Showing you MY JUNK – Pictures Included!

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  1. Darius

    Darius Well-Known Member

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    LOL!!!

    Bro. Clarence done "nailed" that one jus right.

    Thanks for the smiles and laughter,

    bro. d
     
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    Pj, you forgot the "very tight in the rear" part..
    Oh my......
     
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  3. Darius

    Darius Well-Known Member

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    Ya'll just ain't right, you know that don't ya? :laugh:

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    Man o live...if Dat ain't da pot callin' da kettle black.....:laugh::laugh::laugh:
    Ciao,
    Mario
     
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  5. Darius

    Darius Well-Known Member

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    True, dat.

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    Darius Well-Known Member

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    My car won't be as pretty, as pricey, or as finished - but that's about the level of performance I hope to see (the 1200 HP version, not the 1870HP).

    AWD will hopefully hook up a bit better.

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    Brother D, that is a cool vid & I've always liked the stuff that comes outta Nelsons shop. However myself and perhaps everyone else here on this forum will have to say that your project will have something that Chevelle is missing. You put blood, sweat, tears & sacrifice into your ride. The owner of the Chevelle put in a blank check. Your car is a part of you... It has soul...and class. You could have gone any route for power but chose a big Cadillac for motivation, not an engine that has been built millions of times.
     
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  8. Darius

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    The goal of rebuilding both the transfer case and the third member got partially done. The TC is mechanically finished and I've started prepping the exterior for primer, to be followed by paint. The rear differential housing is another matter. All was going well until sourcing the outboard bearings and seals became a challenge, but that challenge was met and accomplished after chasing parts at a number of locations. Yesterday (Saturday) those items were dropped off to the shop where we are doing the upgrade - which includes installing the Torsen limited slip.

    We'll just keep chugging away at it. Ya'll do the same.

    Best,

    bro. d
     
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    Hey D.
    This song came on the radio and I couldnt help to think about this song playing on your first drive.
    I like old school funk
    Carl Carltons Shes a bad mama jama
     
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    Darius Well-Known Member

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    (Me, cruising with ALL the windows down, leaning back in the driver's seat -- tunes paving the way over the whistle of the turbos! DAMN!) bro. d

    She's a Bad Mama Jama by Carl Carlton !

    Yeah, ooo, ooo-oh
    Look at her
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be

    Her body measurements
    Are perfect in every dimension
    She's got a figure
    That's sho 'nuff payin' attention
    She's poetry in motion
    Beautiful sight to see
    I get so excited

    Viewing her anatomy
    She's built (She's built, she's stacked)
    Oh she's stacked (All the curves that men like)
    Got all the curves men like
    She's built (She's built, she's stacked)
    Oh she's stacked (All the curves men like)
    Got all the curves that men like
    Look at her!
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be
    Hey!
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be
    Looks like
    She's poured into the gold, she bad
    An essence of beauty
    Ooo, such lovely hair
    She's foxy, classy
    Oh, sexy sassy
    She's heavenly
    A treat for the eye to see
    Ooo wee!
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be
    Hey!
    She's a bad mama jama
    Just as fine as she can be
    Woo, hoo
    Na, na, na, na
    [Repeat x 2]
    She's built, she's stacked
    All the curves that men like

    Her body measurements
    Are perfect in every dimension
    She's got a figure
    That's sho 'nuff payin' attention
    She's poetry in motion
    Beautiful sight to see
    I get so excited
    Viewing her anatomy

    Look at her! (Oh YEAH)

    Songwriters: Leon Haywood
     
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    So you must like my song choice yes?
    Hahaha. Now its time to live out that dream.
    Have a great day.
     
  12. Darius

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    Once again, it is the little stuff that can take the time - BUT it can also give you a pretty good "atta boy" for not much money.

    The original Studebaker Steering column just was not going to cut it. But with the new, STORE BOUGHT unit a different steering column drop down support was needed.
     

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    Did you know that it is possible to spend an entire afternoon, and part of a morning, doing something as simple as filling age old holes on the firewall of a vintage automobile? I did not know that, but I do now!

    Dang you guys, those of you with pristine engines housed in beautiful compartments; not to mention your ‘overall dazzling’ cars. You gentlemen have set a terrible example for guys like me who once were comfortable just taking care of the “go fast” parts and slapping the rest of the vehicle together.

    Anyway, the first part of cleaning up the old firewall is done. Next comes the grinding down of welds, followed by a thorough cleaning and sanding. Yep, after that will be the primer and paint.

    See, these are just some of the bad habits you can pick up being a part of this forum. You are forewarned!

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    You may want to try " Berry Bearing". I don't know if this is the right spelling. If you have the no. off the seal or the bearing they can find it, or it doesn't exist.
     
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    Darius Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but the bearings issue was resolved as was posted on April 15th, above. It is thread number 408.

    bro. d
     
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    Darius Well-Known Member

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    You might recall that the transfer case was recently rebuilt with a new input gear which allows the TC to mate with the larger output shaft of the 4L80E transmission. I thought some pictures had been posted following the rebuild but don't see them anywhere.

    In any case, the TC has since been prettied up. Compared to the first ever pictures taken when I got it, today's look is a fair sight better.

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    My transfer case looks much like your before picture. I rebuilt it in my basement and it was such a grease ball before that i actually had to put it in a trash bag to even carry it. Lots of scrubbing with citrus hand cleaner and dish soap and wire wheel time to get it even there, I wish I had ambition to paint it up so nice.
     
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    I hope that the recent quietness on the forum is a reflection of others working on their projects more than just writing about them. Such has been the case for me.

    With the transfer case clean up finished, it was time to take the 4L80E transmission case to a higher level. Any level would have been an improvement. It was surprising to see the casting flash and flaws in the bare case. Much was initially hidden by the light grease and grime. After a good two days cleaning it seemed the project was ready for primer, to be followed by the color coats. However, the primer actually acted like a "guide coat," highlighting the flaws.

    This vehicle isn't going to be any kind of show car, and the only person who will know of the extra time and work done to these components will be me, but to me it mattered.

    best,

    bro. d (As an aside: several of the pictures would not upload. I have no idea why as they were shot at the same time, with the same camera, and are of the same size. Oh well!)
     

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    The case is looking good! I got lucky, my block and my transmission both had minimal casting flaws; nothing a dremel couldn’t clear up. What color are you painting all this?
     
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    The entire drive-train of engine, transmission, transfer case along with the front and rear differential housings are painted "Titanium" using spray cans. See the finished transfer case in post #416 just above. New pictures of the complete unit mated together are coming.

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