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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:44 am

~ Nix the charcoal canister conversion..It didn't leave enough room to install the washer reservoir, so, I opted for the more modern, much smaller, vacuum "ball" style. All the vacuum lines are fresh and now in place.
~ Epoxy repair of Coolant overflow tank did not work, so, I re-melted the crack with a soldering iron and sealed it up. Seems not to leak now.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:44 am

~~A few more random progress pics. The car is presently up on jacks awaiting the temp exhaust setup so we can connect the dash harness, check out circuits, and crank it...
~ install the doors, hatchback, hood, and send it for paint....sounds simple...not.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:57 pm

Looking good, hope you are going to install a cowl/hood seal to keep your interior cool. With no seal engine compartment heat will be drawn into the interior through floor vents. I know a guy who makes them LOL. cjbiagi@yahoo.com
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:05 pm

I wonder who that could be! LOL

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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm

Just trying to keep everyone cool! LOL Seriously, I took the cowl seal off my car to help alleviate some engine compartment heat. It worked great! Unfortunately all the heat ended up in the interior and I was sweating my ass off. I quickly reinstalled the seal. That's how I discovered where the floor vents get their air from.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:00 pm

Funny you should mention the cowl gasket as Jon and I had discussed it earlier..but thanks for the reminder.
~ The exhaust manifold turndowns seem to be complete and ready to install. The major difficulty was that the lower of the 3 studs coming off of the manifold flange was hitting the frame area of the lower control arm and provided no clearance for the flange to be installed. This area had been "massaged/dented" but it wasn't quite enough. We cut 1/2 inch off of the flange stud and used a grinding wheel to remove the raised area of the cast flange to make it flat. With it being flat, it allowed clearance for installation. I understand that the new cast flanges are flat with no raised portion.
~This would not have occurred if we had used the Power by Ace motor mounts as they come, but we cut those mounts and re-welded them a full inch forward to AVOID having to cut the shift linkages, cut the drive shaft, cut the torque arm. dent up the fire wall at the bellhousing. We did have to cut the excess half inch off of the water pump for clearance with the e-fan.
~ Next step will be to attach the temporary flex pipe with a temporary muffler so we can crank it.....after electrical checkout.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby cjbiagi » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 am

If you, or anyone else, needs a cowl seal I will be making them again in mid March. $39.95 + $6 shipping within the States. These come with 5 new "T" clips installed ready to install in existing holes. cjbiagi@yahoo.com
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 am

Thanks for the offer, I am not sure where my cowl gasket has gotten off to, I haven't seen it lately, so I will probably take you up on that offer.
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