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Old 11-20-2011, 11:01 AM
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nice ride- how did you get that to fit with the a/c - heater box in place??
pita?? its still
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:30 AM
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Hey Woody,

Got my inspiration for the fit from the attached pic I picked up on the internet of a bb in a monte in which the a/c heater box was still on and went for it and it worked out. The last spark plug is a piece of work to change and the valve cover bolts and the header bolts--it takes a whole lot of patience but it can be done. There is about 3 inches of clearance at the firewall by the box.

I am waiting to see when I set up the compressor if the header heat affects the a/c performance--where I live it is summer 24/7 365 so a/c is a must.

I have ordered an Alan Grove bracket for limited hood clearance for a bb
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:35 AM
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they said it cant be done
oh well - nice work - here in tx it feels like summer all the time also
just walked out to get my stock lower rear arms and its a warm 78* in november
lol i have a tough choice to make - see my other post thanks
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:24 PM
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Nice!! That dash is in great shape!! Nice,,
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:53 PM
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Last time I posted was 20th November--and it has been a real challenge since. Decided to replace the clutch fan with some 14 inch Spals I had changed out when the overheating issue first arose. In the meantime I had installed the A/C bracket and compressor and the stainless steel hose was a problem where it had to bend around the A/C Compressor so I opted for an original rubber hose and some braided cover but I had to change the water neck---just does not seem to end. To-day I took the day off and tried to finish belts and hoses and so on---and--now I have a short in the electrical system. Tried to determine where it is but I can not but I assume it is in the fan wiring. SO now I have called in an electrician to sort out the problem--still to get on the road.

This has been a see saw experience--but I persevere.

Almost thought I should have got a WRX.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:34 AM
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I'm Back---

Life conspired to take me away form this project.

Car runs pretty good but the Big Block eats gas--so I've decided to put in a 4l80 for the overdrive. It is a full manual valve body using a Jakes Performance black box and rollerizing the internals and lock up converter. Should shift hard and stand up to the torque of the big block.

Anyone here running a 4l80 and done such an install. Should not be a problem fitting, the TH400 fits--will have to shorten drive shaft though and adjust the transmission mount.

Came across this--megashift--which seemed interesting but no one knows anything about it?

Pics to come.
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