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8/19/08 7:52pm - Original Message: 'water shut off set-up'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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I am getting closer to engine start-up (<6 weeks) and I made a water shut off for the heater hoses along with a temporary loop for the heater core. I plan on replacing the heater core but first I want to get the engine running.
 
    
 
I purchased the parts from the hardware store after looking at NAPA parts and others.
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8/19/08 8:44pm - Reply: 'water shut off set-up'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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6 weeks Dennis? It must seem like eternity. You have been focused on this project for so long. Light at the end of the tunnel (for the engine) is within sight. Congrats!

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8/20/08 3:31pm - Reply: 'water shut off set-up'
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Tucson, AZ - USA

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1970 White L-46 Air Roadster, 1971 White LT1 Coupe, 1971 Red Auto Air Coupe, 383 stroker, 430 HP, 2002 Millennium Yellow Auto Coupe

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I would be wary of those gas valves and plastic fittings. The dark fittings look like sprinkler piping, I am not sure they will handle the heat over time.

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8/20/08 5:01pm - Reply: 'water shut off set-up'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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6 weeks??!! That's awesome Dennis.Clap

That mean you'll be drivin your Vette to Volvotown? Can't wait to see it Bro.


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8/20/08 5:34pm - Reply: 'water shut off set-up'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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6 weeks to get the engine running. The rest (body and interior) won't be ready untill late next year. Hey I'm not Superman.

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