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Old 05-09-2019, 01:43 AM
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Flares will be nice. With - or without the "mud-flaps?"

Looks like we've found the same wire-wrap materials (Alex-Tech?). It is the "fabric" that wraps/expands around like a tube? Not cheap - but way better than the old plastic spiral wraps! Understand no melt until about 400F.

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No mudflaps! A feature I love about the 68/69 cars. The half wrap is still a tape, although pulls off without residue. The manufacturer is Tessa... I primarily work on European cars day to day and this allows me to make my wire harness/electronics look more factory. Using it almost daily, it grew on me... I really like the properties and I think it just looks cool! Only suitable for interior use though...

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looking GOOD! Out of curiosity why did you go with a 19" tire? There are a lot more tire choices, especially in track tires, in the 18" size.
Thanks! I really prefer C3ís with a 27Ē tall tire... I couldnít find anything (DOT) 345/35/18 I figure with vipers and corvettes running the 19Ē wheels I would have tire options for a while as well. Trying to build a double-duty car thatís still streetable and still trackable makes it a bad streetcar, and also a compromised race car. i think Iíll have a permanent smile on whenever Iím in the drivers seat though!
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A C3 with flares is always a good thing.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:10 PM
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Some long term projects finally coming to reality! I think I started designing this radiator around January... C&R racing totally knocked it out of the park. Very easy to deal with, and helped with the design to make this as efficient as possible.

27.5" x 14.5", double pass 55mm core, extruded tube, type R fins. Sized to get it lower in the chassis and closer to the center of the car.



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Still need to fab the mounts and hoses, but this is about where it sits
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Slow, wiring is hard to show progress through photos. Hereís a few highlights... Doing my best to design this as an OEM might.

Ditched the generic Spal connectors for these high current weather proof ones from amphenol
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Alot going on back here... fuel lines, heater lines, and the engine bulkhead connector. This is a Delphi HES 29 pin, multi gauge. The distributor fits right in, and the harness can be unplugged without removing it
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Also got the radiator mounts finished. .25Ē 6061. They are machined to match the angle of the tanks as they sit in the frame (40į lay-forward)
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Looking really good!

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Old 06-23-2019, 05:11 PM
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I agree with Pappy above: Looking really good! I'm looking forward to hearing your reactions/feedback from your first track day.

Question: Regarding the radiator, for the uninformed (me, specifically), what are type R fins?

Edit: Just wondered, any changes required to the hood hinge setup to clear the new radiator positioning?

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What are your plans for hoses? I (think) I will be able to use a stock bottom hose but the top hose is made from 2 60's cars cut in half and coupled together. I found them by going in the stock room at NAPA and searching the wall of hoses they had.
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Pappy- appreciate it! Your car has given me lots of inspiration for many of the design elements on my car. So thank you for that!

Mike- The type R fin is Hard to describe... perforated maybe? There are fins on the fins! Iíll see if I can capture a picture. According to my eyeball, the hood should clear. If it doesnít, I will only have to shorten the prop rod slightly.
As far as track impressions; I canít wait either, but Iím just as excited to see what kind of street manors this car will have. Iíve got so much time in the design trying to make this balancing act work. As long as I canít out drive the car in the first few years of driving (I have a feeling Iíll still be dialing it in in 3 years) then Iíll be happy. I have a lot to learn as a driver as this is way more car than Iíve ever tracked. Well, itís alot of car on paper. We will know soon enough!

BBShark- im thinking something close to the stock lower as well... the upper will need to be three pieces, likely with a hardline making up 1/2 or a 1/3 of the length... Iím striking out at the finding something in the stock rooms at the auto parts stores. The hose has to be tight to the head and then to the coil over hoop to make room for the radiator exhaust duct, AND the crossbar. If you e got any pics of that you have for your upper hose, please share!
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that looks awesome enough to copy
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