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cobrakiwi 08-06-2019 02:40 PM

Big Block Street
 
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Starting a new project alongside the blue 427 SC build, what we have here is a csx 4k SC that will / is being converted to a street 427.
No roll bar, no hood scoop and under car exhaust.

Also a set of 5 real sunburst wheels are going to need a restoration.

At this stage, car stripped down, body removed, frame back from sand blasting

I need to fix a few things on the frame, replace some damaged tubing and fit some missing frame structure.

Should be an interesting and fun project.:D

1795 08-06-2019 05:36 PM

Looking forward to following this one Craig. Have fun.

Jim

xb-60 08-06-2019 05:55 PM

Seems to be a little more interest in 427 roadsters these days. To me, they are more appealing than a striped SC lookalike.

Will be great to follow the build.

Cheers,
Glen

cobrakiwi 08-07-2019 02:30 PM

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Wow, it was a hot one today, so why not get into some welding.:eek:
Started welding up all the rivet holes not going to be used.

cobrakiwi 08-07-2019 02:36 PM

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Windscreen post mounts looked like Swiss cheese.

LMH 08-07-2019 07:44 PM

Cool project! Going to be neat watching it come together!
Larry

cobrakiwi 08-08-2019 10:56 AM

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Thanks

Not sure what was going on here but it has to go, cut the ugly out and replace with new material.

The plasma cutter makes short work of removing the old cross member.
All cleaned up ready for a new cross member to go in.

The rear section is all cleaned up ready to go!

Blue66 08-08-2019 02:15 PM

Ya I am liking the street version more an more to. I made the buyer of my original 427 take the original rims. Who would want them !! :CRY::o

ERA 626 08-08-2019 07:10 PM

is this an HST car? or a Hi-tech car? the welds look bad...

cobrakiwi 08-09-2019 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ERA 626 (Post 1465364)
is this an HST car? or a Hi-tech car? the welds look bad...

This is an early 4k car so would not be a Hi-Tech car.

The cross member is a modification to this frame by ?
And yes the welding/ workmanship falls a little short imo.:eek:


I think it would have stayed together but certainly not the best looking work.

We will get it straight with a new piece of tube and transmission mount setup, park brake bracket needs a little work as well.:eek:

Rest of the framework, welding included looks fine.:)

1985 CCX 08-10-2019 10:47 AM

Craig
Cool beans look forward to progress

cobrakiwi 08-10-2019 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by 1985 CCX (Post 1465415)
Craig
Cool beans look forward to progress

Thanks Jeff
A lot of work but we will get there,:eek:

New cross member in, made up one of my tko mounts.
Things are looking much better now.:D

427SSSS 08-11-2019 03:06 AM

Wow! As always, your work is impeccable!

Gaz64 08-11-2019 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by 427SSSS (Post 1465442)
Wow! As always, your work is impeccable!

Yes, very nice, keep up the good work.

Gary

cobrakiwi 08-11-2019 04:24 AM

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Engine and gearbox all set, saved the park brake handle bracket. Ready to glue it onto the frame.

HTM101 08-11-2019 10:56 AM

The engine block looks a bit hinkey. Service block, or is it a Pontiac?

ERA 626 08-11-2019 11:04 AM

trans tube
 
Kiwi, Have you ever considered using a removable tranny tube like the CSX (HI-tec) cars? Is tere a reason you dont?

LMH 08-11-2019 07:43 PM

Interesting transmission mount! I like it! Do the mounting ears on the transmission actually sit on the cross member?
Larry

cobrakiwi 08-12-2019 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by HTM101 (Post 1465455)
The engine block looks a bit hinkey. Service block, or is it a Pontiac?

The block is one of our new billet plastic 1000 hp ultra lightweight versions.
After the ride along in your HiTech the other day I am going to need all the hp I can get to keep up with you!;)

cobrakiwi 08-12-2019 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ERA 626 (Post 1465456)
Kiwi, Have you ever considered using a removable tranny tube like the CSX (HI-tec) cars? Is tere a reason you dont?

I did consider the removable cross member a few years back, but to be honest it's not that big of a deal removing the trans from the top/inside the car.


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