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  1. V8rail Build

    Thanks. I thought so too
  2. V8rail Build

    This made me smile today even though I missed the buggy roundup. https://youtu.be/hSrTH5TeAUU
  3. Buggy Roundup 5!

    I’ve been thrashing like crazy to try and make this. I don’t know if I’ll make it or not but I sure am trying. Hopefully fluids will be in tomorrow and try to fire it up.
  4. V8rail Build

    Thanks. That's cool. I tried pretty hard to track them down when I first bought it so I could try and pick their brains but the closest I got was being to slow on buying the green 2 seater that was partially done.
  5. V8rail Build

    Ok so I finally have some updates to this thing. Recent accomplishments- fuel lines plumbed 90% of skid plate done exhaust battery strapped in sheet metal around pedals gas pedal mounted steering shaft linkage simplified shifter mounted a few miscellaneous pieces of sheet metal done. relocated the alternator to upper right side of motor to make some room for the steering and eliminate as many u-joints as possible. fuel rails and regulator in exhaust on this thing has been a big thorn in my side. All of the common buggy stuff just won’t work for this car. Even common hot rod parts proved difficult to fit. This is the second set of off the shelf headers I tried. I thought the first set would work but when I took the car to a local shop they just laughed and said no way. So thankfully when I talked to Cbm they said they would swap me out a set of center dump headers if I sent the others back. Unfortunately whoever made these must have welded the collector on backwards and it pointed right at the side of the block. I called Cbm back and they test fit another set they had and said they were the same. In the meantime the local shop that came highly recommended by local race guys said they were not going to have time for a few more weeks to get to it. So I took the car down to San Bernardino to Dave at Hot Head Headers. He got me fixed up! He did a great job and I’m very happy with what he did. Cbm kindly took the headers back, and now I am glad to be done with this part of the project. I had talked to a few owners of other V8rails and they all said to try not to run it through the tunnel. One said he almost caught his car on fire. So he changed his. Another said his granddaughter was riding in the back seat and when she got out her behind was smoking. He had to make mods to fix his too. I don’t want to have to go back and change things, so that’s why I asked him to dump out the side. I am going to be dying at the in laws for Thanksgiving knowing I need to hook up like 10 wires and put fluids in and I can finally here this thing run. I am trying to make it to the buggy roundup. It will be the maiden voyage if I can make it.
  6. [SOLD] 2008 Tom Pro For Sale

    Phone number? location?
  7. V8rail Build

    Ok thanks for the tip
  8. V8rail Build

    Yep msd's. Is that a common problem with them? Are pictures not showing in the post about the flex plate? They all show for me.
  9. V8rail Build

    A little more progress. I got this really nice power steering reservoir from Alper Motorsports. Filter and sealed canister with sight glass to check the oil level. No opening the cap and getting contaminants in the oil. I got it mounted and plumbed in. One more ore piece of the puzzle done.
  10. V8rail Build

    Pulled the motor back out. Got the motor and rear transmission mounts welded out and finished. Got the flexplate and torque converter in and motor and tranny back together. The headers are on finger tight (thanks cbm) I really banged my head against the wall trying to find anyone local to build them. I had every intention of taking it to Tom Face but he was out until March/April. A local guy lots of folks recommended is out of the country until March also. So I was very happy to hear from Cbm they had headers. I have a place that says they can get the back half done no problem. They do most of the race cars in town. Up next, I got the Cv's (Alper's rcv 934's with grease zerks) installed. Jason sent me the large cv boots that work fine on the quick change side, but on the upright side the boots are way to big and hit the shock mounts. I should have paid closer attention to some of the photos I have of other cars. They all have the small boot on that side. So Jason sent me the smaller boots and I was back in business at least I thought. I used Allen cap screws to hold the cv on. Only problem is the head of the bolt is yo big around and I couldn't get the boot between the head of the bolt and the flange ring. Not to mention there is no getting any securing strap in place to keep the boot on. So I turned the od of the bolt heads off so they will fit. Brakes are on and ready to bleed. Brakes are bleed and solid. Also working on aluminum tubing that will fit in the tunnel to connect the radiator. I got one bent really close, just have to get the second matched up. They will have -16 fittings welded on each end to accept some xrp fittings to nice braided line. Question for LS motor owners. The plug wires lay on the headers. Is there some way to avoid this? I can't imagine they will survive long sitting on a hot header. My dads car (cbm ls3) has like a foil cover on the wires.
  11. V8rail Build

    Time to update this thread again. I have done a few more things. This radiator did not fit. So I opted to go with a champion cooling radiator. Man they have what appears to be a really nice product. Sad part is after fighting for 2 days to try and get the radiator mounted up front I finally broke and decided to mount it in the back of the car. Simply not enough room in the front of the car. And with how flat it had to lay I was really worried it would not cool. Fuel cell all tucked away. The radiator will sit above the fuel cell. In the "rear window" if you will.
  12. BFD Revo Build Thread

  13. V8rail Build

    Interesting build. That was an actual v8rail frame you modified? Thanks for the encouragement. I tinkered on it a little tonight. Waiting for cv joints to arrive and I should be able to get the rear end close to finished.
  14. V8rail Build

    I thought I should update this thread. This is the next progress photo. Altogether and somewhat measured out. Got the motor and transmission in. Worked on the tranny mount to get it right. Motor mounts etc. Lots of work has been done but there is not a lot to photograph. Finally got the steering shaft in. That was a pain but should be solid. Time will tell I guess. Fuel cell in and mounted Tried this radiator. It was to big. Returned it and got a very nice piece from champion cooling but haven't had a chance to get it mounted yet. Slowly but surely. I was wanting to make Halloween. Still have a lot to finish between now and then.