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Old 12-04-2016, 11:05 AM
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Today I installed a rear brake cooling system. Although not original and really not needed, it still looks pretty cool. First I custom made brackets to mount to the rear uprights and installed 3" flanged bases from Aircraft Spruce. Next, I fabricated a mounting bracket for the inlet and then riveted the same style 3" flanged duct mounts to the housing. The housing is mounted to the frame underneath the pumpkin.

The inlet doesn't hang below the undercar exhaust so I should be ok.

I then installed the 3" ducting then installed a wheel to verify clearance. Perfect. No interference.













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Old 12-04-2016, 11:32 AM
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:13 PM
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I concur! Nice engineering Bill.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:28 PM
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Very well done indeed!
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Beautiful! Really a work of art.



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Old 12-05-2016, 08:17 PM
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Reproduction 289 model cast aluminum gas pedal from Cobra Restorers



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Old 12-08-2016, 04:31 PM
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Bill, great stuff. I've got a pile of "original style" wiring that I got from Kirkham years ago. If you have a schematic you're working from I'd love to put it in my stack of stuff.
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Bill, great stuff. I've got a pile of "original style" wiring that I got from Kirkham years ago. If you have a schematic you're working from I'd love to put it in my stack of stuff.
No schematic. I'm using a painless wiring system. The firewall components are repops but non functional
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:00 AM
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Today I installed a rear brake cooling system. Although not original and really not needed, it still looks pretty cool.

There are only 3 justifiable reasons for doing anything...:

1) It's needed in a functional sense
2) It's a value-adder

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3) It's going to look really cool.

Yeah, I like reason #3 just as much as reasons 1 & 2.

And who says it's not needed? Someday that car might be out blasting around Willow Springs in the middle of June- When it's 105 out, that track gets HOT....

.. And your car will be ready for it, haha
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:46 PM
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I found these slick little fresh air vent bezels for a 1950-1951 Ford wagon. Using them with my fresh air vent cables.


Cables are simply lawnmower throttle/choke cables


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You don't need cooling on rear brakes..... Just Front Brakes

And your air is just going blow on the surface of one side of the rotor instead of coming in the center and having a backing plate to prevent the air from escaping and then going out the vents in the rotor.... so now you are cooling one side of the rotor and not the other and it will get stress cracks....

Just saying you might want to rethink that idea....

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Morris,

Well thought out. It might be more of a concern for a jag rear end with inboard brakes on hard high speed braking than on out board brakes, especially under normal braking. However, you do make a good point that if a person were to do provide for venting to rear brakes, that it should be centered on the rotor to ensure equal cooling.
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The air is directed towards the center. They're vented rotors. Half of the flange is blocked off somthe air only goes to the center. But I understand Morris' concerns

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Original style fiberglass trunkpan, refinished by Jeff Miller, installed

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Eggszackly!

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The air is directed towards the center. They're vented rotors. Half of the flange is blocked off somthe air only goes to the center. But I understand Morris' concerns
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Installed the fire suppression system today. First I installed the tank n themtrunk pan


Next I fabricated a mounting bracket for the activation cable from some 1.5 x 1.5 x .125 aluminum angle and attached it to the bottom of the dash




Finally, I routed the tubing to the front and attached the tubing to a nozzle fitted to the firewall


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Good idea. Especially with the webers.
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Old 12-15-2016, 05:35 AM
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Just remember to pull the pin on the bottle before going out
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Trunk inner panels installed


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