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Old 07-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #17521
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"****, cutting this plastic is tough. The bits and blades catch and dig in, making it hard to cut straight lines," he said when describing the construction of an object which has only round shapes.
It has straight lines, or is supposed to. I guess I should have said consistently round.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #17522
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use a carving bit next time, not a cut off wheel.

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #17523
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use a carving bit next time, not a cut off wheel.

I didn't use a wheel. I used a cutting bit, that looks much like a drill bit, just that it cuts laterally. Then I used a jig saw with a medium tooth blade for the larger outer radius and straight lines.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #17524
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I didn't use a wheel. I used a cutting bit, that looks much like a drill bit, just that it cuts laterally. Then I used a jig saw with a medium tooth blade for the larger outer radius and straight lines.
when I use those dremel cutting bits, I always get dissapointed by the same results... until I started putting the dremel into a vice and moving the object that needs cutting. Someday I will invest or make a dremel-holding milling table.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #17525
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when I use those dremel cutting bits, I always get dissapointed by the same results... until I started putting the dremel into a vice and moving the object that needs cutting. Someday I will invest or make a dremel-holding milling table.
Hmm, interderastings.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #17526
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dremel in a vise is the way to go for sure.

also cut that on a jig or band saw. maybe consider drilling the center with a large diameter hole saw before cutting it out of the sheet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #17527
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dremel in a vise is the way to go for sure.

also cut that on a jig or band saw. maybe consider drilling the center with a large diameter hole saw before cutting it out of the sheet.
Large diameter hole saw = $$$. I already had the Dremel and jig saw.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #17528
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I <3 my jigsaw. It's got some old magic blade stuck in it that I've cut ABS, aluminum, stainless and whatever you can think of with ease.

Also, since my bitching about the hotness over here lately, it's cooled down significantly and been raining like whoa. Oh the ironing
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #17529
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There is a jig that u use for face cutting.. Just place the object on a table you dont care too much about and cut away.



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Old 07-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #17530
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There is a jig that u use for face cutting.. Just place the object on a table you dont care too much about and cut away.
YUUUUUUUP! I use a combination of that for the rough cuts and rotary sand to a smooth finish. Works every time.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #17531
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When I lived in Phoenix I was driving in rural Pinal County on my way to do an appraisal and found this dude kneeling down on the shoulder next to his little mazda miata....

I slowed down and stopped next to him...

And saw him attempting to cut the head and horns off a goat! Not sure if it was a mountain or billy goat but I was not about to hang around to see if he needed help.

Dude was covered in blood and looked like one crazy SOB!

I was training this chick to be an appraiser and she totally freaked out and quit a week later
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So was this one of you sadists?
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:26 AM   #17532
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Quick question. I'm having my manifold drilled for 10mm studs; should I go 10x1.25 or 10x1.5 ?

Quick googlin' tells me that 10x1.5 is more common. I'd like to hear your thoughts (yes, you!) on it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:54 AM   #17533
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1.5 has more girthy meat for the screwing
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The torque specs are typically slightly higher for fine-pitch fasteners, meaning they will offer slightly greater clamping force as opposed to coarse-thread fasteners.

Coarse-thread fasteners are more commonly available, and are less likely to become stripped / galled during the removal process.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:21 AM   #17535
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Ensure you lube your holes to prevent premature wear and tear. Lube is an amazing invention.
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Thanks guys. 10x1.5 it is.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:04 AM   #17537
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This connector, what it do? Came from the big loom on the passenger side and used to run in front of the motor with the wires for the IAC, TPS and PS. Was this for the aircon?



Started labeling/unwrapping everything to prepare for VVT goodness, but this one doesn't look familiar though.
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pressure regulator control solenoid valve.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #17539
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Thought I already found 2 or 3 of those. What does it purge, fuel fumes too?


Edit: it's the solenoid on the fuel rail no?

Do I still need this with the VVT motor and 99 fuel rail?

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yeah, it does something under certain conditions to help with starting, just changes the vacuum to the fuel pressure regulator.

I used it to control VICS on the last car i fooled with.


are you converting to returnless?
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