2Loose Willy's Gasser Project, .....................

Setting up the fuel system and throttle linkage.......

Just getting started on this, and need to figure my way as I go, first time for me with an upscale racing fuel system like this one! I'll keep posting pix as I make progress on this!

Layed out the fuel pump with an inlet shut off valve, a 100 micron inlet filter, and a 10 micron outlet filter. Will mount this on the right side frame rail behind the rear end, and cover it with a shield to protect it from rocks, etc.....

The fuel regulator has four outlets, one for each fuel bowl. The right side fuel bowl outlet is rigged for a fuel pressure gage tap. The center fitting is the fuel inlet from the pump, and is also rigged for a fuel pressure gage tap.

The bottom of this regulator has a fuel return line fitting.....

Got the four fuel lines from the regulator to each fuel bowl installed....

Had to play with the fittings on the left side a bit to get it to clear the throttle linkage. And I finally figured out how the throttle linkage all goes together, that was fun !!!

Needed some straps to hold down the fuel cell in the trunk, had some misc. stainless pieces hanging around from years ago when I helped a buddy tear out a commercial kitchen, so ripped a pair of 2" wide by 4' strips with my handy 4.5" cutoff blade....

While I was at it I whacked off three 1" long pieces from some 1-7/8" tubing I had handy, I'll fab some mounts for some fuel pressure gages with these.....

Was in a hurry, so just " free handed " the cuts for these strips, not as straight as I would have liked, but it only took a couple of minutes to cut them, then I bent them to fit the tank, drilled some holes, fabbed some 1/8" square plates to hold down the end tabs on the straps, and bolted down the tank with some strips of 30 lb. roofing felt under the straps, see the next pic for how it looks now.....

Ended up stuffing a 20 gallon fuel cell in the trunk. Initially I wanted to hang it under the trunk but it was hanging down way too far, didn't look good, so for now it is in the trunk. Will figure out something else later, need to get this rig running! At least this is all strapped down and solid, and will give me some cruising range.....

Mounted two gages in the motor compartment, one for incoming fuel pressure and one for fuel pressure to the carbs....

Also fabbed a mount for a fuel pressure gage up on the cowl, right behind the carbs. Am short one fuel gage, it should show up in a couple of days....

While sitting there in the engine compartment welding up holes, I was eyeballing the old stock throttle lever.....

Maybe if I flipped it over (that lever sits on flats milled into the end of that cross shaft) I could use it for my setup as a "pull" lever for the carb linkage ???

First Fit (above), the angle is wrong, the lever is hitting the firewall while the foot pedal rod is sticking way out into the driver's compartment......

So.... With the help of a vise and a couple feet of 2" pipe (a "cheater") I "adjusted" the gas pedal rod closer to the floor. Took a couple of tries to get it about right, with the engine side lever all the way back against the firewall, the pedal side is about a 1/4" off the floor, leaving room for some future carpet or whatever might come along for install later on....

(Below) "Pedal to da Metal"....

The linkage lever is all the way back....

(Below) "Gas Off."....

I think this will work just fine, as I wanted to set up the final adjustment on the carb linkage for a "pull" system, so this will work, just need to adjust the location of the final link from this lever to the carb linkage to allow full carb travel, that should be easy to do....

Decided to weld some 1/4" ss bolts I had laying around to the frame to make "stand-off's", and use these 1/2" hose mount clamps (also left over from another project....) to hang the 1/2" braded fuel hoses from the pump up to the regulator and also the return line. The OD of this fuel line is 5/8", so had to rework the clamps a bit to get a better fit....

The bolts are 2" long, so I get about a 1" stand-off from the frame rail, using a nut, washer, the clamps, one for each hose, one up and one down, and a nylock nut to screw it all down....

Those other hoses are from the regulator to each fuel bowl on the dual four barrel setup on the blower (see pix above)....

The fuel system is done now, moving on to other things.....

Here's some links to some more pix....

Interior Views, Rear Seat Mods!!!

Patching Up All The Sheet Metal Holes

More Body Mods, Rear Seat Mods, Whatevers.....

Ten Point Cage Build, and Who Knows What Else, a Chopped Top Maybe????

Adding A Front Sway Bar

Whacking And Welding Some Fenderwell Headers!

Dog Dish Hubcaps? Air Filter Rain Covers? Looks Good To Me........

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 2

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 1

Cutting A Hole In The Hood, and Setting The Fenders....

Installing The Radiator

Setting Up The Tilt Front End

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension 2

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension

Starting To Fit Some Parts Here and There....

Setting Up The Front Axle 2

Setting Up The Front Axle 1

Narrowing The Front Axle

Found This Ford F100 Front Axle

Assembling The Blower Motor

Reworking an Olds 425 to take a 6-71 huffin on it.

Trial fit for the 6-71, a Don Hampton special.

Pulled apart a '67 Olds 400 motor for spare parts.....

Did Some Porting Work on some Edelbrock Olds Heads

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