My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:08 am

Not a lot to show for the weekend but it is progress. Firstly I blacked out the back of my front guards.
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And finally some paint in the engine bay.
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The only other thing I did was rub back the first coat of primer filler on the bonnet and applied a second coat. Didn't take any pics of this because it looks the same as the last bonnet picture. Again thanks for looking.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 59wagon » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:08 pm

Hi mate, just read through your story. Thanks for the posts and looking forward to more.

Cheers, John
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:14 pm

Thanks John, hope to get more done this weekend. Looking to refit the engine and box. Will see how I go.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:49 pm

It has been a couple of weeks but I got some time to play this weekend.
First up was fitting the sump to the engine. As you can see somewhat modified to clear the rear mount rack.
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Prepare the patient.
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After it was fitted I bolted up the gearbox and tail shaft.
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Starter motor was next with the flywheel cover plate. Lastly the custom headers were installed.These travel between the engine and chassis not through the inner guard. I had them ceramic coated in the hope it will help with under bonnet heat. Time will tell.
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With the headers in I could fit the rest of the exhaust system but do you think I could find the hanger rubber? Hose clamp will hold it for now until I get a new one. And just a candid shot before I put it to bed.
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Last one ,all tucked up back in its corner.
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Thanks for looking. Cheers.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:47 pm

Up date time. Got a bit of time to play no Saturday. Got the dissy in. I am using a basic MSD billet distributor and coil.
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Then I fitted the intake manifold and carby. The manifold is an Edelbrock Performer duel plane and the carb is a Holley 590 square bore street avenger.
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Then I fitted the wiper motor. I am using a kit that allows you to fit a motor from a VX Commodore and still use your original switch. The kit is supplied with everything you need to bolt it up. It can be rotated in any direction you need and you use the original EH wiper motor arm (not pictured). I have it positioned to tuck up under the plenum to give me clearance for the air filter. Here is the full kit.
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You have to make 1 small mod to the car, that is drill out one bolt hole and fit the bolt through the top. The adapter plate has a threaded hole to take it, the other 2 remain as standard.
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All fitted, nice and tidy. I just banged a hole in the firewall for the wiring up high and close to the motor to try and keep the engine bay as tidy as possible.
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That's it for now, more next week (i hope).
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 am

Good to see you’re still at it doing a top notch job. Good you got the exhaust nice and tidy. I’m just wondering if you will be able to pull the engine and trans as a unit without removing the bolt ons such as dissy, manifold, starter and headers. Nice if you could.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Hi Clay, unfortunately the motor and gearbox need to be removed desperately, I can remove the motor with dissy and inlet manifold but not the exhaust and starter. The exhaust manifolds snake down and under the chassis rails on both sides. There is only enough space to slide them in when the engine is fitted.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks for the reply. I can understand the headers would be tight. And the starter. Good they are inside the guards anyway. I would have thought you could extract the motor with trans attached but no.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:20 pm

With the rear mount rack I have no room to slide the engine forward. It needs to come up first and the box hits the floor before it can go forward enough to clear everything. No biggy, the box is out in 10 minutes.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by NSWEH225M » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:36 pm

I’m liking the Commodore wiper motor mod. Are you able to share the details ?
 
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