69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

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69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:39 pm

I had enough of looking at my previously broken and badly fixed valance panel area so I decided to clean it up a bit. Real fibre glass repairers go easy on me eh!

after I started grinding away all the crappy repair and bog work,

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/021-3.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/022-2.jpg[/img][/img]

after grinding out the back side delaminated areas around the overider mounting holes and on the left side join area(where the main damage was) , the panel sagged under its own weight , so I jacked it up to hold it at the right shape while the back side was glassed

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/030.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/029-1.jpg[/img][/img]

the clamps and old tent peg :-x was used to hold the spoiler bit in the right spot while the back was reset

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/026-1.jpg[/img][/img]

after that the clamps came off and the front was reglassed ,had to make a new bond strip over the join, then sanded ,spray puttied , sanded , sanded , sanded .

finished up by respraying it with black acrylic , then we decided to do something a little differant to finish it off .

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/032-1.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/033-1.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/034-1.jpg[/img][/img]

some alu mesh from an auto shop and some trim from clarke rubber .
I reckon it looks a bit more "sharky ".
AND all that can be taken off and orig. bits put back on if needed.

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Postby nifty » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:56 pm

works for me bazz....looks good... I LIKE IT.... :o :o 2 thumbs up....

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Postby Smithy007 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:20 pm

Looking good bazz :o
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Postby 6t8vette » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:34 pm

Hey Bazz you've been busy.....looks great!!! :o


err.....can I have your bits :-o (just kidding lol)

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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:10 pm

:) you can borrow the inside grill brackets for as long as you like to help size yours up if you want.

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Postby 6t8vette » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:28 pm

Sounds like a plan :o thanks Bazz
It will be a good project for Mr 6T8 while he is waiting for parts.
He can take them to work :-x

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Postby nifty » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:41 am

6t8vette wrote:Sounds like a plan :o thanks Bazz
It will be a good project for Mr 6T8 while he is waiting for parts.
He can take them to work :-x
always good to do something productive at work...

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Postby Smithy007 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:46 am

nifty wrote:
6t8vette wrote:Sounds like a plan :o thanks Bazz
It will be a good project for Mr 6T8 while he is waiting for parts.
He can take them to work :-x
always good to do something productive at work...


That's what work is for isn't it ???
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Postby nifty » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 am

Smithy007 wrote:
nifty wrote:
6t8vette wrote:Sounds like a plan :o thanks Bazz
It will be a good project for Mr 6T8 while he is waiting for parts.
He can take them to work :-x
always good to do something productive at work...


That's what work is for isn't it ???
hell yeah...if you getting paid to work on your car bits, all the better...

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add a few more pics

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:38 pm

just thought you might be interested in some of the stuff thats been going on around here vette wise that is , firstly we pulled the motor out (thanks for the help 6t8 ). while it was out the clutch and bellhousing was upgraded a bit and the rear end got a tidy up , a 5 speed went back in and a few other mods at the same time so,

heres the new sweet thunder 2.5 inch straight through insert ,

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/011-4.jpg[/img][/img]

nice sound BUT WAY TOO LOUD.so,

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/009-5.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/005-6.jpg[/img][/img]

we added these cones which helped but ended up drilling holes and wrapping the insert in steel wool and fibreglass which made it a bit more legal ,no pics of that though

carby mods , new secondary plates , jet extensions ,bigger needle valve high flow opening , new floats in to suit , new gasket kits (again !)

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/010-6.jpg[/img][/img]

whats hard to see on the engine is three redline 2 barrel heat shields modded to fit , before they were on when the engine was shut off the heat soak would boil the fuel and the extra pressure would force open the float valves and we,d watch the fuel dribble in the carbs , made for hard starting and a cloud of black smoke , they seem to have fixed it.

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/020-3.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/021-5.jpg[/img][/img]

had a lot of problems with the idle , it would be idling away fine then just die out , seems to have been caused by differant air leaks which when fixed cured that problem , now it comes back to 850rpm everytime

while all the bits were out a bit of a clean up underneath , thats a Dragvette rear end addition,

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/012-3.jpg[/img][/img]

its got C4 seats which I hard mounted as far back as I could (I never adjusted the original ones anyway ) so I made up new plates to suit using the original holes

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/013-3.jpg[/img][/img]

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:57 pm

its got 5 drive shaft loops now ::
TKO 600 with the .82 overdrive ,if you ever put one in yourself make sure you cut the Mustang mount away before it goes in.... QuickTime bellhousing , new clutch bits in there ,
[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/014-3.jpg[/img][/img]

AND of course THE sticker ...

