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05-22-2007 08:14 AM Willys Chassis-Front End
Part of the Heidt's package was the Wilwood Dynalite brakes. I went for the polished hubs, drilled rotors, and sway bar. The kit also came with Wilwood's billet aluminum polished calipers. I really don't like them, although they are very popular. I wanted the contrast of the black calipers instead, so I sold the polished ones, and bought the black calipers instead. I think it looks better, and that's what counts...
Just a few pictures of the finished brake setup.


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05-22-2007 08:00 AM Willys Chassis-Front End
Now that the engine is complete, the next step will be the frame/chassis setup. I ordered my Outlaw frame with a Heidt's Superride II front suspension. Outlaw installed the cross member and hung all of the parts, but now it was time to setup everything so that I could establish ride height, do a preliminary alignment and take some measurements.
I leveled up the frame side-side and used a spindle mount caster/camber gauge to get the alignment in the ballpark. The gauge worked fine, and I was able to easily set caster and camber by turning the adjusters on the upper A-arms.
Preliminary setup was with the lower A-arms parallel to the ground. I substituted a turnbuckle for the coil-over to make adjustments. So far, so good.


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01-02-2007 06:32 AM Hemi is Finished
The Hemi is finally done. Just a few shots of how it looks completed.
Next step will be to start chassis work on Willys in preparation for installing Hemi.



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01-02-2007 06:26 AM Hemi Startup-Added Blower
Finally got some time to update this journal, so here goes...

After successfully starting engine with the single 4 bbl carb, it was time to add the blower and Demon carbs. First two shots are of the two Mighty Demon blower carbs and fuel lines by BDS. Blower is also by BDS, an 8-71.
Third photo is the engine running again (notice the blurred lettering on the blower belt). This is also a good shot of the PCV system, with the PCV valve mounted on the valve cover breather, and the hose running up to the carb adapter. Also seen are the vacuum lines from the intake manifold to each carb for the power valve referencing, either vacuum or boost.



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09-07-2006 07:40 AM Hemi Startup
Finally got things together and started up the Hemi for the first time. The original AFB carb that I rebuilt wasn't working well. It had a weak accelerator pump squirt, and the Hemi just didn't want to run... No time to waste, so I ran out to the parts store and picked up a new generic Edelbrock carb that would fit the original manifold.
Bolted everything up, and the Hemi roared to life!! Sweet...
Got the rpm's up to to break in cam. Gauges show 70# oil pressure, temp was staying around 195, and vacuum was at 22".
Base timing was set at 10 deg BTDC, and that was fine for now.
No other problems encountered other than a few water leaks where some of the bolts that go into water jacket didn't receive enough sealer...
All in all a very successful and satisfying first start...


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