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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #250 on: September 26, 2020, 03:52:50 PM »
Just plodding along now,
Tyres and wheels ready.
Diff is still awaiting some parts before the shortening takes place.
Starting to set the steering and seating position.
Yes, all the trim will be done
Yes, the steering column still needs to come back a bit yet.

I had a swagger call in, so I didn't get finished on all my chores.

Still digging out the pool as well..... Nearly at the bottom now.
The pool goes from 3 feet deep to 6 feet deep in one step.
It'll be a nice pale blue colour when its finished.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #251 on: October 01, 2020, 04:31:26 PM »
Great  little milestone today, the XF column, is all mounted and connected to the Nissan front end.

And the bastard steers.....

What a friggin dick around it was too.
Looking at it finished..... doesn't look that hard.  ???

Now it all has to come back out again for final holes to be drilled, some welds to be performed.

I'm feeling pretty chuffed though, 59 Ford, 89 Ford and 1990 Nissan all blended together. :cheers:

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #252 on: October 02, 2020, 03:35:20 AM »
Bit more info.....

The XF steering column, drives through a rag joint to the steering box in an XF.
I've mounted it to drive a rack and pinion, so a mounting bracket is required to anchor the bottom of the column.
Bit of pissing around, as the column has to remain square to the dash mount of course.

The distance from the rag joint to the rack, looks piss easy..... it was the hardest bit to do.

The ADR approved steering universals, are governed to a 35 degree angle.... piss easy.....hmmm, not so much.

Friggin time consuming and the 1st test steer resulted in notchy steering..... pisser.  ???

The rack end, is fixed, the column end, while it can be moved/adjusted slightly into the cabin a tad further, is pretty much a fixed number.

It all came down to the placement of the #1 universal..... after fine tuning it and having it in and out maybe 10 or more times, it worked.

The steering flowed well, no notchy bits..... a job I thought would take a couple of hours.... took 6 hours to complete.
Good fun getting up and down on the creeper, nearly rocked myself to sleep more than once trying to get up.

The driving position in the car is good and set up perfectly for me.
The seat is adjustable in every way, and with the adjustable height column, a midget could drive it as well.

Today, I need to retrieve the left seat runners from the donor car, which has a seized bolt stopping their removal.
Then I can mirror reverse the mounts on the drivers seat.

The leg room in the rear, is surprisingly good too..... well, it appears to be good.

I have a theory that I might be able to get a Statesman rear seat to fit the back.
With some extra bolstering, I want to have the rear seat a little bit more like two bucket seats.
But, still with a fold down centre armrest and incorporate cup holders into the armrest.

The Zephyr will be rego'd as a 4 seater, hence my plan for the back to give the crew some comfort.

Did a test fit of a really cool looking under dash air set up yesterday too...... not even friggin close.  :'(
Looks like I will just use some retro vents and use a normal system.

At least that way, I can run vents up the centre console to the rear.... not possible with a knee freezer set up.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #253 on: October 02, 2020, 10:40:22 AM »
Why arent you running the BMW n63 V8.... Just change the plugs and off you go... if you can find em.
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« Reply #254 on: October 02, 2020, 12:19:51 PM »
what a friggin Shit fight huh.....  ???

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« Reply #255 on: October 02, 2020, 12:48:40 PM »
That looks like it was designed by an Eyetie  in love with spag bol  ..
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« Reply #256 on: October 02, 2020, 01:59:26 PM »
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That looks like it was designed by an Eyetie  in love with spag bol  ..

its nuts.. but mate is BM Master tech - everything has a sensor....
you dont even check the windscreen washer bottle... the computer tells you it needs 72ml of water.

thus 852908402394 klms of cables, but simple tasks would be a misery!!!!!
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #257 on: October 06, 2020, 04:31:23 AM »
Couple of pics from during the week.

The steering is all still in "mock up" stage and will come out again this week.

Lucky the gearbox wasn't any bigger.... the floor cut nearly impacted the seats.
Once again, in "mock up".....  :D

Everything went pretty good, even the drivers airbag looks like it will work.

The piece of metal strap over the box, was testing out the profile for when the tunnel/floor and firewall go back in.
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« Reply #258 on: October 06, 2020, 04:36:30 AM »
She's coming together well mate
That's some mean angle on the steering shaft  :'(
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« Reply #259 on: October 06, 2020, 05:06:41 AM »
She's coming together well mate
That's some mean angle on the steering shaft  :'(
What's the deadline

The steering angle came in under the 35 degrees you are permitted. (not by a lot though)
The steering is smooth to operate though.  :cup:

Trying to have it all done by this time next year, ready for the 5 day drag challenge in Nov 2021

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« Reply #260 on: October 09, 2020, 04:22:42 PM »
I bought some really trick gear today.

