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#1 Mikelly

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:25 AM

I bought this car from Chris Cloude in Spring 2002. I'd originally picked the car up with Chris in Summer 2000. We'd taken my truck and a rented car trailer to North Carolina. Chris had his dad make a rotissary and they fixed all the rust issues in the firewall and battery box, and welded in Pete P.'s frame rail design. Chris then removed all the sound deadening and then all work stopped...

I bought the car from Chris for $1000 for the car and three loads of parts that I promptly sold for about $1500.

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Early pics of the car...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:50 AM

The suspension is all my ZFracing front Stuff:

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This is a very old add and no I don't sell them anymore...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:56 AM

So I finally settled in on brakes after having some of the best known suppliers sell me brake kits over the last 10 years... Can you say requirements creep?

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They're OEM Mustang Cobra brakes from 93-2004. They work with Jamie T.s aluminum front hub and MMLs rear stub axle. I went with the forged version.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:00 AM

And no "track car" could be complete without a "track car" interior, right?
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:13 AM

So in the "end" we settled on Viper metalic silver with blacked out MSA Type3 air dam, Beta Motorsports carbon hood, Juan's Carbon tailight panel, euro tail lights, blue plastic headlight assemblies, and ZG flares. I'm running a rear pedistal mount fo-carbon wing.

Before installing spoilers, flares, wheels and other goodies...
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Mocking up flares/testing wheel clearances.
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mmmm Carbon fiber...
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Pre-Carbon hood/MSA Type3
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And with the MSA Type3 and Carbon hood...
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:18 AM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:41 AM.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...


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Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:57 PM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...

Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:42 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:04 AM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...
Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 03:00 PM

Oh, yea... I'm working on the DATSUN, just so we're all clear. :roll:

Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 04 June 2015 - 01:38 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:37 PM


Wonderful way to spend money and time...
Mike


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:32 PM


If all goes will I'll have the car at Summit Point in April to start the "debugging" process.

Mike


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

Tomorrow, We will start the Zcar, if "god" smiles down upon me... Some would say that... "If god smiles down upon me"... Please... :roll:



I'll report the results of tomorrow's efforts later in the weekend...
Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 04 June 2015 - 01:39 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:21 PM

A day of triumphs and tribulations...

The fuel pump I bought from some vendor on ebay isn't pulling fuel out of the can i'm using to prime the system. On the plus side, we were able to confirm that the starter is working properly, and that a number of "other" electrical components are functioning as designed. We were also able to confirm the motor is firing properly. I also managed to pull the holley 750 double pumper and go thru it. The carb had 70 main jets, but I upgraded it to 73s in the primary and kept the 80s that are on the secondary side. I only had one pack of jet extenders, so I couldn't install any on the secondary side. I'll pick up some next week and take care of that... I'm also pretty sure the Odyssey PC680 battery may not be sufficient to crank this car over... Also spent some time making sure the suspension was going to clear under full travel, and wrapped some fuel lines and wires in flame resistant wrap to make sure I don't have any serious issues at the track... We're getting there...

Maybe more news tomorrow, as I do have another fuel pump, and will attempt to use that tomorrow to pull fuel from the can I'm using to "test" everything...

Mike

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

New pics from today... didn't resolve the fuel issue yet, but did start working on the radiator box. No pics of it yet though!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:15 PM


Edit: It's 3 degrees outside this morning, and I just walked down to the shop and built a fire... It's 29 degrees inside the shop... Not sure how much I'll be able to get done today, but I'm waiting until we have sufficient heat in there! :2thumbs:

Mike


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Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:52 PM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...

Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:30 PM

No major updates as I'm awaiting some parts to come in that I ordered.

Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 04 June 2015 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:26 PM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...

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Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:05 AM

Everything here is no longer relevant to the build...
Mike


Edited by Mikelly, 03 April 2016 - 02:45 AM.





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