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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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    GTO homecoming

    After 1 year (almost to the day), the GTO body prep and paint work is done. The color is Rosso Corsa and the finish is fantastic! The credit for paint work goes to Frank Zucchi at FZ Restorations...
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    Radiator coolant tubes (cont.)

    I finished fabricating and welding up the front cooling tubes.
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    Radiator coolant tubes

    Iíve switched focus again from brake system to coolant lines. A great thing about a project at this early stage is that if you hit an issue with one area, thereís plenty of other areas where...
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    Thanks guys!! This may sound funny, but I'm...

    Thanks guys!!

    This may sound funny, but I'm really having fun with the project as well. And I haven't even gotten to the part that prompted me to take the project on yet, metal shaping the...
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    Disc Brakes

    In parallel with modeling the station buck, Iíve started working on the brake system. Iíve elected to go with an aftermarket brake system made by Wilwood. Itís a high-performance brake system...
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    Vinny: are you going the composite or aluminum...

    Vinny: are you going the composite or aluminum route with your CLK-GTR build?
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    Let the station buck modeling begin!

    The primary purpose of creating a 3D model for this Miura project is to create a station buck for the body. I decided to go for a stand-alone, egg crate style of buck that will be composed of...
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    Let the 3D modeling begin!

    Itís time I give another update. The project focus has shifted from chassis building back to designing. The next build step is to make inner body structures and these need to be designed and...
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    Bloozberry: it's an aluminum 2 core (2 - 1"...

    Bloozberry: it's an aluminum 2 core (2 - 1" cores) mounted at 30 degrees. The core is 18" high, 22" wide, and 2" thick. The Coyote is advertised at 435 HP but I'm told they can run at 450 HP if...
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    jm14: thanks for the data point!

    jm14: thanks for the data point!
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    Bloozberry: I hear what you're saying and in...

    Bloozberry: I hear what you're saying and in theory I guess it could be an issue.

    My first thought is to ask if in reality, does having the radiator mounted at an angle really cause an air flow...
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    Radiator shroud and electric fan

    I decided to fabricate the radiator fan shroud now that the radiator mounts were complete. For complex sheet metal items like this, I like to start by making a cardboard mockup. Iíve found I end up...
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    I'm not sure what badges exactly you're referring...

    I'm not sure what badges exactly you're referring to but have you tried: https://www.ferraripartsexchange.com/ I've bought some badges and Ferrari script from them.
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    Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 4)

    Based on a suggestion from Chimaera, I found a way to orient the radiator such that no radiator alterations are needed. I found that by rotating the radiator 180 degrees it would work better. This...
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    I have considered that along with using no spare...

    I have considered that along with using no spare tire at all. The main reason I'm using the full size tire as a spare at this stage of construction is to try to design everything around it such that...
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    Don: great question and I'm glad you asked as it...

    Don: great question and I'm glad you asked as it prompted me to action. I mocked up the vents on paper and figured out the approximate placement in order to get a feel for the answer.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I just walked out to...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just walked out to garage to give it a try.

    The radiator has an air purge valve on the tank top so purging the air shouldn't be an issue. As you noted the lower...
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    Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 3)

    Radiator and battery now properly sit in place without wood blocks or straps to support them.


    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d23/jandjheinke/Miura/P1130355%20-%20web_zps4rmuyy9o.jpg


    And...
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    Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 3)

    My objective for the front chassis extension at this point is to get the remaining tubes in place and fabricate the radiator upper mount. The two upper tubes should add a lot of strength to the...
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    Thanks bodyman.

    Thanks bodyman.
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    Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 2)

    The next order of business was to add in a cross brace to provide structural support for the lower radiator mount. Vertical connectors between the bottom and middle tubes were also added next to the...
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    Thanks IKAROS! I'm just trying to keep the...

    Thanks IKAROS! I'm just trying to keep the quality up to that of your work :)
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    Chassis Front Extension Fabrication

    The Miura chassis needs to be extended forward to provide a radiator mount and a mounting point for the tilt-up front end body work. In other words, a chassis structural mount for everything in...
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    Thanks! My GTO will hopefully be painted soon. ...

    Thanks! My GTO will hopefully be painted soon. It's scheduled to be sprayed next week.
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