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ccsct203
Clay Smith

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12/12/2012 11:26PM

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My new project
Posted by: ccsct203
Date: December 13, 2012 07:08AM

I just acquired my new to me 1961 AH bugeye with a 383 Stroker motor
The thing is scary even to stand next to at idle :)
The list of items it needs are going to be completed are short but important
narrow seats
wiper system
turn signal switch
tandem master cylinder
new brake lines
plus plus plus

The largest issue is the front end
I need to change the stock setup to something modern
the car has front and rear Cragars which will be history (LOL) but I want Larger disks and a newer a-arm setup
Who out the can help me
I could keep the oem but why
thanks
Clay
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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: My new project
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: December 13, 2012 09:11AM

Quote:
I just acquired my new to me 1961 AH bugeye with a 383 Stroker motor

Correction: You just acquired a 383 Stroker motor with a 1961 AH bugeye!

Looks very very fast! And apart from de obvious drag racing wheels a very tidy car!

Regards,
Kristof.


mtnrek@yahoo.com
Chris Buckaloo
Jacksonville, fl
(67 posts)

Registered:
02/06/2009 12:33PM

Main British Car:
1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Ford 289 Smallblock V8

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Re: My new project
Posted by: mtnrek@yahoo.com
Date: December 13, 2012 10:18AM

very nice sir!


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(468 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: My new project
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 13, 2012 04:47PM

If you want to improve your brakes without changing the front end completely, you can use Triumph Spitfire discs and MGB calipers. Or ... you can contact Fatman Fabrications and they can probably build you the full monty: [www.fatmanfab.com]


ccsct203
Clay Smith

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Re: My new project
Posted by: ccsct203
Date: December 14, 2012 12:37PM

I'm not real proud of it.....yet
I'll look into the spitfire rotor and mgb calipers
is there a year i should look at?


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(468 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: My new project
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 15, 2012 07:49AM

Big brake kit: [www.spridgetmania.com]


ccsct203
Clay Smith

(17 posts)

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Re: My new project
Posted by: ccsct203
Date: December 16, 2012 03:31PM

Thanks
All ordered
Things I had to buy so far
procar evolution seats
GPS receiver for speedometer
Throttle peddle set up
Brake peddle setup
wilwood tandem master cylinder
windshield frame
side posts
new winshield glass
14" leather steering wheel and hub
tube shock setup
Big brake kit
Green stuff pads
[www.coilsprings.com] new coil springs rated for the motors added weight
Remote electric emergency brake actuator
Fiberglass nose

things it still needs
headers
new mufflers (loud now)
horn
wiring for dash
new brake lines
Proportioning brake valve
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