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    Got some Stainless Steel brake lines made up today, 3000psi tested pressure and DOT approved. Was trying to find some online and that was nothing but a pain in the butt.So I went up to an industrial hose company I deal with and they made them up in 10 minutes.

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    Very nice, how much did those cost you?
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    Lines cost me $75.00cdn so not much more then the stock ones would have cost.

    Spent a few hours making a new fuse panel, got rid of the glass fuses and went to ATC's. Added 2 ignition and 2 Battery fuses so now have 12 instead of the stock 8.

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    old and new

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    was that price for all 3 hoses or each? I just bought stock replacements for $4 for front and 8 for rear from rockauto, but I really want the SS ones.
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    That was the cost of the front 2 with fittings installed and then pressure tested. Back is still rubber but might run up and get them to make me one, probably cost me $35-$40. Stock replacement here is $24.00 for the fronts. So $37.50 each for the fronts isn't bad in SS.

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    I agree - until I found them at rockauto on clearance, they are about 20 each here too, so that price is fair for a superior hose. Maybe I can get them made here the same way...
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    Been working on the electrical system and getting the cooling hoses figured out.
    augggggggggg I hate doing wiring but it has to be done.........

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    new MSD 6a box.

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    This should work nice.

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    Oh well still working on the wiring, got the fan temp switch installed and soldered up a few more wires in the engine compartment. Should have it finished up this weekend. "IF" all goes well I might fire the engine for the first time in 11 years in a week or 2.

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    Awesome! SB Fords are great little engines!
    You've done the same thing to that nice big round crossmember that I plan to do with mine when I take it apart to paint the chasis.

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    Looks like I got the engine and front light wiring done today so moved on to relocating the heater core water outlets.Next step it the interior wiring.............

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    Engine wiring all loomed and clamped just need to get a battery to finish the connections

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    Made some pipes to move heater outlets

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    Relocated heater outlets

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    Made up a mount for my air compressor tonight. Got to love having SS scrap laying around to make stuff with

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    Look at all that shiny stuff under the hood Fabrication so much more fun then electrical. At least you can see what you did. If you bend the supporting that you have camped on there you can use the compressor bolt to hold it together and avoid the welding. Also if you can put a 1/4 inch 90 deg brake along the long edge of the main plate where the clamp is you will double the strength of the flat plate. No flexing then.. I need to come up with a pan brake to do things right. It's the little things that I can't do at the house.

    Looking good man... I want to here it run.. I'm hopping to start mine this spring or summer.
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    Camoit you got it right, the bracket was just for fit up.After screwing around with a scrap piece I looked at it and thought "humm maybe I should use the compressor bolt to hold it in place". I found some SS angle and I'll be bending it up tonight to see what I come up with.

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    Here we go, a few hrs screwing around and the compressor mount is done

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    Now just have to plum the airline to the tank and the system is complete, other then finishing off the wiring to the control unit.

    anyone got a gromet where the A/C would come out of the cab?? I don't have A/C but the cab I got did have it so I need to block it off (oval hole lower right of pic).

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    I did find a wire grommet that fits that hole perfectly, but... I have no idea what type of car it came out of. It was in my work yard around the pile of cars the tow company has. It has a number of. grom32115-s84-1-7105-1489 That has 0 results on google. But if you hit up a "U-strip-it" yards and look at the new cars you will find it. There is a booner poker that sticks out from each end. I want to say it was from a GM or Ford. The Russians were working on one when I found it.
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    I have a 1980 parts truck that has the grommet you are looking for, but I don't know the condition of it as I didn't look closely at it. LMK if you want it; it just pushes into the hole.
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    Spent a bunch of hrs finishing up the wiring and getting the air ride controller all hooked up.Looks like the wiring is done except for final hookups to gauges, sensors, and misc. stuff.

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    Air Controller mounted using the A/C brackets.

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    Took a truck load of scrap in today got a little bit of cash and went and bought my gauges and speedo sensor. Damn programmable Fuel level gauge is on back order so I'll get that next week.

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    There we go, all the gauges are wired and working (except the fuel)

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    what brand of guages? Can you change the color?
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    Autometer Sport Comp. I ordered 194 LED bulbs in green from http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...sp=%2F1157.htm as the original 194's used a bulb condom. Autometer wanted $12 a bulb and I got them for $4 each from Superbrite

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    OMFG found a used drivers door rust free. Price with shipping,taxes,duty,brokerage, $960usd............. ARE THEY NUTS ???????

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    they are only nuts if no one buys it - if you buy it, you are the nut. By your reaction, that is not going to happen. Foolonthehill said there is a yard near him that has 20 or more of our trucks - check with him to see what a door from there would cost.
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    There we go the engine is completed and ready to fire as soon as I get a battery and put in some fluids.I will make a video of it running soon........

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    Amazing what you can do with a BFH and shoehorns

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    What,,, thats it.... 1 lousy picture..... Come on ,your killing us...
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