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Updated on May 06, 2012
May 2012 Update
Front Coil-Overs w/ Tubular A-Arms are in.
Rear Coil-Overs w/ Offset Trailing Arms are in.
Drag Link 6-Link Set up is in ( very cool)
Set of 235/60's Sticky Micky's on 8-1/2" on rears.
Skinny 195/75's on 5" on fronts ( for now - testing ! )
All suspension "issues" seem to be worked out.
Engineis ready, Trans & Diff are ready.
Front & rear suspensions are finally ready !
Finishing some last minute "driving" details
Can't wait for "testing"
Future 400 HP NOS set up w/ 3 Tanks
3 NOS tanks behind seats
Completely new second wiring harness, for various "extras"
Full 3" Exhaust w/ tuneable mufflers
As it is now in black primer, ready for paint ( my friends are liking the Rat Rod look ! )
Still working on it, what else is new. ( added some new photos see above & pages 2 & 3 as well). The 200 amp alternator is on the engine, the AC compressor is on as well. The valve covers are back on on & ready for a loud restart. The 5 fan situation has been solved ( 2 in front of rad, 1 behind the rad & 1 in each fender vent ( behind the side "gills" ). The secondary fuse & relay panel w/ harness for "all 16" ( room for 20 ) of the accessories has been roughed in ( hence the needed 200 Amp Alternator ). Just currently hooking up all the "extra" items ( some I can't discuss ). The "secret hidden items" photos will be released, upon completion of the car. Kidding, maybe ! The exhaust has been ceramic coated, hi-temp satin black from front to back ( after photo was taken ), and just needs to be put back on. Went to test drive the car & had problems with the rear trailing arms binding on the inside frame pockets ( narrowed rear end ?? ). Need different trailing arms, so I will go to a rear coil-over set up. ( see photo ) Considering a front coil-over set up as well. ( see photo ) NOS will definitely be down the road. At this point I'm so close after so many years, I just want to get the car on the road. Time & money are always the elements, but this is a labour of love, as all we car guys ( & gals ) know. I'll keep you all in the loop, and hopefully have a video too !!! Good luck with your project, ( if you have one ) and keep the hobby alive. Micky6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Feb 08 -
Finally the SHARK is now ready to roll ( whew ) All went well so far, it started right up, and man is it loud. My nieghbours are gonna love me !
Having some fitment issues though to make it road (warrior) worthy. Trying to fit 3 electric fans, ( 2 pusher in front of the BeCool rad, & 1 puller behind it ) an A/C condensor rad, an oil cooler, and a 1 gallon NOS fuel cell in front of the radiator, has it's issues. Believe me !!!
Also trying to fit a 200 Amp alternator ( drivers side ) & A/C compressor ( passenger side ) on the 427.
Also dual oil filters ( on the driver's inner fender ), and 2 fuel ( 1 -carb / 1 - NOS ) regulators ( on the passenger inner fender ) has it's fun times as well.
Now I know what a 427 Cobra engine bay must feel like !!!
Anyway it's still in black primer right now, for the road shakedown. Maybe put some "testing" on YouTube.
Hopefully soon paint it, the original Maroon, if all goes well.
I will post some photos of the chassis later w/ 3" exhaust, tuneable mufflers & "crazy" aircraft size fuel system.
Take care y'all And thanks to my ( patient ) fans. Micky6
Here are some photos, of my 1965 396 Coupe "Clone", in progress.
It "was" a non-numbers match, 65 327 small block, w/ a big block hood, and a 4-Speed Muncie, with an all stock chassis & suspension, when I got it, back in 1983
I am returning it to stock, on the outside. ( Centerlines are going & rear fender flares are gone ) It will have specially widened, OE Knock-Offs,( 9" fr & 10" rear ) & OE rear fenders.
It will look just like a "396" car from the outside, and looking into the 36 gallon, big tank interior as well, but that is where it ends.
Can you say sleeper ?!
It will be "tested" as seen above, in black primer but with a few well hidden changes.
With A Heavily Modified 600+ HP 427 Full Roller L-88 Engine, ( 400 HP Nitrous system to come ) 6-Speed Richmond, Extensive Chassis & Suspension Modifications, it has yet to be shaken down !
The photos show a process of painstaking chassis prep, with all new aftermarket suspension pieces.
See page 4, for the specs on the who's who, of modifications !!
Believe it or not, the only original chassis/suspension pieces are the rear upper crossmember, hub carriers & diff housing !
Stay tuned for updates, & test video
Plan your work Work your plan If I can do it Anyone can !
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Cool ride you got there 5*s to you. Come check out my 1954 Chevy with a big block 396.
Great looking Vette. Awesome job on the build. 5 stars! Check out my 70 Chevelle sometime.
wow that looks great 5 stars
I'm not sure of the offset but they are 17 in the front and 18 in the back.
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