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09-14-2019 12:09 AM
progmgr
power steering

If you're not happy with the power steering, you might want to try mounting the motor on the firewall with a small (~10-15 degrees, IIRC) wedge to ease some of the U-joint angles. Check out Dale Berry's build thread - either Buck70 or Hemi33 on this forum - can't remember which...
HTH
Keith HR#894
09-12-2019 11:19 AM
S13
06-21-2019 06:55 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
S13 - Congratulations on passing the inspection and getting your car road legal.

Hope the weather improves so you can take the car for some well earned driving time.

Enjoy, Paul.

Thanks buuudddaaayy!!
06-21-2019 08:49 AM
Paul L S13 - Congratulations on passing the inspection and getting your car road legal.

Hope the weather improves so you can take the car for some well earned driving time.

Enjoy, Paul.
06-21-2019 04:33 AM
S13
04-26-2019 04:56 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by j33ptj View Post
Nice vid again, what size are the wheels? 17"?
They are 18" diameter 10" wide on all four corners. 18" is the minimum size to clear these 14" rotors.
04-26-2019 09:24 AM
j33ptj Nice vid again, what size are the wheels? 17"?
04-25-2019 05:55 AM
S13
04-01-2019 06:31 AM
j33ptj Nice job on the dash!!
03-30-2019 07:59 PM
S13
12-24-2018 03:44 PM
Rotorhead
Building Issues

I totally agree with Tim's comments. I am new at this, and admit I learn something daily. Before I bought my Kit, I was overseas for months, and spend hours in the evenings and weekends reading all the Forums, Manuals, and Videos. The nice thing about the FFR Kit, is you can configure the car to YOUR desires. We all have budgets and different experience levels. What I did, was try to take ALL this information, think about it, check my budget, and go from there. I have to give a LOT of thanks to Tim Whittaker and Dan Ruth for their assistance in my choices and questions. I am extremely happy with the quality of the parts I received from both of them. However, when you start modifying your car with all the Vendor Options, your WILL have issues. To me, that is all part of the enjoyment of the built. I only have 2 issues with Tim and Dan. Tim is an Aviation Specialist, and very focused on detail and quality (good thing). My only problem with Dan, is he keeps telling me "I told you that before", and "Read the Instructions!". I tell him I am 70 years old, and have an excuse.
THANKS GUYS!

S.N 1106
Blueprint SBC 383 Carburated
Tremec 5-Speed
Moser 8.8
Innovative Hard Top, Fenders, A/C, Shocks, Wiring, 4-Link
Numerous Kootenai Options
12-23-2018 04:24 PM
S13
10-14-2018 05:27 PM
S13
09-19-2018 12:44 PM
andreast
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Originally Posted by S13 View Post
I originally was planing to relocate the battery to the trunk but have changed my mind and am think I may want to use an Odyssey battery in the recommended location. Does anyone know if you can install an Odyessey PC1200 behind the rear firewall/ above drive shaft from the bottom of the car seeing as I already riveted my access panel shut...
You will need to look at the height, my PC925 has about an inch clearance (and the 1200 is about 1.80" higher, you may need to set it on its side) above it so I will be adding remote terminals in the trunk in case I forget to turn off something and kill it. I have a 5L Coyote engine and the 925 cranks it with very little effort. You can sort of see it in the attached pic.
09-19-2018 02:57 AM
S13
PC1200 Battery?

I originally was planing to relocate the battery to the trunk but have changed my mind and am think I may want to use an Odyssey battery in the recommended location. Does anyone know if you can install an Odyessey PC1200 behind the rear firewall/ above drive shaft from the bottom of the car seeing as I already riveted my access panel shut...
09-14-2018 05:47 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by andreast View Post
Where did you get the door handles from?
From a Canadian company called Smart Parts. Comes as a kit with the cables:
Door Handles for your classic, custom or hot rod | Smart Parts
09-10-2018 02:08 PM
andreast Where did you get the door handles from?
09-04-2018 05:00 PM
CVOBill Nice job on the door handles.
08-30-2018 05:47 AM
j33ptj I wondered how things were coming along...
08-29-2018 08:43 PM
S13
06-08-2018 07:22 PM
Paul L S13 - Buddy!

