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    Thread: 70 Formula 535

    1. #181
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      She's mostly painted now. Hopefully backordered/delayed parts make it here over the next few weeks, this way we're ready to roll by the time sanding's done.

      Need to order wiring today...I haven't given this much thought...would the AAW Classic Update kit be my best bet?


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    2. #182
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      Call Don Bock at AAW... he has an exact replacement harness for our cars!
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      Given the long lead times on things, need to think about seat belts....not a fan of the factory set-up. Weighing something like Morris Classic 3-point versus Schroth Profi II ASW FE. What should I consider in my decision making on this?

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      I went with Morris. Needed a different floor bracket due to contacting the Recaro seat but overall good stuff. The 'lock' is very sensitive when just trying to put the belt on. One thing I don't care for is that the receptacle is one size fits all. It is rather long.
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      I also have the Morris 3-point and got their matching rear 2-point belts for the back seats and love them! They bolt into all existing factory holes and are black powder coated stainless so they'll never rust.

      I've often thought of mounting the reels behind the rear seat side panels and have the belt come out through where the rear seat ash trays are or would be... would be a nice way to hide the reels but have just never gotten around to it.

      Others have welded in boxes to their rear package tray for the reels to mount into in order to run their 3-point belts in the back seats as well... just a thought.
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      Finished with the paint and polishing. Starting reassembly. Just fit the modified rear armrest panels and seat frames. Ready for upholstery. Engine should be done by Christmas. Name:  IMG_2486.jpeg
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    7. #187
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      Looks good, where did you source the seat frames and side panels?


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      Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
      Looks good, where did you source the seat frames and side panels?
      I modified the original factory seat frames and rear armrest panels in my garage shop. Neither are available aftermarket, unfortunately. There's not a ton of direction on-line either, but easy to figure out. Just time consuming (especially the armrest panels). My 17 y/o son helped out with the seat frames. He taught himself to weld during the covid lockdown, so he was able to piece the frame back together after the necessary mods. I took pics of the process for both if anyone is interested.

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      I am really looking forward to more pictures. As This car is going to be beautiful when itís done.
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      Ofcoarse you just have to use RA5 heads and a solid roller cam:
      https://www.dcimotorsports.com/produ...ir-five-heads/

      Mike
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hemi8 View Post
      Ofcoarse you just have to use RA5 heads and a solid roller cam:
      https://www.dcimotorsports.com/produ...ir-five-heads/

      Mike
      Yeah, that would be nice! Thought about those heads, but came to the conclusion it would be impossible/impractical to fit the intake I would need under the Formula hood.

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      More progress. Seats turned out nice...going to have the upholsterer look at the rear armrest panel. They turned out OK with the texturing I used, but I'm not sure they're nice enough for this car.

      Need to replace the trunk weatherstrip. It's NOS but won't compress nearly enough. I guess I'll try the Metro offering, unless someone has a better recommendation?

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