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(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE'RE GONNA JUMP INSIDE OUR BABY BLUE CHEVELLE AND GET THE STEERING AND DASH READY TO GO.

(MARC)>> HEY EVERYBODY, WELCOME TO DETROIT MUSCLE. TODAY WE'RE JUMPING BACK INTO OUR '72 CHEVELLE BARN FIND PROJECT. THIS IS A REALLY POPULAR BUILD NOW DAYS BECAUSE GM MADE A PILE OF THESE ABODIES, AND IF YOU HAD A BIG BLOCK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP. NOW THIS THING WASN'T A BIG BLOCK CAR, BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE THE AFTERMARKET MAKES JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU COULD IMAGINE TO BUILD ONE OF THESE THINGS UP. ONE THING WE DIDN'T WANT TO TOUCH THOUGH WAS THE STYLING. WE WANTED TO KEEP THAT CLASSIC LOOK BUT COUPLE IT WITH BIG POWER AND PERFORMANCE UNDER THE HOOD AND TO THE WHEELS.

(TOMMY)>> WE PULLED THIS THING OUT OF AN OLD BARN WHERE IT HAD BEEN SITTING FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS. WE GOT IT ALL CLEANED UP AND STRIPPED DOWN. WITH FRAME IN FRESH POWDER COAT WE DRESSED IT TO THE NINES. AFTER QUITE SOME TIME GETTING THE BODY WORK JUST RIGHT, WE SPRAYED ON THAT BEAUTIFUL BOWTIE BLUE. NOW WE'RE BUSY ON FINAL ASSEMBLY. NOW WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE'RE WANTING TO DO TODAY TO CHECK OFF ON OUR TODO LIST ON THAT PRETTY LITTLE BOW TIE WE'VE GOT OVER THERE, AND ONE OF THEM IS GONNA BE INSTALLING AND UPGRADING TO THIS SUPER SPORT DASH THAT WE GOT FROM OPGI. ALL THIS IS SOLD AS A CONVERSION KIT, AND AS YOU CAN TELL THERE'S A WHOLE BUNCH OF PIECES TO THIS PUZZLE, BUT BEFORE WE CAN ASSEMBLE ALL OF IT I'VE GOT TO DO A TINY BIT OF PAINTING. PRETTY MUCH WHATEVER'S ON THE OUTSIDE OF THIS CHROME SHINY TRIM ALL THE WAY AROUND HERE, MORE OR LESS OUT HERE, NEEDS TO BE PAINTED A MEDIUM BLUE. NOW WHILE I'M BUSY DOING ALL THAT SPRAYING AND SUCH Y'ALL GO SEE MARC. HE'LL STEER YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

(MARC)>> THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA INSTALL IN OUR CHEVELLE IS GONNA BE THE STEERING COLUMN, BUT NOT THIS OLD ONE THAT WE TOOK OUT BEFORE. THAT'S BECAUSE THIS THING IS RUSTY, DIRTY, IT SMELLS PRETTY BAD, AND PLUS SOME OF THE CONTACT AND THINGS INSIDE THE COLUMN, ONCE THEY'VE BEEN SITTING FOR A LONG TIME THEY GET CORRODED, AND A LOT OF TIMES IT'S EASIER TO JUST REPLACE THE WHOLE COLUMN THAN TO SPEND THE TIME REBUILDING IT. SO WE DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS FLAMING RIVER COLUMN FROM OPGI. THIS THING IS NEW AND COMPLETE FROM STEM TO STERN. IT'S GOT A TILT FEATURE, WHICH WE DIDN'T HAVE ON OUR OTHER COLUMN, AND YOU CAN GET THESE THINGS IN BARE STAINLESS, POLISHED STAINLESS, OR BLACK LIKE OURS. IT COMES WITH THE SHAFT, JOINTS, THE BRACKET, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET IT INSTALLED, AND WE ALSO ADDED THIS STEERING WHEEL WITH THE BOW TIE HORN BUTTON. [ drill spinning ]

(MARC)>> WE NEED THIS BRACKET OFF OUR ORIGINAL COLUMN, WHICH DOESN'T COME WITH A NEW ONE. AFTER IT'S BLASTED WE'LL HIT IT WITH A COUPLE OF COATS OF BLACK PAINT.

