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#581 dimlight65

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:43 PM

Going to leave it at the stock ride height or lower it some?

 

If you'll go back and watch what I call "The Most Important 18 Seconds On The Internet," AKA the video of me driving out of the parking lot, you'll see that with my fat ass in the driver's seat, the nose droops to a really nice stance, IMO.  We have a bit more planned inside which ought to add some ballast back there and "lower" the thing, we hope.  So, to answer your questions... yes.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

So, to answer your questions... yes.

 

And if it has enough gears to pull 70+ on the freeway, I'm still trying to convince him we need some slot mags, and maybe also ever so slightly smaller diameter tires, which would also lower it some...   ^_^


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

Ever have one of those days where no matter what you do it doesn't go how you want it to? Yeah, that was today...

 

First thing in the morning Tim fired it up and took it for a test drive. Still a bit warm on the gauge (crowding 200). So we start looking for a way to feed more air to the radiator. Wasted several hours on that, did not work, will spare the gory details to protect the guilty. 

 

Final assumption/plan is that we need an undertray to duct more air to the radiator. We will be building that next week.  :thumbup:

 

Decided to try one more test drive, after the extensive comedy of errors, to go get some lunch. Ran flawlessly all the way there, and stayed under 180F.

 

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Time did get his HK hitch cover installed, though...   :thumbup:

 

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And so you can see how hellaflush it is...

 

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Next week undertray, more test drives, and maybe consider a clutch swap. What's that? I didn't mention the clutch?

 

Yeah, I could have sworn we put in a new clutch disc when we put the engine in, but it seems to be slipping if you romp it in 2nd gear now. I am hoping there is some "bedding in" process for this clutch. Otherwise, we will be pulling the transmission soon...   :blush:


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:05 PM

OH!  I just remembered something!  Those pointy-headed engineers at Ford really knew what they were up to when they designed the ram-air ventilation on this thing.  While we were driving to lunch, I flipped open the vent on the passenger side and was hit with a very refreshing blast of less-hot air into my crotch.  T'was quite nice, I must say.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 05:20 AM

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:00 AM

Some staggered slots would look oh so right on this . :cool: 


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:12 AM

Some staggered slots would look oh so right on this . :cool:


This, please this.

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:18 PM

So, today we made a thing!

 

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Fits very well and should help cooling quite a bit...

 

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And new pedal pads...

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

So, today we made a thing!

 

 

 

 

 

Fits very well and should help cooling quite a bit...

 

 

 

 

Ooow, so much nicer than the cardboard one Freiburger and Finnegan made


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Ok, I can't ignore this picture any longer.  I have seen this before, and it did put bad thoughts into my head, but... *sigh* no, just... no. 


"Gnorts, Mr. Alien!" Neil Armstrong

 

"It's like a fine cognac... with a hint of aged scrotum"  Bender B. Rodriguez

 

 

That color is called Statutory Grape