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Mike_I 06-14-2019 02:49 PM

Wow!! So jealous!! The dark wheels really make that car. Great job.

patrickt 06-14-2019 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by cobrakiwi (Post 1462950)
Thanks, it's coming together very nicely.:D

Yes it is. You're doing a meticulously thorough job... but I have to ask, are you going to make a fair return on all of your work? Remember, nobody stays in business just breaking even, much less on labors of love.%/

Gaz64 06-14-2019 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1463142)
Yes it is. You're doing a meticulously thorough job... but I have to ask, are you going to make a fair return on all of your work? Remember, nobody stays in business just breaking even, much less on labors of love.%/

Yes, I would there.

Very nice job so far.

A good friend of mine has one car that owes him over $100k (without counting our hours), but he would be lucky to get $20k to sell it. I don't mention that subject too often.
Gary

rodneym 06-14-2019 06:12 PM

I may be wrong but that looks like a labor of love to me.
When I "retire", I'll keep working but it'll look very different.
It might even make someone ask how I make ends meet.

Superb, as always cobrakiwi. BTW, I may have more goodies you might be interested in.

Mongoose930 06-14-2019 06:29 PM

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My favorite view so far!!! Looking forward to bringing it to SAAC.

ACademic 06-14-2019 07:33 PM

Simply stunning. One of the more enjoyable builds to have watched.

LMH 06-14-2019 08:05 PM

Awesome! Stance is perfect!
Larry

1795 06-15-2019 05:11 AM

Looking forward to seeing it there. Let me know where you will be at the track. I think that I will be paddocked next to Superformance.

Jim

ERA 626 06-15-2019 11:48 AM

fuel level
 
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Originally Posted by cobrakiwi (Post 1453596)
Fuel pressure gauge is electronic on this one. I don't see why you couldn't add a low pressure switch as well to the system.

You will not have a fuel level gauge?

1795 06-15-2019 12:01 PM

Who needs one. Just use the odometer and figure about 10 mpg and you will be fine.

patrickt 06-15-2019 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 1795 (Post 1463171)
Who needs one. Just use the odometer and figure about 10 mpg and you will be fine.

I have tweaked my Smiths fuel gauge so that it is not "terribly inaccurate." But I still, for the most part, just start looking for a gas station when the odometer passes 100 miles and start really looking hard if I get to 150. Then I just reset the odometer when I fill 'er up.

Mongoose930 06-15-2019 01:10 PM

I actually have 2 outlets on my 42 gallon comp tank - just like the original comp cars. Most of the fuel will be delivered via the mechanical fuel pump, which has the higher pick-up, but if I miscalculate and "run out of fuel", I have a lower pick-up in the tank that is connected to my electric fuel pumps which should give me an additional 50 miles or so of range. Hopefully, I will not need to use the electric pumps too often...

ERA 626 06-15-2019 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mongoose930 (Post 1463175)
I actually have 2 outlets on my 42 gallon comp tank - just like the original comp cars. Most of the fuel will be delivered via the mechanical fuel pump, which has the higher pick-up, but if I miscalculate and "run out of fuel", I have a lower pick-up in the tank that is connected to my electric fuel pumps which should give me an additional 50 miles or so of range. Hopefully, I will not need to use the electric pumps too often...

why not just put in a fuel level gauge? if period correct is an issue hide it in the glove box, am I missing something?

cobrakiwi 06-16-2019 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by ERA 626 (Post 1463184)
why not just put in a fuel level gauge? if period correct is an issue hide it in the glove box, am I missing something?

Yes you are! The car doesn't have a glove box.:eek:

cobrakiwi 06-16-2019 02:44 AM

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I think this is the last fab job on my list, sway bar!
Starting with making up the old school sway bar mounts.

cobrakiwi 06-17-2019 02:46 AM

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Got the sway bar finished up, pic of the engine bay.:)

1795 06-17-2019 03:38 AM

Looks nice Craig. With those aluminum blocks that sway bar should be nice and stiff. A lot less give than with rubber bushings.

Gaz64 06-17-2019 02:45 PM

I think you should have incorporated some form of swaybar bushes in your swaybar mount. Since the steel will wear the aluminium.

Gary

cobrakiwi 06-17-2019 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Gaz64 (Post 1463263)
I think you should have incorporated some form of swaybar bushes in your swaybar mount. Since the steel will wear the aluminium.

Gary

O, I think they will be just fine!

We can always replace years down the road if they wear out.;)

Gaz64 06-17-2019 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cobrakiwi (Post 1463267)
O, I think they will be just fine!

We can always replace years down the road if they wear out.;)

As long as you're aware of what might happen if they wear.

Keep up the good work, love the photos.

Gary


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