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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-11-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, got the motor in today

The car has been without drivetrain for two years, it spent at least a year or that time without fenders or hood. Now that the motor and trans are back in, the front end is still up a bit high . Ok, so the aluminum heads and manifold gotta be worth 60-70 lbs, but will the coils settle some with time?

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johnmustang
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posted 08-11-2002 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The front end will settle after it is on the road and the car has a few miles on it , and , has seen a bump or two. All coils will suffer a little bit of metal fatigue after they have been bounced around a bit. I had the same problem with my 68 coupe 200 6cyl. It took about 8 months but it sat down real nice and has a nice profile now. Don,t worry about it Todd , it will all work out and you will have a great looking car, and , from what I have seen of it , it already is a head turner.

JOHN

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steve'66
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posted 08-11-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also,

It'll settle once you roll it a few feet. The suspension geometry with the wheels hanging is different than when there's weight on it, but the tires won't find their new home until it rolls.

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rockafellz
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posted 08-12-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'" -LB

Todd, we're all counting the days with you

What kinda transmission and rear-end do you have in your ride?

Erik

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-12-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, about an inch or two once you start moving it around.

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Fastymz
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posted 08-12-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd I hope it stays like it is,I've always liked the gasser look.

SCOOP

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-13-2002 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, what Steve and Steve say.

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