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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1521 GoatGuy

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Those parts are awesome. Get better soon.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

Well guys been tinkering on this for most of the day today and I can say I finally have something assembled on this project. I wrapped up the assembly of the rear end today. I am stoked to have it done. I just need to add one more little detail to it and call it good and then move onto the next part of this project. Anyway I will try to get some better pics tomorrow. Little tired and need to head to bed.


Here is the front view of the rear end completed:

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Here is the back view of the rear end:

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Here is an up close view of the center section. I still need to add a bolt on the bracket I made as the brake line hold down tab:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:17 AM

Looks fantastic Chris and I'll bet it feels great to achieve this milestone. What's next?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:32 AM

Looks great Chris. Take care of yourself so you can get more done.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

Brad.... Thanks Bud. You are right it feels great reaching this milestone. Well besides getting this rear end done. I re-sprayed the fuel tank and the fuel tank hold down strap. I will take some new pics that and some better ones of the rear end. Next up to bat is to finish reworking the master cylinder, which I am partly there. I have removed the dual piston to make it a single piston and I just need to glue the single piston piece in place. Then its ready for primer and paint. I have also stripped the paint on the headers because I was not happy with them so I will be re-shooting those too. I will also be working on the new valve covers today drilling the bolts out for the scale hardware ones as well as drilling out the holes for the spark plugs that will go into the build. I will also need to drill holes in the new heads for the bolts for the headers too. Then back onto the chassis details of sanding and making some of the joints better so I can get the chassis painted and working more on the engine.

Dave.... Thanks man. I think I stayed up too late last night and didn't get as much rest as I should of....lol

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

Beautiful rear end you've got there, Chris.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Beautiful work. Your attention to detail is fantastic.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

WOW.......nice details...... B)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

Fantastic Work, as Always, Chris! B) You do great job, and that rear axle looks perfect to me. Just like real thing. Paint and everything looks absolutely incredible for me. Keep up the fantastic work with this one, I can't wait to see more!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:27 AM

beautiful Chris! stay at that bench my man!!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:49 AM

Check out that rear end :o !!!!, the one on the car Chris, don't get all weird on me now :D

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hey Everyone.... thank you all of the wonderful comments, I really do appreciate them. Well I have finally started feeling better and getting over this cold. I still have a little of it lingering but I didn't let it stop me from getting a little time at the bench tonight. I wouldn't say I got a whole lot accomplished but enough to just about have the master cylinder reworked. So from the previous one you saw I had it set up as a dual piston type which is used on car with front and rear brakes and since this car only has rear brakes I had to make the change. So I got it redone as a single piston as well as made a gasket for the top and was able to get it in primer. Here are a few pics and I will be working on a lot more this weekend.


Here is all of the parts laid out. The Master Cylinder body and top is scratch built. The gasket was made from a 3x5 card cut to size then colored with a black sharpie. The piston is a rod end from RB Motion and then I used 1/32" O-rings stacked for the rubber boot:

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Here it is all assembled, I am planning on painting it this weekend with one of my Alclad aluminum colors:


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

Good to hear you're doing better. The single piston unit looks great and now I know why they would use single versus dual. Hope you have more time this weekend to get parts painted.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

It's looking great Chris. I'll look forward to seeing it, and other pieces, progressing in the coming days. I'm glad it sounds like you've turned the corner on your being sick. Take care, bud!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

Looks great Chris glad to see you are working on this build it is coming along great

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

coming along nicely chris. looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

I missed the last couple updates, Parts are looking good Chris.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Chris, Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well and hope it passes soon. Just wanted to know if you received the updated parts I sent you recently? I know you commented on the Mallory mag, but have you gotten the new heads and valve covers?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

Dave... thanks bud!

Scott... thanks man!

Mike... thank you. It was also great to catch up with you yesterday as well.

Steve... Thanks

Joe.... No worries man. I know life gets busy

Mark... Thanks bud... Hopefully you got my email. Sorry I didn't send an email sooner. being sick screwed me up a little wondering if I had told you or not when I received the parts... lol I do have an update with both new parts on the engine.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

Alright fellas.... I was able to get some bench time in today and little last night but not as much as I was originally hoping for but it's ok because I made some progress. I was able to get my master cylinder painted as well as making my new linkage from the brake lever to the master cylinder. Then I stared to work on the engine block and the new parts I received from Mark Johnson. swapped out the heads and valve covers and had to re-drill all the holes. I still have to drill holes for the headers into the heads. And then I was able to drill the hole for the new Mallory Ignition for the engine as well. Here are a few pics of the progress.....

Here is the Master Cylinder after I painted it with Alclad #102 DurAluminum:

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I also reworked the linkage between the master cylinder and brake handle. Since I switched the master cylinder to a single piston. I ended up having to be creative on how I made the connection for the new linkage and here is what I came up with:

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I have got the new valve covers and heads that Mark had sent me. I drilled holes for the bold hardware into the valve covers and then transfer drilled them into the heads. I Will be drilling the holes for the spark plugs in the valve covers and will be putting in RB motion turned spark plugs as well as needing to drill the holes for the header bolts into the heads:

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Here is the Mallory Ignition from Mark Johnson. got the angle and hole drilled for it in the right location:


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Here is the other valve cover:

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