THIS BRACKET GETS MOUNTED TO THE NEW COLUMN USING THE MEASUREMENTS WE TOOK OFF THE ORIGINAL MOUNTING POINT ON OUR OLD ONE. THEN THE MOUNTING BRACKET GETS BOLTED TO IT AND TIGHTENED DOWN. [ drill spinning ]

(MARC)>> WE'LL SLIDE THE COLUMN INTO PLACE AND BOLT IT IN USING THE ORIGINAL MOUNTING BRACKET AND FIREWALL BRACE.

WE'VE GOT OUR STEERING COLUMN MOUNTED HERE WHERE IT'S GONNA BE MOUNTED ONCE WE DO FINAL ASSEMBLY, AND I GOT THE JOINT HERE ON THE BOX. JUST NEED TO GET THIS OTHER JOINT ONTO THE SHAFT OF THE COLUMN. NOW THIS IS OUR STEERING SHAFT AND IT'S LONG. THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S MADE TO BE CUT TO FIT. SO WE JUST NEED TO GET A MEASUREMENT, DECIDE WHERE WE NEED TO CUT THIS THING. OKAY IT LOOKS LIKE 15 AND A HALF. WELL THIS IS OUR STEERING SHAFT THAT'S GONNA NEED TO BE CUT DOWN, BUT WE CAN'T JUST MEASURE OUT OUR 15 AND A HALF INCHES AND MAKE THE CUT BECAUSE THIS IS A COLLAPSIBLE COLUMN. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THIS THING'S FULLY COLLAPSED, LIKE THIS, WE DON'T CUT ANY FARTHER THAN HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A SOLID DOUBLED THAT SLIDES INSIDE OF THIS HOLLOW DOUBLED, AND THIS ZIRK FITTING RIGHT HERE IS WHAT KEEPS ALL OF THAT LUBRICATED, AND IN CASE YOU'RE IN AN ACCIDENT THIS WILL COMPRESS RATHER THAN THE STEERING COLUMN COMING IN AND INJURING THE DRIVER. SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS THING IS EXTENDED OUT ALL THE WAY AND LET'S GET OUR MEASUREMENT. WELL THAT PUTS OUR 15.5 INCH MEASUREMENT RIGHT HERE IN THE JOINT. SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. SO IF WE MOVED DOWN TO ABOUT AN INCH FROM OUR LIMIT THERE, THAT MOVES OUR 15.5 INCH MARK WELL PAST OUR JOINT HERE, AND ENOUGH ROOM TO GET THIS JOINT ATTACHED ON HERE.

I'M CLAMPING THIS INTO THE VICE ONTO THE PART THAT I'M GONNA ACTUALLY DISCARD BECAUSE IF I CLAMPED ONTO THE SHAFT I'M GONNA KEEP NOT ONLY WOULD IT MARR IT AND MAKE IT HARD TO GET ONTO THE JOINT, BUT IT WOULD ALSO SCRATCH OUR PAINT. [ saw cutting metal ]

(MARC)>> WE'LL BEVEL THE EDGES SO THE SHAFT SLIDES INTO THE STEERING JOINT NICE AND EASY.

[ saw cutting metal ]

(MARC)>> WELL WE'VE GOT OUR SHAFT TEST FIT AND EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD, BUT THERE'S ONE MORE THING WE WANT TO DO BEFORE INSTALL THIS THING PERMANENTLY. WHERE THESE SET SCREWS GO WE WANT TO PUT A DIMPLE IN THERE, AND THERE'S TWO REASONS FOR THAT. ONE, THAT'S GONNA GRAB THAT SHAFT A LOT BETTER. SO THAT JOINT'S NOT GONNA SLIP, BUT THE OTHER REASON IS, YOU CAN TELL BY THIS OLD SHAFT WE'VE GOT HERE, THOSE SET SCREWS WILL GALL THE SHAFT, AND THAT MAKES IT HARDER TO GET THAT JOINT ON AND OFF DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE CAR, BUT ALSO IF WE NEED TO WORK ON IT LATER.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, WHAT IS A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND HOW DO THEY WORK? WE'LL SHOW YOU!

