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    Roman's Build #936

    Hi guys, my name is Roman. Lurking and researching both forums for years. I placed my order on June 23, 2016 and kit was delivered on Aug 13. Finally I can start my build! Big thanks to Evan (esff32), Erik (ehansen007), Keith (progmgr1) and all others who answered all my questions.

    Specs:
    347 stroker
    T5 world class
    8.8" 4 link rear end
    Boyd tank
    Dan Ruth Shocks & Springs kit (QA1)
    Wilwood Brakes
    Toyo Proxes R888 (18 front, 19 rear)
    XXR 530 wheels

    Jim from Stewart Transport was very helpful and professional.


    I expected more boxes..


    Next two days was inventory process. Most important parts are here, so I can start putting things together. Preparing parts for powder coat.


    Clutch Quadrant before..


    ..and after.


    Pedal box installed.


    Sorting parts from PC.
    Last edited by Motor_Freak; 12-22-2016 at 11:02 PM.

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    Start working on fire wall.


    Front suspension partially installed. Lower arms on back order :wacko:

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    Senior Member wallace18's Avatar
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    Looking good. You may want to fit the clutch cable to the pedal assembly now. Check to see if you have to clearance the pedal box area some. I had to on my last 3 builds with the new style quadrant unit. Just push the pedal all the way down with the cable in place to check for clearance.

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    Looks like you are off to a great start Roman!

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    Thank you guys!
    wallace18, I think you talking about this clearance?



    Maybe some can share picture of this part of cable setup, not much info in the book..


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    Might want to lube that cable up with some teflon or similar. I know mine squeaked for awhile before I did once the heat gets to it and drys it up a bit. Also, if you're going to go kart it for an extended period of time, a firewall brace for the upper left corner isn't a bad idea if you can fab one up. The body eventually holds the firewall in place but there is still some flex even with the body on. The xxr's are going to look sweet! Take special note to where they tell you mount the brake resevoirs. Not sure if they've changed the manual but the first revisions had people mounting the res way too high. You've only got a 1/4" or so above the firewall itself before it hits the body.

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    Thanks for all tips Erik.

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    I have only couple of hours a day to spend in garage, here is last week progress.

    Firewall fitted, marked and drilled.


    I like the way 10/32 button socket screws looks like.






    Ready for clutch cable hole.




    I need some HELP with clutch cable spacer. Not much info in the book. Can someone correct/guide me on this?

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    Floor panels marked, but not drilled yet. I cut side panels as everyone recommended, definitely much easier to work now!





    This is my two weeks progress. Yesterday received package from FFR with missing front suspension parts, monday powdercoat day.
    Will try to put her on wheels next week..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest 33 Build View Post
    Looking good Roman!
    Thanks!

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    Firewall trimmed on passenger side and ready for powder coat.




    Question: Should I drill mounting holes around the edge now?




    Last edited by Motor_Freak; 09-07-2016 at 10:16 PM.

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    All backordered parts Powder Coated and front suspension getting together.









    Power steering.



    Last edited by Motor_Freak; 09-27-2016 at 09:55 PM.

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    Test fit. Grille and hood. It's not perfect but not bad!









    and first time on front wheels!

    Last edited by Motor_Freak; 09-27-2016 at 09:56 PM.

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    Steering Column primed, painted and 5 clear coats.








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    Fabulous build, keep it coming

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    Here is some update on my build.
    I made this brake reservoir bracket for internal installation.






    Plumbing almost done.






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    Start working on the floors. Boyd tank. Cut off switch. Battery.







    Firewall powder coated and installed.


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    Rear end is here. Four months after delivery officially a roller!






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    347 stroker is here. I am very excited now!



    McLeod clutch and all other components.


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    Flywheel and clutch in place, T5 World Class on the way.


    Few weeks later..

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    Working on Boyd gas tank installation.


    I use Silicone gasket maker between all metal panels.







    Holley Filter from Summit





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    Exhaust is next..
    I use Heatshield Armor, 12" x 48" x 1/4" Thick



    Heat wrap on pipes as well. You can also see E brakes installed.
    Last edited by Motor_Freak; 03-19-2017 at 11:51 PM.

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    I used Willwood Universal Parking Brake Kit Pt# 330-9371



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    Fuse box installed. A lot of weres will be removed.


    This connector replaced with..


    this one.

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    Thermo-Tec for Heat and Sound Suppressor.



    Power Steering controller location.


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    I was able to start engine this weekend. What a great feeling!






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    Looks like you're making great progress Roman! Are you going to take it down to HB to compete for the "Best In Progress" award?
    Keith

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    Congrats! looking good, keep up the posts and good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmgr1 View Post
    Looks like you're making great progress Roman! Are you going to take it down to HB to compete for the "Best In Progress" award?
    Keith
    I'll try to make it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Congrats! looking good, keep up the posts and good work.
    Thanks!

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    Hey Roman, those wheels/tires look great - I've decided not to go the R888 route, but I'm curious what size wheel/tire you have there?
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350-383 SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders, hood, no sides, 3 link, 18x10 (275) 19x13 (345)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRacer View Post
    Hey Roman, those wheels/tires look great - I've decided not to go the R888 route, but I'm curious what size wheel/tire you have there?
    Wheels XXR530
    19X10.75 +15 rear
    18X9.75 +20 front

    Tires
    275/35/18 front
    305/30/19 rear

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    Here is first Go-Kart!
    No gas pedal installed yet

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    Great go kart video.. I love the drive-by-wire!

    I had one once where the fuel went into a gas can and had a friend runnin alongside with it
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350-383 SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders, hood, no sides, 3 link, 18x10 (275) 19x13 (345)

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    Ready for first car show.



    At Huntington Beach Cruise-In Show




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