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Old 10-01-2012, 06:31 AM   #1601
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WOW...the master cylinder set up is awesome, but more importantly I'll be steeling that idea you used for mounting things behind the carpet. I was going to weld studs on but honestly in afew areas I like this even better!

Impressive as always! So when do we get to see the engine in there?
Hopefully the motor will go in soon, I'm still waiting on a few bits to arrive from the U.S., we have an indoor show in Blackpool I'm attending with the car, if the bits don't arrive in time I have a spare engine I can slot in just for show........................


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Old 10-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #1602
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Langly, build is coming along nicely. Here is what I used to hold the insulation and other things on the firewall of my 57. Called binder posts.
http://www.spaenaur.com/pdf/sectionC/C70.pdf

We used a similar one of those punches to crimp steel cables at work.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:19 AM   #1603
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Langly, build is coming along nicely. Here is what I used to hold the insulation and other things on the firewall of my 57. Called binder posts.
http://www.spaenaur.com/pdf/sectionC/C70.pdf

We used a similar one of those punches to crimp steel cables at work.

Thanks mate, I'm just going with a thin black carpet glued on the firewall, simple but tidy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #1604
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Langy, Looking forward to when the new mill is in your Coupe ! Gonna be one real HHOOTTT RROOODDD ! ! !

Wish you all the best as you start your winter weather. I so do love being here in the Calif High Desert or with my darling Cindy in Tucson !

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #1605
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Wow Langy You are making great progress! I love the chrome rollcage and the firewall, really sets the car off, keep up the great work!!
Thanks, appreciate the thumbs up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #1606
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Finally got around to dragging my tig bottle to the front of the house so finally welded in the pedal/master cylinder strengthening plate I had made a few days ago.








Once welded in some black epoxy was brushed on.








Next job was to cut a 1/8" ply firewall panel (forgot to take a pic) this was then covered in black carpet, the various electrical gizmo's we then reattached. The gizmo's were placed to be practicle and easily reached for any adjustments.
Top left is the digital MSD ignition box, top right is the Rebel Wiring fuseblock, bottom left is the Aeromotive digital fuel pump controller, bottom right is the Snow water injection controller.

The black carpet reall tidys it all up.










While sorting out the various wires I got to thinking where was I gonna put my indicator switch, I didnt want it on the column and couldn't hide it under the seat like I usually do, decided to take it apart and see if I could squeeze it into my switch box between my seats.








Once the casing was removed I found there was just enough space for it, Its tight but it goes in ok.











Wiring next
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #1607
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Impressive work Steve! You're a true inspiration.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #1608
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Langy, The details abound on this Willys Coupe ! It is very neat and very well organized. Good job !

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #1609
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great work!!! first class I would say!
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #1610
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Steve, your attention to detail is staggering....
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:48 AM   #1611
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Impressive work Steve! You're a true inspiration.
Thanks mate, yours is certainly coming on too.....................
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #1612
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Langy, The details abound on this Willys Coupe ! It is very neat and very well organized. Good job !

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #1613
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great work!!! first class I would say!

Thanks mate, appreciate it
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #1614
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Steve, your attention to detail is staggering....

Guido, my old dad used to say "if a jobs worth doing its worth doing it right"
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #1615
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Still been slogging away doing wiring, everything is in a slightly different place on my Willys as I can't reach the dashboard once strapped in so a fair bit of the wires in the Rebel kit needed extending, plus there were relays to add and a fair bit of extra wiring for the various pump controllers etc etc, plus of course with this being a glass car everything has to have its own earth, these were extended with modern thinwall cable as its easier to hide, its very useful stuff, not expensive and usually half the thickness of standard cable
I got the switch panel finished and in position, the mount is a 1.5" stainless 90 degree bend cut in half and rewelded 180 degrees in the other dircetion. base plate is 2mm stainless.










I know there are some that expressed an interest in the wiring so heres a tip, this is the rear light wiring connectors, the earth (white wire) has the female terminal and the tail light and brake/flasher has the male terminals, this stops them ever being connected wrongly.








A common problem on fiberglass cars and cars with a wood floor is getting cables through them with grommets, this is my solution, I holesaw the required size hole then use the offcuts from holesawing on other jobs, these are 2" x 16swg stainless, then I just redrill the correct size hole for the grommet and secure with 3 self tappers into the floor.










The cables get hidden behind panels where possible but the ones to my main switch panel have to travel under the carpet so are just stuck down with racers tape, once the carpet is in place they are undetectable due to the thinwall cable, I route them side by side.













Finished the wiring today and switched and tested all the circuits and everything works great, At last the car has a pulse []





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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #1616
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Langy, are your taillights LED type reproductions? If they are, do they flash properly when the turn signals are activated? I have heard some applications need a resistor in series.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #1617
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Langy, are your taillights LED type reproductions? If they are, do they flash properly when the turn signals are activated? I have heard some applications need a resistor in series.
No mate, they are good old fashioned bulbs. Your right about the LED ones though, they don't put enough load on to activate the flasher unit, easy fix just change it for a electronic flasher unit.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #1618
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Haven't checked in for a while Steve. Fantastic stuff, your self-made through-the-frame brake fitting (genius!), all your plumbing work is tits, the blue epoxy, the BFH, on and on and on. Very entertaining.

Earth=ground, cool.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #1619
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Haven't checked in for a while Steve. Fantastic stuff, your self-made through-the-frame brake fitting (genius!), all your plumbing work is tits, the blue epoxy, the BFH, on and on and on. Very entertaining.

Earth=ground, cool.
Thanks dude, yep earth is the same as ground, I didn't have my american head on, sorry
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #1620
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Very neat build, your a very talented fabricator. I always look forward to your latest photos. Thanks for sharing.

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