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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Rockmonton
isn't that for foglights?

isn't that for foglights?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By Rockmonton
Wiper linkage cable install, HOW??!?!?!?!

cable came loose, but seems intact. slacked off the nut, can't get it back on.

i'm guessing it is installed from the tensioner side, wraps under, around, the ferrule locks into the slot on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama105.jpg

thoughts?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
decided to put the car up and away for storage...

decided to put the car up and away for storage today, but not before doign a smidgen more work

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama102-1.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama100.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama101.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
2 days of updates in one! studied for most...

2 days of updates in one!

studied for most of the day, but managed to pick this up for a pretty decent deal,

tag is 199

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama96.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
2 days of updates in one! studied for most...

2 days of updates in one!

studied for most of the day, but managed to pick this up for a pretty decent deal,

tag is 199

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama96.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama94-2.jpg

what the thing should look like bottomed out on bump stops

...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama93.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama94.jpg

figured out an idler setup.

need to finish welding it and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama90.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama91.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama89.jpg

cut the steering column, now i've gotta machine the adapters and weld it in and start running the U joints out with the shafts. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
haven't figured out my suspension geometry again...

haven't figured out my suspension geometry again yet, but....

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama88.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama87.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama85.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama86.jpg

ran off to PA for some more wire, and got back at'er.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama83.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama84.jpg

got a little more done before i ran out of wire.... ah well.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
wow that is cool! darnit! don't tempt me to buy! ...

wow that is cool! darnit! don't tempt me to buy!


http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama82.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama81.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
Yep, still not a huge deal again, if I can make...

Yep, still not a huge deal again, if I can make it once, it can be patched/remade.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
head flange can be made out of steel, brass,...

head flange can be made out of steel, brass, steel and copper are all silver-solderable.

but the trombone intake idea is nifty, even if impractical, makes me wonder what kind of tolerances would...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
John, you're giving me terrible ideas. I'm gonna...

John, you're giving me terrible ideas. I'm gonna go dig through the copper scrap the next time I'm at the scrap yard.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
finally had enouh time to trim up the pedal box....

finally had enouh time to trim up the pedal box. yay. maybe i'll get enough time to tack it in place and start filling up the firewall.

thinking about converting to a tilt column, the stocker is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
It's mostly a time limitation, it's easy to...

It's mostly a time limitation, it's easy to gather scrap, but it's difficult to go shopping when you're busy 7:00am-6:00pm and nothing is open. and my only hours to work are like 7:00pm-midnight.

...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
Occam's razor is no fun when it comes to bench...

Occam's razor is no fun when it comes to bench racing. and while it may be cheap, i don't actually have the right types of scrap on hand to pull off mild steel, though i may have to go buy some. I'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
I do, but the ****ty princess auto mig welder...

I do, but the ****ty princess auto mig welder that i've been abusing for the past few years could definitely not handle an aluminum spool.

I do have access to an old airco crank type HF tig...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
hence brazing, the brazing will be the "make it...

hence brazing, the brazing will be the "make it airtight" unless i use an epoxy instead, which is another option, 2024 is kind of why i was thinking about making it as-so, though, i might have to...
Forum: showroom 03-13-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,318
Posted By Rockmonton
good luck with those rear corners, i just re-did...

good luck with those rear corners, i just re-did mine, and they're a bitch. 5-6 pieces of sheet metal come together at the seam there. and it's all got compound curves.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
i can also use screws to attach it to the 3"...

i can also use screws to attach it to the 3" channel, the rivets would only really be for the end-caps at that point, and could be put in inside-out. drilling and tapping that many holes would suck,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
no please no what?

no please no what?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
I'll probably do that one for Version #2 then...

I'll probably do that one for Version #2 then broski. If i end up not using some kind of butchered stock intake...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
i'm saying for a boosted application. Some rough...

i'm saying for a boosted application. Some rough calculations say that the whole thing would be 18" or so long, say it's using a 4" C channel of aluminum at the base for the plenum and is 6" long to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,494
Posted By Rockmonton
benchracing: Riveted intake manifold...

