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    Whoa!!! That is friggin clean! I like the color contrast too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Do you have clearance for the speedometer cable to come out behind the cross member? Hard to tell in photos.

    Is that the parking brake cables under the tail of the transmission?

    Everything looks like you can eat off of it under there. Very nice.
    Oh snap. Didn't think about the speedo cable. Will investigate tonight. It still has the VSS from the donor plugged in there, so hopefully there will be more room than it looks like. And yes on the parking brake. Haven't eaten under there yet but maybe soon lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Whoa!!! That is friggin clean! I like the color contrast too
    Clean for now. I want to drive this so it won't be that way for too long once we hit the road. The color is close to what came under there believe it or not. I think my camera makes it a little more red than it is, its supposed to be red oxide. I have heard they came all kinds of colors. Whatever slop they had leftover.

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    Speedo cable fits fine!

    Been prepping lots of little parts for installation.

    Running a 50oz engine on 3 bolt pulleys meant an aftermarket balancer was required. Luckily, belt alignment looks spot on.



    Tiny space between the fan and pulley. Welcome to a game show called you better have just the right pulleys and brackets or it’s not gonna work. I’d hate to see a big block car.



    Other little stuff done. Heater hose route is wack but how the assembly manual said it should go. This is a giant model car.




    Next project is to pull the pinion flange off again and reseal. The pinion seal is fine. The splines leak. Going to try that plumber goo stuff. Didn’t have my puller to pull the flange tonight. The driveshaft install if it’s the right length. Supposed to be.


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    Today’s project was the alternator.

    I ordered one from Amazon warehouse l, intending to steal the guts to put in my kind of correct Autolite case. What arrived is a mix up of a dead on correct “teardrop” Autolite rear case and a more modern square tab front case.

    Scavenged the front off my donor and installed on my Amazon guts and rear case.

    Now for the Amazon Warehouse story. I first noticed some very wear on the pulley, and just barely on the brushes inside. Made me wonder why it’s at the warehouse...

    Then I found extra black insulator that had been rattling around in the case.


    Also, this lovely broken brush holder. I think it was broken when it was assembled. Had to use the one from the donor.

    And mismatched springs.



    AC Delco Professional, but remanufactured in China. Not the best quality.

    As a side note, the 88 also has an Amazon Warehouse AC Delco 2G. The brushes were installed wrong on that.

    It would seem that AC has some QC issues, and Amazon warehouse “inspected” really means nothing.


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    I will not buy anything mechanical from Amazon warehouse again. Quality control seems to be non existent. The discount you get is not worth the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    I will not buy anything mechanical from Amazon warehouse again. Quality control seems to be non existent. The discount you get is not worth the hassle.
    I agree. I just wanted the rectifier and bearings originally. It all worked out this time. I think quality control everywhere is going downhill.

    Ordered some stuff from VA Classic Mustang yesterday and they called today with a question. Spoke with them a while. Great folks. We discussed Scott Drake being sold to an investment group, of which I was unaware. Quality is going down will with them.

    They didn’t have my clock knob, and didn’t have my shifter knob. Jokingly told me to run a three speed knob and see how long it takes for someone to notice it’s got two extra gears.

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