(TOMMY)>> WELL WE'VE GOT THIS THING PAINTED AND A FEW OTHER PIECES, AND IT'S ALL DRY. JUST NEED TO GET IT UNTAPPED. I'LL MEET Y'ALL OVER AT THE TABLE AND WE CAN GET THAT INSTRUMENT PANEL ALL ASSEMBLED. NOW THERE'S A LOT OF PIECES TO THIS KIT THAT CAME WITH THE DASH. NOW ONE NICE THING ABOUT IT IS IT'S PRETTY COMPLETE, AND THEY ALL GO TOGETHER PRETTY MUCH JUST ONE WAY. THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA START WITH IS THE TACHOMETER.

THESE THINGS JUST ATTACH TO THE HOUSING USING A COUPLE OF PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWS. BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE SPEEDOMETER MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE A LITTLE RUBBER PIECE AND THE CLIP THAT HOLDS THE SPEEDOMETER CABLE IN PLACE. WITH IT CENTERED UP THE SCREWS GET CINCHED DOWN.

THEN THE CLOCK GETS INSTALLED AND SCREWED IN AS WELL.

THE LENS AND HOUSING GET ATTACHED TO OUR GAUGE ASSEMBLY ALONG WITH THE CLOCK KNOB.

OUR SIDE GAUGES ARE NEXT, STARTING WITH THE TEMP AND FUEL, FOLLOWED BY THE AMP METER.

NOW THE NEXT THING WE'RE GONNA DO IS WIRE UP OUR GAUGES, AND I KNOW THIS DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A NORMAL HARNESS. THIS IS ACTUALLY CALLED A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD. IT'S PRETTY FLEXIBLE AND THEY DID IT BACK IN THE DAY TO TRY TO SAVE SOME MONEY. WHETHER OR NOT THEY DID OR NOT I CAN'T TELL YOU, BUT THEY'RE NOT THAT COMPLICATED TO INSTALL. YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE NUTS...

...SLIDE THIS THING ON THERE, AND JUST START THEM FOR NOW AND LEAVE THEM A LITTLE LOOSE.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE CIRCUIT BOARD. SOME OF THESE TAKE JUST A SIMPLE SCREW, AND WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT CONNECTS THE LINK IF YOU WILL AND GIVES IT A GROUND SOURCE. ONCE WE GET ALL THESE CONNECTIONS LINED UP AND STARTED WE CAN GO BACK AND TIGHTEN THEM DOWN.

NOW WE'RE READY TO INSTALL THE LIGHT BULBS THAT ARE GONNA ILLUMINATE OUR DASH. NOW IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO GO AHEAD AND REPLACE THEM AND NOT USE THE OLD ONES BECAUSE OF THE CORROSION ON THOSE OLD ONES COULD GIVE YOU A LITTLE FIT LATER DOWN THE ROAD, AND THEY'RE REALLY NOT THAT EXPENSIVE. YOU WANT TO PUSH YOUR PRINTED CIRCUIT DOWN AND BE SURE THAT THE NOTCHES HERE DON'T CATCH ONTO YOUR CIRCUIT AND KIND OF MESS WITH THE CONNECTION. PUSH THEM IN.

THAT'LL DO IT. YOU'VE GOT TO INSTALL THE BRAKE WARNING LENS AS WELL AS THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH BEZEL.

THEN OUR WHOLE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER ASSEMBLY CAN ATTACH TO THE DASH FROM THE BACK SIDE.

