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« Reply #120 on: May 06, 2011, 06:32:28 AM »

TRs rattle, sure, but I can fix that given it is a full body off restification, starting soon, I hope. I love the rear suspension design. The axle is over the top of the frame, which means when the car leans in a corner, the weight of the body rests against the rear axle and transfers weight to the opposite side, meaning it corners like it is on rails. And hey, 1,753 pounds and 200hp at the rear wheels was fun, I figure to have 225-250hp and a manual 5 speed instead of 4 speed, dual Weber side draft carbs to feed her, yeah, she will be just a tad bit above fun.
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« Reply #121 on: May 06, 2011, 11:24:05 AM »

All Brit cars are a blast,  never drove one that wasn't, it's in
their DNA, probably from all those windy narrow lanes with
hedgerows!  I almost bought an aluminum Rover (Buick 215)  V8
today to put in my MG, but sanity thankfully prevailed. They had
factory ones in the UK, but only in the GT, never in a roadster, 50%
more  power but same weight as the iron 1.8 four. Tempting. Maybe
someday.





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« Reply #122 on: May 06, 2011, 02:01:48 PM »

I'm going to go with the 2.5 OHC Mopar engine to start with, would really like to put a 3.8 V6 in her, which would be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Yeah, they are fun, windy roads are great, and you can get them to live a long time if you run them like they are on fire for 50 miles or one hour, then let them cool down for at least two hours. Brits built them that way because that is what the countryside is like. Drive like a bat to the next pub, spend a couple hours there, jump in and drive like a bat home, and the car will keep running reliably for a really long time. Drive them like an American car and they don't last at all.
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« Reply #123 on: May 11, 2011, 07:04:00 PM »

Got one more painted today, the 98 Z28. A little sanding and buffing and final assembly is all that's left. I'm looking forward to getting rid of this one so I can get back to the Mopars on my list.
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« Reply #124 on: May 11, 2011, 08:49:13 PM »



Ho Hum. . .  It's a Chevy
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« Reply #125 on: May 11, 2011, 09:11:56 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Ho Hum. . .  It's a Chevy
Yup but it paid real well. Insurance job.
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« Reply #126 on: May 12, 2011, 06:32:53 AM »

Insurance... where the $$ is.  I know a guy near here that used to restore Mopar muscle cars, A, B, E bodies exclusively, but had trouble getting paid... now he takes all the insurance work he can get, crank it out and get paid immediately.

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« Reply #127 on: May 12, 2011, 07:36:33 AM »

The great thing about working on the competition is seeing how well the Mopars are built in comparisons. Chris can confirm, but a bracket to bolt a fender, bumper or valance for a Mopar is a few bolts that all tie together for strength, Chevy especially (second gen Camaro example), the bumper to the fender has several 3/8ths inch wire rod supports to keep the corner of the fender from flexing, and my buddy's Lightning likes to use stiff wire hose hangers and belt protectors near the engine. Talk about chinsy, then they took a 20 pound chunk of aluminum to hang two serpentine belt idler pulleys that crosses from one head to the other....go figure.
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« Reply #128 on: June 24, 2011, 08:00:46 PM »

Hey Steve & Ed, Do you guys recognize this car?
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« Reply #129 on: June 25, 2011, 05:18:47 AM »

Beautiful!!!  A car like that is worth doing right.

 I wish you could paint my '70 F3 vert!





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« Reply #130 on: June 25, 2011, 06:42:32 AM »

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris that made my eyes pop out of my head, what a great job!!!


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« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2011, 06:49:12 AM »

Thanks guys. I still have all the body panels to do but at least now after undercoating and buffing the shell can go to my buddies place to start reassembling it.
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« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2011, 06:56:47 AM »



I have one you can do here.
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« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2011, 08:13:52 AM »

Not only do I remember it, but it looks much better than even when I was out there a couple weeks ago, Mother's Day if I remember correctly. Great job, great color, and yeah, I just had a flashback missing mine!
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« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2011, 10:36:47 AM »

WOW...What a beautiful job on that 'Cuda.




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