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Yesterday 06:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 Brian are you getting closer to start back on the truck , I am very much wanting to see it with the top chop doors hung with those windows,,that is one thing I wish I had done to my truck ,I really like that ,
Yesterday 05:59 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
It could fit between the seats, but since it's a 4 speed car, it's better on the left side. It's mostly for starting the car on a hill, so I can push in the clutch, work the throttle, and not start rolling while I'm busy with both hands and both feet.

Have you ever tried a roll control or line lock mounted on the shifter,
Yesterday 05:12 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
I love them too Brian! My last three cars I've put them in, and I like the extra level of safety the rollbar gives, plus being able to hand my shoulder harnesses from the cross bar too.
There is NOTHING that says "HOTROD" more than climbing over a roll bar brace to get in!

Brian
Yesterday 05:08 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Damn I Love seeing a roll bar in a car, never had one in my life. I hope to get going soon on my sons Alpine, that will get one.

Brian
I love them too Brian! My last three cars I've put them in, and I like the extra level of safety the rollbar gives, plus being able to hand my shoulder harnesses from the cross bar too.
Yesterday 05:06 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
It might be if the hydraulic brakes fail...

Looks OK there. Now way to get it between the seats, eh ??
It could fit between the seats, but since it's a 4 speed car, it's better on the left side. It's mostly for starting the car on a hill, so I can push in the clutch, work the throttle, and not start rolling while I'm busy with both hands and both feet.
Yesterday 05:05 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Decided to address the E brake on my Falcon gasser. I originally tied it into the stock operating handle, which pulls straight back, with no leverage. Haven't been able to set the brake without hauling on it with both hands, and pushing against the floor hard with both feet! Even then it never set well, and the car could roll on a steep incline.
I headed over to the pick n pull this morning, in search of a E brake lever assembly. Found a Ford Aspire E brake that was pretty easy to remove, and sat flat on the floor. I unbolted it, and cut enough of the old brake operating cable to ensure I could mate it to my cables from the 8.8" Ford E brake.
I tried several places to situate it in what would be considered "normal" locations, but none worked well. I finally ended up putting it on the left side of the driver's seat, between the rollbar door bar, and the door. It's easy to reach down left handed to set it, and it's tucked below the rollbar tube, so not snagging my pants on it as I exit the car. Drilled two mounting holes, and a hole for the cable, and bolted it down. Spliced the new E brake cable to the cables on the 8.8" Ford rearend. Adjusted the nut on the end, and then rolled the car down the driveway backwards to see if it stopped. All worked great, and the pull is so much lighter than the factory E brake operator was!
Just need to fab a cover, or sew up a boot to cover the mechanism now, so it looks cleaner.
Damn I Love seeing a roll bar in a car, never had one in my life. I hope to get going soon on my sons Alpine, that will get one.

Brian
Yesterday 05:04 PM
1971BB427
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That will make those 40 mph U-turns so much easier. Of course, they are usually not needed on the drag strip.

John
Makes it easier to get started up in the driveway too! Now I wont end up across the street when I push the clutch in, and start cranking the engine!
Yesterday 04:56 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
It might be if the hydraulic brakes fail...

Looks OK there. Now way to get it between the seats, eh ??
I'm sure he needs his right hand free to shift gears and steer while he is making the U turn.

John
Yesterday 04:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
That will make those 40 mph U-turns so much easier. Of course, they are usually not needed on the drag strip.

John
It might be if the hydraulic brakes fail...

Looks OK there. Now way to get it between the seats, eh ??
Yesterday 04:24 PM
John long That will make those 40 mph U-turns so much easier. Of course, they are usually not needed on the drag strip.

John
Yesterday 03:54 PM
1971BB427 Decided to address the E brake on my Falcon gasser. I originally tied it into the stock operating handle, which pulls straight back, with no leverage. Haven't been able to set the brake without hauling on it with both hands, and pushing against the floor hard with both feet! Even then it never set well, and the car could roll on a steep incline.
I headed over to the pick n pull this morning, in search of a E brake lever assembly. Found a Ford Aspire E brake that was pretty easy to remove, and sat flat on the floor. I unbolted it, and cut enough of the old brake operating cable to ensure I could mate it to my cables from the 8.8" Ford E brake.
I tried several places to situate it in what would be considered "normal" locations, but none worked well. I finally ended up putting it on the left side of the driver's seat, between the rollbar door bar, and the door. It's easy to reach down left handed to set it, and it's tucked below the rollbar tube, so not snagging my pants on it as I exit the car. Drilled two mounting holes, and a hole for the cable, and bolted it down. Spliced the new E brake cable to the cables on the 8.8" Ford rearend. Adjusted the nut on the end, and then rolled the car down the driveway backwards to see if it stopped. All worked great, and the pull is so much lighter than the factory E brake operator was!
Just need to fab a cover, or sew up a boot to cover the mechanism now, so it looks cleaner.
Yesterday 08:16 AM
MARTINSR I'm sure I will.

Brian
Yesterday 07:58 AM
boothboy That's the one. Give me a couple of days. I've got fifteen relatives descending upon BB Acres this weekend and will be kind of busy. If what I have in mind works I think you'll smile!

BB
Yesterday 07:47 AM
MARTINSR Here you go BB.



Yesterday 04:07 AM
deadbodyman
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And now for the rest of the story!!

BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdnHGm5VGwM
that guys arm looked pretty bloody,thats a smart fish got the hack out of ther when everyone ganged up on him.looks like the fish won this time.
Charle dont want people with good taste he wants people that taste good
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