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  • 02-08-2020, 16:05
    mygasser
    back to the valiant, the header issue is resolved as the ebay seller is sending a partial refund so i can replace the missing bits myself
    today i've been measuring wheels and tyres, the explorer axle and the width of the car to work out the best route to go. i measured the important sizes from the wheels and tyres, ie wheel mounting face to outside edge of tyre. i've got 8 1/2 x 15 us indy mags with 265 50 15 tyres and 10 x 15 unbranded mags with 295 50 15 tyres. they measured 6 1/2" and 8 1/4" respectively so i needed to add twice that to the axle width (wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face) to get overall width. then measure the cars width by taping a vertical straight edge to one rear arch and hold a spirit level againgst the other while measuring between the 2. for measurement purposes i'm assuming the explorer axle is 56 1/2" as i'll be using 2 short side halfshafts and cutting the casing down to suit.
    the smaller mags give a total width of 69 1/2" and the larger 73". the width of the car to the outside edge of the arches is 70 1/4" so whichever wheels i use i'll be raduising the arches. i could of course get the 2 long halfshafts i have cut down shorter than short ones and mini tub the body to fit the 10's under the stock arches. choices, choices......
    moving on i got the manual gearbox on the bench to have a look at the linkage and shifter which came free with it. after nearly an hour freeing up the rusted solid shifter i now need to study some pics of the setup i 'should' have and work out mounting brackets to put the shifter where it'll be comfortable and cut/remake the shift rods to suit.
    here's a pic of the 8 1/2" mags and where i'm at with the shifter. oh, does anybody know what the shifter is (brand, model)?
    neil.
  • 01-08-2020, 15:39
    mygasser
    so now i've bought a bonnet i guess i'll have to buy a slam panel and bonnet hinges to attach it to.......
    oh, wait i just did
    neil.
  • 01-08-2020, 09:52
    mygasser
    last big bit to buy for the truck was a bonnet, which i didn't care if it had or not. anyway after some haggling with a guy on ebay i've bought a good one with standard patina for the right money. only thing is i've got to go from here in kent to manchester to get it.
    unless anyone's coming this way and wants to earn some of their fuel money by picking it up for me and bringing it down this way (the closer to faversham the better). i'm on 07718339011 if you can help. i'm going to arrange picking it up next weekend in case someone offers to get it before then.
    neil.
  • 30-07-2020, 14:20
    mygasser
    just ordered a pair of 'glass rear wings for the truck from pro laminates. i'll make the bed in steel to suit along with running boards too. still no bonnet but i don't care if i run it without one.
    neil.
  • 28-07-2020, 21:14
    mygasser
    showed a mate the shiny headers earlier and he said where's all the bolts and did you notice the gaskets are bent and those 3 tubes look out of whack. he's right and the box they came in was split open one end, but i was so excited with my new shiny bits i didn't properly check everything. no header or collector bolts/nuts, no collector gaskets, damaged main gaskets and the o/s header appears to be bent. whether it's enough to be an issue with fitment i don't know yet. i've sent a message to the seller explaining (with pics) so i'll wait to see what they say.
    neil.
  • 28-07-2020, 16:45
    mygasser
    as long as summit actually 'have' stock and are not just 'showing' stock on the website they normally get parts here very fast.
    next up my stainless headers arrived to day from ebay (in america). not quite 2 weeks via the 'global shipping program' they use so not bad. the box was ripped open one end though so the collector bolts were gone and the gaskets are all bent up. a bit of tape around the ends/corners is all it takes for boxes to stay intact, but oh no that's too hard . anyway the headers are ok and not dinged up, i'll be doing that when i'm getting them to fit . here's some pics and 1 of the ss springs now i've spent 1/2 an hour getting the shipping stickers off
    neil.
  • 27-07-2020, 18:35
    budetta
    Thats good, quicker than some UK companies , looking forward to seeing this being a Mopar nut.
  • 27-07-2020, 14:29
    mygasser
    the leaf springs for the valiant arrived today from summit, 5 1/2 days from ordering! i really ought to get started then
    neil.
  • 24-07-2020, 15:06
    mygasser
    we collected the holden engine and box yesterday from wellingborough. very nice guy called brian (rocker on nsra forum) and his missus who made a lovely cuppa. it looks like it'll be easy to swap the 4 speed rod box for the t5 5 speed i've got so even better.
    neil.
  • 22-07-2020, 19:42
    mygasser
    back to the chevy truck, today the chassis arrived that i bought from paul ('stilltrying' on here) back in march. he's been really patient with me as 2 weeks after i gave him a deposit we got the covid lockdown. anyway it's at my mate john's yard now 'til i get some more room here at home. i had a quick look over it and it's got lots of good bits, 4 wheel discs, lsd rear axle, torsion bar front suspension (it's from a 4wd blazer so nowhere for coil springs), both propshafts, a tilt column with switchgear and even keys in the ignition.
    i know it'll need to be moted and taxed as it's too new but that's a small price to pay for a bulletproof registration once it's rebodied.
    neil.
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