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Old 05-27-2013, 12:26 AM
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 AM
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:01 AM
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There is nothing like that first time around the block.

Neat hood scoop!
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:35 AM
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Still got the smile on your face????
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:27 AM
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:09 AM
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Looks great!!! And whats on for Today? Pictures of a nice smokey burnout you say!! HAHA!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:08 AM
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Back in the seventies or early eighties in one of the magazines, I believe it was Rod Action there was an article or column written about the first drive a guy makes in a car he has built in the garage. I wish I had a copy of it to post on Hotrodders, it was so well written and I have thought about it over the years. All about how the busted knuckles and long nights are forgotten on the first time rolling out of your driveway.

What a cool car to be doing that in staleg!

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:00 PM
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Noticed the TBI engine that is a great engine light weight and will last for ever should be a good balane , Your car turned out Great ,that would be ,Miles of Smiles .

Hate to look dumb ,but what is that on the pallet , looks like an early Jag rear assembly.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:07 AM
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The engine is a '93 Chevy small Block (1st gen) from a Buick Roadmaster.
I rebuilt it from TBI to carb. Transmission is a T56, 6 speed manual.

I cleaned up the rusty Jag' rear Assembly, changed the brake discs, rebuilt the calipers and changed some of the sealings before I mounted it under the car.

The rusty body plate is one of the inner doors before I started on them.
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Wow! Great accomplishment! Nothing like that first ride - excited, nervous, working through that mental checklist (did I tighten everything?), and listening for every rattle, squeak, thump... and Success!
Car looks great!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:04 PM
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Car has come a long way since 2001....I really like that unique hood scoop. Any more pics of the build?

BTW...moved this to the Builds forum
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:35 AM
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Some more build photos:
The Jaguar rear after som work:



Calipers before and after rebuild:





Body earlier in the build:




Frame work:











Home made fan schroud With fans from the wrecking yard:



From the start of the home made Duvall screen:



Home made pedal Assembly With adjustable brake pedal ratio:





Home made hood sides (have no access to louver press):





Engine after some cleaning:





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3 pt retractable seat belst from the rer seats on a 1992 Mustang Cabriolet:





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Thanks for the photos ,awsome work , with great thought to detail almost a shame to put a body ot that frame and cover up the work,but that body does it justice. These two angles are my favorite.
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Wow! Even more impressive seeing the build-up and all the detail. Some very nice fabrication there - you should be proud!
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Sweet ride, sweet pride, sweet sense of accomplishment, you've got it all! Very nice and congratulations!

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