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    Project Daily 69

    So I already own the 68 Drag-Street project in this section......however I have just agreed to (and put a deposit down on this) its a 69 Chevelle rolling chassis which I've also sourced a 9" axle for. My plan is to drop in my spare 383 4 bolt engine and run this with a 2 speed glide as a fun daily driver.

    The shell has been in the UK since 71 and is in need of a little TLC. So as I have now paid for it this will end up at one of the UK's leading chassis shops in order to sort out the rear axle as its a half chassis car with cage. From there I will then take it back on and begin to sort out the major components like engine, trans, loom/electrics and interior.

    My plan for this is to add in some basic bucket seats, a loom to just get me up and running like a US auto 18 circuit job and then the engine which should make around 400-450bhp

    From there we'll see what happens. But essentially I want this to turn into a badass daily which I can use to potentially move my race Chevelle around



















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    You must be a young man, all these projects :-)
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      #3
      I am yet to know the burden of a wife and child ;)
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        #4
        Gonna be ace! :gears
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        2005 GT Auto 4.6 V8 ROUSHcharged (Stage 3)

        1965 C Code Coupe 289, all original

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              I am yet to know the burden of a wife and child 
          Lol,,

          you are truly crazy
          sigpicUpgrades = Saleen supercharger kit with JDM tune, 3.4 pulley ,Keene bell boost a pump, BBK 62mm Twin Throttle body with spacer, EBC drilled vented & grooved discs up front with red stuff pads all round , Boost gauge and fuel psi gauge ,Oil seperator, Extra 5" fans for heat exchanger, 7 row oil cooler , Braided steal brake hoses all round, BMR rear lower control arms. 481Bhp Total. & all the normal refinements you get with a Saleen mustang. production number 192 of 945 for that year.

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            Originally posted by saleen 192 View Post
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                I am yet to know the burden of a wife and child 
            Lol,,

            you are truly crazy
            Amen to that !
            Current Mustang Red 1965 Coupe - Previous Mustangs 2008 S197, 1965 Coupe

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              #7
              I don't think a wife and child will be compatible with those projects but enjoy.
              Allan

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                #8
                A wife and child might be cheaper the amount of projects you take on! (ok maybe not)

                1966 Coupe: 1995-
                1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
                2005 Mustang GT 2014-
                2007 California Special Replica: 2010-2014

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                  So I swapped a set of my old Vortec heads for a TH400 core unit (in fact I had both here but I'd promised the TH400 to a friend and he'd paid so we did a trade for the heads) the trans is a strange one......on the outside it looked xxxxed, water came out when I tipped it on its end, the sump was full of xxxxe and the oil inside looks burnt as xxxx.

                  However the internals all looked a lot better, minimal pitting. The pic that looks bad is actually good, wasn't even deep enough to catch a nail on.

                  So the plan is buy a Jakes kit, or one of the other big brand rebuild kits for 750hp just incase I decide I want a blower in the future and make sure its bulletproof as I don't want to break it. A reverse manual VB plus Strange 4130 yoke, Ultrabell and trans shield. I was going to do this on a budget but for the sake of 2.5k (ish) I may as well do it right.......and only do it once!

                  Theres other parts I can skimp on to cut initial costs like the heating, interior and fancy rims etc. I'm also putting a bit of a hold on the drag car as this ones more important so I can have a new daily for next spring/summer ideally.
                  The 7 second car doesn't need a whole lot buying for it now other than an expensive new prop, wheels, tyres and some interior parts like sound proofing and sheet metal door cards as I'd like to modify them slightly and they're a little worn after being on and off a few times (rivets were not a clever choice by whoever made them)

                  The car itself is getting collected this Friday so I've taken the day off work to make the 500 mile round trip and hopefully I'll be able to get a few little jobs done. The list of missing parts is already quite long and expensive. I'm looking at 8-10k for parts to get it to where I want with electric windows, AC, interior etc and then whatever I drop into the engine, trans and custom bits like interior (although I think the old carbon dash may be donated to this one)




                  Anyway as I was saying......couldn't bring it inside as I had no room for it whole. Plus it was totally xxxxed.....locked solid and full of water when I tipped it over so a bit of gravel didn't hurt
                  (Will go back together in a sterile room though)

                  This ones had a hard but strange life from what I can tell. Clutch packs disintegrated in my hands yet somehow no scoring and only very minimal pitting on the internal components. Performance rebuild, decent torque converter and 450-550hp up front should give it a new lease of life












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                        Currently boxed away and I'll only end up using about 75% of the core parts in there













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                          Well, yesterday it finally made the trip home! At 5:30am I left Coventry and headed for Brighton......at 9pm I arrived back in Cumbria, broken, deafened and in need of sleep




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                            When I arrived at Halfords in Kendal to pick up a car cover for it due to the unexpected torrential rain I noticed the car had shifted.......The axle maaaaayyyy have decided it didn't want to be part of the car anymore during my 16 hour drive (12 of which was the return leg)


                            Now I had wanted to put a 9" under this anyway but ideally after it was built and rolling so I could just drop it off at Hauser racing and have them sort it out. But with this little issue it meant I had to badly weld the axle back onto the car just to get it off the truck!!








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                              One must first re bodge a bodge in the torrential rain just to shift it off the truck............this isn't my idea of a good Saturday morning and thankfully I own a little site welder which is water proof!

                              As you can see from the pics the guy who thought this back half out wasn't a smart man, apparently he hadn't heard of weld penetration either. But following this mess I managed to get it off the trailer. Pics will have to follow next week as I had to rush off to return the truck. Unfortunately theres some bad repairs in places I wasn't aware of but nothing too major. The main body is solid bar the wheel arches. Nothing a set of quarter patches wont fix




















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