Progress Report

What's to do ...

    Urgent Matters to Attend to ...

    In The Near Future ...

    • General going-over car for 2017 Cruisin' / Race Season

    As I Get Around To It ...

What's On-going ...

    Project 'Slomega' - (See Pictures Section, 2006 Pictures, Project 'Slomega' - Pictures)

    • Front Fender & Inner Fenders, Doors
    • Rear Quarter Lips (DONE!!)

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What's been done ...

2017

  • Install 9003 Headlight Conversion Lens with LEDs
  • Wired up 3 relayed circuits for Headlights & LEDs. LEDs come on as 'Daytime Running Lights' with ignition
  • Install NEW Gas Tank and Fuel Sending Unit
  • Installed NEW lugnuts, replacing defective wheel nuts (material coming off skoaring/marking up steel rims)
  • Reinstalled repaired Tach and tested
  • Rewired some accessories which run off IGN and ACC of the fuse panel
  • Changed jetting in carb to STOCK jetting of 63/70
  • Increased timing to 34 (From 31)
  • Changed jetting in carb to 71/78
  • Installed Exhaust Cutouts
  • Installed AEM AFR Gauge & O2 Sensor


2016

  • Braced Gas Pedal, welded in supports to keep pedal arm from flexing
  • Replaced factory plastic Gas Pedal Rod Support with Aluminum Pedal Rod Support
  • Replaced harden Nylon line with New one for the Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Dyno'd Omega - 274 rwhp/297 rwtq
  • Purchased 4x 15x7 Olds Rally Rims for future use (Have 4x 14x6 Olds Rallys too).
  • Purchased NEW Gas Tank, Prep'd and Painted Tank (Ready for Install)


2015

  • Replaced failed Battery
  • Replaced Power Steering Pump
  • Removed Sunpro Oil & Voltage Gauges and replaced with AutoMeter Gauges
  • Tweaked Carb, changed secondary squirter from 28 to 25
  • Removed Inspection cover from Transmission
  • Replaced accelerator/throttle cable
  • Changed Spark Plugs (NGK TR55)
  • Adjusted throttle positioning on Carb/Cable
  • Replace Fuel Pump
  • Change fuel line over to -6 & -8 line with fittings
  • Blacked out Front Grills & Headlight bezels
  • Detailing under the hood, painted air cleaner & brake booster, master cylinder - flat black
  • Repainted car, along with door handles, locks, marker lights


2014

  • Went thru Powertrain and make sure all bolts are tight!
  • Installed Complete Driveshaft Loop
  • Replaced burnt out headlight
  • Cleaned up and Repainted Rear Steel rims
  • Installed NEW BFG Radial T/A 235/60/15 for the rear tires.
  • Cleaned up Trunk surround and removed old weatherstripping. Painted Semi-Gloss black.
  • Installed NEW Trunk Seal.
  • Replaced missing bolt on rubber snubber on Pass. Traction Bar.
  • Cleaned and Repainted Front Steel rims (Semi-gloss Black)
  • Installed 'Wolo' Musical Air Horn - Macarena
  • Re-jetted Holley 650 Carb - 71/78


2013

  • Trimmed Passenger Kickpanel & Installed New Front Speaker (Finally 5 years later!)
  • Wired up Rearview Mirror Map Lights
  • Installed AutoMeter 5 in. Monster Tach #3011 w/Shift Light
  • Installed NEW set of NGK TR55 Plugs
  • Correct timing, set TOTAL timing to 34 degrees - no vacuum advance.
  • Installed NEW Cap & Rotor
  • Installed NEW Motor Mounts
  • Switched back to CoOp Preminum Gas (91 Octane)
  • Set TOTAL timing back to 32 degrees - no vacuum advance.
  • Sold Keystone Custom Mags


2012

  • Install proper Alternator Bracket & Align Alternator
  • Install New Linkage bracket for Accelerator & Kick-down cable
  • Register'd & Installed Custom License Plates
  • Install B&M Pro Ratcher Shifter
  • Quickly respray'd/repainted Hood
  • Installed Trunk Light
  • Corrected Speedometer - Installed Correct Speedo Gears for 3.73 gears/Tire Size


