Building a 1964 Buick Special

seedling

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The powder coating is done on the intake tubes and the lower scoop. The photo of the intake tube isn't great, but it's a pretty close match to the intake and valve covers.





Assembling the scoop to the intercooler shroud shows a nice match. Can't wait to get this installed, but it will have to wait until the brakes are installed because I want to make sure I have plenty of room to work in front of the engine.





Wow man that looks great! Very nice work!!


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The brakes installed at the wheels without too much drama. I like the fact that the rotors slip over the existing hubs, which makes replacement easier and leads to no additional wheel offset.

 

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Since I was already working under the front end of the car, I decided to add the RJC Biggie oil filter adapter. I've deleted the stock oil cooler, which caused some interference between the lower intercooler bracket and larger diameter filter. A good portion of the bracket needs to be trimmed to clear the filter, but none of the trimming occurs in any stiffening ribs.





Next up is installing the large tube-style sway bar, then I should be able to button everything up!
 

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I was previously not using a coolant recovery system - it was the old-school, dump-it-out-the-tube method. Very environmentally friendly..

I found this tank at a swap meet, and it looked like it would work for this purpose. Engine compartment space is at a premium in my car, so I mounted this in front of the core support, but behind the grille. That flat black paint makes it somewhat invisible from the front (which was my intention).







 

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Since I was already working under the front end of the car, I decided to add the RJC Biggie oil filter adapter. I've deleted the stock oil cooler, which caused some interference between the lower intercooler bracket and larger diameter filter. A good portion of the bracket needs to be trimmed to clear the filter, but none of the trimming occurs in any stiffening ribs.



The "trimming of the I/C bracket to clear the biggie oil filter mod procedure" would make a good write up for the how to section as I bought the adapter then decided to get a K&P Engineering oil filter which is the same size as the PF52 filter and trimming the I/C bracket is not necessary, but I read nothing at all about trimming the bracket.
Thank you very much for posting the photos.
 

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The "trimming of the I/C bracket to clear the biggie oil filter mod procedure" would make a good write up for the how to section as I bought the adapter then decided to get a K&P Engineering oil filter which is the same size as the PF52 filter and trimming the I/C bracket is not necessary, but I read nothing at all about trimming the bracket.
Thank you very much for posting the photos.
I think the main reason I needed to trim The bracket was because I eliminated the stock oil cooler sandwich adapter. I traded a few e-mails with Jason @ RJC, and he said he didn't think trimming was necessary in a stock (ie - with oil cooler) application, but he wasn't sure about the cooler delete option. I forwarded the same photos in this thread to him, in the event he wanted to use them for potential future customers.

At some point soon, I'm going to record a video showing all the mods done this winter, and post to YouTube (with a link here). It will become more clear what everything looks like, I think, after you get a visual of how everything fits. I also keep all build images on Photobucket (see link below). All the photos on this thread reside on the Photobucket album (as well as all my previous car builds).

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I think the main reason I needed to trim The bracket was because I eliminated the stock oil cooler sandwich adapter. I traded a few e-mails with Jason @ RJC, and he said he didn't think trimming was necessary in a stock (ie - with oil cooler) application, but he wasn't sure about the cooler delete option. I forwarded the same photos in this thread to him, in the event he wanted to use them for potential future customers.

At some point soon, I'm going to record a video showing all the mods done this winter, and post to YouTube (with a link here). It will become more clear what everything looks like, I think, after you get a visual of how everything fits. I also keep all build images on Photobucket (see link below). All the photos on this thread reside on the Photobucket album (as well as all my previous car builds).

Photobucket Main Page
Thank you for the clarification.
 
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