(MARC)>> YOU NOW HOW SOMETIMES WE LIKE TO GET OUT TO CAR SHOWS AND CHECK OUT OTHER PEOPLE'S RIDES? WELL WE'VE DONE THAT TODAY AND WE FOUND THIS SWEET '67 CAMARO OWNED BY GARY POPOLIZIO AND BUILT BY BENT METAL CUSTOMS.

(TOMMY)>> NOW IT'S HARD TO BEAT A FIRST GEN CAMARO, ESPECIALLY WHENEVER IT'S GOT A PAINT JOB ON IT AS SLICK AS THIS ONE. LET'S SEE IF THE GUYS ARE AROUND TO TELL US ABOUT THEIR SWEET RIDE.

(MARC)>> WELL WE'RE HERE WITH JUSTIN AND JUSTIN FROM BENT METAL CUSTOMS, AS WELL AS GARY THE OWNER. GARY, HOW DID THE IDEA OF THIS BUILD COME ABOUT?

(GARY)>> WELL I'VE ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR '67 CAMAROS. I HAD ONE, HAD A CHANCE TO RESTORE IT AND WORK ON IT. THAT CAR HAD GONE AWAY AND I HAD A CHANCE TO REUNITE MYSELF WITH THE '67'S.

(MARC)>> JUSTIN TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO TACKLE A BUILD LIKE THIS. (JUSTIN B.)>> WELL GARY CAME TO US WITH THIS '67 CAMARO AND ALL HIS THOUGHTS, AND WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THAT INTO A DREAM COME TRUE FOR HIM. STARTED WITH SOME DETROIT SPEED SUSPENSION, FORGELINE WHEELS, AND BAER BRAKES TO REALLY GET THE STANCE RIGHT, AND MASS MOTORSPORTS REALLY HELPED US OUT WITH THE LS SEVEN. IT ALL CAME TOGETHER, THE WHOLE CAR, WITH THE PERFORMANCE DESIGN INTAKE.

(MARC)>> AND TO GET THAT INTAKE TO FIT YOU GUYS HAD TO DO A LOT OF WORK. I SEE THAT HOOD IS CRAZY. JUSTIN TELL US ABOUT THAT. (JUSTIN M.)>> WELL THE INTAKE WAS CRAZY. THAT CHANGED THE WHOLE ASPECT OF THE LOOK OF THE CAR, AND WE HAD TO END UP LOWERING THE MOTOR MOUNTS AND CHANGING THE TRANS MOUNT, AND GARY REALLY WANTED TO STICK WITH HIS OLD HOOD THAT CAME ON THE CAR BUT IT JUST WASN'T GONNA WORK CAUSE THE INTAKE WAS TOO BIG AND WIDE. SO I HAD TO MAKE A CUSTOM HOOD FROM SCRATCH. IT'S ALL METAL, NO FIBERGLASS. I ENDED UP TAKE THREE HOODS TO MAKE ONE, AND IT TURNED OUT FANTASTIC I THINK.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS Y'ALL MAY RECOGNIZE THIS FELLER.

(JEREMY)>> JEREMY, TRUCK TECH.

(TOMMY)>> SAY AGAIN.

(JEREMY)>> TRUCK TECH.

(TOMMY)>> HE'S NEXT DOOR. WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE?

(JEREMY)>> WELL I'VE GOT MY CAR FINISHED UP. I'VE KIND OF REWORKED IT A LITTLE BIT. THOUGHT I'D COME OUT, SHOW IT OFF.

(TOMMY)>> IS IT THE BLACK ONE?

(JEREMY)>> THAT PRETTY LITTLE GIRL RIGHT BEHIND US WITH THE GRAY STRIPE.

SO THE CAR HAD A 302 BUT I'VE UPDATED IT A LITTLE BIT, ADDED A SUPERCHARGER, PUT A DONESC PRO CHARGER ON THERE. SHE'S PRETTY BAD NOW. I'VE REPAINTED THE CAR. IT WAS SOLID BLACK BUT AFTER DRIVING IT, IT'S GOT A FEW DINGS IN IT. ADDED A GRAY STRIPE AND A RED PIN STRIPE TO ACCENT ALL THAT RED STITCHING IN THE INTERIOR.

