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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #75 on: April 16, 2019, 02:36:56 PM »
Radiator finally arrived.

Had to rework the aluminum mounting bracket to suck the radiator up tight to the core support.




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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #76 on: April 16, 2019, 02:38:44 PM »
Was there a clearance issue?
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2019, 03:29:21 PM »
yes, 

fan and shroud into the engine.

also moved the engine and tranny back 3/4"

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2019, 03:51:31 PM »
the truck im doing now, is the first one i had to raise the radiator 2" to clear steering box, and put the fan in front of the radiator.



also FYI if you dont like that oil fill cap extension, the cap also directly works on the valve cover once the extension is removed. 


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2019, 06:42:15 PM »
good to know..



the truck im doing now, is the first one i had to raise the radiator 2" to clear steering box, and put the fan in front of the radiator.



also FYI if you dont like that oil fill cap extension, the cap also directly works on the valve cover once the extension is removed.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2019, 08:12:28 AM »
this thing looks way cooler in person!  love it!

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #81 on: April 30, 2019, 10:38:12 PM »
started burning steel tonight.  3 hours in so far



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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #82 on: May 06, 2019, 04:03:12 PM »
thats purdy
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #83 on: May 06, 2019, 05:37:16 PM »

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2019, 12:22:53 PM »
Engine clean up complete. 3 cans of degreaser and 2 hours of pressure washer.    New intake and oil pan gaskets.  waiting on new hardware for flexplate and torque converter final assembly.


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2019, 09:08:59 PM »
Engine and tranny bolted back together and back in the frame.  Started on the plumbing.  Fuel lines, brake lines.



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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2019, 11:25:08 AM »
you have to use a special tool to flare your fuel lines or just a standard double flare tool?

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2019, 02:03:00 PM »
you have to use a special tool to flare your fuel lines or just a standard double flare tool?

standard tool.    however i only use nicopp line now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V9Jg1BORlk
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2019, 01:12:01 PM »
Gif, we need an update!!!
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #89 on: December 24, 2019, 09:38:17 AM »
I last touched this thing in June.  left off with the plumbing mocked up.   

Waiting for after the holidays to dig back into this.

Next steps are the E brake and column shift.

Followed by engine/PCM and electrical.

I plan to have it on the road this summer...