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Old 01-08-2012, 07:08 AM
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:22 AM
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Thanks, Jim! So what are you using for the inner headlamps?
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What's been sprayed in the boot, bed liner ?

Looks fantastic btw
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:37 PM
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..Jim,

Again, i must say, reading your thread is a great source of encouragement for me...

Cheers and keep up the good work..., I'm struggling with my front suspension, because i think it's too low in the front... and i can't get my headlights to shine like yours... well the struggle continues... lol...

Cheers,

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:20 PM
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So what are you using for the inner headlamps?
The inners, just like the outers, are stock script letter Carellos. I'll try to get some decent pics of the lenses this coming Saturday.

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What's been sprayed in the boot, bed liner ?
TBH, I didn't know and had to call the bodyshop to ask.
It is a spray-able seam sealer. Available in a number of different textures, it is simply sprayed on. Then top coated in body colour.

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I'm struggling with my front suspension, because i think it's too low in the front...
Yes, I saw the pics.
Keep in mind that stiff springs greatly reduce the risk of bottoming out but your front end looks pretty darn low. You may want to consider the route I'm taking; finish assembly of the car with all components and then adjusting ride height as necessary.
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You may want to consider the route I'm taking; finish assembly of the car with all components and then adjusting ride height as necessary.
Ideally we should all do this when the car is sitting on corner weighing scales so we don't upset the balance. Lowering the front would put more weight on the front I believe (? ... don't quote me) for example.

While my car will be dead standard, it will be corner weighed and if that means I have to add a few packers here and there to get it better balanced so be it. Having raced a corner weighted car and enjoyed the improved stability (especially under braking) I personally think for any hobby car it is worth the time and expense.
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The inners, just like the outers, are stock script letter Carellos. I'll try to get some decent pics of the lenses this coming Saturday.



TBH, I didn't know and had to call the bodyshop to ask.
It is a spray-able seam sealer. Available in a number of different textures, it is simply sprayed on. Then top coated in body colour.



Yes, I saw the pics.
Keep in mind that stiff springs greatly reduce the risk of bottoming out but your front end looks pretty darn low. You may want to consider the route I'm taking; finish assembly of the car with all components and then adjusting ride height as necessary.
Jim at Alfaholics said the same thing to me. Finish the car and then look at it afterwards and see how it sits with everything in and work out a way forward from there..

Thanks..
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Ideally we should all do this when the car is sitting on corner weighing scales so we don't upset the balance. Lowering the front would put more weight on the front I believe (? ... don't quote me) for example.

While my car will be dead standard, it will be corner weighed and if that means I have to add a few packers here and there to get it better balanced so be it. Having raced a corner weighted car and enjoyed the improved stability (especially under braking) I personally think for any hobby car it is worth the time and expense.
Pete
That's one of the reasons i don't have a fuel tank yet. I keep drooling over the Alfaholics 55litre race tank. It sits dead in the middle of the boot so is perfect for setting the balance in the rear...

The front.. well i will have to PM you about that..
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Sorry for hijacking your thread with the last post.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:59 PM
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No worries, 156.

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching the wild card round of the playoffs (American football) and assembling some NOS bumper parts.
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Hope that's not the living room!

At least you took your boots off.....

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:54 AM
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There's another place to assemble this stuff? Note the dash stored under the coffee table.

The 'problem' with the fuel tank was that the filler neck was too high up in the filler door opening (a normal condition, actually). It is thought that this was fine back in the day when fuel nozzles had a sharper bend. Todays fuel nozzles have less of a bend and, at least in New Jersey, a large diameter rubber bellows for vapor recovery. This would make refueling the car (illegal in NJ for anyone other than the fuel station attendant) extremely difficult (not to mention slow) and would greatly increase the risk of body damage by inattentive or uncaring attendants. So the decision was made to shorten the filler neck. Tank was removed and the neck cut off just below the 45 degree bend. One inch from the vertical portion of the neck was removed then the filler portion was welded back on. This resulted in the filler being just about dead center in the door opening. Hopefully, this mod will make refuelling the car much easier with (almost) zero risk of body damage.
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Of course, not expecting the bodyshop to mod the fueltank so quickly, I did not bring the left rear tail light assembly to the shop. So it was on to installing the rear number plate bracket and rear bumper.
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That looks fantastic Jim, great work - you're zooming along!
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