Love following your videos and your meticulous attention to detail.

So I'm looking forward to seeing your car in paint and you enjoying it on the road.

Good luck, Paul.
06-03-2018 04:28 AM
S13
04-27-2018 11:19 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
Welp, just got my dirty dingo brackets and compressor in. Looks like a no go, no matter the spacing position (CTS, Camaro, Vette). The upper bracket hits the control arm mount. Can't even get the bracket on. Did your solution work with the belt spacing? If so, got any drawings of what brackets you fabbed up?
Damn! you got the dirty dingo for the small compressor? I used a vintage air bracket (same as Alan Groove) with the Fbody Spacing. I had to cut the frame to make it fit:

Did not end up using the bracket I made in the video
04-27-2018 07:41 PM
Spooney
Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
If were to do it over again I would try a Corvette balancer and this bracket/compressor: https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1660
I think that would give the best chance of fitting a low mount compressor. No promises though! haha.

If you're up for making your own brackets check this out this email I got from Donnie:

What's up.. Here's the pics I promised.. These are the brackets that I made out of some flat steel.. Cut it with a sawsall and grinder and lined up the pulleys with a cheap craftsman laser level and tacked in place then finished welded.. I pretty much copied the Alan Grove top pivot bracket first and then made the lowers which have a only a little adjustment for the belt(Dayco 5040350).. It's tight but I think it'll work fine.. Some other guys on the forum have done similar stuff.. Any questions, let me know.. And thanks again for your videos.. They've helped me out as I'm moving at a much slower pace than you on my build.. Been two years this month.. Cheers.. Donnie









Thanks Donnie!

Slowly getting back into the build:
Compound Update! - YouTube
Welp, just got my dirty dingo brackets and compressor in. Looks like a no go, no matter the spacing position (CTS, Camaro, Vette). The upper bracket hits the control arm mount. Can't even get the bracket on. Did your solution work with the belt spacing? If so, got any drawings of what brackets you fabbed up?
04-27-2018 12:48 AM
S13
04-02-2018 05:23 PM
andreast
Following the body fit up

Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
I did mock it up real quick. It will definitely need to be shortened, not sure yet if it will need to be narrowed. That will probably be my next video, nose cone, side covers, hood, etc... My chassis is #967.
I will be watching this closely as well as I am at that point as well, in our dry fit you can see the nose cone will need to e trimmed and there is a notch on the sides that give you approximately the right spot. My observation so far is that the notch for the arms hit the notches in the fiberglass cowl, I hope that I wont need to trim that back.
04-01-2018 02:16 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by progmgr View Post
I have seen many previous builders section the chin (nosecone) because it was too wide to fit around the grill properly. Did you check the fit of this piece? I would be pleasantly surprised if FFR fixed this longstanding issue.

BTW, what is your kit's serial number? (I have #894 - just wondering if yours is newer or older than mine.)

Keith
I did mock it up real quick. It will definitely need to be shortened, not sure yet if it will need to be narrowed. That will probably be my next video, nose cone, side covers, hood, etc... My chassis is #967.
03-31-2018 10:40 PM
progmgr I have seen many previous builders section the chin (nosecone) because it was too wide to fit around the grill properly. Did you check the fit of this piece? I would be pleasantly surprised if FFR fixed this longstanding issue.

BTW, what is your kit's serial number? (I have #894 - just wondering if yours is newer or older than mine.)

Keith
03-31-2018 03:38 PM
S13 This is my first attempt at painting/body-work so any comments or suggestions appreciated!

03-24-2018 12:33 AM
52Merc Just chiming in as a Canadian. Your garage is 98 sq ft. My garden shed is 120 sq ft. Only problem is there is over 2 ft of snow in my back yard and I haven't been in my shed since early December. Could be June before it ALL MELTS. We have no choice here, we have to work inside.

That being said, we rarely have tornadoes, and never have hurricanes.
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