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« on: February 06, 2006, 11:21:02 AM »

Here is a close up of the new wheels...only took 10 weeks to get them.....nice

The body finally back on, the fenders are going to have to be stretched a tiny bit.

This is a shot of the water lines going into the intercooler.

I think more work had to go into the trailing arms than any other single thing on the car. Here is a shot of the mods involved to make the caliper mounts fit as well as a number of other things. They are also narrowed 1.5 inches per side.

Here is a shot of the finished product, thanks Rusty!

This is a shot before the engine was closed up......The first time or the second time, I can't remember. Ha! Ha!

This is a shot of K-Rock sledging the oil pump, it was a little tight so we hit it! Don't try this at home it was just a joke!

It is real hard to get 600ft/lbs on the new kryptonite rod bolts so K-Rock broke out the 1\" drive,we both sat on the end of it and achieved the required torque!

This is what u see before Klaatu swallows u at the 1/8 mile!

Head drain back lines and oil by-pass fitting.

Old K-Rock doesn't know what he's doing, the heads look killer.......Thanks for doing such a wicked job!

The gas tank and water tank powder coated.

A shot of the inside, still have alot to do.

I decided to remove the speedo and slide in a monster like my last car, I just don't like something that big hanging off the dash!

When u move the tranny forward, up and sideways sometimes u have to do a little cutting. I will be making a alum. removable panel. The mounts put the engine in the same location as a type one trans., we will be offering the mounts for sale at a future date. I think there will be a few broken tranny's this year with everyone steppin it up! If u see yourself going bus box in the future let me know if u are going to want mounts. They also give clearance to run 930 cv's without cutting the frame horns.

Here is a shot of the cooler through the back window.

The fuel inj. requires way to many fuel lines. I could not run them behind the firewall because of the turbo and exhaust being there!

Most people remove rust and paint over it, We try are best to put on different layers of paint to look like rust. I left my fiberglass fenders outside all winter and they just wouldn't rust!

Fuel lines , filter and return lines under car.

I had to modify the spring plates to clear the bigger tires. You can see were the old adjusters were (hole),now moved forward out of the way of the buldge of the sidewall!

A shot of the body finally on! Thanks to Gary, Jason and Danny. Hey Gary hows your nut?

Another shot of the inside.


So much to do yet, The next job will be fitting the engine and Porsche cooling.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 12:19:44 PM »
Wow fantastic work, very interesting viewing and such quality. :rockon:  

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 12:32:40 PM »
dude you're a nut bar!! I'm gonna have to make it off the rock to see this thing in person. what make are the rear tires?
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 12:43:27 PM »
They are the new Mickey Thompson drag radials. Thanks, Come on by and take a look! :blush:  
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 01:24:59 PM »
Nice Job :rockon:  

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 03:20:57 PM »
amazing work jim. good job.



 

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006, 08:11:06 PM »
drrrrooooollll




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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2006, 09:48:50 PM »
forget the car
 i cant wait to see the new stand up comedy act                                             of  krok & klaatu  at YUK YUK'S this weekend :lol:





 




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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2006, 10:06:48 PM »
Thanks for the update!!!!!!!! :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon:  :rockon: Gary

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2006, 07:44:02 PM »
Hey Jim are those your street setup cheater slicks?? or are you using those for the track?????

That was  a 3/4 inch torque wrench.... I still cant believe those kryptonite rod bolts need that much torque!!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2006, 10:45:45 PM »
I just can't help but think that there has to be some damage to the edge of the bearing with all that twisting load/torque.  Or am I missing something? :ph34r:  
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 12:19:20 AM »
Jim,

I'm looking forward to seeing this car in action and upclose later on this week.  Also, the fabrication on this project is quite outstanding as well as a few other rides on this site.  Are you a fabricator, machinest, or anything of the sort by trade?  You make it look so easy!

Keep the updates coming, I'm back into the garage  :ph34r: !

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2006, 04:29:48 PM »
Thanks for the kind words and the interest in the car! I am going to run that tire combo on the street and the track if I can, I am hoping to drive to the track and run a decent # with no tire changes.....I will have to see how things hook and make a decision from there. TJ
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2006, 08:14:08 PM »
ya, thats pretty cool TJ. I gotta get me  a set of those tires.... how muchy$$$
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2006, 10:15:04 PM »
Give me a call at the shop and I will give u the $ on the tires. Thanks Jim
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2006, 09:13:10 AM »
It's getting closer.......
I hope Kleetus makjes teh track this year ;)
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2006, 09:24:24 AM »
I was so enthralled looking at the pics and when I thought of the speed, I submissive peed all over the kitchen floor. Incredible......hulk.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2006, 05:44:07 PM »
I haven't been on here much lately but I just had to say something!
At least the track will look pretty with little bits of colorful metal when it blows up and slams into the guard rail!  :P

Yours truely doubla A ron! :lol:
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2006, 10:07:18 PM »
That is one serious car! how many HP?
It should be quite interesting which car will win at the races.
Can't wait to see this one in action! Perhaps, racing Flossin's green pro beetle!

Keep it going!  I wish I had more time for my 65 Project! Raising 2 kids, having a wife etc!
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2006, 02:45:56 AM »
Can't wait to see it in person looks great  :rockon:  

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2006, 12:56:10 PM »
just wondering is the ice water cooling more effective than doing the extra cooling with a shot of nos across the intercooler?
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2006, 10:47:37 PM »
Beautiful execution!  :wub:  

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2006, 08:11:05 PM »
Jim gave me the guided tour on the 56 a couple months back when I was there, and all I can say is that is one mean ass car. I love the way the amazing mechanical detail accents the \"rustocal\" look of the car.
 
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