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10-14-2008 10:47 AM Trans tunnel
I started out with an old SBC oil pan to make a trans tunnel. I've seen this done and liked it. I trimmed the front to hopefully match the angle of the toe board and then cut a hole for the shifter mechanism (B&M) which sticks up about two inches. I used the plastic mini consol and boot from an Aries for a template. I also had planned to mount an old Sun Super Tach there so rolled some sheet and tacked/ molded it in.


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09-26-2008 01:18 PM Better pics with headers
Just some better pictures with the headers on for test fit, they will get lengthened out from the flange about 3 inches and the collector will get 8 inches to house the mufflers. I think I have finally fixed the brake leaks, fabbed and installed the trans vacuum line, and replaced the faulty headlite switch. Still tracking down elec. problems, turn signal/hazard/brake circuit and finding neutral on the shifter to make sure the NSS is right.


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09-20-2008 12:00 PM progress in little steps
The plan is to cut the tubes where they are flat and straight as they come out from the flange, add 3 inches, and put back together. I also hope to put another 6 inches on the collector to house the muffler.
Too many things are not progressing quickly so I thought I would put the hood on and just enjoy what it would look like if I could actually drive it. I still need to fab some way to hold the hood on and find a way to replace the support at the front of the hood as it was in the stock form. As the philosopher said "it's always something...". Now I need to check the Knowledge Base for tips on how to stop all the brake leaks that I've tried to fix several times.


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09-20-2008 11:47 AM Don't know if this is progress
I've been fighting with the wiring, due mostly to ignorance on my part and too many circuits I don't need. I finally finished hooking up the gauges and I think this is the last of the major items. I tried some tests (see the elect. posts) but now I just need to put a battery in it and find out if anything works. I'm at the point where I think alot of 1st time builders give up...too many little things that I didn't know about have to be done when I thought I was almost finished.
I gave up on trying to build lakes headers, I'm licked trying to get all that round to fit together. So I bought a different style thinking to be, well different. Of course my record is still holding, they don't fit with the wider than a roadster body so I deed to modify. Fortunately this will only envolve straight cut and welds to move the down tubes out enough to pass the rockers.


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08-14-2008 12:46 PM A little more work done
I keep taking care of little things that need done. Finished the brake lines to the MC and made some little line holders from scrap, put on the radiator/hood braces. The first layer of insulation is done. Found out the garnish moldings for the doors won't fit with my new glass so I'm going to cut them down I guess. What I'm really doing is stalling, working up the nerve to tackle the wiring kit...confused and dazed by all that wire.


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