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fabphil
20-07-14, 07:54 PM
You all probably recognise the car.
A PM out of the blue the other week gave me the opportunity to purchase the car I missed at the beginning of the year.
Its a goer but there is a lot thats needs work, so its a kind of project on the go.
First off looking at fitting 60's style alloys, having the interior re-trimmed in black tuck'n'roll.
Then longer term fit a nice shinny 8-71 blower and further on down the line convert the front end to dropped beam.
That should keep me busy for a while.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_53cc117e74185.jpg

german8rcoupe
20-07-14, 09:43 PM
Cool, enjoy. :tup:

Plumpcars
21-07-14, 04:55 AM
Sounds like a plan. Meanwhile just enjoy it!

Special When Lit
21-07-14, 04:51 PM
:tup:

fad15
21-07-14, 06:46 PM
Good looking Rod.
Plan sound like the way to go.

Choppedblownpop
21-07-14, 07:25 PM
That's one cool motor

Stiff
21-07-14, 08:48 PM
That's one cool rod you got there. Plans sound great, you'll have some real fun in that! :tup:

fabphil
21-07-14, 09:49 PM
Thanks for all the great comments.
I'll keep you all informed as things progress.
My brother (the one with the T) is over from NZ at present so were hoping to go to Chelsea next Saturday.
I've only been waiting 30 years to cruise over the bridge:cool:

malamute john
29-07-14, 10:33 PM
Great looking car - your plans all sound good, especially the wheel change; will change its personality and help 100%! Enjoy :drool:

fabphil
02-09-14, 03:19 PM
Wheels and tyres ordered.
Gone for Rocket Strike in polished finish for the rears 15" x 10" with 5" backspace with Hoosier Pro Street 31" x 12.5" x 15" treads.
For the front will be ordering Rocket Launcher in polished finish and using the existing Vredestein tyres.
For some reason the front hubs were drilled for 4.75" PCD and Northants Tyres won't have any Launchers until next order in October.
Would it be easier to change the front hubs to Ford pattern? What's involved?

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5405dfc6eb519.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5405dfdbd018f.jpg

german8rcoupe
02-09-14, 05:22 PM
Depends what hubs the IFS is based on. Maybe there wasn't space to drill to Ford pattern.

fabphil
02-09-14, 08:44 PM
Depends what hubs the IFS is based on. Maybe there wasn't space to drill to Ford pattern.

Hi ,hows it going,you still busy up there?
As far as I can find out the hub/disc are from a Granada MK2 (vented disc).
The assembly has been re-drilled for 4.75" PCD and had 1/2"UNC studs fitted.
I've got to replace the studs anyway as they are to short for the new alloys.
Phil

Gremlin1
17-09-14, 11:26 AM
:crazy: :tup: Love it!!!!

Philip

Roadrunna
27-10-14, 07:29 PM
It's a late one but if it helps, the IFS is a YSR setup with the granada disks :tup:

fabphil
29-10-14, 09:48 PM
Hi Si hope you're well.
New wheels front wheels arrive this Friday.
Have just had to have the rad re-cored as well.
Did some one say old cars were cheap to run :D

Roadrunna
29-10-14, 10:24 PM
What happened to the rad the rad ?

I had to have the bottom plate brazed back on if I remember right last year but the rad tested out ok.

fabphil
30-10-14, 09:49 PM
Sudden lost of water from bottom of rad losing 1ltr every 10 miles.
There's a guy in Hertford who rebuilds rads from scratch and can do almost anything.
He had a look over found at least four holes that had been filled in the past and showed me how he rebuilds them.
He strips them right down takes of the top, bottom tank and frame.
Ordered a new high density core to fit then re built the whole thing and sprayed it.
The bottom hose was sitting right down on the front crossmember so I guess the frame movement was twisting the rad.
I've added 4mm spacers to each side under the rubber to resolve the problem, all good now.
Sorted the handbrake as well. New trans mount and cables.
New rear wheels and tyres fitted a few weeks ago.
I'll post some more pics when I have the front wheels on.
Working on a bulkhead between the boot and passenger compartment at the moment.
Then onto the interior. Oh and got to build a garage for it as well!

jsf55
31-10-14, 08:53 AM
Rad repairs are always cheaper than seized engine repairs :)

kapri
31-10-14, 02:21 PM
A, B , T 34 and such like rads twist all the time and normally pop sideframe from top tank if assembled correctly. Usually down to not being mounted on springs as they were originally.The other thing an original does is twist the bottom tank where it's rivetted to the side frame. An old school repairer knows to it an a silver soldered plate over the bottom inside.

fabphil
31-10-14, 06:44 PM
The rads mounted with springs on top and rubber blocks under.
The rad is however mounted on two tabs welded to the frame not on the front crossmember as would be expected.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5453c4c7d723f.jpg
The crossmember seems to be mounted further back than normal. Not sure if this is due to the YSR front end or not.
Was looking at the front pulley clearance. If I want to fit a blower drive at a later date its going to have to move forward so the rad will sit on the crossmember as it's supposed to.

fabphil
14-11-14, 11:38 PM
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_546692023218c.jpg

Took the motor out for a run to Knebworth House last Sunday.
New wheels and spinners fitted.
Sunny day, shame about the mud.

