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Valve covers were always on this engine (L31-R) when i put it in the car. I think the air cleaner lid makes them more visible /draws more attention to them though.
 

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This is a really exciting build. Great photos too, thanks for that.

Are you using Noico sound deadener on the floor? How do you like it.

Can you share some interior photos. It looks like you are building your own door panels. What plans do you have for the seats?
 

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Valve covers were always on this engine (L31-R) when i put it in the car. I think the air cleaner lid makes them more visible /draws more attention to them though.
They do look good together and you are right, it does make the valve covers more noticeable. Good choice.
 
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This is a really exciting build. Great photos too, thanks for that.

Are you using Noico sound deadener on the floor? How do you like it.

Can you share some interior photos. It looks like you are building your own door panels. What plans do you have for the seats?
Thanks,

Used Stinger Roadkill Extreme.

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Fitted the finished seats in the car for the first time today. I need to take 2" out of the height of the seat tracks, shouldn't be an issue.
 

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Discussion Starter #266 (Edited)
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Both armrests are pretty much cut, shaped and ready for upholstery.

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Got a good start on my tweeter pods also, but i think 2 air tools running 90 psi for 4-5 hours straight was more than my 'lil compressor wanted. It quit on us and we packed it in for the day.
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On another note, I decided to use 10-24 nutserts in the original hole that the plastic push in panel clips would go in. They fit perfectly without drilling and the door panel will be a good bit heavier than stock. Upholstery guy will have to use a button cover or something fancy to hide them but its better than having the panel pop loose all the time.

Made A LOT of progress in the last few days, I'm pretty excited. Thanks for looking at our amateur attempt at making a nice driver, and thanks for all the compliments!

Kyle
 

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Can't wait to see the finished doors. Are you doing the upholstery yourself? You are doing great.
 

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Can't wait to see the finished doors. Are you doing the upholstery yourself? You are doing great.
Not doing the upholstery myself, paying someone to do it. I'm terrified to think how much leather i could waste. 😅

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Tweeter pods are ready for upholstery work.
 

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Today isn't so much about the Hell Camino as it is about the "universe" that is Hell Camino.

Put a vent in the wall near the compressor motor, and will only run it in the summer with the compressor room door open.
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Hope that this and the all weather compressor oil change keeps the overloads from tripping. Wishful thinking i know. I read up on the compressor and it is 100% duty cycle so continuous running shouldn't be an issue.
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Also, I installed an extension on the compressor pump drain to help with the mess that gets made when you drain the oil for a change. I actually need to do this on my 'lil 30 gallon in the house garage too.
 

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Maybe add a small fan in your compressor room. 😮
 
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Might want to blow out that motor. Dirty fan and cooling fins hold heat.
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Dad did this, said it was pretty dirty. Have had no further issues yet after the vent installation and this.
 
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