The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

'57 New Yorker Coupe
Jump to page : 1 2 3 4
Now viewing page 4 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look NON-Technical Discussions -> Members RidesMessage format
 
Powerflite
Posted 2017-11-20 12:20 PM (#552770 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



Expert

Posts: 3613
20001000500100
Location: So. California
I am thinking of using these marine hemi wire covers. They have a lot more room at the back of them so that you can fit larger size wires into them without squeezing them against the wire covers. I'm not sure how different they will look compared to the auto versions.



(Marine Wire Cover.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Marine Wire Cover.jpg (171KB - 7 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-11-24 5:39 PM (#553057 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



Expert

Posts: 3613
20001000500100
Location: So. California
I made some progress with the extra time off. I got most of the firewall put back together except the accelerator pedal linkage. I made a gasket for the backside of the heater core from 3/16" rubber. and used the white firewall sealer goo stuff to finish it off. I wish that stuff was a different color now. I didn't think about that before I put it up there, but it is OK, just that it is very visible now against the black. But too late to change it. The blower motor housing is formed at a weird angle for some reason so that I ended up having to use 2 layers of sealer to get it to fill the gap - even with the stock rubber gasket that comes with the unit. Weird that it fits so poorly to the firewall. Makes me wonder if it was made for something else, but both my '57 Chrysler units are formed the same so I don't know what to think.

I installed the remote master cylinder with the remote reservoir on the firewall. It fits really nice there. I was originally going to anodize the reservoir black, but I have too much black in here so having something a little different is good. The master is setup for disc/disc so I have a 10lb residual pressure valve in the rear line under the steering box. It's really nice to get that inner fender out of my way and on the car again. Hopefully, I can spend tonight putting the motor back together. Any suggestions for the best way to get the brake switch wires back into the engine compartment? I might be able to squeeze them past the main wire feed....

Edited by Powerflite 2017-11-24 5:41 PM




(57NY Firewall Coming Along.jpg)



(57NY Firewall Closer.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 57NY Firewall Coming Along.jpg (221KB - 6 downloads)
Attachments 57NY Firewall Closer.jpg (188KB - 7 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2017-11-24 10:05 PM (#553077 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: Re: '57 New Yorker Coupe


Expert

Posts: 2258
20001001002525
which reservoir and master cylinder did you use?

It looks good with the old one. I may use my old one now.

You used the rope sealant(clay like stuff around the heater box)?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-11-24 10:37 PM (#553078 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



Expert

Posts: 3613
20001000500100
Location: So. California
The remote master cylinder comes from Ebay here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/remote-fill-master-cylinder-street-rod-rat-...

Unfortunately, the reservoir that comes with it is just a little too wide to fit well. It will rub the bellows and hit the hood spring if you try to use it, but it might work with manual brakes. But the aluminum reservoir from Classic Performance Products fits much better there, and looks better. Unfortunately, it isn't cheap though, and they recently raised the price on it. The part number is RR2 and you can get it through summitracing.com

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/CLP-RR2

They changed the lid design to look a little better than what is shown in the picture.

Edited by Powerflite 2017-11-24 10:40 PM




(Remote Master.jpg)



(RR2 Reservoir.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Remote Master.jpg (13KB - 8 downloads)
Attachments RR2 Reservoir.jpg (17KB - 7 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2017-11-25 12:41 AM (#553085 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: Re: '57 New Yorker Coupe


Expert

Posts: 2258
20001001002525
hmm I was thinking hydro boost brake master cylinder.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-11-29 12:04 PM (#553380 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



Expert

Posts: 3613
20001000500100
Location: So. California
I modified the voltage regulator to work with an alternator and re-painted the lid. I basically just use it as a bus bar connection to keep the wiring and inner fender looking stock. The diagonal connections need to be tied together for the alternator so I do that within the regulator housing using a remnant of the original wires. I accidentally cut the wire a little too short out of the coil so I had to splice another piece onto it. You also need to cut out the resistors that tie the different connections together underneath the regulator housing. I will be using one of Rotton Lennard's stealth alternators that look like a generator.



Edited by Powerflite 2017-11-29 12:07 PM




(Modified VReg.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Modified VReg.jpg (206KB - 5 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-12-07 1:04 AM (#553840 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



Expert

Posts: 3613
20001000500100
Location: So. California
I got most of the bottom end of the motor put together. The new rods look a lot better in there than those massive 426 hemi rods & welded plates on the crank. I almost forgot to include the bushing underneath the rear main cap for the oil pump - mine was missing of course so I had to pull one from another motor until I can purchase a replacement. But good thing I reviewed the assembly first to catch that. I am going to try to use the hotheads windage tray. It wouldn't clear the 426 hemi rods before, but I am hoping that it will clear these new Scat rods. I'll find out soon enough. I hope to get the heads on by the end of the week.



(392w-440Rods.jpg)



(392 Windage.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 392w-440Rods.jpg (134KB - 3 downloads)
Attachments 392 Windage.jpg (134KB - 3 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1 2 3 4
Now viewing page 4 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

Search for anything on eBay!

(Delete all cookies set by this site)