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Old 06-09-2018, 07:42 AM
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Fuel system is fine and that is the correct Moroso pulley.
You don't have to sump the tank only do it if you are after the look.
Not a fan of the steering wheel. I would vote stock or period correct aftermarket.
I would go with an early Autometer tach
M/T polished valve covers are timeless and classic.
X2 on the factory clutch fan.
We ran both flex fans and clutch fans. The flex fans were in but they were very easy to cut your hands on.
Test have proven that they rob hp and don't cool as good as a factory clutch fan.
Moroso trick springs were also in as well as upper bushings.
I look forward to watching the car progress.
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Ignition system Accel yellow wires were in as was the supper coil.
Mallory was also in but to a lesser extent.
MSD 6AL was very popular
Painted steel header were the norm with Hooker being out front.

Notched frame, mini tub, 4 or 6 point roll bar, fuel tank sump were all signs of a street strip heavy hitter.
A mini tub was a stock wheel can cut and a strip of metal added to take full advantage of the frame notch.
A shortened diff and weld on ladder bars were also used with the above mods.
If done well the above mods look good and can ad to the overall image of the car as a heavy hitter.
It takes the car away from original and makes any future return to stock more difficult and may lower the value of the car.
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Okay I asked my friends who also owned day three cars and here are a few items they listed off that I did not see on the list.
Moroso oil pan this was popular with the heavy hitters.
Tall valve cover bolts
B/M trans pan
Moroso valve covers and air cleaner (I know you have this covered already)
Hurst Line lock
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Thanks Bernhard. Iíve got the Hurst Line-Loc and Moroso oil pan covered. Iím probably not going to mess with notching the frame and what not but I AM seriously considering the rollbar since the interior is out of it and Iím really hoping for a low 11 sec ET. Did you really see guys out on the street with toolbars in the late Ď70s? I wonder what the NHRA rules were at that time?

Speaking of which, since I will be hitting the strip, Iíll need a radiator catch can. What would be appropriate in your opinion?
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...Speaking of which, since I will be hitting the strip, Iíll need a radiator catch can. What would be appropriate in your opinion?
Beer can. IIR, Coors, Rolling Rock & PBR were the most popular choices?
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Did you really see guys out on the street with toolbars in the late Ď70s?

A few legit ones......but mosty posers with those hokey chrome Hooker roll bars that were as thin as exhaust tubing and would never meet tech.

As a rule though very darn few at least in my area.
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Street racing was popular and there was quite a few quick cars in the late 70's and early 80's
So yes there were 4 point and 6 point roll bar cars on the street.

The frame notch, mini tub,and weld on ladder bars are not must haves.
There was cars with track legal roll bars with out the frame notch and mini tub but it was most times combined with the welded in ladder bars.
You have a very good start and grasp of the day three look/build
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Beer can. IIR, Coors, Rolling Rock & PBR were the most popular choices?

Nice

Bentley has nailed the popular overflow can of the day 3 era.
In Canada we would use Canadian beer cans or some times a US brand.
I always thought the Coors yellow/gold can looked good.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:18 PM
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If you go with the roll bar and want it to look period correct don't tig welded it in.
The tig is a cleaner look but I never seen any back in the late 70's early 80's
Mig gives a more period correct look.

I have some more feed back from my friends.
The polished M/T valve covers will give the car more of a late 70 vibe V the Moroso is definitely leaning toward the 80's
The bolt on ladder bars work well with the late 70's and early 80's
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Thanks Bernhard. I’ve got the Hurst Line-Loc and Moroso oil pan covered. I’m probably not going to mess with notching the frame and what not but I AM seriously considering the rollbar since the interior is out of it and I’m really hoping for a low 11 sec ET. Did you really see guys out on the street with toolbars in the late ‘70s? I wonder what the NHRA rules were at that time?

Speaking of which, since I will be hitting the strip, I’ll need a radiator catch can. What would be appropriate in your opinion?
The beer can was legal at the track back then, I'm not sure if it is legal today.
You might want to have a back up or talk to tech,before going to the track and getting a possible fail.

I prefer no frame notch and mini tub. I think the cars look and work just as well with out the mods.

Look forward to seeing your car progress.
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