My Chevelle build and spot to Rant

Discussion in 'Body and Interior: Repair and Modifications' started by Strictly Attitude, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Strictly Attitude

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    Before I decided on new inner and outer wheel housings but just bit the bullet do it right once be done with it!!
     
  2. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Sure looks like a lot of work, glad you like it! Wish I had those skills.
     
  3. Strictly Attitude

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    I used an air chisel and cut off wheel makes fast work of cutting it off. I also used my bur and die grinder for spot welds. The key here is to do the panels one at a time it will make lining things up proper an easier job then cutting it out at once. I went with AMD panels they are a little thicker then stock. I thought of using a cheaper brand quarter panel but fit is the most important thing here these seem to right on the button. I did not have to trim any so far.
     
  4. Maniacmechanic1

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    Lots to do this year John.

    People should be Racing this year in New York & Illinois.
    Both use our Talents each to earn extra $$$.
     
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    Contacted T&D for info on there stainless shaft rockers get a ballpark range I know aluminum is frowned upon on a street application but allot of mixed info out there scorpion has shaft set for just over a $1000 t&d aluminum around the $1200 mark. I just don't want buy twice if I go stud mount 7/16 of course I am at a lift of .662 intake and .674 exhaust. Ahh the price of reliability. In my head I ask is an aluminum shaft going to be better then a stainless fulcrum. I am know guys run bigger but usually on a 1/4 mile at a time other guys are running 24hr races on Aluminum shafts. Will let you know what T&D recommends.
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Just watch the Facebook car groups John.
    I joined many Chevrolet & Pontiac groups.
    You may find NOS & and lightly used T&D shaft rockers & Crower Stainless shaft Rockers.
    You can get by with Stud mount if spring open pressures are not over 400-450 lbs.
    I found and bought a Chevy V8 Vertex Mag for $100 only on FB last year. It works. Going to rebuild it.
    Likely resell.
     
  7. Strictly Attitude

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    T&D said no alluminum for street car Jesel's web site says daily drivers use there's. I will send them an email also T&D stainless is a $600 upgrade pretty sad seeing that is the close to the cost of a set of cower stainless
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

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    SBC GEN1 Shaft Rockers by Crower in Stainless Steel.
     
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  11. Strictly Attitude

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    Yes right now cheapest for stainless seems to crower big bill but nothing like a bullet proof valve train
     
  12. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I have dreamed about Crower Stainless steel Shaft Roockers for a Pontiac V8 since 2004.
    I still dont have them.
    I do Have Crower Stud Mount 7/16" stainless 1.65 ratio on the TA.

    Bought a few more sets of Crower Rockers used in real nice shape 1.5 ratio for Small Block Chevy.
    And Crower Ford 1.6 ratio stainless for the Olds V8 425 but never used.
    Will not fit without pulling the heads to machine for 7/16 studs.
     
  13. Strictly Attitude

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    Yes well worth the money for that stability must have guys that run big on street and survive. They survive for reasons like that parts that build for or a little over built. Price to pay to play.
     
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    Other thing I need to be careful is my lifter are center not offset so I need to take that into account also
     
  16. mathd

    mathd solid fixture here in the forum

    Damn it really look like a Canadian car with all the rust :p
    Your doing a very good job and progress is going fast. its gonna look nice !
     
  17. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    theres not a thing man made thats totally bullet proof,
    the best you can do is build in a significant extra tolerance for stress in the parts design strength and durability.

    jessel and crower valve trains are made better than most of the competitive products, as my dad said,
    "theres always going to be a long line of idiot's willing to push things well past any reasonable limits"|
     
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    So true grumpy but what fun would it be if you didn't push the limits a little. When all is said and done gonna have a blast with this car. I just seem to be a $1000 over budget on every part I buy lol. Just can work hard get it built. Paint a few cars might sell my porsche 924s for parts I am not sure though that market is weird.
     
  19. Maniacmechanic1

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    A Suitcase full of $100 Bills makes it possible to Buy any Hotrod or Race Car Goodies at will.
    If the Suitcase is empty is kinda Tough.
     
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    And so my day starts
     

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