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NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
9/25/22 9:53 p.m.

 

OldDave
OldDave New Reader
9/25/22 11:06 p.m.

way cool build, love it, jealous as all hell.

 

did notice in the one video that there seems to be a large run out in the right front wheel/tire combo.

 

or maybe it's a result of the camera offset.

olddave.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
9/26/22 8:23 a.m.

In reply to OldDave :

Bias ply tire on wheel near as I can tell.  I haven't specifically checked it with a dial indicator but just spinning the rotor without the wheel it looks square, while you can clearly see the wobble when you spin the wheel.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
9/28/22 11:35 p.m.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/29/22 6:15 a.m.

This thing is AWESOME. 

im super jealous of your fab skills. 

TurboFource
TurboFource Reader
9/29/22 7:53 a.m.

This thing is gonna be awesome!

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
9/29/22 8:35 a.m.
TurboFource said:

This thing is gonna be awesome!

It's already awesome. 

tperkins
tperkins Reader
9/29/22 11:29 a.m.

Man, this thing is so great. I find all the work really admirable, and this has been a dream of mine since I saw Ant Anstead build his in the same fashion. Before then, I never really *got* the desire, but now I am super in. 

TurboFource
TurboFource Reader
9/29/22 3:26 p.m.

In reply to 1SlowVW :

This is  true!

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/1/22 9:15 p.m.

Thanks to everyone as always, comments and comments especially make keeping these threads updated worthwhile.  Lots of welding and shaping left, but did the left side of the hood today.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/15/22 2:51 p.m.

Lots of tweaking, cutting, shrinking, stretching, filling, and cursing later I'm OK with the hood fitment. It isn't great but it isn't any worse than the rest (pictures hide a lot).

buzzboy
buzzboy SuperDork
10/15/22 3:50 p.m.

Very excited to see what you come up with for the grill.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/15/22 4:06 p.m.
buzzboy said:

Very excited to see what you come up with for the grill.

Will be a while. Going to continue working my way back first. The grill feels daunting so it'll be saved until just before I work on the seat cover because the seat will definitely be last.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/16/22 8:25 p.m.

Beginning of the cowl panel

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/22/22 10:22 p.m.

Framing the cockpit skin

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE SuperDork
10/23/22 11:40 a.m.

Single seater only? Or just have provisions for a passenger when you'd like?

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/23/22 2:17 p.m.
GIRTHQUAKE said:

Single seater only? Or just have provisions for a passenger when you'd like?

Single seat only, the "passenger" side is only 13 inches wide so it wouldn't be wide enough even if that side wasn't going to be covered and the electronics in the floor.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/23/22 8:21 p.m.

Not the day I was hoping for. My plan was to drive the car, hopefully getting some video of the drive, and see if elbow room is going to be an issue driving. Ended up with almost no driving and even less video.
Long day shortened my go pro knock off kept deciding to turn off the remote which meant I wasn't triggering the camera. That didn't really matter though as the car started with not taking throttle and went downhill from there. My guess with not having taken it apart yet is that my bodged carburetor gasket has failed and blocked the jet. I can spray fuel directly into the throat and it will light and die, but I can't get anything through actual passages in the carb even draining the float bowl and filling from a bottle. The carb itself is actually a Holley model 1920 and according to what I found online the idle circuit and main circuit both flow through the jet.
I didn't want to spend any money on this Holley because I have no plans for it other than the garbage once the blower manifold is made. I don't have that yet though and still have things I want to do/check driving so now I'm stuck actually rebuilding that.

I did make some tiny black marks as the engine was cutting out though so viola, the first "burnout" of my full custom Kaiser Jeep powered race car.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/26/22 10:30 p.m.

Did a couple of the hood straps tonight. Cleaned the carb Monday and it was a piece of gasket in the jet like I had assumed. It runs and reva again but I haven't had the chance to drive it to make sure it's right.

TurboFource
TurboFource Reader
10/27/22 6:32 a.m.

I like the hood straps!      And the rest of the car!

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
10/27/22 9:05 a.m.

I recently learned  trick from somone who has been restoring high end cars his entire life.

 

While many people will go on about the use of lead to replace body filler, one thing that it is undeniably good for is sorting panel gaps. Make a dam out of a piece of aluminum and pour in the lead after prepping the door metal. It is much easier to file to a perfect profile compared to welding in an edge and grinding and you have zero risk of warping a low crown panel such as a door-skin.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
10/27/22 1:12 p.m.

This is coming together great!

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
10/29/22 9:15 p.m.

Was able to drive the car this morning and got a video on my second try which isn't as entertaining as the first one should have been had the camera not shut off after 20 seconds.  The car is back to running slightly lean on throttle after messing with the carb Monday so I must've put the float lower, consequently the car doesn't run as well in this video as it did in the last.  I've been contemplating messing with the carb again all afternoon today but haven't done it yet.  It's funny how the video seems so much more tame than actually being in the car.

Driving the car elbow room to the left side wasn't an issue like I was worried it may be.  When doing any serious turning left I find myself leaning into the turn and naturally tucking that left elbow in while doing so which meant it stayed inside that bar.  Going through parking lots and having to shuffle on the steering wheel I did bump the elbow once, but that's not something I'm concerned with.

I worked with the left hood and got that contour fixed and closed the gap up a little.  After that I was trying to weld seams up on the interior bits but was getting frustrated at the MIG acting up and I just didn't have the motivation to TIG all of it.  I've got out of town plans here in a couple weeks and the forced hiatus from the car is probably going to be good for me to be honest.  There are a couple gaps that need closeout panels left on the interior then I can go back to making body panels around the driver.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
11/2/22 8:50 p.m.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
11/5/22 7:08 p.m.

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