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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2008, 09:32:54 PM »
At this point, paint was a few years down the road. The transmission was finished, and the engine rebuild was completed as well.
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2008, 09:34:22 PM »
Two more trans shots of the GS specific T-10.
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2008, 09:41:19 PM »
Eventually, a financial commitment had to be made to get the car painted. It went back to the bodyshop four years after the body went back on the frame. It spent a number of months in the prime/block stages. Then all the front sheetmetal had to be test fit to the car. That is a story in itself. These pics are of the car at the completion of test fitting in spring, 2006.
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2008, 09:44:47 PM »
It went into the paint booth early in 2007. Here's a couple of prep shots, and in the booth.
The top was painted black first, so it's not seen in these pictures.
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2008, 09:45:45 PM »
One more in the booth.
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2008, 09:51:20 PM »
Back home in the shop post-paint!
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2008, 11:45:27 AM »
Mark! any updates?
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2008, 12:10:56 PM »
Ted,

I need to post some update pics of the engine install, etc.
I'm working on a lot of parts/subassemblies right now. I have an
"employment gap", so I'm laying off spending and I need to take
time finding work. I'll be posting more pics in the next few weeks.
I'm just about ready to hang the bumpers.

Mark
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2008, 09:48:32 PM »
Mark.. your post is looking awesome!

Thank you for taking all the time to lay out your project like you did. 

I'm sure this will be both an inspiration and textbook for many to follow.   ;D

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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 02:18:07 PM »
Mark, I am looking forward to any updates you have in store for us.
Also, I must drag my trialer up ther to pick up my long overdue
70 GS frame rebuild up the road from you- hop I can visit still
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 07:45:17 PM »
Here are a few pics of the engine installation one year ago. The only real issues I recall were that we had to grind down the new flywheel bolts. They were ARP for a Chev and were a bit too long - The new pilot bushing had to be reamed a bit for the input shaft to fit. We installed the trans and bellhousing in the car first, so we could drop the engine basically straight down. Getting the input shaft into the clutch disc and pilot was not too fun. The next day after it was in, we noticed gear lube pouring out of the trans. One of the gaskets between the case and tailshaft was installed incorrectly.

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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2008, 07:55:32 PM »
Last winter I spent a lot of time getting more parts plated, and trim parts re-chromed and/or re-anodized. I also started collecting rubber parts. I installed the wheel opening mouldings not long after the engine was in. I got the rocker mouldings back some time later. I masked off the tops and bottoms of the mouldings, and resprayed the black between the ribs with Rustoleum Flat Black. I then wiped off the ribs with mineral spirits and clean rags.

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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2008, 08:03:45 PM »
I'm now working on installing the aluminum belt reveal mouldings. The only company making the correct weatherstrip is Steele.
I'm also getting ready to reassemble the vent wings. I completely tore them down. I had the diecast a-pillar sections re-chromed. I bead blasted the horizontal section of the vent frame and painted with Seymor's Stainless Steel. I also had the vertical stainless trim, which just slides off the frame, polished. I still need to get the vent wings lock levers back from the chrome shop. There is also some hardware for installing the vent into the door that is exposed which is chrome, don't have that back either.
I don't want to hurry this along too much.

Mark
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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 08:13:41 PM »
The rear bumper was hung on it this summer. I also worked on the taillights quite a bit. This is a really nice set I picked about ten years ago. There are only a handful of pits on the right housing. The left housing and center bars are pit-free. I may try and find a set to rechrome after the car is finished, but these will definitely do for now. After cleaning all the old gasket residue off the back (Permatex Spray On Gasket Remover works great) I polished them front and back. Then, I masked off the entire housing except for the silver accents. I used Krylon Dull Aluminum to repaint this area, it's a near perfect match. Then I re-masked the housings to paint the black accents. Back to Rustoleum Flat Black for that. You can read about installing the housings in "How-To's".

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Re: 65 4-Speed Restoration
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 08:44:33 PM »
Here's a link to a thread on V8Buick that Brian started when he came up to help install the engine.
A few more photos there.

http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=138302&highlight=mark+ascher

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66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
07 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)