My '71 Build

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  1. xpsnake

    xpsnake Bruce Supporting Member

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    I've owned my '71 since 2005. In that time I've made the v8 swap, disc brake swap, and a number of upgrades. Now it's time to get serious.
     

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    xpsnake Bruce Supporting Member

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    Next round
     

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    72MAVGRABHER Maverick Mechanic

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    looking good. wish i took the time to notch the shock towers before i rebuilt yet again
     
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    We were standing around one day, working on one of the race cars in the shop, when I was having a diatribe about cutting the towers. The next thing I knew, they were cut. I've got good friends!
     
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    72MAVGRABHER Maverick Mechanic

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    haha, i was standing in the engine bay priming when it hit me. :16suspect:rant2:
     
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    Very nice work so far..... (y)
     
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    Looks great.... are you going to stay with Red ?
     
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    I'm leaving the car with it's original paint still, just changed the engine bay over to black.
     
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    More progress: Mallory electric fuel pump mounted with race plumbing and Taylor nylon braided, steel-core lines. Aluminum fuel filter mounted, regulator mounted, ignition and electrical system components coming together.
     

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    And one more pictures. Don't judge me for those underbody shots, I just don't have time to detail at the moment. :)
     

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    its lookin awesome :thumbs2:
     
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    Nice wiring job. (y) Is the fuse panel an aux to the orig panel? Don't fret the underbody - Nobody see's it unless they're willing to get on the grnd or the car is on a lift.
     
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    Thanks! The fuse panel is an aux for all of my engine bay needs, electric fan and ignition for now, headlight relays, fog light relay and maybe an electric water pump later.
     
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    Started her up today. Still not sure if the balance is perfect, we'll find out once there's an exhaust on it.

    Turns out my 650 Holley was really a 600....so I upgraded to a 750 Q-series quickfuel, what a difference!
     

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    looks great!!!!!!! what coating did u use for the engine bay?
     

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