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Looking good John. You have to be getting a little antsy about getting it done now. Now that you got 90% of the work done in 90% of the time, you find out the last 10% of the work takes another 90% of the time. At least it always seems this way.

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Looking good John. You have to be getting a little antsy about getting it done now. Now that you got 90% of the work done in 90% of the time, you find out the last 10% of the work takes another 90% of the time. At least it always seems this way.


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          You are correct. The many little details are taking a long time to complete. I have a list of things to do that keeps getting longer. I am trying to make sure all the weldments are in place so when the dragster is painted I do not find something that was left off.

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          I wish you well on the welding course. I wish many times I could have taken a course to show me the fine points of welding. The closet I came is a CD that I have on TIG.

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Ah yes.  The old "building the car" blues!  Know that well as after building two I finally figured out how much work it was and the last 3 cars I've had were built by someone else!  O:) Of course I always wound up changing stuff on'em to suit me but in the end I was both money and time ahead.

The part that really is strange is that you'll wake up one morning and realize that all that's left is bolting it all together one more time and you're done!

It is nice to go thru this at least once though.  That way you know what is involved in this and you will have a great amount of respect for those who choose to "do it theirselves"!

Hang in there!  She'll be done one day. ;-)

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O.K. Gentleman, I know most of you are interested in the little details so here are four. When I decied to build a new tank I had to remove the bar on the right and replace it with one that had a 45* bend in it to clear the filler neck. The master disconnect has two cables one to the rear and one in the cockpit. I have mounted a small compressor up front to give me some air when I need it.
The belt driven pump had me wondering for a while so I had Bill Maroun @ Race Products Development sent me one of his BBC Multi-Accessory Mounts and throw in a new set of engine mounts that did not use the water pump holes to mount them to. I am having to redo the fuel shut-off valve to move the lever to the right side so I can use a 24" Morse cable to operate it. I now have 5 cables on this dragster, I hope I do not have to buy any more.
That saying that the devil is in the details is sure true about this project.

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It all is still looking real good ! The Compressor had me stumped as to what it was until I read your post.

Is the fuel tank removeable now ?


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It all is still looking real good ! The Compressor had me stumped as to what it was until I read your post.

Is the fuel tank removeable now ?


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          Yes, the rear tank will come out. It is setting on a aluminum mount that has 3 Dzus fasteners. I will use a piece of aluminum angle mounted to the firewall to hold it down.

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Looks good !!  

A tip with the ac get the thicker rubber mounts for it, last car I had one on would rattle to much without them.

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Welcome To OverSpray.com This 2 part Epoxy Primer will stick to anything it touches. I have two gallons of this for the chassis and the body. So for the next 4 weekends you will know where to find me. I will be the one with the respirator on.

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Your car is looking good!!!  


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Well , the chassis jig has been removed from the shop and the priming is done. I have some more body work to do then the chassis will get a coat of black epoxy. All this painting is a pain in the butt.

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I have been working on the dash and the saddle clamp for the trans trigger this week. I have two more sets of tabs to weld in for the B&M trans cooler and the accusump. By then I hope I can paint the chassis black and be done with it. Hope to start wiring it soon.

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John it has really come together. Great Job. So how does it feel to sit in it.

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looks great !!

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WR169 wrote:
John it has really come together. Great Job. So how does it feel to sit in it.


It feels very good.!

I had a friend make me a special seat cover that is thicker at the top keeping my shoulders forward so my head won't bang on the rollcage when the car leaves hard. I have plenty of room for the rollbar padding now.

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Looks great! Very good job building an entire car, I wish I could do all that! \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

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