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SScopelli
05-29-2017, 07:38 PM
As some may know, I picked this R1 F4 Green Mist up a couple years back..


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When it arrived, I was excited, yet soon to realize, "It was time to make lemonade!"

I've also been torn as to what to do with the car. Make it another 61 Convertible to my likings or Stick with the program..

I asked the "Oracle" if Green Mist was that rare for an F4 Regal and having a JT(S) engine. As the clouds billowed, a lighting bolt inscribed on a old 61 hood of mine, "There were 3 R2 Green Mist, and 3 R1 Green Mist F4 Regals!"

So, now my path was clear.. Keep it 100% original.. :yeahright::whome:

As I pondered a good name for it, Thinking something along the lines of, "Its not easy being green," or "Green and mean!"
Green and mean wins, and "Hulk Smash" it is..

Here you see it spending some quality time with its F4 Blue Mist Cousin, "The Whistler."

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While getting a basket of lemons, it still had some nice R1 car parts with it..

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SScopelli
05-29-2017, 08:01 PM
No need to bore you with the tear down, but when it was done, here it is..

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This will be done in the same small garage i di the 61 in.. So I need to maximize space and the ability to move it around to get that space..
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Now if I need my garage back, its pretty easy..

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Ok, I know I said 100%, but isn't +100% better?

From here i started to weld up the frame, to give it maybe a bit more rigidity

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And since Im breathing C75, I said "why not?"

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I could never understand why the Lark did not use the same bars as the Hawk and Avanti..

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But, Lark they are..

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With the frame all welded up and the suspension and frame parts cleaned up and organized by color,
It's off to the powder coating..

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Mid first week of June it is said to be done..

8E45E
05-29-2017, 08:11 PM
Awesome!!!

Great to see the progress on it!

Craig

Milaca
05-29-2017, 09:40 PM
You have a nice project on your hands, I look forward to your progress. I see on your production order that your car was shipped to Carmichael California, which is where my 1963 GT Hawk was also shipped to.

BobPalma
05-30-2017, 07:03 AM
:!: Beautiful work, Seb; keep it up. Thanks for the updates. :!!: :cool: BP

mbstude
05-30-2017, 07:16 AM
You have a nice project on your hands, I look forward to your progress. I see on your production order that your car was shipped to Carmichael California, which is where my 1963 GT Hawk was also shipped to.

That dealer seems to have been a hot bed for R series '63 cars. Matt Frushour restored an early 63 Hawk with an R2 (I think it was the 3rd R2 Hawk off the line) that was sold new at that dealer. Matt had the original dealer plaque/decal reproduced, not sure if he has any left.

And Lanny Bertram's '63 Lark two door sedan with R2 that was sold there new as well.

Cool to see another one come to light.

8E45E
05-30-2017, 07:26 AM
That dealer seems to have been a hot bed for R series '63 cars. Matt Frushour restored an early 63 Hawk with an R2 (I think it was the 3rd R2 Hawk off the line) that was sold new at that dealer. Matt had the original dealer plaque/decal reproduced, not sure if he has any left.

And Lanny Bertram's '63 Lark two door sedan with R2 that was sold there new as well.

It makes one wonder who sold more; the dealer in Carmichael, or Ray Tanner Motors. There are a number of examples from both dealers around.

Craig

studejohn
05-30-2017, 02:45 PM
Wow it will be good to see the rest of the bulk smash out of my back yard .When he gets going on it you will be seeing lots of pix and my wife will be thankful that one less car to push on lawn day.

6hk71400
05-30-2017, 03:13 PM
How about the name Green Hornet? It looks like a butterfly but stings like a Hornet:)

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

scottsewall
05-31-2017, 02:01 AM
Thanks for the post. I'll be starting a frame off restore and learn a lot by seeing what others are doing.

-- Scott

SScopelli
06-05-2017, 01:17 PM
Going to pick up the frame today..

Digging around at Chucks last month, I came across two sets of NOS springs.

526134 and 526130, from the parts manual in the JTS section, I don't see these numbers, yet on the forum they say these are Avanti HD springs.

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Id rather the car have a slight nose down rake. Would the 526134 be usable for this Lark? I also have the aluminum spacers, use or don't use?

Warren Webb
06-05-2017, 03:11 PM
Nose down looks mean as long as there are no alignment issues.

58PackardWagon
06-05-2017, 10:07 PM
We had Eaton Spring make our R2 Lark springs and they did an outstanding job. They have all measurements and arching specs for all cars

SScopelli
06-13-2017, 05:22 AM
After a weekend at Chucks, it was time to set up the frame and organize a bit of the pieces for the frame..

