1965 Corvette Coupe
2006-7 Winter Clean Up / Fix Up Project:
And as you can imagine one thing lead to another and another, ending up more then I wanted to do this winter and costing more $$$$. BUT now that I'm in so deep I'm glad it is turning out better then my expectations.
As of 3/3/2007 I have 95% of the engine bay complete. Just need to move battery to drivers side and complete the install of the A/C and Heater hoses, Then I can move to the Interior pieces.
Added to the above list were:
After assembling above added oil (Rotella Diesel 10/30) and GM E.O.S. Assembly Oil and filled radiator. Double check everything I could think of. Then for the big test "DRUM ROLL" hit the starter and like magic it fired right up J Purred like a kitten, very smooth no misses, just gave the side pipes a sweet rumble.
Did a quick check of oil pressure and set dwell and timing to get close then bumped RPM up to about 1700 and let it run for about 25 minutes for CAM break in. FYI...The reason I replaced the CAM was I had no idea what was currently installed, all I knew was that it wasn't a Solid Lifter CAM that should have been installed. I installed a GM 327/350 HP Hydraulic Kit (Part # 12364050). With new exhaust manifold & gaskets and everything else new it sounds like a complete different Vette. Not BAD but different GOOD and the exhaust leaks are gone. Need to start up again and set timing to more exact specs and run again then change and filter.
Then on to the interior
Below are some of the pics I took.
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Engine Clean Up
|Starting Point||POR-15 (Silver)||POR-15 Engine Enamel|
|Mock Up||Paint||Starting Back|
|Almost There||New Metal Fuel Line||Fired-Up & Running|
A/C has it's own page ===>> Classic Auto Air Install
|Old Wiring||Apart||A/C going in|