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One thing you'll find with tinted glass is your view of every car gets all wonky. Mine is red, so red cars look pink when they pull up alongside and I look over. Yellow cars look orange, and green cars look brown.
I like seeing forward and back without the tint distorting the colors of cars myself, and it still gives a good effect.
I went with just lightly tinted glass on my last build, as I decided I didn't need a old plexiglass look to the windows.

I had never once considered that. Thanks for the info. I really dig your cars.
 

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When I bought my 65 LeMans, It came with tint on every window and it was all garbage.
It took me weeks to get it off, even with the "tint remover" spray.
Needless to say....not a fan.
 

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It's an aluminum backed insulation foam the local vendors sell here at Pomona/ Long Beach swap meets. Amazon has a similar product just not as thick. Will see if I can find a sales sheet for you

Noted on the axle.
Thanks I would appreciate the info.
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Thanks I would appreciate the info.
Steve C
I have used Frost King foil back self adhesive dense foam on numerous cars. It's available at Home Depot or Lowes for under $20 a roll. Rolls are 12" wide x 15' long. Two rolls will easily do most cars.

 

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I have a question on window tint... you tinted the back glass yourself. How hard was it. I am wanting to tint mine in blue, where did u buy the tint. It's a great looking car.
No, I did not do the tint myself. I haven't done my own window tint since the 1990's, lol. I find it's worth the couple hundred for a professional job with a guarantee, and I don't have to buy a surplus roll and hang onto extra material when done.

I watched them work on the back glass and it's a nightmare. Like Vall said, I wouldn't attempt it myself either. too many compound curves, and one of the corners is lifting so they may need to redo the entire piece. As it is one of my sides started bubbling the next day so I pulled it off (per their recommendation) so this too needs to be redone, even though it's a flat piece.
 

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what efi system are you using?? and self learning only does some tuning of the air fuel ration, you still manually need to tune the timing curve and acceleration enrichment etc. if you have holley, I may be able to help.
It's FITech, and yes, the timing is all wrong. I'm the first to admit I do not know anything about engine tuning, and it needs to be done. I know it's wrong, but I don't know how to fix it. they talk about phasing the distributor, too.

Today my engine builder had my car towed to his shop to deal with the front main seal. he's gonna mess with the timing and bring over a fuel injection specialist friend of his. At the least they should get it in the ball park then I can have the team at FITech handle the fine tuning. that's the plan and it sounds good on this forum, ha ha ha
 

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One thing you'll find with tinted glass is your view of every car gets all wonky. Mine is red, so red cars look pink when they pull up alongside and I look over. Yellow cars look orange, and green cars look brown.
I like seeing forward and back without the tint distorting the colors of cars myself, and it still gives a good effect.
I went with just lightly tinted glass on my last build, as I decided I didn't need a old plexiglass look to the windows.

Cool. one thing I found interesting is that the guy who was tinting my windows said it's illegal to tint them blue or red. This may just be a California thing, who knows (I have not looked this up myself) he mentioned something about the possibility of lights either appearing to be blue/ red like a cop car as seen looking through the windows, or not being able to see the blue or red cop lights because the windows are that color. Maybe it's both, who knows.
 

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No, I did not do the tint myself. I haven't done my own window tint since the 1990's, lol. I find it's worth the couple hundred for a professional job with a guarantee, and I don't have to buy a surplus roll and hang onto extra material when done.

I watched them work on the back glass and it's a nightmare. Like Vall said, I wouldn't attempt it myself either. too many compound curves, and one of the corners is lifting so they may need to redo the entire piece. As it is one of my sides started bubbling the next day so I pulled it off (per their recommendation) so this too needs to be redone, even though it's a flat piece.
Thanks for info
 

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What did you use for adhesive?
I've used both 3M High Strength 90 (can be bought at lowes/ home depot) and Permatx headliner/ carpet adhesive. I've had similar results so whichever you can locate.

I go through a lot of it- spraying both sides, letting them dry for a couple of minutes to tack up then installing.
 

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I've used 3M 90 often, as it is touted as the best often. But it has let me down often on door panels, kick panels, and headliners. So I switched to Permatex and I'm very impressed with how much better it holds. A bonus is Permatex is a few bucks per can cheaper also!
 

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Perfect.
I use the 3M all the time.
Thanks for the info.

Keep us posted on the EFI issues.
I might like to upgrade next year.
 

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Perfect.
I use the 3M all the time.
Thanks for the info.

Keep us posted on the EFI issues.
I might like to upgrade next year.
I would love to upgrade to EFI also, but I still have friends who are way smarter about EFI than I am, who have fought different brands of aftermarket EFI until they were pulling their hair out.
So I'm leery with my limited EFI knowledge to spring for any system right now.
 
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