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    Next up, I welded up a section of curved fill pipe. I kind of goofed when I built the gas tank in that I installed fill hose connection on an angle. I thought then that it would be easier to hook up that way, but I really should have put it in straight up. I wasn't about to pull the tank and cut it up for that, so I just worked around it.

    I also made a set of tubing bead dies for the bead roller and rolled a hose retention bead on the bottom of the fill pipe. I actually had to do this twice since I made the first internal die a little too big. The first time I used it, I managed to crimp the tubing perfectly around the die! Had to cut that one off and start over.









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    The last piece of this puzzle was a new aluminum plunger for the cap. The original part was designed to seal the cap when closed. It was spring loaded to apply pressure to the seal and keep cap pressed up against the lock bale. The cap wouldn't work without it, but the original wouldn't work with the internal secondary cap. It took a little fiddling to get the clearance just right.



    After all the work, it turned out really well. There is even enough clearance for a locking cap. I had a flip cap on my T and found it open once after leaving it unattended for awhile so the locking option will be nice to keep curious folks from tampering with it. The hose is wire reinforced gas hose.







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    I like the way you solve puzzles!

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    Thanks 36. Most of the stuff on this car goes together like a Chinese puzzle! After this, I think I'm going to take up building ships in bottles. It couldn't be any harder!

    Another change I made due to my back issues is a new transmission crossmember. Some of you may remember that I modified the trans tunnel to allow me to install a 4L60 automatic transmission if I ever needed to. With my back acting up like it has, I decided to build an adjustable trans mount that would allow me to install just about any transmission I wanted to, including a 4L80E. It adjusts down to 3 and 4-speed length, also. This will just make the swap process that much easier if the time comes and keep me from having to mess up the chassis paint. My intentions are to keep the T56 6-speed as long as I can deal with it, though.







    I should also mention that the LT1 T56 went off to Texas to be converted to LS configuration. I had actually figured out a way to make the LT1 trans work on the LS (even though I was told it was impossible), but I was concerned that my makeshift conversion would give me issues down the road. By having it converted, I can source readily available replacement parts for repairs. I bought an LS style bell housing to go with the new configuration. The LS swap shifted the trans mount back about an inch, but that worked out fine with the new crossmember.

    It's probably a good thing I decided to do it, too. While they were in the trans, they discovered that it had a failing reverse and second gear. The synchros weren't looking very good either. The car it came out of had been street raced, which was the reason it was in the salvage yard. It also got some Stage 2 upgrade parts, so I should be good to go for a long time.

    I got a package deal on a lightened steel flywheel and a Stage 2 clutch with stock LS1 throw out bearing, too.
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    It occurred to me some time after I posted about the crossmember that I had used to wrong pictures. When I built the one in the pictures, I intended to run the exhaust over the top, but that proved to not be practical.

    I had to remake it as a drop crossmember. The side brackets are the same, only the actual crossmember has been changed. Sorry for the confusion. This was all done months ago and I forgot to take pictures of the build at the time.

    Here are some pictures as it is on the car now. Unfortunately, it's hard to see with the exhaust in place.



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    It's looking great. I really like the adjustable cross member. That T56 game can get expensive. That's why I stuck with the T10 in the camaro.
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