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Dynomat extreme.

The darn hood is so black that it makes it kind of hard to see in the pictures. I will have to get some more and post tonight or so. GO on the "Exterior" link on my web page for the hood pictures.

I also added on the "Interiror" page pictures of some of the Dynomat that I have laid on the floor and a picture of the new Corbeau seats (Still plastic around them!!) The Dynomat is pretty cool stuff, let me tell you. Seat are the Carrera model, standard size. They are and feel great, but they are not for big guys. I am 6'1" and weigh 175 lbs, and I can probably gain some more weight and be ok with them. I believe that they aslo make a wider version as well, in case anyone has been thinking about these seats.


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Sweet. Looks good. How was the fit on the hood? You're on a roll lately, that sucker will be done in no time flat at this pace. Cool site, btw, waiting for the comments and tips along with those pics. Very


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Not sure if you posted this already and I missed it but, you got the exhaust on saturday right? How did that turn out? I think I read you were going to a brake/exhuast place thats located in Kirland. You live on the east side?

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Wow, everything looks great, evidently no expense spared, close attention to every detail and lots of expert knowledge combined with elbow grease. Got a question if you don't mind. Is that a Be Cool rad, a Griffin or something else?

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Thank you guys, yes it has been a great experience and I really like the way it is turning out. Got all my door pannels today also, so I am hoping I will get the interior complete within the next a couple of months.

Midnight, the fit is pretty good, not perfect. I think that most of the issues are with my hinges, but we were adjusting it for a couple of hours last night and we are there. I still might have to trim the edge of it as it comes pretty close to the windshield. One suprising part was that they did not have any braces on the cowl underneath. I would expect to be something there so it does not flap at high speed, but I can not say if this is the case until I get it to high speed.

66chevyII, do to that "little storm" that we had on Saturday, and since I had no hood on the car, I did not get it done. I am keeping an eye on the weather forecast and the first dry day we have I will take it to the shop. I am taking it to "Dan Fast" which is located on Aurora Avenue in Lynwood. I will let you know how it turns out.

rb, it is an AFCO radiator. It looks great, it fit really well, and a lot of guys use them and are happy with them. I combined that with the Stage 2 Stewart water pump and the dual electric Winstar fans and I think that I will not have any problems with my cooling system. So far every time that I have turned the car on, it has been great termerature wise and no leaks.
The only leak that I have had a great battle with is the tranny cooler lines where they come in the cooler. Most of it has been my error (had the wrong connector first, then I put 3/8" hose instead of 5/16") but we redid it last night with new connectors, clamps and hoses so I think I will be Ok now.

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Did the hood come with lighter springs for the hinges or did you purchase them somewhere else? This is going to be an added on winter project.

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It did not come with any hinges, and I am using my old ones from my steel hood. Does anyone sell different hinges/springs?

I also added 3 more pictures on the Exteriors page on my web. Somewhat more clear and can see the hood better.


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Not to barge in on your post Yanniz, but has anyone or you yourself considered using little struts for your hood as opposed to springs and hinges? You know, like on newer cars or like whats used on camper shells for the rear window?

Hinges tend to loosen up, wear, break, as well as the springs and such. Just curious.
 

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Yanniz-

Your website pics are really cool! You and I are about at the same point in our restorations....and are doing some of the same mods like fuel system, cooling, ignition, etc... Great Job!

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Greg, I noticed that also. It is pretty cool that we are doing similar things, great minds think alike I guess!! Also, you helped me a couple of time with some questions that I have, and thank you for that.

Midnight, that is a good idea. I will look in to that.
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You need to replace the springs or the hood can break at the front of the hinge. Jegs part number 487-210 for $21.99.
http://www.jegs.com/

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Yanniz-
Just curious how much it was to have your hood shipped to your house? I've been considering getting a 4 inch for my car from either glasstek or VFN but I'm not sure how much extra dough its gunna be to ship it.
thanks in advance!
BTW- Looking Schweeeet!

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Thanks Mike and Steve.
Steve, it was $98 to ship it to the local transfer company where I picked it up from. They could also deliver for $42 to my home, but they are just 5 miles down the street so I picked it up.
 

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Yanniz,

Everything looks great! What color are you going to paint the car?

I have a 4" Glasstek hood on my 71 and have had it up to near 128 mph with no apparent bowing in the cowl area. I think the ridge in the center of the scoop adds rigidity.

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No problem Steve.
ss540, thank you. The plan is for Hugger Orange with black stripes. I will start experimentation with my old hood and see how it comes out.

Also, it is going to be a sunny day in Seattle today. Yeahhhh! Tow truck will be here at 8 this morning and the car is going in to the exhaust shop to get the Torque Tech system on and also bleed the darn brakes.

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