some work on my 77

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:46 pm

yeah it was an old hood scoop ,that I'm reusing as a front of a splash shield on my UTR Cold Air intake.

here's the mold for the actual shield ,its just a block of foam cut to shape and lined with blue masking tape

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no pics of it being layered with glass , about 4 layers and let it dry off and was easy to pull the foam out after !

here it is with a hole cut in it for the back end of the scoop to fit ,

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test fit on car and joined it together while it was mounted to get the proper fit , then took it off and finished the joining all around

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will have to cut the extra bit away tomorrow, then smooth it off some more

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it has no real function , its just I was a bit worried about the engine ingesting some H2o . it doesn't even fit tight against the cold air filter housing , just shields it a bit that's all . if any water lays in the scoop it will just run out and drop away before it gets into the filter

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby DOC » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:21 pm

Very Interesting project. And I must say you have turned into one hell of a fibreglasser.
But where the hell on the car is this getting mounted???
Can't wait to see the installed part. My Air intake, (Also on a 77). Is a round chrome air filter sitting on top of a Holley 4 barrel.

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 pm

DOC wrote:Very Interesting project. And I must say you have turned into one hell of a fibreglasser.
But where the hell on the car is this getting mounted???
Can't wait to see the installed part. My Air intake, (Also on a 77). Is a round chrome air filter sitting on top of a Holley 4 barrel.



Thanks Doc , I'm really only doing this as a break from welding ,I just got over it for a while , now I'm going back to work for 2 weeks .

I put a heavy coat of 2 pak primer on it as is this afternoon and its hanging in my container now . When I get home I have a few maintenance issues/upgrades with my 77 which I will address , so more coming in this thread later on. One of which is a leaky radiator ,so that's coming out .

don't forget my 4 barrel carb is long gone Doc. :o

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby DOC » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:27 pm

Havent forgotten that your car is now FAR from original!

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:48 pm

OK out with the "not so old " leaking radiator and in with the new ,leaks from both sides ,so much for a cheap E Bay special !!!

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In with a new one , locally made , direct copy of an original

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all good except that the original radiators have a bigger dia. hose connection so my hoses are no good now . So I find two hoses that will join in the middle to give me the right sizes at each end , and shape as well ! But how to join in the middle ?

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while I'm in there , I got some nice HSV headers to fit so I can remove the rusty old cast iron pieces , but there at the ceramic coaters for some colouring already ,more to show on that part later (7-10 working days apparently !)

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:55 pm

Big day tomorrow , going to a fibreglass shop and see what I can get to make up a nice shroud for my new 16 inch single fan .Got to get my welder out and weld up my spreader bar brackets for the 77 as well.

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:10 pm

went to the shop and got some stuff for a shroud , we will see if I actually can make it , it might all end up in the bin !

First up got the box that the new radiator came in and cut it down to size , this is my version of a mold for a shroud .

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you can see I bought some alu. tape to cover the cardboard , then sprayed some release agent on it .

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already had a 1kg tin of unused resin so I added 50gm of blue pigment to it , its good for 6 months like that ,easier than trying to mix it every time to use .
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all mixed in , looks good , I wish I had bought some sparkles for it now :-x

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first layer , I split the matt in half to get it thin so it would fold over nicer , I should have bought some lighter stuff but oh well

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got carried away and ran out of resin so I will have to trim some of the edges a bit before next layer goes on .

I bought a 16 inch fan that will fit central and I hope just look neater , we will see .

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:46 pm

second layer on,

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more tomorrow , got my new welder set up this afternoon , its got some settings on it that I have no idea what they do !! :-x

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:07 am

hope you'll be finished before easter 2018 when i drive over for the nationals :P

be great to catch up :o :o
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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:32 am

yeah this will be back on the road in a few weeks at most ,if you drive your vette over to here it would probably be some kind of record for an old vette. Have you driven the Nullarbor before?

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:44 am

sun has disappeared , foggy now , this 2nd layer of glass hasn't gone off overnight either , I may have to get the heat gun out later . ::

Will get that spreader bar on today hopefully , coffee first though :-x

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:22 pm

bottom rad. hose on first as it gets in the way of the spreader bar optimum position :-x of course it does !

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now try to line up the bar with fittings swinging off the end and get both sides in position , well I did anyway and If I raise one side a touch it will clear the top of that rad. hose so start tacking things together for a better trial etc.

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and it fits and clears enough , so a clean up of the brackets and a coat of gloss black and tomorrow I will put them on

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:31 pm

got this smoothed off a bit , more to do on it tomorrow,

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and this is almost dry now , so tomorrow morning I will put another layer on , make it a bit hotter mix as well,

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:55 pm

well I thought it would be dry the next day but it was still way too tacky to do anything with ,so I got out the heat gun and that just made it worse so,

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ripped it off and threw it away , must have not mixed the catalyst enough or something so start again ,

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Going better now , wasted a lot of resin but oh well s**t happens . I have 3 layers on the top and 4 ish around the edges , going to take it off the box tomorrow and trim it down for a test fit up against the rad. Then I can mark where the fan will go so I can use what's left of my coloured resin in the right areas . I don't have much left and no more pigment . I had to get an adapter made for the rad. top hose so I should get that back tomorrow as well . My scoop is ready for top coat so that will get done tomorrowish

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Re: some work on my 77

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:33 pm

well I got the glass away from the cardboard box ok ,

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there's a couple of tacky spots inside ,so I'm leaving it out for a while .Painted the intake shield , got a couple of runs :evil: , washed the air-filter and will re-oil it later when it dries out a bit .


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