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Don’t tell Smokey Yunick that! Those cars dominated NASCAR in the day mate!

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.

Love watching your progress on this thread! "moral of this story, not all aftermarket parts are created equal"🙄  Understatement of the century! LOL

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Thanks guys , I will follow up on the paint code and get a can from the parts shop 👍

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The freshly painted front stub axles and 8 lugger drums went on the new frame this morning ,,, looked great till I saw the  difference in the steering arms 😡😡😡😡





But that’s to be expected 🙄

The passenger side arm is bent, and I will need to replace it !!! 🙄

you cant tell until you bolt it up and that’s where I saw the differance    

anyone got a spare 63/64 wide body passenger side steering arm 🙃

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On the passenger side there is this exhaust choke,,, does anyone know why  a Pontiac needs a exhaust chock on one side ???? 


This is pretty much a summery of today’s work , it was a long day , messy as f-Ck 

and felt like I got bugger all  done🙃


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7 hours ago, Last Indian said:

Yeah GM used the choke thing to help speed up engine heat up! Never liked it, never made any real cense! If it fails on the closed position that’s bad, but most of the time they just rust open! Then in time the cross shaft rusts through the shaft tends to fall out and the butterfly plate drops into the exhaust! If you’re lucky it sits parallel in the exhaust pipe, if not, it turns vertical and blocks off the whole exhaust. Long story short, get rid of it! Just drill & tap out the hole on both sides to the next closest size pipe thread and tap it! Get some Stainless Steel pipe plugs and seal them off. Just my two cents!

Thanks Last Indian, that explains why its there, it was frozen half open!!

both bolts to the flange had snapped off, and i am looking to buying the long branch headers from ram air restoration, i have emailed them as i couldnt get the order to work on line.

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