Makin' it happen

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1970w34
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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:21 pm

Doc Hubler wrote:Looks great! Still a long road yet, from one that has been there. I noticed your torsion bars are painted the correct color (maybe you just cleaned them carefully). Did you know the rear springs were actually the same color when new? I checked mine very carefully when they were apart and sure enough, same color. Probably same manufacturer.


Hey Doc, regarding the color, I found that out after I already had them painted (3 years ago!) and just didn't bother doing them over.

Depending how the rest goes I may eventually get'em re-done but right now I have plenty to occupy my feeble fundage! :D

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby Doc Hubler » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:37 pm

I know exactly how you feel! Same problem here. Ready to be done with the money pit.

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:16 am

I'm gonna see it through even if it kills me ;)

The sad thing is that after I was already in deep I found another that was EXACTLY what I wanted and now I'm running out of dough! That not to mention the no vinyl top, platinum with blue stripes/interior GT I also have that DESERVES a fine restoration :(

So many Toronado's so little money, time, patience....

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:35 am

I work best alone it seems!
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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:57 am

Never gonna understand the picture attachment stuff...trying to show the final mount pic taken the same day on the same camera as the others "file too large" :roll:

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:07 am

Maybe?
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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:11 am

No rhyme or reason with computers even when they insist there is :roll:
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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:15 am

Forgot to put the rubber cover on the chain case so when I reboot next week I'll see if I can sneak it on without having to take the whole thing out again :oops:

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby bcroe » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:51 am

1970w34 wrote:Here's a tip!

When mating the TH425 and the block back together, MAKE SURE that the torque convertor is ALL THE WAY IN. It seemed to be in, but it wasn't!

I was getting interference on the trans case and then saw the small relief cut that GM put on the case. Another 3/8 inch or so deeper went the convertor and now all is well! :D


Its hard to know what damage might occur if the converter isn't all the way
seated while you are bolting the engine to the trans, nearly an inch back from
the bell housing. You must have a freely turning converter with the engine
bolted; then you pull the converter forward a bit to get it up to the flex plate.
Bruce Roe

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Re: Makin' it happen

Postby 1970w34 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:08 pm

bcroe wrote:
1970w34 wrote:Here's a tip!

When mating the TH425 and the block back together, MAKE SURE that the torque convertor is ALL THE WAY IN. It seemed to be in, but it wasn't!

I was getting interference on the trans case and then saw the small relief cut that GM put on the case. Another 3/8 inch or so deeper went the convertor and now all is well! :D


Its hard to know what damage might occur if the converter isn't all the way
seated while you are bolting the engine to the trans, nearly an inch back from
the bell housing. You must have a freely turning converter with the engine
bolted; then you pull the converter forward a bit to get it up to the flex plate.
Bruce Roe


It slipped back when I was manipulating the package but I used a slightly longer bolt to pull it in as I went around, seems to be good. We'll see! :)


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