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« on: October 30, 2010, 01:33:53 PM »

Hi all,

I am looking forward to really getting into this project. So far it has been sporadic. A little here and there when ever I had time (which is a premium commodity around here).
I plan to start with safety equip.

       Roll cage
       Fire suppression
       Seat / Harness
       Numerous other items to get into proper configuration
I will run the car through tech and see how it handles at whatever speed it will go (110 or 120) with the current old power plant and suspension. have l little fun.

Phase two - Build the motor and transmission.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 01:47:26 PM »

I got the car from my son after he wrecked it (not his fault). I decided to build a hotrod for the street ( I had no knowledge of Maxton or what went on there yet). I converted it to a V8 and cleaned up the body.


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 01:59:58 PM »

The first task was to beef up the inadequate sub frame to carry the big engine. To do this I cut a cross member from a mid 70s "B" body Chevy and grafted it into the Monza.


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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 02:03:42 PM »

I also relocated the steering box and linkage about 6 inches forward. Doing this eliminates the need for  a special oil pan and allows a wider selection of engines to be used.


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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 02:12:46 PM »

I took a full size B body radiator and built a support to carry it. the radiator lays back at about 15 - 20 degrees. 


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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 02:16:57 PM »

The drive train consists of a turbo 350 and a Ford 9in rear end.  I will swap the automatic for a standard eventually (in phase 2)


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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 02:42:35 PM »

As soon as i get room in the shop (soon i hope cause the wife is kicking the Monza out of the regular garage for the winter) I will start dismantling the interior to add the roll cage and stuff.  Right now I'm modifying/restoring a 69 mach 1 (another project that I got committed to before I experienced Maxton) but my head is at Maxton.

More pictures as i go, but I usually don't have time to even look on the computer much less post (today I hurt my back and can't do anything except sit here, and even that hurts!).

Fred


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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 11:46:21 PM »

That is a nice clean looking car.  It is not overdone, stylewise.  Just right.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 09:29:16 AM »

Thanks. It did turn out nice. I almost hate to cut it up for Maxton...almost. evil
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 07:57:05 AM »

I'm getting ready to buy the cage material.

 Has anyone used Competition Engineering stuff? http://www.go-fast-parts.com/5709255.html
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 11:28:57 AM »

Check with the rule book to see if is heavy enough for ECTA rules.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 08:47:08 PM »

I'm getting ready to buy the cage material.

 Has anyone used Competition Engineering stuff? http://www.go-fast-parts.com/5709255.html
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This cage set up is legal  using the  1 3/4  .134 tubing,,, Dont order the 1 5/8.. ask them if it is DOM or EW tubing
I prefer DOM... but at .134 thickness and a good TIG welder all will be fine with this kit.

Charles
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 09:10:03 PM »

With a .134 wall on either DOM or ERW tubing mig will work really well. You've seen how all the NASCAR cars can fly and hold up and that's the method of construction they use.

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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 11:40:09 AM »

i second the cajun kid, DOM and tig. i don't care what nascar does. my cage ...........13/4 X.156 DOM, tig welded. grin grin grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011, 12:01:02 PM »

I'm getting ready to buy the cage material.

 Has anyone used Competition Engineering stuff? http://www.go-fast-parts.com/5709255.html
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This cage set up is legal  using the  1 3/4  .134 tubing,,, Dont order the 1 5/8.. ask them if it is DOM or EW tubing
I prefer DOM... but at .134 thickness and a good TIG welder all will be fine with this kit.

Charles

Wish I had seen this sooner! Why not the 1-5/8?

edit: Nevermind! I just read the rules for the other classes, instead of just the one I'm building for.
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