Triangulated traction bars for the mighty Z.
Some sliders, to do away with the shackles on the back of the springs.
A wicked anti roll bar (still in the box, so no pic) to make the car launch nice and flat.

My wallet still has smoke coming of it, but it was worth it.

 

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #261 on: October 09, 2020, 04:32:59 PM »
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My wallet still has smoke coming of it, but it was worth it.
for the intended use, theres no use doing it cheap and nasty... expensive but worth it in the end...
poor man cant afford cheap things :D
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« Reply #262 on: October 09, 2020, 04:44:44 PM »
for the intended use, theres no use doing it cheap and nasty... expensive but worth it in the end...
poor man cant afford cheap things :D

Oh hell yeah.

Footy Shorts Shane is pretty involved with the car too.
Rang me the other day and said.....
"My calculations are, you're going run 8:70 @ 156 mph."  ;D
Scott from Gazzard Brothers Racing, reckons it will piss in an 8:80 @ 155mph.

Either way, it looks like we are headed for 8 second quarters.... can't wait.
Shane weighs less than me too, so he will be quicker in it than me.... but I don't mind.
Even the wife smiled when I told her.

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« Reply #263 on: October 10, 2020, 05:10:49 AM »
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« Reply #265 on: October 10, 2020, 08:24:20 AM »
Haltech?

He didn't say... to be honest.

With Shane, its only good gear, everything else goes in the skip bin.
This will be a saving of around 2 or 3 grand on its own.

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« Reply #266 on: October 10, 2020, 10:01:35 AM »
Cant wait to see this finished.
Love a good barra.

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« Reply #267 on: October 11, 2020, 05:44:57 AM »
Good progress there.

Just be careful with those XF airbags, they have a habit of not going off when you need them.... ;)
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« Reply #268 on: October 11, 2020, 02:59:49 PM »
Today has seen the A/C compressor mounted.... piss easy.... factory falcon barra thingy.

The alternator fouled with the ol Nissan engine mount on the right, which I was going to cut off anyway.

Got the trusty air hacksaw onto that and got the clearance needed. Looks rough as too.
Will all be cleaned up and sorted when Shits comes off for painting.
The radiator has now been moved back into the engine bay. (normally sit in front of the radiator support panel.)
The 16 inch lecky fan fits with space to burn.

I reckon, you could change the serpentine belt without removing anything too. Winner winner chicken dinner.

I did a temporary mount up of the A/C condenser...... sits pretty tidy behind the grille.

I have enough room, to fit a 620 x 300 x 100 intercooler.
Not quite as big as I hoped for, but hey, a bag of ice on the intercooler between 1/4 mile passes works for me.
We won't be running at full ticker on the street, just a lazy ol 300 or 350hp for cruising.

I've also started making the templates for the firewall and trans tunnel replacements.

I have to say though, after doing the final bit of the pool first thing, then this today.... i'm friggin knackered. ??? 

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« Reply #269 on: October 11, 2020, 04:08:54 PM »
Why don't you plumb the aircon into the inlet of ya intercooler?  ;D

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« Reply #270 on: October 11, 2020, 04:21:30 PM »
Why don't you plumb the aircon into the inlet of ya intercooler?  ;D

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 do ya think I should... ;D

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« Reply #271 on: October 11, 2020, 04:39:06 PM »
do ya think I should... ;D

Have a mate that designed one for the big dumpies that run in the mines but it was going to cost to much for the company to setup for it but worth looking into when getting temps spot on for HP, isn't it? Have a bypass valve for when ya racing for the cold air but then again, I know nothing about Drag Racing.  ;D

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« Reply #272 on: October 11, 2020, 04:55:31 PM »
For the racing, a simple bag of ice on the intercooler will be plenty.  :cup:

That's only if we have to do a few runs back to back.

If the ol turd does the right thing and the driver gets his Shit together.....
We'll lay down a solid pass, bank it and get on with the 350klm drive to the next track... that's the plan.  ???

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« Reply #273 on: October 11, 2020, 05:02:30 PM »
For the racing, a simple bag of ice on the intercooler will be plenty.  :cup:

That's only if we have to do a few runs back to back.

If the ol turd does the right thing and the driver gets his Shit together.....
We'll lay down a solid pass, bank it and get on with the 350klm drive to the next track... that's the plan.  ???

 :laugh: :laugh: :cheers:

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« Reply #274 on: October 11, 2020, 05:26:01 PM »


Trying to have it all done by this time next year, ready for the 5 day drag challenge in Nov 2021
;D ;D

C'mon......you're 1/2 done now...I reckon if you got your arse into gear it would be finished by January.  ;D ;D
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