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Offline wabco40

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #792 on: March 29, 2019, 05:52:49 PM »
Way too slow Brad.

Canít rush these things, not when dealing with new paint anyway.

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #793 on: June 24, 2019, 02:03:15 PM »

Not much been happening with my car lately. I have just been trying to clock up a few miles before winter sets in.
I am pleased with the new ignition system and how my EFI tune is. I have spent a lot of time working on the tune and think it's as best I will get it now while keeping it relatively conservative and safe.

Below are YouTube links.
The first one was when I put it on a hub dyno. The engine went a bit too rich during part of the pull but still managed 465/465 at the hub. I was data logging the run so it was easy to overlay the results over the fuel map and lean this section of the map up a bit.
I haven't had it back on the dyno since changing the ignition and finishing the tune.

The second video is when I was leaving my mates business. He had never seen the car before and was quite wrapped in it.





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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #794 on: June 25, 2019, 06:27:02 AM »
Car looks fantastic.
What's the next project?
79 vette

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #795 on: June 25, 2019, 07:38:28 AM »
Sounds nice on the Dyno Brad.

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #796 on: June 25, 2019, 07:40:26 AM »
Car looks fantastic.
What's the next project?

Thanks. I would like to do a 69 based on a Roadster Shop chassis, Dynamic Corvette front and rear clips and LSX powered. Not sure if or when this will happen though!!!
Currently working on a 28 Chev roadster pickup. I am keeping this one stock. I am in no real hurry working on this and just recon parts as I am stripping them from the car.







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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #797 on: June 25, 2019, 07:45:46 AM »
Sounds nice on the Dyno Brad.

Thanks Craig, there was a bit of a stumble where the engine went overly rich but I have since sorted that out.
Your car is coming along nicely.

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #798 on: February 12, 2020, 12:50:19 PM »

Its been along time between posts.

I have been thinking about modifing my bonnet for some time and fitting a heat extractor to it. I like the look of the C7 Corvette and Gen5 Camaro hood vents but the C7 one was a bit too small and the Camaro vent had too much of a curve to it to match my big block hood.

I ended up purchasing a Trackspec Motorsport Gen5 style vent. These are just pressed aluminium and the instructions require you to cut a hole in the bonnet and rivet the vent in place.
I didnt like the idea of just riviting the vent on top of the bonnet and thought it would be better to recess it into the bonnet and make a top trim plate that covers the fasteners and sit flush with the top of the bonnet.
I ended up getting two aluminium plates water jet cut. One is 2mm thick that is used as a base plate that I bonded to the underside of the bonnet and the hood vent screws to, the other is 1.6mm that covers the top and is held in place with thin 3M double sided tape.
I also painted the centre of the bonnet black and re-cleared/colour sanded the whole bonnet. I eventually plan to continue the black across the wiper door, tops and rear deck. It means stripping the car back down, sanding the clear, masking and painting the blackouts, clear coating and colour sanding. Its quite a large job so I will do it over the winter period.





















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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #799 on: February 12, 2020, 01:00:38 PM »
I've  thought about  grafting    the gill section out of a set of 69 guards, into the hood .
maybe one day .
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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #800 on: February 12, 2020, 01:10:10 PM »
I've  thought about  grafting    the gill section out of a set of 69 guards, into the hood .
maybe one day .
Bifit

Should do it Bob.

I have set this up so the cold air intake is sealed off in front of the vent but it vents the hot air out from behind the radiator.

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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #801 on: February 12, 2020, 01:40:41 PM »

I also submitted my car to Counts Kustoms "Show me your ride" YouTube channel.

I was surprised he selected it to do a review on.


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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #802 on: February 12, 2020, 03:03:59 PM »
I'm not surprised ,
are you going to the convention this year.
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Re: 71 rebuild
« Reply #803 on: February 12, 2020, 05:17:53 PM »
I'm not surprised ,
are you going to the convention this year.
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Unfortunately I will be oversees at the time.