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Molly, my Golden Retriever, is a bed pig (on my bed of course). She's suppose to be my kid's dog, but you know how children's promises go. She's 9, he's 20.

Hay guys I didn’t show you my score .... these are the personalised plates I got for the 64 

Dear Gawd - Can you imagine Fitzy and Kiwi physically getting together for beer and a parts run???? It would be the southern hemisphere equivalent of GE showing up at notallthere's house in Canuc

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8 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

Now to the front end , earlier on in my thread you will see I pressed in the lower front A arm bushes only to find that they are 1/2 inch and my 64 is set up for 9/16 bolts !!! Simply not going to work .

bit of home work found the correct ones at Ames .... well I thought so !! Andy you will laugh ! Pressed out the wrong ones 

went to press in the Ames ones , and stopped !!! I justA thought I would check them to ensure the 9/16 bolts fitted !

oval bushes bang on👍

Round ones didn’t fit !!! I ended up using a dremal to open them up to fit the bolts 

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Next was to install them , along with the 3 inch lowering springs and sort the shocks 

both front shocks needed the bolt holes opened up and once again I hit them with the dremal 👍👍👍

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Looking good, almost time for a test drive?

Typical parts,always got to check everything, trust nobody.

Are those sway bar links stock? they look short, maybe that's what i need to do to make some more room for my front brake hoses,

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3 hours ago, Last Indian said:

My personal favorite for a V8 was always a pyramid design! To me it gives a structural stability design to the engine. It also has a tendency, if designed right, to aiding in volumetric efficiency?

 

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Kiwi, when do you think you’ll be ready to paint?

I was justA thinking about that myself Last Indian !

what I will do is put all the panels on and ensure everything is fitting right, I will get all systems working correct , brakes fuel, electrical and I am thinking I should  get it vinned and nz road legal 

then paint, I have already spoken to my mate who painted the hq Holden and he can do the top coat in his paint shop, I will prime and prep it here at home first :cheers:

3 hours ago, Andy H said:

Looking good, almost time for a test drive?

Typical parts,always got to check everything, trust nobody.

Are those sway bar links stock? they look short, maybe that's what i need to do to make some more room for my front brake hoses,

Yes Andy, test drive possibly today !!

the links came from rock auto and fit nicely with my custom sized sway bar 

the factory one was 3/4 I had my spring shop make a 1 inch one and I made my  own bushes to fit the factory saddles 

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28 minutes ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

I was justA thinking about that myself Last Indian !

what I will do is put all the panels on and ensure everything is fitting right, I will get all systems working correct , brakes fuel, electrical and I am thinking I should  get it vinned and nz road legal 

then paint, I have already spoken to my mate who painted the hq Holden and he can do the top coat in his paint shop, I will prime and prep it here at home first :cheers:

Yes Andy, test drive possibly today !!

the links came from rock auto and fit nicely with my custom sized sway bar 

the factory one was 3/4 I had my spring shop make a 1 inch one and I made my  own bushes to fit the factory saddles 

So how much shorter are those spacer sleeves then the stock ones for the sway bar links?

Nice with a stiffer sway bar these older cars need help in that department, would like to add one in the rear of mine eventually but first things first

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17 hours ago, Last Indian said:

My personal favorite for a V8 was always a pyramid design! To me it gives a structural stability design to the engine. It also has a tendency, if designed right, to aiding in volumetric efficiency?

hmm, good food for thought there mate :cheers:, justA dont see how a 1 1/2 hole can feed enough air into a 300 hp engine !

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Wow ,what a progress, nicely done, nice garage to, looks like you are a busy guy, you sure you have time for that work thing?

How are you going about paint? are you going to paint inside of the fenders and door/ trunk openings and then reassemble before painting the outside or are you going to paint everything in pieces?

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14 hours ago, Fitzy said:

Wow - look at all that work. Car is looking really good. You must have loved the moment you sat the grilles in place only to discover that they didn't quite fit nicely. How many damn cars have you got in that garage??? AND a hoist! No wonder you can do just about anything. I was always reluctant about laying under my car supported by stands and having the possibility of 2 tonnes of Detroit coming down on me. Anyway, well done.

mate !!! the hoist is the best invention full stop !! all those years of groveling around on dirt/ stone floors, cold concrete!! all gone!! 

i have 2 hoist, a 2 poster and a four poster, as the caddy wont fit on the 2 poster.

they make doing any job, soooo much better AND safer !!:cheers:, heck i even stick them on there to clean them !  :cheers:

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