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Username Post: A milestone worth sharing        (Topic#353745)
drew1987 
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11-03-18 12:35 PM - Post#2750350    

Hey everyone,

It has been quite some time. I have missed the good conversation on this forum as many of the people. In my absence, not much has changed with my car. I put on new front rims and plan to do the same in the rear. Its not the right time, personally, to do the ’67 Camaro clip but that is coming (it is in 100% show condition leaning against the garage wall, ready when I am) unless a 1980 Malibu or something comes along and maybe I’ll just have 5 guys help me lift the body from one frame to the other, duck tape it and GO. Early c4 corvette has grabbed my attention, too, so perhaps its good to wait.

That aside, I wanted to share with you guys, today I broke 50,000 miles on my Chevy. This is huge… it had 40,gm036 on it when I got it, and spent a good month with the speedo cable unhooked in 2016 so its safe to say I’ve put over 10,000 miles, or 20% of all that she has.

Best,

Drew


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Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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one4dad 
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11-03-18 01:34 PM - Post#2750360    
    In response to drew1987


Drew, good to hear from you. As I was driving my car yesterday, I wondered if you had moved and was the front clip installed. Thanks for the update
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.


 
raycow 
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11-03-18 06:26 PM - Post#2750375    
    In response to drew1987

Drew, it's good to see you back. I had no idea the mileage on your car was so low. Jason's 50 has more miles than yours, and it hasn't been driven since 1960.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Coupe50 
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11-04-18 12:52 AM - Post#2750387    
    In response to raycow

Hi Drew. It`s good too see you back. I hope all this miles have been good. I`m the one who bought a starter from you earlier this year.The shipping from USA to Sweden tooke some time. I got it in july and then i lost your adress so i couldn`t send a thank you to you. But i`m happy with it so the story ended good. Carla.



 
drew1987 
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11-04-18 06:14 AM - Post#2750408    
    In response to Coupe50

hey all,

Bill its on hold for sure... we sold out house in the middle of a huge real estate explosion and the one we bought fell through cause of a terrible home inspection (tons of black mold, foundation problems) so after looking for a while and seeing houses be bid on and sell 20% over value the same day, we said screw it and moved in with family for a while. Probably going to buy in the summer. So certainly not cutting my car in half before then lol

Ray, my car has all the evidence of a "retired person car"... seems all the usage was by a single driver, and low miles. Probably to the grocery store and back. Not anymore! did you like the video I emailed you?!


Carla,

I am so very glad you are enjoying it! I hear the American classic car/hot rod scene is really booming over there. Hopefully I can help out again. I have some other things from the car (original stuff) packed away

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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50_Fastback 
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11-04-18 10:33 AM - Post#2750425    
    In response to drew1987

Welcome back Drew. I've missed your out of the box/creative solutions.

Ron Starkey

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rcr3 
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11-04-18 11:55 AM - Post#2750433    
    In response to drew1987

Nice to hear from you,Drew!

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drew1987 
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11-04-18 03:33 PM - Post#2750456    
    In response to rcr3

Thanks guys! Hopefully I will have some stuff to post sooner than later. I literally am disgusted with my car at the moment, between the front end issues (soon to get SCRAPPED except for usable hard parts) and the exhaust getting in the cabin especially in the cold weather, its just not enjoyable. I extended my exhaust pipes 3" past the bumper and that helped a lot over the summer, so much so I was able to drive for like 50 miles and my clothes wouldn't smell, but now with the windows up, I am back to smelling like I was working on a snowblower from the 80's. I intend to seal the floor and firewall when its apart again

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Keith_Knox 
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11-04-18 07:20 PM - Post#2750477    
    In response to drew1987

Good to see you posting Drew. Hope things are going well for you.

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drew1987 
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11-07-18 06:41 PM - Post#2750714    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Yea I missed the great guys on here, plus I want to share what I am about to do as soon as I get the space to do it. It's so close I can almost feel the easy steering and the smooth ride at 75mph. Who knows? while its apart, maybe it will get 5.7 aluminum vortec and 4l80e? a 5 link rear?

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Mike JW 
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11-07-18 07:11 PM - Post#2750720    
    In response to drew1987

Go for it Drew, this site need you better get back on.



 
drew1987 
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11-08-18 06:15 AM - Post#2750748    
    In response to Mike JW

Thanks for that!

Yes I toiled over this for a long time. About a year ago, I was given a family members car that was toast. I mean done for, but it was sentimental so I though about saving it. Mechanical, rust, and interior issues on a modern car of no value just didn't make sense, so I sold it and threw in some of my hobby fund cash and got a just-shy-of concours quality 1967 camaro frame and very high driver quality hard parts, all new ACDELCO soft parts.



My plan, unless I veer off to C4 corvette, is to literally assemble the front end but with allthread for shocks, arms parallel, put the car at the exact ride height I want (4" down from stock) and graft it. I am going to do what 40grit did and make a smooth, stock-looking transition from the 50 to the 67. Fabrication is my God-given gift so I want to use it, even if I am the only one who ever sees.

When I get the car all put back together, I just have to hope the 1967 camaro v8 air conditioning springs keep that height where I wanted it, otherwise I will have to find scales and weigh the car and do some math.

Shocks might not be camaro… I want a very 60's full size ride... like a caddy. Not a sports car.

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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drew1987 
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11-08-18 05:23 PM - Post#2750822    
    In response to drew1987

I almost forgot - the two project I managed to do without a garage of my own... I installed a fuel pressure regulator and its a pretty neat install. My custom battery tray is in the front corner like stock... well the line from the pump goes between in and the core support. thats where I have a fuel filter totally hidden. A line runs from it (with a soft elbow) along the inner fender under my home-made fresh air heater, and from there, a rubber line goes to a firewall mounted regulator, and then a rubber line from it to the carb. Looks great, didn't solve my rich problem. I need to fine where my Edelbrock metering rods and springs are packed away and play with the carb. I hate how it makes my close smell. I would welcome discussion on how to keep the car better sealed, other than the firewall which I am planning to do (custom grommets). I lengthened my tailpipes like 4" past the bumper and snugged my turndowns way up so it looks about the same but is way longer. That helped a lot. WIth the windows open in the summer, i get very little exhaust smell.



Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Bel Air kiwi 
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11-12-18 02:02 PM - Post#2751176    
    In response to drew1987

Hi Drew, welcome back. Try checking the door seal rubbers as well as holes in the firewall.

Cheers Kiwi

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johnwd98 
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11-13-18 05:55 AM - Post#2751232    
    In response to drew1987

Drew, as far as the gas smell is concerned, one area that is not easily seen and easily forgotten, is the front of the doors. The factory sealed the area from the engine in a couple different ways, presumably to prevent gas smell from entering the cabin. As far as exhaust smell, there are rubber seals between the trunk floor and the quarter panels. Mine were almost completely rotted away. Also one time when my trunk lid did not get closed properly the exhaust smell was very noticeable in the car, so you need a good seal between the trunk lid and the opening. One more thing, the trunk area is not sealed from the cabin. There are huge openings on each side by the wheel houses and quarter panels.
Just some suggestions based on my own experience chasing down unwanted fumes inside the car.

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drew1987 
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11-20-18 09:39 AM - Post#2751915    
    In response to johnwd98

Thanks guys. Sorry for the delay i am not subscribed (oops). Thats quite a to-do. I'll have to address it when the car is all apart again. Hoping to get that and the front end the way I want it, and start putting some serious miles on this thing. Would love to crack 100,000 in the next 5 years

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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