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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:07 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Moving the radiator forward.

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:51 pm
by Rickracer
You DO have plans to put something else structural back in there I hope? On my current Vega, they had cut that out and bolted the radiator to the stubs, :shock: :rolleyes: 8)
I put it back in and tilted the radiator back, like in a newer Corvette or F-body. 8)

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:20 pm
by 48 Fiat
Yes we do have plans for a 1"x 1.5" rectangle tube .120 Wall. Just haven't got there yet. More pics to come when we get there. Dave.

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:31 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Rectangle tubing to replace the section we removed. There is still more work to be done. More pics coming soon.

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:10 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Finally an update!!!

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 pm
by V8VEGA*71
More pics..

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:10 am
by 427VEGA
Your radiator looks as far forward as mine,did you check to see if the grill clears it on the ends?

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:04 pm
by gmagilla
Is the radiator about half way through the core suport and how are you going to bolt it in ? What are the notchs at the end of the tube for ? Nice work !!

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:13 pm
by 48 Fiat
@ 427VEGA: We have not made the mounts for the grille yet, but things seem to clear okay when we hold things in place. Thanks for your interest in our project!! Dave & Jason.

@ gmagilla: Yes, it's an 1/8" from being centered on the core support depending on which way we place the rubber blocks.. The notches at the end of the tube are for clearance on the radiator tanks. We have not finished the top radiator mount, it will be similar to the lower rubber block mount. See pics below. Thanks again for the killer valance!!! Dave & Jason.

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:19 pm
by 48 Fiat
More radiator mount pics..

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:20 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Dad surprised me when he came home last night with the L-88 fiberglass hood!!! :D It's Vfn brand, and looks to be brand new!! We had plans to modify our stock steel hood so we could bolt hinges to it, instead of the stock welded hood hinges, but this does it all for us!!! Thanks again dad!!!

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:21 pm
by V8VEGA*71
more pics..

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:15 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Tested the sump with a few gallons of water (simulated heavy acceleration & turning) and the sump works well!! The only time there seems to be any problem is when there is less than a quart of water in the tank.

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:11 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Pictures of the latest work..

Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:14 pm
by gmagilla
What size is your radiator ? I like the way your car is coming together , nice work :th: