65 Olds body styles..
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Old September 14th, 2018, 12:47 PM   #53  
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Thanks. Just got this today. I'm finding as I get older I'm dropping a lot more tools. I can use all the protection I can Get!
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Old September 14th, 2018, 07:39 PM   #54  
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Those early A-Body Olds are great buggy's, especially the "post cars" Nice work.
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