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1963 Dynamic 88 2dr hdtp. restoration

Old May 27th, 2018, 11:47 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.
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Old May 27th, 2018, 01:49 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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Old September 7th, 2018, 12:41 AM
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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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Old September 7th, 2018, 12:54 AM
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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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Engine and brackets look great - how will the transmission bolt up to that bellhousing?
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Old September 7th, 2018, 12:01 PM
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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, 10:41 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, 10:56 PM
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Old November 29th, 2018, 11:12 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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Old November 30th, 2018, 07:41 PM
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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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Old November 30th, 2018, 09:40 PM
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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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Old December 1st, 2018, 06:21 AM
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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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