Stiff
15-11-14, 12:00 AM
Looks fantastic! :tup:

cptpugwash
15-11-14, 12:18 AM
Yep, looks super Badass ..... and a world of fun :tup: ... awsome pic

fad15
15-11-14, 06:38 AM
Love a real hot rod:tup:

fabphil
15-11-14, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the positive comments.
As I drive it I find more to do!!!!!
Needs a bulkhead between trunk and passenger compartment.
Whine from the transmission at around 60 mph. Not sure if its the auto box or rear diff as noise drones around interior.
Carbs also need a service as the're leaking down the manifold.
Still that's what I bought it for.
Need something to tinker with now I've finished the house.
Garage on its way soon. Yippee somewhere dry to work.

fad15
15-11-14, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the positive comments.
As I drive it I find more to do!!!!!
Needs a bulkhead between trunk and passenger compartment.
Whine from the transmission at around 60 mph. Not sure if its the auto box or rear diff as noise drones around interior.
Carbs also need a service as the're leaking down the manifold.

Like I said
Thats a hot rod

fabphil
22-03-15, 08:54 PM
Well, I was just going to replace the carbs.

These
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54ff737868857.jpg

For these
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_550f2916914b9.jpg

But then I thought lets clean the fuel streaks off the manifold.

Pressure washing failed, the wife's steam cleaner failed so I found a local soda blaster.
Then thought need to do the whole thing.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_550f29179a406.jpg

So I now have this:shake:

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_550f29033ad4a.jpg

Henrys Revenge
22-03-15, 09:17 PM
Thems some sexy carbs :cool:

That towel looks like its got sand on it I was sat here thinking he really should make an effort to keep them sand free lol

Ive had a brandy but only one

Torment
23-03-15, 06:45 AM
Room for that blower now....

fabphil
23-03-15, 03:14 PM
The blower....
Thing are progressing in the right direction.
Need to have the front X-member adjusted for clearance for the 3" Gilmer drive pulley.
Things are a little tight there at the moment.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5453c4c7d723f.jpg
A plan has been worked out.

fabphil
24-03-15, 10:47 PM
Back from soda blasting. Cleaned up well, though not as new. Pics not great.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5511e8c6a38eb.jpg

Dropped into Real Steel this morning and sorted new gaskets, carb studs, dissy cap (the carbon centre dome in the cap was missing!!!), rotor arm and a new lead set.
Roll on the weekend.

fabphil
28-03-15, 07:23 PM
Saturday morning dawns and I have the day to get the work done!
Looking at the valley theres nothing special in the block, no roller followers etc.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f487d3c31.jpg
Oil light pressure switch fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f48c85902.jpg
New dissy cap rotor arm and bottom of tunnel ram on.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f4863337f.jpg
Top of manifold and front carb on.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f48d668bc.jpg
New Edelbrock weighs in at 7lbs.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f49213ff4.jpg
Old Holley needle went right round and kept going stopping at 10lbs.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f48e9dda4.jpg
Both carbs on.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f4940bbbd.jpg
Removed heater hoses - not used.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f4924cd36.jpg
Temporary plugged water pump outlet. Any one know what thread the heater outlets is on a 460 Ford?
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5516f4a119894.jpg
Turned the key at 6.05 she fired up after a few turns :D
Didn't have time to install the new ignition wires - Moroso Blue Max as I haven't got a crimp tool.

cptpugwash
28-03-15, 09:43 PM
Looks like the inlets cleaned up well :tup:

KerbyCrewGary
28-03-15, 11:32 PM
:tup::tup:

fabphil
16-06-15, 09:32 PM
Up on stands fuel tank off.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558095631c373.jpg
Stripped out boot and most of whats left inside.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558095826664f.jpg
Shiny, shiny new stuff.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55809583cd6fe.jpg
Added AN8 return to top rear of tank and AN6 roll over vent valve to front corner. When braking fuel moves away from the vent valve.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55809583ec19d.jpg
New filter, fuel regulator and hoses fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558095810f8fa.jpg
"Hot Rod Harry" came out to help!!!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558095811da78.jpg
New fuel pump mounted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558095829b1d6.jpg
Filter and link to tank outlet fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55809584ded9a.jpg

Found my elusive exhaust leak meaning the car can only be driven with both windows open.
When I twisted the chrome trio on the left exhaust the whole length rotated.
Traced to knackered U bolt at header end. Another job!!!
I misguidedly thought I would be driving the rod rather than fixing it. How wrong I was.:lol:

The big hole in the middle was where the LPG filler was located under the licence plate.
The small hole lis what looks to be a parachute mount.

