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    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Finally getting around to little thing I’ve been putting off.

    I managed to get the seat heater panels installed.

    Wish I could drive it to see how they work, but I have sent the steering rack out for rebuild. My last drive ended with increasing play in the wheel. Not sure what it is, but I’m sure this had something to do with it.

    It’ll be a couple more weeks before I get the rack back as no one told me the plant shut down all of December.

    With the addition of yet another switch for the heated seat I decided to consolidate all the switches that have been placed haphazardly around the cockpit. Put them all on a panel on a hinge so they can be moved almost out of sight.

     

    Don’t worry, the underdash trim panel hides all the wiring.

    I’m going to try constructing a trailer hitch out back if for nothing more than having a rear tow hook available. There should be somewhere a tow vehicle can hook up and drag quickly to get me off the track if necessary. I’ve been keeping my eye on those small trailers built just to haul 4 tires and some tools. Might be worth the investment.

    75 days until officially Spring. 130 days until Carlisle.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by billnparts.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306415
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Very nice, Bill! Nothing so satisfying as tackling a long-put-off project.

    #306453
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Finally got my louvered panel back from Kowalski. It’s not exactly what I had expected, but it’ll do. We had a weekend of unseasonably warm weather so I was able to spend some time beginning this process. The original (too small) engine cooling fan fits comfortably between the air cleaner and firewall and should help expel the heat this thing generates.

    Once I have it blended in I’ll get to paint the hood yet again.

    61 days until Spring. 116 days until Carlisle.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by billnparts.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306455
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Wow! A fan!

     

    #306506
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I still have to wire the fan but it’s mounted and the hood is painted and reinstalled.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306507
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Cool!

    #306514
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Well, I located the source of the play in my steering system. I had cross drilled the flanges of the new U-joints from Borgeson and bolted them fast to the shafts. Apparently bolts are a no-no. Spring pins seem to have tightened it up. Couple more items and we can take advantage of the unseasonable weather.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306518
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Steering! It’s what’s for dinner!

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