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Username Post: 1959 Biscayne "Da Biskit"        (Topic#343498)
TYTILIDIE 
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10-24-17 11:58 AM - Post#2711973    
    In response to beagrizzly

Absolutely!!

Here is the link, I got the P4
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=produ...

I used this for a filter/regulator
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=produ...

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
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beagrizzly 
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10-26-17 08:14 AM - Post#2712225    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Sweet! Thank you for the reply. I have a TIG welder, so installation shouldn't be a problem. This will solve a lot of problems for my installation.
YOU DA MAN!
Griff

if you're gonna be a bear.......................

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
TYTILIDIE 
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12-13-17 07:13 PM - Post#2717856    
    In response to beagrizzly

She's coming together!! I got the front and rear windshields in, side mirrors installed, fender molding (spears), tail lights, trunk moldings, parking brake, brake lines, lowered the car, installed the gas pedal, radiator, and some other crap. Big things left are exhaust, a couple broken exhaust manifold bolts in the heads, interior, side glass and I will be pretty close to done!



1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
my60belair 
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
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12-13-17 08:07 PM - Post#2717863    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Your work is amazing. I can only hope I can get my car looking half as good as yours when I'm done. Great job and keep those pictures coming.

Can't wait to see it done

If at first you don't suceed, destroy all evidence you ever tried...

1960 Bel air Sport Coupe, 1964 Pontiac Catalina Convertible


 
DonSSDD 
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12-15-17 05:24 AM - Post#2717997    
    In response to my60belair

You've come a long way baby- looks great.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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Chevyfan60 
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12-15-17 11:44 AM - Post#2718028    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Looks great, nice work!

Michael
1960 Impala 348, 1960 El Camino (x2), 1960 Nomad, 1992 S-10 Blazer, 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD,
2002 Trailblazer


 
TYTILIDIE 
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12-17-17 06:46 AM - Post#2718238    
    In response to Chevyfan60

Thanks guys! I wasn't going to worry about things like the trunk emblem initially but for $60 for a brand new one it made sense. It makes a HUGE difference too. I also wish I would have known in the past how easy polishing is. I used to pay my guy $12 per foot (which is definitely worth at he does an amazing job) but when I took on this project I decided since there is so much to polish, I'd do it myself. Its actually really easy. Now I am paying pennies per foot.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 12-17-17 06:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
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02-13-18 10:32 AM - Post#2724259    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Got the tail lights working along with the front parking lights, hood latch and installing the grill screens. The brackets for the screens were so bad I had to make some out of some 16 gauge stainless. I even polished them up. They seem to fit well. Today I'll be installing the rest of the hood vent trim and then will prepare to pull the engine to fix a couple broken exhaust manifold bolts and swap the stock 5.3l pan to the Holley pan.









1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 02-13-18 10:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
DonSSDD 
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02-13-18 07:01 PM - Post#2724303    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Nice work, getting more exciting.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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02-15-18 06:05 PM - Post#2724520    
    In response to DonSSDD

Kool story and awesome pics!!



 
TYTILIDIE 
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02-20-18 07:46 PM - Post#2725043    
    In response to ShortyLaVen

Got the broken exhaust manifold bolts removed and repaired. I had to pull the motor to do it and pull the heads off. I decided to spruce it up a smidge before putting it back in. I was finally able to install the driver side header! Also installed the Holley oil pan.









1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
Age: 43
Loc: Colorado Springs
Reg: 10-21-15
03-03-18 06:45 AM - Post#2726298    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Been at it again trying to knock out my 90hr punch list. So, I got the engine back in the car, looks so much better





Then I went and got a gas pedal for a 90's pick Chevy truck (full size) and installed it with the throttle cable for the 04 Yukon I got the engine from. Biggest issue here is the way you have to mount it. It will require me heating up the pedal rod and bending it 2 different directions so pedal travel is correct. Not a big deal though.





Also, started gluing the windshield in. I installed both upper and lower windshield moldings s well. I'll post a pic of it all done with the side moldings later after I install them this afternoon.





I'd like to install the cowl panel, I am hoping I can find my bezels for the wipers because it doesn't look like you can buy them new.

Also, I fired up the engine!! It starts right up but dies immediately. I don't have the MAF or O2's hooked up yet so we'll see what the problem ends up being. I imagine it should still run on it's own. It's possible that the injectors need cleaning. I bought the engine 3 years ago and who knows how long it was since it had ran prior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6nHuwLUHc


1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
Hugomiller 
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Loc: Florida and UK
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03-03-18 10:46 AM - Post#2726316    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Don't know if they're the same, but I just replaced the wiper bezels on my 1960 Impala convertible, as the chrome was a bit worn. Found them on eBay quite cheaply - I still have the old ones if you are stuck, which are not in bad shape really.



 
TYTILIDIE 
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Loc: Colorado Springs
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03-04-18 03:24 PM - Post#2726421    
    In response to Hugomiller

I luckily found mine but thanks!

Got the rest of the trim done today. along with the wipers, cowl panel and stated taping off the rear glass.




1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
beagrizzly 
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03-05-18 08:57 AM - Post#2726492    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

LOOKING SWEET!!!!!
Griff

if you're gonna be a bear............

