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    Its been a ride

    Little update: Dad sent me a text this afternoon saying the car is (finally) going in for a trans rebuild. In addition to the rebuild, they're going to check pinion angle, replace the trans mount, add a shift kit and also put a new, higher stall converter in it. Based on what he (the mechanic)...
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    1969 Olds 442

    They do..ha.
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    1969 Olds 442

    Finally found an issue where being a GM A body paid off. Most everything on this car is "Olds specific" it seems and a lot of things are hard to find parts for. Initially, I had figured being the same chassis as a Chevelle and GTO, parts should be plenty and cheap..I was wrong. Today...
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    1969 Olds 442

    Been a while since I've updated this, so here we go: FINALLY got the engine back a couple weeks ago. The original block is .040" over, has 2 sleeves, but was saved. Heads also needed a fair amount of work, but they're good now too. Being the Olds 400 G blocks are not well liked, we actually...
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    1969 Olds 442

    Machine shop has had my block and heads since May. We finally started getting things progressed, then he came down with Covid (nearly died) As it sits now, were on the hunt for pistons. The three choices are off the shelf Egge’s which don't have rings available, custom pistons which will create...
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    1969 Olds 442

    Not much to update here, block is still in the shop. Currently sitting there with 2 sleeves and .030 over, trying to find pistons to do the final hone. Once I get that back, it'll go to a separate shop for assembly and dyno and from there Ill feel better about getting everything else finished...
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    Its been a ride

    I guess Ill throw the update in here first, but since getting rid of the car I've actually had more success wrenching on it than I had in a LONG time. Addressed some tuning issues and have it much better, aside from now the electric choke doesn't work. Switched back to the M style booster (had...
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    Budget Suspension Rebuild

    Finally got a chance to swap out the shims today..it only too about an hour and a half, most of that time fighting with the DS trying to get it lined up with the perch until finally just dropping the axle onto the spring. Going from 6° to 4° seemed to fix it...and I am quite happy about that...
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    Budget Suspension Rebuild

    Maybe between the top of the clamp and the perch? I'm not 100% though..Ive not even turned a wrench on that car since January
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    Budget Suspension Rebuild

    They went between the sway bar plate and the perch if I remember correctly. I need to try a different angle shim so I'll be able to verify that when I get back in there and swap em out.
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    Mufflers and Exhaust

    When the headers went on my AHB, I got the A body kit from Jegs and a pair of Summit branded Magnaflows, and had turndowns just before the axle. The sound of that car is the biggest point of sellers remorse I have.
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    FOUND Silver face climate control & dummy light/gauge cluster

    Literally just went out and checked to make sure I still had it. Let me know.
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    1969 Olds 442

    I was leaned over on one foot with my hand placement on the phone really weird, then used basic editing tools from Instagram. Didn't change shutter speed or anything like that, just adjusted contrast/sharpness/etc.
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    FOUND Silver face climate control & dummy light/gauge cluster

    I'm pretty sure I have the climate control part, never seen a silver dummy gauge
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    1969 Olds 442

    Well after a few headaches, I'm down to the waiting game. Finished up the brakes this past week, fixed the lock cylinder, light switch, parking light housing, and dome light along with installing a new steering wheel to replace the cracked up factory wheel. Put the front end down, also...
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