(TOMMY)>> IT'S SHINNY.

(JEREMY)>> IT SHINES A LOT. I DID A LOT OF RUBBING. SO I WAS TRYING TO GET THE CAR READY LAST NIGHT. I WAS BUFFING ON IT. ABOUT MIDNIGHT, MY WIFE'S NINE MONTHS PREGNANT. SHE WALKS OUTSIDE AND ASKS ME WAS I DONE? FROM MIDNIGHT TO TWO O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING SHE STAYED OUT THERE, RUBBED ON THAT CAR WITH ME. PROBABLY GO INTO LABOR ANY MINUTE.

(MARC)>> SO IF YOU'RE SITTING AND YOU'RE WONDERING HOW YOU CAN GET TO SEE SOME STUFF LIKE THIS, ALL YOU'VE GOTTA DO IS PICK YOUR LAZY BUTT OFF THE SOFA AND GET OUT TO A CAR SHOW.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, INSTALLING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING INTO A 45 YEAR OLD CAR.

(MARC)>> THERE'S ONE MORE THING WE WANT TO ADDRESS BEFORE WE INSTALL THAT DASH, AND THAT'S THE A/C SYSTEM. NOW OUR CAR WAS ACTUALLY EQUIPPED WITH A/C FROM THE FACTORY, AND THIS IS THE EVAPORATOR CASE HERE. NOW IT IS KIND OF CLUNKY, IT'S GOT CABLES, AND VACUUM HOSES, AND THESE THINGS CAN BE A LITTLE BIT OF A PAIN, BUT YOU CAN RESTORE THEM IF YOU WANT A RESTORED CAR, BUT WE DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS PERFECT FIT SYSTEM FROM CLASSIC AUTO AIR. THE STAR OF THIS KIT IS THIS EVAPORATOR CASE THAT COMES WITH THE EVAPORATOR AND HEATER CORE BOTH INSTALLED. IT'S GOT A HIGH PERFORMANCE SPALL FAN, AND THIS THING IS MADE DIRECTLY TO BOLT INTO OUR CHEVELLE. NOW THE COOL THING ABOUT IS ALL OF THE SERVOS ARE ELECTRIC. THE HEATER VALVE IS ALSO ELECTRONIC, AND CONTROLLING ALL OF THAT IS THIS ECU THAT'S ALL PLUG AND PLAY. OF COURSE IT COMES WITH ALL THE WIRING TO CONNECT THE DOTS, AND WE ACTUALLY UPGRADED OUR KIT TO INCLUDE THIS DIRECT ELECTRONIC REPLACEMENT CONTROL HEAD, WHICH PLUGS RIGHT IN AS WELL. IT ALSO COMES WITH ALL THE DUCT WORK NEEDED AND SOME BLOCK OFF PLATES FOR THE FIREWALL. AS FAR AS THE UNDER HOOD STUFF GOES IT COMES WITH ALL THAT STUFF AS WELL, INCLUDING THIS CONDENSER, AND THE HOSES AND FITTINGS YOU NEED, THE DRYER, AND ONE THING YOU DON'T SEE HERE THAT IT DOES COME WITH WOULD BE THE COMPRESSOR AND THE BRACKET, BUT WE ORDERED OUR KIT WITHOUT THAT STUFF BECAUSE THAT SPECIAL BELT DRIVE KIT WE ORDERED FOR OUR ENGINE CAME WITH IT. SO WE'LL SHOW YOU ALL THAT STUFF LATER. FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO THOUGH IS GET THIS EVAPORATOR CASE PREPPED TO GO IN THE CAR. WE'LL INSTALL THIS FACE DUCT ASSEMBLY TO THE CASE. IT CLIPS ON. THEN GETS A COUPLE OF SCREWS TO KEEP IT SECURE.

THEN WE CAN INSTALL OUR WIRING HARNESSES TO ECU BY SIMPLY MATCHING UP THE COLORS.

THEN THE OTHER ENDS OF THE HARNESSES ATTACH TO THE UNIT.

