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Old 10-10-2016, 07:18 AM
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I don't. They've had a couple versions over the years so you'd need remove your old axles and measure. David may also want to see a pic of what you have.
It all started when I needed to replace my torn aero boots. Kirkham's new boots only fit their new axles. It was a bit of an extreme overhaul but GKN makes it impossible to get the old aero boot that Kirkham used at the time. David's option was to use an ugly off the shelf boot, what he called the "John Deer" boot, or I could upgrade. Since I'm running more TQ than most, I figured the upgrade wasn't a bad idea.
BTW, there is a nice 'off the shelf' solution for those needing new boots on old axles. The sand rail "Mini-Max" boot and steel flange will work, looks nice and well made.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:24 AM
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Yesterday I painted my wheel inners to look like they were Dow7 coated.


and I tossed my lugnuts into my vibrating tumbler with the coursest stone I had, and then painted them to match.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:21 PM
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Making my own comp screen, because I can and all the other do not do me well...


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Restained wheel ......
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:16 PM
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Noticed some play in the steering wheel and attributed it to the new tires and wheels not seated, but got it on the lift and discovered (thankfully) that the steering rack was broke in half.
Also took care of a few rock dings...amazing how much better she looks and drives!
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:33 PM
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I polished out some scratches in the aluminum, tightened up the steering linkage, cleaned my air filter, and checked all my suspension fasteners (everything was tight). I could stare at the underside of a Kirkham all day long - work of art under there!
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:36 PM
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I fabbed up a 2nd set of sidepipes, for "occasional use"...

3 inch straight through track pipes, no mufflers, White Hi-Temp paint. LOUD.

After bolting them on the car, I went for a 45 minute ride and terrorized the good church-going people of the world...

and while I had the black sidepipes off the car, I gave them a sanding, and a re-spray with flat black.. the glossier black hi temp paint just wasn't growing on me...
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Finally... today completed a weekend long job of building a pair of headers from scratch for my Classic Roadsters with a 302. I bought the flange and starter tubes along with the 4 collector plate from StainlessHeaders.com and bought 1.75" pipe from my local auto parts store. This was a job I was dreading since the second hand kit I bought (Classic Roadsters hahaha surprised ??) of course the headers are no longer available or could not be found anywhere.
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I made a fuel splash guard (or wind guard- whatever they're called ) out of some 16 gauge steel, and some stainless hardware. Total cost, about $25, including paint and primer, plus about 6 hours of relaxation out in the garage.

It was actually pretty tricky, because the base piece had to be contoured to match the slope in the rear deck, and I'm not a sheet metal guy (I mean, I rolled the vertical piece into it's crescent shape, using an old 4 inch glasspack from my scrap pile as a rolling pin )

I snapped a couple pics along the way:

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Finally installed jack.
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Old 11-19-2016, 02:22 PM
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Put mine away for the winter. Fueled it up, parked on large plastic tarp, wood under tires, tires inflaterd to 35lbs., battery tender attached, wiped it down, covered. Will start once a month till April when it comes home. Now looking for cave to hibernate in till then.
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Put mine away for the winter. Fueled it up, parked on large plastic tarp, wood under tires, tires inflaterd to 35lbs., battery tender attached, wiped it down, covered. Will start once a month till April when it comes home. Now looking for cave to hibernate in till then.
Really? Why, might I ask, do you start it monthly?
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:46 PM
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Really? Why, might I ask, do you start it monthly?
So that he can put moisture in to the oil and sidepipes. If you had to sleep for five months you'd get thirsty too.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:25 AM
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Treated the fuel, put a breathable dust cover on it in the garage... I live at a ski area in the Cascade Mountains and it is snowing...
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Finally got the missing motor parts from USA, via Germany to South Africa and can start the rebuild next week out on my farm. I was out of cash for a while, so I had to delay everything a bit.

Then I carry on with the chassis build, eventually the body... This is going on since almost 6 years now!

This could be my retirement car!
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:12 PM
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More scrapped work. It never ends
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:36 AM
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Yes, I start it religiously on a monthly basis. The fuel when stored is about 50% 110 octane with a can of Sea Foam in it. I have a custom made a removable heating pad that covers the bottom of the oil pan that I can preheat to oil for when temperatures are extreme (Jan-March) before starting it. I flip the heating pad on the day before I start the car...
I will have oil temperature registering in 2 or 3 mins even on the coldest days.
Car will run for 30+ mins. and till fans can cycle full temperature water thru the engine for a while. When oil temp will approach 100C you have removed all condensation in the engine, etc. After car cools down I have 2 foam NERF balls that I slip into the exhaust ends. Car comes home in early April. Been doing the same thing with the Porsche since I got it in the 70's. That car sits in storage almost year round these days....No other cars in and out of garage so no moisture in garage on floor. Starting it releases the constant pressure on the valve spring that are compressed.... And... I like to sit in the garage with the cars running and the door closed until i'm ready to pass out..... hahaha
Actually, usually shoveling snow, chipping ice, or picking up trash around yard while all this is happening...
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:47 AM
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Picked a pair of those fish-eye curved mirrors at my local auto parts store and installed them in my fakey-do Radyots. I feel like such a stud now. LOL.
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Experimenting with making ferrules, will probably make some more a bit closer to the real thing. They are turned out of 3/4" stainless steel rod then polished.



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Installing a period correct opposed 48IDA Weber system on a clients original 289 Cobra.
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