Hey guys, just absolute benchracing here, say someone needed to quickly fab a cheap intake mani to clear for a swap....

using ohh say some scrap 2024 aluminum sheet/plate, some small aluminum...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
thanks Malloy! okay, tax return will be in...

thanks Malloy!

okay, tax return will be in the bank account this week....

plan of attack!

Get flywheel to machine shop and get it balanced.... easily enough done...

Finish moving pedal...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
Nice! It'd be some good reference, I think I'm...

Nice! It'd be some good reference, I think I'm gonna pull the box out, cut down the stem, and turn a 1" plug of 1018 down to fit the inside diameter, and be 3/4" on the outside, and mill down the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By Rockmonton
It'll be at least a week or two until i make it...

It'll be at least a week or two until i make it back out, given the -30 highs we're expecting, haha.

And Brett, bigger belt! With an idler pulley, or else one belt for the alt from the water pump...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
That could work awesome, if you can let me know...

That could work awesome, if you can let me know if they fit, that'd be awesome.

I'm sliding the pedals over and moving the column to the right hand side of the brake pedal, which will allow me...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
thanks :D It's been a long time coming I'm...

thanks :D It's been a long time coming

I'm still hoping to drive it out of here in may :S


some more updates:

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama79.jpg

Found a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama76.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama77.jpg

have a mount roughed-out now, just gotta make the belts...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
We didn't, but the bosses are there to be...

We didn't, but the bosses are there to be drilled/tapped. It was also used for the CBV.

Mounting off the head with the turbo there left a lot of suspended mass far out.
I wanted to support this,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
was out braving the cold in the garage again, ...

was out braving the cold in the garage again,

working on an alternator mount made out of a PS bracket and some 18ga tubing i've got kicking around
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,582
Posted By Rockmonton
how far does the input shaft stick past the...

how far does the input shaft stick past the bellhousing is the first question, if it sticks out far enough a simple steel adapter plate may be all that is needed. second option is making a jig that...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By Rockmonton
why not move the tab out a bit on the strut to...

why not move the tab out a bit on the strut to get some more freedom? or run the misalignment spacer from the swaybar...... or sillier yet, go do something insane like putting a bearing in the middle...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
turned down some CDS i had around to fit the pins...

turned down some CDS i had around to fit the pins on the RX8 seats and welded them onto the brackets i'm making...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama71.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
made it back from Langenburg (oddly enough...

made it back from Langenburg (oddly enough pronounced Lan-jen-berg by the locals) at my latest interview, absolutely want to end up there :D

sooo, despite it being 7:00 at night and pitch black...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,112
Posted By Rockmonton
Okay, what tools do you use to make those sweet...

Okay, what tools do you use to make those sweet curves with the lip on them to widen the fenders out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By Rockmonton
it's called a taillight converter.... but...

it's called a taillight converter....

but yeah, you need a test light and a way to probe the wires. on my car i made little Y connectors from the taillight bulb holder female spade connectors to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/ama70d.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/ama70e.jpg

haha, i hate working in the cold... much...

BUT, i've got more sheet...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Rockmonton
haha, my instructors only seem to be impressed...

haha, my instructors only seem to be impressed when i do something like refurb the 60 year old jackleg that was in the lab back to working condition so the team didn't have to rent one to learn on...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,926
Posted By Rockmonton
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama70a.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q274/rockmonton/220_1/ama70b.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Rockmonton
haha, don't have the $$$$ to buy enough scales....

haha, don't have the $$$$ to buy enough scales. i've been prowling ebay for a cheap set of load cells, but no luck yet.

plus, i'm not graduating until the spring :P so being a student, where money...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Rockmonton
nah, for trying to work out some of the vehicle...

nah, for trying to work out some of the vehicle dynamics.... i wish i had access to a set of corner scales...

i'm guessing it'll be around 18" off the ground, but 2" either way can change things...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Rockmonton
Anyone have any good estimates for CoG of various cars?

namely the amazon wagon,

but i mean, this could include all the cars. Mostly concerned with the vertical CoG
...


anyone?
Forum: showroom 01-27-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,155
Posted By Rockmonton
beige car eh? paint it that cummings beige/white...

beige car eh? paint it that cummings beige/white colour!
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