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    #16
    Space Ghost Coast to Coast!
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Originally posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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      #17
      So if I pay 1300$ to drop a 4x4 Maverick from a helicopter, and it takes less than 13 seconds to hit the ground, does that count?

      In other news, the carbie is torn down for cleaning and rebuilding, and I snapped off an old stuck idle screw. It'll be a few days before I fix that. It's fairly decent out tonight so I'll probably go back out and finish up the distributor-into-oil pump drive mods, and get that done.

      Ernie is supposed to be removing the damper, although today was a beautiful day out and nothing got done, and it's supposed to rain tomorrow. we'll see if I get it or not.

      Mount trigger wheel
      Mount crank trigger
      Fix oil-pump-drive thing
      rebuild carb
      mount carb to turbo.

      That's it on my end, until Ern comes up with 4 tires and the turbo-to-manifold pipe. After that's all done...gotta mount throttle and transmission kickdown cables, and go racing.

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        #18
        Yes, because we would all love to see that happen!

        good progress mate!
        Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


        Originally posted by seedyrom
        my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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          #19
          1970's six cylinder, unopened for almost 50 years, bolts on turbo with draw through carb from a equally as old and leaky car sounds incredibly dangerous and a recipe for fire, much calamity and pain.

          I like like, carry on.

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            #20
            Updates.

            We stripped down all the junk in the engine bay to check out how much room there would be for zorst and to get rid of the huge 50lb A/C compressor.

            Battery used to sit here. Also check out the massive lack of insulation on what passes for a battery cable in the 1970's.



            apparently the track wants us to put it back, something something structural integrity something...

            Turbo bolted up to the intake, we were trying to not remove the exhaust manifold-but that didn't last long.



            Turns out the exhaust manifold has sheared both the rear bolts off of #6 and we'll have to pull the manifold anyway.

            Heater hoses, AC lines, and that vacuum can all gotta go.



            Swapped over the black hood with bullet holes in the front. Also swapped off the straight fender to put on the car that has to look good, we'll put the black fender that matches the hood on this car after fixing the rust hole under the battery tray.



            Floors are mint, though





            By the time we're done, we're hoping this guy is working tech again at the local track.




            In other news, I broke the distributor drive gear today trying to remove it, so had to order one of those. Add 16$ to the total.
            Last edited by Xnke; 11-11-19, 08:17 AM.

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              #21
              ...And we're on a roll here. Just dropped a brake drum on the TIG pedal and smashed it. Gotta wait til I can get that fixed to keep moving forward on this one.

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