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Offline chassisman nz

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183" build for customer
« on: April 27, 2014, 10:17:47 PM »
Here's some shots take last year of a customers project,Wayne is his name,hails from Gisborne here in New Zealand,(6 hour drive from my shop),based on a Dave Tuttle design with some of Waynes changes,the car is back for finishing,(steering,new front axle,chute mount,etc then back to Wayne for tinwork,will post more as progress continues,
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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 09:27:26 AM »
Nice,
The only thing that wont fly here in the States is that the rear end mounting plates must be welded not only to the uprite, but to the upper and lower framerails also, welding to the K-member tubes does not accomplish this. May pass or may not pass by your cert guy

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 09:30:20 AM »
Looks like you have a lot of projects in your shop.

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 02:50:06 PM »
Some pretty welds.
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Offline chassisman nz

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 10:47:44 PM »
'My work here is done' the rolling frame is now finished,(inc mods to rear uprights :))Wayne is travelling from Gisborne on Monday,6 hour drive,to take home & build body work,here's some shots taken in the 'departure' lounge 8),
Cheers Terry
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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 11:45:13 AM »
While a very nice build I have 2 questions

1) shoulder harness belt attachment, seems to be a lot of extra stuff and belt length where as wraping the belt around the 1" tube would accomplish the same purpose.
2) haveing the chute anchor sticking out from the spine bar would cause injury if the car ever backed itself into the wall and if the chute ever pulled the uprite out of the chassie it would take the shoulder belts with it.

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 04:24:29 PM »
thanks for your input,
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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2016, 02:12:48 PM »
Nearly finished

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 12:32:22 AM »
Finally at the track! The forum has been a great help in building this car. Thanks

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 05:50:56 AM »
Sweet looking ride.

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 08:43:34 AM »
That is a beautiful car! Great job!

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 08:47:53 AM »
Yes, it looks beautiful. How is it running? Nice job!

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »
Thanks. We have only done some licensing passes so far but everything worked and it went straight and pulled up good. The last run went 5.2 @119 at 1/2 track. The only thing that was a concern was that it pulls forward a bit when in neutral. What is a normal idle rpm?

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 05:17:43 AM »
My idle is about 2500 RPM and there are specific reasons for that. I don't know your combination but you probably don't want or need your idle that high. There's a pretty good thread on this site (maybe Spud's area?) that gets into idle speeds a bit. The car should not creep at all in neutral. Is it a powerglide? With a brake? Check your shift linkage adjustment, your high clutch may be applied or your low band is stuck. You probably want to post that question on Dan Dishon's Den. Good luck...cool car!

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Re: 183" build for customer
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 08:29:45 AM »
My altereds creep when the oil is cold - usually a foot against the front tire will stop them. When they warm up it mostly disappears so I attribute it to drag on the pump and internal rotating pieces, with maybe a little mis-alignment at the block plates. Mine idle at 1800 in neutral. It hasn't affected trans life or so it seems to me.