So, after the weekend of festivities, it is time to get back to work. I had a great time at Emerald Coast Dragway with all the awesomely loud and fast cars, which just motivated me even further. I have a problem where i need a different Fuel pressure regulator, but cant really get one cue to cost, so i figured id go old school. Mechanical fuel pump. So for about 40 bucks total, I can eliminate the electric pump, run the fuel to the pump, pump to holley FPR i have now, then to the carb. Coupled with the oil filter relocation thanks to a friend, i can put the 302 headers swapped sides, and pointing forward to facilitate a forward exit of the exhaust out of the sides of the bumper. I also finished fully installing my roll cage, and fabbed up a pretty spiffy roll bar pad again. Used 1/4″ sewback foam, automotive vinyl, and eyelets along with red ribbon to sinch it down over safety padding. makes it look 100% better, and i love it.
Also, i pulled the front steering rack out, took it apart, cut the seal ring out of it, cut off and closed up the lines, and reinstalled it. Now i have a great feeling non powered rack so i can dump the PS pump, and have a clear path for exhaust. Slight clutch fork rod adjustment and shifting has improved as well.
Tomorrow however, I have to make time to give the Galaxie 500 some love. The 390 intake manifold REAR gasket blew out somewhere down the road after i rebuilt the engine, and seeps oil, that burns at high speeds from the heat of the transmission. Plus it leaves ugly oil spots. Gotta get the DD back to perfection, so tomorrow will be spent taking care of that.
Have a safe day off those of you that get the holiday!