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Old 07-08-2004, 04:41 PM
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My chassis is (finally) done.

Been bend'n wrenches all my life. Done a few cosmetic restorations but never really got into a project like this before.
Just got all this stuff bolted together for the (hopefully) last
time. Comments, criticisms(Except the CMII [Controversial MII] strut-less IFS. Its all been said already) welcome.

It's a '36 Chevrolet Standard Coupe.

Engine: '95 Pontiac Supercharged 3800
Trans: 4L60E
Front: MII Strut-less IFS
Dayton Daytona SR P195/70R14's

Rear: '95 S10 differential (2wd)
'95 S10 leaf spring (top 2 only);Firestone air sleeves,
Air Ride Tech pump/lines/connectors; G.M. Electronic
Ride Control.
Dayton Daytona SR P255/70R15's

Wheel vintique Steel wheels

View it at...

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bik...=/6fd7&.src=ph

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Old 07-08-2004, 04:46 PM
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I like that setup, it's really unique. An older friend of mine has a turbo charged 3.8 out of Gran National in his 37 Ford Sedan Delivery.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:45 PM
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Sounds way cool 36sc. I've had mine boted and unbolted at least 4 times. Get some progress pics if you can. we love to see peoples rides.
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:14 PM
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38 special,

Did you click on the link in my post? That album was all taken today. I have a bunch of other misc. albums of various stages of the project at...


http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bikeopellidave/album?

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Old 07-08-2004, 11:11 PM
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Looks killer dude!!

Mind if I ask a question? Why did you choose a supercharged V6 as a powerplant? I'm just currious.

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Old 07-08-2004, 11:33 PM
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Chris,

I went with this engine for several reasons...

1. Before I started this project I knew nothing about
computerized engines and thought it would be a
great way to learn about them.
2. Wanted to do something different. I have yet to hear of one of
these in a rod.
3. I really like the way it looks.
4. It has the same number of cylinders and almost exactly the
same displacement as the original engine, but 3 times the
ponies.
5. While its no firebreather, its rated at 240 hp, with lotsa low
end torque and when my foots not in it, I think it will probably
get pretty good mileage.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:12 AM
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It is deffinatly different, I like it.

Chris
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:42 AM
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Nice car 36. I'll have to look for it at Pleasenton at the good guys show when you get it done. I like the fact that you installed a fuel injected engine because you didn't know about them and wanted to learn. There not that difficult, just intimidating until you understand them. Driveability is so much better on the FI engine, and the milage too.
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:25 AM
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36,

Lots of work into the chassis. I hope mine will look as nice.

Great job!

Dutch
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:44 AM
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Thats funny that you used that setup in your rod....My bro-in-law has been trying to get me to use a supercharged 3800 for something for awhile now. I ALMOST went with that engine in my S10 project but for the same reasons as most, I didn't want to deal with the FI headaches( I am having enough headaches without it right now)
Just a quick question about the airride setup you went with.....I am curious about your valves....what did you go with(electric/manual?)and how did you plumb them? Did you plumb right onto the tank or mount them on the frame?
I would like to see some add'l pics of the air ride portion of your project, if you don't mind....

BTW....very clean looking portion of the project. Good Luck and Keep on, Keepin' on!

Later,
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Weimer,
Re: The Air Ride settup on the back. Not alot more to see. I mounted the compressor behind the gas tank on a body
x-member. I used a single Predyne E3112-S19 12 v solenoid. I am sure they have their reasons but I didn't like the switch I got form Air Ride Tech. Its a monster and you have to run the air line to it. Take a look at my journal. In the entry 'Dash Work' (2nd pic) I show the left side of my lower dash. There are 2 small toggle switches. If the right one is up then the G.M. Electronic Ride Control is enabled and rear height automatically remains constant. If it is down, then the one to the left manually controls height. One very practical use of this setup is you need to bleed all the air off when lifting the back of the car up. If you look close you can see some of the air lines in pic #013, you can see the G.M. Electronic Ride Control Module in pic# 022, and the sleeves in pics 4 and 5.
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:49 AM
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Tank from?

Very nice! Is the tank from the Pontiac?
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:00 AM
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Re: Tank from?

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Is the tank from the Pontiac?
No, I built it from scratch. At the beginning of that sub-project I went down to my local re-cycler where I remembered a huge pile of gas tanks was maintained. I musta looked at 200 tanks before giving up on the idea of using one. I did take a couple of them home. Cobbled a pump 'receiver' and the pump into the new one, and after opening up the factory tanks I used them as a model for the baffling system. Ever seen the baffles inside an EFI tank? Since you have to keep pressure 100% of the time they design a kind of maze the fuel has to travel (when then fuel level is down) so it keeps fuel around the pump, for example, in a hard turn.
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Old 07-11-2004, 04:50 PM
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Let's see, link, link, link ahhh! There it is. I totally missed it. Wow! Nice! Some of the parts on there are the same ones I used on my 38. I must be on the right track. Yours looks better though. J/K (yours does look better)
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