sluggy

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  1. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Exhaust sorted, brakes need some love, bit more wiring, electric handbrake sort out, door seals and stereo and probably more.. hopefully get wheels back soon...
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  3. Sluggy's C20

    Drove it tonight, exhaust tomorrow. driving there with open headers and excessive traction issues. borrowed wheels...
  4. Sluggy's C20

    Yeah I was thinking that, 24 kgs a rim plus tyres.... Will see how it rolls, I have found someone to redrill them thanks to Stu, so will see how it works out !! No deafening exhaust here though. Im going for quiet as a mouse status.
  5. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Monumental Fuck Up 101 - when ordering wheels, make sure PCD is correct... I screwed the pooch on this one, and now have a set of steel wheels that are 5 / 4.75 (and 5/4.5) instead of 5 / 5.00". These are std chev passenger fitment, detroit steel wheels, 20x8 and 20 x 9. 1/4" of doom... So options are find someone to sort this for me, or sell them and regroup.... Any suggestions welcome. Im pretty confident there is enough meat to weld / redrill - just finding the right person to do it. Pic is of the front of wheel, dimpled stud holes are the 4.75" ones.
  6. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    It Lives ! After a week of thinking and fucking around with wires, it starts. VATS hadnt been turned off in the ecu, so no sparky and no fuel. have a problem with the pedal not moving the throttle body, and TPS errors, will try another throttle body next week and see if that solves it, its a drive by wire deal. Wheels arrive in the country monday, working on timber decking in the tray this weekend. Spindle swap and disc brakes are on the front end. Used CPP C20 to C10 conversion spindles so was an easy swap. To do - radiator and hoses, power steering, re attach front end properly, tray and the back end, wheels, rear brakes, handbrake (keep forgetting to do something about this), exhaust... Maf sensor wasnt in front of throttle body hence death.
  7. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Seat is sorted !! Big thanks to Midnight Upholstery, awesome work !! Been trying to start it, radiator is in, condensor for air con and the tranny fluid cooler. Had to strip and clean starter solenoid, turns over but no bang bang. Experiencing voltage drop killing ecu and fuel pump during cranking, will sort next week with help from Stu the electrical guru. To be fair the wiring has gotten a bit gnarly, loom, then ecu, then air con, cruise control, tranny shifter etc etc... not happy with my work... This weekend I will finish off brake lines, change front spindles and get discs on the front end. Got some closed foam underlay to whack over the top of the dynamat and carpet on the way.... closing in on it !!
  8. Sluggy's C20

    Dynamat or one of its variants would be great on the floor of a car I used to draw as a 3 year old. Basically a shoebox. 1) wear gloves (i got a bazillion little cuts on the end of my fingers because tough guy) 2) get a decent roller - the long socket I used was cheap but tough work. 3) pay some other dweeb to do it. I have some closed cell foam coming to go over this then carpet. Hopefully is quiet like a tiger.
  9. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    been "smashing" wiring. I hate it with a passion... ECU all done, front end all rewired, motor sorted, speedo digi to analog thing done... still to finish off the a/c, cruise control, shifter stuff, and the rear end - fuel pump, lights etc... Room is an issue under the dash... I went a bit loose with the shifter, its a pcs electronic deal. Still have no idea on where to mount it, was thinking of an art deco style goose neck attached to the dash, space odyssey kinda deal. Dog looks on with interest
  10. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Been a good week, cleaned up the floor on the interior, painted it, dynamat (hate you). Then did final install on the engine, inlet manifold and wiring and the up high alt, and ac compressor brackets, just waiting on the power steering pump. My boy cleaned up the interior panels on the front end and resprayed them, and the front end is sitting back where it needs to be.... AC is halfway done, wiring is started, fuel lines 90%. Power on for the next three days and hopefully have most electrical stuff and some other rats and mice done.
  11. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Been pushing along... 5 lug rear end rebuilt with eaton tru track for 11's. Driveshaft rebuilt and balanced, although I screwed up the size on the last U joint. All the mounts are now fully completed and in, firewall painted with extreme rattle can goodness, fuel lines 90% there. Interior stripped out. Full week on it in a weeks time, hoping to smash out wiring and get the front end on.
  12. Sluggy's C20

    Dropped off the drive shaft today to Russell. Top bloke !! Does anyone on here have any 17" + chev rims (5 x 4.75") and tyres I could use/borrow ? Have done the rear swap to 5 stud and the fronts will be arriving soon to do that. Trying to sort wheels but not having a lot of luck at the moment....
  13. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Im Torn... The ratio in the current diff is 4.56:1 which is way to high, I can get a 3.14 for this which would be sweet, but, LSD's are virtually unobtanium for this year, and Id have to do a bit of a work around on parking brakes, cause theres no provision for these, it did have a drive shaft mounted drum..... So I can swap to a C10 diff (photo 2) throw an eaton tru track in there and do 11's. But the C10 diff looks sooo whimpy, the C20 is 8 stud, and manly, but single spinner... Thoughts ? Gratuitous outdoor shot because.
  14. Sluggy's 62 Chev C20

    Turned left after doing a bit more reading. Made front mounts and a trans mount. Assuming I have all my measurements right, its in the middle, and I have about 1.3 degrees slope on the 1st section of driveshaft which is where it needs to be according to the interweb. Im swapping the rear end to a 12 bolt, so I can set up the pinion angle. Been pretty productive really ! All just tacked together at the moment. Everything is just sitting there in the photos, need to drill a few holes and bolt it all up. not 100% happy with the trans effort and may rejig it a bit yet.
  15. Sluggy's C20

    Any driveshaft type people on the Forum here, or contacts ? Need to get the 2 piece drive shaft rebuilt/biggy specced and shortened slightly to handle 400 powers.