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Old 01-03-2018, 05:27 AM
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the absolute best thing about fiberglass is how easy it is to fill gaps.... matter of fact, perfect fitment is not a goal since you want the glass and resin in the between the parts.... this is the easy part, making them smooth - especially since I was the 2nd person to get these flares - will be bit of a task
time to get this where it needs to be - first get a bit of aluminum to make a ledge
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these blades work awesome at cutting fiberglass
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nice, straight cut
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back to the ledges
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cut 1" (and the lip) off the rear panel so they butt together
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and time to take it off its suspension so that I can verify dimensions
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tomorrow, the front panel comes off and I start making those fit.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:30 AM
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It's getting there
much better alignment
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oops, the plastic is just falling off now
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I think I'm getting the hang of this - this fender took 1 hour to remove, then get back to this point
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Of course, I'm now down with this part....edited

this is the right way to save that vent
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oh look, I even saved the build sheet
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:13 AM
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time to start coloring inbetween the lines... you know, all the boring stuff that must be done that didn't get covered on first swipe
like bolting the fuel pump in and finishing the lines
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a couple zerts
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and it's in place
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then this, and I don't know what the solution is going to be... the fuel lines and the bracket occupy the same space
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tried another fuel line, no joy
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stopped with that annoyance and did a bit of rewiring
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which lead into a lot of wiring
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long ago, I learned the lesson about having operating gauges for first fire
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and now to decide if I just finish with all similar gauges or save a couple bucks and put the fuel gauge and the clock back
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lots of other stuff got done - mostly my wife's Jeep - but that one is going to wait until completion to be blogged....edited
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:51 AM
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so swapping bowls and accelerator pumps
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and removal of a vacuum port
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and figuring out how to get the line bent with no kinks
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like this
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then throttle cable
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and repurpose the old air cleaner I made for P1 ... not final product, but good enough to keep the dust out
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then do a vacuum test on the cooling system
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no, it didn't hold pressure long, however, it did well enough that I'll fill the system just before I start it with far less fear that there are any major leaks
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:43 PM
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I donít know about road race, but a regulator on the fire wall is a no go for nhra.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:47 AM
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I dunno, I've never run a sanctioned NHRA race in my life.... I do open track days and autocross (and would never dream of racing on the street... never )

yipee.... electrical
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looks like it had a jacobs ignition box....edited
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I just needed to remove the speedo cable
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and then I found these Bubba devices
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you will be glad to hear that the speakers have been removed.... now to reassemble with better wiring
for those curious, I'm tackling the wiring because I need gauges to work when I fire the motor.edited Not just that but I also need to wire the fuel pump, electric fans, and master switch.editededited
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:39 AM
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this is going to happen soon
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anyway, break is over... much little work done
gauges
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and determining air filter height
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3" filter, check
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