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Old 07-16-2011, 03:50 AM   #126
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Jeff, I can't believe you are building a volvo... I thought you would have learned to avoid them for as long as you messed with Jons 16v build. Congratulations on the new baby, I have three now (Kiri).
Damn whats up dude! 3 kid's? congrats! Seems like yesterday we were all just kids. Where do you live now?

I have always been secretly in love with Jon's car so with my itch to have a V8 I finally had an excuse to build one.

Here's some more pics of the latest progress, might be running this month...






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Old 07-17-2011, 02:29 AM   #127
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Took a step backwards today. I finally got around to actually making my caliper brackets. They came out good and I got all the front suspension permanently re assembled. All was well until I put the front wheels back on. Apparently the brakes I used came off a v8 300 and the steelies are off a v6 car thus equaling my wheels not fitting (caliper rubbage). I guess i'm going to have to put the rotas on....I did manage to just space the wheels with washers so I could at least roll it outside so I can give it a bath tomorrow. Just need to plumb the rad and power steering now and it will be ready to fire.

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:47 AM   #128
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:08 PM   #129
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Those steelies look really good at that offset too, lol.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:49 PM   #130
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Those steelies look really good at that offset too, lol.
yeah, they really do. I say get some spacers.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #131
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What are those exhaust maniflods from?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #132
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C5 corvette, I just chopped the stock flanges off and tig welded on my own flanges. I did the pre heat post heat drill but they welded really nice, not like the cast I'm used to. It's common practice to turn the truck manifolds into turbo manifolds doing the same thing.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:46 AM   #133
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:17 AM   #134
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This is such a nice car. Love the way the wheels fit
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:10 AM   #135
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Stupid question, which port on the steering rack is the pressure side? The PO had them looped so I cant tell. Want to get the pressure hose made this week at the local hydraulic shop.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:01 AM   #136
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It runs! Still needs tons of work to be able to drive but at least it's almost there now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5fO1ewcwZU
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:01 AM   #137
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It runs! Still needs tons of work to be able to drive but at least it's almost there now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5fO1ewcwZU
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:42 AM   #138
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That's ****ing awesome. Can't wait to see it rolling!
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #139
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Got a bunch more finished this weekend. If I had a drive shaft and a throttle cable I could actually drive it! Going to start getting the interior all put back together next. I can't wait to start tuning this thing. I've never used a stepper idle motor with megasquirt before, it's so fun changing the idle speed with the laptop. My poor rear tires aren't going to know what hit them

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Old 09-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #140
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Very clean swap. Great work!
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:02 PM   #141
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Excellent work as always. You were clearly the man that car was looking for, I'm so glad we were able to get it down to you. When she's all ready and out on the road, I would really like to catch up to you and see your work first hand.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:21 PM   #142
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Looks good. Need more tire burning pictures.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #143
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Very nice!
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #144
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:54 PM   #145
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those welds, they are so colorful and dotty!

so much room for turbos
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:42 AM   #146
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its so... beautiful.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:25 AM   #147
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Your build is amazing for a "low budget beater". I love it other than the auto, but I understand your reasons for it. Keep it up man!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:25 AM   #148
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:52 AM   #149
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:08 AM   #150
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This would make this great project much easier for those of us that can't yet weld aluminum http://www.holley.com/302-1.asp LS conversion oil pan!
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