Project Land Yacht (AKA Mine was Lucille first!)

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  1. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Yes the title is a friendly jab at "no mufflers" lol

    A couple years ago killing time on Craigslist got expensive. I found a beauty I needed to bring home.

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    The catch was no motor or transmission. He bought the car for the 427.

    Oh well, picked up a 350/700r4 off Craigslist and dropped it in. Work got real slow and I ran out of money and time before I could get it running.

    Last year we bought our own home. I was talking to the garage around the corner and he happened to have a Suburban with a 454 in it sitting out back. I bought it and drove it all winter. It was pretty rough.

    I'm not very quick with my projects, but this brings me up to Sunday.

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    I finally got the motor pulled from the Suburban. I want to go through it, but I can't really afford to so it'll be a few seals and then drop it in. I'll update this whenever I get a chance to work on this.
     
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    it caught my attention.

    come on, you cant take my name and use it on a chebby project. LOL;Poke

    the first three pictures arent showing. whats the car?
     
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    Oh Lucille why can’t you be true?
     
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    I'll have to fix that when I get home. 1969 Chevrolet Caprice. I named it 2 years ago to be fair LOL
     
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    Sorry, I was posting on my lunch break. I had copied and pasted those pictures from a private message, that's probably the problem.

    @no mufflers do they show up now?
     
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    The plan for now is to get a set of these headers: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hed-68190 and get it in the car. I'm strongly considering doing rear main seal and oil pan gasket while it's out. I don't think they're leaking but better safe than sorry.

    I really wanted to do a re-ring kit but I know that would snowball and I can't afford it now. I'll probably need a new driveshaft and there's a chunk of change too.

    Originally was a TBI 454 in the Suburban, I popped an old Q-Jet on it for now. I'm hoping to be able to send it out to Sean Murphy Induction(https://www.smicarburetor.com/) to get it rebuilt before too long.

    Longer term plans are I hope to get this cam: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lun-10110702k

    A little birdy told me I should shoot it with nitrous. I've never played with it before, but I might consider it eventually.

    Probably because Momma let her baby grow up to be a cowboy. You know, picking guitars and driving old trucks.

    To give credit where it's due... Momma Tried. ;)
     
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    ah i see now. big old boat.
     
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    Nothing much to report but finally got my headers, got them blasted and painted too!

    Need to remember to grab some 5/16 bolts for the engine lift plate so I can pull off the exhaust manifolds and clean the engine for paint.

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    there's a special place in my heart for Big American boats with no pillars. Perfect "Italian drive-by" cars :D
     
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    subway be nice to the admin :D

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    cool project, the car looks very clean body wise from the pictures!
     
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    Thanks. There's a few spots that need attention but for the most part she's pretty clean.
     
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    Got tired of waiting for myself to get around to finishing cleaning the block and said heck with it.

    Primed it last night and sprayed it this morning. Just a quick back yard half job but I'm not too worried about it.

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    IH Red is what I chose for the block. "Chevy orange" is too overdone in my opinion and black is lame and my caterpillar yellow is too bright lol!

    I did a decent amount of cleaning, between naptha on a rag from my parts washer and a couple cans of brakleen, even if the paint doesn't stick good, it'll still be easier to work on than it was covered in grease.
     
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