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Old 11-15-2009, 11:12 PM   #221
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Yeah please do. I would like to see it as I am doing this myself right now. Did you adjust the shims to remove bumpsteer?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:18 PM   #222
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well i made them with a stack of spacers to ajust for bump steer. i havent done anything with them yet though. i have a suspention guy who does my alighnments. ill talk it over with him. right now my focus is getting the engine running
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #223
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btw i'm just curious, what size tube did u use? 1.25 od .125 wall?
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:46 AM   #224
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as far as what ??

the original cage was 1.75 o.d .095 wall (main hoop+ rear section,front down bars)

all the new work is 1.5 o.d .095 wall( it might be .125 i cant rember its been a while) the include(door bars,dash bar, front end hoop)
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #225
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I was gonna take that, but I figured you could come up with something more creative. You disappoint me...
next time I'll add the "looooooooololol" so you understand the context of jokes that must go not go unsaid.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #226
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right now my focus is getting the engine running
Again, if you are taking this machine to Morgan for tuning, I implore you to post that up here or PM me. I wanna see this in action.

Because of this thread, I decided to move up my plans for my 1.8, and am having Morgan build me an exhaust mani, dp, and full exhaust this winter. He will tune me up again, as well.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #227
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sure, ill pm you. at the rate im going, i would expect it to be mid spring time
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:32 PM   #228
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do you see it? i do


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Old 11-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #229
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coolant reroute? thermostat housing?
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:24 PM   #230
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I see ya drugs home boy.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:50 PM   #231
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this is the 1st half on the thermostat housing. took 7 hrs of straight machining.








it will use a 3/32 O-ring to seal. i will make the 2nd half and the sensor bungs and fill spout next weekend
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #232
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seriously 7 hours? i would have been done with it in about an hour and a half, two hours tops with a polished finish :P.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:33 PM   #233
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seriously 7 hours? i would have been done with it in about an hour and a half, two hours tops with a polished finish :P.
No you Wouldnt have. Not with the equipment i had to use . The band saw blade popped off three times just cutting the blank. All the od was done on a manual lathe with crap tooling. All the id was done on a ezTrak.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #234
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Pretty slick, That would take forever to make if you had to do small cuts (like you have to do with a crappy lathe/ crappy tooling)
I cnat wait to see how its gonna be installed in the car
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:16 PM   #235
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That is 6 min.Cnc Job,7 hrs manual is a bit long.I really want to see how this looks when done.I have something like That too.

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Old 11-29-2009, 12:16 AM   #236
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i want!
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:54 AM   #237
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The AN fitting is pretty slick, was that the reason for making it from scratch? Otherwise this would have saved you a lot of time,

M-Tuned In Line Thermostat Housing with T-Stat M-Tuned

What's the ID on it anyway?
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:12 AM   #238
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yeah, i was cutting at .05 a pass. my boss doesnt want me cranking the rpms, so i have to turn at a slow feed rate. and the chuck jaws are ****, he machined ten diff diameters into them, so i was only grabing on like a 1/2" i didnt want to push it, and i didnt want to put in a live center. once i got it in the bridgeport it went pretty good. i didnt have a 2 flute ball endmill of the right dia, so i had to use 4 flute, so that took a little longer. the pics dont do it justice. it looks really really nice. the mtuned thing isnt what i want. i have a vmount so i am gonna be putting in a fill, so that its the highest point in the cooling system. no one makes one to my liking so im making my own. if i had a cnc this thing woulda been done in an hour or so.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:24 AM   #239
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also its -16an, thats like .875 or something ID
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:43 AM   #240
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From what I have seen so far, you know what the **** you are doing.
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