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Username Post: 57 Nomad Project        (Topic#330643)
kwhizz 
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kwhizz
Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 01-01-07
03-24-17 01:14 PM - Post#2683105    
    In response to ptjsk

  • ptjsk Said:
Are you going with Earl Williams headers?

I purchased a set for my '55 with a 427 motor, and the quality is beyond expectations!

Even though you didn't acquire the HP you wanted, the video was cool!

Nice car!

Pat





The Headers came from Speedway........Had to do some light hammering for clearance around the Steering box , But, other than that they fit O.K..... .......




 




kwhizz 
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kwhizz
Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 01-01-07
01-07-18 07:15 AM - Post#2720310    
    In response to kwhizz

Been a while for an update.........We were going to take the Nomad on the Good-Guys Road Tour last fall........That was the plan anyway.....The tour started in Mooresville, N.C. and ended in Dallas/Ft. Worth.....We were going to drive to Mooresville and have the car shipped back home from Dallas......During the mod's to the car, we had to eliminate the stock Emergency Brake linkage and cable assy due to clearance issues......So...We ordered an E-Force electric E-Brake actuator (Need E-Brake for shipping)......While waiting for the assy to show up I noticed that the A/C system lost it's charge.....Damm!!.........Did some checking and found that the front drive compressor manifold that came with the kit had a leak in it at where the Tube was welded to plate.......Darn........Called Concept one and they said they would ship one out.......well....It came the day we were supposed to leave.......No time to get it fixed so we took the Impala instead.........Meanwhile.......I left the car at Frame-up for Donnie to fix the A/C, install the E-Force unit and replace the Shorty Headers that had some clearance and vibration issues......we ordered some "Real" headers........Hooker long tubes.... When we returned Donnie had the car all finished.........So, it is ready for this years Road-Tour........Also after the new header install and a pulley change (another long story) we got the Supercharger belt slippage resolved....It now makes 12 lbs of boost and made 520 RWHP thru the mufflers........By the way....The Impala got an overall average of 23.7 MPG over 2880 miles........









Put Dye in the system and found the leak





Ken



Edited by kwhizz on 01-07-18 10:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
kwhizz 
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kwhizz
Loc: Wisconsin
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09-10-18 05:56 PM - Post#2745842    
    In response to kwhizz

So...….The story continues...… The seat was at three different upholstery shops over the last 2 1/2 years trying to get a decent job..... Now.....This is a Glide Engineering seat ordered for a 57 Chevrolet...….The upholstery shops (all except the last one, had a issue with the stupid way that Glide designed the pivot arms for the seat backs...….They are about 4" in from the seat sides...….Normal seats the swing arms are outside the cushion (common sense)…….So.. After throwing away two sets of covers that were terrible... I went back to Dave who did the 37 Ford....So... Dave did a great job on the seat except I would have preferred a more rounded form on the top of the seat backs..... Picked it up today and wanted to get it installed right away as we are taking the Nomad on the Good-Guys Road Tour and she wanted a comfy seat in the car...… Well......I get the old seat out and get the new one in and after getting it bolted in I went to raise the seat backs and guess what...……..The seat back frames are 1" per side too wide ……..Great Job Glide.....Here we go again !!! All I want is to be a person that gets what he wanted and paid for that actually fits and works...… I guess that is asking too much...…….Glide Engineering Sucks !!!!!











 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
09-10-18 07:25 PM - Post#2745853    
    In response to kwhizz

That stinks. Nothing worse than having trouble with something, thinking the problem is solved, and finding another problem.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
kwhizz 
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Posts: 1140
kwhizz
Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 01-01-07
09-11-18 02:04 PM - Post#2745924    
    In response to kwhizz

I called Glide today and explained what happened and they are going to make new seat back frames to suit and all for N/C...…….. Great customer service after the fact.....They could have told me tough luck......Not the case !!!!!!



 
swbatt 
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Reg: 03-25-01
09-17-18 09:01 AM - Post#2746421    
    In response to kwhizz

Great news. Keep up the good work. Other than that the seat looks really nice.


"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 




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