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    Great to see you both at the O.K. Diner on Tuesday!!!! Philip
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    A while ago Jon was having a problem with a noise from the rear end of the Camaro, so while we were out on a test drive I noticed that the car started to develop a radial rock effect at about 70 under acceleration, I said it felt like an anti roll bar issue. I got jonny to check underneath while I rocked the car as hard as I could side to side.
    BINGO Jonny noticed the third member stiffener tube weld was broken & actually separating from the ladder bar mount.



    He re-welded it as a temporary fix and ran the car for a while but he started to run the car in the last couple of rounds of American Super Stock at York so decided to do a better job.

    He got some 1" CDS & drilled through all the ladder bar plates and the welded the bar onto all 4 plates and then welded plate between the ladder bar plates, should be more than strong enough for the time being.



    He fitted a 1 inch phenolic carb spacer & when the Stahl exhaust manifold adapters were removed, we found they hadn't been port matched, once done car felt much better.

    Long story short a trip to York for KC's memorial/Hot Rod reunion meet & Jon ran a PB of 13.85 @ 98 after letting off 30 yards out trying not to breakout on a 13.95 dial in, not bad for a standard tune 350.

    A big thanks to Paul Grainger for lending us his breakdown truck & the massive BBQ on the Sunday night in memory of KC.



    Hope this comes out ok, it's a screen capture from a video of one of Jon's burnouts



    Jon started working in June after graduating with his Masters degree & has quite a few plans for the Camaro as well as finishing the Escort, it's going to be a busy winter

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    I knew Jonny wouldn't be able to leave the Camaro as it was for too long, actually started acquiring bits for it and took it off the road last year.

    Once again the update will be done in a few posts, with mainly photo's.

    Bearing in mind he's still only 24, he's been developing his skills over a few years now and is near enough self taught in everything.

    PART ONE.

    First purchase was a Ford 9 inch axle case, followed by Strange spool with 4.11 gears, Strange billet calipers, discs, wheels and slicks. Not pictured are the Strange double adjustable struts and springs and the 35 spline Strange halfshafts. He is building the axle to match the one in the Willys.



    Second purchase was a Chevy Big Block 468 with a lot of good gear in it, forged internals, 0.8"+ solid lifter cam, roller rockers, 1050 Dominator, etc, etc.
    Reputed to be about 750 horse.



    The old small block before being part ex'd for the BBC.



    Engine removed showing Andy Robinson tube front end, this was tied into the rear back half and was thought to be done early 2000's.



    Jon decided to go mid plate, so the firewall had to go.
    Fitting big block to assess just how much had to be cut out. Notice crank damper/pulley position on the SBC it's directly over the steering rack on the BBC it's now further back and lower.



    Not content with just using the axle case he has bought, he's going to have a go at building his own sheet metal casing. I've included one of his early CAD renderings. He's already had the brackets cut and bought the tubes.




    Bulkhead removed to expose dash bar, this was to be the mounting point for the mid plate.



    To be continued
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    PART TWO

    The next few pics show the process of fitting the mid plate and checking the engine for fit.



    The old diagonal rails needed to be cut out as they were in front of the dash bar and angled forward.











    Trimming the mid plate to fit the chassis rails.





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    PART THREE

    With the car being a firewall car when the engine was lined up and mid plate position checked, it was found the dash bar was quarter of an inch out of line so had to be cut and moved. Positioning new diagonal bars with extra triangulation bars.



    Fitting and checking engine position one more time but with new bars in place.



    Jon enrolled on a C&G course for Tig welding and passed with flying colours (God he's so annoying )





    New position for front plate.



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    PART FOUR

    Turning the attention to the bulkhead and scuttle condition.



    Possibly looking reasonably solid until they were attacked with the angle grinder. Looks like something I would have done







    Scuttle cut out to make assessment of the sub-structure, Hmmm.



    New dash top to make life a bit easier.



    Yep the rest had to go.



    Notice more of the floor has disappeared as well.

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    PART FIVE

    Hmm not a lot left



    Hang on where's the rest of the floor, door bars and sills gone



    Ohh there's some of it Bearing in mind a lot of the floor and the cage had been rebuilt a couple of years ago, as seen in the earlier posts.



    Starting to put extra bars back into floor and checking position of TH400 box, a trick one is being built by a friend of ours.



    Tacking diagonals in and tying them into the cage legs.



    Jon then fabricated a new under scuttle panel.



    And trial fitting, it's bits like this that astound me.



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    PART SIX

    I know lets throw some more bars in.



    K members, sill bars, inner sills, trans mount and cage tied into three bars. Should be a lot stiffer now.



    Under scuttle panel and dash top back in.



    Turning attention to rebuilding the firewall, Jon's contemplating what beads/profiles to run into it, quite fancies leaving it flat but he's worried about vibration if it's not stiff enough.



    Detail of the panel overlaps with recesses rolled in.





    Panels from inside showing return lip to tie into chassis and overlap profiles.






    Well that's all for the time being, there is a lot of work I haven't put in just to keep the post a reasonable length.
    Jon's been sourcing other bits as well. Unfortunately we cracked the corner of the windscreen when we were removing it, so a new one is on it's way. He's got an MSD 8, Kirkey seat, Painless wiring kit and I'm sure there's a lot I've missed. Must admit I'm looking forward to see if he can fabricate his axle, that's an acheivement most guys wouldn't even try.

    If you've taken the time to read this many thanks.

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    Very impressive. I like that he knows what he wants and won't stop til it's done, and the enthusiasm of youth helps!
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    chuck youre lad has some serious talent
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