Blayze

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About Blayze

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  • Birthday 10/03/1996

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  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Wilkes-barre PA
  • Interests:
    I am an artist, a mechanic, a musician, and soon-to-be pilot when my schooling is completed. I like music of most any types and play video games when I can get a moment of downtime.

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  • Biography
    Eagle Scout of troop 456
    Artist (Charcoal, Pastel)
    Musician (Bassoon, Bass, Bass guitar, Tuba, Bass clarinet)
  1. I figured I would go with a material that was cheap, durable, and good looking. Denim fit the bill. Also, I am going to be doing the reAR seat soon. The upholstery is still in excellent condition if you (or anyone for that matter) would want it seeing as it'stands original. It's blue and plaid. I'll post pictures.
  2. Dark heavy denim and white vinyl.
  3. Driver side seat cushion cover is just about done thanks to the help of my girlfriend's father. I'm really happy with the color combo too
  4. Well, I just picked up the front seat from my brothers house to, with help from my girlfriend's father, reupholster it. I decided to go with a blue and white interior so the fabric of choice is blue denim for the cushion faces and the back, and white leather/vinyl fabric for the trim around the front and sides. I'm hoping it turns out good but either way, I'll be able to say it's mine when I'm done. I'll take pictures of the process and the finished product. Wish me luck!
  5. Does anybody know if current flows both ways through a sensor and trigger wheel distributor? I'm working on drawing up a wiring diagram for the scout so I can have an idea of what I'm doing. Rather than the points system, it has a sensor and trigger wheel (supposedly lasts much longer and is more reliable) but the wires were clipped at one point so i only have two black wires exposed and no female/male connectors to easily hook it up. I don't want to fry the ignition box by trying to play with wires while it's not running so I was hoping someone could tell me if it matters which wires (Blue and Yellow) go what way (Or if it can go either). Ideas?
  6. Thanks for the advice. I'll have to have that checked out when i get the chance. I was pondering the possibility of a vacuum malfunction. When i got the A/C fixed and put a new belt on, I didn't bother to put the belt back on for the smog pump. shortly after that, i noticed that my vents would only blow air through the floor and defrost ports. I though I read something about the smog pump being a secondary vacuum source but I wasn't sure. now looking at it, if it is, then that explains why at cooler temps (more dense air and therefor more vacuum) it's fine but at warmer temps (less dense and less vac) it's a little funny with the shift. I'll get the TV cable looked at if the vacuum is functioning properly though.
  7. I don't know about the conversion, But i just blew a 700r4 out of my 84 impala. and that's only got the 305. Up until then it's been acting funny (not dropping into gear from park, slow shift, ect) The replacement I got has been working for now, although when the car gets warmed up, it wants to skip second gear. If your looking for something to help put power to the ground reliably, I might look towards getting a tranny from a camaro or a vette. But maybe I just had a couple of sour ones by chance.
  8. I know I haven't been updating this as much as i planned, however, I'll run through the updates. I coated the frame with bed-liner and plan on using rustoleum and an air gun to get the inside of the frame the body is sitting on the frame but not bolted down New brake calipers (rotors were a little rusted but surprisingly still straight and good) working on the rear brakes (drums are easy to pull apart but a pain to put back together) picked up brake line and grabbing the fittings soon brake hoses are hooked up body is primed. Next on the to-do list: cut a section of an extra front fender to patch the damaged part of the rear quarter (I found that the wheel arc is identical for front and back) pop the dent out of the rear quarter paint the body run brake and fuel lines hang gas tank bolt down the body My new year's resolution is to put in at least three hours of work on her each week until it's finished. PS: the reason I haven't been paying too much attention to the scout recently is because I just sold my 99 sebring to buy a 1984 Impala from my brother. It has a few mild issues but it's nice to watch heads turn from how rare that year is in my area. most were scrapped so there's plenty of new and antiques but only a handful of the 80's models.
  9. I called it a Holly gold box because its a Holly Carb and Distributor system.
  10. I have an electronic ignition with a vacuum advance on the distributor. the gold box is there as a way to retard the ignition while at slow engine speed while the vacuum advance speeds it up while at higher engine speed. inside the distributor is a sensor and trigger wheel rather than a points system. they switched from points to electronic in the 74 and later models i believe.
  11. I've moved the frame and what body i have out to my grandfather's garage with the help of my girlfriend's cousin and his truck. now i'll be patching the frame, doing the fuel and brake systems, and putting a fresh coat of bed-liner on the frame to keep her rust free. after that is putting the body on and then it's just the homeward stretch of wiring to get her back on, and off, the road. As soon as i get stuff done I'll be posting pictures again.
  12. Well, sunday is the big move. I'm moving the frame up to my grandfather's garage and soon after putting the body on top of it to begin reassembling it. I'll try to get some pictures to show how it all looks when it's together
  13. That's quite a story and a great truck to go with it. I'm currently working on a '77 scout that came from California and was passed to my grandmother, father, brother and now me. I hope everything turns out well for you and I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's completed. Are you putting any modifications or custom parts in it or keeping it all original?
  14. I drew this up in MS paint so I can ask. Is this the proper Ignition wiring for the scout? It's the electronic ignition instead of points so it uses a gold box and a "sensor and trigger wheel" inside of the distributor.
  15. As for the hunt for body parts went on, one stop both filled and completed most of my shopping for a mere $400. '73 Body tub, inner and outer front fenders, hood counterbalance, grill plate, heater core, busted dash, good dash (Though not from that truck), pedals, one seat, the long top, both doors, broken tailgate, and a field mouse (We named him Harvey). And here it is.