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Projects Mr. C's Garage (Gary Cochran's Competition Dragster Restoration)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Chuy, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. bowtie40
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    I might be wrong, but I think San Gabriel was shut down by the time Irwindale was opened, Remember that Steve Evans was the anouncer...bowtie40
     
  2. Chuy
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    Keep it coming!!!



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  3. dragsled
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    How's the car coming Robert? Tim Jones
     
  4. Chuy
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    After Monday the engine goes together for the last time. Once that does we install it and run all the fuel lines. Once those are run we fire up. I will post that to you tube and place the link on here.
    The cool part is that we're more relaxed right now with the build. It's lots of small things but that's all good. Yours looks like it's coming along just nicely.
    Thanks for askin Tim :)


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  5. Chuy
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    It's raining out here and was bored so I made the wood portion of the Pushbar. Going to paint it when it dries out.




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  6. dragsled
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    Looks cool Robert, We are very much alike ,When I'm bored or out of money:( I try to build something I need for the car, Just to to keep on keepin on:D Tim Jones
     
  7. rd martin
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    really looking forward to seeing the car at one of the reunions. very nice build ! keeping an eye open in my area for those covers! good luck to ya.
     
  8. Chuy
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    Anyone ever see an original fender cover from lions dragstrip? It says class winner so it looks like this was a gift with the class win. This is my valentines day gift. Pretty damn cool!!


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  9. Chuy
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    Ok picked up a set of early hubs...actually these are the original hubs for this car that are off this car. How do I know? Well it turns out we know a guy that knows a guy that bought these from the guy that had the whole car, That we bought the car from.
    Confusing??? of course but who cares the restoration gods are smiling.


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  10. dragsled
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    Good Find Robert, Piece by piece Right,, Tim Jones
     
  11. dreracecar
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    Robert, I have a source for new 12ga (instead of 10ga) SS spokes & nipples @ $135 for 72 and my guy laces them up for around $60ea
     
  12. Chuy
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    Is he in Hesperiia?


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  13. dreracecar
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    The guy that laces them is , The spokes is somone else.
     
  14. Chuy
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    Awesome! Well be in touch then real soon
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  15. Hey Chuy, if you ever get in touch with Al at Speed Frame, tell him Ray says Hi. I worked there for a couple years back in the 90s. Toymaker is right, he has (had) ALL the cool stuff for FE fords. We stayed freinds, but I haven't been in touch with him for a few years, though.
     
  16. Chuy
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    All done....all done oh my god it's finished.


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  17. Chuy
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    Just brought the engine back. Lightening up the clutch tension so she's a little easier for Gary. Once that's done we assemble and install the whole enchilada.


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  18. dragsled
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    Lookin good Robert , Can't wait to see it altogether, Tim Jones
     
  19. Chuy
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    Prietos taco party this past Sunday some pretty heavy hitters. We'll have the car here next year.



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  20. dragsled
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    Looks like everyone is having a good time,,,,, Bruce did a Nice job on the car ,,,, Tim Jones
     
  21. Chuy
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    He sure did. The car looks awesome.


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  22. rooman
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    Bruce always does a nice job!

    Roo
     
  23. Chuy
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    Installed the motor plate, clutch can, candlestick and in and out box onto the chassis to ensure we had proper fit and engagement of the in and out box before we went any further with the engine installation. We then took the motor plate, flywheel, clutch disc and pressure plate, throwout bearing, clutch fork, candle stick, input shaft and in and out box and mocked that up on the motor. Thanks to the million measurements we made before we ordered parts, it all went together with all the right clearances. Spun the motor over to ensure no binding of the shaft and no extra contact at the pilot bearing and everything moved quite nicely. Damn this is fun!
     
  24. beautiful work ,,,,,i love it
     
  25. dragsled
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    glad to hear it's going good Robert, Can't wait to see it together, BTW POST MORE PICS!! Tim Jones
     
  26. Moparts
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    Need more pics indeed.
     
  27. Chuy
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  29. Chuy
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    Well you wanted more pics...you got it. Had a few small snags but we dominated. That's Steve and his dad Freddy the secret weapon and me. This car got real small after we installed the motor. In and out box goes in real nice...safety first!


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  30. dragsled
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    Looks Good Robert, You guys are doing a great job on it, Has Gary seen it lately? ,, Tim Jones
     

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