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My friend Tim's '77 hatchback


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I take it that means that you guys won't be at Nismo Fiesta after all.  I hope I don't end up as the only Ratsuner there. 

 

Josh (owner of my old blue 610) should be there with the 610.  :thumbup:

 

He's done a LOT to it. Definitely sold it to the right guy.   ^_^

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Popped by the local Pep Boys since they will let me rifle through their radiator hose inventory looking for something we can make fit. While we were there we saw this cool little bauble and bought it...

 

Throttle cable stay and stainless throttle cable...   :thumbup:

 

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We also found a radiator hose that worked for our cause, pics of that and the radiator install next week.   :thumbup:

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Got almost all the underhood wiring done today. Wires routed and terminated to the oil pressure sender and water temp sender, need one more wire to the alternator and that should be it. Headlight wiring done as well.   :thumbup:

 

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Noticed the radiator support brace was getting kind of rusty, so after I took the pic we removed it and painted it satin black and put it back in. Hopefully more progress to come next week...    :thumbup:

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Got almost all the underhood wiring done today. Wires routed and terminated to the oil pressure sender and water temp sender, need one more wire to the alternator and that should be it. Headlight wiring done as well.   :thumbup:

 

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Noticed the radiator support brace was getting kind of rusty, so after I took the pic we removed it and painted it satin black and put it back in. Hopefully more progress to come next week...    :thumbup:

 

 

Was the zorst ever completed? B)

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Was the zorst ever completed? B)

 

The downpipes back to the transmission are "done". Not planning to build the rest until the wiring and other stuff is done. 

 

And knowing Tim, he's going to want the first fire to be with no mufflers.  B)

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And knowing Tim, he's going to want the first fire to be with no mufflers.  B)

Yes, but not for the "Hillbilly" reason he's implying.  It is for the "Lazy Ass" reason that I'd rather pay someone to finish the system.

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Did you get the lower hose straightened out? I frequently bend exhaust pipe for lower hoses on stationary engines used for irrigation, then use short pirces of stick hose of appropriate size on each end. Guys switch from a cooling coil that runs well water through a coil inside a pipe filled with antifreeze that has pipes hooked to the motor. The reason for the pipe lower hose is that 70's truck radiatorsare cheap, but the lower hose is on the wrong side for a chevy. The pipe would handle the heat from the downpipe.

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He added a long aluminum elbow to the lower pipe on the radiator. This now makes the lower radiator hose just a straight 4-5" piece.  :cool:

 

So now the aluminum pipe is what passes near the exhaust downpipe. I think we're still undecided whether we will heat wrap it or not?

 

I'll post some pics of the new setup this weekend.  :thumbup:

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New lower radiator hose...

 

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View of the radiator lower pipe mod and the clearance from downpipe...

 

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Choke cable shortened and installed...

 

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Overall view of current progress. Note the crossbar is now black instead of rust colored...   :rofl:

 

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Finally got the dash back in and everything plugged up...   :thumbup:

 

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Looks beautiful.  Seems to be a little to the right [the engine], though.  Could just be my eyes.  WEAR A HELMET!  lmfao.  jk, enjoy!

 

It probably sits to the right a little to clear the steering box. The Mustang II V8 sat about 1 1/2"-2" to the right for exhaust manifold to steering box clearance.

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It's perfectly centered. It's probably just me standing slightly off-center while taking the photo causing some parallax.  :thumbup:

LOL, THAT makes more sense than making the mistake of not lining up the engine mounts…MY BAD, lol.  Sweet build!

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You may notice the exhaust manifolds on this car are installed backwards.   ;)

Aim the mufflers out of the headlight housing like a bawse!

 

I love this build. You guys do some amazing work out there. I thought it would be awesome to schedule a visit when my company sends me to the corporate office, but you guys are so far from Katy... Why is Texas so big!

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