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  • #61

    Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

    Guess I'd forgotten that my '68 had a turquoise engine.

    Dan

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    • #62

      Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

      The 68's also had a black "Voice of Road Runner" horn. I went with the non correct '69 version in purple since the back in the day had the Silver leaf lettering outlined in purple. I am also going old school and tinting the headlights purple.

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      • #63

        Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

        Love this build and the history. Looking forward to seeing it come together. Got any details on the steering rack setup? What spindles/steering arms does it use?

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        • #64

          Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

          It uses stock spindles and lower ball joints with the factory arms cut off. I made my own arms to get the best Ackerman I could get and welded them to the stock spindle. I. Will have to dig them out and get a picture. The rack is a Rick Jones Pinto piece. Trying to get good geometry is almost impossible but the car is going to be very limited, no more then 1 1/2" at the wheel.

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          • #65

            Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

            Thanks for the info, look forward to seeing the extra pics

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            • #66

              Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

              Neat build!
              See my build at: www.1932auburnsedan.com

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              • #67

                Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                Here are the spindles with arms welded on.

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                • #68

                  Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                  I'm interested to see how this all fits together. I've always been afraid to weld on suspension bits - if you've seen my welding you'll know why!

                  Dan

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                  • #69

                    Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                    I had these welded at my work. We have a oven that gets the part cherry red, weld the pieces together and then back in the oven for a controlled cool down. The spindles are cast steel not iron. Should be no problems.

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                    • #70

                      Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                      THAT'S how you do it! I seem to lack said oven (and the skills to use it).

                      Dan

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                      • #71

                        Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                        I had these welded at my work. We have a oven that gets the part cherry red, weld the pieces together and then back in the oven for a controlled cool down. The spindles are cast steel not iron. Should be no problems.

                        Nice work, got any pics of the back side of them?

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                        • #72

                          Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                          You do know your stuff on Ackerman I see when converting a drag link to R&P.Bob Bolles has a pretty good book and he covers this.
                          Tom
                          Overdrive is overrated


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                          • #73

                            Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                            One more thing to check off the "To Do" list. I brought my radiator into work today and had the tanks and sides powder coated. I masked off the fins so they wouldn't get plugged with the powder. Once the powder was applied the tape was removed and it then goes into the oven to be cured. When I got home today I masked off what was powder coated and gave the fins a coat of Krylon Fusion Satin Black. I could not be happier with the results.

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                            • #74

                              Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                              A couple before and after painting the cooling fins.

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                              • #75

                                Re: 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

                                Looks awesome.

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