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    Update time.

    It has been bloody cold in Canberra so progress has been a bit slow. I have had a metal reverse cowl made up to accommodate the new stroker setup. Just need to get around to welding it on.

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    I have also been busy re-doing the bay again, this time I am going no AC no power steering and no brake booster. As usual a lot more work than you think.

    I have also spent time making a radiator surround to clean that gap you get in front of the radiator and removed the bonnet release cable so I can just reach under the front bar and it will open up.

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    Finally got it in primer on the weekend and have the motor back from the engine builders.

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    Really liking that mate, beautiful work.

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    I’ve seen these photos on FB. Can put a name to a user name now lol

    looking really good mate. I like that radiator cover. How do you mount the radiator tho?

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    I’ve seen these photos on FB. Can put a name to a user name now lol looking really good mate. I like that radiator cover. How do you mount the radiator tho?

    Yeah it was easier to post on FB so just did that for a while.

    The radiator sits in place with the bottom pins and the side pins butt up against a small block inside the surround, then a plate gets screwed into that block. Cant be seen unless you stick your head right in there.

    I am thinking of mounting the thermos in front of the radiator instead of in the bay.

     

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    Would it be as affective on other side of rad tho? As draws air through the radiator may not work as well as cant seal it off properly like you can from other side?

    Looks good, doesnt boxing rails like that cause issues with engineering etc? What kind of power you chasing?

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    Would it be as affective on other side of rad tho? As draws air through the radiator may not work as well as cant seal it off properly like you can from other side? Looks good, doesnt boxing rails like that cause issues with engineering etc? What kind of power you chasing?

     

    Yeah i think i will stick with a custom version of a FG falcon thermo i had on it before. Pulled plenty of air.

    not really worried about the boxed rails. In Act once a car is regoed you dont need an inspection. I understand some people say it changes the crumple zone. Not to worried TBH.

    As for power havent even thought about it just wanted enough to get up and go so im sure a 383 will be plenty lol, also getting a manual reverse pattern box built for it soon.

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    This thing mini-tubbed?

     

    Engine bay is looking good,keep at it.

     

    Liking those lowe fab alternator bracket that hides it down on drivers side…bloke on torrie site did similar modding sss/atracing chev bracket $40(for long nose sbc w/pump I think)

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    This thing mini-tubbed? Engine bay is looking good,keep at it. Liking those lowe fab alternator bracket that hides it down on drivers side…bloke on torrie site did similar modding sss/atracing chev bracket $40(for long nose sbc w/pump I think)

     

    Sorry mate accidently reported your post.

    Its not tubbed but its on the list one day.

    Had thought about relocating the alternator but can’t be bothered.

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    Had a busy day finished making the brackets to hold the radiator in so its nice and clean.

    Also relocated the bonnet release cable so it’s no longer in the bay and in easy reach under the front bar.

    I also fitted the motor with the extractors to make sure everything was all good. Lucky i did because i had to massage the extractors because of the head studs on the new motor, all good now and made sure the wilwood setup is good to go.

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    I will be finishing off test fitting everything this week and make sure all the wiring is neat and as hidden as i can get it. Then its time to pull it all out and get some colour in there.

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    I like how u done the latch. I believe I’ll be stealing that idea hahah

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    I like how u done the latch. I believe I’ll be stealing that idea hahah

    Go for it Cav. All i did was shorten the original cable and modified the leaver. It works great and its hidden away.

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    Who did the engine? Are the heads out of the box or ported? Cam?!

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    Who did the engine? Are the heads out of the box or ported? Cam?!

    I used a local builder in Canberra. Belconnen Engines. The heads are out of the box edelbrocks, we just upgraded the springs thats it.

    The cam specs are below.

    I got a bit bored this afternoon and started test fitting bits and pieces, made up some breather lines just need to shorten 1. Onto the wiring this week just to check it all works. Then time for some wet n dry.

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    That bay is looking really good man!

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    That’s a pretty decent hydraulic roller!

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    That’s a pretty decent hydraulic roller!

    Yeah i get the impression it will be a little lumpy.

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    Looking good mate some serious progress!

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    Looking good mate some serious progress!

    Cheers James, definitely alot more work than i wanted to do but when i start i cant stop making everything as neat as i can.

    Its all the little things fittings wiring etc that take the longest.

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