Plumpcars
17-06-15, 06:16 AM
Great progress. I have a friend wanted to buy his first rod for over a year now. He's rejected many as he looks at them in the way he looks at buying a daily. I told him he may get to drive it for maybe two or three weeks each year as that's part of the fun!:giggle: In all seriousness you'll get there soon and the improvements will make the driving that much more fun.

fabphil
29-06-15, 09:28 PM
Remote charging posts and battery cut off switch fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b7410eb3f.jpg
Templating up for new fibreglass bulkhead between boot and passenger compartment.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b7410eb3f.jpg
One thing lead to another, now I'm half rewiring the car!!!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b74da80d8.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b7568e9f2.jpg

Gremlin1
06-07-15, 03:31 PM
:tup:Love it!!!! Philip

Plumpcars
07-07-15, 06:02 AM
Don't you find the upgrading and work as much fun as driving though? :)

fabphil
07-07-15, 12:10 PM
Don't you find the upgrading and work as much fun as driving though? :)

To be honest I do love the pulling it apart and rebuilding.
I've found some real "what were they thinking" additions that have been added over the years.
I'm now pulling all these out and re-doing/building so I feel safe to eventually race in her. :)

fabphil
16-07-15, 09:47 AM
Bit more done.
New gas pedal has worn pivot point after a hard life.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77aebcab47.jpg

Found these bronze bushes fitted perfectly.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77b787d28e.jpg

Just had to remove a little from the rest.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77bab245df.jpg

All in and it works!!!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77bdd5dccf.jpg

On to the brakes. The old Princess calliper end stopped the scale at 10lbs plus.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77c0d94f14.jpg

The new ally Hi Spec callipers weighed in at 5lbs each.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77c4fe3f75.jpg

New calliper in place, then realised the pads weren't lined up with the disc. Callipers are for 260mm disc.
Guess what, mine are 250mm. Ordered new 260mm discs. Was cheaper than trying to swop the callipers.
Waiting for them to turn up.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77c9e6a2da.jpg

Did some more Dynamat and wire tidying (as was).
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77d9851425.jpg
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a77d86ae57c.jpg

fabphil
05-08-15, 09:04 PM
New bulkhead in place.
Read some boat building forums for advice. They said to make bulkhead with a gap all round and fill gap with foam. I've used silicon as its all I had to hand. Allows for a radius at the join so gives a stronger end result.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55c27a33001d8.jpg

First layer of glass cloth and resin on.
Have to lay chopped matt over whole area then finish tissue, gel coat and flow coat on both sides.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55c27a3403089.jpg

Dynamated inside both doors.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55c27a32d6034.jpg

Sliding security bolt to stop suicide doors opening at speed!!!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55c27a3408609.jpg

fabphil
17-09-15, 08:12 PM
Well its been awhile. Holidays etc. Then getting back into things.
Have got the boot side of the bulkhead finished. Its not pretty but its functional.
First layer of matt on inside of bulkhead.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb19909efc5.jpg

Gel coat finished.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb19c4a97b9.jpg

Onto front end....
Left things waiting for new discs to arrive. These turned up and were surprise surprise the same diameter as the originals :confused:
After some phone calls found out that Hispeck do two different Princess replacement calipers.
One standard and one called Princess 260. I had ordered the 260 believing I had 260mm discs which I have.
The Princess 260 calipers have been designed as a common conversion for Escort front ends.
I swopped the 260s for some standard Princess calipers , all good now.

New discs fitted also replaced the studs which had been hacksawed shorter at some point in the past.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb1b3d44090.jpg

New drivers side caliper. Guess what!!! The caliper mounting bolts are 12mm on the passenger side. The mounting holes have only been drilled 11mm on the drivers side. Now got to get the shoulder on the bolt turned down a fraction :shake:

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb1b987880a.jpg

While working on the front end noticed a puddle of oil under the passenger side coil over.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb1ca657a72.jpg

Ordered a pair of alloy Protech coil overs and springs
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb1cf304d8e.jpg

Passenger side front end finished
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55fb1e4ead935.jpg

Just waiting for caliper bolts to finish other side.

malamute john
22-09-15, 05:11 PM
looking really good. love the old eelco foot pedal too

fabphil
24-01-16, 08:39 PM
Did a bit more on the car today. Nothing really to show just spent all day scraping old glue of the inside of the roof before it goes to the trimmers.

Torment
25-01-16, 10:27 AM
Are you sure its not the previous owners hairgel....?


:incheek:

fabphil
27-01-16, 04:48 PM
Well it's white and sticky. I dread to think....:)

fabphil
08-02-16, 02:12 PM
Finished the glue scraping this weekend.
The interior is now fully Dynamated but how annoying is it to use two full boxes and find your 12 Sq inches short :shake:
Got to order another box now.
Still will have some for the wife's 370. Will need it for the new exhaust I've just bought for her birthday :D

fabphil
22-02-16, 08:03 PM
Dynamat done.
Cars been moved out of garage now for a bit whilst the tilings being done.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56cb67aa3edd6.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56cb67a7cc238.jpg

fabphil
28-05-16, 07:44 PM
Started back on the car again ;)

Nitrous hose and bottle holder bracket installed. Just got to glass in along with the battery cage mount.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5749f3d309293.jpg

Vacuum pump and reservoir installed. Not enough vac to work the servo with the tunnel ram and current cam.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5749f3d1c0574.jpg

Also almost finished the welding bench. Steel top weighs in at 120Kg took four of us to lift it on!

