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Made good progress this weekend

#1 Post by John_Heard » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:28 pm

She's all sealed up tight, and back in. Only 1,499,999 things left on the checklist now!

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#2 Post by apacheracing » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Lookin Good.

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#3 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:34 pm

Lookin good John.
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#4 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 am

I want to know how many times were you sitting inside the car going, rummm-rummm?

Looks good.

Question, did you block off the fresh air vents on top of the firewall, right by where the cowl panels sits?
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#5 Post by John_Heard » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:22 am

Actually didn't get in it except to put the transmission bolts in. I'll do the Vroom Vroom stuff later haha.

Yes, it has two aluminum panels held on with dzus fasteners blocking off the vents on the top of the firewall.

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#6 Post by wikd69 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:37 pm

Looking good John - yer gonna be making smoke again real soon !!!
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#7 Post by supernova » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Look'in good!!!
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#8 Post by MOKANRACER » Wed May 02, 2012 4:10 pm

Absolutley, gonna be a good looking go fast ride John. The paint is awesome, I need to come an look when its convient..

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#9 Post by John_Heard » Wed May 02, 2012 4:22 pm

Welcome to come over any time Roger, we're in the garage almost every evening.

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#10 Post by MOKANRACER » Wed May 02, 2012 9:29 pm

OK,,,,,,,, Look forward to coming by..

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#11 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu May 03, 2012 7:45 am

Hey John,

Back to the issue with the fresh air vents on the firewall that you have blocked off.

I was reading yesterday that a guy did this to force the air back into the opening of his cowl hood. He was using an air pan and this helped.

Why did you do this and could you get the same results if you were to block off the vents in the cowl panel?
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#12 Post by John_Heard » Thu May 03, 2012 9:15 am

I did it to keep fire out primarily, I would have welded them shut but I wanted to be able to have access through there. I my opinion, I don't think you can get much pressurized air at the base of the cowl, but you of course can get cooler air in some cases.

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#13 Post by wikd69 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:33 am

Slightly different case, but my Camaro has that finished firewall which blocks all airflow into the car via that route AND has all of the grillwork smoothed over and closed off on the top of the cowl. They did this when they first built the ride, intending to do the show car thing. Problem is, I have zero air flow into the ride except via the windows and the headers really bake the interior. Ya gotta really like heat to run around in mine in 90 degree weather :smt003
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#14 Post by Craig W. » Thu May 03, 2012 9:44 pm

Looking good John!
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#15 Post by John_Heard » Thu May 03, 2012 10:11 pm

Thanks Craig.

Tonight finished up the -12 Lines going to the pan and engine from the pump, test fit the left header where all those lines pass and found a few too close places. Have to pull it back out and reroute some stuff, but made a little progress anyway.

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