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Old 12-19-2012, 08:33 AM
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This started out as straight and exactly where the steering column would fit. A bit of heat along with an hour of time got it just right. The clutch, if equipped would probably be bent the opposite way. No pedal ratio change apparent and plenty of brakes though they are 4 wheel Wilwood power discs.



You need to apply some fabricating skills. As I found when building this car as any other that I've done, one change may affect 1,2 or worse many other parts that also need to be modified. Very little on a street rod is 'bolt on' capable regardless of what the advertisements hype or any of the monthly rags seem to indicate.

And what I did to clear the exhaust:


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I think, I would be going with a heat diffuser on that exhaust pipe as it ran by the booster and M/C. Using a perforated type would give you some good air flow where you need it. Also, consider the after-drive heat that will rise off of those pipes and heat soak into metal around them.
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I think, I would be going with a heat diffuser on that exhaust pipe as it ran by the booster and M/C. Using a perforated type would give you some good air flow where you need it. Also, consider the after-drive heat that will rise off of those pipes and heat soak into metal around them.
It was considered but after several thousand miles - no problems though I have heat shields on the mufflers. I felt that heat would be better dissipated without any restrictions. A hand feel of the booster and MC show them to be just above ambient after a hard drive. Low mass of tail pipe thickness tubing, no cats, just wont retain heat more then a very few minutes
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Low mass of tail pipe thickness tubing, no cats, just wont retain heat more then a very few minutes
Can you answer a question for me?

Why do I have a burn scar on the inside of my forearm where I touch it against the exhaust pipe on my Pontiac back in 1968 when I was putting the modulator valve vacuum hose back on?

Just an observation of your setup, but if your satisfied, that's all that counts. Nice work on the car.
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Well....after a short hiatis (sp?), back to getting these under floor pedals mounted. Have bent the clutch pedal arm as well as the gas pedal arm to a point where they are now mountable!
Had to add 7/8" to the length of the clutch pedal to match up with the gas once again. I have tacked the mounting bracket onto the frame, and once I make a new floor "patch", I will have a "pro" come in and tig everything at once.
Almost made the mistake of leveling the bracket as is.....but caught myself JUST IN TIME, since the front of the car is up in the air on ramps! Had to figure the incline out, and adjust bracket accordingly so when car is flat on ground the reservoirs will be level....PHEW!!!!
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Excellent! How about some photos?
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Excellent! How about some photos?
yes.....will try to get those this weekend....
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