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BigBlock

M –48
Ferris, Texas
United States

 
 

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1983 Elky

By BigBlock

Well after a very busy time I am back on the elky.
I hated the blue so i scraped and sanded back
I am upgrading the engine, i am putting a wiend tunnel ram w/2 450 cfm four barrels, mallory ignition and taylor wires. I have to open up the hood to get clearence, of course when i get it down i will put picks up
I have decided to paint it performance red instead of orange.

Ahhh................ COLD AIR

By BigBlock

Well I finally got the AC fixed on the Elky, I hope my wife appreciates this becauser I did it for HER creature comfort.
I know that I will never do another one, good grief, you cant get to anything, you need to use nine different size wrenches, all at the same time, everything is aluminum and if you screww it up, Hell, you gotta start all over again.
Nuff Said!
BigBlock

Elky

By BigBlock

I sanded and primered the Elky today with K2 catalted. I wanted a light color but all I could find was grey. I will put pics on later.
Of course as Murphy's law dictates, anyything that could go wrong today, did. First, my paint gun just decided to act like it was possessed, it quit spraying in a cone, then it started spittin blobs, then it decided to spray for about a second and then stop, needless to say I was getting a little frustrated. Finaly I didnt know what else to do to the gun, as it was getting worse so I unhooked the air hose and threw the SOB as far as I could. Well now I had a half a splotchy primer job and no paint gun. What do I do? I got my wagner electric paint sprayer out loaded up my paint and sprayed the car. Of course the wagner sprays in a circle so it took a bit of injunuity to make it work and the overspray was unbelievable, but it all worked out good and the primer looks great............at about 10 feet. hahaha
GOTTa go for now, if anybody has any painting tips for please let me know, cause I guess I forgot how.
BigBlock

New Mods

By BigBlock

Well this weekend has been a busy one for the Elky. First she got some new wind pipes to help with her breath'n. Then I gave her a blood transfusion, tomorrow she should be gettin some new feet and skins, course, when I get the pictures, I'll put them up. I am looking for a nice set of headers for her to further improve her wind, I found some chrome shorty huggers, but I don't know if they will fit or not.
I don't think she liked me messin with her underside too much, wrench slipped and really messed up my thumb, I think I may have broken it, gives new meaning to the phrase, "peel out".
I am putting new air shocks in the back, and wm looking to put new ones in the front.
Thats all for now, I'll keep you posted.
Keeper Runnin
High Speed Low Drag
Block

1983 El Camino

By BigBlock

I am currently working on my 83 elky. I have most of the body work done, and am looking forward to primering it next week. I am going to paint it compition orange, with maybe some scallops, or ghost stripes.
The engine is pretty much ok right now, but I want to put a new top end on it before too long. I really want to add a blower set up and let it poke through the hood. I have future plans to tub this and make it a monster Elky.
I 'll keep it you posted.
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