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Dont get me wrong strip only isnt bad but my motor was built to drive so it was real disappointing to have it sit in the garage on weekends there was no racing or no budget .

Oh the cops used to love me around here too , but I have been a good boy for a few years now .


P.S. It is never a good idea to tell a cop that is being a ***** that , " he is the one who is lucky I didnt try to run because my car will do 110 in first whats that POS cop car do 85 topend " ;)
 

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Well got the motor and trans in had to do some more cutting had to cut out a notch in the front crossmemder for the oil pan so I could lower the engine down and and trans to level everything out. Centered the motor and trans in the frame rails for the 9" rearend when I get it narrowed going to put the 3rd member in the center so I can run the same length axles on both sides.Going to lower the rack when we pull the engine and trans back out for the the header will have some more room. I going to have to get a remote oil filter adampter no room for the oil filter.Got to cut the front motor plate to clear the hatchit on the front didn't think about it when I bolted in on until I got to looking after we got it set in no biggy I did't put any gaskets on the water pump.It's more work than I thought it was going to be but it all in building your own for the first time.I don't think I would be this far along if it wasn't for Rick keeping me stright on it he has set up a few and is a big help on this project,I would be lost and it would take 3 times longer to get everything right with out his help.For the ones who don't know him he is the one I go to the track with he has the red Mazda RX7 with the 557 BBF in it that I post vids of.Heres some pics of what we got done today.



 

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I don't now but I am going to leave the lines off and put a filter to keep dirt out and run it like it is for now it will just be strip only but might not work good on the street thats the way my buddy did his on the rx7 but if I hear of a manu. for them I will let you now
 

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Cab is about 2 1/2'' lower was thinking about going even lower but didn't want to have to cut behind the hood and windshield for the carb right now with the engine lowered and the cab I want have to cut any more out and everything will fit under the hood and can run a 1" spacer under carb if needed I want even have to have a scoop on it give it a sleeper look they want even think of a BBF in it
 

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I know the look you want ;) . I loved it other day when I took mine to walmart guy in front of me on bike was looking all over trying to figure out where the noise was coming from . He must not of thought it could come from the ranger because he was totally shocked when I went around him in the turn lane . :D
 

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Ha that sounds like a blast!! Now your gonna get the cop liking you again!!:D

I had the same thing with my Fairmont, light tan with hub-caps. Nobody knew what was coming!!

Bill
 

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Thanks it is going to be one of my longest projects yet but when finished it will be worth it just have to keep telling myself do it right the first time don't get in a hurry and mess up Rick (aka 557 mazda) is keeping me strieght on it and is a big help and I have learned alot from him from helping with his car and building this one.
 

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Thanks guys we are working on getting the cage in it got about half of it tacked in place going to get all the bars in before welding them all up leaveing the bars off to the rear until we pull the cab off and get the other bar welded all the way around them and painted leave just wear the rear bar connect to the cage unpainted
 

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OK here is some pics of the unfinshed cage still have to weld it all up leaving the rear bars off until we pull the cab off so I can weld all the way aroung the joints so I can make sure they are welded good and get them painted except where the rear bars connect.









 
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