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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grdra1, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    Tank finished, polished and mounted, happy with result. Glen P5060165 (Medium).JPG P5060166 (Medium).JPG P5060167 (Medium).JPG P5060169 (Medium).JPG P5060175 (Medium).JPG P5060176 (Medium).JPG P5060181 (Medium).JPG
     
  2. dragsled
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    As I said before Very nice work Glen
     
  3. Devin
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    Holy shit stains batman!
     
  4. grdra1
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    Installed some DJ blower restraints today and modified body to suit, also fabricated some zoomie covers, getting there. Glen P6150209 (Medium).JPG P6150210 (Medium).JPG P6150220 (Medium).JPG P6150222 (Medium).JPG
     
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  5. damn! this thread is chock full o' win!
     
  6. WOW!! Great car. If you ever get tired of it, I will take it off your hands. LOL.:D This thing is all that and a bag of chips. Great work, and just looks so right!
     
  7. CGkidd
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    Very cool build
     
  8. grdra1
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    Modified floor pan for altered today to suit deep pan of powerglide. I was thinking of making a full length floor pan to catch any fluids from engine / fuel tank etc. What do others think / currently use. My current floor runs from rear of engine back. Glen P6170225 (Medium).JPG P1010232 (Medium).JPG P1010238 (Medium).JPG
     
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  9. Kenneth S
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    I would run a belly pan for the transmission also. Anything to help keep any fluids off the track, and from going under the tires.
     
  10. dragsled
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    I put one on my car also, Runs from the motor back, Helps for dropped bolts and nuts also
     
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  11. grdra1
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    Never thought of dropped nuts and bolts etc, I will definatly extend current pan. Stay tuned for progress / pics. Thanks heaps, Glen
     
  12. Jimbo17
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    I really enjoyed following along with your project and you really did a First Class job.

    Jimbo
     
  13. grdra1
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    Thanks for all the input and positive comments guys, here are a few pics of latest progress. Glen P1010243 (Medium).JPG P1010246 (Medium).JPG P1010247 (Medium).JPG P1010249 (Medium).JPG P1010250 (Medium).JPG P1010253 (Medium).JPG P1010254 (Medium).JPG P1010258 (Medium).JPG P1010256 (Medium).JPG
     
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  14. dragsled
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    Nice work Glen , The Clean up guys at the track will love this, That was another reason I put the belly pan on mine,I've helped clean up oil downs before and,, Well lets just say it sucked,,, Tim Jones
     
  15. 40coup
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  16. dreracecar
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    If you feel the front get light its because air is lifting the front of the belly pan
     
  17. 40coup
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  18. Makes sense on the belly pan up front - acts kind of like a reverse wing . . . lots of surface area for air to lift the front of the car.

    BTW: Love this thread . . . a lot of learning going on, just by being an on-lurker. I love early Hemi stuff - can't wait to finally get back to my 34 coupe project - has been on hold for other projects for 7 years!
     
  19. Here is one of my favorite old time Fiat Coupes - built/ran by a legendary racer named 'Jazzy Nelson'. He ran a 9.10 in 1955 (fastest drag car) . . . with a flathead (beat everybody in the big OHV engines). He was sponsored by Isky and Ed make a lot of special cams for him. Everybody thought he only ran an Isky 404-A, but Ed make him a special billet '505' radius cam - but it was a 'big secret' at the time. Anyway, here is the only picture I have of the car:

    JazzyNelsonFiatCoupe.jpg
     
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  20. Glen, as we say up here in New Hampshire USA, wicked cool build!
     
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  22. grdra1
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    Progress slow of late due to working heaps to fund this project, here are a few pics of recent fabricated items. I decided on the this valley cover / thru chassis breather system due to wanting to keep the old school look of the Donavan breathers (they will be blocked of) Glen
     

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  23. grdra1
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    A few pics of tin work recently fabricated. Glen P1010721 (Medium).JPG P1010623 - Copy (Medium).JPG P1010631 - Copy (Medium).JPG P1010635 - Copy (Medium).JPG P1010627 (Medium).JPG P1010716 (Medium).JPG P1010723 (Medium).JPG
     
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  24. Nice build thread, doing a great job working out of your home shop.
     
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  25. loudbang
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    Looking better and better
     
  26. grdra1
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    Thanks guys, here are a few pics of my new 16 Volt lithium battery and mount (battery $1000.00 AUD approx. $1300.00 US and charger $500.00 AUD). Weighs approx 3kg. Glen 24 (Medium).JPG 27 (Medium).JPG 32 (Medium).JPG 33 (Medium).JPG 34 (Medium).JPG 36 (Medium).JPG 33 (Medium).JPG 34 (Medium).JPG 36 (Medium).JPG
     

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  27. grdra1
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    A few more pics from today, making some fuel lines /fuel primmer and pump /mounting data logger, Glen 40 (Medium).JPG 43 (Medium).JPG 44 (Medium).JPG 45 (Medium).JPG 41 (Medium).JPG
     
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  28. grdra1
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    A few pic of control panel and modified butterfly wheel. you can also see left footrest P1290876.JPG P1300880.JPG P1300880.JPG P1250867.JPG P1250870.JPG P1290873.JPG P1250867.JPG
     
  29. grdra1
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    Fabricated left and right footrests, very tight cockpit, I'm only five foot five and its very cramped P1010642.JPG , throttle pedal required to be moved back one and a half inchs to clear gearbox oil lines not pictured. Glen 58.JPG 60.JPG P1010640.JPG
     
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  30. UK Slingshot
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    Loving your shifter, nice bit of fab work.
     

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