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5749f3dda9bdb.jpg

Plumpcars
29-05-16, 06:44 AM
That's all looking very tidy, nice.

cptpugwash
29-05-16, 11:47 AM
Looks like the fellas made a nice job of your floor :tup:

Stiff
29-05-16, 01:16 PM
Looking good :tup:

fabphil
18-06-16, 06:17 PM
Started to replace a split steering gater and it all went pear shaped.
Spherical joints have been used instead of proper track rod ends and they were almost seized.
Hubs are Granada Mk2 so need a Granada TRE which has a female M14/2 thread
Finally found out the rack is from a mid 70's Hillman Avenger so has a male 1/2" UNF thread.
Used a chap called The Latheman. Top bloke for those of use who don't have a lathe.
Sent him a diagram five days later the adaptor arrived and was fitted.
Just got to get all the wheels re-aligned when I'm back on the road.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_576590390d366.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57659039e99c8.jpg

fabphil
09-08-16, 08:50 PM
Thought I'd better do some more to the car after my hols.

Welded up fuel tank mount.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57aa407708923.jpg

Welded mounting tags to roll cage supports.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57aa4072bef35.jpg

16 gallon foam filled fuel cell in mount.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57aa4074162dd.jpg

In position in the trunk, ready for plumbing and electrics.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57aa407545f40.jpg

Trunks looking a bit full now. No where for deck chairs. :)
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57aa40785c3c0.jpg

fabphil
20-08-16, 07:16 PM
Had a productive few evenings this week.
Now got the GPS speedo sender in, the transmission temp gauge all wired.
Installed the nitrous timer and relay board.
Made new switch panel. All connected up battery switched on- no fires :)
Also removed foot headlight dimmer switch as no room in the footwell for it. Now have a Land Rover change over switch on the dash for hi/low beam.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57b8accd13af7.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57b8acd071cdd.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57b8acce7072f.jpg

More to come.

stilltrying
20-08-16, 09:57 PM
Glad there's no room for deckchairs. Looking good.
What size is that battery you are using, not physical, I'm assuming it's an odyssey 30 or 40, does it do the job well?

fabphil
22-08-16, 03:51 PM
Glad there's no room for deckchairs. Looking good.
What size is that battery you are using, not physical, I'm assuming it's an odyssey 30 or 40, does it do the job well?

Battery is an Odyssey Extreme PC1100 (40 type).
Don't actually know if it works as yet as no fuel in the car to try it.
All lights ,gauges, fans etc working OK.
Just starting on the new brake booster location as I'm going from single 7" to double 7".
Once brakes are done will have her back on the road :tup:

stilltrying
22-08-16, 05:12 PM
Cheers, I'm looking at using one of those in the T as it can be placed on it's side, just wondered how it copes. Will wait for updates.:tup:

fabphil
10-10-16, 02:04 PM
After visiting a few shows over the summer and reading a bit more, it became obvious that if I'm going to use the NOS fully I need to have a duel fuel supply.
So my alter ego "Overkill Phil" kicked in and...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57fb9d3ea8328.jpg
Attacked the fuel cell and added an AN10 return in the top and...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57fb9d3db8d3f.jpg
Added an AN10 feed to the spare outlet.

The existing filters and pump (Blue) will now supply the Nitrous solenoids, a matching set in Black are on order for the carb feed.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57fb9d3fd5c3e.jpg
Also got the new number plate on incorporating reversing lights and back up camera.

Have also swapped out the early 40's Ford lights for 50's Pontiac units with LED lamps. So much brighter. Now people will see me in the dark.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_57fb9d40c3e28.jpg

fabphil
16-01-17, 02:25 PM
Its been a while since I posted progress so here's some more pics.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3bb22aeb.jpg
I decided the transmount handbrake lever was OK in a LHD coupe but mines RHD so got in the way.
Its now been relocated to under the seat with only the handle sticking out. Just waiting for the new cables to arrive.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3bd48730.jpg
Mounted the main fuel regulator and filter on the firewall. Some cosmetic work to do but I'm going to be driving it this year.
The fire wall will be done when the engine swap happens (that will be a whole new thread in the Workshop section. Its all in a big pile in Chicago at present :tup:)

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c1c1020.jpg
Mounted up the fuel supply now for the nitrous!

