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Old 10-11-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default I will now join the ranks of idiots who do not safety wire

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ewwwww.....like looking at a trainwreck

Sorry to hear man....(sigh)
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btw, I took the turbo off in less than 15-minutes. V-Band clamp win.
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ewwwww.....like looking at a trainwreck

Sorry to hear man....(sigh)
This is not a train wreck...its an easy fix to something I should have done from the start. I am not upset about this at all. Human fail, absurdflow win.
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why did the retainer pull off the housing like tat? heat?
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why did the retainer pull off the housing like tat? heat?
harmonics most likely. However I'm a bureaucrat, not an engineer. They need a mechanical lock.
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aww poor turbo ='(
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Is there some kind of award for the person who has suffered the greatest number of mechanical failures related to fasteners on a turbocharger, and yet still won't give up?
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Is there some kind of award for the person who has suffered the greatest number of mechanical failures related to fasteners on a turbocharger, and yet still won't give up?
It's pretty tough to give up or cry after you spent a day crushing vettes and exotics.

When I assembled this car a year ago, I bolted everything together. Today every fastener is dressed with anti-seize, torqud to spec, and the hot parts will all have a mechanical locker. I realized that even though I'm a layman paper pusher, I've built a racecar and put more stress through it than any former convention suggests. Aparently savington and I are a rare breed. I'm a man, I'm 40.
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Dear god, I pity you people and all of your boosted problems. Easy fix... don't have a turbo and stop caring about your car like me!

At least it wasn't a v-band issue, in which case I would be really sad and at the same time would be laughing for your misfortune. Get it fixed and get back to Vette murder.
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At least it wasn't a v-band issue, in which case I would be really sad and at the same time would be laughing for your misfortune. Get it fixed and get back to Vette murder.
I'm "doing this" at a level where conventional logic, materials, and designs fail. A handfull of fabricators are getting a lot of r&d from us for free. It seems to me that fastener have not recieved the respect they require.
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Diggin the flops in the video...
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This is why every bolt on the fsae car is required to be safety wired. My roommate is dubbed the "safety wire team leader" because he spent two weeks last year removing every bolt, drilling a small hole in the head, then safety wiring it in place.
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Diggin the flops in the video...
Your girlfriend dug them too. It is the superior footwear. I'm working on a utility flipper flopper for the California poser who is afraid to chop off a toe with the floor jack.
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This is why every bolt on the fsae car is required to be safety wired. My roommate is dubbed the "safety wire team leader" because he spent two weeks last year removing every bolt, drilling a small hole in the head, then safety wiring it in place.
I'm tempted to drill them all by hand. Should I go buy a drill press for this.
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How do safety wires work if the bolt goes into a blind hole?

I know nothing about this...

**nvm


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How do safety wires work if the bolt goes into a blind hole?

I know nothing about this...

nvm

Just google it.


Edit: nice ninja edit
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I'm tempted to drill them all by hand. Should I go buy a drill press for this.
Make or buy one of these...probably ease the process
SAFETY WIRE DRILLING JIG from Aircraft Spruce

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I had all sorts of **** safety wired on the 91, until I got tired of cutting the **** out of my fingers, hands, and arms any time I even looked at the motor. As time went on, anything I removed that was safety wired, was replaced without safety wire.

Different applications though. That car had a gentle life, and only embarrassed expensive stuff on the street.
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Make or buy one of these...probably ease the process
SAFETY WIRE DRILLING JIG from Aircraft Spruce

It looks like it's NOT threaded...is this right? I need to use metric sized **** on this.
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