Modifying the firewall for HEI clearance

When I initially installed the engine combo for mock up, I had intended to use a small cap HEI distributor. However, as things often do, plans changed and I decided to go with a remote coil large cap HEI distributor. This meant that I would not have sufficient room to remove or install the cap with the engine in the vehicle, nor would I have proper clearance for the remote coil cap adapter. Read more
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Picked up my fuel pump

Picked up the fuel pump I will be using, it is a Holley ‘Blue’ electric pump. It flows 110 GPH free-flow and 70GPH @ 9PSI. Which will be more than enough for the current engine, and the one that will be replacing it as well.
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Adding some color to the interior

I decided that it would look good to pull some of the green color into the interior of the truck. So I went ahead and painted the gauge trim piece. This involved first sanding it with 1200 grit sandpaper, then applying two coats of plastic primer, followed by 3 coats of color and 6 coats of clear to help prevent scratching, and to really bring out the shine to match the exterior once it was buffed up. Read more
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Small interior touch

Since I went to the effort to paint and clear the dash and gauge trim. I felt it would be silly not to color match the aftermarket stereo adapter. So it was sanded lightly using 400 grit, then given two coats of plastic primer followed by two coats of color and 4 coats of clear as this will be bumped and fingered constantly while the stereo is being used. Read more
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