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Hell yeah! You're finally doing it, and showing much more patience than I did. I missed a lot pics because I was rolling, looking good man. I'm stoked for you!
I'm stoked too, but leave it to me to start a project at the beginning of SUMMER
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good job, thanks for sharing. keep us posted
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Great pics and nice write up!
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removed A/C and back plate

how do your heads breath with those bolts holding your backing plate on ???
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so far this is one of the best if not the best picture thread on a conversion. thanks for taking the time to do so.
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I've found that my ball joint press tool (big freakin C clamp with a hole in one side) works great for removing those wrist pins if they are stubborn. Harbor freight to the rescue again. lol
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how do your heads breath with those bolts holding your backing plate on ???
Those bolts probably come with a hole drilled into them. The stock bolts on my 04 custom were hollow too.
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Great write up so far Phillober!

And it looks like you had the same thing happen that I had years ago: sockets breaking off. That's why I only buy expensive tools now. If they break, you get a new one for free.
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Great thread! When I saw the pic of the
wrench on the head bolts I was shaking my head.
Glad you went and got a breaker bar. Imo
it is a must for the toolbox. The manifold
wrench was a lifesaver for me as well.
Allen wrenches are better for places where
you can't get a socket, but a set of socket
allens are a must for the toolbox too.
I didn't pull the cables off the carb either.
Just secured the whole affair to the frame
with a couple of small bungies.
It is a good idea to replace those soft carb float
bowl screws with ss allens. (See rocketmangb) Those are my
tips for the day. You're doing a great job
and thanks again for sharing all these pics.
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Oh, for those push rod tube retaining collars that you can't get off. Use an impact driver. Those back ones seem to always be tougher to get out, and you don't want the threads to come with the bolt. Impact driver is the safest, easiest way to get them out.
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