My PONTIAC - down under - UPDATED - 16th December 2008

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:11 am

OK guys

now that i have got over my Lazy self & have regained my enthusiem in the car i thought it is worth a bit of an update to this thread

went to work this morning to try & get some work done while nobody was there

guess again:
Note to self,  do not leave car outside factory when working on race car as everybody knows what you are doing & you will spend all day opening the bloddy door to let friends in

thank good they make nice coffee

anyway after several interuptions i finally got a little work done

you can judge for yourself what got done

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:19 am

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:20 am

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:28 am

the pipes & collectors have all been HPC coated & are now on the engine atlast

can i keep up this motorvation ......

i went to the drags last weekend looking for a bit of motorvation & after sitting there until well after midnight i thought Monday i will be all keen to get it done but nothing happened untill Wednesday when i started to fire up again

at this rate i only have 2 full days work in it, 3 at the most

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:40 am

[img][img]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/rodrocket/Pontiac/Pontiac%20-%20drive%20train/DSC00279-1.jpg[/img]

transmission cooler is all mounted, beside it is the catch tank for the vacuum pump & beside that is the catch can for the glide

i was thinking that i should of mounted the catch tank for vac pump to the engine for when i run the engine on the dyno but as i had a hole in the firewall that had to be filled the tank got mounted were it is

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:42 am

more of the driveline pictures can be found here

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/r ... ?start=all

let me know what you think

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Postby Avery » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:09 am

that thing looks friggin sweet man. good luck with it
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Postby inVEGArating » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:33 am

WOW!!!.....That car is over the top nice,I would be proud just to say I worked on it let alone OWNING it,you have done a very nice job and should be extremely proud of your accomplishment.
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Postby WR169 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:51 pm

Really great work. I know what you mean about my laziness =;I feel the same way. When do you plan on racing it?
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Postby LIVELY » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:08 pm

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET =D> =D>  =D>
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Postby Beretta » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:33 pm

It's looking real "Fast" Rod \:D/ \:D/  \:D/  Nice job for sure!!!!


But There is one thing I don't like and that is where you put the trans cooler.
If you pick up one rock with that front tire and it gets thrown up into that cooler and pokes a hole in it your going for a wild ride into the other lane O:) O:)  IMO........ :-#
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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:40 pm

WR169 wrote:Really great work. I know what you mean about my laziness =;I feel the same way. When do you plan on racing it?


thanks guys much appreciated

i palned on racing it a couple of weeks ago & knew that it wasnt going to happed & i think thats why i walked away from it

that & the fact that our Aussie dollar turned to crap & i had a lot of money out in parts that i bought in for other racers down here & didnt want to throw any more at it given the situation here

i was ready to purchase the last 3 items i need to complete the car being a set of Pro Jacks, Mark Williams Diff Centre & a Racepac Data Logger, at the time it would of cost around AU$13,800.00 landed here & now the dollar has turned to crap those same parts are closer to AU$20500.00

given that i had that money out layed in parts for other racers from down here i guess you can see why i walked away from it fo a couple of weeks

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Postby rodrocket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:46 pm

Beretta wrote:It's looking real "Fast" Rod \:D/ \:D/  \:D/  Nice job for sure!!!!


But There is one thing I don't like and that is where you put the trans cooler.
If you pick up one rock with that front tire and it gets thrown up into that cooler and pokes a hole in it your going for a wild ride into the other lane O:) O:)  IMO........ :-#



hi Barry
i know what you mean but i looked at several different options before i mounted it & decided on my original thought of were it is now

to mount it under the back ment that i had lines running all the way down to the car underneath, lines that could easly get damaged & not show up until it was to late

i even looked at putting it in front of the radiator but as i am a little tight on room there & didnt want to run the lines down the front of the chassis rail either

my only option was to mount it as pictures & as you can see i have left the core raw aluminum to shop up any signs of weeping so i can get it bofore something goes wrong

the core is mounted on double sided rubber insulators to keep it off the fire wall so air will run through it & i didnt want any chance of it cracking due to flex in the firewall

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Postby novaz » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:50 pm

Wow thats a very cool ride Rod \:D/ \:D/  \:D/
almost as cool as the Golf ball polisher  =;  =;  =;  =;  =;  :-$
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Postby Slowpoke » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:57 pm

Rod,
Do you have anything to keep the engine from moving front to rear?
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