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This is off topic from your build I think but I was scrolling through and thought of something. How do you make sure your frame rails are aligned and straight? My 70 was beat up quite a bit and very wee could be off a bit but I’m not sure how to tell.

Can you look up measurements and check based of them?
Look for Linskey drawings for a 70, find or take your car to someone or somewhere that has/knows how to use a tram gauge.

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Are flywheels that expensive? Or is it just easier to have them fixed? I’m new to this remember
no, but pulling apart my motor and dropping about 300$ on having it rebalanced is not something I want to do. I might have to but, at this point I don't want to.
 

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This is off topic from your build I think but I was scrolling through and thought of something. How do you make sure your frame rails are aligned and straight? My 70 was beat up quite a bit and very wee could be off a bit but I’m not sure how to tell.

Can you look up measurements and check based of them?
Look for Linskey drawings for a 70, find or take your car to someone or somewhere that has/knows how to use a tram gauge.

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Ok thank you.

Are flywheels that expensive? Or is it just easier to have them fixed? I’m new to this remember
no, but pulling apart my motor and dropping about 300$ on having it rebalanced is not something I want to do. I might have to but, at this point I don't want to.
Got it makes sense
 

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Ok, the pins in the flywheel are an interference fit so I'm going to drop them in the freezer for a few hours, I still didn't have a good way to drive them in so I made a driver for them. A quick job on the lathe. The last pic is the pin slid into the hole on the driver.
 

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She bolts up. The pins seemed to be a perfect, snug fit in the pp. I'm off Friday so maybe I can get done at the drs with enough time to put it together.
 

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Placed my order for dutchman axles today. Is it me or is it nervous in here..... lol. I have no idea why as it's not a tremendous amount of money but I am terrified I measured incorrectly and will be left with two paper weights. On a positive note I checked the housing that I shortened and its really straight. I put a laser level in the bearing saddles and taped a piece of paper over each end so I could see the light and was really pleased with the results. My camera in my cell has an issue so I have no pictures of it.

I think that's why I'm so nervous about the axles, I did all the work, if it's wrong it's on me and I have never done this before.
 

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I think that's why I'm so nervous about the axles, I did all the work, if it's wrong it's on me and I have never done this before.
Yes! the driveshaft guys made me abundantly aware of that too! #Measurement anxiety!
 

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Since I'm gonna be setting up my rear axle soon (fingers crossed) I thought I'd make a pinion yoke wrench. It's always slow at work on Friday nights. It should work on 2.5" and 3" bolt patterns.
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Got tired of wrestling the rear axle on the bench. It was unwieldy and just a pia. Made a simple bracket to mount it to my engine stand. I can't spin it 360 but enough to access the pinion bearing.
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Valve covers arrived today. Gonna need spacers. I thought the raised mounting surface would be enough. I could send these back but I like the look.
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Got the chassis straight and added some 1x1 tubing to help keep it from moving. Now to weld in the subframe connectors and convertible inner rockers.
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Fitting up the subframe connectors I ran into a situation that needs verification. I thought it would be easier to add the sfc before the floor and so far it is but the ends of the connectors are not at the same angle as the front rails. While it fits into the rail I want to make sure its correct before proceeding.
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