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78 warlock build/resto
« on: December 8, 2011, 11:27:02 PM »
I've had this truck since 2006. Before my dad passed, it was his and he gave it before he passed. It's a warlock. I've only seen one of these ever in my hometown and it's seems to be extremely rare.



Now to stop all the mushy stuff, she needs some body repair and  cancer treatment, specifically in the driver side floorboards. She currently has no motor or trans, no seat(s) or any interior.... Now for now I have a fairly nice 318 I cleaned up and threw a edelbrock street master intake on and a 750 cfm eddy carb. I plan to have my 727 core rebuild with atleast a stage 1 shift kit(maybe more if I decide to get a 360). Now what should I do for the rear. Should I find a 60? Or stick with my 9.25? Also I have a guy who has a motor home with a 440 and headers already. Now should I stick to my small lock configuration or up it to a Big Block?
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #1 on: December 8, 2011, 11:32:31 PM »
Sweet man. What was the original color?

Hard to go wrong with a big block. I'm guessing it's originally a 360 truck? If you're going for an original-type resto, go with a 360 (if that's what it had). But if you're going more a modified-resto route, my vote says 440. Or a nice 408 stroker 360 maybe...

Looks like a good project either way
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #2 on: December 8, 2011, 11:37:18 PM »
For some some unknown reason, the Id tag says /6 :(
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #3 on: December 9, 2011, 12:06:11 AM »
And the original color I believe is a dark green color.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #4 on: December 9, 2011, 01:30:51 AM »
Warlock line was open to all engines available in pickups, I believe, so slant six could have been ordered. And Dark Green Metallic was also available on the Warlock.

A Warlock needs more than a slant six though, just off the name alone ;D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #5 on: December 9, 2011, 09:08:46 AM »
Warlock line was open to all engines available in pickups, I believe, so slant six could have been ordered. And Dark Green Metallic was also available on the Warlock.

A Warlock needs more than a slant six though, just off the name alone ;D


Agreed!!

But I was thinking and always thought it would be cool was to make a sleeper out of her. Take the 318 I have and make a nice 39? With a 4" stroker kit... A 318 block would be awesome!
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 10:52:26 AM »
First off I gotta say that's gunna make a NICE ride and should be a good build  {cool} . I've done a couple of both big block and small block truck's , 4 wld & 2 wld ( of course I kinnda got a soft spot for steps lol ) and I allway's like a good big block truck , But what is it set up for now and how is your budget for the build . If it's set up for a small block then you have everything you need to put one back in and you can make a small block scearm if you do it right . Hell the small block in mine now will spin the tire's if you don't watch your throttle when the ground is just a little damp or cold . It's kinnda funny seeing a 4x4 brake loose so easy and all I tell people when they ask what I've got under the hood is " It's just a lil 318" . lol Or I take off from a light and I look in my rear veiw mirror and I see a half a dozen heads sticking out there windows from on coming trafic looking back at me with the WTF look on there face's  :o . lol   So nomatter which way you go your not going to go wrong because after all it is a MOPAR truck and you can't beat um .

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 04:34:50 PM »
So nomatter which way you go your not going to go wrong because after all it is a MOPAR truck and you can't beat um .

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 09:29:16 PM »
Here is a little update. Got the engine bay cleaned up alittle bit and getting prep'd for engine removal.  ;D







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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 11:15:31 PM »
very nice truck, it looks like a 2wd get a d60 with 4.11s thatll make it move lol good luck with the build.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 12:54:35 AM »
No I dont think I'll turn it into a 4wd... It's gonna be my street rod. Nice tire roaster that takes down local ricers ;). I have my 91 to make a nice 4 by with.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 01:24:52 AM »
So, in the next couple days, I'll post of pic of my 318 I have and I was wondering if this cam, lunati 60402, with a intake and 4 bbl, wake it up enough or should I tear into it and 0 deck with new pistons like kb 167's?
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2011, 04:55:51 AM »
My vote is do it right the first time around and do a full rebuild.

















Or big block.  ;D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 07:07:02 PM »
Nice truck! I'm with projectW. Big block  8) lol. What ever way you choose to go, looks like an awesome project.

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:21:26 AM »
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2011, 08:32:05 AM »
Love the truck, build what fits your budget but I would freshen up the 318 and let it run  I do love those old slant 6's though. My first truck had one, bullet proof.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 05:54:15 PM »
So here is my donor rig im getting to help rebuild my warlock.  Theres a pretty healthy 360/727 combo in it waiting to be woke up with life.  ;D


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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2012, 09:58:37 PM »
Love the truck! Id go BB, but a SB stroker is nice to.
Nice looking grill on that donor truck, I need one if you're getting rid of it 😄


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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »
Oh yah! Now I'm super excited to get Rollin on this project!!  ;D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 11:20:31 AM »
 So you decided to go 360 . Good job on the parts truck , now your half way there on smoken though's tires and the competition !  ;D

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 10:52:14 PM »
Yea! I'm super excited I got parts for my truck! I just need a buddy to help with... Maybe I'll get my girl to help me on it  ;D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2012, 10:54:49 PM »
Got the parts rig in the shop!! After 6 hours of freaking labor trying to get it on and then driving. Found out the timing needs to be done and a good tune up. Possible tranny rebuild in the future, had to add 2 quarts to the tranny just to even make it move and 1 small bottle of brake fluid to make it stop once i got it moving - Didnt feel like running into the back end of my tow rig  ;) - but it now at a - for now- safe place.


Now i have a question. I have a eddy 750 CFM carb and an old eddy performance intake that i plan on adding to this 360, what else besides say headers should i add to it for some more oomph without a complete rebuild. Im asking cause im not quite ready for a full rebuild - financially wise- but i could say throw a few dollars towards a nice cam.... just what else should i do since it will be out. Any nice budget builds out there that work??  ???
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2012, 01:18:03 PM »
 A Mopar Performance part no. 4452759 cam would liven things up. :)

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 11:35:37 AM »
If thats a basicly stock 360 then you might find that 750 is gunna be a little big for it and take away from your bottom end torque and power . Personaly I would'nt recomend anything bigger then a 625 cfm . As far as a budjet build ? Maybe you might concider a magnum head swap while you have it apart . The guy you might want to talk to is "RCAddict" . He's real good with building up these motors .  ;D

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2012, 12:48:07 AM »
Hmmm ok... and as for stock, well it will change... i was thinking of not really touching the bottom end and getting say a cam like hughes whiplash cam PN# HUG HMC2336AL-7 or a Lunati 60403 - Lunati Voodoo Camshaft... then maybe for heads, so some mild porting and bowl blending.... not sure if going to the 2.02 valve would be beneficial or not.... Suggestions?  and i got my intake but im thinking bout getting a demon, since ive heard lots of good things bout them.... any other suggestions?? they are all much appreciated!!  :D :D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2012, 01:28:55 AM »
and are valve springs needed?
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2012, 01:59:42 AM »
I think all Hughes cams require specific valve springs. As for other cams, there may be recommended springs to go with them. Best to check with the cam manufacture to see what works best. If your going to get a Demon carb... definitely go smaller than bigger. I have a 750 Speed Demon carb which works great on my 440, but is way too big even for my 383. They do go damn good when they're set up, but require constant attention to keep in tune (just like a Holley). I found humidity levels, ambient temperatures, or even the sun going behind a cloud, would make it run slightly different.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2012, 08:17:02 AM »
I think all Hughes cams require specific valve springs. As for other cams, there may be recommended springs to go with them. Best to check with the cam manufacture to see what works best. If your going to get a Demon carb... definitely go smaller than bigger. I have a 750 Speed Demon carb which works great on my 440, but is way too big even for my 383. They do go damn good when they're set up, but require constant attention to keep in tune (just like a Holley). I found humidity levels, ambient temperatures, or even the sun going behind a cloud, would make it run slightly different.

Really??  :-\  so should I just stick with a eddy and get like a 650-600?
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #28 on: March 1, 2012, 10:22:30 PM »
What brand headers besides TTi should i get? Headmen, Flow tech or Summit?
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« Reply #29 on: March 1, 2012, 10:24:49 PM »
What brand headers besides TTi should i get? Headmen, Flow tech or Summit?
I'd recommend Doug Thorley, but the higher end Hooker and Hedman headers are nice


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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #30 on: March 1, 2012, 10:42:48 PM »
I'd recommend Doug Thorley, but the higher end Hooker and Hedman headers are nice


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Yea i was thinking hedmen... Theres a decent set on ebay for like 225 with shipping. Not too shabby i think...


But i was thinking that i wont get into engine work that much just put my intake, current carb, and throw a set of headers on and get it rolling. Then later when i actually have the time and resources, to actually do it right and bore the engine 30 or 40 over and get the Compression up with some KB 107's and do some major head porting.... or just throw a stroker kit in it... but thats later down the road  ;D...

