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1970 Boss 302 Street/Touring Build Blog

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by swpruett, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. swpruett

    swpruett Member

  2. Shaun

    Shaun Member

    Between us we have a pretty decent car! You have a good shell and my 70 has all the good bits bolted to it!
     
  3. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    They're both going to be kick-ass cars when finished.
     
  4. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    I figure we'll drag each other up to level, kicking and screaming, with plumes of tire smoke between us when we're done Shaun! :steer
     
  5. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Thanks Larry G!

    I just realized that I think I have seen your car locally. If I didn't know better, I could swear I saw your car (or an exact clone of it) on and around Woodward Ave during the last cruise. Was that you?
     
  6. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    Sven, Yes, pretty sure that would have been me, I was on WW all week leading to the cruise on Saturday, Friday night I had a problem and had to flatbed it home. I had reservations for Mustang Alley but couldn't make it. I spent the day with Doug Ford and his wife, took them to Mustang Alley, did a slow cruise to his car at Al Longs at WW and Webster spent the rest of the day there looking at cars.
     
  7. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Small world! I was always moving when I saw your car last cruise, so no opportunity to stop and say hello. We'll keep an eye out for ya this year and perhaps get a chance to offer a formal hello. Take care!
     
  8. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    Sounds like a plan. I'm signed up for Mustang Alley for Saturday but I'll be out there all week before the cruise.
     
  9. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Here is a BIG shout-out to the quality and ease of installation of the Street or Track coilover front suspension kit! I had the distinct pleasure of finally getting to do the first install of the SorT coilover kit on my Boss 302 project this past week and the experience was a welcome departure from most "bolt-on" experiences I have had. The bottom line is this kit is extremely well engineered and build quality is second to none. Can't say enough about how happy I am with this system! Have a look and if you have any questions, please let me know!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/05 ... lover.html

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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     
  10. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    I finally dove into fitting up the Unisteer power rack & pinion steering to the Boss. Not a true "bolt-in" but pretty good. I made some slight modifications that I felt were necessary and will be sharing them with Steve @ Unisteer in hopes they may prove useful to others. Enjoy!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/06 ... ation.html

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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     
  11. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    Sven, nice write up on the Unisteer RP. I have this rack on my car and I'm very pleased with the feel on if on the road. I did have a couple of problems with it though. One is that, standing still or just barely moving I get a chattering noise when turning, I'm living with it for now because I want to drive it. The other was that the locking nut for the tie rod end was hitting the far right fluid line, actually broke it. I sent the rack back and they fixed the line and rotated it up to clear, they also checked for the chattering but found nothing wrong, but there is. Also those bolts for the suspension adjustment are almost impossible to get to when the car is completely together. Maybe a special wrench?
     
  12. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Thanks Larry! Good to know you have the same rack. Are you running the GM Type II pump they included in the kit or are you running a Ford pump variant? Do you think there is any chance the belt is slipping on the pump pulley and affecting pump flow @ low speed?

    I think there may have been the same interference on my rack between the passenger side tie rod nut and fluid line as there was paint rubbed off the line in that area and it looks like there may have been a slight tweak made to it prior to shipping. Kinda worries me to be honest, but I won't know if it's an issue for some time.

    As for the camber adjustment holes, it looks like opening these up has made getting tools in there a good bit easier. I am not beyond making a special tool if required to make this adjustment easier. Time will tell here as well I suppose.

    Did you make the Power Tour trip?
     
  13. Shaun

    Shaun Member

    I hogged out large holes in my bracket on the 70. I can reach in there with my fingers and swap out the camber plates. Bit fiddly but doable.
     
  14. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    I have to laugh at myself a bit here as I went back into my notes and remembered that it was ME who made the tweak to the pressure line because my kit had an issue with tie rod interference to the pressure line on the right side too! I found this when I mocked up the kit the first time back in August of 2011! I'm getting old......
     
  15. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Another great week of progress on the Boss project. 13" front brakes are now in place with a nice pair of PBR calipers from The Right Stuff Detailing!

    Love the look of these over the Cobra script calipers and no need to rebuild scruffy cores!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/06 ... right.html
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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     
  16. swpruett

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  17. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Installed the Street or Track billet export brace along with a custom, integrated Monte Carlo bar in the Boss. Followed up with a Lokar Midnight Series billet gas pedal and topped it all off with some fresh and smooth matte black urethane powder coating on all of the front and rear suspension parts. Busy past few weeks!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/08 ... arand.html

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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     
  18. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Hello all,

    I've been on a bit of a "walkabout" this past month, but work did get done! Got both fender aprons filled and the lower firewall as well. All of the bare metal is spots are now primed and we will be moving toward getting the car off the rotisserie soon! Enjoy!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/09 ... g-few.html

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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     
  19. swpruett

    swpruett Member

  20. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Hello everyone! Another quick update on the project! Front aprons are now sealed and coated and we are heading back into the engine bay for more firewall smoothing. Winter's on it's way and we are ready for a productive stint in the shop!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2013/10 ... ith-u.html

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    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
     

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