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Fabio Parede's 1969 Catalina

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1963 Grand Prix


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Thanks bro, if everything works out, I'll post picks of the finished project.

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I only just saw all this - amazing work. Those bloody steering wheels...as you know after weeks of mucking about with mine I gave up and got a Grant. Bolted straight on - done.

Can you jump on a plane and paint my GP? I read all the words you use but have no idea what any of it means. I briefly entertained the idea of painting my car myself, but then came to my senses and slapped myself about the face until I was dizzy. Painting should be done by professionals.

So...you comin' over?

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That is sweet!  Nice job.  Never would have thought of that one.  

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Got the bearings and seals today. Had the old bearings pressed off and new ones pressed on. I did get the grease seals installed in the axel housing also. Plan on getting the axels installed tomorrow along with the new calipers and disks. I'm guessing there is no way of flushing out the rearend or is there a need to? 

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4 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Got the bearings and seals today. Had the old bearings pressed off and new ones pressed on. I did get the grease seals installed in the axel housing also. Plan on getting the axels installed tomorrow along with the new calipers and disks. I'm guessing there is no way of flushing out the rearend or is there a need to? 

if your doing axle bearings mate, i would certainy change the diff oil :cheers:

drop the drive shaft and pop the head out, give everything a good clean, and inspect it, stick it back together with fresh oil... one happy happy joy joy diff

 

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opps sorry that a picture of me and Fitzy !

you can tell which ones fitzy,, he has no pants on :rofl:...or is it fitzy and wrongway ???? i really cant tell !:rofl:

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Anybody have a suggestion on rearend gear oil? The manual say's 5 3/4 pints of multi-purpose hypoid gear lube but doesn't mention a weight. I was thinking 75W90 but not sure. 

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1 hour ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

 

 

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opps sorry that a picture of me and Fitzy !

you can tell which ones fitzy,, he has no pants on :rofl:...or is it fitzy and wrongway ???? i really cant tell !:rofl:

You can tell which one is Kiwi - the red eyed one who looks stoned. The dummy with his tongue hanging out, yep, looks just like me except Kiwi is about a foot taller than me.

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2 hours ago, Fitzy said:

You can tell which one is Kiwi - the red eyed one who looks stoned. The dummy with his tongue hanging out, yep, looks just like me except Kiwi is about a foot taller than me.

True and your nose is blue :rofl:

2 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Anybody have a suggestion on rearend gear oil? The manual say's 5 3/4 pints of multi-purpose hypoid gear lube but doesn't mention a weight. I was thinking 75W90 but not sure. 

Yip 90 weight mate … here it’s called hypo90 

but that only for a non limited slip unit .. bet yours is standard like mine .. I justA used 90 🍻

2 minutes ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

True and your nose is blue :rofl:

Yip 90 weight mate … here it’s called hypo90 

but that only for a non limited slip unit .. bet yours is standard like mine .. I justA used 90 🍻

This is where last Indians experance  comes in :dancingpontiac:

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6 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

but that only for a non limited slip unit .. bet yours is standard like mine .. I justA used 90 🍻

Yup, I only leave 1 black mark :lol:

6 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

This is where last Indians experance  comes in :dancingpontiac:

Yes it would

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wow!!! that looks sooo clean mate:cheers: what brand are you using ? and are you changing the master cylinder too ?

hay!, do i see a 2 inch spacer under your spring ? are you using factory springs ?? 

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Thank you, and yes sir, new master and booster. I've already got new lines ran from when I redid the drum brake system. Most of the parts are Car Quest brand from the local parts store. I found a list a while back of compatible parts to use for a conversion and started ordering them and setting them a side over the winter.

Yes, that is a spacer bro, 3" if I remember correctly and yes factory springs for now. I put that in back before I found you guys and was trying to figure things out on my own. I want a nice "hotrod" stance. I couldn't find info on the size spring I would need for the stance I wanted so I bought 2",3" and 4" blocks to try and see what I liked. I loved the way the car rode, so I didn't want to change the feel. Only drove it less then 20mi and the trans went out so that got pulled and rebuilt. After the brakes and paint is done hoping to actually be able to start putting miles on her. It's funny, I've had her about 5yrs and only put about 20mi on her. 

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