Goldberg selected a brake...
Goldberg selected a brake kit from Right Stuff Detailing because it included everything, and the major components are not exotic, hard-to-find pieces. Having a hoist puts this job at eye level. For those without a hoist, the brakes and front suspension can be added to the K-member prior to mating it to the body.
Everything fit well, but bad juju hit again when the left-side caliper developed an instant leak. Things can always go wrong, but it's the way in which the problem is resolved that matters. The folks at Right Stuff guessed that the mounting surface on the caliper for the hose may have been nicked in transit, creating a small exit path for the brake fluid. They suggested taking a look at that surface. Sure enough, there was a small nick that didn't allow the copper washer to properly seat. Careful work with a file eliminated the nick, and when reassembled, the connection was dry.
With the engine and transmission in place, a lot of work could be done that couldn't have been done before. Many engine compartment components could now be added, and smaller components, such as the MSD box and accessory gauges, could be installed.
Many of the A-990 specific components still need to be installed to give the car the correct look-stay tuned.
|PARTS IS PARTS |
|Indy “Who’s Next” 526 Street Legend Specs |
|Displacement: ||528 ci |
|Horsepower: || 650 at 6,300 rpm |
|Torque: ||630 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm |
|Block: ||Mopar iron with 4.310-in bore |
|Heads: ||Indy 426-1 Legend (aluminum) |
|Valves: ||Intake 2.250 in; Exhaust 1.940 in |
|Crankshaft: ||Eagle 4340 with 4.500-in stroke |
|Rods: ||Eagle forged H-Beam |
|Cam: ||Comp Cams hydraulic cam with 253 duration at .050 |
|Pistons: ||Wiseco forged 10.25:1 |
|Carburetor: ||Demon 850 cfm |
|Ignition: ||MSD Pro Billet 35-degrees total advance |
|Valve covers and intake: ||black powdercoated with "Who's Next" |
| ||and "Goldberg" machined in |
The area outlined in red is...
The area outlined in red is the boxing plate that was added to the lefthand motor mount stanchion. When installing a high-performance engine onto an original K-member, it's a good idea to inspect the original welds and re-do them if necessary. This plate was added because the Hemi engine develops 650 pounds of torque that will be pulling directly on this left-side motor mount stanchion.