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Conversation Between gsides9 and Gbeck
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  1. Gbeck
    02-03-2016 10:54 AM - permalink
    Thanks for asking. My plan is to fabricate some modifications (power windows and some extra interior space) before starting the actual the build. In the process I had a pretty severe allergic reaction to fiberglass and associated chemicals. This took me out if the garage for several months while I healed and figured out how to work around it.
    I've been back at it for a couple of weeks. There's a Door Windows thread in the other forum where I've been posting progress. I figure I'll do a nice wrap up thread on this forum when I have operating windows.
    I've been following your posts. Nice going!
  2. gsides9
    12-21-2015 05:40 PM - permalink
    I haven't seen any updates on your car lately. You could be too busy driving it. We are making progress on mounting the body and prepping to hang the doors. I totally recommend go karting to put the wind back in your sails if your progress has slowed.

    Merry Christmas, Glen
  3. gsides9
    01-16-2015 12:59 AM - permalink
    The only thing that I was tempted to get used was a rear axle, and the only parts of that that would be re-used were the housing, cover and yoke. Mine came from Mike Forte, all I had to do was paint it. I have a 351 in the shop, but when we added aluminum heads and intake manifold and everything else, that made no sense either. Our 408 Windsor comes with a dyno sheet from a proven combination. (515 hp) I listened to a Coyote respond to a programmer, AMAZING So I agree with your Coyote decision. I'm just an old school guy. We are going carbureted, and it was dynoed on the engine too.

    Come on spring!!! Glen
  4. Gbeck
    01-11-2015 11:22 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the tips, Glen.
    I just put some heat in my garage. I hope I don't have to do anything in 30 degrees!
    I understand that Chris went Coyote. I just decided to go that way too. I would have had to put about $4,000 into a drive line using the old 4.6 DOHC donor. A brand new driveline just makes more sense to me.
    I'm way to old and too slow to take up road racing. Road rallies and a few hot laps or quarter miles are more my thing. But NJMP would be great road trip and watching Chris burn up the track would be fun.
    Keep me posted.
  5. gsides9
    01-01-2015 06:08 PM - permalink
    Congrats on the new project. We picked Coupe #652 up in September and we are currently working the aluminum. If I could start over again we would probably have undercoated/insulated the panels before riveting them in. Right now I feel like we are building an airplane. I'd also consider using different brake lines as the ones in the kit are difficult to double flare, at least in 30 degree weather. PM'd Chris Allen about meeting him at NJMP if he is heading there this summer. I thought these ideas could save you a headache or two. Happy New Year, Glen
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