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  1. 92GTS-R is correct. I do not have the ducting work coming off the heater box and mrxerox is bang on about the 'toe warmer'.

    My heater control does not have the 'vent' option anyway, so I do not have that luxury of drawing fresh air in through a vent anyways (as per pic).

    I do plan on making a shroud that turns up on a 90 degree angle to help draw in air to the heater box and possibly reduce fan noise.

    One thing is for sure, myself and my passengers are not freezing our b-hinds off as the heater works excellent and Fords have always been known for their heaters.

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    If you ever decide to put aftermarket AC in the car (Vintage air, etc...) It will come with a block off plate for that hole anyway so you are a step ahead already by being rid of it. I would suggest cleaning up the transition on the top side to the patch piece so that water cannot sit under the old metal and then use a POR15 or equivalent to keep it from rusting out further. 

     

    P.S. The "Cool" side is the vent.

  2. I vote new intake and sniper EFI with holley distributor so sniper can control timing as well. $1500 and that car will be so much more enjoyable. I know most of this forum are die hard carb guys but do some research about the sniper before you run out and buy a new carb...

  3. I did not measure but I would say a few inches. I can tell you that it will collapse forward without ever hitting the headliner. Here is a pic of the seat in the all the way forward position. I plan on recovering the back seat with the material from the 2014 as well. The style is VERY close to the original just way more comfortable with deeper buckets and bolsters.

     

     

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    I wish people would quit comparing this to the flu. It is statistically far more deadly than the flu on a per capita basis. We have no real idea of how many people actually have this due to the long incubation period with no symptoms while infecting others the entire time. I am willing to bet the death toll with be far greater than the flu and then what will you say?

  5. This is my opinion, make your own none of the current mfg. use the best materials. 

    I was an automotive product, process and tooling engineer. They use cheap DOM or box tube to make the connectors. There are materials that are 3 to 4 times stronger than what they use. 

    Google Domex From Swedish Steel and they supply in rounds and shapes. It is 4 times stronger than normal tube. It requires no special weld process. I think Texas is the best warehouse for the material you will see what is available. I am going to make my own fro my vert. Anything you add will add to the strength of the chassis. I am going to use a 6 or 8 point cage also. I will also add formed sections to the inside of the rocker boxes. 

    Making the chassis stiff lets the suspension work. 

    A product I redesigned for John Deere won their best design product it was their combine. I made 10 feet wider but lighter and stronger using Domex. 

    Think outside the box and do not follow the herd. Here is a link to get you started look at the tubes and shapes. It works and will shock you at how much stronger it is with no weld issues because of the low carbon content. https://www.ssab.com/products/brands/ssab-domex

     

    Cheers,

     

    Understand the sentiment, but 'cheap DOM' is not a term I'm familiar with - DOM is DOM, expensive and very sturdy.  Most extreme off-road vehicles use DOM for the their roll cages, pay handsomely for it, and I've rarely seen or heard of any issues with said roll cages, aside from crappy welding by the substandard assemblers.

     

    I think having a set of manufactured DOM-based sub frame connectors on our cars will be just fine - it's not like we're running the BAJA 1000, King of the Hammers, or anything like that.

     

     

    I agree. Not to mention the fact that 95% of board members do not have the shop or tools necessary to make their own so even if your time is only worth a dime an hour its still better to purchase a pre-made set. 

  6. Follow the money guys, Do you think they would be halting sports seasons and emptying stadiums if this were not serious? Imagine the amount of money each of those games is losing for those cities? Airlines, hotels, restaurants, merchandise, I could go on and on. Do you seriously think if this was political in any way this would be the case? This is so dangerous because you can carry it without symptoms for so long and infect so many before you know you have it. Everyone has an elderly loved one or someone with a compromised immune system, have you had contact with them in the last days? I do not think we are being told the whole truth here but I am looking at the extreme actions being taken to show me how really serious this is.

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