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Old 05-21-2017, 06:30 PM   #241
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Neal can you take a shot of your front grilles... It looks great
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Neal can you take a shot of your front grilles... It looks great
It doesn't have any front grills. I kinda like it that way, but once the headlights I ordered arrive, it's gonna ruin the look. I'm still thinking about how I'm going to keep it looking open/blacked out in the grill area while still hiding the headlights.
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Did you get it painted in town, if so from who?
The prior owner painted it in his garage. Tom Argue Design in Clearwater painted the hard top to match and cut/buffed the whole car.

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Such a great job! The car is awesome!
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It doesn't have any front grills. I kinda like it that way, but once the headlights I ordered arrive, it's gonna ruin the look. I'm still thinking about how I'm going to keep it looking open/blacked out in the grill area while still hiding the headlights.
That's what I thought, but there is something there or is it wide open? I have my grills powder coated black but was looking at some of the race care front ends and has me thinking??
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Neil, I have come to the party late but I am fully engaged now. I will read your thread from post one through the final postings because you have solved many of the questions and issues I have come upon in my 72 road race inspired car. You have commented on my car with the Vintage Air System and I want to learn more about and duplicate your cooler system while I am working on plumbing mine up.

So thank you for your help already and thank you for assisting with information from your build. I will shamelessly borrow your ideas and give credit where credit is due.

By the way, where are you located? Maybe that information is in the thread, will look, but thought I would ask.

Thanks again, I'm in.

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That's what I thought, but there is something there or is it wide open? I have my grills powder coated black but was looking at some of the race care front ends and has me thinking??
Right now, my grill opening is wide open. I like it that way without the headlights mounted. But as soon as my lights arrive, it's not going to look right with the lights peeking through the top of the opening. Alot of the original L88 racers used the stock '69 grill without the turn signal lights. I like that look, but I'm kinda letting the car tell me what looks right as I add more parts to it.

I do like the 'full race' look with mesh, aluminum, and rivets. You could integrate some brake ducts too. Once I get the lights in, I'll stand back and see what's going to work on my car.
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Neil, I have come to the party late but I am fully engaged now. I will read your thread from post one through the final postings because you have solved many of the questions and issues I have come upon in my 72 road race inspired car. You have commented on my car with the Vintage Air System and I want to learn more about and duplicate your cooler system while I am working on plumbing mine up.

So thank you for your help already and thank you for assisting with information from your build. I will shamelessly borrow your ideas and give credit where credit is due.

By the way, where are you located? Maybe that information is in the thread, will look, but thought I would ask.

Thanks again, I'm in.

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Hey David, I'm in Tampa. My biggest issue with the Vintage Air front runner is routing the PS suction line from the remote reservoir to the pump. I'd like to get the line further away from the upper control arm without putting it any closer to the headers. You likely won't need the cooler with your R&P steering but it made a huge difference with my Borgeson setup because the steering box is completely surrounded by the big block headers and there was very little fluid volume to dissipate heat. BTW, I am not running AC in my car, but the FrontRunner had already been installed by the prior owner. It's a nice drive setup so I want to keep it, but I need to fab a AC delete pulley for it. I bet no one has ever done that before.

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Any one can buy one ..not every one can build one !!
I love the black n flat look.

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I went with some buddies to a couple of Cars and Coffee events this morning, so I guess it's officially a car at this point!

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I might bring the car over to an track event or car show at Daytona when it's completed. We'll have to see.
Daytona 2018 is my goal. Love your car. David
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Hey David, I'm in Tampa. My biggest issue with the Vintage Air front runner is routing the PS suction line from the remote reservoir to the pump. I'd like to get the line further away from the upper control arm without putting it any closer to the headers. You likely won't need the cooler with your R&P steering but it made a huge difference with my Borgeson setup because the steering box is completely surrounded by the big block headers and there was very little fluid volume to dissipate heat. BTW, I am not running AC in my car, but the FrontRunner had already been installed by the prior owner. It's a nice drive setup so I want to keep it, but I need to fab a AC delete pulley for it. I bet no one has ever done that before.
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I have heard, but could not locate the data when I looked, that one person installed a second alternator in the A/C position. I guess the logic was that you can never have too much power. LOL. I'll be Vintage would have an alternative solution for you, I'd give them a call, they sure walked me through it.
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I have heard, but could not locate the data when I looked, that one person installed a second alternator in the A/C position. I guess the logic was that you can never have too much power. LOL. I'll be Vintage would have an alternative solution for you, I'd give them a call, they sure walked me through it.
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Thanks David. I'll give them a call. The drive/tensioner orientation requires a pulley there and no one makes an AC delete for that particular Sanden compressor. It wouldn't be hard to fab though (but might look worse than the compressor on the top of the engine). I thought about a vacuum pump but I hear they are constant maintenance.

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Thanks David. I'll give them a call. The drive/tensioner orientation requires a pulley there and no one makes an AC delete for that particular Sanden compressor. It wouldn't be hard to fab though (but might look worse than the compressor on the top of the engine). I thought about a vacuum pump but I hear they are constant maintenance.
If you look at my thread you will see that Richard454 posted an alternative that showed a mock up of a turbo fan sitting in that spot. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
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This was the picture I was referring to for my first attempted setup. Creative ideas are always welcomed.
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If you look at my thread you will see that Richard454 posted an alternative that showed a mock up of a turbo fan sitting in that spot. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
Hmmmmm! LOL.
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