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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby Caveman » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:21 pm

Hi

Good to here from you!

Yes, the LTD is on the road but, I have some items to get worked out. It is fun to drive!

I have not worked on the Vega that much although my friend has. We don't have any cool stuff to report yet. All we are doing now is just a lot of welding up stuff and sanding in preparation for paint.

It was good to here that you ran the Vega and 155 sounds good, Is that what you expected?

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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby RichFox » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:58 pm

Yeah sorta. Would really liked to have seen 170. Looking foward to running it at Lovelock next May. Get youfs done and we'll have it out. RF
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 pm

What kind of tires do you use.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:59 pm

Hey Rocco, are you refering to Rich Fox's tires? best to ask him.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:36 pm

Finally some progress to report, made our own motor and trany mounts.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:39 pm

And the trany mounts and floor plate.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Sun May 24, 2009 2:14 pm

Home made fan shroud, caveman style for sure, but should work fine, also home made engine mounts burned in for good.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Sun May 24, 2009 2:15 pm

installed view.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby 72 SS PNL » Sun May 24, 2009 3:08 pm

that is some great work so far , like the fan shroud since most people over small things like that and it should help out alot with keeping the motor cool
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby waybad » Sun May 24, 2009 8:21 pm

How is the shroud mounted to the radiator? I like it!
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby gt350fme » Sun May 24, 2009 9:47 pm

See pic 011, Shroud fits snug into the bottom universal bracket that overlaps a little bit towards the core, fits in snug along the side tanks, at the top there are two stainless steel screws with aviation nuts at the top rail above the core on either end, will seal all edges with ATV to seal it up good as to pull all air possible through the core.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby dwragon » Sun May 31, 2009 3:22 pm

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the blue stuff that you used on the shroud (It looks like part of a blanket to me?)?
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby Caveman » Sun May 31, 2009 3:32 pm

dwragon wrote:Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the blue stuff that you used on the shroud (It looks like part of a blanket to me?)?

It is fleece fabric. It is a great base fabric for doing fiberglass as it stretches and molds to your frame work unlike the fiberglass it self. All you do is add the fiberglass resins strait to the fabric.
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby dwragon » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:15 pm

Thank you for being kind enough to explain that to me. I have been looking for something like to do my 74 to 71 conversion nose but did not know that it existed. Where can I purchase it at?
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Re: The Caveman project!

Postby Caveman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:55 pm

A fabric store is a good place and Home Depot for the rest.
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