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Old 11-01-2018, 09:19 AM   #21
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That’s a beauty! Congrats on the progress.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:44 PM   #22
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Thanks, gents - getting her together was one thing but the actual "look" of the car really is very, very cool to me ...
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:52 PM   #23
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Some additional progress - under dash wiring is done, rear lights mounted although I have not drilled the second lower mount bolt hole so I can angle them right with weight in the trunk and gas in the tank, heater box enclosure us done - had to relocate the heater valve to not interfere with the enclosure ...
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #24
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Getting the back end done - installing the tank, wiring, had to move the vent tube,etc ... next is the license plate hangar ...
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:15 PM   #25
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Moved around to the front ....
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:20 PM   #26
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Very impressive, what are the headlights from?
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:08 PM   #27
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Very impressive, what are the headlights from?
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Look like late 30's Packard headlights.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:32 PM   #28
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Thank you - headlights are 37-38 Packard I believe .... good on you, Randy!
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:00 PM   #29
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Got the nose just sitting there but I got to see what the FE will look like. I could only imagine/guess what it would be before ....
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:51 AM   #30
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Nailhead looks right at home. Nice build.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:07 PM   #31
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Thank you - a good amount of slicing and dicing on the firewall to get things in without having to resort to even more drastic measures - good thing I found one that was not complete and pieced it together for this Nailhead/5-speed combo ....
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:04 PM   #32
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Used Chicago rivets to put the windlace together since no rivets were supplied with them, exhaust baffles and tips installed, need to install my hood strap hold downs, and the car is looking very much like I had envisioned ....
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:33 PM   #33
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You've probably answered this already, maybe in a different thread, but are the rims the same size front to back? What sizes are the tires?
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:51 PM   #34
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Rears are 4.25” between the rim lips, 4” in front. Front tires are Austones from Universal and are British taxi cab tires, 175/16. Rears are Durvais, 235/85-16. I use bead sealer since all the tires are mounted tubeless and the rims were slightly pitted at the bead. Rims are mid 30s Plymouth artillery wheels 5 on 4.5” pattern.

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Old 01-16-2019, 09:39 AM   #35
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Coming right along. Looking good Tom. I am liking that Nailhead.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #36
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Hey, ZZ - good to hear from you. I heard it run at breakin it on the test stand and she just sat there a purred with a nice lumpy idle from the 401 cam. Car is the same as my roadster but it will have a little more hp than what I am used to. Lol! Just got to keep my foot out of it .... hmmmmmm
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:21 PM   #37
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Coming right along. Looking good Tom. I am liking that Nailhead.
I agree with Mark.. good job!
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:47 PM   #38
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Thanks Walt!
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #39
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Ditto here!
You will be amazed at the torque of that Buick, and its ability
to lug back up from low rpm. (Unlike a sbc)
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:11 PM   #40
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Very Nice!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!



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