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Wow Shaun, you're not kidding about going to the next level. Looks great. Between the new motor and cage, that's going to be a big jump.
 

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Cage is done and the car is back at my shop. Chris did an awesome job and was on time and on budget. Couldn't be happier! Now all I have to do is paint the interior, engine bay, wire the car, order and install the motor and trans. Should be running in about 2036!







 

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Yo Shaun,
I sent you a PM. You out there?
 

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No time to actually work on the car, too busy building parts for other folks dream cars right now. Needed a car porn fix so thought I'd rest the new glass in place and play around with some wheels (robbed from my 70 project).

 

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Found some time to work on the car recently. Wrote down a HUGE list and started focusing on one thing at a time. First up was to fit/mount the new glass hood and valance. Part of mounting the hood was installing the Aerocatch latches. The old school hood pins would of been easy (and cheaper) but I wanted something a little different.

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After laying things out and playing with it for an hour or 2 I had at it. I cut some 15 degree spacers to mount the pin to the angled radiator support:




I marked out where I wanted to cut:


Cut and drilled:


Mounted:


Pretty trick actuation:


I had to trim the underside of the hood slightly to allow use of the backing plate. This piece is optional but will make the mounting much stronger:
 

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Make sure those are latched completely...:)

Have a friend that installed them on his RX-7...it's in the shop getting a new hood, sun roof and paint job...:(

I'm still kicking them around for my build. I like how flush they mount.
 

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Make sure those are latched completely...:)
The same is true for all hood latches. I plan on sticking a label next to the start button of things to check before each fire up.
 

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The cage looks great, very nicely done and I like the 'export' brace bracing :0p. Trick latches too. Gonna be fun.
 

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If you are going the track route with this car... That Plastic Aftermarket Master cylinder and Steering column have to go.. Just saying..

All else looks good.

Tony K.
 

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Hopefully, Tony will check back in and share his knowledge with us regarding plastic master and slave cylinder reservoirs. I know a lot of racers who use them who need to know what is wrong with their equipment.
 

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I'm not really sure what is wrong with the plastic reservoir. I'm fairly sure every Nascar and F1 car doesn't use a 10lb iron one. I've used that piece for 8 years of open track with no issues. I love the fact that I can see the fluid level without popping off the cap.

The steering column may get replaced with a collapsible Woodward piece, not sure yet.
 

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Yeah... Ever have a Plastic reservoir crack on the track and leak and fail? Most tend to crack at the reservoir mouting point at the bottom and start to leak.

I've seen it.. It's not a pretty sight....Wipeout...!

I have family members that were heavily involved in track racing in the Early 1990's and my uncle was actually the Track Manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway,NC up until a few years ago.

Tony K.
 
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