2011

  • Engine Block machined to square it up (Justin Dorosh)
  • Rebuilt/Assembled 355 SBC (Dan Klim)
  • Installed Headers & Had Exhausted Hooked up to collectors (Duals Exhaust)
  • Removed Elec. Fan setup, Went back to Mechanical Fan setup
  • Shim up starter
  • Replaced Electric Choke on Q-Jet Carb
  • Welded SubFrame Connectors to front Subframe.
  • Installed a set of Oldsmobile DogDish hubcaps (Bought another set at Swap Meet)
  • Installed Inspection Cover on Transmission (Thanks BadMatt for the cover!!)
  • Installed Holley 650 Double-Pumper Carb
  • Installed MSD Street Fire Distributor (MSD Cap, Rotor & Module)
  • Installed MSD Custom 8.5mm Wires (Dan Klim)
  • Installed Sparkplug Wire Looms and Sparkplug Wire Socks
  • Installed NEW Rear Brake Shoes & Hardware Kit
  • Cleaned & Adjusted Front Shoes/Brakes
  • Changed Front Tires on Mags to 205/70/15s from 225/70/15s


2010

  • Adjusted and Set 'Choke' on Q-Jet Carb
  • Swapped out Q-Jets with the spare one from my 73 Nova (built by Dan Klim)
  • Removed excessed wiring, used some Wire-Loom to clean up on Electric Fan Assembly/Setup.
  • Rear Window resealed - (Big Thanks to KYLE HILLIER @ SPEEDY AUTO GLASS)
  • Fixed Carb Issues with Performance Loss at WOT, Installed fuel line to extend Primary Vents and sheild to Secondarys
  • Fixed/Replace portion of WeatherStripping on Drivers Door
  • Clean & Readjust Front Brakes
  • Replaced front 2 Subframe Bushings
  • Installed Lakewood Traction Bars
  • Repainted the car in Flat Black Tremclad (Started as touching up, then just went over the whole car)
  • Installed Competition Engineering Bolt-In SubFrame Connectors
  • Replaced 2 More Subframe Bushings
  • Lakewood Driveshaft Loop Install
  • Replaced Rad Cap
  • Rear-End Rebuild, w/Detroit TrueTrac Posi & 3.73 Richmond Gears (Work by Motion Performance)
  • Replaced Front Shoes (again, badly cracked) & Brake Hardware Kit
  • Replaced Wheel Nuts on Front Tires
  • Replaced broken/worn door panel clips on Drivers Door
  • Repainted Gas Tank
  • Detailing under the hood (painting brackets)
  • Added Wire Loom to wiring in Trunk, also fixed Passenger inner socket
  • Replaced Wheel Nuts on Rear Tires
  • Tweaking/Setting up carb (Metering Rods & Hangers)
  • Installed Accel SuperCoil
  • Changed out metal fuel line from Fuel Pump to Carb
  • Set timing to 16 Initial/36 Advanced


2009

  • Torqued all Transmission Pan Bolts & Crossmember bolts
  • Replaced missing nuts on Drivers Side Manifold-Exhaust connection.
  • Fixed small Anti-Freeze leak (Heater Hose)
  • Installed new Front & Rear Bench Seats into car
  • Engine/Transmission Swap (Out with the 305/TH350C, and in with a built 355/TH350)
  • Installed External Transmission Cooler
  • Replaced Tailight Wiring Harness with a nicer harness
  • Replaced mechanical Temperature Gauge with an Electrical One
  • Installed 3 core radiator
  • Swapped out Washer Fluid reservior with one which is in better shape
  • Swapped fan shroud for a slightly larger one from a 4th Gen Nova.
  • (On loan) - Holley 700 Double Pumper (from Glenn A.) to try out on new 355 setup.
  • Remove mechanical fan and shroud and installed an Electrical Fan setup.
  • Replace Holley 700 Loaner Carb with 750 QuadraJet, installed convertion plate on intake.


2008

  • Installed Electric Trunk Opener
  • Clean & Readjust Front Brakes
  • Fixed/Straightened Bent Front License Plate Bracket - (from Accident - Aug/06)
  • Fixed Power Problem with Cigarette Lighter
  • Wired up Glove Box Light
  • Replaced Car Radio, with similiar Alpine model
  • Installed Headlight Alarm (for when I leave the lights on)
  • Installed NEW Rearview mirror from S10 and wired up Lights
  • Fixed/Replaced portion of WeatherStripping on Drivers Door
  • Replaced corroded Cigarette Lighter Plug with another ...
  • Replaced 3 outta 4 speakers
  • Trimmed Lips on the Wheel Wells of the Rear Quarters
  • Swapped out Front Springs, replaced Shocks and Lower Balljoints (HUGE THANKS to Clint!!)
  • Painted Brake Drums black
  • Installed a set of Keystone Mags on cars
  • Acquired new Front & Rear Bench seats (Good/Excellent Condition) from 78 Nova @ Wreckers


