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Old 12-19-2010, 01:03 AM   #72
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Join Date: May 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Hillsboro, OR
1974 Porsche 914
1700lb AX Car w/ Spec-C


Made a lot of progress today. It is always nice to start bolting things back up to the car.

To mount the radiator, I had tabs welded on the core and made some nice brackets that I welded into the car. Here are the brackets:

And with the radiator installed and radiator hoses hooked up.

I made the bottom radiator support elevated off the floor to ensure that if the car bottomed out or the floorboard got dented then it wouldn't destroy the radiator. The center section of the mount bar was notched to clear the tow hook hump in the sheetmetal.

Then I worked on how I was going to fit the fuel tank. Admittedly, the fuel take was small to begin with however this was too big to fit in the small space left in the front trunk. I therefore cut off the back of the fuel tank to follow the contours of the trunk floor.

I need to get some more aluminum, but this will be welded up and will work perfectly.

There will eventually be a nice shroud to vent the radiator out the hood. As you can see here, everything should clear nicely. I will make a fuel tank filler neck that will extend back and enable filling the tank without having to take off the shroud.

I also was found a nice place to mount the accusump tank. This will be activated by a manual pull release that is just long enough to route to the front.

Ok, headed back out there now to continue working.

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Last edited by Britain; 10-23-2012 at 02:06 PM.
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