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post #331 of 417 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 15, 6:07 PM
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I was just playing Ryan I have a buddy who is a dealer if I decide pull the trigger on one.
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post #332 of 417 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 15, 9:52 PM Thread Starter
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With all of the engineers on this site, sometimes I'm embarrassed to show some of my work but here it goes. I went out after work tonight and started making a filler panel for the factory heater control hole and a place to mount the new electronic controls.

I really wanted to start welding it in tonight but I let a grinder get away from me and it took some of my leg with it so I called it a night. Sorry for the picture over load.

I made a pattern from cardboard and transferred it to steel.

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Looks pretty solid to me. Man after looking at your build I want to put some ABC tubs in mine. Your 66 is going to be an awesome car that will be fun as heck to drive.
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I'm happy I did them Chris. They take a little effort but nothing difficult at all.

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Mike, that looks great!!

Sorry to hear about your leg. Been there, done that so I know how you're feeling. Take care.

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It's all good Kerry, that's what I get for wearing shorts while doing metal work.

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I welded in the new panel tonight, it turned out very clean and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm going to start mocking up the main unit under the dash next and locating where I need to put the bulk head on the fire wall.


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Mike,

I have been watching your build and taking lots of notes. I am building a 66 PT as well, not as far as you, I donít have the time or money to move that fast. You are doing a great job, I have studied your fuel line pictures and going with the same set up. Mine is a LS3 with T56, very similar, yet different.

Keep posting the pictures, it keeps me going. Nice garage.

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I appreciate the kind words but man it sure doesn't feel like I'm moving fast.

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Mike,
I'm doing a V/A install right now on my 67. I was looking at doing a bulk head but it looks like the fittings are too long and there will not be enough room for the hoses to bend. I call V/A and they told me I would have to cut and TIG weld the fittings to make them shorter. That makes me worry, I don't want to have to try and get back in to this if a leak pops up, there would be a lot of hoses bent around under the dash.
Take some pictures under the dash of your set up, i'd like to see how you do yours.

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I'm doing a V/A install right now on my 67. I was looking at doing a bulk head but it looks like the fittings are too long and there will not be enough room for the hoses to bend. I call V/A and they told me I would have to cut and TIG weld the fittings to make them shorter. That makes me worry, I don't want to have to try and get back in to this if a leak pops up, there would be a lot of hoses bent around under the dash.
Take some pictures under the dash of your set up, i'd like to see how you do yours.

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Brian,

Are your talking about the interior side of the bulkhead I take it. I'm not to that point yet but I don't see it being a problem at all but like I said I'm not there yet. I will most definitely document everything. Please post back on here if you want to as well with what you find out.

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I will take some pictures today and post them Tuesday. I put the unit as instructed, in the same mounting holes that the original heater box.
Yes on the interior side, there is very little room.

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Are they some special fitting that Parker or Aeroquip don't make a 90 or 45 degree version of, or will an angled fitting not work?

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Not that I know of. The problem is that the fittings require o-rings. But if anyone one knows of any it would definitely help.

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Here's a picture of how close the VA unit is to the firewall with me holding one of the bulkhead fittings. This is the location I wanted the bulkhead cause I wanted to see as little as possible of the bulkhead.

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