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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2011 - 12:52:44 AM »
Hey Scott,
I used a Lokar handle and cables.

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2011 - 12:59:29 AM »

Slowly coming together...



Had to make room for the overkill headers. I found TIG welding alloy to be a lot trickier than steel!
It didn't turn out too bad though.
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2011 - 02:32:51 AM »
Barely noticed until you pointed it out... Looks good nice patch!! :2thumbs:

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2011 - 10:30:56 AM »
Man that is SWWEEEEETTT!!!

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2011 - 10:44:40 PM »
BEAST  :burnout:
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #95 on: November 08, 2011 - 08:02:38 PM »
 :woohoo:  :wow: ARRON,got done checking out your build up to now and alli can say is fantastic job.your car is going to look bad a&$.the light weight fender's and hood look awesome and will really take off some weight,man that engine looks killer also and looks like it's going 150 mph standing still.love the control arms and suspension also.now i know why you were wanting me to get the hood and fenders out to california with all those other goodies you had waiting out there to get ship over to you,must have been like christmas opening up that box. lol.
would love to see this beast in person,matbe someday you will make it over to the states.  :thumbsup:

keep up the awesome job your doing,gonna be one bad a$$ cuda when done

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2011 - 09:22:27 PM »
I'm planning for it to be quite a bit lower than this though.

Do you have drop spindles?  If not, you will probably find that the lower control arm is bottomed out before getting it as low as you like.
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #97 on: November 08, 2011 - 10:44:06 PM »
Do you have drop spindles?  If not, you will probably find that the lower control arm is bottomed out before getting it as low as you like.

Spindles look to be the Magnumforce dropped spindles?
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2011 - 07:24:37 AM »
Hi Aaron :wave:

Your tear down and progress is looking amazing buddy.............

Your engine looks like a sculpture and is displayed as art :drool: Very nice, i will be watching this build buddy. :2thumbs:
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #99 on: November 23, 2011 - 02:32:22 AM »
Not much happening lately, been waiting on parts and been overseas.


Did up the garage so I can finish the car there. Weta is too busy with orcs and robots to fit the car in.


Been working on getting the motor ready for first run/break-in. Made an exhaust system so I don't void the warranty on the muy caro TTI headers.
The engine is complete now, just needs final assembly of the valve train and intake.

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #100 on: November 23, 2011 - 05:38:36 AM »
Tidy little work space you have there Aaron, nice :2thumbs:

Engine looks like it is ready to take off on its own with the exhaust looking the way it does :burnout:
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2011 - 03:16:17 PM »
Nice work ...When you get to the rear window channel corners I would like to see how you fix them. I'm sure they are rusty like mine. I have been stalled on this for a while.

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2011 - 11:50:11 PM »
Like I said before it looks BAD A$$ and you are gonna have one of the coolest rides on the site. I cannot wait to see it when it is all done and Breathen heavy!!  :droolingbounce: :droolingbounce:

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #103 on: November 26, 2011 - 09:12:51 PM »
That engine just looks plain old mean!!  It breathes horsepower!!! :2thumbs:   :ylsuper:
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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2011 - 07:00:57 AM »
Here's some of the latest work:


Mocking up the steering column, steering wheel, pedals, seats etc to work out the seat brackets and steering quickener.


Figuring out the mount for the quickener.


Once I'd worked out the design I plasma cut it out of 3mm steel.


Here's the finished result.


Bolted in place with the 1.5:1 steering quickener.




Fabricated an alloy shroud for the fans, and just starting the wiring for the run stand.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011 - 07:17:06 AM by Aaron Beck »

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Re: Kuda progress
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2011 - 07:00:57 AM »