66 VAIR-8 Project

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Mike
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Looks nice,but with that modified subrame and the minimal mounting points with the PG set up,I would install cable teathers to retain the drivetrain in case of a accident,you dont want the V8 coming at you from behind!Mike
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Thanks Mike, great suggestion! Will probably do that.
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Finally got all moved. We moved our 65 convertible to my new place and my dads 68 Vair-8 to his house. I have a lot of unpacking to do before I can start working on the car again but meanwhile my dad is going to work on his 68 since its at his house now. Might have to start a new post for his progress.
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Here is a great video on a Vair-8 :tu:

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Looking for seats for dads 68. Theses work and look great. Really like to lever to flip seat forward.
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Haven't updated in a while. I will post more later but here are some pictures of our instrument panels. All new gauges with GPS speedometer.
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:ty: :coolphotos: :goodpost: Thanks for the interesting photos of your instrument cluster mods. What is the instrument brand and series? Do you have a Web link for a good source? Any tips on making the modifications and adaptations?
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We order them from Speedhut. I will get the measurements and style and post. Here is back side of the Monza dash. I will post more later.
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Looks Nice! What are the Headers From? I really needa street V8 again! Mike

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Love my engine
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Dad finished fitting spark plug wires. Taking car to shop where my headers were made to install cooling system.
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Been a while since last post been working on my dads V8. Just got mine back from body shop with all dents filled, rust replaced and lower windshield replaced. Planning on painting after I install cooling system.
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looking nice!!!!!
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Good progress! Nice to see you and your dad again at Palm Springs.
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Hi Charles,
Can I get the specs on how you made the back side of that dash?
I have a similar project that is stumping me right now.

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