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    Detached Workshop Garage Design

    Unfortunately, I don't have the information to answer this question. My arrangement with the general contractor is such that I know what the overall cost of the structure is but not the various sub-parts. I can say that the overall cost is much greater than I expected and does feel excessive...
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    Detached Workshop Garage Design

    Progress on the workshop/garage continues slow, but steady. Here's some progress pictures. The footings are being poured directly into the dug out trenches. Given the ridge top location, the concrete must be pumped in as there's no direct access for concrete trucks two sides. Concrete...
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    Paint Suggestions For Under F & Rear Clip UK

    I typically use Zolatone paint on the undersides of my builds. I don't know about the originality of this paint on a GT40 though if that's important to you. I build my cars to be "drivers" so the finishes need to be able to stand the test of time and miles. Zolatone looks good (maybe not show...
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    Detached Workshop Garage Design

    The workshop/garage build phase is now underway! Rebar in place (not pictured), Initial inspection passed and footings get poured tomorrow.
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    Modern-day Miura

    I think you're probably right Howard. This is my first time building up a "non-traditional" cooling system and I'm guessing there's some things that are currently not optimal. I've elected to use "keep it simple" as a first guiding principle, plan to thoroughly test, and then modify the...
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    Modern-day Miura

    Coolant Lines Completed The coolant lines on this Miura chassis run up the center of the chassis under the gas tank. While this routing is probably ideal for a longitudinal mounted engine, with a transverse engine it makes for some challenging coolant line routing right by the engine front...
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    Modern-day Miura

    Brake Lines Completed Progressing on with the brake system, the brake hard lines and hoses are now in place. It took a bit of head scratching to figure out chassis mounts for the front brake hoses. I ended up using billet hose/tube separators along with -3AN bulkhead fittings for the mounts...
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    Modern-day Miura

    I guess long hair and a fur coat are poor gender identifiers for 70/80's era pop stars? This is suppose to be one of the Rod Stewart cars recently sold at auction. Must have gone through a color change sometime in the ownership history. While I don't usually like blue on a Miura, this...
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    Modern-day Miura

    I did think about using car seat runners but didn't go that way as it would have raised the pedals even higher. The seat adjusters I have are 1" high so it would be a 1 1/4" pedal lift. Given the low roofline on the Miura, I'm using a drivers seat whose seat bottom is only 3 1/4" above the...
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    Modern-day Miura

    His and hers no doubt. It's certainly a good way to avoid the quibble about who gets to drive the Miura on any given day.
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    Modern-day Miura

    Gas/Brake Pedals Installed In parallel with wiring installation, the brake system is also being installed. For that, I decided to start with the pedals and work outward to the disk brake calipers. Given the somewhat horizontal seating arrangement in the Miura, it seemed like a good idea to...
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    Modern-day Miura

    Miura Project restarted Since the move to our new location/home, I’ve been spending my free time on the planning/design stage for a new detached garage/workshop so I’ll have some workspace for car construction. The building plans have now been submitted for permitting and the build site has...
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    Hydraulic clutch tube size?

    Thanks for the information/feedback!! I've now ordered up a roll of 1/4" SS tube, fittings, and hose. So much for the good old days of not having to spend a bunch of cash for DIY car building. It cost about $85 for just the clutch line parts. If I'd bought this stuff a couple years ago, I...
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    Hydraulic clutch tube size?

    I'm plumbing from the clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder on my Miura project. I started down the path of using 3/16" SS tube and -3 AN fittings. I then noticed the slave cylinder has -4 AN fittings on it. I googled it and found mixed answers on use of 3/16" versus 1/4" tube for...
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    Projects from hell….

    Hmmm... your experience with this harmonic balancer hub now has me worried about having a similar issue with the balancer on the Coyote in my Miura project. The Coyote has a 2 belt pulley built into the balancer but I had to cut the outer pulley off to get the engine into the chassis. The...
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