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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 12, 2019 06:03PM

Fabricated the top cover but didn't like the powder-coating job, so sprayed it with black "Hammered" Paint then finished it off with two coats of semi-gloss black.

I plan to re-finish the sides of the enclosure using the same process.

Replaced the slat grilles that were originally planned to fill the air intake openings above the air dam with flat after-market car grille because they allowed for a tighter fit to the openings and were much easier to attach to the body.

Overall, I am very pleased with the results considering that I had never tackled metal work like this before.















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 12, 2019 10:16PM

Dean - what is the distance from the back-side of the radiator to the verticle panel at the back of the fuel tank. (red in this photo?) The same surface (kinda) that the master cylinder mounts to. Imagine the fuel tank and the sheet-metal panel on top of it was gone.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 13, 2019 05:01AM

Seth,

The radiator sits at an angle to the firewall as follows:



Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 13, 2019 08:43AM

Thank You, Dean!

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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