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6 years ago
mechanicalman
Matt nailed it. It's the kind of surround you'd find on many warehouse sodium vapor bulbs. I had to build a little 'harp' out of a piece of center-holed steel I had, along with some lengths of steel rod that were welded to the wire halo on the glass safety bulb. They usually look like these:
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6 years ago
mechanicalman
Thanks! The pistons are TIG welded together ag the skirts. The flat parts are bolted together with hollow lamp bolts to llow the lamp cord through the center.
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6 years ago
mechanicalman
Took some trashed TRW pistons, a steel fan, and made do. lamp
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6 years ago
mechanicalman
Manx1173 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > These were on Ebay a couple years ago. I saw those a while back too! Do you have the other pics? I've been trying to get as many as I can of those heads.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
How did you get those cut and weld angles figured out? Did you build a jig or just tack 'em up and pound them into the angles you already knew you needed?
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I've got a pair of TBI-700 throttle bodies suitable for a Ted Brown style fuel injection kit. All the wiring pigtails are there and it's the correct linkage for Ted's kit. $70 + $10 shipping gets you the pair. PM me. Local pick up if you'd like.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
... or what about using a oil pressure regulator spring that will provide a higher oil pressure?
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
You can actually see the locating slot to the left of the one I ended up using has a "practice hole" in it.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I just realized I never closed out this thread after I got the problem fixed. I finally got a different throttle plate and swapped it into the offending carb. It turned out, for whatever reason, the whistling as a imperfect fitment between the carb throat and the throttle plate. I found the best looking plate I could and everything sounds great now. I have no idea what caused the plate to
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I replaced that plug in the rear housing next to the oil pump housing with a special adapter tapped to accept my oil sender. I'm basically getting oil temp right before it enters the main galley on the driver side. Can you fore-go blocking the oil cooler bypass valve if you use a larger hose diameter to supply the oil cooler and filter? (I don't know hoe to spell "forego.&quo
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I went back through my pictures and I didn't take any after the holes were finally cut out of shame. Here are some new pics of the install as it sits today. Let me know if therens anything else you want to see on this install. The VR sensor would be facilitated better by not using any of the locating slots. This would allow a much shorter bracket to be used. The other issue with my design
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
aw man. i did NOT do a good job marking and cutting those holes. I practiced on the slots I wasn't going to use so I could do the ones I was going to use correctly and it still didn't go well. I ended up using a dremel with a grinding stone to enlarge the slots I did end up using. Made me really wish I had a vertical mill :-/
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Sure! There's some pictures over in this thread, but the installation looks prety different from the original thread. I liked the appearance of the original trigger wheel more, but this one form diyautotune.com has less mass and keeps me from having to use the 90-degree adapter. I'll try to get 'em posted by tonight.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you do something in this manner then you will > also need to plug the oil cooler bypass valve, it > seems a nickel is the perfect size to fit in the > hole. Wait, what are the implications if I don't block the oil cooler bypass valve? Doesn't that need to be there to ensure there's oil
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Here's how I did it. Get the 3 inch trigger wheel spacer and the 6.75 inch trigger wheel from diyautotune.com. You need to enlarge the locating slots to accommodate the locating bolts. I did a bad job of this, and I'd rather they supplied the trigger wheel with no locating holes whatsoever because it's easier for a guy like me with nothing more than a drill press to make tota
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
The CHT gauges are definitely close to useless, but I have yet to hear anything bad about the rest of their line. The Viewline series of gauges are pretty nice actually.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
That's essentially exactly what I wanted to do, except I want to put the external oil filter inline with oil cooler. Good info. gnvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Have you had the fan shroud off to clean it out? > If it is clear then have you verified that the > gauge is accurate? > Are you running the 8 plate or 12 plate cooler?
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Hmm, so I'm pretty sure my oil cooler is fine as far as the exterior, but I'll go ahead and clean it and see if that helps. If it turns out to be gunked up inside, what's the best way to go about cleaning that gunk out? Back to the external oil cooler/filter; I'd probably weld a couple of AN elbows to the oil cooler-block adapter to make a sharp turn away from the engine to
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I found plenty of posts regarding external oil filters OR oil coolers, but I have an alternator adapter with the oil filter mount broken off. My oil runs pretty hot (240+) after 40 minutes or so of freeway driving and I want to go with an external cooler, probably a Mazda type with the internal thermostat. I also don't like the standard location for the oil filter and was wondering if
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Whereabouts are you located? Post any pictures?
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
I went by Sunday and inquired about the shell. I ended up having to leave a note with the manager (who wouldn't be in until Monday ) with my info and the car I was interested in. The helpful employee told me that it'd take a few days to get back to me after the manager determined if the car could be sold or not. After that conversation, I went back to take another look at the car and di
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Allright, I just painted my engine tin, but I neglected to do the body because I'm not sure how much work I need to do to clean it. Those of you that did the entire compartment, how'd you go about stripping and cleaning the body metal, and what paints did you use? How'd you apply it? Did you prime? etch?
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Allright, I set some cash aside and I'll take a trip out there on Sunday to make an offer. Here's to hoping my girlfriend doesn't break up with me over bringing home another car
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
i looked under it a few days ago. TOTALLY rust free. oh and it would NOT come with a title. i guess i'd have to retitle it? don't really know how that's done.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
they won't tell me how much it'll be to take this car out of the yard over the phone. if i want it, it'll be at least two trips down there. one to negotiate the price and a second one to actually lug the thing out of there since i don't have a flatbed or a hauler and i'd need to arrange those things.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
it's gonna come out to about $300, plus everything that's attached to the car. this is based on a phone conversation with someone at the yard that had to ask someone else in the room everytime i had a question. that could come out to a a lot if they try to charge for the doors, hinges, trailing arms, springs, quarter panels, etc. i'll dig deeper and report back
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
azdave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Have you asked if they will sell that car with > clear title? Some yards around here will refuse to > sell a chassis. They will only sell parts but > never transfer the title. It might be that they > have already branded the titles as scrap or maybe > it's just company policy. i haven't.
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
hmmm, well it's sounding to me like the biggest obstacle will be getting the car out of there. first i'll have to overcome the loathsome pick-n-pull employee slothfullness and actually convince them to sell me the car, then convince them to dig it out of the rows, then find a flatbed trailer so I can tow it home. (the front suspension is gone, but the rear trailing arms are still at
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8 years ago
mechanicalman
Those complete cars that they sell are in a whole different area though. I don't know if the one's being picked have been reported destroyed to the DMV or something and there's some legal issue involved.
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