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Old 02-09-2019, 08:20 PM
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Saddletan,

Is that your red roadster? Personally, I love it!
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:30 PM
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Oh now that just makes.you smile, nice steamroller tires!!
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:04 PM
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Saddletan,

Is that your red roadster? Personally, I love it!
No, it was for sale on eBay a few years ago. Itís been painted black and was on eBay again. In the Midwest.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:08 PM
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I can confirm that my front sway bar fits fine. It does have the same issue I had on the Ď64 convertible where the aftermarket frame brackets while slotted, the two mounting holes are still about a 1/4Ē too far apart. The simple solution is to clean up and paint the original frame brackets which is what I did.


Wheel at ride height fits well. I thought the Wilwood brake kit would add 3/4Ē to each wheel, but no it is in almost the exact same place as the drums.

I cycled the wheel from lock to lock and bumpstop to bumpstop to check for interference. I need about 1/4Ē at the rear edge of the wheel well which is currently unfinished and will be an easy blend.

Anyone know if this is what is meant by the N11 off-road exhaust option? This car came with that option originally. Iíve now removed the entire exhaust (not original) in preparation for pulling the engine and tranny later this week.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:15 PM
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home made exhaust. N11 where stock exhaust head pipes. but the mufflers had two baffles instead of three of the standard mufflers
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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Thanks, Keith!
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:57 PM
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Hi Mark; Wheels look "nice" and sit well under the flares, seem to have plenty of room to spare between the tyre and fender lip; or is that a deception, would a higher profile tyre fit under there ? - GV

PS: Pic of an MC which I think is a nice looking piece of kit



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Old 02-10-2019, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Factoid View Post
I can confirm that my front sway bar fits fine. It does have the same issue I had on the Ď64 convertible where the aftermarket frame brackets while slotted, the two mounting holes are still about a 1/4Ē too far apart. The simple solution is to clean up and paint the original frame brackets which is what I did.
Yea, if there's one lesson I've learned from my car, its that you're always better off cleaning and reusing factory brackets/hardware when available because the aftermarket stuff is so inconsistent with regard to fit and quality.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by roadster65 View Post
Hi Mark; Wheels look "nice" and sit well under the flares, seem to have plenty of room to spare between the tyre and fender lip; or is that a deception, would a higher profile tyre fit under there ? - GV
They are ďniceĒ at least to me. Itís been cold, so my garage doors are closed and itís a bit dark. There is about 3/4Ē between the tire and the unfinished fender lip. That will shrink a bit when the fenders are finished.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:53 AM
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That car has big feet. Guess you need some better garage lighting if this weather keeps flip flopping.
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Close ??? Ö but no "Lewinski" !!



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Not all this will apply to your build but you might be able to do a couple frame gussets up front. https://www.duntovmotors.com/Corvett...wer%20Book.pdf.
I want to see that thing on four feet.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:54 AM
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Close Ö but still no "Cigar"



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Old 02-11-2019, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddletan View Post
Not all this will apply to your build but you might be able to do a couple frame gussets up front. https://www.duntovmotors.com/Corvett...wer%20Book.pdf.
I want to see that thing on four feet.
Me too! As soon as Ridetech sends me the backordered rear strut rods, you will see it on four feet.

This week I want to reinstall the core support and remove the temporary nose bracing, lower the front end to the ground and remove the engine and tranny. I can then start cleaning up the engine bay, paint the center section of the chassis, and install fuel lines and new gas tank. That would feel like a great week! The last thing I will then need to do before installing the new engine/tranny is to replace the rest of the body mounts.

To fully degrease the engine bay and center section of the chassis, I really need to roll it outside where I can hit it with the pressure washer, but thatís a no go without strut rods. Ridetech has been great to work with and very fast on shipping, so Iím hoping for the best!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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Close Ö but still no "Cigar"


No cigar.
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Originally Posted by Factoid View Post
...but thatís a no go without strut rods
That was my dilemma scrambling to put everything together so I could roll the car out of the garage! Lol
Keep at it, it's looking great!
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:21 PM
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In line with the typical outstanding customer service and product quality Ridetech offers, Darren just sent me a note saying the strut rods should be shipped today. That means I should have them in a few days. More to come.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Factoid View Post
No cigar.
No Cigar - but it does have some interesting points; like how the ends of rear flares are tapered into the lower body-work ; and how the ends of the front flares are tapered into the front spoiler as one piece; the radius of the wheel arch seems wrong which is the big detractor (IMHO) - Cheers GV

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Old 02-15-2019, 05:14 PM
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Installed the strut rods today and fine tuned the rear Wilwood brakes. I ended up with one .030 shim between the bracket and none on the caliper posts for a perfect fit. She is starting to look mean! Tomorrow Iím going to put the front end on the ground. I believe the front ride height is almost perfect with about 1/2Ē of preload on the coil overs.


Nice ***.

All that is left in the rear is to set pinion angle and bleed the brakes.

One .030 shim in the bracket (baseline was two) No shims on the caliper (baseline was two)

Canít wait to see this at ride height. It is hanging by the coiliver which doesnít allow it drop to the point that the ujoints bind. Nice feature!

Man, I have a messy garage!
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Stop stalling man. Get that thing on the ground.

Looks good.
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