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Bill D 07-28-2013 10:16 PM

Hi Glen-

Transmission is a T5z. Need that OD for the freeway
Rear end is an aluminum 8.8 center section equipped with 4.10 gears

Engine is a 331 stroker.
Trick Flow CNC'd 205cc heads
Lunati hydraulic roller cam (.571/.587 lift, 282,292 adv dur, 112 LSA)
SCAT forged steel stroker crank
Probe forged steel I-beam rods
Lightweight floating wrist pins
Probe forged aluminum domed pistons (11.5:1 static compression)
Aviaid original style oil pan
Blue Thunder dual quad hi-rise intake (port matched)
Two Holley 450 CFM carbs

1985 CCX 07-28-2013 10:43 PM

Nice work.

*13* 07-29-2013 03:35 AM

Looks like fun!

Bill D 10-16-2014 10:52 AM


Bill D 10-16-2014 10:59 AM

Stewart Transport picking up the car from Bruce

Two hoods. One traditional, the other with louvers

Ozgur_Tan 10-16-2014 12:33 PM

great milestone, what about chassis ?

Bill D 10-16-2014 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by Ozgur_Tan (Post 1322571)
great milestone, what about chassis ?

The chassis is a highly modified Factory Five chassis

dallas_ 10-16-2014 05:27 PM

Finally, an update!

Looking good. Love the molded in hood louvers.

Good to hear from you, hope things are going well.

Bill D 10-16-2014 05:53 PM

Thanks Dallas. Car should be here by the 27th. Very excited

Bill D 11-04-2014 06:32 PM

The car has finally arrived! It was picked up from Mr. Bruce's house Oct 14 and delivered Nov 2. I have a lot of work ahead of me. More of a journey.

Here it is sitting comfortably in my garage while I inventory everything.

Until I get my motor mounts which are needed to install my plastic engine to mockup my exhaust system, I began removing unneeded pieces on the frame from FFR. These include roll bar stubs, remnants from pieces removed by Bruce, and the 4" round front cross member

Bill D 11-04-2014 06:34 PM

I was tired after a full day of grinding and sanding so decided to play with some red tape I had laying about

Bill D 11-19-2014 10:28 AM

Finished making the trunk templates. Time to buy a HF sheet metal brake and make some aluminum panels

Update: I made my own sheetmetal brake 37" wide and began making my aluminum panels. Nothing from FFR is usable.

dallas_ 11-19-2014 01:30 PM

Looks good Bill.


Originally Posted by Bill D (Post 1326787)
Time to buy a HF sheet metal brake and make some panels.

How in the world did you complete all your other builds without a brake?? :LOL:

Bill D 12-01-2014 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by dallas_ (Post 1326815)
Looks good Bill.

How in the world did you complete all your other builds without a brake?? :LOL:

I made one from heavy duty angle iron. I will probably make another one for this build

1985 CCX 12-02-2014 07:35 AM

Coming along nicely :)

Bill D 12-02-2014 03:59 PM

Thanks 1985 CCX. Trying to source original style hood hinges and mounts since none came from Bruce. This has me backed against the wall as I have no idea what to do

Igofastr 12-02-2014 05:20 PM

Have you tried the Kirkhams? They seem to have a line on such things for their own cars. In my experience, they have been helpful to non-Kirkham owners.

Bill D 12-02-2014 06:14 PM

Thanks Ron

Bill D 12-02-2014 09:31 PM

I ordered sheets of .060 aluminum to start making the panels. Should keep me busy for awhile

Bill D 12-14-2014 03:48 PM

Talked to Bruce and he is making me hinges. There was a miscommunication and he thought I was going to use the FFR hinges. His are much nicer and more original. Now just have to wait till they show up

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