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02 Dec 2018 21:17 - 02 Dec 2018 21:24 #4226 by Ben
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Installed the American Thunder exhaust package from Flowmaster over the weekend, man a proper car hoist would have made this job a lot easier!

Thanks again Kevin for all your feedback and support.

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16 Dec 2018 22:29 #4227 by oestek
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Ben wrote: Installed the American Thunder exhaust package from Flowmaster over the weekend, man a proper car hoist would have made this job a lot easier!

Thanks again Kevin for all your feedback and support.

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Looks like it's all coming together. When is the first startup?

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09 Jan 2019 01:21 #4254 by Ben
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I can't believe I've just repaired these two front fenders! I didn't even know how to weld 18 months ago. Engine start will hopefully happen soon Kevin, will let you know :lol:













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09 Jan 2019 15:15 #4255 by oestek
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Nice work Ben! Thanks for the progress update!

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18 Jan 2019 23:18 - 18 Jan 2019 23:27 #4257 by Ben
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Thanks Kevin, she's finally starting to look like an el Camino again!

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02 Mar 2019 01:14 - 05 Mar 2019 01:45 #4261 by Ben
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Hey Kevin, I was almost there!

My mechanic who's painting the car and starting the engine asked me to wet sand the panels to 800 grit so more work to do there, he also suggested installing Air Conditioning now if I was ever considering it so down the rabbit hole we go again B)

I went with an underdash setup from Old Air, unfortunately the brackets for the compressor wouldn't line up with one hole in the head and with no other solution apart from drilling/tapping another hole (which I wasn't prepared to do) I made up an adapter plate from some aluminium I sourced from a local supplier. Job done :P







Next was the addition of some thermofans for the radiator as the old flex fan is not ideal and I think they look pretty neat too.



The installation of the condenser was a tight sqeeze but we got her in there and check out that 130 db horn!



So still a fair bit to go with the AirCon installation but I'm really enjoying it which is the main thing. Looking forward to that tea party with the Mad Hatter when this is all done.

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