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#4017552 - 06/09/19 09:29 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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gonna be awesome when it.s done laugh
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#4020286 - 06/30/19 03:39 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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sounds great!!! you know we need some videos when it is running!!!!
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#4056540 - 04/05/20 08:29 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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So it's been a long time since we've updated this thread but we've got a lot completed and really making some headway finally.

The motor (A boss block 5.3 mod motor stroker) was reassembled with ported Trick Flow R heads, new L&M cams specifically for the Trick Flow heads, new ARP 2000 head studs, Cometic 4 layer head gaskets and the motor is back in it's rightful place in the car. (Special thanks to Matt (Car Craft Vic) and Joe (Casper) for helping me get it back in the car!)


Once the motor was back in the car we started mocking up the intake and plenum and checking for hood clearance. We modified the Edelbrock upper intake plenum to clear the hood (had to trim a lot off the top flange and bottom for more fuel rail clearance) Had to put the Accufab 90mm throttle body with one of their quick disconnect clamps on to admire that bling. Gotta love Accufab's product cool2


The Edelbrock intake had the coil on plug bosses trimmed off (as we're going to the Holley smart coils to be able to handle more HP) and was powdercoated black to go with the updated black powdercoated valve covers. We had the modified Edelbrock upper intake plenum polished and ceramic cleared. We also started mocking up the House of Boost dedicated drive system which will hopefully eliminate belt slip. It uses a dedicated 8 rib belt for the blower and switches all the accessories back to 6 rib. We replaced the alternator with a beautiful black Powermaster alternator.


It then went to the fabrication shop (where it still currently sits) for a ton of work! Stripping the entire car of all it's electrical, making new intercooler piping to work with the Edelbrock intake and making the House of Boost dedicated drive system work with our new larger Vortech supercharger. Their system was made for a Procharger brand supercharger so it required a decent amount of modification and spacing to get everything right for the Vortech.


The fun then continued in the interior. We gutted the entire interior to remove all the wiring and all the heating components behind the dash to start fitting the roll cage. While the cage was being put in we also modified the seat brackets for more headroom


It looks like we've hit the quota on pics per thread so more to follow as time permits

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#4061450 - 05/02/20 06:37 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of awesome work to your old 92. Love it!

Nice to see you doing well.
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#4067992 - 06/19/20 01:14 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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THat is a pretty slick job on the roll cage. Took me a second to even spot the a-pillar tubes in the pic with the dash reinstalled. Is the cage mounted thru the floor and into the frame or just mounted to the body? Seems it could add some stiffness to the frame as an added bonus.
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#4069092 - 06/29/20 03:34 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: BigMerc96]
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Originally Posted By BigMerc96
THat is a pretty slick job on the roll cage. Took me a second to even spot the a-pillar tubes in the pic with the dash reinstalled. Is the cage mounted thru the floor and into the frame or just mounted to the body? Seems it could add some stiffness to the frame as an added bonus.


Yeah it's mounted to the frame with standoffs and plates welded to the frame. Should help safety and stiffness smile

Thanks!

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#4072140 - 07/28/20 01:44 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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Awesome updates, Chris!

RocktCouch is seriously my favorite Panther build of all time.
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#4097032 - 02/16/21 04:14 PM Re: ADTR's 1992 CVLX Project Car "RocketCouch" [Re: RocketCouch]
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Any updates on the couch?
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