2007

  • Swapped out broken TH350 for TH200M (TH200M was free!)
  • Replaced Pass. Front Wheel Cylinder
  • Corrected Tighteness of Front Wheel Hubs
  • Cleaned & Readjusted, Bleed Front Brakes
  • Swapped out Rebuilt Quadjet with Glenn's Quadjet
  • Complete Front Brake Job (Recut Drums, cleaned up hardware, new Wagner PREMINUM Shoes)
  • Fixed Passenger Door Window Crank
  • Installed Fan shroud & Upper Rad Support
  • Swapped out blown TH200M for TH350C
  • Wired up Toggle Switch for Electric Torque Lockup
  • Fixed Shifter Linkage Issues
  • Installed Sunpro 2 5/8" Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Installed Arooga Horn
  • Installed Alpine AM/FM/Cass deck
  • Fixed Speaker Wiring problems
  • Swapped out Driver's 'Rusty Chromed Tailight' lens for another 'Shiny Chrome Tailight' lens
  • Removed some Rubber Plugs on empty Vacuum ports as they have split, or fallen off.
    • Returned rubber hose with Screws as plugs.
  • Installed Chrome Oil Cap
  • Installed NEW 205/75/14 BFG Contours on 14x6 Steel Rims on Front
  • Remove SunPro 2 5/8" Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Installed with 2" SunPro 3 Gauge Package (Hooked up Oil & Voltage Gauges)
  • Fixed broken Trans. return line near rad, using Fuel Line to connect the 2 lines together
  • Hooked up SunPro Temperature Gauge to Intake port by Thermostat Housing
  • Installed a Clean (Sensor-Free) Thermostat Housing & 180F Thermostat
  • Installed Mr.Gasket GM Throttle Basket and hooked up kick-down cable
  • Fixed linkage problem with throttle connection on Carb (Wasn't getting FULL or wide open before)
  • Changed Valve Cover gaskets to FelPro Rubber Gaskets
  • Fixed Oil Pressure Sensor Connector
  • Replaced Burnt-out drivers headlight
  • Removed EGR Valve and installed Cutoff Plate
  • Installed another set of Stock Valve Covers (All cleaned up and painted nicely)
  • Installed Vinyl Hose Caps on Vacuum ports on Carburater
  • Replaced Water Pump and installed different Alternator Bracket
    • Cleaned and Painted Face/Front of Motor
  • Fixed Split Heater Hose
  • Installed NEW Air Filter (WIX 42095)
  • Replaced Wiper Switch
  • Replaced multiple burntout bulbs
  • Replaced Wiper Motor (Old Wiper Switch was fine ...)
  • Replaced Alternator


