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Old 02-23-2015, 12:17 PM   #841
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Haha please use a lathe to turn down the vents, so much overkill but would still be awesome.
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Did you ever get your VEI gauges installed the stock locations? I just ordered a Water/Oil temp gauge and plan to put it where the water temp gauge went.
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Wool! Nice work, and no need for a machine shop. Awesome.
Gesso is truly a god among men, I cannot thank him enough. A few hours of slave labor wrenching on the exocet was totally worth it

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If you reduce the OD of the Eclipse vents, they fit much better (imho). Like this:
That's actually exactly what I want. How you do dis? I don't understand how those push that far into the dash.

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Question is, how did you reduce the od? lathe?
+1. I thought about doing this with my drill press but I could not figure out how to hold the vent.

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What does he need small diameter 718 for? Also $$$...
Uamrite!

I assume he uses it when building robots destined for world domination in his secret volcano lair. We have also bent them up to use as hangers to hold brake calipers while replacing pads/rotors, and used them to suspend objects while rattlecanning them.

No kidding, 90% of that is true.

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I've been wanting to do that dash vent mod for a while. Looks great!
Thanks! I was happy with it until I saw Ferdi's pics. they really do make a difference with the air output.

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It was at 19 PSI. Thanks to Revenant I was able to correctly convert kPa to psig.
I think a bit of poo may have just come out. Man, that's awesome.

I'll pester you about it later, but I REALLY DO want a set of your heatshields and airbox if you still have the code to cut them. I'd also like to sneak a peak at your tune, seeing as we have almost exactly the same everything at this point.

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No. Just cut off the protrusions on the body. A file or utility knife will do.
I don't understand this... the body on the vent is like 4~5mm larger in diameter. The only way I can think to get it that far into the dash is to turn it down.

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Haha please use a lathe to turn down the vents, so much overkill but would still be awesome.
Its not overkill if it works and looks good

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Did you ever get your VEI gauges installed the stock locations? I just ordered a Water/Oil temp gauge and plan to put it where the water temp gauge went.
I did not. They are currently installed in the center console gauge face thing because I wanted to get the electrical all sorted out before I committed. At this point, pulling the gauges apart is going to be ...quite a task. the bodies are actually turned on a lathe out of heavy aluminum and then held together by tiny roll pins. I have a set of punches I use for building AR15's but I don't have one small enough for these particular pins. AND I would have to drive the pins INTO the bodies of the gauges, and that means INTO the electronics. These things are also a bitch to "program" with the one button. I'm also not happy the coolant temp sender is ****** out of the box so I must buy another one, and the wideband keeps loosing its setting and displaying voltage rather than AFR.

Are they great gauges? Yes. Would I buy them again? Maybe. Would I recommend them? Not sure. I need to play with them a bit more, that's for sure.
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Tell me more about them, I just purchased Oil/Water temp. What about coolant temp sensor? I might just ghetto rig it into the gauge cluster without taking it apart. I hope to program once and set and forget. My thread where I'm talking about them.
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Yep, I used a lathe .

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I stand corrected.
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I need more lathe in my life.

Do they still rotate at all once turned down like that?
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Gordon, I can turn them down if you want. Flat rate, give 'em to Geoff, come up here, whatever works.

Starting to think about buying a lathe, using the work one is becoming an annoyance.
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Do they still rotate at all once turned down like that?
Yup, they do.

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Yup, they do.

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Awesome, that's what I'm looking for in the end. Not that I suspect they would be rotated frequently, but the point of making (most) updates/upgrades is to add features, rather than remove them.

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Gordon, I can turn them down if you want. Flat rate, give 'em to Geoff, come up here, whatever works.
Win! Thanks Pat, we'll figure something out. I appreciate the offer and shall certainly take you up on that one

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Starting to think about buying a lathe, using the work one is becoming an annoyance.
I'll be honest, if I had room I'd already own a small lathe and mill. Or one of those cheap turning center combo dealios. But I don't so I don't. /shrug
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I'll be honest, if I had room I'd already own a small lathe and mill. Or one of those cheap turning center combo dealios. But I don't so I don't. /shrug
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If you reduce the OD of the Eclipse vents, they fit much better (imho).

Like this:


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Will they rotate when OD reduced and fully inserted this way?

Look great!
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Will they rotate when OD reduced and fully inserted this way?

Look great!
Yes, as already answered above .

Was working in the garage and shot a quick video. They obviously don't rotate as easily as the stock eyeballs, but easily enough. Though I haven't really needed to adjust them ever. Rotated at ~45 the flaps allow the airflow to be adjusted to about anywhere on your body without needing to be rotated.



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Aerospace grade Nickel super alloy "718"?

Amirite?

What does he need small diameter 718 for? Also $$$...
yes,
yes,
Need is a very strong word. It was going to be thrown out as it wasn't stored per the technical orders and I figured it would be good wire for hanging parts for painting. And for occasional welding it would seem
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Dammit man, have you opened your presents yet!?
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Dammit man, have you opened your presents yet!?

A wild somewhat unassuming package appears! Wife walks in and asks what I'd doing with her yoga mat.


Well, MOSTLY unassuming. This thing is seriously more heavy that it should be. There is something hard and cylindrical in there, but the dimensions are somewhat disturbing.


Confetti penises! Confetti penises everywhere! She takes one look and makes the "WAT" face First roll of tape appears!


Oh man, I'm going to be picking wieners out of these things for a while Lets see whats in the bubble wrap...


Oh my! That was completely unexpected! Bells has zero west coast distribution and to say I've been trying to get a hold of some Two Hearted for quite some time is an understatement. Intentional thumbs up!


Fancy dickstraws go in the silverware drawer in the kitchen, lets see who finds them first. Waht's with the paper? A note of some sort?




Perfectly executed, props good sir!
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more props for Monk
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Nice! +1
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I'm stalking all of you. The straws glow in the dark.
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Even more pops . . . I mean props!
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