JohnC

74 Nova Drag Car Build Project Mighty Mouse 74 Nova

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Got my new springs for the rear shocks. Since I didn't have a spring compressor that worked well with these coilovers I had to fab up something that would work. Its not pretty but it got the springs on the shocks.

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Chris sent me these pictures today. It feels good to finally see some color going on, even though it still has a ways to go, its closer than it was.

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I have the transmission back in one piece now and my new PTC converter should be here this week. I have mostly been working on plumbing the motor. This thing has a lot of water lines plus all the fuel and electronics to get figured out. I had to redo the fuel rail mounts this past weekend because the injectors I am running are a little taller than what was in it before. Hopefully I will have the fuel regulator mounted and all the water lines made up by the end of this weekend. Nobody local seems to have all the fittings I need and its frustrating ordering them because you loose a couple of days waiting and then if you need something different you have to wait more.

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Cage and trunk painted this week and the car is finally off the rotisserie. He is painting the firewall this coming week (which will be body color) and then it will be time to put fenders and doors on it, check alignment and start the paint work on the body.

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Getting closer. The plan is to paint this weekend. Chris has the firewall painted and the door jambs as well. I have been working on getting any little things I can get done so the parts are ready to go on the car when I get it back.

Ice tank insulated and ready to install:

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Template made for cam sync pickup bracket:

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Fresh paint!

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Quick update. The car is back from paint had it for about two weeks. I have the brake lines ran and everything in the trunk assembled except for wiring. Car goes to get carpet in it next week and then I will be ready to put the interior in it and mount all the inside stuff. Its coming together and I hope to be ready for the chassis dyno in a few weeks.

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Carpet and headliner in. I also set the motor in it this weekend. Cory is supposed to start wiring it Wednesday while I am out of town working. Getting closer cant wait!

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Nothing anywhere near that!  I have decided, though, that I am going to go for an LS swap.  It won't be right away, but it is in the plans.

good idea for sure.

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This thread sends warm fuzzy feelings throughout my body

DIs-turb-ing.

 

I wonder if you've told that to  "the man you found on the internet"?

 

On second thought, I DO NOT wonder about what you tell your internet man!

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Yes that's him and the car.  It's been done since early summer.  He has been going to a bunch of local races still working the bugs out.  I read earlier that he had been a 4.79 @148.  It's getting quicker all the time.


 


Edit: Somebody put a video of it on his facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205327730219130&set=vb.1424343487&type=2&theater


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I sent him a friend request.  I hope to get him to join up, here.

Yeah, I definitely want to follow his car. That thing is sick! :3gears:

Hope he joins up! :hyper:

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That's a really nice Mustang! :yes:

I didn't even know he had a Mustang, too. Don't know how I missed that. What was his Tennesspeed screen name again? Was it the same?

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