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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #350 on: November 10, 2020, 09:26:23 AM »
how long till the final fit of engine ... stop sleeping... Gas Monkey would have had the build done in 2 hours.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #351 on: November 10, 2020, 09:33:19 AM »
how long till the final fit of engine ... stop sleeping... Gas Monkey would have had the build done in 2 hours.

Gas monkey never finish a race
And fail to even start some  :-[ :-[
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #352 on: November 10, 2020, 10:19:59 AM »
how long till the final fit of engine ... stop sleeping... Gas Monkey would have had the build done in 2 hours.

I would love to think the engine will be in for the final time in 6 months.


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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #353 on: November 10, 2020, 10:23:43 AM »
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Gas monkey never finish a race
And fail to even start some  :-[ :-[

but it adds to the totally predictable drama LOL
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #354 on: November 10, 2020, 10:25:17 AM »
but it adds to the totally predictable drama LOL

Your right on the money there mate  :cheers:
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #355 on: November 11, 2020, 04:31:49 PM »
I've spent hours over the last two days trying buy a borg warner diff yoke that will accept a 1350 uni joint.

Only one place, reckons they can supply it.... but they're as dodgy as.
Everyone else, says they don't exist.... and I think i believe them now.

PLAN B: Buy a diff yoke for a 9inch that will absolutely accept a 1350 uni, modify the Shit out of the 9inch one and the borg warner one and marry the two together.

My ol mate Geoff England reckons he can do it. (bit of a whizz)

While I was there, I had a look at the drive set up he has done on a LARK for a customer.  :o

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #356 on: November 11, 2020, 04:47:13 PM »
I suppose you've looked at combination uni joints??
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #357 on: November 11, 2020, 04:51:48 PM »
I suppose you've looked at combination uni joints??

Yeah.... I can get one that's 1350/1310..... but we really need a 1350

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #358 on: November 11, 2020, 05:11:55 PM »
Yeah.... I can get one that's 1350/1310..... but we really need a 1350

Not comfortable down-sizing on two of the cups?

Years ago (about 40 :'() my brother put a 351C 4v OP/CC, toploader and 9" into his XY van.
He asked me to get the tailshaft sorted for him while he was away on hols. It was going to cost serious money to get one fabbed, so I looked at alternatives.
After about half an hour at the tailshaft rack at the local wreckers, I left with a ZD Fairlane shaft. He wasn't sure about it (he wanted the big boy HO-jobbie).
That shaft was still in the car when he sold it....but then, he wasn't doing 8's..... ;D

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #359 on: November 11, 2020, 05:16:22 PM »
Exactly Smithers.... I bet he didn't have a trans brake either..... or super sticky tyres....LOL

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #360 on: November 15, 2020, 02:19:33 PM »
Been working out a design and making some mounting brackets/plates for the spring sliders to bolt to.

By 10am yesterday and today though, it was just too friggin hot to work in the shed.

Once it hits 40 degrees in the ol shed, my enthusiasm just goes straight out the door..... followed by my arse.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #361 on: November 15, 2020, 04:25:29 PM »
A couple of pics... if anyone wants to see what i'm rattling on about.

PIC 1. These are the pesky little brackets (only tacked so far) to be welded to the frame rails of the car.
          The sliders then bolt to the brackets to replace the shackles and bushes.

PIC 2. You can just make out where the old shackle bushes use to go.
          Once we have a shortened diff done, we can do an accurate placement for the sliders to work properly.

PIC 3. It'll be nice to be able to bolt the wheels on soon.
          For a standard wheel well, the 235's go in just nice.

PIC 4. Every fast street car needs one.  ;D

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #362 on: November 15, 2020, 05:44:43 PM »
Cant remember
you painting it or goin the patina?
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #363 on: November 15, 2020, 09:18:04 PM »
How come i have just stumbled across this thread? Have a bit of back reading to do nlw.
Reminds me of my uncles Mk1 lotus cortina with mechanical injected stroked 302 windsor he used to race a Willowbank i believe in the 80's/90's, green and gold from memory.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #364 on: November 16, 2020, 03:59:59 AM »
Cant remember
you painting it or goin the patina?

Painting it and trimming it Bruce.
Too much blood, sweat and tears to build, not to make it look nice.

Light green body in the same colour as this FB Holden and we will have a white roof, sunvisor and venetians.
Inside in light green, a dark green flash though the door trims and dark green carpet.

