Restoration

There are a lot of things done on our Vette, and still a lot of things to do.

This page is an overview of :

  • the documented activities,
  • the activities performed,
  • and my todo list.
 

Choose the menu for navigation or the main sections below. Enjoy!

Work Done:

Body

Suspension / Steering

Engine

  • Edelbrock performer intake manifold
  • Exhaust manifold regular steel, black + KBD Targa
  • Isolating the Manifold, wrapping with Kevlar and Carbon (Both mistake)
  • Higher voltage ignition coil
  • New vacuum tubing
  • New sparkplugs + cables and bracket
  • K&N modified air intake
  • Edebrock Heads + Camshaft
  • Edelbrock carburator
  • Ceramic coated exhausts
  • Auto-Meter Air-Fuel Monitor + oil temperature gauge
  • Edelbrock valve covers
  • Oil pressure sending unit
  • Tachometer circuit board replacement
  • Speedometer cable
  • Electric fuel pump

Drivetrain

The TODO list: 

Body

  • Body work repair, including the hood, which has osmosis.
  • Repair left door window mechanism
  • Replace carpet in the rear of the car
  • Check all vacuüm controls and polish the transparant controls of HVAC
  • Replace the headlight vacuüm actuators
  • Shield the fuel lines to prevent vaporlock
  • Reinstall the AC again.
  • Install a new 8-track radio (yes it is new)
  • Replace weather strips
  • Loose contact at headlights
  • Replace door springs

Suspension / Steering

  • Wheel allignment to Steeroids Specs
  • Find a smaller steeringwheel (Easier slipping into my car)
  • Fiberglass spring set
  • Change the heigth at the rear of the car, so it can’t shredd tyres)

Engine

  • Set ignition timing and use adjustable vacuum + centrifugal springs
  • Replace throttle cable
  • Add relais to Air-fuel ratio meter circuit  to prevent battery drain
  • Finally weld my stainless steel tubing to an exhaust with balance pipe
  • Change the engine to a stroker 387 CU

Drivetrain

  • Change differential ratio pinion gears
  • Heavy Duty differential lid
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