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  1. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    It's an interesting approach to the problem. I...

    It's an interesting approach to the problem. I have two observations about it nevertheless:

    1. How were you able to torque the caliper mounting bolts given that you only had a 1/8" gap to hold the...
  2. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Mounting Miura Pedal Assembly

    While the Ferrari GTO was out getting the headliner installed, I had the chance to work on the Miura a bit. I had purchased the brake/throttle pedal assembly prior and now I wanted to get it mounted...
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    Kick panel speaker mount

    The last unfinished GTO interior panel was on the outside of the foot boxes and I believe is called a kick panel. I had held off in making this panel because itís where I wanted to mount front...
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    Thanks for the kind words :)

    Thanks for the kind words :)
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    Headliner panels

    In preparation for getting the headliner fabric installed, I had to fabricate a few panels to hide the side window pockets and thus smooth the surface for the headliner. On the GTO, the side window...
  6. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Charley: I have no regrets for choosing your...

    Charley: I have no regrets for choosing your chassis for this project. I just hope that the resulting car will live up to all the great design innovations that are embodied in your chassis. You've...
  7. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Front clip station buck

    Iíve been focusing all my garage time over the last few months on the C5 GTO. The GTO is now getting to the stage that Iím dependant on others to do some work for me, so Iím able to context switch...
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    Ok, I now see how to get a link from Google...

    Ok, I now see how to get a link from Google Photos. But I don't see how to use the link given to embed the photo inline in a post. I tried BB and html tags but pic does not display.

    Have you...
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    I'm trying out Imgur.com. First experience, easy...

    I'm trying out Imgur.com. First experience, easy upload, easy to get the URL for pasting into forum post. The terms & conditions look scary. You are basically giving them all rights to the...
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    Headlight Fairing Aerodynamics

    On the GTO, Lexan covers were used on the headlights to increase high speed aerodynamics. While these covers make for a real nice look, they are very time consuming and tedious to make.

    I had made...
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box (cont.)

    I had to remove all the parts of the fresh air intake so they could get final deburring and polishing. Hereís what it looks like with all the pieces attached.
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box (cont.)

    Iíve made some good progress on the air filter box but itís been a complicated process. Making the box portion was fairly straight forward, the lid is the more complicated part. Of course, the lid...
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box

    During the GTO build and painting process, I had clamped an air filter to the mass air meter mostly as a way to keep dust out of the engine. I am now preparing the car to be dyno tuned so the...
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    Great question. The GTO is getting close to...

    Great question. The GTO is getting close to being driveable. I'm building a fresh air/air filter system now and will be posting build pics for that soon. Once that's in place, I can have the...
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    Coolant Overflow Tank

    There are two separate coolant systems on the GTO that need a catch can for overflow: engine radiator and supercharger intercooler. I decided to use a shared overflow tank for both. To do that, it...
  16. Thread: suspension

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    C5 suspension used in GTO

    I used C5 suspension in my GTO.

    https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/d23/jandjheinke/0/8802946f-e255-4acb-bf81-228467393120-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

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    Great question. My plan is to leave the interior...

    Great question. My plan is to leave the interior open, fastback style interior, unless there's a good reason to partition the trunk area away from the cockpit. For example, if there's a sound...
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    More GTO eye candy

    Iíve added more eye candy Ö ah, important exterior items to the GTO. On the original GTO, these small plexiglass hood scoops helped bring fresh air into the carís interior. I decided to have them...
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    Thanks for following and for your kinds words.

    Thanks for following and for your kinds words.
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    GTO Hood Stays and Seats

    Progress on the GTO assembly is plodding on. I can say this, I love the look of polished metal but Iím really starting to dread the process. Itís very time consuming and detail oriented. All it...
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    GTO Signal and Head Lights

    For the GTO, Ferrari did not make their own signal lights but used units made by Altissimo, an Italian company. The Altissimo lights are not really anything special except they look a bit different...
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    Front Body Opening Ė Prancing Stallion

    The GTO has very little shiny trim but the front body opening is one place with some bling. I broke out the fine sandpaper and aluminum polish to make the aluminum in front of the radiator and the...
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    Side window installation

    The original GTOs used 2 piece Lexan side windows where each piece filled about 60% of the opening, overlapping each other. To open the window, one piece slides horizontally instead of going down...
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    Gas cap and binnacle

    You might think that after paint the final assembly would move along quickly. Well, not only do you have to be very careful not to damage the paint, almost all the items involved in the final...
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    Thanks for the praise. It's getting close enough...

    Thanks for the praise. It's getting close enough to being drivable that I'm getting anxious now!
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