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04-28-2013 09:34 PM 1930u Ohio Mile 69 Camaro
Saturday I took a break on the Hot Rod and drove the old Camaro to Wilmington, Ohio for the land speed trials. Lot's of cool cars and many joined the 200 MPH club. A great event and a perfect day. Back on the Plymouth on Sunday. I felt honored to be in the company of the Red Horse but to be honest ...I like my Chevy.


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04-20-2013 09:09 PM 1930u- Brake/Clutch Contraption and Plumbing
Today I finished the hydraulic clutch and all the brake system plumbing. I am happy to report both systems work perfectly and I didn't have one leak to deal with. I am a very happy home Hot Rod builder. In the pictures you can see the right angle mounting set up, Corvette master cylinder and the clutch master cylinder. I also added a mounting feature which permits me to adjust the brake/clutch pedals fore/aft almost 6 inches and also up and down 6 inches.

I absolutely love the way this turned out. This was my first experience using AN fittings and I was surprised how easy they made the plumbing work.


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04-17-2013 07:41 PM 1930u- Stainless Steel Brake Lines
I'm using all AN fittings and a variety of stainless steel lines for the brakes and hydraulic clutch. The master cylinders are inside the car behind the dash. I used stainless braided lines from the masters to the firewall where I installed a homemade bulkhead connector. The far left is 4 AN clutch line, the middle 3/16 inch hard line is for the front brakes and the right 3 AN braided terminates at the rear brake adjustable proportioning valve. The AN fitting are super easy to work with and I'm using a flaring die to make up all the lines.

I haven't decided which fluid I'm going to use but I'm leaning towards DOT 5 Silicone but will do some more reading on the forum before I choose the fluid.


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04-14-2013 06:14 PM 1930u Installing the Driveshaft
I had a local truck shop build a driveshaft for the Plymouth. Its about 36 inches long. I installed it today. When I roughed in the Hemi I had moved it right about 2 inches and also tweaked the rearend housing over to the right as well. I had to play around a bit to get all the components vertically and horizontally parallel. The link below was helpful. Iíve attached pictures showing the initial shaft install and an angle of almost 10 degrees. In the end it worked out to 2-3 degrees.

The tires are nearly symmetrically perfect in the wheel house too. The gasser look!





http://jniolon.clubfte.com/drivelinephasing/drivelinephasing.html


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04-07-2013 07:57 PM 1930u Fabricating for Panhard Bar
One of the items Iíve been waiting to install is the panhard bar. I had thought it out when the frame was bare but wanted to have the suspension loaded with the body, engine and trans in place before making up the track bar. Since Iím using the old school Olds/Pontiac rear end I have limited space under the carÖso I knew this was going to be a chore to make sure there were no interference issues when the suspension loads and unloads.

I started out with a piece of 5/16 plate steel and decided to make a rod end mounting bracket that would bolt right on the front of the 3rd member. I made a rough pattern using card board stock and then used a torch to cut the raw shape. Then I transferred the pattern shape and mounting holes onto the plate steel using an old Bridgeport mill I bought a few years ago. Iím still learning how to use the mill and this may be the best part Iíve made so far. It took me a long time to get the plate all trimmed, drilled and slotted to fit the front of the third member but I got it done. I used a shock mount stud as the main pivot point placing it in the center above the axle housing.

Here are this weekends Panhard pictures.


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