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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2018, 02:46:21 PM »
Thank you guys - I appreciate all the kind words.  Next up is the steering and I'm using an early Ross box.  I have it mocked up as being attached to the front hoop via a bracket and then a block on the left top rail and then also a block behind the Chassis Research gauge panel.
I thought I'd heard that the steering box can't be mounted to the front hoop but I can't locate it in the NHRA tech regs.  So once again I sent pictures to the Lead Tech Inspector at Bandimere for clarification.  I can't remember if I mentioned it or not but I'm keeping him abreast of the build so as we don't get down there and have issues.  Kevin is his name and he has been awesome!
He came back and said we're good and also said he ran it by "Sporty" (John Bandimere) and both said to "go for it." 
I need to find an expired flexplate shield and tranny shield for mockup but left plenty of room just in case.
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2018, 04:15:13 PM »
Good lookin' dragster!

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
Nice project. I love inlines. I run one with a crossflow head in an altered.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2018, 11:22:20 AM »
Any progress pics?

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2018, 02:39:08 PM »
Ran across this picture I took last winter of it when we had nice day.  Pushed it outside to clean out the garage and took this picture.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2018, 02:43:53 PM »
Love it. That is really what I wanted before I bought mine.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
Thank You.  I've been off it for awhile and have been missing it big time.  Glad to be back on it.
 I don't know man...if your dragster is what's in your avatar....looks pretty dang sweet (and fast) to me.
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2018, 02:55:21 PM »
Main steering box mount is now made out of something other than cardboard.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2018, 02:56:42 PM »
Trial fit before shipping the box off for rebuild.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2018, 07:05:42 AM »
Countin Carbs,
Don't just rely on that steering box mount to hold the box - add a diagonal brace to stabilize the box. That box takes a lot of stress, not only from the twisting forces put on it by the steering wheel but also from leaning on it like when you are getting in and out of the car. You sure don't want that bracket to crack and break off.
Stay safe buddy.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2018, 12:24:11 PM »
Countin Carbs,
Don't just rely on that steering box mount to hold the box - add a diagonal brace to stabilize the box. That box takes a lot of stress, not only from the twisting forces put on it by the steering wheel but also from leaning on it like when you are getting in and out of the car. You sure don't want that bracket to crack and break off.
Stay safe buddy.
Thanks FF - I really appreciate that.  I should have included that there will be this mount and then 2 more Borgeson or Pillow Block mount/supports - 1 on the input shaft behind the gauge panel and then one on the output shaft off of the top left chassis bar. 
I really like your idea of a diagonal bracing on this mount and thank you again for that idea.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2018, 05:33:52 PM »
Here's one I put on my vintage replica champ car.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »
 ours had a similiar bracket but shorter by two holes mounting it closer to the fire wall and the pitman shaft was supported by a nylon pillow block on the frame rail and one for the steering shaft, it had a deep removeable butterfiy style,with the steering shaft straight with no joints it was a pain to remove the trans.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2018, 09:54:48 AM »
A few updates to pass along.  I sent my steering box into Don Ross at Ross Fabrication and he overhauled the box as well as extended the steering and pitman arm shafts to what I needed.  Don does great work and he's been a big help on my project.  Here is a shot of the steering box after I cut the steering shaft to length and drilled a cross hole for the steering wheel.
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2018, 10:13:44 AM »
Steering is tacked in the car.  Plan to knock out a drag link this week and get this thing steering.