New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Tue May 29, 2018 5:07 pm

Received my Barber Pole Vinyl from SMS today, six months after ordering. Looks good. Now we'll see if my upholsterer can do the seats in less time than it took to get the material delivered.

meanwhile: blog update. The windshield's in, and the wiring is coing along.

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Work continues. We're getting into final pre-assembly now, smoothing the body and paint.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:17 pm

Another blog post. Rolling up small stuff now.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Spent a couple hours last night putting in my home-made, sort-of authentic-looking pedal set.

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I'm kinda proud of the way these turned out.
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If you know what Spyder pedals are supposed to look like, but you are not a concourse judge specializing in '50s Porsches and you don't happen to work at the Spyder Factory, I think you'll fall for 'em.

Still, on the scale of "is this worth doing on my car" I'm gonna say, for 99.9 percent of everyone who owns or looks at one of these, no.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:58 pm

Finished off the faux oil lines and the straps that hold them to the frame tubes. Image
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby albaran » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:41 am

I like the idea of a floor access panel to get at the pedals and cylinders from both sides.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Got the fuel pumps in last night: Autopulses in front, with rubber hoses spit and clamped to the real fuel lines, which run into the box behind the Autopulses and therein feed a Carter rotary pump and filter. There's also a fuel shutoff valve sticking up through the top of the box, obscured by the inky shadows.

You've gotta get right on top of this rig to see it ain't real.

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