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post #1681 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-21-2016, 11:33 PM
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Finally finished my home made foot box access panel. Cut from the scrap from a Breeze radiator shroud, shaped on a Harbor Freight metal brake, knurled thumb screw from Amazon after searching for weeks for the perfect item. 'Floating' rivets at the top with cutouts in the panel, attached internally with a rivnut.




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post #1682 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 01:09 AM
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Looks good Ratsey, when I made my foot box cover I also used aluminum left over from the Breeze fan shroud.

Today I made a trunk prop rod, and a fuel pump access panel.

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post #1683 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 02:40 AM
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Made templates for carpeting my trunk. Hopefully get it glued down tomorrow.
Killed me being in the garage all day instead of driving in 76 degree weather.


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post #1684 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 11:48 PM
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Finished fitting my roll bars and lowered the PS side of my gas tank slightly so the filler tube clears the trunk frame 3/4" square tube.
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post #1685 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 08:12 PM
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Drove it ! 135 miles not a cloud in the sky 66 degrees. Couldn't of asked for a better day or car....Flawless
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post #1686 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 09:31 PM
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Replaced the plastic coolant overflow tank with the FFR stainless one and reset the pressure on my Accusump.

Doing complete nut and bolt check to get ready for the track day at Harris Hill for the annual TCC meet in San Marcos.

Then went for a drive!

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post #1687 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 10:18 PM
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Beautiful day here too! Drove about 3/4 tank fuel out of it! Of course thats only about 90 miles at 8MPG. Recalibrated the Speedhut fuel gauge when I got home. Gauge only goes to 3/4 full. The manual calibration is a very nice feature if your sending unit doesn't function exactly with your tank. Pain to drain all the fuel and manually refill but hopefully it will be a one time thing.

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post #1688 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 11:18 PM
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Installed seat heaters in my seats and mounted an inclined pedestal to one of them. Will mount the other inclined pedestal next weekend and get the sliders installed also.

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post #1689 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 12:55 AM
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Working on installing my Russ Thompson dropped trunk. Nice piece and will work great.
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post #1690 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 01:31 AM
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Poking around under the car in the past I have noticed how tinny-ringy-dingy the tank and shield are. Last night I finally got around to dropping the tank and installing some Bi-Mat for sound dampening on the inside of the shield and the outside of the tank.
While I was at it I ran a new piece of 1/2" fuel hose from my big-bore vent check valve in a gradual rise over to the driver side and formed it into question mark.
Also made and installed a tubular stainless spacer to fill the gap at the right front tank strap connection, and replaced the beginning to corrode black oxide socket head cap screws for the rear strap mounts with stainless hex head cap screws.

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post #1691 of 2246 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 06:38 PM
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First cruise of the year up to Snowbasin Ski Resort. Exceeded the speed limit just a little bit


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post #1692 of 2246 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 01:12 AM
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Got to take it for a drive for the first time all put together and painted

Need to get it inspected and titled!

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post #1694 of 2246 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 09:25 PM
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Got my engine yesterday - She ain't pretty, but I hope she pulls! Excited to get into some drive train work.
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I retrofitted a drop trunk pan. 26" wide x 15" long x 5" deep. Got it all carpeted, etc. Now my helmet will fit in there. I highly recommend you do it while building.
I did a little grinding on my panhard bar bracket. My wheel was scraping just a touch on hard autocross runs. Scary to see how much they actually bend.
I also did my 5000 mile oil change!
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Fed it... Non-ethanol....



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Drove it,65 degrees ....Finally warming up ....
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Drove back from Gainesville, Fla. Nine hours total.
Had a great few days touring those Gulf beaches.
Door latch maintenance was the only issue.

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Saw it was over 65 degrees today. 3 hours & one gas stop later put in back in the garage.


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post #1701 of 2246 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 11:14 PM
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Looked at it longingly.

It was 67° out there today but I had the house getting the pre-purchase inspection today, so I took off work early and the dogs and I went for a walk at the local park.


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Looked at it and admired the broken driveshaft. Counting the days to get a new one made and back to driving it.
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Doing all the things I should have done 13 years ago.

Drop butt mod, Pass side roll bar, power brakes, Vintage air heater/defroster, drop trunk floor mod, fresh air vents, and today - removed molded hood scoop for a new one.
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Drove it.,75 degrees here @ Noon !
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Was a little wet and about 40°F this morning.

Had to go to lunch early to see the realtor and run a couple moving-related errands and it's 65°F out now. Came back to work the long way ... in a different car


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Raised the rear end ride height a bit so it would quit running a little on some bumps. And so it don't look like a frog bumping it's ass anymore. Then washed it and got ready for a show Saturday. Looks like rain now though so I guess it's just ready for my week off next week. I may lower the front a touch now. The rear is at about its limit without making a bracket to allow the cable to reach.

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Pulled the old 302 while assembling a new 363. Can't wait to go for a first drive with the new engine. Planning on letting my son rebuild the 302 on his own. He's 14 and want to buy an old F150 or Bronco and wants to have a new engine for it, so he has a few years to work on this engine


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Looked at it and admired the broken driveshaft. Counting the days to get a new one made and back to driving it.

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Drove it,70 degrees spring has sprung Pushed it pretty hard.Still the ends of the side pipes only warn to the touch.
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