The heart...it beats

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Been suuuuuper busy lately. Family, work, school, expensive hobbies - you know how that goes.

 

I did finally get around to making a proper dolly for the shell, it's way better than those furniture movers I was using prior. Still, 4 rubber wheels that all swivel make this thing hard to turn and steer. If I was to do it again I would use a metal caster.

 

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Not much has happened to the shell, I'm still dreading the daunting task of welding and grinding. I'll just save the worst for last. I did install the hood pins though. Also I'm in the process of chemically stripping the paint off the hood so it can get sent off to have louvers put in.

 

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The biggest and best thing to happen yet on this build is that the motor is finally finished! Well except for the fact that it's missing a set of RD headers, if anyone has a lead HMU. Looks super awesome, I almost want to put it behind glass. No expenses were spared for this motor. A lot of cool and one-off or things you will never see again in your life got put into this.

 

- First off I made heim-jointed alternator belt adjuster a la @AceAndrew came out perfect and works like a charm. In conjunction with that I had to make a custom bolt to mount it to the block.

- All ARP everything

- Knife edged the crank

- Billet Alum 7075 IE rocker arms (don't ask there are none for sale)

- A whole bunch of other expensive racing crap I don't have time to mention, (check my spec sheet in a previous blog post)

 

Enjoy the pics!

 

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Now I think that the only thing left that I have to do is give this thing more blood, sweat, and tears before it's ready for paint. All my parts are already built. More updates to come!

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Very nicely done. Those horns will sound amazing at 70x100 RPMs!!

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