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Did I say a bit of pieces? Hopefully I can remember where it all goes..

SScopelli
10-09-2017, 10:13 PM
I do not know if you ever noticed, but in the restoration of the 61 Lark Convertible, all the original fasteners brackets and bobbles were cleaned, descaled, and plated.

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That is quit the work to get the parts to a point where they can be plated.

I toiled with the idea of not doing the 63 to this extent, and then flipped 180 deg.. Why not gather enough parts for plating for three cars?
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May have forgotten a few pics.. But ya get the point.

Like the 61, I feel it is really important in the restoration to use the original bolts with the "CP," Rockford," "TR" head-stamps. Character and a tribute to those place long replaced be CCC fasteners Co.

Total was a little over 205 lbs of parts and will be done in about two week. My son will enjoy the fact he gets to sort all of this out.

Why plating? well, it just looks nice and cuts down on the total weight instead of painting things.:cool:

The JT engine block also made its way to the machine shop to be clean, bored, decked and all the goodies..

Check back in 2 to 3 weeks when I get all this back an ready to make more progress.

lumpy
10-09-2017, 10:33 PM
Truly impressed with the attention to detail . Would not expect any less considering your previous builds. I'll be watching this one for sure:!:

SScopelli
11-09-2017, 02:59 PM
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The parts came back from plating, and now comes the tough task of sorting all this out. A few of the storage boxes to keep things organized.
There is more trays, and sub trays, but "should" help in the reassembly..

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Here are a couple of sub-parts restored with freshly plated parts.
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With the help of StudeJohn's suspension bushing install braces, the fun of putting it together begins..
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Nice shiny parts being assembled on the frame.
Note: Yes, probably gold coloring is not original, but looks great against the black..


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As with the 61 Convertible, the frame is 20% black, and the sub parts are glossy, with sub-sub parts, silver..

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52-fan
11-09-2017, 06:46 PM
That's going to be too nice to cover up. :)

asesolen
11-09-2017, 11:10 PM
Great work Sebastian! The dedication to detail is unsurpassed!

8E45E
11-10-2017, 07:46 AM
That's going to be too nice to cover up.

Or drive!!

Craig

drew72mgb
11-10-2017, 02:04 PM
Or drive!!

Craig

HUSH - I hope after he shows it to the drooling folks we are - he drives it like he stole it -

SScopelli
12-04-2017, 07:23 PM
HUSH - I hope after he shows it to the drooling folks we are - he drives it like he stole it -

If there is any doubt how It will be driven, this may provide some enlightenment..

Picked up the engine from the machine shop.

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This block could have taken a standard set of ring and it would have been ok, definitely a set of 0.030's would have worked just fine as well..
Decided to go 0.060 for the 300 cui and decked to clean:D

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Kelly's cleaned this block outside and inside.. This is the water jackets with no scale on them, Oil galley's clean, and just a clean, bar cast block.
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Rotating assembly resized and balanced.
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This block, as clean as it looks will get another good cleaning, glyptol coating, and some non-rattle can paint treatment.

Even the flywheel was resurfaced and re-balanced as the drill mark at the 2o'clock position

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studejohn
12-04-2017, 08:32 PM
Looks like we will be seeing a new competitor to the pure stock drags coming soon

BobPalma
12-04-2017, 08:52 PM
:!!: Incredible, Seb; 'just gorgeous. :) Thanks for the updates and such detailed photos. :cool: BP

Colgate Studebaker
12-05-2017, 02:00 PM
You are another restoration expert that I love to see your work. I'm very impressed with the degree of detail you go to on any of the pieces you work on. keep the pic coming, and congrats on the quality you are striving for. Bill

SScopelli
12-18-2017, 07:45 PM
:!!: Incredible, Seb; 'just gorgeous. :) Thanks for the updates and such detailed photos. :cool: BP


You are another restoration expert that I love to see your work. I'm very impressed with the degree of detail you go to on any of the pieces you work on. keep the pic coming, and congrats on the quality you are striving for. Bill

Thanks guys.. Appreciate the appreciation..

I've hear it said that Lark's have no balls.

Yet I have castrated the F4 by removing the two masses in the base of the A pilar.

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Time to play catch up to John.. Need to get the body rolling. literally!

With Kolton's help we made a new cradle to hold the body. You can see the mounting tabs to hold the front cowl, and the rear two floor pan brackets. By the end of the day, it fit perfect.

