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TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/10/17 6:38 a.m.

Day 58 - January 25, 2017

Made more panels for floor board.

Crackers
Crackers HalfDork
12/10/17 10:11 a.m.

How do you guys strip rusty metal? 

As I see it, short of magic, you guys must spend most of your time sanding rust off your sheet metal. 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/10/17 11:24 a.m.

In reply to Crackers :

We do spend a lot of time sanding rust. I wouldn't say we spend most of our time on it. A wirebrush will make quick work of rusty sheel metal. You just have to put your head down and do it.

Edit: I should say a power brush. Power tools FTW

Crackers
Crackers HalfDork
12/10/17 11:39 a.m.

I may have been exaggerating a little. 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/11/17 5:18 a.m.

Day 59 - January 27, 2017

Welded in floor panels.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/12/17 5:53 a.m.

Day 60 - January 28, 2017

Made and welded in more floor panels. Made seat mounts and seat belt mounts.

HapDL
HapDL New Reader
12/12/17 5:29 p.m.

I had one of those Novas, brand for new in 1974, it had a stovebolt six in it, automatic, AM radio, seats and that's about it.  Came from the factory with a pinhole in the fuel pump diaphragm which diluted the oil and trashed the engine right smartly.  The GD thing drank oil like I drink beer.  This was apparently a common occurrence.  It was such a crapper to drive, I got the dealer to take it back on trade for a 1 year new Olds Cutlass to replace the POS.  The Olds rotted out in the rear quarters in two winters.  Unloaded it for a 77 Honda Accord, haven't owned a GM since.   The Honda was almost as bad as the Olds for rotting out, haven't owned one of them since that either. 

My credo in life, post the Nova/Olds/Honda chain, is never give them a second shot at ya.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Dork
12/12/17 7:01 p.m.

Side A more than B. It looks like you folks are working from blueprints. Nice.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 5:40 a.m.

In reply to wheelsmithy :

Glad you are enjoying it.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 5:44 a.m.

In reply to HapDL :

Cool story bro. My dad grew up with Novas. He's owned probably 30 or more. They're cool cars.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 5:49 a.m.

Day 61 - February 4, 2017

Removed big block chevy. Installed LS engine. 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 6:13 a.m.

I think I should probably fill you guys in on the oil pan. So let's hop in the time machine.

Day -3 - May 17 2015

Cut sump off of LS truck pan. Made pattern for sump extension.

More pictures coming. Got to go to work.

 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
12/13/17 6:21 a.m.

That setback gives you a tremendous amount of freedom, doesn't it? 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
12/13/17 7:13 a.m.
TheV8Kid said:

In reply to HapDL :

Cool story bro.

 

surpriselaugh

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
12/13/17 7:47 a.m.

Ooopps.  Your headers are on upside down.  That's how you would put them if you were going to run a turbo....oh nevermind.  :)

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 11:05 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

That setback gives you a tremendous amount of freedom, doesn't it? 

Yeah. Once you get that pesky firewall out of the way, the sky is the limit.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 11:11 a.m.

Day -2 - June 2, 2015

Curt Ross began welding the oil pan for us.

 

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 11:14 a.m.

Day -1 - June 15, 2015

Curt finished welding the oil pan.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
12/13/17 1:21 p.m.
TheV8Kid said:

Day 60 - January 28, 2017

Made and welded in more floor panels. Made seat mounts and seat belt mounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure out where the seat needed to be in relation to the inputs, or are you going to mount pedals/steering to fit the seat position? 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 1:45 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

We did a mock up of where the pedals could be and mounted the seat on where it was most comfortable for my dad and I. Then we will mount the pedals where we found was best from the mock up.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/13/17 1:53 p.m.

Cast aluminum oil  pan, I presume? 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/13/17 6:18 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Cast aluminum oil  pan, I presume? 

Yep. The kind of oil pan that came on the silverados. 

This one:

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/14/17 5:55 a.m.

Day 62 - February 5, 2017

Made new motor mounts. Cut away excess metal underneath the car. Made 2 seat belt anchors. Mocked up turbos.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
12/14/17 12:43 p.m.

Need bigger turbos... I know you are using the biggest turbos that challenge budget allows. 

bluej
bluej UltraDork
12/14/17 12:45 p.m.

How did you do the wastegates? cut up those stock cast manifolds to weld onto?

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