Just curious if you pulled the PHS on this bird. In one of your pics, it looks like there's a ram air pull knob to the lower right of the steering wheel. Could be something added later, but might be worth checking.
OK , Changing plans yet again. Now that the parts car is in the garage I got a better look at it. Turns out it is worse then the other car. Now I have to drag it out again and the other one in. It is still good for parts though. I should call the parts car the illusion because it looks better but is actually much worse where it counts.
My end goal is not to build a perfect show car but I am just shooting for a solid safe driver.
I replaced the front to rear harness in my ‘68 with a harness from American Autowire. Replacement harness was an exact replica of the factory harness. Might try calling AAW about the sleeve. I may still have the old harness. Will dig through the leftovers and confirm. Perhaps tube is still usable.
Vikki Yellowbird hangs out on Facebook firebird pages. I saw here there when I still had a FB account. It's too bad she doesn't hang here any more. There were several dedicated experts that used to hang out here that don't anymore.
I wouldnt over think it. When I did mine I replaced the entire pan in the trunk but the areas over the wheel wells I just cleaned up the best I could and then treated with a rust neutralizer. The spatter paint makes a rough looking texture so there is no need to try to make it look perfectly flat.
Just posted my 68 project shell on NH craigslist. Honestly it is a huge project and needs almost everything. It does have some redeeming qualities though. Haven;t pulled the windshield but the dash and cowl look good as well as the firewall. Also has solid floors someone before me replaced them. The tulip things i think they are called also look good
My car is stock 400, so a 3" exhaust doesn't create any power gains and I hate the way it looks and fits, especially at the rear. Yeah, back in the late 70's and early 80's headers plus turbos and turn down were the rage in my crowd. Exhaust fumes in the car sometimes happened, (early form of vaping) but we survived it. Also, back then we had actual exhaust shops that were run by men that knew how to design and fab really nice systems, now not so much.
Finally got it running after a new HEI and new carb. It's running with a very high idle and I think maybe I attached the loose vacuum lines incorrectly. I thought I saw a vaccum line diagram on here once but can't seem to find it now. Does anyone have a diagram? 67 vert 326 with a/c, power steering and power front discs. Also there seems to be an open hole next to where the distributor inserts. Am I missing something? Thanks for any help.
Thank you very much for responding Barnbird! I did use an original style external regulator screwed to the firewall. Good advice on cleaning connections; I didn't make that a priority and will certainly do that! Thanks for the videos suggestion too, I will look into those. I get the car back this week and will start the troubleshooting process and follow up with outcome. Thanks again, Jon
I'm getting the new TKX 5sp, with the 2.87 first as recommended and the .68 5th. Event thought the muncie was rebuilt it still leaked oil, I'm most excited about no more fluids on my garage floor I guess anything will be an improvement on the highway, I don't care about fuell consumption otherwise I'd buy a Prius