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Old 06-13-2018, 02:31 PM   #431
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Default Re: H-I-J '76 Nova re-fit.

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I've been trying to figure out how to set the switch up in my car....

What's the deal with yours, the contact hits the floor when the pedals depressed all the way?
Something to think about: with the switch activating the 2-step when the pedal hits the stop, I've seen tach replays where the rpms jump before the clutch engages. To prevent that, I mounted my switch from the column so the pedal arm hits it at the top of the travel and wired it normally closed. I just had to teach myself not to leave my foot on the pedal after launch...made a few passes in the beginning where the thing wouldn't rev past 5800! Haha
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:42 PM   #432
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Something to think about: with the switch activating the 2-step when the pedal hits the stop, I've seen tach replays where the rpms jump before the clutch engages. To prevent that, I mounted my switch from the column so the pedal arm hits it at the top of the travel and wired it normally closed. I just had to teach myself not to leave my foot on the pedal after launch...made a few passes in the beginning where the thing wouldn't rev past 5800! Haha
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:44 PM   #433
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Score! I thought I had some filters somewhere, took about 30 minutes but I found them hiding in a box.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:43 PM   #434
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Last week didn't go as planned, meant to get the seat finished and the headers done... didn't do either, too busy at work, so the weekend work plans were upended. Also did very little Saturday so Sunday we decided to do sheetmetal, which I wasn't looking forward to and after a day of it, I hate it even worse. Started out painting the cowl then on to sheetmetal.




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Old 06-17-2018, 10:54 PM   #435
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Looking good. Starting to look like a car again.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:27 AM   #436
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Looking good. Starting to look like a car again.
Yes, but I think we'll work on something else next weekend other than sheetmetal, after one day I need a break. For some reason it frustrates me
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:01 PM   #437
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Yes it can be a very frustrating task as each piece affects the next in multiple ways. Unless everything is marked/scribed or drilled with a locating hole it is a very complex jigsaw puzzle.Take your time and it will come together.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:25 PM   #438
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:33 PM   #439
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Yes it can be a very frustrating task as each piece affects the next in multiple ways. Unless everything is marked/scribed or drilled with a locating hole it is a very complex jigsaw puzzle.Take your time and it will come together.
We'll get it, pretty sure it won't be perfect but it's a team sport and we may have to take a loss at panel alignment hahahaha.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:56 PM   #440
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Is the seat going to be mounted that far forward?
Yes sir it is. We were concerned also, contact with some guys from the forum convinced me of two things, #1 contact someone from NHRA tech, and #2, in a roll over accident this would not be safe as she was too far forward to get any benefit from the main hoop. The decision was made at that point to cut out the existing bar (even the portion that I had paid to have changed 4 weeks prior) and put a cage in it. I'm obviously also bracing the seat to the main hoop behind the seat, but I'm also making struts to run forward from seat to floor for added seat mounting strength.
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