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c43287a.jpg
Finally managed to get the dual booster and new master cylinder mounted and plumbed in.
Removed and resprayed the brake pedal, adapted the push rod to fit between the pedal and the booster.
That needs a chapter on its own but I won't bore you all...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3bfea9e5.jpg
Made up all new flex hoses. Stainless fittings and plastic coated braided hose from HEL.
Finished bleeding last Sunday all good, no leaks :)

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c410662.jpg
Built a new relay box as there are a lot of new power hungry items on the car.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c8eb58e.jpg
Drained down C6, replaced filter and fitted new alloy pan.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c7c70a1.jpg
Sensor fitted to monitor trans oil temp.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_587cd3c9efecb.jpg
Now need to make bottom of safety loop as its gone missing!!!

fabphil
01-02-17, 11:30 AM
Re wiring new switch panel after rethink on the roof consul.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c46f38458.jpg

New oil take off plate fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c47088070.jpg

Duel remote filter sorted
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c4766191a.jpg
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c47945a52.jpg

Oil cooler in place under rad fan.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c47b1d3ff.jpg

Fuel reg plumbed to carbs.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c474ce934.jpg

100A alternator fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c472cc02a.jpg

Switch panel trial. Guess what?.... It all worked, no smoke :)
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5891c47a33c41.jpg

Whilst sorting brakes decided to replace rear discs and calipers.
Ordered black painted to match the front ones, anodised black arrived so got sent back...more waiting.
Then just need to change engine oil, fill auto box, re-bleed the brakes and fill up with fuel.
Back on the road, except I need a drivers seat!

fabphil
20-02-17, 01:09 PM
Mile stone reached this weekend.
Changed engine oil, changed trans oil, added 20lts fuel to new tank.
Primed both fuel pumps......switched ignition on....petrol pissing out all over engine.
Float needles stuck open! Quick tap with hammer , sorted.

Re-fitted exhaust pipes, opened garage doors, twist key, engine turns over then pop-bang flames three feet high out of both carbs.
Then they sat there looking like two Christmas puddings until flames blown out.
Guess I've got to look at the timing... :)
Then I had to go out, looks like next weekend now to start her up.

Question: Is anyone reading this thread? Not had any comments for ages.

cptpugwash
21-02-17, 05:59 PM
Wiring looks tidy. Do you solder your connections as well as crimping?

NOS, new engine :eek: spill the beans ....sounds like some drag racing action may be on the cards :)

Plumpcars
22-02-17, 06:33 AM
Reading. I always work myself right up at first fire up despite having done it plenty of times.

fabphil
22-02-17, 09:15 AM
Wiring looks tidy. Do you solder your connections as well as crimping?

NOS, new engine :eek: spill the beans ....sounds like some drag racing action may be on the cards :)

Wiring is mainly crimped for spades and rings and soldered for straight joins.

New engine is coming soon, at present all the parts are sitting in my sisters garage in Chicago.
Hope it will all be here just after Easter :). The shipping list does include wheelie bars and a parachute :tup:

There's a lot of classifications for our hobby now, mine doesn't fit trad hot rod, resto-rod, street rod etc.
So I'm going my own way.
521ci BB Ford with NOS, modern alloy calipers and discs, radial tyres. Who's going to run upwards of 750hp on cross-plys with drum brakes?
Going to have my fun while I can, as soon if things carry on going the way they are it might just turn into a race car only until they ban that!

In the next few weeks the cars going to Chris Issacs to have the roll bar made into a roll cage. Then of to the trimmers to sort out the inside.

I will do a thread in the Workshop section for the new engine.:tup:

Torment
22-02-17, 12:06 PM
The slippery slope to drag racing......have fun on it...:tup:

fabphil
25-02-17, 10:37 PM
So today, a bit more progress.
Rear brakes as was.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b2036f4116c.jpg

Removed caliper found alloy bearing retainer....not a regular feature on a Ford 9"http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b20373b8732.jpg

Pulled drive shaft and found this. Not a Ford bearing housing.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b2036f37529.jpg

Research has found it to be an Olds/Pontiac unit. Looks like it was welded on when the axle was strengthened. Still uses the "big" Ford size bearing though.
Measured up shafts for 35 spline replacements.

Refitted shaft and modified caliper mounting bracket for new caliper.http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b2036fc90b6.jpg

New alloy caliper weighs in at 2.5lbs instead of 7lbs for the old iron one.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b203752ee93.jpg

New caliper on.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b20376f318a.jpg

New Green stuff pads in.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b2037610d46.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b20372e105f.jpg

Interesting hand brake set up. Uses two small pads on a arm linkage independent of the main pads.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58b2037810b62.jpg

Did have new rear discs to fit but they have a 65.3mm centre hole. My shafts are Moser items and have a 71.5mm centre.
Now got to find someone with a lathe to open them up to fit.

More to follow :)

stilltrying
26-02-17, 01:13 AM
Looking really good.

Sod putting yourself in a crowd, never understood the authentic lot "oh they should be finned buick drums not disc's" sort of thing, a well put together, engineered car should be appreciated for what it is and not dismissed out of hand.

I take it we are looking to be in the 9's then or are you hoping for quicker?

fabphil
27-02-17, 11:48 AM
I take it we are looking to be in the 9's then or are you hoping for quicker?