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« Reply #31 on: March 1, 2012, 11:10:57 PM »
My Doug Thorleys are awesome, Tri Y equal length very thick flanges and I picked em up for $150 shipped off CL (shipping was $50) they came with all the hardware, Collectors and starter heat shield, I just had to buy headers gaskets (Percy's Seal-4-Good "Dead Soft") So ya may shop around a lil more.
I really like stroker small blocks, I'm in the same boat I have a complete from carb to pan turn key ready to drop in 400 BB but I could also build a 451 BB stroker or drop in the 400 BB stock and build a stroker 318....decisions decisions lol




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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #32 on: March 1, 2012, 11:19:41 PM »
My Doug Thorleys are awesome, Tri Y equal length very thick flanges and I picked em up for $150 shipped off CL (shipping was $50) they came with all the hardware, Collectors and starter heat shield, I just had to buy headers gaskets (Percy's Seal-4-Good "Dead Soft") So ya may shop around a lil more.
I really like stroker small blocks, I'm in the same boat I have a complete from carb to pan turn key ready to drop in 400 BB but I could also build a 451 BB stroker or drop in the 400 BB stock and build a stroker 318....decisions decisions lol




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Exactly!! i still think building a 318 stroker would be so BadA**!! i think i will do that when i build the motor for my 91 since its got roller cam and everything, that would be a great runner i think...
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #33 on: March 2, 2012, 07:54:19 AM »
Stay away from hookers for dodge trucks, poor fit. Hedmens fit good and seem to be better quality than hooker

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #34 on: March 2, 2012, 09:09:20 AM »
Stay away from hookers for dodge trucks, poor fit. Hedmens fit good and seem to be better quality than hooker


Good to know!!  ;) thank ya! Priced some Tti's last night... They don't even make for the truck let alone the $900+ price tag... Might as well invest in a whole motor at that price.... Sheesh.... :'(
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #35 on: March 2, 2012, 09:20:23 AM »
i second the Doug Thorley's! they fit, and they work.
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« Reply #36 on: March 2, 2012, 09:23:02 AM »
Yeah def good to know for sure! I've always had good luck with Hookers BUT that was on other vehicles. (67 GTX, 65 Satellite, 71 RR, 67 Mustang, 71-73 Mach 1 etc etc)

The Thorley's are a great header and they're heavy duty so they'll take some abuse to so if ya can find a set used on CL don't hesitate

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« Reply #37 on: March 2, 2012, 11:13:11 AM »
I'd stay away from the Summit headers. I put a set on my Power Wagon and they didnt fit worth a damn. I was in a hurry to get it running so I had to dent in the pipes on the drivers side. Also had to dent in the pipe running down by the starter. It was so close I couldnt mount the starter flush. It will prob burn up my starter in no time cause its so close.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #38 on: March 3, 2012, 12:33:13 PM »
Sorry it took a little bit to get back to your questions "91muddnut" but I see the boy's have been takeing good care of you and has been giveing you some good advise . As far as the headers go ? I've had good luck with the headmans and have heard that the summits arnt so good . What ever brand you pick , you should go with a long tube style header for more power and torque . I would allso recomend running a mini starter with it . Now as far as the carb ? I'd sugjest the eddy for the sake of set it and forget it unless you like haveing to play with it all the time . You can allso get a trick kit for it so you can fine tune it to get the best out of it . Now for your cam choice , Id go with a little smaller cam then the one's you picked out . Bigger is'nt allways better . You have to remember that your building a heavy truck with all the airow dynamic's of a barn door and you want your power range starting at a close to idle as possable . The cam you picked out does'nt start kicking in untill around 1800 RPM . With the cam you picked out you would probably need a higher stall converter , valve springs , as well as some better gears in the rear . I'm assumeing your gunna keep the rear thats in it now which probably has 3:55's in it . At least for now . I hope this helps and it's just my two cents from building a couple of these , I guess you'd call them street / race truck's myself which averaged anywere from low 12's to high 12's low 13's at the track depending on which one of the trucks your talking about .

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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #39 on: March 3, 2012, 01:49:11 PM »
Sorry it took a little bit to get back to your questions "91muddnut" but I see the boy's have been takeing good care of you and has been giveing you some good advise . As far as the headers go ? I've had good luck with the headmans and have heard that the summits arnt so good . What ever brand you pick , you should go with a long tube style header for more power and torque . I would allso recomend running a mini starter with it . Now as far as the carb ? I'd sugjest the eddy for the sake of set it and forget it unless you like haveing to play with it all the time . You can allso get a trick kit for it so you can fine tune it to get the best out of it . Now for your cam choice , Id go with a little smaller cam then the one's you picked out . Bigger is'nt allways better . You have to remember that your building a heavy truck with all the airow dynamic's of a barn door and you want your power range starting at a close to idle as possable . The cam you picked out does'nt start kicking in untill around 1800 RPM . With the cam you picked out you would probably need a higher stall converter , valve springs , as well as some better gears in the rear . I'm assumeing your gunna keep the rear thats in it now which probably has 3:55's in it . At least for now . I hope this helps and it's just my two cents from building a couple of these , I guess you'd call them street / race truck's myself which averaged anywere from low 12's to high 12's low 13's at the track depending on which one of the trucks your talking about .