THIS TEMPLATE IS GOING TO HELP US LOCATE WHERE THE HOLES NEED TO BE DRILLED IN THE FIREWALL FOR OUR FITTINGS TO GO THROUGH.

WE'LL CENTER PUNCH THEM FIRST. THEN DRILL THE PILOT HOLES.

WITH OUR TEMPLATE OUT OF THE WAY, WE CAN USE OUR HOLE SAW TO MAKE THE NECESSARY OPENING.

YEAH! NOW OUR ASSEMBLED CASE CAN GO IN AND MOUNT TO THE FIREWALL. ALL RIGHT WE'VE GOT OUR BOX INSTALLED AND WE'VE GOT ALL OF OUR DUCT WORK ROUGHED IN INSIDE THE CAR. IT'S JUST THIS FLEXIBLE TUBING. IT'S REALLY EASY TO WORK WITH. NOW WE NEED TO MODIFY OUR DEFROST DUCTING BECAUSE WE NEED TO ADAPT THIS TO THIS FLEXIBLE TUBING, AND WE'RE GONNA DO THAT WITH THESE LITTLE ADAPTERS HERE. NOW THE KIT COMES WITH THESE TEMPLATES. WE JUST MADE A MARK, MAKE THE CUT THERE, AND INSTALL THESE ADAPTERS.

[ saw cutting plastic ]

(MARC)>> THESE ADAPTERS COME WITH THE KIT AND ARE MADE TO FIT RIGHT ONTO THE STOCK DUCT. WITH THE DEFROST DUCTS MOUNTED WE'LL RUN ALL THE FLEXIBLE DUCTING TO THEM AND SECURE THEM WITH SOME ZIP TIES.

WE'RE COOL NOW.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN IT COMES TO DISPOSABLE TOWELS IN YOUR GARAGE, SCOTT SHOP TOWELS CAN HANDLE JUST ABOUT ANY JOB YOU CAN THROW IT, AND WHENEVER YOU'RE CLEANING GLASS AND MIRRORS WELL YOU'RE GONNA WANNA A SPECIAL TOWEL JUST FOR THAT JOB. THAT'S WHERE SCOTT SHOP GLASS TOWELS COME IN. THEY MAY LOOK SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL SHOP TOWEL BUT THESE ARE MADE WITH NO BINDERS OR GLUES IN THE BASE SHEET, WHICH PROVIDE A LOW LINT STREAK FREE SURFACE. NOT ONLY ARE THESE GOOD ON GLASS AND MIRRORS BUT THEY'RE ALSO GOOD ON OTHER SHINNY STUFF, LIKE CHROME BUMPERS AND TRIM.

(NARRATOR)>> STILL AHEAD WE'LL PUT THE CHERRY ON TOP WITH THIS SPIFFY NEW STEERING WHEEL. [ horn playing Dixie ]

(TOMMY)>> ALL RIGHT, I'VE GOT IT, I THINK. WE'RE GETTING THE DASH INSTALLED IN OUR CHEVELLE TODAY, AND WE'RE GETTING CLOSE.