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I've figured if you are going to call your car Hulk, you better live up to its strength..

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I've also lightened up the Lark by removing the undercoating and saving a bit at the media blaster and not having him remove the lovely stuff.
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Collected as much as I could and it weighed in at a nice 46.8lbs.. But I'd say I lost around 10% due to the holes burning in the tarp:rolleyes:, so 50 Lbs average extra weight is not an exaggeration. NOTE! This is just the body! I'll collect the removed under coating from the fenders and rear quarter panels and weigh next.

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This is my luggage scale, handy around the house for other duties as well..

Now in the hands of Patrick at pro-strip lets see how much repair the body will really need after blasting exposes the defects.

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Something really cool about the media strip place. They also do powder coating and can apply a "Prime" powder coating.
This car was stripped and primer powder coated..

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Getting the body to the media place took a bit more time than I expected, and thanks to StudeJohn for letting me use his garage to get the dirty work done. It kind of held back his progress on the Whistler


Also had the chance to work on getting the front suspension together..

to compress the springs, I use a spring compressor such as this:

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http://www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-7045b.aspx

I've compressed the spring to about 10.5"
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This allows the upper and lower "A" frames to be mounted to the frames. Not a really good photo, but you can see the lower "A" frame hanging, and note the bungee holding the spindel on the kingpin.

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Easily assembled by pushing the lower "A" arm upward and placing the kingpin in the lower trunnion. Note: Shop manual is open:yeahright:

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SScopelli
01-16-2018, 08:15 PM
Picked up the body today from Pro-Strip. SaaWeeeeet!:!:

I knew there were some rust issues and needed repair, and decided to get the body media blasted to expose any thin metal due to rust.

I also opted for Pro-Strip to apply the electrostatic primer. I will have to repair some section, and repair the primed area, but the primer will not be touched over the majority of the body.

So when someone says it is a California car, don't assume it is rust free.. Just free rust.. Not complaining.. I love a challenge..


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What I did know was that the front floor pans, right and left, definitely needed repair.

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The rear deck area..

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Wheel wells

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Cowl.

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But the good is, the majority of the floor is is in great shape as is the trunk and roof..

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lumpy
01-16-2018, 11:02 PM
Yeah I agree I've lived in so cal my entire life , and have seen tons of beach area rust buckets:lol: I'm tuned in to this build as I know you will knock it out of the ballpark:!!:

kmul221
01-17-2018, 07:51 AM
It amazes me the patience & memory & ambition you have,I have done several restorations over the years but never to the extent shown.I admire men like yourself who have the skills, $$$ & time to do the work ! keep it up.

BobPalma
01-17-2018, 08:54 AM
:!: Amazing and interesting, Seb; thanks for the continued updates. To quote Carly Simon,"Nobody does it better."

Your last image, 0900, is curious: Look closely at the stamping behind the "C" pillar. Is that a vestige of the original 1953 body with the reverse C-pillar for what was a wrap-around rear window? :woot: :cool: BP

8E45E
01-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Your last image, 0900, is curious: Look closely at the stamping behind the "C" pillar. Is that a vestige of the original 1953 body with the reverse C-pillar for what was a wrap-around rear window?

Bob, that is the track for the rear quarter window, nothing to do with the rear window. But it probably would go back to 1953 as the glass itself was squared off at the rear to run vertically in the track. It was not contoured to the window opening.

Craig

58 Hawk
01-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Its great to follow your progress on the Lark its going to be a true show car restoration you do great work
keep sending photos ,,,enjoy following your progress
Joe

SScopelli
01-17-2018, 11:27 AM
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The following picture maybe disturbing to some, but Please be assure that I would never cut up a car that could be restored.

I have my cadaver pieces ready to graph in.

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RIP 63 Daytona 259 4 speed. While this floor section was usable, the rest of the body had serious rust issue in just about every seam.

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RIP 63 Standard. No floors at all and rusted under the A pilar detached.

Thank you ALL for the encouragement and comments everyone!

I wake up some mornings and say to myself, "What have I done.." Not as a question, but a life statement. Then John and Mike agree with my assessment of my insanity (in the most loving way of course;) ), and it makes me dawn on my spikes, oxygen mask and go out to climb Mt. Everest.



Bob, that is the track for the rear quarter window, nothing to do with the rear window. But it probably would go back to 1953 as the glass itself was squared off at the rear to run vertically in the track. It was not contoured to the window opening.

