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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3215730
02/24/24 12:17 AM
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Top picture is December 17th of 2023...

Bottom picture is February 23rd of 2024...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3215969
02/25/24 01:57 AM
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Not a lot of work occurred today...

Transmission is installed...

Trans crossmember and mount are installed...

The bar to secure the motor from ever moving forward or back is installed...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3216224
02/25/24 11:36 PM
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Had a decent day of weather here...

Pushed the car out in the sun to clean-up a little inside...

Hooked up everything for the clutch pivot and the clutch rod...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3217168
02/29/24 11:09 PM
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I got the headers back and got them installed...

I like the finish...

It's Eastwood High Temp Matte Silver...

Found 3/8" fine thread nuts with a huge shoulder on the back and 5/8" head to fasten them on with...

Once the headers were on the front chassis bars and shocks were installed...

Steering column is also installed...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3217170
02/29/24 11:15 PM
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I picked up a new radiator as the other one I liked so much tested more like a fountain...

Got it installed along with the radiator hoses...

The fuel lines from the chassis bar to the carbs are also installed along with the fuel filters...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3217173
02/29/24 11:20 PM
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Not a big deal but I also managed to get the right hand kick panel installed...

I'm re-routing the tach cable when I finish the throttle pedal bracket...

This left me an open grommet to run the temp gauge through once the dash is installed...

Left hand side kick panel will go in once some more wiring is finished...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3217198
03/01/24 07:29 AM
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That's looking great! up


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: tboomer] #3217891
03/03/24 11:25 PM
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Thx Ted...

Not much has happened here lately...

The guy who painted my car got his hand hurt...

I've been spending time helping assemble his car...

Deal was to have them both done by Memorial Day weekend so neither should be a problem...

I finished sorting out the new throttle pedal bracket...

Clipped the cable in place and everything works smoothly...

Got it painted and installed along with the alternator...

I drilled for the new tach cable location and installed the grommet and cable...

The alternator doesn't look like it lines up in the pics but it is dead on...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3219418
03/09/24 09:58 PM
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I got the new alternator belt installed after the first one I bought was too short...

Finished up 90% of the wiring...

The other 10% is the line lock and the field wire for the alternator which I can do later...

Headlights...tail lights...dome lights and gauge light wiring all works now...

Minus the drivers side high beam which took it upon itself to work for 5 minutes and then blow out...

Ignition is finished...and the starter works from the key as it should...

Got the aluminum in the dash installed and the gauges hooked up...

Put the balance of the fuel lines on from the gas tank to the fuel pump...

Fired right up first try and had it running for about 15 minutes...

Okay...2nd try as the 50CC pump gaskets in the 660's were dry and hard...

Sounds just like I hoped it would...

Leaked a very small amount of oil out of the valve covers like I figured it would...

Tried to take a video but only got my finger covering the camera...

Kind of sums up my whole week...

Need to chase a few more Demons out of it and then let it run a little longer...

I must have been busy since I didn't take any new pictures...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3220295
03/13/24 09:57 PM
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Video won't load here...

Had it running for a little while today...

Holding about 75#'s of oil pressure...

Probably should have let it warm up a little more...


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3220299
03/13/24 10:16 PM
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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3220450
03/14/24 05:58 PM
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How the heck are you getting that to idle at 600 RPMs with that cam? I'd set that around 900 or 1000.


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: GODSCOUNTRY340] #3220458
03/14/24 06:53 PM
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It was at 1100 the other day when it was warm...

It only ran for about 50 seconds or so when I took that video...

I'll get a good one once I get everything warmed up and timed...

Probably move it outside too so I don't end up deaf...


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3229009
04/24/24 08:42 PM
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There has been some progress but since work picked up things aren't going as fast as usual on the car...

I ordered a driveshaft and have it here to install...

In case anyone's curious it ended up 32 3/4" long...

I sent the car out and had it lettered...

Finally decided on a name for it too...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3229238
04/25/24 11:05 PM
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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: Neil] #3229306
04/26/24 12:29 PM
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stripe work looks great!
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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: mattsmopars] #3231940
05/09/24 05:40 PM
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Thx guys...

Still trying to complete a few things...

The list I had of 50 some odd items is down to about 10...

Since I have had to fabricate everything for this I don't know why I thought the 65 A 990 seats and factory SS seat brackets would work...

They would be fine for Rico Abreu...

I'm short and I can't drive it where it ends up...

I've made templates to move it back and also up a little...just need to start fabricating them up...

I put the front yoke on the driveshaft and just set it up in the rear yoke...

One quick glance and I am going to have to modify a few things as the pinion needs more angle...

Moving on to a few things I thought would be easier I needed to find a way to mount the air cleaners or velocity stacks on the 660 carbs...

They sell a bracket but at $60.00 each that isn't going to happen...

Some flat stock and a 1/4-20 coupler along with some cutting...welding and grinding and all is good...

All of the front brake hardware and lines are completed...

Waiting on a new rear brake hose for the rear end and I can then bleed the brakes...

I did pick up the tags and put insurance on it so when it is ready I can take it around the block without any grief...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3231942
05/09/24 05:50 PM
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Among the things I was able to finish...

I got the shifter boot and trim ring installed...

Battery hold down and battery disconnect switch are finished...

The front drag link and steering arms are painted and installed...

Hurst line lock is wired up...

Steering wheel is tight along with installing the center cap...

I put 4 new headlights in it as they were all a different shade of old...

New bracket for the throttle return spring is fabricated and installed...

All grease and zirk fittings are greased in the driveshaft and the entire front end...

Fabbed up the exhaust and installed it...all 18" worth...

Just need to keep at it...the clock is ticking on being done May 24th...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3231943
05/09/24 05:55 PM
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more pics...

Last one is of the new front seats...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3232117
05/10/24 09:20 PM
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It looks amazing. Do find a way to protect your hearing if it ends up being pretty loud inside - metal interior and all that looks like the decibel levels could be up there.

Is your shop floor plywood stacked over a concrete slab? I just noticed that.

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