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    Quote Originally Posted by markz View Post
    My favorite valve covers.

    What heads do you run? I machine spacers for those valve covers and o-ring the head to spacer. It works out real nice - never had any leak. But not all heads are the same. I'm in the process of making another run. Ordering material next week. I can make an extra set if you have any interest. Around $50 - 60 in material.

    The other thing I do with those covers is machine the baffle standoffs some and safety wire the screws so that they can't fall out.
    I am running Indy EZ heads, but at this point I'm not sure if I will use the Mickeys or not. I am still interested in the spacers though.
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    While I wait for machine work I got back to refurbishing the passenger door. Disassemble, vacuum, clean, wax inside of door. Clean & lube regulator, replace glass channel glides. Could have finished but the new cat whiskers don't fit right. Called the supplier - hope fully something will get worked out.

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    Another issue I wanted to address - the arm rest pads interfered with the roll cage so I had to remove them. There was nothing to grab on to close the doors, so I would pull on the window crank or wind wing latch - no more.

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    I painted the base (supposed to be chrome but close enough) made this plate with the same profile as the armrest pad, painted it wrinkle black.

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    Now there is something to pull on to close the door.
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    Time to get this updated -

    I tried to put the door back together but had a set-back. These repro glass guides are garbage, I rolled the window up and down a few times and this happened -

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    This is huge because from what I've researched on these re-pro units is that nobody has had success with them and the OE ones have dried up. Any happen to have a OE set they'll sell me? They are part # 02932230
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    In the past I have clear coated the aluminum parts but they always turn yellow over time. This time around I'm gonna paint the aluminum parts silver or aluminum - what do you think?

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    The block machine work has been done for a while - here are some pics.

    Block was magged (to check for cracks) OK
    Billet main caps fitted, line bored and honed (with girdle attached)
    Block squared & decked.
    Cylinders bored .030 over (with torque plate)
    Pan rail/main caps machined flat (with seal retainer and front cover bolted on) This is done so the girdle has a perfectly flat surface to bolt to.

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    I modified the spring plates so I can have somewhere to tie the rear of the car down. In the past I ran 1 strap under one axle tube, up over the pumpkin, then back under the other axle tube. Now I can use 2 straps and cross 'em - much safer this way.

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    These headers are at least 25 years old, they are the old CPPA (Chrysler Performance Parts Association) 2-inch big block A-body "under chassis". They were nickel plated originally but are somewhat rusty now. I'd like to buy new headers but the ones I want are $1300.00 so I'll stay with these for now. I welded in o2 bungs and evac tubes, also both rear tubes near the flanges were cracked.

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    I've had the heads back for a few weeks now also, I picked them up and dropped off the intake for porting.

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    They now sport Max Wedge size intake ports and the exhaust ports were raised roughly 1/8 as well as fully ported. The chambers were cleaned up and polished.
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    Brakes,

    I decided to go a different route with the rear brakes. I could not find anybody local to make the e-brake cables I wanted and then I stumbled across a good deal on a Wilwood set up.

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    I rebuilt the calipers, drilled out the rotor hats for the 5/8 studs and painted them. I was able to get hoses made locally.
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