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#41 tim.d

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:01 PM

Awesome!  Love the battery box idea - I was thinking about something similar, but yours is a much cleaner design. Looks great.

 

Would you be willing to share what struts you went with for the hood?  Size & force?



#42 grannyknot

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 03:02 PM

Strong Arm 4477N10 Gas Charged Lift Support 10176N10W

I ordered 2 of these from these guys, https://www.liftsupp...orts-10176n10w/ and a pak of 4 ball studs, the struts are 43lb and hold the hood any position 16" or higher, below that and the weight of the hood takes over and it closes. I'm pretty happy with it, here are a few more pics,

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Someone was asking for pics of the shifter are bushing so I'll just add them here,

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:26 AM

great build journal so far. awesome idea with the lift supports.



#45 grannyknot

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

great build journal so far. awesome idea with the lift supports.

Thanks, I appreciate it but I stole the idea from Litman who did it a few years back.



#46 softopz

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 02:58 PM

Very impressed lots of great ideas . Its the little things that will make this build unique and stand out.

#47 grannyknot

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

Got the exhaust system built, welded and hung last week, hopefully it won't be too loud but I really wanted to eliminate the back pressure that the stock exhaust had.

The whole system is from Vibrant, 2 Ultra quiet straight through resonators welded together, 1in 2out ultra quiet straight through muffler, 4 mandrel bent 3" pipes and the collector I made.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for giving me props on the hood shocks.

 

Very cool build BTW.  Excellent job going down the path less travelled.



#49 grannyknot

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 06:15 PM

Litman, your most welcome and thanks, how are yours holding up, it's been a couple of years if I remember right? Any problems to report?



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:28 PM

Happy to report the hood shocks and hinges are holding up well. Unhappy to report the reason for their doing well is the fact they remain on the shelf. Car is still a major project at this point.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

This is what I have been working on in the last couple weeks, because this engine is so tall I have no room to install a shock tower brace so will be adding some internal hidden bracing that should help stiffen things up. Nothing is welded in yet, just test fitting for when the car comes back from the acid dip.Attached File  DSCN0859.JPG   231.12KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0812.JPG   231.55KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0828.JPG   231.58KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0866.JPG   231.08KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0850.JPG   230.13KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0853.JPG   225.02KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0861.JPG   223.85KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0806.JPG   230.14KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0803.JPG   231.5KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0867.JPG   234.18KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0839.JPG   231.32KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0863.JPG   230.3KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0864.JPG   231.91KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0748.JPG   216.54KB   0 downloads



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Posted 4 weeks ago

Nice, I like that approach! I have yet to figure out the real height my engine will sit at, but I'm guessing with a supercharger and intercooler on top I'll be looking to do something similar. Keep up the good work and pictures, welds look really nice.




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