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
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Loc: Colorado Springs
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03-06-18 06:43 AM - Post#2726622    
    In response to beagrizzly

Thanks Dood!!

Got the rear glass and trim done. My clips for the side glass molding were toast so I used upper windshield molding clips and modified them. It went quick but was definitely a PITA

I'm sure some people look at my moldings and think, why the hell would he put dented moldings on? I fixed what I could without having to sand but since this car will be a driver and I am able to polish it all I am not that worried about it. I am hoping that when I start driving the car it wont start eating at me. LOL




1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 03-06-18 06:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
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03-15-18 07:39 PM - Post#2727775    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Been working on the door glass channels. As I am sure everyone knows, no one sells them and it is rare they show up for sale anywhere. So naturally, I made some. I used a slightly thinner gauge metal but it is stainless. After flanging the sides, it is extremely rigid, no give at all. Hope I don't regret that choice later. Next I have to modify some rear quarter glass tracks to fit the front glass channels and then I'll be installing them in to the doors.



1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
Age: 43
Loc: Colorado Springs
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05-17-18 05:44 PM - Post#2734212    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Been super busy this spring. Got a chance to work on the car a few days ago. I decided to install a second rook brace for an additional dome light. I'm sure it may seem weird but I like lights damn it! I'll be wrapping up engine plumbing as well soon along with the exhaust. I had the PCM re-done and now she starts AND runs! Once those items are complete I'll be attempting the headliner. Of course I have to Dynamat also.


1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 05-17-18 05:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
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05-19-18 03:11 PM - Post#2734365    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Here it is wire tied and lights on.




1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
Belair-o 
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05-20-18 05:57 AM - Post#2734406    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Nice and bright! Good job on your build!
Regards, Doug



 
DonSSDD 
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05-21-18 04:05 AM - Post#2734479    
    In response to Belair-o

Nice work, good progress.

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TYTILIDIE 
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05-30-18 04:50 AM - Post#2735345    
    In response to DonSSDD

Thanks guys!

Another update.

I got my fabulous check engine light working. I didn't realize that the other wire went to 12v.



I also figured out the tack strip for the headliner....I think



Only thing I don't get...what holds it down around the quarter glass? The moldings?

Also, anyone know what these go to?




1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
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05-30-18 05:45 AM - Post#2735355    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Those two pieces looks like what I have and mine had the windless attached to them and they are installed where I have in the picture and they also hold the kick panel in. You should be able to hold them in place and see where the mounting screws go. Hope this helps. Lamar

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TYTILIDIE 
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05-30-18 06:41 AM - Post#2735364    
    In response to PLS

Well that makes sense. I hope I wasn't supposed to install that first.

Thanks!

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
PLS 
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05-30-18 08:34 AM - Post#2735381    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

My car is a two door hardtop so I'm not sure that your will be like mine but as far as installing them I think that as long as you have them in before the trim that goes around the headliner and down to the pieces that trim out the dash will be good. Its hard to explain Lamar

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This is the metal piece and my original windless, this goes on the passenger side.


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This is how they go together


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The metal piece, the windless and the kick panel


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The windless is sawn to a piece of thin cardboard. This is my original which is pretty brittle and the one that the guy that installed my headliner made for me.


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The windless and cardboard are attached to the metal piece using these stakes.




Edited by PLS on 05-30-18 08:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TYTILIDIE 
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06-10-18 04:32 AM - Post#2736475    
    In response to PLS

I took the car to have the exhaust built Friday. It turned out great! My main gripe is that my guy didn't think 2.5" was feasible so we went with 2.25" I had Magnaflow mufflers installed between the frame and the quarter panel, it's tight but it will work. I also had the tips extend out a little further than normal since I am going to install flamethrowers at some point (I think). The exhaust tubing looks kind of silly from the side but you can't really see it anyway when the car is on the ground unless you bend over.







When I picked the car up I didn't have time to drop it back off at my shop so I took it home. The next morning, I went for a very early morning walk and took these pics. This car is so sexy. I was actually really worried I picked too dark of a red but it really does look good I think.




1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
DonSSDD 
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06-10-18 04:48 AM - Post#2736477    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Good idea on the mufflers. The car looks great.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
Member #2194


 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
Age: 43
Loc: Colorado Springs
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06-16-18 05:54 AM - Post#2737143    
    In response to DonSSDD

Thanks Don. Here is how the car sounds now....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki1BAuRPep4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehGc8Q8eA7Q

All the plumbing is done. I have to replace the trans cooler because it leaks, YAY!! Other than that, coolant is in. Next I have to figure out this rear disc brake conversion. The bleeders face down and Pirate Jacks says I have undo the upper caliper bolt, tilt it back, put my caliper tool in there and bleed it that way. That seems overly ridiculous to me. I may go back to the drum brakes.

It also turns out I screwed up my steering shaft, I welded the Borgeson Joint at the Wrong angle. So I need to do that as well. Once those 3 things are done it will go to the alignment shop then I can start putting the interior together.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
beagrizzly 
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Age: 69
Loc: south texas
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06-18-18 09:13 AM - Post#2737362    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

dude, that sounds so sweet!!!!

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
Techhead 
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06-18-18 09:35 AM - Post#2737368    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Excellent sound out the exhaust.

I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
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