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collective grave rolling

Post by AZRuss124 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:31 pm

I don't remember if I ever posted pics of my final retro-resto, so here it is. For all you grave rollers, there is no mod on this car that is not reversible. I love the way it came out and get comments (good :lol: ) all the time. I can't imagine ever taking it back to stock.
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by friedman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:50 am

Nice job. 124s lend themselves to modification since they are basically simple cars.
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Post by andy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:51 am

Nice Job Russ!

We going to get a chance to see it in the flesh at the Oregon Event this summer?
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by AZRuss124 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Oregon is on my bucket list, Andy. Doesn't look like it will happen this year as my brother-in-laws memorial in Spokane is around that same time.
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Post by andy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:52 pm

Sorry to hear, but if you're in the neighborhood, we do not chastise folks in non-fiat vehicles.
Well, maybe a little chastising.. but nothing that leaves a permament scar... :?
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by jgoodfellow » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:54 pm

Congrats Russ; How many years was that project? I remember you fighting with fiberglass and horrific heat, years ago.
Kind of surprised to see the humble stock steering wheel in there; Any plans to change that out?

Pretty car. Drive it in good health.

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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by AZRuss124 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 pm

The car was a 6 year project. 2007-2013. I still have a few things to finish up, but ran out of juice at the end. The entire project was done outside. Worked nearly every night and weekends. I think I probably have 1000 hrs give or take in the car. The AZ summers can be quite brutal, but nice to have a pool 100' away to cool you off quickly. The project definitely acclimatized me to the desert heat and turned me into an AZ wimp where I grab a sweater when the temp dips below 80. :lol:
On the steering wheel, I traded with one of the forum members who was looking for a smaller modern one and had this "old school" momo to trade. This wheel actually has an offset, setting the rim of the wheel closer to the driver making it far more user-friendly than the stock one. When I finished the wood on the dash, a modern leather covered wheel just didn't look old school enough. I found leather batting gloves provide the right grip. So, for now, the steering wheel stays.
Since the pictures, I added a homemade wind screen.
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A computronix ignition has been added since this picture. Well worth every penny.
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by bartigue » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:46 pm

So how does the car run with the plastic wrap over the cone filter? Is that what I'm seeing?
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by andy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:15 am

bartigue wrote:So how does the car run with the plastic wrap over the cone filter? Is that what I'm seeing?
That is for super fine particulate filtering I believe :D ....
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Re: collective grave rolling

Post by AZRuss124 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:23 am

This picture was taken after the engine bay was complete but much left to do on the rest of the car. The Airaid filter is made locally in Phoenix. I got a tour of the factory and was impressed with their product. This was a nice size that fit well. I had to make a custom mount and adapter bracket. Yes, the car does not run very well with the plastic wrap in place. :mrgreen:
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