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  • Quick update. Got in the garage for a bit over the weekend and made up a water heater line bracket. Took way more time than I had imagined so only got the one built as a prototype but will do the trick and look much better than the hose clamps I have been setting everything up with to get positioning etc. An entire night to make this one simple bracket but the rest of them will be much easier now that I went through the repeated design iterations to get what I was looking for. Need to get new rubber shims though as the ones I used were very old so I didn't mind cutting them up to see what worked.

    Making slow progress to completion.

    Don


    Couple quick pics. Pretty underwhelming....



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      • Originally posted by KamGils View Post
        More progress, got frame tubing bending done on frame build and welded together. Cut up frame spacing tubing, almost ready to weld them in place. Not sure if I am happy with frame design , we will see when I get engine in frame. If you beloved this write-up and you would like to acquire far more details about What's the easiest game to win at in a casino or How much do casino dealers make in Ontario kindly visit our page
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        • Originally posted by KamGils View Post
          More progress, got frame tubing bending done on frame build and welded together. Cut up frame spacing tubing, almost ready to weld them in place. Not sure if I am happy with frame design , we will see when I get engine in frame. If you beloved this write-up and you would like to acquire far more details about What's the easiest game to win at in a casino or How much do casino dealers make in Ontario kindly visit our page
          Spam attack.... unbelievable waste of time and thread space for sure.
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          • Had to review a pile of docs to review for work tonight so thought I would spark up the 3d printer to finish off some parts. Made the first final firewall wiring through plug and this will be one of two that are in the wiring tray with foam seals to keep the engine bay and cockpit separated and protect the wiring going through the firewall.

            A bit of cleanup and it will work fine.

            A couple pics







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            • That's fantastic!

              If only the mechanics of "old" had one of these printers (and the knowledge and skill to use it...) back in the day when a part was needed for a repair, but wasn't available. I've heard more than a few make the statement: "I'll just go over in the corner and sh*t one out for ya!" LOL Don't want to dirty your thread up Don, so say the word and I'll delete this...but it was funny to me!

              Still looking forward to your first drive in that rolling work of art!
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              • Been working on a tube bead roller the past few days. I want to be able to get bead rolls on my cooling and heating tubes but when looking at the options out there, they just were not suiting my tastes or budget.

                So, I took a look at a pipe cuter and created a tube bead roller from the same concept. The big difference is that the roller need to roll 90* from what pipe cutter does. So in the end,. as of tonight, I have a prototype built but I need to go out tomorrow and get either a 12-24 thread bolt or a 6mm - 1.0 tap..... I could not find either today at my local shops and the industrial shops were, of course closed.

                I hope it works but time will tell...... If it works, I can do the beads on the ends of each of my pipes and then put the cooling and heater pipes in and move to the fuel filler and last vacuum hoses. Getting closer to starting this up for the first time.

                More to come
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                • Also working with Wayne, dobie1 on here to make a Fiero HVAC controller using an arduino and a Nextion LCD display/touch panel. I have the code test just about finished so hope to get a test started up in the next few days as well.
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                  • Got a bunch more plumbed at the back end of the engine. Need a couple more reducer vacuum fittings and a long hose for the vacuum line to the brake booster. I might do some more metal tube bending to run along the driver's side frame and then along the firewall so I am not using all rubber hose for the full distance. I will probably do the rubber hose to get it running first though before I pull it back out to do the engine bay and paint everything to put back in for the last time.

                    Also my tube bead roller did not work. Back to the drawing board on that one.......

                    Will need to see if everything will fit in the same space once I get the teflon air intake pieces as well. Not much clearance right now. Also need to add in the air intake temp sensor bung. Actually forgot it tonight before closing up shop tonight.

                    Couple pics
                    Don



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                    • Stellar, Don.

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                      • Spent the day putting an air temp sensor into the air intake. Took way longer than anticipated but done. Took a while to get the sensor into the right spot in the inside of the intake so it got god temp sensing but was not impacting the air flow.

                        Cheers
                        Don



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                        • Nice job Don. As always, top notch work.

                          I must say though.... getting a "god temp sensing" that must be difficult. The rest of us mortals usually settle for "good". lol

                          Just had to pick on ya bud. Seriously though, still love seeing your updates. They never get old.
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                          • Hahaha.... Saw that after you noticed. A very common mistake with my typing skills......
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                            • I pic because I care. But honestly.... typos plague me all the time. So I get it.
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                              • Was going to wait for a few more days until I had first startup but can't hold it...

                                ENGINE WIRING IS ALL DONE!!!!!!!! Who would have thought it would take that long but all done

                                and first engine rotations to get oil up through the engine. Next is to get the fuel pump run quickly as a test to make sure I have the right wires done there and then throw some fuel and water into it and give a full start a try.

                                Not gonna lie. Was a big day for me yesterday to have the engine turning over for the first time....

                                More to come
                                Don
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