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  • 65RHDEER
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    Looks great SBG, another quality part on the vette

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    first... trim the tray to make more sense then do a first piece

    then a top piece

    next side panels


    other side.... keep in mind the motor is off-centered from GM so steering and brakes can be in the engine compartment... not as noticeable until you do something like this

    finished product.... well, finished CAD


    tomorrow, make this out of aluminum

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    tonight we start with CAD work

    panels

    and enclosed

    and then some envisioning tape


    now just to make it out of metal

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    lower valence installed

    this removed. I don't need it. Called Derale today, we talked about what I was doing and cleared up a misconception..... that they are computer controlled motors. They're not in this case, it's a 2 speed motor thus I can control it with my Holley computer. Key here, if you're copying, is you MUST start the fan on low speed then double the speed by adding power to the high side of the motor.

    and wired

    With substantially tuning, it's drivable now
    but
    I still need an air cleaner

    hmm

    probably this

    all i have to do now is build it

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    List to finish this round

    1) finish fan system - that includes a switch to power the fan and the water pump while I'm sitting between rounds
    2) attach the side pipes
    3) wrap the sidepipes
    4) make it so the gas tank can't slide in its straps (yeah, really)
    5) tow hooks
    6) reinstall interior
    7) build air cleaner
    8) tune....
    9) build rear cover/defuser
    10) install front spoiler


    *eventually build an exhaust system that's side pipe but actually doesn't kill power and is tunable
    *put dual adjustable coilovers

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to finish up the cooling system

    plumb the tank

    first, paint the mount

    then the layout

    Thursday, the stainless upper hose was in progress. Needed a bleeder as this is the highest point

    because the metal is only 16 ga, I put a plug in the top then tapped it for the bleeder

    finished here


    you know, I could have finished this all pretty, but f*** that - gotta give the haters something to hate on

    then a solid aluminum tube for the lower hose

    once mounted
    time to connect the AN side

    on unfinished tasks.... painted the lower valence

    we end on my favorite task... wiring... it was comforting to read that my plan will void the warranty

    this isn't the void part... but I can't imagine putting the controller on the bumper support is a recommended procedure

    grounding done (now we're voiding)

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Velcro?
    it is good enough for Astronauts, and Astronauts did drive C3 Corvettes.....

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  • DanStokes
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    Velcro?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    last night, issues

    and now fixed

    new issue.... making the old upper hose work

    cut the offending angle off

    then weld back on

    and fit

    still have to put a bleed valve on top but close

    moved the temp sensor from the front to the top

    I swear I should put a zipper to take the hood off...

    another view

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    picked up some metal to build a cross brace

    and built it

    then installed everything

    if you're thinking "that's pretty close" you'd be wrong, it's too close... so much stuff in such a small place

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward now that paint is applied
    fit up the radiator holder

    to attach the fan, nutserts

    next step

    then bend an angle to hold the bottom in place

    the benefit is I can lift the fan out without the radiator attached

    then time to weld the frame extensions in place - the problem is I never really had a good place to put tow hooks - you know, the required things to be on the track....


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Loren View Post
    Edit: Yeah. Neat-o.
    Thanks is it groovy too?
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; February 5, 2024, 02:49 PM.

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  • Loren
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    Edit: Yeah. Neat-o.
    Last edited by Loren; February 5, 2024, 12:11 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Loren View Post
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    I didn't see that part...
    uh... it's the white thing in the picture?

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  • Loren
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    Click image for larger version

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    I didn't see that part...

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