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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2015 at 12:30am
Found my transmission problem:



Good thing I have accumulated a couple of spares.

Also found a modified convertor to allow the 727 to bolt up to the earlier BW crank engine:






So most likely it is the same engine, just a different transmission from 1991.

Edited by WesternRed - Jul/15/2017 at 5:07am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2015 at 1:45am
I think the transmission will live again, just need to order some new parts, no major damage done.

In the meantime I've bee working on the steering conversion, it was a bit agricultural to say the least:





Good thing the original LHD bits of the firewall were still intact, so the best option is to put things back as the factory intended:




Welded, just needs the obligatory skim of bog:



Going for the clean look so I've deleted the blower motor and other heater control openings.

Edited by WesternRed - Jul/15/2017 at 5:13am
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A lot of progress here. At this rate it will be on the road before long. Keep the photos coming.
I'll follow these lines a little ways more,

Until I can find what I'm looking for.

With the pedal to the metal,

I'm gaining my speed.

Riding down low in my AMC.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2016 at 7:22am
Despite the stinking hot summer weather over the last few days, I have finally managed to finish getting the engine bay stripped.

Had to do a bit of rust repair behind one of the hood hinges, but that was pretty much it, the rest is nice and solid:



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Craigie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2016 at 8:57pm
Cool little car !

I'm over on the East coast in Brisbane and enjoying seeing the Gremlin restoration.
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It's great working from a clean base. (Mine just starting he rebuild)
1970 Javelin 360/727
1974 Levis Gremlin X 304/904
1964 American Convertible
1974 Matador wagon (parts)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Craigie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2016 at 9:40pm
Yes very nice 74GREMX !
Is the V8 going back in ?

Great work guys !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2016 at 10:30pm
Yes, might as well give it a coat of paint while everything is out then put everything back in fresh. V8 will be going back in, might not be the same one as I have another 360 I might end up using instead.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 74gremx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2016 at 3:37am
Here's your goal.....



(mine, with a small degree of pride)..or....

1970 Javelin 360/727
1974 Levis Gremlin X 304/904
1964 American Convertible
1974 Matador wagon (parts)
2016 Holden Cruze Equipe
2014 Holden Colorado
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2016 at 5:09am
Very nice on both counts, I doubt mine will ever be that nice, the rest of the car is going for the "just saved from the wrecking yard look", which is pretty much the case.
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