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/015-2.jpg[/img][/img]

inside , basically the same (original ) but new carpet bits and those seats



[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/022-3.jpg[/img][/img]

thats it for now :D

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Postby silver383 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:26 pm

looking great mate, you will love that suspension mine feels like it's on rails :o

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Yeah my steel spring was flat and the back end used to squat down heaps on acceleration , now with the 360lb the front just comes up a bit

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Postby CraigH » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:53 pm

Looks fantastic, heaps of work gone into it all.

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Postby CraigH » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:59 pm

And I bet those pipes are mighty loud.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:02 pm

CraigH wrote:And I bet those pipes are mighty loud.


yeah there still a bit louder than the Hooker inserts(1 7/8 inch) it had on it when it went over the pits,but its a nicer note IMO. have to get some fillum of it one day

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Postby nifty » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:54 pm

looking good bazz.....

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Postby YLLA 88 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:34 am

Hey Bazzas,

Once ya get that thing started you'll have to post a vid of how she sounds, should be one sweet sound :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:34 am

YLLA 88 wrote:Hey Bazzas,

Once ya get that thing started you'll have to post a vid of how she sounds, should be one sweet sound :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


this Sunday if the weathers good we have the Memorial run here so will get some footage

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Postby nifty » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:31 am

maybe even chuck the drag videos up for now as a teaser buddy

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Postby australi » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:33 am

Looks good mate! :-)
LOVE the sticker! 8)

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:22 pm

nifty wrote:maybe even chuck the drag videos up for now as a teaser buddy


love too but i lost everything fixing a virus attack :evil: oh well have to start again

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:25 pm

australi wrote:Looks good mate! :-)
LOVE the sticker! 8)


got a nice blue sticker here to go on the 77 soon

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Postby Bazzas77 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:08 pm

did this mainly to make sure air/fuel was OK so wasnt damaging anything

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/th_dynoruns003.jpg[/img][/img]


[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/th_dynoruns004.jpg[/img][/img]

is running a wee bit rich down low but leans out nicely at the top end , so thats good enough for me :) anyway you get the idea how it sounds even with my cheap ass camera

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Postby Tony 74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:41 pm

Hey bazza,
I can see you've been busy, Have just purchased sweet tunder 2.5 inch mufflers my self, I agree they are load . I'm interested in you method of shutting them up was is successful and how did it affect your power. Do you know weather the 2" are any quieter or not.
I'm still working on the electric popups.

Cheers Tony.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:31 pm

Hey there Tony , I put these in on the motor side of the insert as you can see from a pic above , they helped but not really enough unfortunately for around here,

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/DTC-72-32510/

so we pulled the inserts out and drilled lots of holes in them and wrapped them in muffler steel wool and then a wrap of muffler fibreglass and wired it down tight as possible and put em back , a lot quieter but I think the cones placed hard up against the front of the insert has restricted the gas flow somewhat , what I,m thinking now is maybe space the cones away a bit to help it breath a bit better,IE allow the gas to pass through the full area of the cone.
I had the 1 7/8 hooker glasspack straight through mufflers before and it was louder , couldnt hear anything cept the motor while cruisin , had to shout to be heard , you get the idea ::
As for the 2 inch , these sweet thunders stuff seems to be OK for the yanks but with a BBC anyway they need extra "help" to be legal down under , might be OK with a SBC

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Postby Tony 74 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi bazza,
Havent had a chance to take mine for a road run yet.
I thought to much exhaust could not be enough, but now I'm worried, If you stumble across the answer let us know.
Thanks for the reply, Happy x-mas to ya,

Cheers Tony.

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Postby Leroy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:36 pm

Mate need to hear and see your beast in the flesh me thinks

Got some time off till the 29th would love to catch up if you are up to it

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Leroy wrote:Mate need to hear and see your beast in the flesh me thinks

Got some time off till the 29th would love to catch up if you are up to it


going back in to work on Sunday night , not planning on going anywhere till then , cept for the shed to do the muffler mods today , hopefully wont take to long and hopefully it helps ! :-x

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:49 pm

well finally done some more mods to the exhaust ,pulled the mufflers out with a slide hammer and welded some nuts behind the cone end and then used another nut between the muffler cone and the "baffle cone " to space it away

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/006-6.jpg[/img][/img]


nut welded on, then muffler was tapped back in and cone set up inside

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/008-6.jpg[/img][/img]

no pics of the end result but here you can see where the new holes will be to add the 5 mm space and how far forward the baffles will sit

[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/004-5.jpg[/img][/img]

anyway its all back on but a test run tommorrow arvo will see if it makes any differance for the better, I expect it to be a bit louder at least :-x


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