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  • Firewall project

    I thought I'd start a thread about the firewall I plan to build for the "Z". Time to put the sheet metal tools to work. So far I'm just in the ''ideas" stage.


  • #2
    Before I start the firewall I wanted to get the English Wheel built. Ran into a little snag though. I made up the bottom anvil assembly last night. Cut the frame parts out today. Got a couple pcs. clamped together to weld.......and then stripped the threads out of the torch head on the TIG. and it's saturday.
    There goes the weekend. ...............








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    • #3
      looks good so far

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      • #4
        All looks good so far,But tell use about the car.

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        • #5
          Thanks glh. ohw here's a couple places that explain the car.

          http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ad.php?t=18127

          http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ad.php?t=12848

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          • #6
            Figured I would ask my questions here since this is the most recent thread...

            Is that intercooler Water to air? I noticed the smaller set of bungs.

            How are you setting up the steering column? Im going to take a wild guess that you are building in a crush point...but any ideas on that?

            I also noticed youre going to be running a Turbo 400 with a transbrake (at least thats what it looks like...feel free to correct me)

            A procharged 540 would move that car pretty good, might have a slight hesitation at idle though Oh, wait, that would be the cam.

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            • #7
              Right on all counts. The steering column is built to NHRA rules. There's a stop at the firewall/cage, sfi tagged steering wheel disconnect designed to prevent the shaft from pushing up through the steering wheel. Judging by your user name you are probably aware of the rules on steering installation with IHRA & NHRA. So far the tech guys have been giving me a green light.

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              • #8
                I dont know them off top of my head...but If I were building a car I'd definitely grab the rule book and a tech.

                I picked the name cuz ive lit myself on fire so many times tangled up in cages and wrapped around differentials and other tight places. Canvas welding jackets, leather ones, lit a Lincoln welding helmet on fire once...

                Gotta say though, you definitely take the time to do things right, and you seem to put some thought into what you are doing. I like builds like this. Its a race car...but if you really look close, its almost a show car.

                Eventually I will post up some work on my new track car (87 Turbo 2 RX7) and my hot rod resto mod...(1970 C20 Long bed Chevy)

                But for the moment, just trying to find enough side work to pay the bills and play a little bit.

                Hats off sir!

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                • #9
                  Thank You. I'd like to see pics of the RX7 & long bed. I like following other builds also. I hope I can get some time in on mine this winter. Being self employed sometimes I get time sometimes I don't.

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                  • #10
                    i think the firewall looks really good to me. id like to see some finished pics when its done. i can tell you do really good work.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks spence. My schedule has put the firewall project on hold for awhile. I hope to get back at it soon. I'll post pics when I make some progress.

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                      • #12
                        I haven't had a free weekend for months, but this weekend I
                        had some time so I started to assemble the car stands I've
                        been cutting out a little here & a little there.
                        I welded til noon, then cut down some trees & hung a door
                        for Jenni & J.D.(Daughter & Son-In-Law) then came back and
                        worked on the stands some more.
                        This afternoon I finished them up & jacked up the "Z". Made
                        some adjusters out of 3/4'' bolts, so I can level them. I wanted
                        to mark them so I could set the stand back on the floor in the
                        same spot each time & have them be level, so I made some
                        decals to keep them in the right locations. Also, the stand
                        decks are 15''x15'' , just the right size for the scales, so I
                        can weigh it on the stands if I get the urge. It's no hoist,
                        but it should make working on the "Z" a little more convenient.







                        Last edited by pro70z28; 04-11-2010, 06:07 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pro70z28 View Post
                          I haven't had a free weekend for months, but this weekend I
                          had some time so I started to assemble the car stands I've
                          been cutting out a little here & a little there.
                          I welded til noon, then cut down some trees & hung a door
                          for Jenni & J.D.(Daughter & Son-In-Law) then came back and
                          worked on the stands some more.
                          This afternoon I finished them up & jacked up the "Z". Made
                          some adjusters out of 3/4'' bolts, so I can level them. I wanted
                          to mark them so I could set the stand back on the floor in the
                          same spot each time & have them be level, so I made some
                          decals to keep them in the right locations. Also, the stand
                          decks are 15''x15'' , just the right size for the scales, so I
                          can weigh it on the stands if I get the urge. It's no hoist,
                          but it should make working on the "Z" a little more convenient.







                          For some reason i can't see the pics. Oh well sounds good anyhow. Do you have plans for the stands. I'm gonna need some soon for my volvo p1800. Maybe it will work if you PM them or something.

                          Thanks in advance.

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                          • #14
                            That's odd, they show up in your post. I use a MAC with Firefox.

                            I just made them out of some angle iron a friend of mine gave me so they are cheap. I like cheap.
                            I didn't make any drawings before hand, just cut them out and welded them up. They are basically just a box frame with cross bracing inside.

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                            • #15
                              Nice

                              How did you make the decals?

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