My 69 Ram Air 428CJ

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  1. Mike1969

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    Why isn't anything ever easy? I like your attitude and this will be such a neat truck when its finished.
     
  2. PonyExpressRider

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    Another box today... Trans Linkage ( I AM SO STOKED!!!) and exhaust spacer... Grill Chrome, Hood and Fender Brows back from chroming...

    Now where are those heads??? :(
     
  3. PonyExpressRider

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    UPDATE... Another Box... Radiator ;)

    Also got the Grill back from pin striper.

    Now where are my fricking Heads??? :( Maybe by the end of the week.
     

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  4. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yes, that is soooo cool!
     
  5. PonyExpressRider

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    Supposedly, heads will be done Monday.

    Assembly will begin immediately.
     
  6. PonyExpressRider

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    Got the Heads back. They look great. Took the 390GT heads off cleaned up gasket surfaces... Start reassembly tomorrow.
     
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  8. PonyExpressRider

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    Also started a new wet sand... wife came out an walked around the car and just picked it apart. If she can do it, anyone can. So hit it with 1500 and 2000 again, and the cab has its first buff... it still has some flaws that just won't come out. BUT!!!! SO MUCH BETTER... :)

    I have decide that the next pictures that get posted will be when its done... Should be soon! :cool:
     
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  9. handy_andy_cv64

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    We await the beauty.
     
  10. PonyExpressRider

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    OK... I can't help myself...

    1) reflection of the re-sand and rebuff
    2) Reflection of the 428 in the paint
    3) Nose chrome and scoop on

    assembly32.jpg assembly34.jpg assembly35.jpg
     
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  11. handy_andy_cv64

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    And when is the paint gonna reflect the wisps of exhaust vapor, eh? We're dyin' here!
     
  12. PonyExpressRider

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    SOON! Get the exhaust manifolds on today, and get it scheduled for exhaust install. Should have the rest of my parts in by the time I get it back. Install Alternator and battery, should be ready to go. Get it fired up, then system checks... :cool:
     
  13. LSChero

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    Nice! Are C stripes going back on?
     
  14. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    What is my King Ranch doing in your driveway ? its identical to mine, oh yeah, the ranchero looks great !
     
  15. PonyExpressRider

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    Yes... after I get the exhaust installed.
     
  16. PonyExpressRider

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    LOL! Its just a Lariat... but fell in love with that color combination. But had to order it that way to get it. I think they look great side by side! :cool:
     
  17. PonyExpressRider

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    Car going to get Exhaust installed on Friday. Might get it running next week... hopefully!
     
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  18. PonyExpressRider

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    Going to try and fire the motor today...

    these little details are just annoying... UHG!!! But I guess when your dealing with the little details, your almost done. So??? :cool:
     
  19. handy_andy_cv64

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    A hundred little details...it should make you go back over the engine and trans, see if anything's dangling when it shouldn't, that there's fluids where they belong, and enough for a fire-off, that important things such as fuel lines and harnesses are double-checked, etc. I hope you're gonna shoot some video!
     
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  20. PonyExpressRider

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    Details, details, details! :p

    Attempted to fire last night. First no spark... resolved that, and then gas leak on the Carb... The guy who rebuilt the carb will be getting a visit tomorrow.

    Wife was standing by to record the event.
     

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