The interesting thing is I have no idea how fast the car will actually go, or more to the point how brave I'm going to be behind the wheel :D
I fancy a Pro-Street sort of look and am fortunate enough to be able to build an engine to match.
Has been interesting talking to our US friends about engine work though.
"Who's building the engine?" being the most asked question.
When I say I'm doing it they can't believe we don't have a speed shop in every town.
I've done loads of 4 pot Fords in the past and see this as just another project.
I'm going to take it slow and keep checking everything, should end up with something good at the end :)
Just ordered the 35 spline half shafts from Quick Performance in the States to be shipped with the other bits soon.

fad15
27-02-17, 12:12 PM
NOT a hot rod.go wash out your mouth with soapy water.

There is a guy on a TBucket forum I frequent called screaming metal. He KNOWS engines. Ex drag racer, engine builder and I believe crew chief to well know names. Cool guy.

fabphil
27-02-17, 02:34 PM
NOT a hot rod.go wash out your mouth with soapy water.

Wikipedia has this definition - Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed.
Mine ticks all the boxes, doesn't say anything about having to stick to a style, just go fast :D

malamute john
28-02-17, 10:23 PM
Looks like a hot rod to me... ;)

and no reason NOT to build yer engine ; its fun and it makes it more 'your own'. A 'professional' shop with a dyno may well be able to extract a bit more power, but unless youre racing for serious, so what? Good on ya for screwing your own powerplant together.

fabphil
10-04-17, 07:59 PM
After the trials of the last couple of weeks getting the car started.
I was trying to check the plugs, managed to get 6 out OK, then found this on two plugs
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58ebe1352eec6.jpg

Looks like the plugs have never been out of cylinders 4 and 7 as you can't get a plug socket on them unless you drop the headers.
Ordered a carbide cutter for the Dremmel to try and make some clearance.

Think I've said it before... I love old cars :lol:

fabphil
10-04-17, 07:59 PM
Double post

stilltrying
10-04-17, 09:09 PM
Hopefully the dremmel will work, if not mark what needs removing BEFORE removing the headers to get clearance, otherwise you may find you take more out than needed and that is just wasted time and effort:D

fabphil
23-04-17, 08:35 PM
Back from Hols. New suite of Autometer gauges fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b00a2a.jpg

Just noticed now the fuel tank has some fuel in its started to sink, seems to be a common problem with the plastic tanks.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2accce6.jpg

Just getting new pup Charlie used to the car :)
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b05e3b.jpg

Out in the sunshine for the first time in 18 months.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b52653.jpg

That bush wasn't that big when she went in!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b588bc.jpg

On selrcting reverse the whole car lurches as the gear engages, is that right?
Have 12ltrs of ATF in there now and full to the mark on the stick.
When selecting drive the same happens.
Also now leaking ATF all over the floor again- looks like a trans rebuild next winter.

fabphil
23-04-17, 08:37 PM
Back from Hols. New suite of Autometer gauges fitted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2accce6.jpg

Just noticed now the fuel tank has some fuel in its started to sink, seems to be a common problem with the plastic tanks.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b00a2a.jpg

Just getting new pup Charlie used to the car :)
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b05e3b.jpg

Out in the sunshine for the first time in 18 months.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b52653.jpg

That bush wasn't that big when she went in!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_58fd0a2b588bc.jpg

On selecting reverse the whole car lurches as the gear engages, is that right?
Have 12ltrs of ATF in there now and full to the mark on the stick.
When selecting drive the same happens.
Also now leaking ATF all over the floor again- looks like a trans rebuild next winter.

stilltrying
23-04-17, 08:53 PM
Looking good, as to the trans leak, does depend on how much of a leak but I would suggest you do it now rather than break down somewhere out and about. To have it rebuilt wouldn't take long. (the only car I have had that caught fire was through a trans leaking oil onto the exhaust).
The lurching would depend on what the box was built for originally ie. street strip action may well have a trans kit for sharper changes. Also what revs are you seeing when you select a gear?
Uncle Fad could would be your man on this sort of thing. Not too far from you either:lol:

Plumpcars
24-04-17, 05:20 AM
What converter is in there and what is the idle speed?

fad15
24-04-17, 08:25 AM
PM sent with my contact number
G

fabphil
24-04-17, 08:28 AM
Looking good, as to the trans leak, does depend on how much of a leak but I would suggest you do it now rather than break down somewhere out and about. To have it rebuilt wouldn't take long. (the only car I have had that caught fire was through a trans leaking oil onto the exhaust).
The lurching would depend on what the box was built for originally ie. street strip action may well have a trans kit for sharper changes. Also what revs are you seeing when you select a gear?
Uncle Fad could would be your man on this sort of thing. Not too far from you either:lol:

The paper work I have with the car suggests there is a B&M trans kit installed but no other info.
To be honest when I first got the car I just used to go every where in D so not sure about which kit was fitted.
Something to look at next time I'm out in her.

The leak is only a couple of drips from the bellhousing and tail shaft.
Didn't really want to take the box out before next winter.

fad15
24-04-17, 08:40 AM
May be the TV cable, if it has one. Had a guy come in last week with a 505 in a truck with HARD engagements and brutal shifts. Been like it since he bought it. TV cable had the clip for the adjustment ratchet missing. Did a quick 'mod' and he went away please as punch.

