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Old 04-27-2010, 03:50 PM
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Hey Randy,

No harm, no foul, and your point is very valid. It's just my preference to see the car welded together rather than bolted together whether it's a Streetbeasts or a future build like a Factory Five . Structural integrity is what I'm after and I don't want to have to revisit the car to tighten the screws that I already tightened the first time.

All good over here!

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Old 05-18-2010, 10:59 AM
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Finally got the steel fuel line to the regulator on the firewall. Pic below.



Now comes teh pain. Threading steel braided fuel line into 6AN fittings that will go from the regulator to the carburetor is going to be a nightmare. We spent money on Speedway Motors Koul Tool as it's in the July 2010 issue of R&C (pages 86-87) thinking we finally got a bead on this procedure.

Alas, we do not, so it's back to the drawing board for us.

If you guys got any tips on how I can thread steel braided fuel line into the 6AN fittings please let me know.

However, as I'm not the best at this, please add pics on how to do it.

Much Thanks,

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:55 PM
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Well,

Sixty eight views and no responses means I'm greatly appreciated but prolly doing something different. I figured out how to use the Koul Tool and now I'm good friends with the steel braided line process. Remember, it's all in the grease!

Today we put down the floor, and for the very first time (in the many attempts to set it properly) it actually fit!

I'm actually cutting corners here as the floor was test fit numerous times previously, both in and out to where we felt like we were delivering lumber from a lumber yard. However, it was when we realized that the floor board was warped and not properly sized, that we were able to move forward. With a little TLC (and a TON of force) we actually got it set.

The real fun began when we were trying to set the floor board around the Viper transmission is when we realized that the trans tunnel is both too short and small for this kind of transmission. Additionally, the reverse lockout component on the driver's side of the trans and towards the back needs to be put back on the trans. This also willrequire us cutting out more of the fiberglass trans tunnel.

Lastly,

1). We hung the March Performance Power steering resevoir on the firewall next to the ididit steering ball in the firewall.

and
2). We cut the flex metal water hose that runs from the bottom of the radiator and ran it back to the March Perf. water pump on the SBC.

All in all, Today was a Great day.

Cheers,

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Ah the joys of building a street rod, hang in there and eventually you will be driving it.

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Ah the joys of building a street rod, hang in there and eventually you will be driving it.

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Thanks Vince, I'm even starting to believe it myself!

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Happy July 4th to you all!

The latest is that we've riveted the floor and door posts in completely. I now have the ability to listen for that certain frequency or sound prior to the drill bit drilling through the steel door post. It was quite an accomplishment to complete this! We also received our wheels and tires in the mail.

Enjoy the pics below and happy holidays.

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:26 PM
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Here's the latest from this past weekend.

We added the throttle body cable from the carb to the firewall, planned out the accelerator pedal assembly with a test fit and inserted the thermostat in the driver's side head rather than in the intake manifold.

I'm really considering a Fuel Injected block for the next car we build!!

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No pics to add today, but we plugged up the intake manifold with three plugs and a 90 degree plumbing for water return on passenger front side closest to the radiator. We've been discussing the placement of the radiator as the SPAL fan from the fan shroud of the radiator rests on top of the March Performance pulley system. If we had only run a radiator on the car, we'd be very ahead of the game, but we wouldn't be able to mount the hood rails to the chromed out aluminum radiator. It's bad enough that the radiator doesn't have any rod mounting positions, but we'll figure it out.

Otherwise, all is good over here with pics following next week, as the welder stops by for more work to be done. We're looking at welding a fuse panel mount bracket, welding the clutch pedal thing-a-ma-jingie plate behind the firewall and some other stuff. The pics will speak better to what we're trying to accomplish than I can explain here. See you guys next week!

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Jay I just got the post you sent me, said you had your welder fixed, and that you had a forum, so I thought I would take a look at it, looks like you are doing well, the car looks nice, I'm sending some pictures of mine, I don't know if you have seen these or not.
The 1st post you sent me you said you didn't know much about fiberglass and I have not read all 11 pages here, but you can't just put metal between two layers of glass it will start moving around they do make a two part epoxy that cost around $100.00 a quart that will let you put metal and glass together. anyhow just let me if I can be of help.

JUST GET HER DONE


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Hi everybody, I've run into a bit of a situation and I'm looking to you all for some help.

I'm looking for a new or replacement streetbeasts '34 convertible shell and cant find one on the web. Any help is good help and of course Thanks.

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street beast body

what's wromg with the one you have?

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What do you mean by a convertible shell?Do you mean a removable hard top?
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What ever you want to call it, why does he want a new body, is there something wromg with the one he has?

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What ever you want to call it, why does he want a new body, is there something wromg with the one he has?

35 terraplane
I'm sorry for the ambiguity earlier, we had a fire in my garage last Friday and the driver's side interior back wall to door post section was burned very badly. Additionally, the floor where the driver's seat belongs, was also scorched as well. Lastly, we lost a significant portion of the gel coat outside driver's side door.

Perhaps there's glass guy on the board near Chicago, IL that can help us out?

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Oh man.

That completely sucks.

Sorry to hear it.
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