Craig

I have added this picture to illustrate what Craig said about the window track frame that goes behind the side panel.
And Yes, my neighbors really do love me.:whome:

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Walking around Chuck's ranch, I was able to see the insides of many cars. I agree that many panels were reused, or modified for the next year. Which if you think about it, is a great advantage of being able to use parts from "cadaver cars" to make other live again.

BobPalma
01-17-2018, 01:09 PM
:o That's amazing, Seb. From the camera angle in Post #27, it very much looks like that channel slopes forward...but in the image taken from straight on, as below, it's easy to see it is the rear window channel. :woot: Thanks. :cool: BP


[QUOTE=SScopelli;1092307]I have added this picture to illustrate what Craig said about the window track frame that goes behind the side panel. And Yes, my neighbors really do love me. :whome:

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abkco
01-17-2018, 06:10 PM
Seb, I have been closely examining your work to how it is done by a professional. You are an inspiration to the rest of us who try to tackle big jobs. Well done. Justin

SScopelli
05-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Well, the temperature has gotten above 77F, so time to get out to the garage finally..


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Nice coating of hi-temp epoxy black and Glyptal to help keep the oil off the block..

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When you get your machined parts back from the shop, they look clean, but it is your responsibility to clean, after they cleaned..

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/41944172742_7fdf0f0ca4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UsRf7)

I use the device on the crank to get my end-play set without having to push/pull the pulley on/off.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/27119525107_2517c7fd05_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjsDZ6)


Question as to if the block should be lined honed, but as the video below shows, the crank rotates without any effort..

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/41944140142_528185b05a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UsFy3)<CLICK for Video (https://flic.kr/p/26UsFy3)


Pistons all setup and ringed.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/41088835815_dffe3e683d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25AT2nH)
Flat tops!
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/41988661651_0ec00b2368.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26YoSfg)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/41944171362_be524bf211.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UsQQj)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/27119524037_a7c54327ba_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjsDED)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/27119523177_23289e8f34_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjsDpP)

I cant find the pictures of the Cam. But I used the Isky ST-5 with the 3deg adv offset key https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-988g

I'll post when I find them..

Stude Shoo-wop!
05-09-2018, 06:11 PM
That appears to be one HECK of a 289 cu. V8 mill! Do you suppose that you will be painting the rocker covers their original yellow and/or hopping this engine up to R2 specs?

SScopelli
05-09-2018, 08:32 PM
That appears to be one HECK of a 289 cu. V8 mill! Do you suppose that you will be painting the rocker covers their original yellow and/or hopping this engine up to R2 specs?

If you look on post #1, this is an original R1 equipped car. So yes, hopped up, but not yellow valve covers.;)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/969/40199368920_03d39d6849.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24fhgRA)

As well as the windage oil pan..

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/910/28117282168_9bab468331_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JQCqp3)

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SScopelli
05-17-2018, 10:27 PM
Box of T-10 transmission parts I almost forgot about..
:rolleyes:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4709/38837806165_d4849d692c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22aXUFF)


I had the case painted in ceramic powder coating as close as bare cast iron as I could find..

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4768/39704771422_b4248f2f82_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23uzkfw)

Close inspection of the tail cone, found that the guide for the reverse gear was cracked..:mad:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/41942518762_7ceaa1e8bb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26Ujnzd)

Boxes of new T-10 parts from http://www.wrightconnection.net/t10-st10-parts.html

Nice tail cone with new tail shaft bushing installed..
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/42135218212_d367240f9f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27cm1pw)

New cluster shaft, syncros, front and rear shaft bearings, roller bearings, and gaskets.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/38837804585_8828c8b3bf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22aXUdr)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/40180391480_f8115e52a2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dB1wm)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/41087232465_3885be8c87_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25AJNKK)

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Colgate Studebaker
05-18-2018, 09:28 AM
Still amazing Seb! This car is not only going to look perfect, but it'll run perfect too! My hat's off to you, and John too for his efforts on his car. Bill

DTHolder
05-18-2018, 10:23 AM
VERY NICE!
Thank you for the pics and dialog.
It's like we are there with you.
Of course you are doing the work and spending the money but we are all in it together. :D

ratfink396
05-18-2018, 09:09 PM
Interested in more pics & info on your shift levers & rods, as well as actual shifter; been struggling with these trying to stuff a T-10 in my '60 Lark; Yours look nothing like mine (sadly) !

cabforward
08-01-2018, 11:03 PM
amazing work. so meticulous. What a great job