Go Back   US MUSCLE US Muscle Forum Build Ups
User Name
Password


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old 26-10-2017, 11:04 PM
sar4890's Avatar
sar4890 sar4890 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: south australia
Posts: 304
Name: darren
Darren did you happen to see american pickers the other night? they were picking in an old amc dealership you would have been in amc nirvana cars and bits every where.
Reply With Quote


Find this Ad annoying? Want it removed? Then register now!.. It's FREE! Click HERE.
  #62  
Old 05-11-2017, 11:58 PM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Ah yes, Collier Motors, some interesting stuff there.

In the mean time, the final piece of the brake puzzle was to rebuild the callipers, stripped four of them and only managed to find one usable piston.



While waiting for some new pistons to come in from the US, I got the housings cleaned up and painted:



Then did the final assembly with the new pistons, new brake pads and lines, added fluid and bled the system.



Along with the new hard lines, master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders that have been installed previously, I hope that it will stop now.

As mentioned elsewhere, I've entered the car in Apocalaps next weekend, so it's going to be a busy week. Sorting out a fuel tank is likely to be the biggest hurdle at this stage, so there is a good chance I will be substituting another car.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 06-11-2017, 10:45 AM
HQGUY HQGUY is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 873
Name: Damon
Got my fingers crossed for you Darren hope it all works out.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 20-11-2017, 11:18 AM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Been plugging away doing lots of small jobs that aren't very photo worthy like fixing the wiring, installing new seat belts and fiddling with other stuff.

Decided to go down the path of a fuel cell rather than try to repair the factory tank, still need to finish of the filler:







Made an extra spacer for the driver's side engine mount, so now I have one above and one below the mount:



I now have enough steering clearance to be comfortable with, was only about 3mm before this:



And the exhaust fits nice with the modified strut rod bracket too:



In the mean time, I've also made a start on some new door cards using aluminium composite panel, the intention is to upholster these as per factory:



Hopefully it will be ready for the re-scheduled Apocalaps this weekend, an extra couple of weeks came in handy.

Last edited by 69JavelinMan; 20-11-2017 at 11:20 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 21-11-2017, 12:16 AM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Final piece of the fuel system puzzle, one of the guys at work was kind enough to make this filler for me:



Did have to sacrifice a non-pristine factory cap in its production, but it certainly finishes off the back of the car, well except for the pre-existing panel damage that is:

Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 28-11-2017, 01:10 PM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Engine bay is just about sorted for now, only a few small wiring details left to tidy up:



New rear shocks finally turned up after a bit of a wait and have been installed on the car.



Car has also been for a ride on the trailer to get the wheel alignment done:



Hopefully next time it's on the trailer, it will be heading to the track.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 29-11-2017, 09:53 AM
RAW454's Avatar
RAW454 RAW454 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,664
Name: Deano
Dang I love that rear wing Is the booster/master a hint at future colour scheme elements? Or carry-over from a prior blue meanie
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 29-11-2017, 10:57 AM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
The booster/master cylinder is just a carry over of the engine colour to provide a bit of contrast with the black engine bay.

Dash/interior is coming together, nothing fancy and still missing a few bits of the dash.

Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 30-11-2017, 03:50 PM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Finally made it to the drag strip last night, pretty much the first time I have driven it other than up and down the driveway at home:





Survived it's first night out without any breakages and ran a best time of 16.23 @ 87.9 mph. Not exactly quick, but the rear tyres are shot and probably date back to the 1990's, which was reflected in 60' times of around 2.7 seconds. Will be back with some decent tyres next time to see if I can break into the 15's.

Short video of some of the action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygvVn0U4raE
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 03-12-2017, 08:58 AM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Well, that's 72 lbs off the front end:

Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 03-12-2017, 11:21 AM
seanj seanj is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 526
Name: Sean
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69JavelinMan View Post
Well, that's 72 lbs off the front end:

Is that factory?

My 4x4 bumper isn't as beefy as that
__________________
RIP - 1969 Camaro, green/black vinyl. 540 BBC, th400, Holley EFI, 4.10 TrueTrac Dana 60, too much rust and not enough traction. 11.015 @ 111mph
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 03-12-2017, 12:05 PM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Yep, all factory goodness. That was a good era for adding big chunky bumpers to everything.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 03-12-2017, 03:03 PM
sar4890's Avatar
sar4890 sar4890 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: south australia
Posts: 304
Name: darren
was that the federally mandated bumper for the 5mph crash protection?
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 03-12-2017, 03:12 PM
69JavelinMan 69JavelinMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth
Posts: 678
Name: Darren
Yes, almost certainly fitted to satisfy that requirement, the early ones had much nicer bumpers on them.

I won't be licensing it for the road anytime soon, so I can do without the bumpers.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 03-12-2017, 03:24 PM
bonnevista's Avatar
bonnevista bonnevista is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 730
Name: Chris
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69JavelinMan View Post
Well, that's 72 lbs off the front end:

There's a tenth of your e/t right there...
__________________
I had a great childhood, I just didn't think it would last this long.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
70Chev
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger