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Old 08-28-2014, 04:48 PM
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Back in the 80s (in high school) I had a 67 Camaro. I had every trick in the Herb Adams handling book. Relocated upper control arm pivots, relocated front leaf spring mounts, full delrin bushings, solid shorter body mounts, quick ratio steering box from a newer trans am, cut front coils, bigger spindles and disk brakes. Herbs big sway bars and heim joints, relocated the battery, all of it! BUT....I never got the right tires! Biggest was a 235/60! What an idiot! Sold the car to buy a stupid house!
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:46 PM
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Back in the 80s (in high school) I had a 67 Camaro. I had every trick in the Herb Adams handling book. Relocated upper control arm pivots, relocated front leaf spring mounts, full delrin bushings, solid shorter body mounts, quick ratio steering box from a newer trans am, cut front coils, bigger spindles and disk brakes. Herbs big sway bars and heim joints, relocated the battery, all of it! BUT....I never got the right tires! Biggest was a 235/60! What an idiot! Sold the car to buy a stupid house!
Perhaps but the 69 was way beyond the rides described in Mr Adams's great book, and the house while it generally just sits there should have been the better investment

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:24 PM
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LOL, thanks for making me feel better E'.

I wasn't comparing mine to yours, I'm sure the 69 was pretty trick.

My 67 did really well and surprised a lot of people back then,(for a HS kid) but I always wanted some wide tires.

I think I still have the old HA catalog somewhere.Good stuff.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:29 AM
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Herb's Chassis Engineering book is really good stuff! Another one that helped me down the path of making this stuff a career.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:24 AM
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If I still worked at my old job, I would offer to dig into it further, but I don't have access to the Tire & Rim specs anymore.
Did you change jobs recently?
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:31 PM
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Did you change jobs recently?
Not recently. When I worked at Goodyear (actually quite a while ago) there were Tire & Rim spec books all over the place. We don't have one here because we're not a manufacturer of either tires or rims.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:11 AM
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Snapped some photos of her today, just because. A layer of dust is collecting while I work on my new house and take care of more urgent things. I have kept it covered, but I take the cover off about once or twice a week to look at it for a few minutes before I head in after work for honeydos and family time.











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Sounds like you need more hours in the day. Don't we all.

Keep at it.

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Old 09-29-2014, 06:54 AM
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I'm in about the same place right now. Shop time is hard to get for more than an hour or two at a time.

In the words of Red Green, "I'm pulling for you, we're all in this together."

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I'm in about the same place right now. Shop time is hard to get for more than an hour or two at a time.

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I'm in about the same place right now. Shop time is hard to get for more than an hour or two at a time.

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Poor car hasn't been touched in months now. A couple weeks ago I managed to clear one of the bays in the garage, tear out some old built-in shelving, paint a couple walls, and put my workbench and toolbox together. I almost had enough space to roll the car in, but the space was immediately consumed by Christmas stuff (lights, decorations, etc). Combine that with a series of home repairs, two growing kids (ages 4 and 1 now), a job change, and the wife.. pretty much no time anymore.
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I heard a wife change is even worse, keep an eye out for that one LOL.

I have been rebuilding a Bronco for a customer since before I found this forum, it got painted a month ago, it still sits, unfinished.

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:09 PM
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...take the kids to the toy store get em something and pick up a Nerf-ball that is larger then that intake elbow and plug that sucker up.
Kiddie time with Dad and you get something done you can't start em to young!
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I taped over the throttle body and the intake tube also has a black plastic plug in the end of it (hard to see in the photo). I think it'll be okay to sit for a while, but I'm not!

My son actually asks me about the car all the time. He understand that the engine isn't working. He likes to sit in it and pretend to drive. Nothing better than being a dad.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:48 PM
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When my eldest was about 5 or so, I was building Jeeps for part of my living.

We strapped into the 68 GranSport and went across town to one of my favorite HP Parts stores where I spent several thousand dollars... Bringing my daughter with me into this testosterone saturated place was a kick and this not the last time I did it, you'd see these real macho guys with that little lady telling them about whatever rig I was building.
I didn't know that for every hundred that you spent they were giving out a lottery ticket that day, so when I was presented with a stack of them I just handed them to my helper. We loaded the parts in the car and sat on the curb and she had a ball scratching them off... We traded in the winners for more until they were all gone and then headed back home.

She has kids of her own now but she still remember that parts run and she learned about how to play the lottery... Use other people's money!

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Clearly the Nova hasn't been a priority over the last year plus. After we moved, I resigned to leaving it in the driveway until I could finish projects inside our new home and put the garage in order. In the last couple of months, the garage has moved up on the priority list. I laid a few sheets of plywood in our attic to move storage out. We had a series of yard sales, donation pickups, and craigslist sales to get rid of stuff we didn't need. Furniture was moved. Crap was paired down and finally I ended up with 15'W x 20'D of empty floor to call home for the Nova, workbench, and tools. I scrubbed out some oil stains, wired a pair of 8ft florescents (4x T8s each), and called some neighbors over Labor Day weekend to help push her in. Finally she's inside!





I've got a bit of work to do organizing the shop, then I can't wait to get back to it!
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Cool! Glad to see an update, and that all the calculations on how many people to push her in the shop weren't for naught. How far are you from being able to fire the engine?
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Roughly this far. I have no target completion date, but I do want to log at least 2-3 hours a week in the shop. It's not much but family time is still no 1 priority.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:42 AM
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Roughly this far. I have no target completion date, but I do want to log at least 2-3 hours a week in the shop. It's not much but family time is still no 1 priority.
I remember seeing that list now. It looks like mostly little, but time consuming stuff.

I get what you're saying about shop time. Most of mine happens after my kids go to bed, which means it's an hour or so a night most of the time, so I can get up to go to work the next morning. A recent issue of Hot Rod had an article about getting project cars done. The most useful tip to me was to try to do something every day. I've found that by doing that, even if it's something small, it keeps momentum going and the list starts to dwindle away. Letting things sit for a few days always seems to make it that much harder to get going again.

My $0.02, anyway. Glad to see you're in a position to start working on this again!
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