Turbo Dodge Forums banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
so last night I managed to scoop my Z-F rack I forgot when my house sold 4 years ago

renters were gone so I popped into my old garage and retrieved it from the rafters where it has been since the summer of '91..

89 shelby daytona rack - 3 years old so to say

and it has the pump still attached

my question is , do I have all the bracket parts ?
I'm thinking not as I read of some "inner" bracket.??

and I could use an assembly pic of some sort showing how this works
the "hook" thing looks odd.. I have no idea how that will work or what it hooks to ??

all my cars so far have had the saginaw pump so this Z-F bracket deal is a new one on me

I'm adding a pic of what I do have (finally again)
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
found some pics that only help me to know I have no clue what I'm looking at/for lol

I can see the two pieces I have easy enough but I can't see how it all actually works
and it looks as though I need to go back & do some magnet fishin' up on the shelf in my old garage for the missing piece
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks muchly Todd!!

those pics help a lot - at least I know how it goes together now

and a closer look at mine out in the truck I just noted I do have the bracket on the pump .. it's just hidden in the pic (mostly)

biggest win , now I know how the adjuster works

things have turned around
got my rack back
found a duel pivot crossmember locally - same neighbourhood
and this morning I remembered I still have my daytona cs / shelby z sway bar

all I need now is two stamped steel duel pivot control arms

...and to make it all fit into my charger
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
lol
just remembered this is the second time I got the SAME Z-F rack for free

I originally found it .. dumped on the side of the road with most of the rest of the then three year old car .. chopped to bits
- no motor , trans , ecu, wiring , seats or wheels
everything else was there
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
ah cool thanks !!
MUCH !!

I think I'm going to go back & try a little magnet fishin' up on my old shelf

I think the inner bracket and a good CB alternator adjuster bracket might still be up there- seeing I found the good CB alt rubber piece

i
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
and a thank you goes out to all

so THANK YOU !! ALL

man .. forgetting my rack four years ago totally cramped my interest in my project like a big ugly cork in my creative flow...Idono haw many times I've mentally kicked myself since - gotta be 1-2 times a week

guess I'll have to get at 'er now .. I have no more excuses outside of "funding" which I usually work around in time

I wish I could express the feeling of relief more articulately...

it's taken 30 years to find the , THE right car and ten since I first went online & started collecting so many wondrous little pieces

so .. time for some action...and it's a nice day.. maybe I'll go look for the power dist box I need.. seeing the harness I saved for 25 years is missing ALL it's fusible links..and my local wrecker's that burned down two years ago is finally open again

which is nice being they're only about seven minutes away from home

just , just a few more ducks need to go into the proverbial row ... then I chuck the grenade .. forget shootin' them one by one

lol like when I built my blue car
started at lunchtime with no motor or trans or much of anything under the hood
6 am the next morning it was a perfectly running TII / 520 car .. idling in the driveway waiting for it's first ride
THAT's what I call a constructive day...and in that time EVERY last part, bracket and bolt also got cleaned & painted .. TOO

pic sadly is 16 years after the fact..and after the LM/PM TII to smec TII swap
 

Attachments

·
Old School Hot Rodder
Joined
·
1,450 Posts
I'm glad you got the answer, I looked at you first set of pictures and confirmed from them that you had everything. I have the same pump on my konvertible. I prefer it to the Saginaw primarily for the ease of access if it needs to come off and the fact that it puts the pump a little further from the turbo exhaust elbow.

Great find!
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
thanks

I never really had access issues but then I have thin skinny hands .. great for workin' on turbo L bodies

thin enough to adjust my timing belt tension by sound , while it's running
(with the ps belt off of course..)

to tight and you get a loud constant cricket sound from the tensioner .. just right is the point where it just slightly starts to churp .. faintly

which is usually a very slight extra push on the weighted tool with my thumb
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
BIG thanks for today's crossmember hook up goes out to Chromeguy ...

now it's really doable

bad news is my truck's starting to become a storage locker

time for a visit to the coin opp car wash - it has a really nice even coat of slime on it and appears to still be painted really nice under it all
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,716 Posts
Johnny, We want pics of your dissection and welding making this fit in a L-body.:needpics: Seems like a lot of work for the gains made. What I've noticed is L-bodies typically win the roadcourse and autocrosses at SDAC events with a stub strut suspension in them.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
he he
- gonna have to trim the heels of the front wheel wells too - that little triangle that hangs there is going to be a problem too

275.. 35..17 = 24 inch diameter.. whoda thunk..

to go on 17 x 9.5's
crossmember should give me 3/4 inch more to each side's ball joint - so I have 1/2 easy to help with the wheel & tire

now I can "justify" needing to budget for the coil overs , wheels and tires
- I even have an 89 lancer roof spoiler in transit at the moment .

lol
THE L body that's been trapped in my head for thirty years might make it out to join us

especially as I unloaded my big block truck and 66 coronet "projects"

there's an old grand prix track called Mosport about 45 min east of home

flares are for a toyota .. look "close " to correct for basic shape
400 on ebay but the local "rod" guys can probably make something better
I know "a guy"
and my buddy does exquisite muscle car resto from pieces - of - so I have body welding well covered (adding a couple of pics in a sec)

and the other welder buddy does pressure vessels for a living
really really BIG ones ...

to keep the wheels on ....I'm happier to trust his welding lol
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
circa 1990-91 .. mine
85 turismo full shelby charger refit 'cept the four lamp nose and a modded shelby air dam / rubber whale tail 83 tail lamps and 6 inch cs wheels

not me .. just an old buddy..
-OCD , check .. got plenty ..

oh how "they" laughed when I said I was gonna build it...

oh and .. the world's ONLY indestructible 525 - I built it tight enough it idled really slow for about 1 minute
I beat 6 new short blocks to death with that trans
this is probably number 3 and 4
(rusty turbo one on the way out - painted one on way in)

torn down , painted / replaced short block and back in, in one night
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,684 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
oh and re aero
note --those old rubber whale tails are EXACTLY enough to take away the "wandering boat trailer feeling" in the back end .. at 120..ish

CDN L speedo goes to 115

"spur" on oil cap is metalized / aluminum duct tape

it AGES the first time it gets wet .. but does so as to match the ageing of the valve cover fins

I also use it for the fins on top of the TI & II ari cleaner boxes

it doesn't look so great as a fix for the trunk lid badges though - those need a real "chrome"look tape for a simple quick resto
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top