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Old 03-26-2020, 08:30 AM
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So I have got this Ventura, latest project, as close to resale as possible, and I could actually turn a profit on this one. But I may keep it for awhile, here is the one sentence updates.

Still can't figure oil consumption, plugs are tan, possible rear main, except I don't see any oil coating the flexplate or slinging off.

Did the valve lash adjustment, zero, then only a quarter turn, still noisy at cold start but all well when oil flowing and warmed up.

I did some minor body repair, and although the color is "Viper Red"...I discovered that Rustoleum Cherry was the exact same color!

Yes Virginia, it was the fuel pump.

Yes, I have a hard time keeping bumpers on my cars, in this case, they are so frigging heavy, it actually pulled the front down to where the skinnies were hitting the fenders on turns and the frame crossmember was scraping my driveway hump...so off with both, they must be 300 pounds combined.

Yes, the previous one sentence was long.

Other than all that, it gets a lot of attention...(and yes I like the chopped look)

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:36 AM
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Valve lash is 1/2 turn after 0 lash is felt and heard.

I would like to see a pic of the engine
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:50 AM
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Valve lash is 1/2 turn after 0 lash is felt and heard.

I would like to see a pic of the engine

Thinking about it earlier I will probably go in and give another 1/4 turn

Also, I dumped the electric fan and put in a 17 inch flex fan, still need a shroud but running much cooler


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Old 03-26-2020, 09:27 AM
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Yes, I have a hard time keeping bumpers on my cars, in this case, they are so frigging heavy, it actually pulled the front down to where the skinnies were hitting the fenders on turns and the frame crossmember was scraping my driveway hump...so off with both, they must be 300 pounds combined.
My buddy B-tard drag raced a Nova for several years. He took the massive reinforcement out of the front bumper and made a super lightweight replacement. (Photo attached. Not his car, but a virtual twin.)

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:55 AM
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My buddy B-tard drag raced a Nova for several years. He took the massive reinforcement out of the front bumper and made a super lightweight replacement. (Photo attached. Not his car, but a virtual twin.)

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Yes I have been studying something similar, these bumpers have more meat in them than the whole car, seem easy to lighten up.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:16 PM
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Looks naked in back without a bumper, and the front looks like it has an overbite....
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:32 PM
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Looks naked in back without a bumper, and the front looks like it has an overbite....
Its a car not a chick!

Besides...it scares the tourists.
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Looks naked in back without a bumper, and the front looks like it has an overbite....
Yep, it desperately wants its bumpers back
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And it will I promise. Not until I lighten them up though
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