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Username Post: Tommy49's 1949 Deluxe Sport Coupe        (Topic#349880)
one4dad 
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06-24-21 02:06 PM - Post#2822052    
    In response to tommy49

Sweet. Looking good . I echo others,will you get it driving this summer?
Bill

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 




tommy49 
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06-24-21 04:30 PM - Post#2822055    
    In response to one4dad

Thanks, guys! I'm hoping too! I may put the engine & trans in tomorrow, so I can measure for a drive shaft. I'm also going to start on the engine harness. Once the harness is wired in, the front clip can go on. All the cooling & intake has already been done. I just got the cooling fan controller yesterday, so it's just finish the fan wiring. Then there's the AC plumbing. I haven't got a clue how that's going to work out. I have no plan yet. But, it's nice to have things starting to come together. Kat picked out the new wheels, so she keeps asking "when are we ordering the wheels"

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 06-24-21 08:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith_Knox 
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06-25-21 11:37 AM - Post#2822084    
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Cannot wait to see you driving it.

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1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab


 
whatzup 
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06-30-21 01:17 PM - Post#2822382    
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Wow! What an inspiration! And what a support group, here and with your wife! My first car was a 52 Chevy Business Coupe. I miss it dearly.

Keep up the excellent work!



 
flatout 
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06-30-21 06:51 PM - Post#2822407    
    In response to tommy49

I'm excited for you! That's going to be a great car.



 
tommy49 
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07-01-21 05:23 PM - Post#2822466    
    In response to flatout

Thanks,again! Another day in the shop and more parts installed. Got the engine parts back from powdercoating. Doesn't look like the same engine we pulled from our pickup. Just waiting for the new drive belt & idler pulley.













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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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07-01-21 05:29 PM - Post#2822469    
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Kat thought my cabinets needed some new labels, so she got me some custom magnetic signs. What a woman!!







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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07-05-21 05:31 AM - Post#2822634    
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Harness time! Spent the last 3 days reworking the old truck harness, lots of wires to remove & splice. Now I have to put the harness on the engine and add some wires because a couple components have relocated. I'll also have to add a connector to mate the engine harness to the body electrical. Then there's the cooling fan controller to wire in.











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
johnwd98 
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07-05-21 06:23 AM - Post#2822635    
    In response to tommy49

I can appreciate the patience and planning that goes into adapting an OEM harness to fit your needs. I've done something similar and believe it's better to do it this way than to attempt making an aftermarket generic harness work the way you need it to. If I had to do it all over again, I would it the same way again. As always, good work! Your time and effort will be rewarded.



 
tommy49 
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07-05-21 07:43 AM - Post#2822643    
    In response to johnwd98

Lucky for me there's some great websites for LS swapping, lt1swap.com and ls1tech.com.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
Franks_Old_53 
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07-05-21 07:50 PM - Post#2822695    
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Engine looks really good, those labels on the cabinets look GREAT - and that wiring looks down right scary! Awesome progress; you'll be firing that engine up soon with the progress that you're making.

Accountant by profession, wanna-be car restorer by choice

Rebuilding my Granddad's 1953 Chevy 150 https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...


 
tommy49 
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07-11-21 07:44 AM - Post#2823045    
    In response to Franks_Old_53

Thanks, David. Not much to post, got the new serpentine belt on, now it looks like an engine.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
gcrkfrd 
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07-11-21 09:44 AM - Post#2823056    
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Really fine ride

1952 Styleline Sedan, 62-235, Drum brakes, Manual steering, 2" Drop, 8-60 AC, Glass packs, Two Carbs, and a Cast Iron PowerGlide-
Way out behind the Old School

Half a Dozen in a Row, all it needs for Her to go.


 
tommy49 
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07-11-21 11:47 AM - Post#2823062    
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Thank you!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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07-24-21 06:21 AM - Post#2823796    
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Made some big progress over the last 10 days. Finally finished modding and installed the engine harness and the engine's ready to install! The harness work left is engine to body connectors, but I need to set the front clip on for reference points. I also installed a new oil pan & dipstick. I neglected to notice the truck oil pan dropped below the crossmember and it was pointed out to me in another forum, , so I bought a pan kit.











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 07-24-21 08:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith_Knox 
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07-25-21 11:31 AM - Post#2823869    
    In response to tommy49

Good job as always, Tommy.

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1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab


 
tommy49 
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07-26-21 02:07 AM - Post#2823900    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thanks, Keith!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
johnwd98 
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07-26-21 05:06 AM - Post#2823902    
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Looks like things are progressing well. Good work!



 
tommy49 
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07-26-21 05:43 AM - Post#2823903    
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Yes they are! Today's game plan is to put the trans on and put the engine in, then I can measure & order a driveshaft. Once the engine's in, I'll put the front clip on and take measurements for wheels. I'd like to use 215/75r15's on 6 or 6.5 rims, so I need measurements with the new front suspension.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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08-02-21 10:04 AM - Post#2824298    
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The engine & trans are in and I decided to rework the one piece trans crossmember I made a while back. I made it 3 pieces and it's much easier to install.

1st gen crossmember


2nd gen crossmember










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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
Eyetech 
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08-03-21 06:18 AM - Post#2824375    
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That's the way to go!

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tommy49 
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08-03-21 06:50 AM - Post#2824380    
    In response to Eyetech

Yep! That was to way to go! Just finished putting it in. Easy peasy!





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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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08-10-21 05:50 AM - Post#2824859    
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Finally, the engine & trans are in and everything fits , well, almost everything. . The trans cooler ports are too close to the floor, so I'm going to modify the floor & tunnel cover for more room. I ran into this with the 700r4 cooler lines and I'm not going to screw around with them again.









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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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08-10-21 06:00 AM - Post#2824862    
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Here's a few more of the engine hookups. The power steering pump return tube had to be flipped 180 deg for a good hose routing. The hose kit I used was the Gotta Show 131101, pricey , but the ease of install was worth it.



Fuel line connectors






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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 08-10-21 07:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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08-10-21 06:15 AM - Post#2824863    
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That hose kit sure looks like a much better quality kit than the one I bought 5 years or so ago. It may have been improved by now but, also you get what you pay for.
Looks like a tight fit at the exhaust flange outlet. Could be the camera angle.



 
tommy49 
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08-10-21 07:36 AM - Post#2824871    
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No, it's not the camera angle, I had to make a 3/4" divot in the pipe to clear the edge of the frame. The trick is to put the pipe on the studs before the engine's in the mounts. The divot was cheaper than $500 headers.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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08-10-21 06:03 PM - Post#2824898    
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Another step closer.

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johnwd98 
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08-11-21 05:01 AM - Post#2824919    
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Even with $500 headers there's no guarantee of a perfect bolt in fit. I don't know about the new headers but, they used to be sort of a high maintenance modification.



 
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08-15-21 06:16 PM - Post#2825240    
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The engine and trans look fantastic, just like they belonged in there from the factory. You're making me think about ditching my 327/350 and going modern!

Accountant by profession, wanna-be car restorer by choice

Rebuilding my Granddad's 1953 Chevy 150 https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...


 
tommy49 
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08-16-21 09:18 AM - Post#2825284    
    In response to Franks_Old_53

Thanks, David , it's been a long, slow road. Doing this LS swap was a big decision and I've really done more than necessary for a swap, but, I've tried to put a lot into detail and that eats up a lot of time. For example, I just spent 2 days on this air intake bracket .







Being that you already have a V8, you have a start.



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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 




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