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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2020, 03:02:22 pm »
Nice one Davina.
You should get some brushed stainless gauges for that cluster.

Money slowing us all down unfortunately :/



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2020, 04:16:36 pm »
Its the 2 gauges for air ride pressure with the 4 switches in the panel above. Shame the faces are white. Electric window switch is out of the Omega but it fits the shape well.
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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2020, 01:51:31 am »
You should be able to change the faces. I did so on the Supra. Had to for MOT
I'm just saving for new portamig welder then I will be able to weld in my new rear quarters and engine mounts.
For now it's slow progress though.
Been trying to get into new work. And although I got it there's no position vin my area yet.
Cash flow is <poo> on minimum wage :/



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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2020, 03:38:04 am »
On Universal Credit , last sick pay this month . Waiting for my "redundancy" pay as well. When that comes through I will be able to get roll over hoop made  then fit the body sides back on so that will keep me occupied for a few weeks.
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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2020, 10:19:55 am »
It's slow moving for everybody then so :/
Things will come right in the new year!



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2021, 07:19:09 am »
Got a bit stuck on things, holidays and weather getting in the way. Started to sort wiring loom, removed a box full of stuff not needed, wiring diagram not helping as some colours wrong . Ordered some hole saws to make grommet holes as the largest is 63mm , have to move the ABS unit and make new mount as the inner wheel arch fouls . That leaves me with less room to fit relay box above, found a diagram for under bonnet relays but nothing for under dash ones. Looks like its meter time.
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I get pushed out of shape and its hard to steer when I get rubber in all 4 gears (Beach Boys ,little deuce coupe)

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2021, 03:46:50 am »
Ah wiring the arch enemy. Have fun.
I'm luck alot of the Swap stuff is plug and play.

My project has stagnated though lately.
I order my welder two weeks ago and still no sign of it moving.
I have all new bearings and hubs ready to go on with extended wheels studs.

Might get the full bush kit from Hardrace so that I can press in new bushes and paint the Subframe.
Gives me plenty work while waiting for me welder.
Once welded it's paint time :)



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« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2021, 05:15:30 am »
Slow progress is still progress, days off have given me time to work out (would have said design but still fluid) a mounting for ABS in my head. Found a heater blower on the bay, hair dryer type and just what I needed . See things fall into place, only looked for something to do stuck in!!
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« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2021, 03:04:21 pm »
So got this new toy, great help saving my knees!! had to make a recess to get heater fan line up with heater unit. Well was going to post pics but host site down. Later!
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I get pushed out of shape and its hard to steer when I get rubber in all 4 gears (Beach Boys ,little deuce coupe)

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2021, 03:29:52 pm »
Nice one Davina.
My progress is very slow, minimum wage :/
No good!
New welder arrived on Wednesday but ain't got money for gas, gotta wait just.



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2021, 02:47:34 am »
Yes same here for ££s anyways here's some pics.
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I get pushed out of shape and its hard to steer when I get rubber in all 4 gears (Beach Boys ,little deuce coupe)

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2021, 05:52:20 am »
We just picked up this 1966 Rambler Classic 770 convertible. It's right hand drive. The main reasons we bought it are also the main reasons we shouldn't have bought it: It's a big boat, it's a convertible, it's a project car.  ;D



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2021, 07:21:54 am »
Nice, there used to be a Rambler convertible that drag raced when I raced my Challenger early 80s . It was still about a few years ago. AMC 360 V8 and Chrysler auto box ??
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Know a bit about everything but not enough to be clever.
I get pushed out of shape and its hard to steer when I get rubber in all 4 gears (Beach Boys ,little deuce coupe)

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2021, 08:18:31 am »
We just picked up this 1966 Rambler Classic 770 convertible. It's right hand drive. The main reasons we bought it are also the main reasons we shouldn't have bought it: It's a big boat, it's a convertible, it's a project car.  ;D




Nice one, is it no a we touch of home for you too? Bar being RHD?



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2021, 08:21:19 am »
Yeah, I think Megan had that in mind when she found it.   :)
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« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2021, 09:47:32 am »
It's nice to have a slice of Home.
I always stick with the Japanese Honda and Toyota.
But I unfortunately ain't Japanese in anyway! D:



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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2021, 05:03:32 pm »
It's nice to have a slice of Home.
I always stick with the Japanese Honda and Toyota.
But I unfortunately ain't Japanese in anyway! D:
A RHD American car seems to sum up our relationship. I don't know if that qualifies it as a great combination or crazy mishap :-D

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