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Old April 16th 2006, 12:27
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Update on the MassIVe 79 vert



Here's a view of the front windshield install.....Man what a PITA that was at 1am!



Here's the rear window install....part two! After the fiasco with the first attempt at painting the frames black, we decided to have them re-chromed. The silver paint is so bright that the chrome almost looks body color anyway :agree:
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Old April 16th 2006, 12:28
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And here's a glimpse of the silver carbon fiber inserts for the dash

Here's the photo bucket link for anyone that wants to see more pics

http://photobucket.com/albums/a115/massive79vert/

The read only password to view this album is: Guest
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Old April 16th 2006, 12:54
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Yeah....

She owes me...
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Old April 16th 2006, 20:40
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nice. in no time at all you will be show n shining away. just think all those hours wasting away getting it just perfect so someone can come by and put thier hands all over it,or make some comment about porsche wheels on a bug, or in seiverville it can rain allday on it. btw yes jake i would say she is in deep debt :agree: .
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Old April 16th 2006, 22:51
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She "does his books" so they are probly even.
Looking sweet y'all.
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Old April 16th 2006, 23:03
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Beth, bug windshields are a PITA anytime of the day, or night!
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26 MPG is average for most 2270s..
The 2.9 has a best of 33 MPG, it averaged 30.3 over almost 300 miles two weekends ago.. Thats even with 52 IDAs..

I swapped it to 48 Dells to see what happens for MPG and to get some drive ability out of it.. Between a 3,000 pound clutch and a pair of race prepped carbs the car can be a handful, especially in the middle of a corner..
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That's impressive for such a large engine on carbs. Was you're 3 litre that frugal on fuel?
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The 3 liter shared the same case, bottom end and even camshaft.. Ig got a best of 25 MPG with the billet heads and didn't make as much power.

The MPG and drive ability as well as power from the 2.9 combo is directly related to the twin plug heads and the capability of running north of 10.5;1 CR on as little as 89 octane.

This is the smoothest running and best behaving street engine I have ever built, hands down... As soon as I removed the IDAs the drive ability was literally just as good as my FI cars..
Dells: Gotta love' m
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Sweet video. I finaly got a chance to watch it. That is one nice car. I need to finish mine and get it back on the road. I think I will set aside time this summer to get it done. Your video has motivated me.
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Very cool car and very cool video. It looks like it was well worth the extra wait. :righton:
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Old May 8th 2008, 15:30
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Thanks guys.

It did feel good last weekend...cruising thru the mountains....top down...sun shining....

But, this might be the last "project" for a while. It gives me a whole new perspective when I check out other people's cars at the shows now. It really is a labor of love.
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