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Old 07-28-2010, 05:49 PM
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the frame for 789 is done if you happen to see it please snap a photo
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Planning a trip to ERA tomorrow morning to check on things and take some pictures. Any special requests, just let me know!

Here is a pic of the dash with the kill switch positioned:



Jeff,

Have a great visit to the mother ship --- your car is going to be awesome!

Just curious, what are the switches in the aluminum panel for?

And if you have time please take a peek at 2136

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:06 PM
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Just curious, what are the switches in the aluminum panel for?

And if you have time please take a peek at 2136

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The one on the left is for the fuel pump, the right is for the radiator fan.

Will, of course, take some pics of the blue beauty!

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Old 07-30-2010, 10:06 AM
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I have a bunch of pics to post, but only time right now for a couple.

Here is the dash installed in the car; I couldn't be happier:





You'll notice that there is no gas level gauge: the comp cars did not have one. I intended to just use a stick, but Doug had a surprise for me: he put a fuel level gauge in the glove box!!!! What a joy working with this team.


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Old 07-30-2010, 10:51 AM
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That's very cool!
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any pics of 789?
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Jeff,

The dash looks awesome and hiding a gas gauge in the glove box now that is an excellent idea. It's lot more convenient than using a stick, those guys are good!

It will be very interesting to see how the rest of the car comes together keep us posted
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:11 PM
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Yes; the frame has been bonded to the body.







There are a couple of more I didn't get a chance to upload yet which I will add later.

EDIT: A couple of more:




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Old 07-30-2010, 04:09 PM
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Some additional side protection I had added:



Engine compartment:





Right front shock and coil spring:



Filler pipe:



Something, not sure what:



Richmond Road Race 5 speed:





Rear end:





Painted trunk tub:



Kirkey bucket seat (snug fit: can NOT gain any weight!):


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Some updated photos from a visit last Friday. The intake manifold and Webers are with Jim Inglese.














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Nice car !
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Jeff,

Coming together very nicely ... is that the Kirkey 41V seat with their vinyl cover?

What seat will you use on the passenger side, Krikey, ERA FIA or ERA street?
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Coming together very nicely ... is that the Kirkey 41V seat with their vinyl cover?

What seat will you use on the passenger side, Krikey, ERA FIA or ERA street?
Yep, that's the Kirkey and I will have a ERA street seat on the passenger side. The dash, the passenger seat and the side pockets are leather. The footboxes have carpeting and I will have snap-in carpet on the floor. The rest of the cockpit will be bare aluminum.

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Jim Inglese is finished rebuilding my Webers and replacing the intake manifold. Here are two pictures of it just sitting on the engine block so Jim can take measurements for the throttle linkage. Next, the engine goes back to Dan Delena so he can mate the new manifold to the block and replace the painted valve covers with silver ceramic coated ones. Then back into the car and, hopefully, road testing before too long. I really like the period fittings and fuel lines Jim sourced, which wasn't easy! Can't wait to fire it up!

The stainless switch in the foreground of this picture is a flow regulator to the oil cooler. I expect that most times I'll have it completely shut-off in order to keep the engine heat up.





I also have new stacks and screens coming from MacTrumpet in Germany. They look really cool.


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Old 08-20-2010, 08:29 AM
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Beautiful!!! Only one thing I require you to change. Paint that freaking dist cap black!!!!
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I guess I missed it, but I thought this was a brand new engine... why rebuild the carbs and replace the intake? A few pages back??

Looking really good, Jeff!
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:33 AM
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I guess I missed it, but I thought this was a brand new engine... why rebuild the carbs and replace the intake? A few pages back??

Looking really good, Jeff!
It was brand new and completed more than a year ago. The Weber set-up and intake manifold were from Inglese Induction Systems, now owned by Comp Cams. In the meantime, Jim Inglese, the founder of Inglese Induction Systems who sold it many years ago, went back into business for himself and, after talking with him, I decided to have him rebuild the Webers to his specs. That involved replacing just about everything but the carbs themselves.

The biggest worry with Webers is that you'll never get them tuned right. Jim Inglese is the acknowledged master and it was a no-brainer to have him rebuild them. He is also close enough to ERA that he will be able to do the final tuning once the engine is reassembled and back in the car.

Replacing the intake manifold wasn't necessary, but, since I was going through all this, I decided to change to the original style "COBRA" dual outlet just for looks (that piece isn't attached yet in the above pictures). Hadn't really thought it through the first time.

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OK, thanks. It sounds like it will work out better than before!
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