Not a waxer
Wow Eugene, that’s bigger news than driving to the gas station! Best wishes and big congratulations on the new addition to your family!
Congrats man! That's so exciting! Get some baby earplugs and get that seat in! Gotta start them youngMy wife and I just had a baby yesterday, so I feel like my wings will be clipped for a while. Now if I can only figure out a way to install a rear facing car seat in the cobra ...
Got my custom radiator tubes back. Shout out to tubular techniques in Hilliard Ohio for a nice mandrel bend job. Wired up starter, temp senders, oil pressure sender, alternator mega fuse View attachment 359354 View attachment 359355 , fitech fuel pump and fan ground wires View attachment 359352 View attachment 359353 . Installed upper radiator tube. Need to get a couple more hose clamps before installing lower tube.
What type of shop did you have make your lower radiator tube?several more items off my punch list
-moved + battery cable to the inside of the PS 4" tube. it was formerly running on the outside, which would have put it directly under my J pipe
-started drilling/tapping the outside of my PS frame for my flex SS braided fuel line. that is until I snapped my tap. I have line separators that have a slightly longer bolt that goes through the middle that will tap into my frame. I think i'm going to rivet in a few insulated clips for insurance along the path of my fuel and return lines.
-had to mess w/ my throttel linkage a bit. gas pedal was a bit too high for my liking. in the process discovered that my tension pin on one of the arms wasn't actually all the way in. glad i found out now.
-started mocking up a template for a lower radiator hose. my stupid pre 1969 engine has the water pump coolant inlet on the PS instead of the DS. All aftermarket solid tubes are for the DS inlet. I used some spare brake line, heater hose insulation, to mock up a shape. seems to be about right. i'll find a custom muffler shop who can mandrel bend me some 1 1/2" tubing and put in a flair/raised bead for a hose clamp.
-attached my shifter and Breeze knob and did the obligatory pretend driving/shifting, making vroom vroom sounds in my head.
-attached new delco engine temp sensor for my fitech. read that the one that comes w/ the unit reads consistently 20* too cool.View attachment 359253
I initially called a muffler shop thinking they might be able to bend the tube for me. They directed me to Tubular Techiques as we needed a mandrel bent tube and the muffler shop didn't have the right equipment. I'm still convinced that if you find the right muffler shop or hot rod shop, they would have the equipment to do the bending. I made a template out of an extra piece of hard brake line wrapped in water heater pipe insulation (left over from my body buck padding) to get the correct OD, and gave the tube shop my template. They did a bead roll on both ends for a hose clamp as well. Cost was maybe just under the Boig or Breeze solid tube pricing.What type of shop did you have make your lower radiator tube?
OMG I am so happy I got mine. They look fantastic Chewy! I am going to wait myself. Until everything is done. I want to wait to add some of these items like heat shields and wheel knock offs until the end.
Thanks for the heads up about Mike going to his winter home. I probably wouldn't have ordered my shields and likely would have missed out if you didn't alert me of the fact.OMG I am so happy I got mine. They look fantastic Chewy! I am going to wait myself. Until everything is done. I want to wait to add some of these items like heat shields and wheel knock offs until the end.