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    Senior Member 1938PlymouthGasser's Avatar
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    Mpage7399, I am with you. I see pro mod race cars running with no radiators, but they shut down the motor after making each pass and they get towed back to the starting line. I am running an aluminum block and I do not have a vehicle to tow the car back to the pit area. I am installing a radiator and electric water pump. Working on mock-ups to figure out where to install the fuel cell in front of the radiator. If that does not work, will install the fuel cell in the trunk. I just do not feel comfortable running the car with no radiator. Will post a pic of the radiator this weekend. Love working on the old iron.

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    Today I used a tube notcher to fabricate the mount for the front drive shaft loop. Fabricated the mount for the gas pedal and worked on mounts for the trans cover. Taking my time making sure everything fits tight, yet is relatively easy to take out when I need to work on the car. Will take pics when I weld the parts on the chassis. Love working on the old iron.
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    Killer look to the rear!
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    Vaughn, Absolutley AWESOME!!! Can't wait to see it done. That one has big King Kong rear sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Very cool build. So glad you posted it.
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    Of which I might be an encouragement to other hotrodders".

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    Mario, Rick and Vall, thanks for the comments. Today I decided to change up the tunnel cover. Still need to weld up the front drive shaft loop. Today I made some mounts to hold the front drive shaft loop in with pins so tha I can easily remove the front loop. Went ahead and made a different drive shaft tunnel cover that is easy to remove quickly when I need work on the car. Going to make the top cover to the drive shaft tunnel out of aluminum. Will bead roll it first. Should look good and still be functional. Fabricated the shifter mount. Will install the rest of the work this week. I spent way too much time on this sheet metal, but it is turning out better than I first anticipated. Sometimes easy is better than an over engineered solution. Love working on the old iron.
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    You're marching right along on this project Vaughn, congratulations. You're right, keeping it easy rather that overly complicated is always better. Remember the 'kiss' principle from the service.
    Steve Hidden Content in sunny So Cal
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    Roger that Steve. Thanks! I try to use the kiss (keep it simple stupid) rule all the time, but sometimes I feel like I am taking one step forward and two steps backward...just like the first drive shaft cover I fabricated. It kept bothering me how I could prevent air from flowing through the tunnel when the car was going down the track. With this new design that issue is eliminated and it is much simpler to take apart quickly, just in case I need to do so at the track. Thanks for the motivational feedback. Love working on the old iron.
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    Was real sick for several weeks. Had the crud. Feeling better now. Was able to weld up the front drive shaft loop and weld the shifter mount. Fabricated floor pans on both sides of the trans cover. Will fabricate the drive shaft tunnel cover on Monday. Making progress one step at a time. Love working on the old iron.
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    Glad you're feeling better Vaughn. Nothin like feeling the crud. Beats you down a while until you spring back and your body says enough, I want to finish my HOTROD.

    Beautiful work.
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    Of which I might be an encouragement to other hotrodders".

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