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#61 grannyknot

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

So I got all the patching done, finished the reinforcements, cleaned and sanded and shot two coats of 2 part epoxy primer and 2 coats of single stage urethane paint on the bottom of the car and inside the cab. The car is now up at the paint shop and he says it will take one month to block it out, do a couple of guide coats then 2 coats of colour and 4 of clear. Should only be 3 weeks now before I start re assembly. The first 2 pics are after the epoxy primer, adding the seamsealer and before paint.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

The car is back in my garage now and I have started re-assembly, the colour balance is wrong on my camera and the paint looks lighter and bluer than it really is.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

That is beautiful. Well done good sir.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

Looks good... and identical to your old car haha. What's the color?


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 02:20 PM

Thanks guys, the colour is actually is from a Jeep, it is called Anvil Grey, Chrysler did something good for a change :D

My camera is screwed, this what the car really looks like, I found a pic of a Z in the same shade. I just love this colour!

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

Got the headliner in and just finished the the header and side rail vinyl so will start on the windshield tomorrow. Attached File  DSCN1438.JPG   233.17KB   0 downloads

Tar mat is done and new power cable from the battery is in, also got the side glass finished,Attached File  DSCN1452.JPG   227.75KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN1464.JPG   230.79KB   0 downloads

Test fitting the leather console cover, Attached File  DSCN1470.JPG   230.21KB   0 downloads

A last look at the header before it disappears into the engine bay,Attached File  DSCN1472.JPG   234.23KB   0 downloads

Gas tank, fuel pump are in,Attached File  DSCN1474.JPG   231.05KB   0 downloads

Brake and Clutch Masters are in and ready to go,Attached File  DSCN1492.JPG   228.31KB   0 downloads

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

That just a piece of bent sheet metal you did to mount the brank bias adjuster, or is that a bought bracket?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

Very impressive build!... No expense spared.... that Acid dip must have cost a pretty penny. Close to 10k here in bc with all levies now



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Well a brought bracket is just a piece of bent sheet metal too :lol:  Yes, made it out of some 1/8th" aluminum plate.

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Got the windshield in today with the help of string line for a the weed wacker, very smooth. The dash is sort of in, just a couple of screws incase it has to come back out.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

Very impressive build!... No expense spared.... that Acid dip must have cost a pretty penny. Close to 10k here in bc with all levies now

Thank you, I appreciate it, $10 grand?! That's insane, $1650.00 here in southern Ontario.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

I got ITB linkage synced up and the engine bay finished off, power steering installed, dash and steering wheel in,Attached File  DSCN1515.JPG   225.84KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN1519.JPG   223.66KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN1522.JPG   232.12KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN1527.JPG   227.57KB   0 downloads

 

The muffler is hanging too low for my taste, I'll have to see if I can adjust it some how, Attached File  DSCN1525.JPG   231.46KB   0 downloads

Got the rear glass in and the leather all glued in place, more pics of that to come, Attached File  DSCN1542.JPG   230.39KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN1541.JPG   232.99KB   0 downloads

 

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Now I'm trying to get the engine started but can't get the rpm synced to Megasquirt satisfaction



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

https://youtu.be/dR8bHf6C-Qc

So I got the engine going :trippen: It is still not responding to the gas pedal just sort of doing its own thing.

I have Megasquirt Matt coming on Monday to tame it and finally get it out on the road and start sorting out the bugs.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

Wow that is really pretty.  You sounded sad in the video that you had to turn it off:)

 

Great stuff.

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

The car sounds awesome the exhaust tone is just right ! Mind PM the acid dip place here in Ottawa the prices are tripple that


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

Wow that is really pretty.  You sounded sad in the video that you had to turn it off:)

 

Great stuff.

 

Derek

 

Thanks Derek, as much as I would love to get my hands on one of your heads, this was the cheaper, faster way to get something similar :rolleyes:

The car sounds awesome the exhaust tone is just right ! Mind PM the acid dip place here in Ottawa the prices are tripple that

Thanks, I just got the ECU tuned today and it has settled down and is sounding better, we'll see what it is like on the highway. Here is the link, http://technostrip.com/



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:26 AM

Sounds fantastic Chris!, is megasquirt Matt the same Matt at MT in Richmond Hill? Looking a tuner for my MSQ setup.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

MOAR VIDEOS!  :rockon:

 

Congratulations! This gives me a needed kick in the pants to work on mine some more.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

Sounds fantastic Chris!, is megasquirt Matt the same Matt at MT in Richmond Hill? Looking a tuner for my MSQ setup.

 

James, yes one in the same, he's very talented, 2nd nature to him. I'm heading down to the shop next week for the final 'on the highway' tuning.

MOAR VIDEOS!  :rockon:

 

Congratulations! This gives me a needed kick in the pants to work on mine some more.

I have to do another vid but having so much fun just driving it.

 

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Matt tuned it from idle to about 3200 rpm so I'm trying to be a good boy until next week when he can finish the job.

Learned a big lesson today, when you change out the wheel studs for new ones you MUST re torque the nuts after a couple of miles, luckily I remembered before any damage could happen, every nut needed tightening :oops:

Got the ITB's balanced, after balancing the first 4 I put 1 & 2 on 5 & 6 and matched them up to 3 & 4

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Posted 3 days ago

Finally got it back from the paint shop where the wet sanding and buffing was being done, there is still a few thing to do on it but needed to get it in some kind of shape for the annual Zfest show, here is what I'm taking,

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Posted 2 days ago

What did you put on the front lip?

 

That looks great btw!






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