Blayze

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About Blayze

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    Junior Member
  • 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. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Welded quarter and hung driver door. Windshield needs some minor adjustment to clear the wing windows though. Next is painting the inside of the quarter and welding the inner wall panel. Hopefully I can get that done while bleeding brakes and hanging the hood.
  2. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Well if anyone has heard of PA winters then they should know what the hold-up has been. Here's the update: Got a new aluminum radiator from ebay (the old one had a cap with twice the psi rating so the leaks were where the tanks meet the veins). Also got a new windshield and mounted the passenger side door so I can start welding the rear quarter. I also finally ran the brake lines. Lastly, tuned the carb and now she fires up more consistently with less backfiring and stalling. Next is to bleed brakes, weld quarter, hook up trans shifter and linkage, and run fuel lines. Heres the photo (the blue around the frame is the original Lexington blue that I'm going to be painting it)
  3. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Jut took my radiator to a local garage to have it pressure tested and they found an "un-fixable" leak (Yet they're still charging me $35). I guess I'm going to have to teach myself some soldering and take a crack at it.
  4. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Didn't forget, just didn't have time. finally i have controllable idle. although low idle stalls (Fuel accelleration pump is partly depressed from the goose neck being too close to the carb) It revs fine, and loud! will have updates as it continues
  5. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Once again I must apologize for the break in work. I had intended to use my '91 toyota celica as my daily while the Impala got much needed work. However, the toyota is having some troubles that are being worked out and getting back and fourth to work is just a little more important that restoring a truck. The scout was moved back to my house to be finished. I intend to finish the wiring, upholstery, and body work, and then take it to a garage to get a tune up, tires, and a windshield. I'll let you know when I get back under the hood. (of this project that is... god I hate computers and fuel injection)
  6. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    As of two days ago, I finally have ignition! That's right, I cranked the engine cursing at it as it would sputter and do nothing but after an hour of agony and frustration, it finally started. With a big smoke cloud from the tail pipes she fired up and went full open and screamed. I had to shit it off before I cracked the block from heating it up too fast. Next up is tuning the carb amd running brake lines and wiring.
  7. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    It still does not start however, because the distributor cap is cracked and not setting correctly on the the dizzy. My next move is to replace that, buy a new battery, replace the missing part on the carb (the arm that opens the air valve when the pedal is pressed down), and weld the new quarter on.
  8. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Hello! I know it's been a while and I regret not having been online to update the project but a lot has happened since my last post! The project so far: *Bought a battery *Started constructing a wiring harness from scratch *Ran Fuel lines *Ran brake lines *Painted and installed dash *Filed and received replacement title *Re-decided on exterior color (Going sky blue because the metallic blue wasn't looking as good as I had planned and my second option of orange would clash with the denim) *Pulled out wiper motor to be rebuilt *Cut out bad rear quarter *Bought new rear quarter *Started re-assembling the front portion *Removed and rebuilt distributor (Bad sensor) *Had battery stolen *Replaced distributor (Got In-Time Spark!!) I am sorry for those who have followed and helped me with this project that I haven't been as adamant with the updates but I will try to get them going once again. Pictures will follow soon.
  9. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    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.
  10. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    Dark heavy denim and white vinyl.
  11. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    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
  12. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    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!
  13. Blayze

    1977 Scout II Restoration

    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?
  14. Blayze

    new transmission

    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.
  15. Blayze

    new transmission

    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.