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04-28-2013 08:59 PM 1930u Gas Tank all done
Today I installed the gas tank. It's a Tanks inc. 16 gallon universal unit. I made a couple of L brackets and welded them to my home made x-member. On the final build I will insulate all the tank mounting points with rubber or other suitable material.

I used all the factory tank mounting holes and then sandwiched the tank mounting flanges between my brackets and a gusset. I figured this would be stronger than just washers under the nuts. I also added a couple of mounting straps on the top to stop fore and aft movement too.


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04-28-2013 08:34 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 08:09 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 06:41 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 05:14 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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