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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2020, 12:46:29 PM »
Very nice project and I think I spy very nice floors

I LOVE blue and when this car showed up on this very forum several years ago I bought it.

Have done a fair amount to it since arrival but nothing to the paint or body.

This should give you some enthusiasm to do your project. Nightmist blue 5 speed V8

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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2020, 02:55:22 PM »
That's exactly the look I'm after right down to the tires. Just need a bigger number on the rocker panel.
I have the set of Osborne manuals in fact I had forgotten that I had them until last week when I was trying to organize all the parts I had on hand. There is no rust on the body but there is a previous repair behind the rear tire, passenger side, that is below standard and the radiator support will need to be replaced due to previous damage so that's my only metal work unless I get a surprise.
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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2022, 08:40:44 PM »
Not much progress other than tear-down, purchase of fiberglass parts, and getting the 428 stroker motor built. Maybe that will give me some incentive over the winter. I plan to paint the heads and water pump to keep them from looking so unoriginal.
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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2022, 09:11:30 PM »
Enjoy the ride(s). 8)

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2022, 10:35:43 PM »
great incentive!!
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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2022, 11:16:49 PM »
Not much progress other than tear-down, purchase of fiberglass parts, and getting the 428 stroker motor built. Maybe that will give me some incentive over the winter. I plan to paint the heads and water pump to keep them from looking so unoriginal.
Glad to hear about some progress. If you are concerned about original looking engine components then be aware that the harmonic balancer is supposed to be semi gloss black.
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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2022, 07:47:03 AM »
Little by little does the trick, keep plugging away you cash do it

Not much progress other than tear-down, purchase of fiberglass parts, and getting the 428 stroker motor built. Maybe that will give me some incentive over the winter. I plan to paint the heads and water pump to keep them from looking so unoriginal.
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Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2022, 04:07:39 PM »

[/quote] Glad to hear about some progress. If you are concerned about original looking engine components then be aware that the harmonic balancer is supposed to be semi gloss black.
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Thanks Bob. The builder didn't put a lot into the paint so I plan to strip off the blue and start over. I'll correct the balancer in the process.
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