TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2017, 10:28:49 AM »
Keep on keepin' on! A little further to the mockup. Glass front fenders mounted, extension pieces mocked in place. Running boards cut-down & mounted, also I switched back to the glass rears to speed thing up a bit.
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« Reply #81 on: May 22, 2017, 07:06:57 AM »
Mark the polisher did a bang up job on the 45 year old Motor Wheel Flys. Thanks Mark!
My good friend Mike came over & mounted the front tires, now off for a nitrogen fill.
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« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2017, 06:47:44 PM »
It's a full roller now.
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« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2017, 08:41:52 PM »
Finished off the main hoop supports, exhaust and wheel tubs.
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« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
Looking good Duane.Keep the hammer down.
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« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2017, 09:34:01 PM »
Started fitting the hood, it will end up being a 3 pce and hinged at the firewall.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #86 on: June 11, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2017, 08:15:15 AM »
How about a hood scoop for clearance?

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2017, 09:48:54 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
Stop playing around with that setup & throw this Crower on it.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #89 on: June 11, 2017, 10:51:49 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
Stop playing around with that setup & throw this Crower on it.
Does that mean the car has to be purple? Where's that one located?
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« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2017, 02:37:59 PM »
Duane, I am doing hilborns for my t-Bucket, one thing to be aware of if you start down this road, it gets pretty expensive, it can nickel and dime you a lot. I think I could probably have pieced together a blown carburated set-up for the money I will have into my port injectors when its done. Not saying don't, just want you to be aware. Getting the intake is just the beginning, and most of the used set-ups out there are calibrated for alcohol, so you end up needing a lot of stuff. Nozzles are pricey, and you will at least need a new spool in the barrel valve, pump drive parts, an alcohol pump will be too big, and on and on. Nothing looks cooler though!

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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2017, 04:18:09 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
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« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2017, 05:38:02 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
I have thought of an EFI/mechanical conversion in a blown application, this is where this could REALLY shine. Run a mega-squirt controller, and use the MAP sensor provision to inject progressively more alcohol at the hat as the boost level increases. Not only would it act as a detonation suppressant in its own right, but it would also act as a liquid "intercooler" if you injected it up top.

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« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2017, 06:15:36 PM »
Interesting idea, I just want a plan old gas stack injection.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2017, 07:48:03 PM »
Interesting idea, I just want a plan old gas stack injection.
You said that once before with your 41.You just wanted a old 4 port. ;D
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
Have you talked to Mike Chilandro at alkydigger? That's a good place to start. I could give you my baseline set-up, but its a small block and mechanical injection isn't like a carb, it doesn't work off vacuum, so it wont self-compensate to the degree that a carb will, the calibrations for a 500hp small block are going to be completely different for a BB, unless it makes around the same power. Plus, I haven't even actually RUN it yet, so its only a baseline. It should start run and idle, but there will be considerable tweaking beyond that. One thing you will probably want to look at is using a wide-band with a dash mounted gauge full-time, so you can tweak the part-throttle a/f ratio on the move by pulling the fuel shutoff in or out, or using some sort of dial-a-jet, or a combination of both. From everything I have heard, direct port injection on the street is touchier than mechanical FI on a blower, which it looks like you have some experience with.