Do you have any info on the shift kit... there are many all with different springs, sep plate drilling's and new valves it almost impossible to ID what they are from looking at the valve body.

We always give the customer the info sheet and box and tell them to keep it at all costs.

Torment
24-04-17, 03:28 PM
the leak is down to the seals shrinking..my glide has done it due to lack of use.

fabphil
25-04-17, 08:11 PM
May be the TV cable, if it has one. Had a guy come in last week with a 505 in a truck with HARD engagements and brutal shifts. Been like it since he bought it. TV cable had the clip for the adjustment ratchet missing. Did a quick 'mod' and he went away please as punch.

Do you have any info on the shift kit... there are many all with different springs, sep plate drilling's and new valves it almost impossible to ID what they are from looking at the valve body.

We always give the customer the info sheet and box and tell them to keep it at all costs.

Have been through all the paperwork I've got and the only mention is "B&M shift kit fitted" no other info.
The C6 doesn't have a TV cable.
The vacuum modulator I've got is a twin input unit with a pink stripe, used on F100s and some Lincolns.
Real Steel do a modulator with purple or green stripe but on the US forums they all recon to go for the Black stripe version.
Gives a firm shift and is adjustable, usually used on trucks.
Real Steel were closed today as its Anzac Day, must be owned by Aussies.

fabphil
25-04-17, 08:11 PM
Double post

Plumpcars
25-04-17, 08:27 PM
This is why I asked about the converter and idle speed. A converter stalls based around the weight of a given vehicle. Put that converter in a lighter car and it will stall at less rpm. This tends to give you a harsh engagement which can be worse with a high idle speed. So put a Lincoln converter in a glass rod and the stall speed will drop. I've set up a number of rods with 3000 converters and they have worked fine for the engine spec. but have also had a softer initial engagement. When you buy an off the shelf converter the advertised stall speed will be based on an 'average' vehicle such as a Camaro or Mustang so again in a lighter rod it will come down.

fabphil
28-05-17, 07:49 PM
Bit more progress. Now got the black stripe modulator fitted.
Started her up, all good so far.
Then found out over the two years the cars been in the garage the grass strip up the middle of the drive has raised up an inch (root growth).
Coupled with the deeper trans pan (1.5 inches ground clearance!) I can't actually get the car to the road!!!
Have now got to hire a mini digger and scrape of the offending 100 of earth, frustrated :grr: http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_592b299f3943b.jpg

stilltrying
28-05-17, 08:56 PM
Wow I think with just 1.5" clearance my bum would be clenched at every ripple in the road.

fabphil
28-05-17, 09:43 PM
Wow I think with just 1.5" clearance my bum would be clenched at every ripple in the road.

Looks like after all the hard work I'm going to have to fit a standard pan back on.
Any one know if they do a cast ally pan in the stock depth for a C6. All the ones I found were deeper.
The standard steel pan is 2" deep, the alloy one I have is 3.3" deep. All other alloy pans seem to be 5.1" deep.

stilltrying
29-05-17, 07:18 AM
Might be a bit extreme but if you are unable to get one shallower off the shelf then maybe get one machined from a piece of billet ally, it shouldn't be that difficult given that you have a pattern to work from. There is a guy over Throcking that does some really nice stuff and not a million miles away from you.

fad15
29-05-17, 07:31 AM
Try a couple of the american parts suppliers/real steel.

roscobbc
29-05-17, 09:45 AM
Will look forward to seeing this progress - considered using these on the front end?
or too heavy a vehicle/limiting on brake options/axle issues/tyre etc?
http://www.radirwheels.com/images/wheels_12spoke.jpg

fabphil
06-06-17, 07:29 PM
OK found Moroso do a 2" deep alloy pan.....more expense!
On the bright side I have removed all the offending grass so can now get the car out :tup:

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5936ff239c9d1.jpg

Now just got to sort the trunk out.
The bear claw latch allowed almost 1/2" of up and down movement when driving, noisy.
Tried to pack the loop as can't move the actual latch.
Spectacular fail, now got the trunk locked and can open it.
Had to remove the hinge pins and work backwards.
Have now completely removed the latch assembly and will fit a couple of lockable "bonnet pins".
These will also hold the trunk lid in alignment with the body work.
One day I'll get to drive it again :lol:

fabphil
17-06-17, 07:30 PM
Still waiting for the oil pan to arrive.
Decided to change the look of the rod a bit.
Before.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5945826e954dc.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5945826e97860.jpg

After.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_594582934f484.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_594582935c469.jpg

Just a bit of body work to loose behind the rear stack.

Also K&N don't supply the 10" stud to hold it all on.
So have had to order that as well!!!!

stilltrying
17-06-17, 11:13 PM
I prefer the K&N's but there again I might be biased:D I was going to comment on your wanted ad about how tall a 5" filter makes a stack but you know now.

fad15
18-06-17, 08:27 AM
Just a bit of body work to loose


Really?????. Not my business but that's drastic. I would flatten (or mod) the stack before messing with a good body that's painted etc.