Thank you for the advice... What cam then would you recommend? Im always up for suggestions as i still new to building engines and building them properly....
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #40 on: March 6, 2012, 12:30:39 PM »
Sorry again "91muddnut" for not staying on top of your build . It's just been kinnda hecktick around here lately and on top of that I've been trying to stay on top of people who's been asking about my Dart and Truck I have up for sale . So I have'nt had much time for any of the web sites I'm normaly on . But I'm trying ! lol  As for a cam for your hot rod truck , I have'nt had a chance to do some research for you to give you any specific cam's to use . The best I can do for you right now is to recomend a cam that the RPM range kick's in at idle or close to idle and stay away from high duration to lift . I've found that less duration and more lift work's best in these motors . Get though's valve's to open and close as quick as posable and get the job done so to speak . As for what brands I would recomend ? Me personaly ? I like and have used Isky , Crower , and Racer Brown , But I don't think they make Racer Brown any more . The Hughes and Lunati look like pritty good cam's but I have'nt used them before so I can't say about them , but that does'nt mean that I would try eather of though's brands . One of the cam's Id stay away from is Crane for a Mopar for shure . If you need or even want my advice on something and don't want or can't wait or for me to get back to you on something feel free to send me an e-mail and I'll do the best I can to help you out a little quicker .  ;D
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #41 on: March 6, 2012, 11:29:05 PM »
Sorry again "91muddnut" for not staying on top of your build . It's just been kinnda hecktick around here lately and on top of that I've been trying to stay on top of people who's been asking about my Dart and Truck I have up for sale . So I have'nt had much time for any of the web sites I'm normaly on . But I'm trying ! lol  As for a cam for your hot rod truck , I have'nt had a chance to do some research for you to give you any specific cam's to use . The best I can do for you right now is to recomend a cam that the RPM range kick's in at idle or close to idle and stay away from high duration to lift . I've found that less duration and more lift work's best in these motors . Get though's valve's to open and close as quick as posable and get the job done so to speak . As for what brands I would recomend ? Me personaly ? I like and have used Isky , Crower , and Racer Brown , But I don't think they make Racer Brown any more . The Hughes and Lunati look like pritty good cam's but I have'nt used them before so I can't say about them , but that does'nt mean that I would try eather of though's brands . One of the cam's Id stay away from is Crane for a Mopar for shure . If you need or even want my advice on something and don't want or can't wait or for me to get back to you on something feel free to send me an e-mail and I'll do the best I can to help you out a little quicker .  ;D

Oh no thank you for your advice and help i really appreciate it alot honestly. As for cams, i was thinking about that too since i wont so a full rebuild until later.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #42 on: March 6, 2012, 11:33:43 PM »
Alrighty, time for an update.  Today i got the old motor out and got the bay semi prepped for paint and install of the new motor. Tomorrow i will go get a wire wheel and some nice pain to help with corrosion and looks :P. Any paint preference for engine bays?




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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #43 on: March 7, 2012, 01:27:53 PM »
Whatever you plan to paint the exterior, paint the engine bay. Mopars are predominately body color in the engine bay
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #44 on: March 7, 2012, 03:10:33 PM »
What brand of paint would be best to use?
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #45 on: March 7, 2012, 04:39:06 PM »
Whatever you plan to paint the exterior, paint the engine bay. Mopars are predominately body color in the engine bay
I agree. When it's black under the hood, it kind of looks cheap... it's a chevy thing.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #46 on: March 7, 2012, 05:56:18 PM »
On the frame I would use some sort of rust repellant paint or rust converter after you clean it up. Something like POR 15 or whatever it's called. I would do a Google search and see what you can come up with.
I agree. When it's black under the hood, it kind of looks cheap... it's a chevy thing.


I also agree with this.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #47 on: March 7, 2012, 06:20:04 PM »
So what about the frame/engine cross-member coloring? Cause i think it would look funny the color of the truck... let alone expensive....
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #48 on: March 7, 2012, 10:42:30 PM »
Eastwood Chasssis Black is good stuff and the correct satin for frame/springs/axles, etc.
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Re: 78 warlock build/resto
« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2012, 12:57:04 AM »
So a quick update...


Didn't get much done today. Got the motor accessories, wiring and linkage mostly out of the way for the new(to me) engine to come out. Tomorrow i should be able to take everything out and kinda get it bolted in my warlock tomorrow... We shall see.
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