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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinHD View Post
    I recon they'll be fine.
    I guess make sure they don't rub and wear through.
    from experience with braided stainless brake flexis if they rub they wear whatever they rub against rather than the other way round.
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    this afternoon dawn (the wife) was tidying cupboards in the loft and found some old photos. i had a look and here's some of the 74 challenger and the 65 dart i had.
    the challenger was i guess an old race car when i got it, very 70's with radiused rear arches and jacked up all round. i used mk2 escort estate front arches on the rear, made lower 1/4's from sheet and cut a mk1 cortina sill for the rear valance. i lowered it stupid low and had to fit a 1/4" skid plate under the driver side header as it was only 1 3/4" off the ground (skid plate reduced that to 1 1/4" but it was sacrificial). the 14" wheels didn't help either. i carpeted all the inside as it only had the 2 front seats. it was a 318 car with some tuning bits, 340 heads, cam, victor inlet, double pumper holley, headers and a full gold moroso dress up (it was the 80's). it had the full gauge cluster, was a console bucket seat car with factory ratchet shifter (slap stick?) and lsd and the vented hood. again, it was the 80's so excuse me the heartbeat graphic stripes i painted on it in cellulose as was the orange itself (lots of flatting and buffing by hand ).
    next the 65 dart, originally a /six car i fitted a 440/727 and went for a super stock vibe. i spent 3 days making the fenderwell headers which had 36" long 1 3/4" primaries. the rrear axle was from a dodge diplomat and the rear arches were from a 90's transit. the body was very rusty so we spent weeks after work replacing the rot before i gave it an off white paint job and burgundy stripes with gold lace over them. not forgetting the name, a race car's gotta have a name right? i had the bench seats retrimmed, i made new door cards and fitted all new door/boot rubbers which made it a lot quieter.
    i don't know about scanning pics so took pics of my pics so excuse the grainy quality
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    dart pics
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    Very cool!
    Nuttier than squirrel shit

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    Id have that Challenger today with the graphics as was

    Very cool
    IT'S NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT...IT'S WANTING WHAT YOUVE GOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYTHING View Post
    Id have that Challenger today with the graphics as was

    Very cool
    it was probably one of a few i should've kept mate.
    i'd forgotten how shiny it was, it had about 8 litres of cellulose base mixing orange followed by wet flatting down to 1200 grit, then compound, then t cut, then polish and all by hand. i did a few yanks in the day like that, it was very time consuming but what a shine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    it was probably one of a few i should've kept mate.
    i'd forgotten how shiny it was, it had about 8 litres of cellulose base mixing orange followed by wet flatting down to 1200 grit, then compound, then t cut, then polish and all by hand. i did a few yanks in the day like that, it was very time consuming but what a shine
    Yup quite stunning well worth the hard work I am certain

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    just go with it mate, i made him get new decent quality moroso leads so they are insulated at their best. the braiding only goes up to the boot at each end then sealed in place with adhesive lined heat shrink. i measure the existing leads from the lead end of the plug boot to the centre of the cap boot (where they go in the cap). i cut the new leads to those lengths and it worked out the braiding needed to be 1 1/2" shorter per lead. they came out just as i envisioned they would which is good as i have a pretty vivid imagination
    They look terrific Neil, thanks mate...

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    i got the plug leads fitted to johnny's mustang today along with a couple more bits. but i forgot to take pics, doh!
    i've text him to ask if he can put a pic on here later.
    neil.
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    we make bespoke braided stainless brake flexis at work and the line/pipe comes on 'cable drums'. these usually get skipped but i brought one home last week to find another use for it. dawn is going to do some decoupage using 70's hotrod mags i have around the drum area so i'll show you the finished job then but here it is so far after making some 'feet' and giving it a lick of paint.
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