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1970 Chevy Nomad
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dorT500
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fasterspider wrote:
..... Today I got her running again and she does sound sweet now.
https://youtu.be/Qu1I5f6S9J0
Very Happy It does sound good....... the clip reminds me of my old hot rod days.....'nothin' but engine' under the hood and clean enough to eat off of. Smile Thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've come to hate this car but, it does have the right feel now.
My inexperience and inability to read the whole instructions is why I had to do this job again.
When the car would warm up to full operating temperature, she'd start to run bad and the engine noise sounded more and more off, totally awful to be honest.
What I was hearing was spring bind, my failure to read the instructions all the way through caused me to not buy the Sure Seat valve springs and the 510 lift was just too much.
Luckily I didn't bend any valves or push rods and only had to replace the cam and lifters.
I did buy those Sure Seat valve springs but, they are going into the 350/4 engine I'll be building next year.
I was going to do a frame on resto with this car but, I really don't want such a large car for my first project like that, it has too much real estate that needs to be replaced due to cancer.
The right thing to do is put the now mechanically perfect car up for sale and let someone else take on that body work and cancer repair, I want a 4x4 RV that is capable of pulling my Yota on a trailer.
Off road fun is where it's at for me now a days and the further off road, the better.

There's nothing like rock crawling in my Toyota.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love station wagons.
Used to have a big ol' Vista wagon, I miss it......

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a kid my parents had station wagons and one of them was a white 67 Impala with a 327 under the hood, I wish it was a possibility to own that car but, it went to the crusher in 77 or 78.
Today the Chevy is out of my way so I can do some maintenance to my truck but, I still need to put the hood back on the wagon.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pic of a picture of an old friends '55 Nomad at the Houston, Texas Car Show in 1973. It won first place in its class. Not sure I needed to but I blocked out his last name.
and another bad picture but of a 1926 T Bucket he fooled around with for awhile.....I'm not sure whatever happened to it.




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Cool stuff and an original Nomad is just a dream for a guy like me. Crying or Very sad
I did just cut the lawns, both of mine and two of my neighbors lawns also but, then I have to go retrieve a float bowl gasket for this 91 Nighthawk I have here for a buddy, I broke a brand new gasket by sneezing of all things damn it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.......... I broke a brand new gasket by sneezing of all things damn it.
I hate it when that happens...... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine sounds good, Ray.

My mom had an AMC Ambassador wagon with a 390-4bbl.
I put a shift kit in it, and dual exhausts... that thing would move Cool Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K5 wrote:
Engine sounds good, Ray.

My mom had an AMC Ambassador wagon with a 390-4bbl.
I put a shift kit in it, and dual exhausts... that thing would move Cool Very Happy

I had a 74 Matador with the inline 6 that was T boned by a drunk driver who ran away somehow, it was one of my few AMC vehicles.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I broke a brand new gasket by sneezing of all things damn it.


Note to self: Don't stand near fasterspider during hay fever season. Razz
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