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Last Indian

FWD ground pounder - Last Indian

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Sucha fan...........:bowdown:    

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20 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Sucha fan...........:bowdown:    

:cheers: some day buddy some day!

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Hey @Last Indian - beautiful work! I had a '99 GT so your car really brings back the memories 🙂 (don't get me wrong, the work I did on my '99 pales, at best, in comparison to what you've done to your '00).

I have been interested for some time on doing a battery re-location to the spare tire well on my GP and I'm curious if you have any (more) pictures regarding this particular modification. I'm guessing you would have used 3/0 for the runs from the under hood fuse relay center to the battery in the trunk?

I have many more questions on how you did this but I don't want to dump them all on you at once. Thanks for any input you are willing to provide on how you did this - it's appreciated 🙂

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21 hours ago, Stewy said:

Hey @Last Indian - beautiful work! I had a '99 GT so your car really brings back the memories 🙂 (don't get me wrong, the work I did on my '99 pales, at best, in comparison to what you've done to your '00).

I have been interested for some time on doing a battery re-location to the spare tire well on my GP and I'm curious if you have any (more) pictures regarding this particular modification. I'm guessing you would have used 3/0 for the runs from the under hood fuse relay center to the battery in the trunk?

I have many more questions on how you did this but I don't want to dump them all on you at once. Thanks for any input you are willing to provide on how you did this - it's appreciated 🙂

@Stewy  , actually I used 1/0 welding cable, most flexible, very fine strand copper! 
 

More than happy to help! I’ll put some stuff together and post it over on the how to forum!

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2 hours ago, Last Indian said:

@Stewy  , actually I used 1/0 welding cable, most flexible, very fine strand copper! 
 

More than happy to help! I’ll put some stuff together and post it over on the how to forum!

Thanks, @Last Indian! Very nice of you and much appreciated!

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Moving forward with the layout of the tranny cooler, as well as the NACA duct leg of the ram air, I think this will work out quite well! 

For the tranny cooler mount, it’s a very solid mount, but doesn’t come in contact the ac condenser, which I really dislike! When they attach an add on cooler by tie wraps pulled through the radiator/condenser, you’re just asking for trouble! The braided lines will attach fairly easily and there will be very good air flow. These cars have a divided air flow setup. The lower air inlets, below the upper grilles, feed the whole surface area of the condenser/radiator, but in a graduated throat, that predominantly feeds the largest amount of air to the lower half of that area. While increasing the velocity of the air the high up the throat it goes. Conversely the upper grilles have a direct high flow, while moving of course, impact on the upper surface area. As you all know, this setup takes the bottom radiator tranny cooer line and breaks it. The out line is than diverted to the cooler in and the out cooler line is taken back to the tranny. I still have quite a lot to do here yet. I need to get an adaptor for the return line out of the radiator to the cooler and then an adaptor to mate up to the tranny. Plus clean an repaint the lower end of the radiator framework and the new cooler bracket as well.

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The NACA duct ram air setup is nearly complete now and appears there will be no issues with hooking it up or disassembly when needing to do a front cover removal.
 

 

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Lookin sooo good!

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Looks amazing! Hope y’all are hunkering down safe and sound!

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13 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Could stare at that all day....beautiful.   They canceled my Winter  Senior  Olympics Volleyball match Sunday.  Been practicing with this team for 6 months.  This is a qualifier for summer games.  Gold metal at both and we represent Michigan in FLA this fall. You N yours stay safe N healthy buddy.

That’s got to be disappointing, sorry! Hopefully this will abate in a month or so. The life can start to return to so semblance of normalcy! Till then air on the side of caution, but not like the lunatic fringe, in either direction does!

12 hours ago, Ringo64 said:

Looks amazing! Hope y’all are hunkering down safe and sound!

Thanks Ringo! You stay safe as well! Fact is I don’t think they know enough yet too say who will or won’t be affected badly! 

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2 minutes ago, Last Indian said:

Thanks Ringo! You stay safe as well! Fact is I don’t think they know enough yet too say who will or won’t be affected badly! 

Thanks! Yeah, definitely up in the air about how long too. Definitely crazy times.

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I suspect a lot of things are going to be cancelled - well into the summer I'm afraid. A buddy of mine organizes the Fraternal Order of Police car show in Charleston WV every year for the first weekend in June. He's on the verge of cancelling it because now is the time he'd be doing all the last minute preparations. So if things don't change in the next few weeks, his show will also be cancelled - as a another victim / sacrifice we have to make for our mutual safety.

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Posted (edited)

Well since the temperatures aren’t cooperating yet & we’re in lock down, I thought I’d do some other mods. One I had started several years ago, a sport foot rest and the other was a recent idea. A new center for the steering wheel.

 

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sport foot rest goes on the left side on the raised area of floor.
 

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original center I designed.
 

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new designed center. After all the Indian is a six, so why not the Chief of the Sixes Indian Head.

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also a new backing plate of amber Ultem.
 

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long way to go to cleanup all this detail & then polish.

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