(MARC)>> WELL WITH THAT DONE WE'RE READY TO MOVE ON TO SOME OF THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE DASH OF OUR CHEVELLE, AND THE NEXT THING WE'RE GONNA DO IS GONNA BE THE STEERING WHEEL. NOW WE DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS CLASSIC THREE SPOKE WHEEL THAT WE GOT FROM ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP. THIS IS ACTUALLY A FACTORY OPTION FOR THE '69 AND '70 CARS, BUT IT'LL FIT RIGHT ON OUR '72. NOW WE'RE NOT DOING A CHALK MARK RESTORATION ON OUR CAR. SO THIS'LL BE JUST FINE. NOW WE'RE GONNA SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT HERE AND HOW YOU HOW TO INSTALL ALL OF THIS WITH THE HORN AND THE HUB, AND THE FIRST THING IS THIS HUB. NOW BEFORE WE INSTALL THIS HUB I WANT TO GO OVER SOME THINGS ON THE COLUMN HERE. THIS IS ACTUALLY AN AFTERMARKET COLUMN BUT THE PRINCIPLES WOULD BE THE SAME FOR A FACTORY ONE. THIS IS THE NUT THAT HOLDS THE HUB ON. SO WE'LL GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY FIRST, AND THEN BEHIND IT IS THIS RING RIGHT HERE. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE CANCELLING CAM FOR THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH. THAT'S WHAT THESE LITTLE BUMPS ARE HERE, BUT THIS THING SERVES ANOTHER PURPOSE. YOU SEE THIS METAL RING CONTACTS THIS BUTTON, OR CONTACT, HERE AND THAT'S WHAT ACTUALLY SENDS THE GROUND WIRE TO THE HORN BUTTON, AND THAT CONNECTS HERE, WHICH WE'LL SHOW YOU LATER. THE WAY THIS GOES ON THE COLUMN IS THIS THING CAN JUST GO ANY WHICH WAY, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CLOCK IT THE RIGHT WAY BECAUSE OTHERWISE WHEN YOU TURN YOUR TURN SIGNAL ON YOU MAY JUST TURN YOUR WHEEL JUST A LITTLE BIT AND IT CAN CANCEL THAT SWITCH. SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE IT ALIGNED PROPERLY. ON A STOCK COLUMN THERE WILL ACTUALLY BE A LITTLE GROOVE THERE THAT KEEPS THIS THING IN THE RIGHT LOCATION, AND THEN LINE IT UP WITH THE HOLE IN OUR HUB HERE, AND THEN ANOTHER THING BEFORE WE SEAT THE SPLINES OF THE HUB ONTO THE SHAFT IS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR HUB IS CLOCKED THE RIGHT WAY SO THAT OUR STEERING WHEEL GOES ON STRAIGHT. SO WE HAVE OUR FRONT WHEELS STRAIGHT AND WE KNOW WE NEED TWO BOLT HOLES IN THE TOP LINED UP JUST LIKE THIS FOR OUR WHEEL. THEN WE CAN SEAT THE SPLINES. THEN THE NUT CAN GO ON AND GET TIGHTENED DOWN.

THE WHEEL IS NEXT AND GETS MOUNTED USING THESE COUNTER SUNK BOLTS. ANOTHER TIP TOO, WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON A HORN LIKE THIS, MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY SO YOU'RE NOT SITTING OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY HONKING THE HORN LIKE A MANIAC.

[ horn playing Dixie ]

(TOMMY)>> WELL OUR OLD CHEVELLE IS COMING ALONG PRETTY GOOD PIECE BY PIECE. WE CAN STEER IT NOW AND WE'VE GOT SOME EYE CANDY TO LOOK AT WHENEVER WE'RE SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT. THAT OLE SS DASH SURE DOES LOOK PRETTY SWEET.

(MARC)>> AND WE'VE GOT QUITE A WAYS TO GO ON OUR INTERIOR STILL, BUT BEFORE WE CAN THROW CARPET AND SEATS IN HERE WE'VE GOT TO GET SOME DOORS ON, AND WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF UP FRONT THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AS WELL, BUT ALL THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT TIME. WE'VE TOLD YOU BEFORE HOW ROCK AUTO DOT COM OFFERS THE REPLACEMENTS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR RIDE JUST LIKE THE CHAIN AUTO PART STORES BUT AT WAREHOUSE PRICES. THEY EVEN OFFER OEM REPLACEMENTS LIKE MOPAR, MOTORCRAFT, AND AC DELCO LIKE THIS COOLANT TANK. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'D NORMALLY FIND AT THE DEALERSHIP AT A MUCH HIGHER PRICE BECAUSE THIS THING IS MOLDED AND MADE SPECIFIC FOR A CADILLAC, AND IT'S GOT THE COOLANT LEVEL SENSOR BUILT IN. SO IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THE DEALERSHIP MARK UP CHECK OUT ROCK AUTO DOT COM.
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