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Horseplay: 1965 Fastback Restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Horseplay, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Ponyman66

    Ponyman66 Yak, yak, yak

    Good tips on measuring your lines Terry. BTW, you're not the only one that's anal about things fitting just right!

    I also concur on the Eastwood flaring tool. It is indeed worth every penny! I bought mine several years back. I guess my timing was a little better. I got it on sale and with a discount on top. IIRC I ended up spending $179...waaaay too good to pass up. Right now they have it listed for $189. I also got in on their intro deal when they started selling the 37deg die set for it. I paid right at $50 for it, though it's currently $89. Dunno if I'll use it, but if I ever have to do some AN fittings, at least I can do some (up to 3/8" that is!). Keep up the good work!
  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Just got home after another long week on the road. Car was just as I left it. No elves in my garage, damnit, but I did find an interesting box that showed up while away. Best thing after a tough road trip is finding parts waiting for you back home! Isn't she purdy?
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  3. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Hey, that's my driveshaft!

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  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    you weren't using it were you?
  5. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    I suppose not.........yet.

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  6. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Ive been looking at Dennys for my driveshaft. What are the specs on yours? How long to fab? Ship? Price? Im about ready to order.
  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I ordered it on 4/25 and it delivered exactly one month later on 5/25. $30 UPS shipping cost out of NY. Including shipping it was $470 as I ordered a set of new bolts for the u-joint as well. If you go steel it is less, obviously...but not a lot.
    Both the aluminum I got and the steel version are rated to 500 h.p. It's a very nice piece. Mine is set up for 1310 to connect to to such on my 9". It includes a yoke in the cost, in my case to mate up with my T5. You need to fill out the data sheet on their site which includes a number of measurements which may be specific to your car. How far back your engine sits will obviously affect the distance between your tranny tail shaft location and the pinion on your rear end, for example. In my case, the overall distance is 52" on their sheet for value B6. The info they request is very thorough so no chance they screw up making the driveshaft.

    {.} has a one in is race car and spoke highly of it/them. Sure, his car isn't very fast but that's not the fault of the driveshaft so I went ahead and chose to go with them as a vendor.
  8. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    If you want a steel one, I'll sell you mine pretty cheap! I want to shed some weight and get an aluminum one.

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  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator


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  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping my travel schedule can ease up the next few weeks. My older son is home on leave for nearly the full month so if I can get in some garage time with him it will be a big win/win for me. He's a mechanic for the new F35 now. Left here could barely tell a spark plug from a fuel filter. Be interesting to see where his mechanical aptitude sits today. Seems he finally has a real interest in mechanical stuff.

    I have been getting some odds and ends done just not the volume of work I would like. Barely home these days. I'll bust out the camera today and take some shots of the latest tasks completed and post up later tonight. For now...off to the garage!
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  11. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    As usual, all talk and no pics.

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  12. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Sorry. Had to fly out earlier than expected this week (and {.} knows this, by the way). Got home late last night which was also earlier than expected. I will actually be home two whole weekdays this week! Will get some garage time today. Have to. The kid broke my truck while I was out of town. :mad:
  13. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain with the travel. It sucks for getting anything done....
  14. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    OK. Finally a real update and a few pictures. As is typical for me I got less than maybe 10% of the time I expected in the garage last month. Between travel for work and family stuff I'm lucky to get a few hours a week. This past weekend was different as I must have logged a solid 8-10 hours on the car. It felt great! And i got a lot of stuff accomplished. Some big some small but everything has to be done, right?

    Got the radiator and overflow tank installed. Horns got cleaned up, tested, painted and bolted on to check wire lengths and placement. You'll recall I am building my own wiring harness from repop bits and scratch. Goal being nothing shows that is not absolutely necessary. Similar for hoses. I do not want either heater hoses or power steering hoses draping across the engine bay. I fabbed up a bracket to re-route the heater hoses which I like quite a bit. I had another way which would have them on the other side of the engine but I wanted that heat away from the fuel line. Thoughts?

    In the same vein, I routed the hoses from the Borgeson box out of the bay hidden in the upper apron area and then back into the engine compartment beneath my fuel line bulkhead and regulator set-up. Made all my own lines using -6AN PTFE line and stainless fittings. Pricey but it looks very cool and accomplishes my goal of keeping things neat. I have to touch up the bulkhead fittings a bit as the paint scratched off. Should have gone stainless on them too but wanted to limit the appearance and paint kind of makes them disappear into the background.

    Also mounted the clutch reservoir. I have to build a hose for it yet.

    Rear brake lines are done and installed. Having rear disc I decided to not build hard lines to the calipers but rather used short Russell brake hoses to facilitate easier pad changes, etc. The hose bracket ended up getting painted black once welded in place.

    Completed wiring up the transmission too. Back-up light and neutral safety switches along with the electronic speedo bits.

    Almost ready to install the fenders so I had to decide on how to handle the splash shields. For whatever reason I long ago bought a set that required me to secure the rubber pieces to the metal myself. Knowing me I'm sure I figured I could do it better than anything I could buy pre-assembled. I don't know if that was a mistake or not but that's what I did. While the plan is this car will NEVER see rain reality is it likely will. So I decided to make every effort to keep the water from passing by. Urethane adhesive first and aluminum clamps with stainless screws later mission accomplished. Overkill for sure but it will do the job quite well.

    What else? Oh, yeah. Finally got around to sealing the exterior glass to the weatherstrip. I used urethane adhesive that is made for modern glass installations. Our buddy Rich has a great Youtube video on it which was my inspiration to go this route. Got the heater box installed. This was the one task I had set aside to wait for my boy to assist. Kind of hard being inside and outside the car at the same time. The extra hands made it go easy. While in the car i also got the defroster ducts and front speaker installed. Decided to install the radio too. Went with a Hermosa model from Retrosound. Like the retro appearance and had the features i figured i would want. I still plan on Power Touring this car one day so figured a radio would be nice.

    I'm sure I forgot some stuff but that covers the main things for now. That punch list keeps getting shorter. And finally here are some new pics.

    IMG_1098.JPG IMG_1099.JPG IMG_1100.JPG IMG_1101.JPG IMG_1103.JPG IMG_1104.JPG
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  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Looking good Homer!

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  16. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    IMG_1095.JPG IMG_1097.JPG couple more pics
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  17. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Awesome, I'm about to make a big push and hope I can get there.
  18. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Nice work. Very clean
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Why is the water pump orange?
  20. 6t6red

    6t6red Well-Known Member

    Awesome looking Terry. I like how you did your splash shields also. Got a pic of the front side of them?

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