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Old 01-31-2012, 04:12 PM
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Boxy do you think a little larger inlet off that air cleaner would help? maybe you could butcher another air cleaner and make a second inlet that points to the drivers side headlight? I know it's not original but would be original looking...
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:24 AM
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That is a big statement from you Gav.

I am pretty sure it will draw enough air through the factory single hole, if need be I have a chrome top plate that I can fit on instead and it can draw plenty of air then.
Also thinking of running a pipe from behind left hand headlight, pointing air filter snorkel toward that way (I have not painted housing or fitted sticker yet) and drawing air from infront of radiator.
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This weekends progress.
Into it again on Friday night after seeing the dentist (sore tooth).
Picked these up on Friday arvo.

Reco steering box and pump.

I had been warned that fitting the box was a prick of a job.
Well that is an understatment, I had to remove teh R/H header, remove R/H engine mount and bracket, lower the K frame an inch (just enough to keep bolts in place), so with engine crane holding K frame in place, a ladder beside the car, I removed header and slipped the steering box in from underneath, well that was still no good, on a power steer car you need to cut a section of inner guard out (about the size of a fist), luckily the Charger I have had power steering so I took a template from it and cut a section as required.
Then refitted the box, all good this time.



That was enough for Friday night.

I had put together a shopping list so grabbed that stuff Saturday morning, got home and made a new end for power steering hose, fitted it and fitted the return hose.
Return hose.


Pressure hose.


Next was torsion bars and steering arms back in.
I have not adjusted the torsion bars yet.


Next was time to slip in the auto brake pedal setup and the colomn shift steering colomn.

Made a note that I needed a wiring schematic for ignition and neautral start switch (now have that)
Next was rebuilding the master cylinder, painting rocker covers and air filter with wrinkle paint, mounted the coil & module, made a kickdown bracket, fitted master cylinder and made/modified brake pipes.

It was still early (about 6pm) but thought an early night (to find wire schematics and rest feet) meant an early start.
Well that never happened, my tooth flared up and had no sleep, in too much pain on Sunday to do anything were I needed to think (so I did some house work).
Tooth has now been capped and filled so if not too sore tonight I hope to get wiring sorted.
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Well that was a sizeable weekend for you Dave, and doing the house work too!
Am enjoying the progress on George.
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Dave, hate to see how much you would have done without a bung tooth. Wow you are making great progress, I am really enjoying watching this. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing your work at ShelbyFest. Rgds Gregg
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:28 AM
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Got a bit more done to George on Friday night and Sunday morning.
Friday night I stripped apart the old Hemi 6 alternator and replaced the front housing with a V8 one (different mounts), fitted it up and fitted the alternator and power steering belts.


Then it was time to boly in the battery tray, but I must have been a little heavy handed with the primer, as I had to recut the threads.


That was about it for Friday night, we had friends flying out on Saturday, so I had to fix the BBQ (has not been going since we moved in 6 years ago this Easter)
And then helped Ronda around the house.

The tourists did there own thing Sunday morning while Ronda was at work, so I was out in the shed.
I modified the engine bay wiring and converted to electronic ignition and modified to have a working neutral start switch, so in theory, George will now run both mechanically and electrically (still need to make a fuel pipe from pump to carby, fit radiator and auto trans cooler)
All wired up.


I got a call from my mate in Adelaide about 10am, my radiator was safely on the plane.
So I refitted the cluster, dash pad and steering wheel.


Then my mate turned up with radiator, so we celebrated its safe arrival with a beer.
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So Dave what can we expect after the weekend on George ?
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I hope to fire him up and break in the cam this weekend.
Just spent a few hours tonight checking bolts, fitting split pins, hoses & clamps, fitted A/C condensor and auxillary power steering cooler.
Fitted a deep pan on the auto to also aid in cooling, I will be picking up a pair of mufflers, a box of mandrel bends and a length of pipe to make my exhaust system as well (wont get it finished as the X pipe did not arrive in mail today).
Tomorrow morning I have to fit auto trans cooler pipes and connect to cooler, make pipe from fuel pump to carby (with inline filter), fit the radiator, modify selector to pass over the top of headers, bleed brakes and fill with oils.
I will probably have it all ready by late arvo tomorrow, but I have a mates car to service, so I will most likely do that Saturday night so I can play again Sunday and break him in.
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Be sure your oil has plenty of zinc in it ( assuming a flat tappet cam) for the break in -- at least 2500 ppm
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Dave don't know if you can get a show called Classic Resto's out there as its shown on community TV Ch.31 but the last show was all about MOPAR car show in US-Biggest meet in US. If you can't find it go to index and you might be able to down load it.
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Here are some pics from Friday night.



Deep pan sump holds an extra 1.5 litres of oil and improves cooling.

Saturday morning I headed up town, only to discover that Mufflers also had not arrived at exhaust shop, so I could not make a start on making my own exhaust system.
I had a retail job booked in so I did that Saturday and left George on his own.

I had a car club meeting on Saturday night, so went down with the Cobra, only to find another Cobra there.
Forgot to get any pics during the daylight as I was too busy talking to the owner.
It is a Classic Glass car out of Adelaide. registered with Ford efi small block.
As is typical of a Ford powered vehicle, it needed a Holden powered Cobra to get it going.


Sunday morning I had some things to do up town, and was into George around noon.
I modified the radiator and radiator support to fit the later model larger radiator in, made auto trans cooler pipes and plumbed in auxuillary cooler.
Made new selector linkage to clear the headers and retain colomn shift.
Made a fuel pipe from pump to carby and fitted the battery.
Filled with fluids as needed and pulled the coil lead out.
Cranked him over (all good), checked for spark (all good), and could see that fuel was in the filter and carby.
I screwed the throttle stop in a couple of turns and refitted coil lead.
Cranked him over and boom, he was alive within a full turn of starter.
Looked under car for oil leaks, none there.
Adjusted timing, bumped the idle speed up to 2500 and grin like an idiot, George is alive (and no pipes).
All going well, looked under car again and I see a small pool of oil near the power steering box, Fark, switch him off. Up in the air and take a look, the stupid pipe from side of the block (were the yanks month the oil filter).

It is the pipe on the left.
I tried to tighten it but no luck.
I have some Wurth sealer on its way, so will need to drop the pipe off and seal it up.
But George was alive.
Did not get a chance to test the power steering or the auto though.
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I hope you bought him flowers in town that morning before you " was into George around noon."

Loving it Boxhead.

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I hope you bought him flowers in town that morning before you " was into George around noon."

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So Dave, what's George's plans for this weekend then mate?
Is he going out for a drive or what ?
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Sealant arrived in todays mail run.
I also made a start on the exhaust system last night.
2 1/4 twin system with mandrel bends and X pipe, straight through mufflers.

I will put the sealant on tonight (not looking forward to that) as it will most likely end up taking 3 or 4 hours to get together.
And if before about 9pm, I will fire him up again and break in the cam.

Will try to get a video, he is loud with no exhaust.
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