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Old 07-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #101
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That must have been a shock when the cutting disc broke.....

Are you going to do final welding on those towers with your 110 welder, or does a friend (/ friend's welder) help with the bigger jobs?
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:23 PM   #102
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That must have been a shock when the cutting disc broke.....

Are you going to do final welding on those towers with your 110 welder, or does a friend (/ friend's welder) help with the bigger jobs?
My 110v MIG's limit is about 3/16" but I can't feed it too fast or it won't burn the wire. It takes awhile to fill gaps though. If you notice the corners are open corner joints. It takes some filling but can be rounded off with a grinder and retain it's strength. The welds won't be a problem. I do have a friend with a TIG that I'm going to borrow to pool the visable welds to the frame tubes just for cosmetic reasons.

One tower is welded on now. With my friend jumping up and down I can feel movement between the two. I held a straight edge against one side and allowed it to slide on the other. I can't see it moving but I can feel it. I might be able to incorporate a brace into my tail light mounts or even fab a typical "strut-bar" brace. Fine for the street but landings might be a bit hard on it. Assuming I'm airborn for some reason.
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updated pics??
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:29 AM   #104
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Coming... I don't have my camera with me today. I've only been buttoning up some of the little things like the battery hold down. Next will be exhaust but I haven't decided for sure on the gsx-r pipes. They're kinda big. I took one apart tonight to see if it could be shortened. Only thing I could do to is cut/re-weld somewhere in the middle. I was hoping the ends would come off without a problem but the aluminum outer can is rolled over steel inserts.

I've put a few miles on it already. It's a blast to drive. Feels like boost and scoots even in the higher gears. Feels great starting in second. First gets it moving so quickly it's almost useless. I don't have the speedometer yet so I have no idea how fast it's going. Monday I'm ordering the oil and temp gauges so I can get that instrument cluster finished. I forgot to make room for a gas gauge! -doh!-
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Ug... I think my friend is loosing the shop so I'll have to wait to button up everything. My son is here visiting and on the next joy ride I'll get some in-car video. No speedo yet so you'll have to guess how fast it is like I do.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:49 PM   #106
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AACd9YZlh5E

If you can live past the music, you will enjoy it... please be patient the sound is sweeet with custom cams!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkFsk...eature=related

This one is a shorter clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE_yX...eature=related

This is a good one, but the end is hillarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Is6u...eature=related

There is no need for boosted with Ze and a good combo of pistons, cams, valves...

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:03 AM   #107
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I've seen those vids of that car. Crazy sound. I love it.
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