The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Dec 27, 2013.
Any reason you didn't use a swing out door bar? I thought those were legal
Yeah, this car is just about going fast. No creature comforts.
Been working on the controls and instrumentation.
Doing a fine job, that thing is killer.
Where did you get the rubber (?) firewall pad?
The firewall pad is a reproduction, cotton insulation, black cardboard, and rubber strip along the bottom. From Classic Industries.
This is a kind of strange build, because I'm restoring the car back to original, on the stock parts of it that I'm keeping. The idea is to make it look like it was built into a race car when it was almost new.
That's poetry to my ear's (eye's).
Please tell me you aint runnin that killer master cylinder!!!
A 2 circuit system is only as good as the backup of it's primary. Together they're one, less than that is just less. Make sence?
I've been driving with single master cylinders for decades, they haven't killed me yet. FWIW, the hand brake works on the Chevy II.
Trimmed the front fenders to clear the tires. Quite a bit of the stuff on the engine is connected...but no exhaust, wiring, or fuel yet. A few pics for your entertainment.
will the front tires hit the fenders when it comes down from its wheelies
Now that's "Entertainment"!
this thing is gonna rock!
Beautiful! Consider us "Entertained"! And almost no intermissions at this show!
sitting good ...
Hope you don't mind...I couldn't help posting a couple of those into your thread over on SNS...
So damn cool!
I said it before I will say it again. Looks bitchin.
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I took some stuff apart to do more work. I finally got the front shocks mounted, and added the snubbers between the frame and spring. Cleaned and painted some of the front parts, and swapped the smaller blower pulley onto the bottom. Now it's 3% over, which should get me around 6 or 7 psi boost, I think. This engine is 435 cubes, the one in the 55 that the blower was on previously is 454, not much difference. I got about 5 psi up here in 4500 ft Sierra Vista with the 55 at 3% over.
I also spent quite a bit of time today figuring out what parts to buy, mainly for the brakes and fuel plumbing. I also put the fuel pickup into the tank. The tank is a new repop stock unit, and I decided to just put a 1/2" pickup tube in it, about 1/3 way back. The bottom of the tank slants forward...so I guess I need to keep half a tank or more of fuel in it when I'm racing, so it won't starve. I am going to run 1/2" aluminum hard line from the pump to the firewall, and there it will have the regulator and two braided lines running to the carbs. I am using nickel plated AN fittings, they are not quite period correct, but they're not too obnoxious like the red/blue ones. If I didn't have to meet NHRA rules, I'd run a lot of normal rubber fuel line, but they only let you use 6 inches total on the whole car.
spy shot of the pickup tube and sender inside the tank. I checked the sender with an ohm meter after I installed it, it gets 0 ohms empty, 30 ohms full.
Jim, every aspect of this car is primo. Of course, all you do is top notch. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.
I'll see how this thing works....here goes nothing.
I've been working on the fuel system, wiring, brake plumbing, and the headers. Fuel is done, brakes are half done, wiring is started. One header is almost done, I just need to paint it. Time now to get the doors painted on the inside, and hung. Pretty soon it will look like an almost finished race car.
Header, for the driver side. Haven't even started on the other one yet, but I have the experience of having built one header in my life now, so it should be a little easier.
As others have said bad ass and the progress is moving along very nicely.
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Nice work. Should be a lot of fun !
A few shots of the header installed in the car. And I painted some more "inside" stuff red...so I get to install it.
Squirrel I gotta say I don't know how I've missed this but this thing is Bitchin keep up the good work hope to see this at the hamb drags this year to bad I sold my afx we could have done some match racing guess I need to build another one lol
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I wish I had your talents...and your motivation! I can't seem to get anything done on my '31 Chevy...of course I work 6 days a week, 12 hour shifts 4000 feet underground, and drive an hour each way...I have no excuses...lol
Looking good! I dig that SHIFTER! What the hell??
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