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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UberDork
4/2/18 1:34 p.m.

In reply to VegasNick :

The only advice (which you may have already read) on the PC is to make sure you have a good, dedicated air drier on the air inlet to the PC.  I use the inline Harbor Freight dessicants.  They're about $10.  

Keep plenty of spare tips on hand, it does tend to consume them.  And then the cuts aren't quite so clean, with a worn-out tip.  

VegasNick
VegasNick New Reader
4/19/18 12:51 a.m.

Been a busy few weeks. Did the track event at Daytona in the BRZ. That was a freaking blast! Now...

 

Dash is test fit. Now to the wires...

And got the rest of the front end together finally!

Hoping to finish the cage next week on my days off.

 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
4/19/18 5:33 a.m.
VegasNick said:

In reply to 1994CheyenneSuper :

Same thing happening with these Chargers. Finding hulled out bodies now for $3500 and up! Just nuts! 

I think the prices have been dragged up by the high cost of 68-70 Chargers, where it seems like anything with a VIN has a $20K asking price, no matter how much restoration work is needed.  Makes me really regret not buying one 15-odd years ago when you could get a pretty decent driver for $20K and projects were under $5K. Oh well... sad

The build looks great! yes

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 4:24 a.m.

Wow, I can't believe it has been so long since I updated the build! Needless to say I managed to make some progress:

 

Upgrades coming soon will be a conversion to 5 speed gearbox and a 408 stroker engine. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
7/12/19 6:06 a.m.

berkeley yeah, man!  I don't care if that's got a 2 barrel 318 and a 904, it looks awesome!

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/12/19 6:17 a.m.

In reply to VegasNick :

Looks great. 

When I look at the picture I envision that it idles super loud with a super lumpy cam.  If it were to be described as "unnecessarily loud" then that is probably the correct volume.

Too cool! 

kazoospec
kazoospec UltraDork
7/12/19 8:52 a.m.

Tell me the exhaust dumps under the door and I can die happy.  smiley 

 

Looks incredible!!

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 New Reader
7/12/19 10:38 a.m.

Shake 'n Bake! - That is a Great looking Vehicle!

Pushrod
Pushrod Reader
7/12/19 12:34 p.m.

No replacement for displacement, so letter that hood! Also, the "K&K Insurance" needs to grow! smiley Otherwise, this is perfect unto itself. Great job. That is all.

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 New Reader
7/12/19 12:52 p.m.

this thing is sick.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau SuperDork
7/12/19 1:26 p.m.

Jaw, meet floor. WOW.

71/10 would daily drive to work

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 6:06 p.m.

In reply to kazoospec :

Be happy!

 

https://youtu.be/AUXAyk4ssjY

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 6:07 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

Oh we had a change of plans along the way. It has a 5.9 with 4bbl for the moment. 

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 6:21 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

I ended up adding some Dynomax mufflers...for all the good it did!

 

Test drive...very loud.

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 6:22 p.m.

Thanks much, guys!! Certainly a labor of love! 

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/12/19 6:34 p.m.

SO for you guys new to this build I have a build blog mixed in with some other entertainment:

http://ratrageous.com/

 

I also have a Youtube channel with a mix of this car, track days, and my off road work.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/FJGhostTowner

 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 New Reader
7/12/19 7:52 p.m.

In reply to VegasNick :

I just subbed. 

Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
7/13/19 8:09 a.m.

I'm glad you picked up this thread again.

Looks great! I'm local to you, so I hope to see it sometime.

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/13/19 6:56 p.m.
Floating Doc said:

I'm glad you picked up this thread again.

Looks great! I'm local to you, so I hope to see it sometime.

Yeah, sorry man. Just got stupid busy. I am running it at Daytona on Aug 1, come on out! 

And now..looking at another built for the track. a 66 Valiant with a Petty kit car frame. 

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
7/13/19 7:07 p.m.

Sounds nasty!  Does everyone clear a path for you when out on the road?

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/13/19 8:36 p.m.
84FSP said:

Sounds nasty!  Does everyone clear a path for you when out on the road?

I certainly got some looks. :)  It is a fun car to cruise around in. Not so much on gas mileage! cheeky

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
7/13/19 9:34 p.m.

I’ll have to read through this 

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
7/16/19 5:44 p.m.
VegasNick said:

In reply to John Welsh :

I ended up adding some Dynomax mufflers...for all the good it did!

 

Test drive...very loud.

Loud's Good WAY GOOD ......VEGAS BABY!!!! 

brad131a4
brad131a4 Reader
7/16/19 10:41 p.m.

Ditto on the K&K sticker, but needs to go about a inch lower and the rims need about 4-5 more inches of width and tires to match. Other than that it is outstanding good job.yes

VegasNick
VegasNick Reader
7/18/19 3:22 a.m.

In reply to brad131a4 :

It will get that eventually. If I don't just build a second one. :) I'll have to roll the fenders to get a wider tire in there. When we did the road course at Daytona, I was tucking the rears WAY up in the fender wells on the bus stop. 

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