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ryeguy2006a

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Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #280 on: July 11, 2019, 07:31:41 AM »
Looks like you have been busy, but no pictures?? Come on man.  :cool:

1976 Trans Am LS1, 6 speed, C5 12.8" Brakes, LS1 rear 12" brakes, 17" Aluminum Rims, and much more...SOLD
My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro with 6?.?0?  5.3 w/ Z06 cam/T56
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

duffinatur

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Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #281 on: July 22, 2019, 09:10:41 PM »
20190713_132437 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20190713_132421 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20190703_152356 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20190630_185644 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20180624_160024 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20190713_132318 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
20190713_132326 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr

I also just installed a new alternator and alternator relocation kit, pics to follow. This is a frequently driven car so the dust and dirt is terrible, but once the mechanics are dialed in...really dialed in...I'll detail the engine bay.
The relocation kit offered up some hose routing issues calling for new power steering lines and I had to move a steam pipe line, but overall a much nicer, cleaner install and easier access to everything.
76 Pontiac TA (long gone, first car)
69 Cadillac Eldorado (long gone)
00 HD Road King Classic
65 Pontiac GTO (gone, not forgotten)
67 Shelby AC Cobra replica (gone, winning shows still)
76 Trans Am LS1/4A TA (a recreation of my very first car)
74 Olds Cutlass Supr (status: on hold)
69 Pontiac Grand Prix (frame-off beginning soon)
Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=57079.0

duffinatur

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Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #282 on: July 22, 2019, 09:33:50 PM »
Good update, did you ever have any luck with the cutlass?
No joy on the silver Cutlass. I stripped her down and bought another cleaner, rust free roller body 74 from AZ.
20180820_200539 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
It needed everything I had from the silver one: engine/trans, bumpers, etc.  wheels, odds-n-ends.
20181103_143034 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr
So far I have the engine cleaned up and re-painted/installed and have begun some paint stripping.
But right now the T/A comes first.
76 Pontiac TA (long gone, first car)
69 Cadillac Eldorado (long gone)
00 HD Road King Classic
65 Pontiac GTO (gone, not forgotten)
67 Shelby AC Cobra replica (gone, winning shows still)
76 Trans Am LS1/4A TA (a recreation of my very first car)
74 Olds Cutlass Supr (status: on hold)
69 Pontiac Grand Prix (frame-off beginning soon)
Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=57079.0

duffinatur

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Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #283 on: July 23, 2019, 03:24:24 PM »
20190723_165802 by Elwood Duffey, on Flickr

Alternator relocation bracket... cleaned up the area for a better hose routing of power steering hoses and
moved the alternator away from the elements and away from the crossover.
76 Pontiac TA (long gone, first car)
69 Cadillac Eldorado (long gone)
00 HD Road King Classic
65 Pontiac GTO (gone, not forgotten)
67 Shelby AC Cobra replica (gone, winning shows still)
76 Trans Am LS1/4A TA (a recreation of my very first car)
74 Olds Cutlass Supr (status: on hold)
69 Pontiac Grand Prix (frame-off beginning soon)
Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=57079.0

scarebird

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Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #284 on: July 23, 2019, 05:39:41 PM »
Alternator relocation bracket... cleaned up the area for a better hose routing of power steering hoses and
moved the alternator away from the elements and away from the crossover.

I never understood the rationale of mounting the alternator low and chopping the cross member...

Re: 76 LS1 auto build thread
« Reply #284 on: July 23, 2019, 05:39:41 PM »