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Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/11/14 1:46 a.m.

Hillclimber in 30 days? I thought they only did that on TV . . .

I'm reviving a build I was two steps away from giving up on and selling. Follow along as I try to FINALLY get the 350is on track . . .

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/11/14 1:49 a.m.

Day 1 down!! Day 2 is engine and trans removal.

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/11/14 5:34 a.m.

Following this one, good luck with the build!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 Dork
8/11/14 6:45 a.m.

30 days feom parting it out to hill climber? Nah, no stress there.

Good luck. I'll be pulling for you.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/11/14 9:53 p.m.

Thanks!! This will be a true test . . .

Day 2 . . .

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/12/14 9:48 p.m.

And we are still rolling . . .

Day 3

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
8/13/14 8:29 a.m.

Great build. So I'm not sure, how far did you get with the 302 conversion previously and how long has it sat. Did it ever fire up in the car or are you hoping for a series of home runs to get this up the hill?

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/13/14 9:28 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: . . . hoping for a series of home runs to get this up the hill . . .

That pretty much sums it up!! The only turns the 302 has made was with a long breaker bar.

The engine and trans made it into the chassis to check fit issues. After that, I stalled out on the project. So yea . . . Definitey a seat of the pants sprint to the hill.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/14/14 12:58 a.m.

Day 4 done!!

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
8/14/14 8:00 a.m.

Good progress, I hope you pull it off.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/16/14 9:15 p.m.

Thanks!! If I do, it would be an awesome accomplishment. If I don't it would be an awesome effort nonetheless.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/16/14 9:16 p.m.

Day 5

Yeah . . . I'm catching up the blog!!

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/16/14 9:56 p.m.
Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/17/14 12:47 a.m.

Day 7 . . .

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/19/14 11:12 p.m.

Day 8 . . .

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/19/14 11:16 p.m.
Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/20/14 12:31 a.m.

Day 10!!

MichaelYount
MichaelYount Reader
8/20/14 4:00 a.m.

Wondered when you'd get back to this....following along....

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
8/20/14 7:45 a.m.

When will it be back from the cage builders? How much time will you have to put it together and test it? 20 days to go!

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/20/14 8:10 a.m.

I should get it back next week (no later than 8/30) . . . Then the daily smash begins!! I do have some slack time (2 days) built into the schedule.

I was going to do a bolt in roll bar as that is legal (also a bit cheaper) as well. That way, I could've build and test while I wait for the bar to arrive then install it. However, Mrs. Zero vetoed and said weld in or no racing . . . Gotta keep the sponsor happy!

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/20/14 10:17 p.m.
chrispy
chrispy Reader
8/21/14 10:53 a.m.

It would be awesome to see you run up the hill given this build schedule. I'll be spectating with my son this time. Good luck, Mr Theodore is very persuasive.

MichaelYount
MichaelYount Reader
8/21/14 12:27 p.m.

How are you going to configure the exhaust?

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/22/14 8:02 a.m.

It's two RH shorty manifolds. On the driver side, it will run around the front of the engine to the passenger side and connect to a y-pipe after the starter. Check out Day 4 for pics.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
8/22/14 8:06 a.m.

In reply to chrispy:

Coolio!!

I'll see you there!!

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