Paul Masson's 71 Grabber

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by Paul Masson, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. yellow75

    yellow75 MCCI Oregon State Rep Supporting Member

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    Looking really sharp, at least you can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally
     
  2. Paul Masson

    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    Thanks Guys! Things are coming together!!
     
  3. Paul Masson

    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    My cousin from out-of-town came down for the day, and he and his father gave me a hand putting the engine and transmission back in the car. I am pretty happy with all the progress I have been making this week. I am hoping to have everything plumbed-up and filled for a fire-up this weekend...

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    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    Got my shift linkage, starter, trans dipstick tube, radiator, fuel line, power steering return hose and pump, choke heater tube and charcoal canister plumbing ALL installed. I took the picture before the charcoal canister plumbing was installed...

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    looks awesome!!
     
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    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    Thanks guys! Cell phone pictures hide a multitude of sins... :D

    I'm pretty happy with the progress. Once I get my driveshaft detailed and new U-joints installed, I will fill the trans and other fluids, and maybe have a drive in by next weekend. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    I decided I did not want to wait for a new alternator, and there really wasn't anything wrong with my original one (other than looking old and grimey), so I decided to save myself a couple hundred dollars and a week of time and refurbished my old one. I also managed to get the drive shaft and yoke cleaned-up and ready for U-joints and paint.

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    Drive shaft is done and installed in the car. Ready to fill the transmission with fluid and start this puppy up this weekend!

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    Initial fire-up was a success! Now to start chasing my vinyl guy this week!! Getting excited!

     
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    Seriously that's great...

    BTW You have better faith than myself, can't say I've ever started a long time setting, new engine, etc with the air cleaner in place...
     
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    Thanks Tom! He's playing hard-to-get, so I guess I have to step-up my game... maybe take him out to dinner first??? LOL

    I did take the air cleaner lid off to squirt some gas down the bowl vent and give it a power-drink down the bore, but really, there wasn't much to lose faith about... I marked the distributor before I took it out, and followed the instructions on the Pertronix kit. All I REALLY changed on this engine was the gaskets and new paint... What could POSSIBLY go wrong??? :D
     
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    Almost forgot to replace my alternator splash shield. The old one has seen better days. It's quite the job trying to figure out exactly how it goes...

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    Did all these cars come w/ the alt. splash shield? I have been to 2 MCCI events and 2 Gathering. I can't recall seeing it on any of them. Interesting.
     
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    Only 6 cyl cars with air conditioning got them. Not sure why Paul's car has one.
     
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