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Old 02-05-2023, 09:32 PM
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Default some suspension work

Most of the suspension parts I ordered towards the end of December have arrived. Strangely rear shocks made by Western Chassis are still back ordered... not a big deal. The front springs were the holdup. They arrived a week ago so with my schedule finally clear I got to do some work. The front spring perches needed quite a bit of clearing for the mono springs to fit. Here's a quick pic of where it's at. Most of today was spent bolting things together. The front disk brake kit is next.
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Old 02-05-2023, 09:58 PM
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Looking good!
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Old 02-05-2023, 10:36 PM
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Very nice!!
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Old 02-05-2023, 11:04 PM
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Like how you are going back to an inline 6 Klink. I have found myself with three SBC engined rats. I would gladly trade all of them for Chevy 250 sixes.
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Old 02-06-2023, 08:08 PM
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Like how you are going back to an inline 6 Klink. I have found myself with three SBC engined rats. I would gladly trade all of them for Chevy 250 sixes.
That was the plan, but two of the four machine shops I've contacted can't get all the parts needed and they don't want to start without all the parts, which I can appreciate. And both shops said if they had them it'd be a year before they could even start. The third shop took my info and basically said no thanks and the fourth may no longer have their 235 expert due to an accident... and they are a year behind as well.... so today I ordered a 383 from Blue Print Engines and they are 3-5 months out... which probably works well for me.
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Old 02-06-2023, 08:12 PM
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Got a little time in the shop tonight, my wife is out of town... so I pre-assembled the disk brakes... and I had to do a little grinding... all in all the kit fits pretty good.
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Old 02-06-2023, 10:32 PM
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Looks sharp
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Old 02-11-2023, 10:23 PM
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Default Newly assembled front end...

Had a pretty productive day in the shop. The front rotors and brakes are assembled. The steering arms have been modified to accept a tie rod end with a taper.... I ordered the tapered reamer last night around 10pm and it showed up today around noon... amazing. Still waiting on the new tie rod assembly though, for some reason I forgot to order it when I ordered the power steering kit. One of the holes on the steering box didn't land in a good spot on the frame so I made a spacer with an offset mounting hole. All in all I would say that the power steering kit and disk brake kit from Performance Online is pretty good. I had to remove some material on the calipers and the caliper brackets, not much though. I may need to add a little material to the over steer stops because the banjo fittings may touch the axle when fully turned... not sure yet.
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Old 02-11-2023, 11:21 PM
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This is looking very sharp! I ordered a blueprint engine a while ago and it took 8 months to get it. Hopefully it's not that long of a wait for you. Keep us posted
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