Anthony's Full Build/Mods thread

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  1. Fabman

    Fabman Current Project: "Frankenstang"

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    Non issue, just torque em down. They won't spin.


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    I trust you on this one, but how is that possible? When I undo my Lugnuts, the wheel turns. Nonetheless, I trust you and I will be installing them soon. If you can explain why it doesn't turn, you would satisfy my curiosity though.


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  3. Fabman

    Fabman Current Project: "Frankenstang"

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    I think I misunderstood you, I thought you meant the spindle nut.


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    Fabman Current Project: "Frankenstang"

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    Wait....are we talking about the spindle nut?


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  6. Fabman

    Fabman Current Project: "Frankenstang"

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    No it won't turn. The nut is on the spindle. The hub floats around the spindle on a bearing.


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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    I can confirm this as I had no issue with torquing the spindle nut while replacing the front hub/stud assembly. Well, other than the fact I didn't have the right size socket and had to borrow one from the neighbor.
     
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    That makes perfect sense, I must be retarded and didn't think of it. I'm blaming the painkillers and I'm standing my ground! Lol

    Thanks for the clarification.


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  9. 302 Hi Pro

    302 Hi Pro Boss 302 - Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car Moderator

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    Antman450:

    That was a very good question on torque spec of the spindle hub nut. Especially for us old timers who were used to having to properly adjust front wheel bearings.

    The new hub assemblies are non serviceable with sealed bearing sets, they simply slide over the spindle and the washer nut torques down to a collar on the spindle.

    Check YouTube for DIY vids and I think you'll find it an easy repair.

    Keep us posted.
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    So, got pins pulled from wrist. Told the doctor I hate casts, she says everyone gets one, so we compromised with an adjustable exoskeleton cast. It got heated up and custom molded and you turn the dial to tighten it on so I can take it off if I want to. She trusts I won't do that. Only when I shower and stuff. She knows I've been hurt so often that I know what it takes to heal.

    But I digress from this thread. I installed my hood latches and hood vents last weekend. Want to throw some pictures up and give some updates. Just got a new grill in yesterday. It's a high airflow seven bar billet grille. Haven't installed yet though. Which is the case with about everything I have for the car.
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    Nice job on the vents and that's a high tech looking wrist brace!
     
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    It's made by DJO. It's heated and moulded then ratchets on with synthetic laces. The doctor knew that if she put me in a hard cast that I would cut it off in a day. She also knows I've been injured enough to know to not take this off except when necessary. That's why she trusted me with it. Most patients, you wouldn't believe it, they like put on for five minutes and then don't use it and then wonder why they don't heal. Blows my mind.


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    Much hood pins, such vents!

    I have to ask because now I feel inadequate, are there cases where hoods have failed while using two pins? Does four pins significantly increase protection or stability of the hood?

    Though, you're not running the factory latch at all in the middle right? That'd probably make sense why the inner pins then?
     
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    Because 4 pins would be twice as good wouldn't they ;)


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    The GT4 is only using two hood pins.

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    I know the new car is using only 2 pins. Have you seen how much movement there is at speed with that though? I feel they sit to far back so the front still lifts.
     
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    No latch. I think 4 is better and 2. Not sure how necessary. But think it looks cool. Plus gutted entire underside of hood. Got to 150 and hood never moved a millimeter.


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    So. Ca car was wet today and I drove 10 miles on the freeway. It dried off completely except for behind the hood vents. And I can see water and steam come up through the vents as I'm driving. It's obvious these things work.

    Still haven't gotten to work on my build. Will probably start next week.

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    Brake ducts went in from Blowfish.

    Ford racing hubs with ARP Studs. My right hub basically fell apart when i pulled it off. Car only has like 20K miles, so that was a surprise. Or maybe it is no big deal.

    And also, there is a picture of the replacement front bumper bar. I made this one instead of buying the Ford Racing one. Tow ring and splitter support mounts still need to go in.

    Finally, replaced my inner fender plastics with new ones. I painted them satin black first so they stay cleaner and don't fade. Took 10 minutes.
     
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