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 Post subject: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:50 pm 
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I have an S series Valiant that I am turning into a Nostalgia drag car....225 slant six, E49 spec 4sp, 4.11 diff gears, 3 x 45mm DHLA Delorto's, Pacemaker Headers, Erson cam, big valves, all ARP main studs, head studs, rod bolts, flywheel bolts.....steel & alloy harmonic balancer, steel flywheel, 10" Ceramic 5 puck clutch rated to 450 HP ( never break that puppy :D ) CE Adjustable Drag Shocks....etc.....still to get other stuff yet.

Currently making a Car Rotisserie.....I had quite a bit of steel laying about from other projects.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:58 pm 
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The bellhousing is done and ready to go......modified for the 4sp....I painted it with 2 Pack, in Ford Monza Red, code K.
I rounded off the sharp edges, and ground off the rough cast surface. It now looks like it is Powder Coated.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:07 pm 
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I'm using stock type wheels....14 x 5 for the front, shod in Sime's 175/75R14, and the rear is 14 x 7 shod in Maxxis Bravo's 235/60R14.
I can't use slicks in Nostalgia Class.....must be street tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:14 pm 
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This is the clutch and flywheel set. It doesn't have a removeable ring gear, it's part of the flywheel, because a 10" clutch fits to it.....a stock clutch was 9.25".

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:20 pm 
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These are the shockies for it...........

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:29 pm 
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The front brake rotors for it are like a 2 peice item, held together by the wheel studs.
I disassembled them, beadblasted them, inspected, then reassembled, then painted in 2 pack.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:53 am 
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I made the whirly gigs for the adjusters on the Rotisserie from old bearing spacers from a KRESS coal hauler final drive reduction carrier, and rackends from a Falcon......some 30mm round bar, and some 40 x 10mm flat bar.....tapped a 5/8" UNC thread in them for the threaded rod.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:08 am 
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I might not comment much but ill be watching this build.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:37 am 
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bry40l wrote:
I might not comment much but ill be watching this build.



same here :mrgreen:


what brakes are you using? ... i presume the original can't be used & that ya using the later model setup??
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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:06 am 
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bry40l wrote:
I might not comment much but ill be watching this build.



same here :mrgreen:


what brakes are you using? ... i presume the original can't be used & that ya using the later model setup??


Only slightly later brakes on the front, from a 66 model....(still has small stud pattern)...solid rotors, twin piston PBR calipers with remote booster and vacuum tank......tandem mastercylinder from a 69 model.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:29 am 
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what brakes are you using? ... i presume the original can't be used & that ya using the later model setup??


Only slightly later brakes on the front, from a 66 model....(still has small stud pattern)...solid rotors, twin piston PBR calipers with remote booster and vacuum tank......tandem mastercylinder from a 69 model.



i think i know which brakes you mean - i'm not sure how well those brakes will hold up racing. any chance you could find say lata model VG brakes using the lata model VH brakes but with the smaller centre?? ... only prob is they are rare [stupidly threw away a set before i realised]
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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:40 pm 
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i think i know which brakes you mean - i'm not sure how well those brakes will hold up racing. any chance you could find say lata model VG brakes using the lata model VH brakes but with the smaller centre?? ... only prob is they are rare [stupidly threw away a set before i realised]


It's a 1/4 mile car, not a circuit car, so decent brakes aren't really needed.
When I used to drive that car, the brakes worked quite well in it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgia Drag Car project....WARNING.....NOT a Ford
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:55 pm 
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These are the Pacemaker headers for it....I will be puting flat bar across the top of the flange plates....stop them walking around.
They have good size holes in the header plates though.
I'll be getting that last opening on the last collector opened up too.

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Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:11 pm 
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These are the oversize valves.....one peice, stainless steel, hard chrome shafts, hardened tips, swirl polished, tulip style heads.
I have Chrome-Moly collets and retainers to suit.
I'm yet to get the head modified to take these valves, and to get bronze guides fitted as well.
The head is already ported & polished, and has about 0.140" taken off it.
The exhaust ports are the same size as the inlet ports on a stock head.
The bottom head is the stock head.

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