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    Thanks for all the comments guys!!


    Wagon progress! So Jared has been tackling the fun task of prepping interior trim pieces, getting them ready for another round of epoxy..
















    Another modification we're undertaking, the air cleaner, when mocked up on the engine, showed a tight proximity to the back of the AC compressor. Looking at the clearance we had to the firewall, moving backward 1" will give us much needed breathing room for the AC lines. So out with the old ....









    And to move rearward, the mounting hole is moved forward one inch..
























    Next in store is a new bottom for the air cleaner..














    A hammerform is used to give us a folded lip out the bottom



















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    https://youtu.be/Zm6TIkxDDUA




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    At this point we need to hem the flange so the bottom isn't quite so sharp..









    A 1/2 x 1/2 aluminum angle is used as a height gauge so we can use the roloc sander to get our flange to a consistent height. This will allow us to use a tipping die in the bead roller to fold the hem..





























    Then the part is re-installed in the hammer form to hammer the hem flat..









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    So I've had some questions as to why this or that with modifying the air cleaner. I was going to hold out with the REAL reason, but here goes.... This firewall is just too clean that I can't bring myself to clutter it up (or the wheelwell) by mounting an ignition coil and then being forced into using an overly long coil wire..









    So as shown here.... this will be the approximate location as we fabricate a sealed cavity from the bottom side of the air cleaner to mount the coil. This should put the coil wire about two inches in front of the distributor...









    So this should give us a nice clean look and keep the firewall as open as we can...
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    Very nice work Robert (as always)... it's going to look great and make people wonder where your coil is located!

    Caution: Those fins on the heat sink indicates that coil generates quite a bit of heat, thus it will need some air flow around it to keep it from overheating. How will you ensure it gets air flow around the fins?

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    Likely some directional vanes...
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    It'll be interesting to see your air cleaner once finished.. surely it will be unique!

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    That is a bunch more stealthy than the Coors can covering the coil on my 55.

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    Thanks for checking out the progress guys!


    Time for some welding.. TIG used to tack the new bottom in place.....














    I thought my eyesight was going.... time to replace these..
























    Next, we'll work on the base plate....
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    Is that breather for a Dominator, it sure appears bigger than 4 1/8 std Holley/Q-jet. Bottom line its a work of art.

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    It gets a base plate that adapts to the FI Tech. Next thing to make.... as well as pocket for the coil to hide in...
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