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    I don't have a picture of it, but I used an exhaust clamp and put the u bolt on the inside of my fender cut. I then welded it in. I wanted to add strength since I cut out the rolled edge and I also wanted to have a rounded edge look to the opening.

    So no more procrastinating. I decided to leave the engine and trans mated and pull them out together. Next is to cut that fresh paint.......
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    Now it's time to cut this ting and make it have clearance. This time I went taller, farther back, but the biggest help I believe will be I recessed the actual notches an inch back too. Now to get the welds dressed and start body work.


    Just remember, we do it twice because we like it nice!
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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    1971 Camaro RS 5.3 BTR Stage 3 cam, SuperT10
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    Looks Good Ryan! Looks like you should have enough room. The cutouts for the exhaust also came out great

    In spite of the extra work I think you made the right decision. I still sometimes wish I could have left the aluminum covers on the 57. Looks like you're going to be using bolts instead of studs for the covers, just remember to put some sealant on the threads.


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    I've NEVER seen a car come from the factory that couldn't be improved.....

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    Nice. I never leave enough motor clearance, I'm a slow learner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    Looks Good Ryan! Looks like you should have enough room. The cutouts for the exhaust also came out great

    In spite of the extra work I think you made the right decision. I still sometimes wish I could have left the aluminum covers on the 57. Looks like you're going to be using bolts instead of studs for the covers, just remember to put some sealant on the threads.


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    When I was getting ready to put the engine in, I figured I wouldn't have enough room to lift the valve covers off so I used bolts. I especially didn't take into account, you have to lift the valve cover up 1.5-2" to actually get the valve cover off. Hopefully, now with the larger notches, I'll be able to lift them off the engine. I have 5/16" stainless rod to make studs for it so hopefully the notches are deep enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    Nice. I never leave enough motor clearance, I'm a slow learner.
    Yeah, this one bit me. Having to have the cool shiny things is a disease?
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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    I now have the new notches welded in and ground/sanded ready for body work.
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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    1971 Camaro RS 5.3 BTR Stage 3 cam, SuperT10
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    OOF... I guess you really wanted them fancy valve covers! 8-)
    was it painful to cut some more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    OOF... I guess you really wanted them fancy valve covers! 8-)
    was it painful to cut some more?
    Oh yeah, it definitely was! Even sanding the middle of it was rough to do but it'll be all shiny again some day.

    I haven't had much time available to work on the car. Kiddos birthday parties, lovely winter weather, and doing side work to pay for the newest car to the fleet.

    I did get some tiger hair mixed up and put around the notches. Hopefully I can get it all smoothed out soon.
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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    1971 Camaro RS 5.3 BTR Stage 3 cam, SuperT10
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    Keep at it,you've made good progress recently!

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    Hell of a build. I just checked and you are less than 400 miles from me practically due north. That would make a great little road trip, might have to try it someday. I've only been in Iowa once and that was on a choo-choo from Omaha to Dayton, Ohio in 1964.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Hell of a build. I just checked and you are less than 400 miles from me practically due north. That would make a great little road trip, might have to try it someday. I've only been in Iowa once and that was on a choo-choo from Omaha to Dayton, Ohio in 1964.
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    You'd enjoy the Good Guys Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, always the weekend close to July 4th. This year I think it's June 30 - July 2. The State Fair Grounds is a great venue, lots of room, and lots of old buildings for the inside stuff, assuming they do inside stuff.... Ryan might even have the '40 there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Keep at it,you've made good progress recently!
    Thanks Mike. It's still close but so far away but I'm not putting it back in storage again without it driving on a road first.

    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Hell of a build. I just checked and you are less than 400 miles from me practically due north. That would make a great little road trip, might have to try it someday. I've only been in Iowa once and that was on a choo-choo from Omaha to Dayton, Ohio in 1964.
    Ken, thank you. If you do decide to make it up this way feel free to reach out and I'll be glad to show you around and can take you to a couple of older rod collections in the area. Have you seen this yet? It's right near you, I'm going to try make it this year.

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-2023.1284657/

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Ken,
    You'd enjoy the Good Guys Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, always the weekend close to July 4th. This year I think it's June 30 - July 2. The State Fair Grounds is a great venue, lots of room, and lots of old buildings for the inside stuff, assuming they do inside stuff.... Ryan might even have the '40 there!!
    Des Moines Good guys is an awesome show. From what the Good guys workers say, it is the 2nd or 3rd top ranked show they had for the last 2 to 3 years.
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    We have a number of Braum's in town so I logged on and asked which one but be assured I'll be there. My second car was a 40 Standard 2dr sedan I drove from San Diego to Dayton, Ohio in 1962.
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    I'm a little late to this party. Been out of commission for a few weeks and I'm just now trying to get caught up.

    Hate you had to cut the firewall, but it's looking good. FWIW - It may have been a lot of work, but I think you made the right decision. Those aluminum covers look killer on the Hemi.
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    Mike, I hope everything is going well. I knew if I didn't do it now I'd be tearing the car apart later to do it and I don't want that. I sure miss having the car together. I haven't had much time to devote to it lately. I finally did get the tiger hair all knocked down. That was a lot of work but did give a great base. I put down my first later of filler last night. I'm hoping I can get it all smoothed out soon so I can get it primed. The engine needs back in the car and out of my way. I took on more side work and I got myself into another money pit. If you guys don't hear from me for a while check the local obituaries. The better half wasn't thrilled of my poor life choice but i couldn't say no. I have poor self control when it comes to cool stuff.

    On edit: I did see a 40 coupe on a FB group I'm in that had some flames I liked. I really need to get this thing fully painted.
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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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