2006

  • Removed Modelling from the Sides of the Car
  • Replace Seized E-Brake cables going into Rears Drums
  • Clean and Adjust Rear Brakes, (Properly this time :])
  • Fixed up Front-End
    • Replaced both Inner & Outer Tie Rods, Drivers & Passenger Sides
    • Replaced Idler Arm
    • Inspected Ball Joints (All appears to be in good shape!)
    • Replaced End Links of Sway Bar
    • Greased up Front End
  • Cleaned up & Detailed Wiper Motor/Pump Assembly
    • Fixed Washer Pump
  • Cleaned up & Detailed spare Wiper Motor
  • Project 'Slomega' - (See Pictures Section, 2006 Pictures, Project 'Slomega' - Pictures)
    • Replace Rear Quarter's & Outer Wheel Wells
    • Repair Rust in both Door Jams
    • Fixed Small Hole in Firewall (behind Brake Booster)
    • Doors (Temporarly Patched)
    • Fixed Drivers & Passenger Holes in Floor (Driver's side was UGLY!)
    • Got the Car sprayed Flat-Black for now ...
    • Connected up E-Brake cables & Adjusted e-brake to hold car in gear
    • Front End Alignment
    • Wash out the Entire Inside of the Trunk
    • Rebuilt Monojet Carb (well, Glenn did ...)
    • Rebuilt the "supposely rebuilt" HEI distributor
      • Replaced Cap & Rotor, with NEW wires and Plugs from last fall
      • Replaced Vacuum Advance
    • Borrowed some tires from Shelly to replace unsafe rear tires
    • Switched front tires over to different rims to match rear tires borrowed from Shelly.
    • Gas Gauge decided to start working again (My Sister is taking credit for fixing it)
    • Replaced Heater Controls
  • Engine Swap - Pulled out L6 250 & Installed a running 305 from an 84 Parisienne
    • Converted Wiring over for V8 setup
    • Installed HEI Distributor
    • Installed Tranny Modular Vacuum tube
    • Switched Computer-Controlled Carb with regular Q-Jet
    • Replaced BAD Alternator from V8 with one from L6
    • Fixed Power Steering Problem w/hose clearances, brackets & a different pump (3 of them)
    • Switched Q-Jet with another regular Q-Jet (Q-Jet #3)
    • Installed NEW Fan Belt (#15445) & Power Steering Belt (#15455)
    • Installed new Radiator Cap
  • Swapped 14" rims with 15" Steelies & the 215/75/15 tires from Parisienne Parts Car
  • Changed Tranny Fluid & Filter
  • Fixed Split Heater Hose
  • Replaced clutch fan with 6-blade Flex Fan
  • Replaced hose for PCV-to-Carb/Canester Connection.
  • Fix up and trim hoses to carb
  • Removed rounded nut from Pass-Front Wheel and swap over 15" tire.
  • Detailed/Painted Gas Tank
  • Temporarly straighten out fender & bezel from 'Fender Bender' on August 1st, 2006
  • Changed Tranny Fluid & Filter Again (Pan wasn't properly cleaned from last time)
  • Installed Oil Pressure Sensor (for the dummy light)
  • Rewired Radio & Speakers
  • Installed Chrome Oil Breather
  • Installed New Metal & Rubber Fuel line from Pump to Carb
  • Installed Glove Box Light (.. but did not wire it up)
  • Detailing Engine Compartment
    • Polished up underside of Chrome Air Cleaner Lid
    • Painted Pulleys & Brackets, Fan, Firewall, Heater Box
    • Installed Wire Loom over Wiring
    • Wire Brushed and repainted underside of Hood (2 Wire-Wheels later ...)
  • Painted up Rear Axle & Rest of Gas Tank
  • Installed Rubber Plugs on empty Vacuum ports (Removing old hoses bit with Screws as plugs)
  • Installed Rebuilt Carb, along with new Carb Gasket
  • Fixed & Reassembled Front Brakes (Cylinder Rear-Post came off Shoe on Pass. Side)
  • Installed Replacement Kickdown Cable


2005

  • Washed the car, cleaned it right out. Exterior, Interior & Trunk
  • Rebuilt Alternator
  • Removed old Radio
  • Cleaned out all unnecessary wiring from under dash
  • Replaced all burnt out light bulbs, fuses ...
  • Replaced radio with AM/FM/Cass we acquire from the wrecker
  • Rewire radio & speakers
  • Fixed Idler Arm on Carb (Was seized)
  • Charged battery
  • Fixed Gas Gauge Ground
  • Replaced Air Breather
  • Ripped Backseat (D'oh!)
  • Removed decals (along with the paint) from doors
  • Banged dent out of Drivers Door (As best as we can)
  • Replaced Master Cylinder
  • Replaced Valve Cover Gasket (w/FelPro Rubber Gasket)
  • Wash & Shampoo Engine Conpartment
  • Wirebrush and paint Upper Radiator Cover (Still alittle rough looking tho)
  • Replace Front Brake Hoses, Cylinders
  • Bleed out Brake System
  • Gas Gauge is fixed... AGAIN! ...
  • Replaced Cracked Taillight Len
  • Brought Anti-Freeze up to strength (Good to -45c)
  • Swap out Points Distributor in favor of an HEI Distributor
    • Check Cap & Rotor on HEI
    • New Plugs (NGK GR4) and Wires
  • Replace Push Rod Side Cover & Valve Cover Gaskets
  • Oil Change, Change Air Filter
  • Fix Interior Door Light Switches
  • Replaced old dried-out rubber vacuum hoses
  • Clean and Adjust Rear Brakes
  • Patched up Rear Quarters with Fibreglass (Very Messy and ugly)
  • Hooked up E-Brake, (Replaced Main & Intermediate cables)
    • Since been disconnected, have to replace rear cables going into drums

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