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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:06 pm 
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I see what your problem is...

you gotta strip all that stuff that you're not going to use off it first. Seriously, you're not going with power steering are you? Or air conditioning? You don't need all that! Strip that engine.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:23 pm 
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The P/S can be stripped easily. You will need a special puller to remove the pully to get that last bolt out. The alternator being high should help, it is most likely above the frame?

As we discussed a bit, the A/C is that hard one. I'll see if I can cross reference a normal rotation waterpump, that would help temendoiusly.

Unfortunatly, the jackshaft pully (the one under the A/C) needs to stay unless you fabricate a new S/C drive system. I'm planning a "bulge" in the side panels eventually.

Another idea...Some (not many these days) waterpumps have straight fins and can most likely be turned either way without consequence. I wonder if the Tbird one can?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:31 pm 
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PhyrraM wrote:
The P/S can be stripped easily. You will need a special puller to remove the pully to get that last bolt out. The alternator being high should help, it is most likely above the frame?

As we discussed a bit, the A/C is that hard one. I'll see if I can cross reference a normal rotation waterpump, that would help temendoiusly.

Unfortunatly, the jackshaft pully (the one under the A/C) needs to stay unless you fabricate a new S/C drive system. I'm planning a "bulge" in the side panels eventually.

Another idea...Some (not many these days) waterpumps have straight fins and can most likely be turned either way without consequence. I wonder if the Tbird one can?


would be agood idea if it'd work, but changing the rotation of the waterpump will change the direction of flow, which could cause issues with cooling.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:03 pm 
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would be agood idea if it'd work, but changing the rotation of the waterpump will change the direction of flow, which could cause issues with cooling.


Seeing as how most waterpumps are just centrifugal pumps that "sling" liquid from the inside to the outside, if it has straight fins (a big if) I don't see how the direction of flow would change. Even with curved fins most industrial pumps (that I'm familier with) will still pump the correct direction when reversed, just at a greatly reduced efficiency.


Edit, point is moot. Found a pic of the waterpump in question:
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showpost.ph ... stcount=35

Second edit: Found threads on deleting the A/C and not worring about the waterpump rotation.
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88409
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100885

I'm posting links because I don't want to steal somebody elses photos. I'm keeping local copies if they go down though.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:07 pm 
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after a little modifications the engine goes in. :wink:
the ac compressor is in the way and so is the alternator, but a few simple modifications will take care of that


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:04 pm 
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That's one way to get the P/S pump off without the puller! :P

The jackshaft pully looks like it has enough room, nice.

What are you planning to do with the intercooer? I was toying with the idea of running it using the stock piping in a side 'gunslinger' pod that would be outside of the frame itself.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:31 pm 
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Can you get the engine futher back by making a hump in the tube over the tranny. Thats what i did
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:49 pm 
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Pmatolcsy, I could get the engine/tranny back about 3 inches farther without making a hump, but there might not be enough room for my feet. Dad's Midget has a 15" wide pedal box and it feels quite tight. Where the engine is now would mean a 13" wide pedal box.

PhyrraM, I was considering the possibility of a gunslinger pod, but i will probably go with the more streamlined looking approach as detailed in junior's build. see http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2664&start=180

I hope he doesn't mind me posting his pic here :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:39 pm 
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more slow progress!
the rear end has been started and the engine has been fitted more carfully (no pun intended) i want the engine to be sitting on polyurethane mounts, but cannot find any :BDH:
here are some pics


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:05 pm 
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Time for another weekly update! As if any one reads this stuff :roll:
spent most of the week working on the donor car. i managed to get most of the wiring harness out (all 10 miles of it..jk). had a blast removing the wind shield by throwing the a/c compressor through it :twisted: . All of the carpeting was remove along with both remaining seats, the heater, the taillights, the computer, etc. and i only cut my hand 5 times! i will include a picture just for the fun of it; even if it doesn't show the two 1'x1' square areas of floorboard rust-through :shock: :shock:

on an unrelated note, Dad and I took the midget for its first legal drive of the year (w00t w00t) now both the head gasket and the clutch slave cylinder need to be replaced :puke:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:29 pm 
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some more stuff, very little impressive work.. with the exeption of cutting the car in half!

the interior wiring harness is HUGE.... but i will let the pics speak for them selves...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:56 am 
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Wow, you made short work of the old hunk. :shock: There must be something very satifing and primal about cutting a car in half. :lol:

IIRC, the actual engine related wires strips out of the harness fairly easily. But admittedly, it's been a few years since I stripped mine out a D.I.Y. style junkyard. :oops:


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very very little progress... i am starting to (dread) the suspension. what should the inner diameter and outer diameter of the a-arm tubes be? how thick should the bracket material be? what are things that i should read up on? etc. etc.

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let the crazy-mad-insane-nightly-car-torching begin!
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Yeah, obviously, someone picked up the phone. Neighbors can be a pain in the backside when it comes to having fun.

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