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Thanks, man. I really appreciate it.As someone who will probably never go through an extensive build like this in life, I appreciate your videos and documentation throughout the process. Your videos/posts have enhanced my little knowledge on cars and related things. Can't wait to see COTA videos when the time comes
Its those pesky parts that add up....!
Looks fantastic.So I've gotten the tub painted. Can FINALLY begin reassembly. Starting to get excited now!
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While waiting for some parts to come in, I've begun messing around with the fender. While I'd love a GT3 fender, I am going to work something up on my own at least for now. Plan is to remove the existing vent I have and replace with a curved Race Louvers fender vent that goes ontop of the wheel arch. Then going to cut into the OEM vent and deepen. One of my goals with this is not to mess with outline of that iconic GT350 fender vent that's at the front of the swoosh. Really not a fan of how a lot of the existing solutions have approached this.
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This should help get a lot more airflow out without really ruining the 350 body lines
It will be a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and relief. When we built our C5 race car years ago, we had a group of friends over to help the cross the last leg of the punch list to drive it under its own power. Was a great day, you can see the grin on my face You need a roll out party!Thanks, man. I really appreciate it.
I'm getting really, really itchy to get this thing done. It's going to be such a cool accomplishment when it finally rolls again. I told my wife I might cry once I get to drive it down the street first time hearing that sequential trans straight cut gear whine
Nice! I am looking forward to the day I can roll it down the neighborhood street and hear that sweet, sweet straight cut gear whine. Long way to go still, though. I'm most worried about the wiring. Turns out there's so much to do when you replace all the wires/fuse boxes in a car with a PDM and aftermarket ECU. Ha!It will be a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and relief. When we built our C5 race car years ago, we had a group of friends over to help the cross the last leg of the punch list to drive it under its own power. Was a great day, you can see the grin on my face You need a roll out party!
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PSA - lay some strips of PPF film over the door bars and other cage bits you work around a lot. It will save a ton of knicks on that beautiful paint.
It would the interesting to know what the original flow path of the radiator is...I see it goes back and forth like the ones I do....but which way and how many passes does it make.Things have been fairly quiet the last couple weeks juggling some family time and other stuff, but some progress has been made. Since the car is painted, I've started some minor re-assembly.
Got the dash back in along with the pedals/steering wheel. I still need to work on pedal plumbing and steering shaft fabrication. Latter of which should be coming soon.
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I've also installed a Watson rear-bumper support tow hook setup. I really liked pulling the car in backwards before, but the OEM rear bumper support was only held in with (2) bolts per side. There was some flex and that always made me nervous. This uses (4) per side and they tie into the frame rails. Should be perfect.
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I also scored a nascar radiator off of ebay. This sucker is abut 20% bigger by volume than the Mishimoto I was using - while being 3in shorter. And with an attached oil cooler, it will also replace my FP350S oil cooler. Plan is to tilt forward and duct a la an FIA GT3-spec factory car.
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Going to drop it off at a local shop this weekend to get some AN bungs welded on.
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IT doesn't currently fit between the frame rails due to the placement of the lower hose, but plan is to tilt forward like this - just pushed further back. Will likely modify the k-member to fit it, but haven't gotten that far yet.
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So it looks like it has (2) cores/rows(?) and goes through one first and then returns on the other side. Here’s video…not sure it’s clear. Hard to describe holding a phone in one handIt would the interesting to know what the original flow path of the radiator is...I see it goes back and forth like the ones I do....but which way and how many passes does it make.
The lower pickup is very high in the tank and the inlet side has relatively few rows while the bottom has many rows....does it pass back and forth several times? Inquiring minds want to know.
I'd like to snake my little bore scope in there....
Interesting.So it looks like it has (2) cores/rows(?) and goes through one first and then returns on the other side. Here’s video…not sure it’s clear. Hard to describe holding a phone in one hand