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Old 11-20-2017, 03:24 AM
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Nice! I'll have to snag one of those tools when I get to that point. I like nice and tidy plug wires. Replacements, even those that are supposed direct fit, never fit the way I like.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:18 AM
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it comes free with the MSD 8.5mm cut-to-fit set.... what was funny is they didn't advertise that at all, but I'd been having such trouble with wires that I figured I'd buy a decent set of wires - the tool, by itself, really makes the wires a great deal.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:26 PM
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That's a nice bonus then. It's amazing how having the right tool makes the job so much easier. For MSD to throw it in is cheap insurance for them to to make sure their product gets a quality installation. Good on them for making sure we get it right. I like filling my box with tools anyway. ;-)
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:31 AM
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Onto the fuel tank
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then I realized that one of the fittings wasn't AN
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a bit of welding, a touch of paint and it'll be ready to go
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:47 AM
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and so it begins... though with that said, it's time to put my other compressor on, this one is worn out.

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Old 11-27-2017, 04:09 AM
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more work.... first, finish the carb
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for whatever reason, the clutch rod was too short.... I can fix this
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cleaned up the brake dust from the wheels
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then put more dust on them
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I'm not going to over think this.... it's flares, it's a race car....edited
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:23 AM
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for the record, these are 3/4 inlets.... not 5/8....edited
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that's done, onto the fans.... these fans came of the Wanderer, they're from a 2000 Impala and fits pretty darn good
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on the radiator
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and as I suspected, it does not fit as a unit without some work
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however, with a genuine Corvette motorcycle strap, and removal of a few bolts...
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a bit of cutting to clear the upper a-arm
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and I now I have dual fans with a pre-made shroud
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:13 AM
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I feel like breaking out into song.... "I got parts, they're multiplying"
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then...
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dagnabit... I ordered - 8 PTFE line, the box says - 8 PTFE line... that ain't - 8.... - 4.... screeech! to a stop

you know, it'd have been nice had they included the 90* fitting for the - 8 line rather then a - 6 90* fitting... oh good grief
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at least the new carb fuel line looks pretty
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and there's a good spot for the regulator
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thinking the pump isn't going to work there.... nuts again
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then I had to deal with that f***ing Jeep ..... every time I work on it, I find yet another screw up... this time, the dealership monkeys couldn't figure out how to put a light bulb back in
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at least they're consistent?
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the rest of that story is that whole last thing with the lug nuts ruined a rim.... but it's mostly because the pad issue (that was caused because I couldn't get the wheel off).... oh well, I'll continue my marketing campaign for them....edited
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:52 AM
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a bit of progress
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:13 AM
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Upper radiator hose installed (and lower, not shown)
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PTFE fuel line - still waiting on parts from Summit, more then a little annoyed about their lackluster response
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take 1 on the radiator support
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now in steel
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bit of shear work and press brake action and we have something that looks reasonable
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next up weld it then paint it so it's pretty
as an aside, I can't believe how well that 2000 Impala fan set works for this application
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