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01-01-2019 11:17 PM engine mock up 1
Today I worked on mocking up the engine in its new location. I have the engine up s high and as far back as I can reasonably go, and still have room for a brake master cylinder and hydroboost unit. The exhaust clears, and I'll route the steering column linkage as needed.


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01-01-2019 11:15 PM recessed firewall
Here I recessed the firewall. I could only go so wide as if I go wider it'll interfere with the steering and brake/ clutch pedal, and dashboard. I don't want to change all that, so this is what I could do. I'll add the back wall in after the engine is located, and I'll need to raise the trans tunnel, too.


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12-18-2018 11:03 PM side window fabrication
Adding pics from what I mentioned in my last post- I also cut the side windows from a sheet of polycarbonate and have basically built the window tracks for them. It's like a hemi-dart style and I'll use a seatbelt strap for opening the window. I still have to cut the firewall and do some welding so I won't install these until after that, then can keep this project moving forward.


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12-18-2018 11:01 PM interior painting and clean up
Small updates. While waiting for the engine to be built I did pick up the trans and clutch parts, and I'm working on the interior a bit- painting the inside area bit better, and adding some foam to the inner panels and roof area. it's a light weight foam with aluminum on it, which I've used before on other cars before. It helps reduce the tinny sound from sheet metal and reduces the heat coming in. I also cut the side windows from a sheet of polycarbonate and have basically built the window tracks for them. It's like a hemi-dart style and I'll use a seatbelt strap for opening the window. I still have to cut the firewall and do some welding so I won't install these until after that, then can keep this project moving forward.


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11-18-2018 06:53 PM steering column and window frames
Long overdue for an update. Man, time flies by when one isn't working on their car. OK, so this weekend I mounted the driver side inner window frame, and have ordered some generic window felt that should fit a half inch aluminum u shaped channel. the idea is to make some simple lexan windows like were used in Hemi Darts. They have a strap that locates the window either up or down. If I use velcro I could get more adjustment. Anyways, this is a very low priority, but something that's brewing in the back of my head as I work on this. I also have my rear axle back and installed again, and today I worked on mocking up my steering column inside the car. I also installed the foot pedals- the idea is that my engine should soon be ready and I need to know where I can and cannot cut my firewall out. So by having these parts installed will tell me where to not cut.


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