JMHO.
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fabphil
18-06-17, 09:51 AM
Just a bit of body work to loose


Really?????. Not my business but that's drastic. I would flatten (or mod) the stack before messing with a good body that's painted etc.

JMHO.
G

It's not to bad.
As its a glass body there is an indentation already where I need to remove the scuttle.
It's only about 3mm thick in a crescent shape, a Dremmel will sort it in a couple of minutes :)

fabphil
18-06-17, 09:54 AM
I prefer the K&N's but there again I might be biased:D I was going to comment on your wanted ad about how tall a 5" filter makes a stack but you know now.

I've always felt the shotgun scoop wasn't quite right for the car.
The 2" K&Ns I had by themselves weren't quite enough.
Then I saw this set up on a US forum and thought it would be just right.
I'm very happy with the look now.
Also allows the motor to breath better :D

fabphil
19-06-17, 09:25 PM
A couple of pallets arrived today from the USA.
Next winters project.
Crank, heads and pistons.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483fe9d9149.jpg
Sump,oil pick up and dizzy.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483fe9ddda3.jpg
Prop shaft parts.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483fe9e3edd.jpg
Yukon alloy bolt through 3rd member with Eton locker.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483fe9e4190.jpg
35 spline half shafts.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483feae65b1.jpg
D0VE reconditioned block.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483feb0643e.jpg
Headers and shifter.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_59483feb06620.jpg
Build thread will be started in the Workshop area when things start. :tup:

stilltrying
26-06-17, 08:46 AM
Now we are getting a bit serious! Have you ran the current set up on the strip? would be great to see what the difference in real world situation would be.

fabphil
26-06-17, 11:24 AM
Stock depth trans pan arrived and was fitted Saturday.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5950ee1db375a.jpg
Now have 1.5" more ground clearance :tup:
The pan I've just replaced had a stone stuck between the cooling fins on the bottom...to close for comfort!

Hope to take the rod to a RWYB later in the year to see how she goes in existing condition.

fabphil
02-07-17, 08:38 PM
Finally managed to get box into the garage 350lbs.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_595958d9cc79a.jpg

Top off.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_595958d9ccbe0.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_595958d9cc9ff.jpg
Out for a run this afternoon. Two thumbs up, loads of smiles and a challenge from a chav in a Seat
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_595958d9ccc0a.jpg

fabphil
11-08-17, 08:44 PM
Not much happening at the moment.
Had a bad earth on the rear lights resulting in no rear right indicator and found when that was fixed had no power to the brake lights oops!
Traced to the spade connector coming off the brake light switch.

Have ordered a new fuel cell in alloy as the current plastic one seems to be reacting with our unleaded. The top has sunk 2" and the sides are swelling.
Trouble is the company are busy until beginning of November....another winter project.

Just sorting out colours for the new engine block was looking at Ford ST Lightning Orange.
Is normal paint up to a block?
Have been advised to spray base straight on the cast iron no primer, then clear coat.

Plumpcars
11-08-17, 09:08 PM
I've used epoxy primer on a block/heads followed by colour with no problems.

stilltrying
13-08-17, 08:24 PM
Not much happening at the moment.
Had a bad earth on the rear lights resulting in no rear right indicator and found when that was fixed had no power to the brake lights oops!
Traced to the spade connector coming off the brake light switch.

Have ordered a new fuel cell in alloy as the current plastic one seems to be reacting with our unleaded. The top has sunk 2" and the sides are swelling.
Trouble is the company are busy until beginning of November....another winter project.

Just sorting out colours for the new engine block was looking at Ford ST Lightning Orange.
Is normal paint up to a block?
Have been advised to spray base straight on the cast iron no primer, then clear coat.

Late to this as usual. Have a look at steve lang's post on painting an engine on the NSRA site. I found it last week so if I can search and find it you certainly will.

Sad loss of Mr. Lang but he is still helping people through his detailed posts on that forum.

fabphil
20-08-17, 03:17 PM
Late to this as usual. Have a look at steve lang's post on painting an engine on the NSRA site. I found it last week so if I can search and find it you certainly will.

Sad loss of Mr. Lang but he is still helping people through his detailed posts on that forum.

Thanks for that.

Bit disheartened at the moment :cry:

Just got the car back on the road and the gearbox has lost all motion in Drive???
Have checked oil, vacuum etc all seem OK so looks like trans out time :tdown:

Do I bite the bullit and get a fully upgraded trans or just get this one fixed bearing in mind it will need a rebuild in the near future anyway.
Car wont be back on the road this year!!! No A602 meet in September......

Have been advised to look at a TH400 as they are stronger than the C6 at the sort of power level the new engine will put out.
At the HP level I'm hoping for (plus possible NOS action) I have been recommended a full manual valve body. Getting rid if the modulator and governor.
The pain being I've just got a new Hurst shifter and brackets, B&M F type trans oil and billet slip yoke for the existing C6 box.
None of this will be any use on the GM box!!!

I'm going to stop this thread now and continue in a new one in The Workshop. See you there.