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Old 09-07-2015, 03:49 PM
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Thanks man. I'm glad I took the plunge. It feels like when I started the build. Just gotta do it and make it happen. No more sitting around. It also doesn't hurt that I found out I'm moving about a year earlier than I thought I would be. haha.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:25 PM
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:42 AM
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Going to be making some big purchases here soon. Gotta get all my ducks in a row for the build.

I need a pay raise to support this habit. haha
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:46 AM
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Very cool! Glad you are making progress with the build.
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:31 AM
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The weather was so dang nice this weekend that I couldn't pass up being out in the garage. I got some other projects done and I was able to finalize the new fuel line setup.

And of course, I spent wayy too long figuring out exactly how I wanted to mount my fuel lines. haha. Measuring, checking heights, clearances, placement, all kinds of over-engineering that my friends know me for. I decided that I'm done using metal screws on this car in every location that I can avoid it. Instead, I'll be cleaning up and drilling out holes where I can use rivet nuts instead. This will cut down on rust, and makes for a much stronger fastener on almost every application. See below. I've used rivetnuts and rubber insulated clips for the fuel lines. Much cleaner installation and a VERY solid mount.

Removed the sound deadening/heat insulation around the mounting area, drilled the appropriate size hole, and inserted the rivet nut.

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This is what the back side looks like. The fluted section of the shank collapses and creates a friction surface that keeps the insert from rotating while also gripping the metal it's riveted to.

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Here's just a bit of all-thread run through it for a test. The washer is there to show you the level of the floor and that the rivetnut will not protrude into the carpet when it's all installed. Perfectly level.

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And here's the fuel lines all mounted up. Snug as a bug.

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There are 4 of these mounts along the floor about 1' apart. They're very solidly mounted and tight to the floor. There is one more on the firewall in a location out of the way that takes the hard lines all the way up to the bulkhead where they can be truncated later.

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Old 09-16-2015, 02:43 AM
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:36 PM
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Nice work!
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:55 AM
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Getting into a surge again. Time to snag a bunch of new stuff again. God help my bank account.


Round 1 of orders is coming from here:

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Old 10-16-2015, 03:24 AM
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Sorry for the lack of updates, guys. It's time to start the engine, and I've been stockpiling parts. But here's a nice update for you guys.

I've made some final decisions on a few directions I want to go with Tink. I've decided that I will go with a full Straight Cut gearbox (minus the crown and pinion) and I'll be installing some straight cut drop gears. All of it is coming straight from MED Engineering in the UK. Great customer service, great track record, and fantastic parts. I know many will think the full SC box is a bad decision for a street/track car, but I wanted to land on the side of too strong for street. I will track the car eventually, and might even add power adders down the road, so stronger internals now will be cheaper in the long run.

Oh... and my Retrosport order came in.

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Here's the one I'm most excited about using. Can't wait to put it on the new block with my fancy new damper pulley/trigger wheel (more to come on that).
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And I couldn't wait to fit the new wiper motor bracket and the motor I cleaned up. (Still not totally sold on the wiper motor color).
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Here's the fancy bits I've ordered from MED. Waiting on them to arrive.


Ultra Light Flywheel and heavy duty clutch
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Straight Cut Drop Gears - Roller bearing type
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Straight Cut Close Ratio Race Gear Set
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Moly Coated X-pin Diff
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Bunch of other small items, but that's the bulk of it.

Stay tuned for more fun things from KAD, Specialist Components, 7ent, and Minispares. I'm getting excited.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:19 AM
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Nice!

What are you getting from SC? I forget...what are the engine plans these days?
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:26 AM
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Thanks, Rally.

I'm getting the 5-port EFI kit from SC. Fully computer controlled, etc. I'm pretty excited to run it. I've been talking with a few guys that have it and they love it. Good power, smooth operation and fairly easy to work with.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:06 AM
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Man... I can't wait for these parts to start rolling in. Just made another purchase from KAD. Just a couple more big buys and then I can start putting the power train together.

Adjustable Oil Pressure Valve

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Viscous fluid filled damper pulley with 36-1 tooth timing built in.

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My gosh... it's been way too long since I've updated this. The problem here is that I'm actually moving in a few days and the last couple months have had me focused on that. But there is a good bit of news here. I've got the engine back from the machine shop. I'll be building up the short block sometime in the month of February hopefully, and the transmission at the same time. I really want to have something driveable by this summer. Unfortunately, with the move, my wife will lose her job, so the budget will be a little bit tighter. I have enough set aside (hopefully) to finish up the drivetrain. Then there's all the detail work of the interior, creating my own wiring harness from scratch, and figuring out the minor details that are left over. I want to do some really custom things as well, but those will have to remain a mystery until I get them sorted out and make sure they can actually be done within a reasonable budget.

Thanks for watching the build though, guys and I promise 2016 will have more updates very soon for Tink.
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Oh... And this happened.

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Yeah... That's right... I'm on golf cart wheels and tires. THE WORLD WILL END!!!!!!

I honestly just bought them because they are SUPER cheap and I needed something that I could roll he car around on for transport up to Ohio. It'll have a proper set sometime around the time it's ready to hit the road for engine break-in and testing.


Still looks awesome though. haha

Here they are compared to my 22x10's on my pickup. haha.

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And a closer view. Hoping to have it on its feet tomorrow and off the stand for a little while.

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It always makes me happy to see this thread show up with new info
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