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Re: Roccosvega

Postby megavega » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:04 pm

man, thats a nice looking crossmember... :shock: lol, no seriously, nice job on that car so far!! :th: :D
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:19 pm

Your advice helped me make that piece a reality, Thank you.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby megavega » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:03 pm

hey Robert, did you section and reinstall the front header panel support now that you moved the radiator up in front of the core support?
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:15 pm

Just two small notches cut into it for clearance. The radiator is rubber mounted and does not
touch the body at all. its a small radiator but it has 1-1/4 tubes and its a double pass.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby chevy art » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:16 pm

hey robert i remember reading that the double pass radiators are great but they require a real good water pump, maybe like a hp miledon or one along those lines. keep up the good work art
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:29 pm

Hey art , I will be using those control arm tubes for my lower control arms from you.
pics coming soon. Im using an electric water pump that will have the water churning.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:25 pm

I boxed my control arms but have decided to go with these instead. Thank you Chevy art for the lower control arms.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:50 pm

Painted the back half of the car and all the related parts so I can put the rear end in.


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Re: Roccosvega

Postby BadBowtie » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:52 pm

Roccosvega wrote:Painted the back half of the car and all the related parts so I can put the rear end in.


robert

:wave: Wanna do mine? haha, wow that looks awesome! :th:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby 80 MONZTA » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:53 am

Dang, when people say to you "keep the shinny side up" you are not going to know what to do are you? :lol:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:29 pm

I put the rear end in. It still needs to be fine tuned.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby 72vega5.3 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:40 pm

Bottom side sure looks sano :th:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby 73astregt » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:16 am

looks really good rocco! i see you made up brackets to raise up the upper control arms, i need to do the same. do you have any good drawings with measurements for what you did?
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:55 am

73astregt wrote:looks really good rocco! i see you made up brackets to raise up the upper control arms, i need to do the same. do you have any good drawings with measurements for what you did?


I don't have any measurements for them. With all the stock control arms on I centered the rear end set the pinion angle with the upper arms unbolted from
rear end. Then I made the pieces out of 3/16" bolted them to the control arms,clamped them to the rear end with needle nose vise grips and tacked them on.
Then I took the rear end out and welded everything up also added some gussets for strength. Plug welded original control arm mounting holes.
I raised the upper arms 2 1/2".
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby 73astregt » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:47 pm

how much did you raise the mounting points from the stock holes? im curious to see if there would be a difference with how much they are raised between an auto trans and the t5, my car used to be an auto trans and would never wheel hop just burn rubber and now with the t5 in there the dang thing wheel hops like crazy as soon as the tires break loose even if im in first gear and rolling along at 2500 to 3000 rpm and snap it to the floor! id just like to try to get it right the first time when i raise the arms. p.s everything is new back there,shocks ,upper and lower control arms etc.
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