1958 in restoration

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by propain, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. propain

    propain In Second Gear

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    Some new pics. Exhaust finished and more. DSC03305.JPG DSC03332.JPG DSC03333.JPG DSC03342.JPG DSC03618.JPG
     
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  2. 5.0 Chero

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    Looking good the FE looks good dressed with the Eledbrock trim I would be inclined to paint the recesses of the fins the orange body color it would look good against the black firewall
     
  3. propain

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    5.0 Chero, I probably have to change the valve covers :(the problem is there is too little space to the brake booster. I will install the original ones.
     
  4. Bryan59EC

    Bryan59EC In Overdrive

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    Little space is all you need.
    I have less than 1/4" from the booster to the the valve cover (short stock covers) and only 1/8" between the booster and clutch master cylinder (on my 59 Elky)
     
  5. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    YOU GOT A WINNER THERE,
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Mm-hmm, fun when you have a rocker problem or the engine has adjustable rockers. But you can keep those aluminum covers; if you have to remove the cover, you unbolt the driver's side engine mount and jack the engine up a couple inches. That's supposed to give the cover enough clearance to be removed. And your work is so gorgeous, but I'm wondering: is the transmission in there the one that'll be with the car? I was looking at the dirty case, which is not going to go with the beautiful work you've done.
     
  7. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Hydraulic power brakes. Electric if you don't run a power steering pump.
    Booster size issue GONE!
     
  8. davis

    davis In Maximum Overdrive

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    wow, that looks great.
    nice work.
    -dig the FE bro!
     
  9. eqshadimar

    eqshadimar In Overdrive

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    Looking awesome! Thanks for the update.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  10. propain

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    Thank you for your feedbacks and suggestions. Meanwhile I worked little further. I have installed original stell valve covers that I have painted in the car colour and I like it. I lay it once.
    @ handy_andy_cv64 yes you`re right, the transmission is looking ugly. I will taking care of that. I already have to remove it for sealing because it is leaking oil.
    Also new is that I swaped the cast steel headers for a new pair of custom headers from FPA.
     
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  11. Jimbob

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    Love the orange! cant wait to see it complete.
     
  12. propain

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  13. propain

    propain In Second Gear

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    Headers and engine. engine.jpg
     
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  14. 210eddiep

    210eddiep In Overdrive

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    Lookin good!
     
  15. davis

    davis In Maximum Overdrive

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    gotta love the tight clearance headers!
     
  16. propain

    propain In Second Gear

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    Sucess, car is finished. DSC_0057_klein.jpg
     
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  18. Jimbob

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    Looks great! love the Orange paint, suits the shape well.
     
  19. Bryan59EC

    Bryan59EC In Overdrive

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    Awesome job----car looks great
     
  20. parts4me

    parts4me In Maximum Overdrive

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    Wow that is one good looking cruck!!!!!!
     

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