The engine bay and underneath is getting the green body colour as well.
The driveline and chassis/subframe rails will be in a charcoal hammer tone finish.
Yes, I know it won't stay shiny and clean underneath, but once every few months, i'll give the underside a hit with some spray and wipe.

Should just look like a rockabilly cruiser all finished.
Fit a parachute, quick tune change and a few odds and ends and its a drag strip bruiser.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #365 on: November 20, 2020, 01:52:50 PM »
WOW.... what a week.

I managed to find a place that could supply the elusive diff to tailshaft piece I so badly needed.
$220 and its here..... yay.

Lots of pissing around the week sourcing the above, plus getting more work done to the pool.

I took my first  plunge into it this morning..... :-[
I've hurt my right ankle, left shoulder and I thing I've hurt my left hip.

Bit hard to tell, the other two fukking hurt so much, the hip is running a distant 3rd.

The pool will be much nicer to enjoy, once it has water in it I think.
Its fukkin awful when the fukker is still empty.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #366 on: November 21, 2020, 02:25:48 PM »
Its funny how Shit just comes together sometimes.

I was busting my arse to find the elusive diff yoke which doesn't exist.
But talking to guys smarter than me, I was asked, why don't you use a flange to flange set up.

Not an angle i'd considered I must admit.

This is the new Sonnax light weight race piece up against the old Zephyr piece.
Hard to believe, I ran 14:00 @ 100 mph back in the early 80's on a Zephyr diff.

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« Reply #368 on: November 25, 2020, 01:40:49 PM »
If he ever tips it over, that shifter is gunna do more than tighten nuts.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #369 on: November 26, 2020, 04:30:04 AM »
Bit of an update.

The new springs mounts for the front of the leaf springs, should come back from the fabricators this week.
Shane will start on the diff shortening soon, possibly tomorrow.
(He's flat out with work, and his back is still shot from an incident a few months back)

I've been bolting Shit on the car hell west and crooked to get some weight in it.
I need to car in its normal guise to set the position of the spring sliders correctly.

I ordered the laser cut exhaust flange blank yesterday.

Shane will use that to start on the pipework and the turbo mount.
We're borrowing a turbo for now, for me to find somewhere to stick it.

Seems pretty easy, but I want it close to the engine, real close, so the turd will spool quickly.
But, it has to be far enough away from the booster and master cyl not to cook them.
We need a spot, where we can do  a 5 inch dump pipe as well.
Also, need a spot where the intercooler pipes can be mounted, so it hasn't got super tight bends in it.
Can't wait to see some exhaust and turbo mount work on the engine.

Since the fall into the pool, i'm coming fairly good now, still walk with a friggin limp, back is friggin sore still, so taking Panadol's to dull the senses.
Like I can afford to dull the senses....  :-[

Picking up the paint this morning for the pool.... so will need to get a start on that pretty soon.
Would be nice to see it with water soon. (wish it had water when I fell in it)

And.... we have a heatwave due to hit on Sunday with next week be 40 degrees for at least 4 days in a row. YAAAAAY
That should make working in the shed easy.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #370 on: November 26, 2020, 07:53:51 AM »
I had these two photos sent tome yesterday.

Haven't seen them in maybe 15 or 20 years.

The two cars, 37 Fiat and 34 Ford I drove for Bob Scott..... waaaay back when.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #371 on: November 26, 2020, 09:19:15 AM »
I had these two photos sent tome yesterday.

Haven't seen them in maybe 15 or 20 years.

The two cars, 37 Fiat and 34 Ford I drove for Bob Scott..... waaaay back when.

What sort of time did they run?

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #372 on: November 26, 2020, 11:21:20 AM »
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What sort of time did they run?
bottom one says 7.6 @174
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #373 on: November 26, 2020, 12:12:28 PM »
bottom one says 7.6 @174

And the little Fiat went 7:43 @ 180mph.

Both cars had the potential to run harder, much harder, but it was all funded by Bob Scott and any sponsorship I bought it.
When ya run on a budget, ya never going to be the fastest.

Although, the 34 ran under the National ET record and over the National MPH mark, so was pretty happy with that.

When we licensed the Fiat, I just thought it would be as AA/Modified Altered (AA stands for V8/turbo, nitrous or blower)

We ended up as a AA/Alcohol Altered.  :o
I thought that was pretty cool, it meant I was licensed to run in Top Alcohol and I had a Group 1 license.

Fun days huh, I just loved the savage assault on the senses when you unleash a blown car.... friggin loved it.

However, I think, 20 years later as I head into old age, the Zephyr will be good for a couple of stiff willies.
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