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  1. Nostrebor
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    I'll take a wild guess at 12 gallons. Round tanks take up a lot of real estate for capacity.
     
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  2. squirrel
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    about 15 gallons. which is huge, compared to most front mounted tanks.

    round tank capacity increases a lot with diameter, so I got a 12"
     
  3. Nostrebor
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    That is a large size round tank. I suppose if you are street driving an elephant, you need the feed.

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  4. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    I thought he was in the middle of a home water heater replacement and needed a place to lay the new one while he took the old one out:).
     
  5. Anti-wheelie weight.
     
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  6. Runnin shine
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    How many stops do you expect to average between each track change? What are you hopeful for?
    I understand you don’t know the gas mileage yet




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  7. squirrel
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    should be getting around 8-10 mpg, and 100 miles is a good run between gas stops. It takes all day to go a couple hundred miles from one track to the next! what with the checkpoints, gas stops, food stops, getting lost, the interesting roads they send us on, and fixing all the cars....
     
  8. Jim, are you worried about the gas tank blocking the cooling flow to the radiator, or are you planning to duct the air to the rad?

    Bob
     
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  9. I was wondering the same thing.


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  10. squirrel
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    I dont know yet...notice that none of this stuff has actually been mounted yet. :)
     
  11. Lookin good man!
    There should be a huge trophy for you just for building and driving this thing!
    People bitch and complain about drag racing going down the tubes while you, essentially build a 1966 funny car to race....and to drive ON THE STREET!
    Jim, you are really one in 350 million Americans! I REALLY enjoy your creativity, craftsmanship, non conformity and ingenuity.....
    and just plain guts! GO MAN!
    Thanks for letting us watch!!!! :)
     
  12. squirrel
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    thanks!

    Been working pretty hard on the car....now sanding the chassis, getting ready to spray some rattle can rustoleum on it. Should have the body on for the last time in a couple days. And I might get some pistons and a crank in a few weeks, then I can start on the motor. I have most everything else I need to finish the car, just need to spend a lot of time to get it all done.
     
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  13. Paint can really make this, consider the old "Tension" scheme? seems right!

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    Modify it, make it your own. Very 60's! Sorry, I just love your car!
     
  14. squirrel
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    that's a neat paint job! I'm thinking of some ideas, nothing firm yet. It'll have some character when it's done, but it also might take a little while to figure out that part.
     
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  15. It needs a nod to the 60's I think, yet uniquely yours.
    This car could become legendary you know.
    OK, I'll STFU now. Wishing you great success.
     
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  16. noboD
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    Squirrel, sleep is over rated. You have this kicked in the ass.
     
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  17. Fabber McGee
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    When I was just out of high school in the early 70's a local drag racer was running an orange "Coke Bottle" 440 Charger with Cragar S/S wheels. Looked good, but sort of plain. Then one week he showed up with something that looked like an almost completely different car. He had painted a big wide white panel all the way down each side, following the body shape but not all the way to the rockers or the peaks of the fenders. Then he had another drag racer/sign painter put the Chrysler ad theme of the time "Comin' Through" in huge swoopy 70's lettering on each side that went most of the length of the car. Followed by a bunch of speed equipment mfgrs. stickers on the fenders. The change was instant and amazing, all of a sudden it looked like a factory sponsored race car from the magazines. ...and cost him almost nothing.
     
  18. Runnin shine
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  19. squirrel
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    we could fix that right up!
     
  20. choptop40
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    And the fun continues....
     
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  21. You at least need a couple of those Alfred E. Neuman "What, me worry?" stickers on your extended fenders. :p
     
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  22. squirrel
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    yup!

    Been kind of busy on the car, not much progress seems to have been made, though. The frame is black, the floor is getting worked on. I have been figuring out things like where exactly to put the battery, how I'm going to do the cooler lines, what plumbing I need for the fuel system, etc. And I got into the transmission...I needed to figure out what other parts I needed to order, so I cleaned up and sorted all the parts from the two donor transmissions, and I think I have it all figured out.

    The floor, at the beginning of the trunk. I need a few more Clecos.

    And our old dog died last night, so had some other things to take care of.

    floor03.jpg
     
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  23. TrailerTrashToo
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    Jim, I have about 40 Clecos here, I'll be glad to loan you a couple of fistfulls.
     
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  24. So sorry about your dog Jim. That's always rough.
     
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  25. Fabber McGee
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    Most dogs are family and leave a big hole for a while. Not quite as bad if they manage to get really old and are hurting some, but never easy. Sorry for the loss. Good thing you have a project with a deadline to keep your mind on other things.
     
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  26. Sorry for your loss, not a small thing.

    Enjoying seeing your build, inspiring, and appreciate the can-do attitude.

    Cheers,
    Drewfus
     
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  27. Ralphies54
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    Sorry about the dog, always sad and the older they are the harder to part with. Ralphie
     
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  28. lippy
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    Sorry about your Pup Jim. :(
     
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  29. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
    –Agnes Sligh Turnbull
     
  30. squirrel
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    Thanks, guys. Keeping busy helps.

    Nala was 14 or 15 years old, so not a surprise, but she was still active up till the end. Maybe after a while, I'll stop expecting to see her when I walk from the house to the shop.
     

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