Been too long since I posted an update: Life sometimes gets in the way, and I get to work on the car only a little each week.
Anyway, some progress on the car as well as a setback.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement,
I made them two brackets because of assembly. It would be awfully hard to assemble the brakes if the two brackets were welded together, as there’s not that much room between the upright/knuckle and the bracket. Both plates are 3/8”
Fun to see some progress Sean! Appreciate your efforts on the front lines of pandemic, stay safe
I find X-pipes a little raspy myself. I plan to run true separate dual exhaust myself....but with a v6 an H-pipe or X-pipe does nothing for power, so I can get away with that...not true with a v8(at least not without crazy crossover longtube headers like the old Ford GT40 had anyway) that tailpipe does look a little close to the gas tank though? You have enough room at that clamp to clock it downward to gain a touch of clearance?
I agree they’re a little raspier than an H-pipe, but personally like the sound. The exhaust pipe is rotated down slightly, so when it‘s clocked appropriately there’s more than an inch of clearance between the tank and the pipe. I also plan to build a small heat shield right at the corner of the tank (on both sides).
thanks for watching and for your support. We’ll make it through this together!