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  • Great for refreshment during those long boring hill climbs.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Hood Louvers in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Original side panels would be a great solution.  But my BCW hood is 3 inches longer than an original.  I think I can use a router to cut the openings in the side panels.

  • Well almost.  Engine is overheating.  Need to find problem.  I put a 12 inch fan as a pusher, but I think it was designed as a puller.  So I am putting a 12 inch puller fan on the engine side.  I could buy a 14 inch fan to cover more of the radiator, but do not want to spend money unless it would make a good bit of difference.  I checked therm…[Read more]

  • ricrx7 started the topic Hood Louvers in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 5 days, 3 hours ago

    Has anyone opened up the louvers on the hood sides?  I would like to get hot air out of engine compartment.  Thanks.

  • New springs solved steering issue.  New high torque starter solved intermittent starting issue.  New fuel pump solved rough running issue.  Almost had a disaster when top radiator hose came loose on test run.  Bought bottled water at convenience store and everything OK.  Now ready for a test run on Interstate.  Probably have wife follow in her car.

  • Nice to see that you have the car on the road.  Once you get the kinks worked out, I would be glad to help you with a V6 and 5 speed conversion.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic chevette based MG in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Motor mounts are custom.  Used donut style mounted on a flat plate welded to frame rail.  Then used plate and square tubing from engine to donut. Mount interfered with oil filter so switched to remote filter.  Transmission mount is stock from Camaro.  It just happened fit into the frame cross member that was for the Chevette manual trans.  Fr…[Read more]

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic chevette based MG in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    See under My Project – Refresh Sammy

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic chevette based MG in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 4 weeks ago

    Do you know who made your replica?  I just put a GM 60 degree V6 in place of a Chevette engine.  From the space around my engine, it looks like a V8 might have fit.

  • ricrx7 started the topic BridgetMGTD in the forum VW Based Kits 4 weeks ago

    When reading the posts on the Dashboard, I went back to the 2009 and 2013 Bridget topics.  So, my BCW Chevette based MGTDR is based on Bridget?  My fenders, etc. may have been made from forms created with Bridget’s body parts?  There is very little information on the front engine BCWs.  Are most panels the same as the VW panels?  Can we put toge…[Read more]

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Tdr finds a new home in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    I was in sub school in 1968.  Served on diesel/electric for 4 years active.  Stationed 2 years in Key West and 2 years in Groton (1970 and 1971).  Supply Officer and Weapons Officer.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Tdr finds a new home in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    Are those dolphins below the electrical panel?

  • We know one of the victims.  These atrocities are getting too

    close to home.  Glad you were not involved.

  • I’ll install new springs and see what we have with position of tie rods.  seems they should be parallel with the lower A arm.  My other issue is that my wider rims hit my shock absorber mount.  I’ll see if that can be moved inboard or relocate shock to inside spring.

  • OK – I think I know what is wrong with my steering.  I lowered the front end too much without making any modifications to the steering.  My tie rods angle up towards the wheels.  I believe I read somewhere that they are supposed to be level.  Car needs to be raised back up a little and probably need to remount the steering rack higher.  Sound plausible?

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Why are all my pictures posting as a square?  Part of the picture is being cut off.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Drove car for a short distance.  All gears worked, brakes worked, steering is very heavy.  Clutch has to be all the way in to shift and all the way out to engage.  Maybe it will get better with use.  Front suspension is very stiff.  Chevette spring had two coils cut.  May have to get a replacement spring.  Any ideas?  May also look into power steering.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Checked internet.  Different sending unit for warning light.  So no more warning light since I have a gauge.

  • ricrx7 replied to the topic Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Installed remote oil filter and adapter for lines from old filter location.  After addressing several clearance issues, I finally got everything to clear exhaust and engine.  Used swivel 10AN fittings and aeroquip 5/8 hose.  Mounted new oil pressure sending unit.  MGTDR came with an oil warning light.  I don’t have the old engine anymore, but I…[Read more]

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