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#81 bigboy620

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

Baby's gonna scream when finished!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:07 AM

Ram Air DCXX ™

 

Ram Air DCXX ™ is a registered trademark of Stoffregen Motorsports. All use of this trademark without proper consent is punishable by a life of driving boring shit.

 

BTW- DCXX is Roman numerals for 620.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:20 AM

This is awesome. You HAVE to keep it up. 


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Just trying to figure it out.


#84 Str8jacket

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

This is awesome. You HAVE to keep it up.


Not only for reasons of awesomeness... there is a healthy dose of irritated wifeness too! It WILL be going in the next 2 months!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Happy wife = ?

 

I never figured that one out.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

LOL 



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:47 PM

Ha ve been all over the show doing bits and pieces. Welded in the bungs for the exhaust crank case evac, have finished the top plate on the carbs, put in the pcv, have run ot a bit different so hope it works ok. Want to have the exhaust evac suck through a catch can through both rocker covers, if the vacuum drops or pressure builds up it will vent to the air filter box. Fingers crossed.
Radiator is in. Looks to be heaps of room to put the thermo on as a sucker, never been a fan of blower thermos. Need to make a small bit of ducting in the bumper for better air flow.
Bottom rad hose i managed to mek various bits and pieces from the pathfinder fit straight up. Need to move my top radiator hose tube from one side to the other, thats on today.
Went a little ratrod on my fuel system! I think it lools pretty cool.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:52 PM

Another pick of the "fuel rail". Mounted catch can on fire wall. Covers the flashy fuel reg a bit, might paint that, not aure it blends with my crappy engine bay paint job.

A mate gave it to me, its an ole skool shift knob.

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Need to run a fuel return pipe.
Make up a bracket for the coil packs to sit on. Lots to do. 😁

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

Quickly did the radiator between trips to pool and skate park etc😁
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Had to relocate the top inlet. Tacked one side. I'll just reach round and tack the other side....."well fuck, this is awkward!"
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Quick job not so much now..extra 20mins later
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Didnt patch to bad. Can fill a hole!
All done for this week. Back to a sweet 8 days of 12.5hr shifts. Im excited.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:10 AM

Spent way to much time messing with the throttle linkage today. Ended up cutting up 3 seperate cable pulleys off of the 2 vg33 motors i have and welding them together to get what i hope will work nicely. I off set the pulley so the throttle gets progressively fast as it opens. Hope to be not to sensitive off idle. Had my first go at putting a new lead end on a cable as well. Worked out ok. See how long it lasts. Waiting on some studs to hold down the carbs and should be close to done on this bit.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

Been flat out so limited time on the ute. Have had a bit of small stuff done ignition leads made mounted coil pack some brackets for the throttle cable.
This arvo i decided i didnt like having the trigger wheel for the megajolt hanging all the way out the front of the crank pulley. Looked shit. Needed a big bracket that could possibly vibrate and cause dramas so i attacked the pulley and got rid of the vee belt provision and modified my trigger wheel so i could mount it on the back.
I had a cool trigger wheel with slots in it which wouldnt work for a press fit on the pulley. Didnt want to wait for another so thought stuff it ill have a go and see if it will work.
I cut out a disc in 3mm and machined it perfect round then welded it to the trigger wheel.
Then cut the centre out
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Ended up with a deadly ninja star bit

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Put the pulley in and spent half hour trying to get it dead centre.

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Machined off the back pulley edge to suit. Made it a few thou bigger diameter than the inside of the trigger wheel. Heated up the trigger wheel and slipped it on.

A few tacks to make sure it wont slip and done. Was super impressed with myself showed the missus. " am i supposed to know what im looking at? "
Whats a bloke supposed to do to hey?
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Really want to hear noise from this thing soon!

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:22 AM

You're making some good progress.

 

Moving the radiator nipple may pose a problem though. The reason they are offset top to bottom is so the coolant travels all the way through the radiator before it goes back into the engine. By moving the upper nipple, you have created a lob sided coolant path. Hot on one side, cool on the other.

 

Search Google for "dual pass radiator" and you'll see what I'm talking about.

 

I don't know what real-world effect this will have on your system. It's possible, depending on the size and layout of your fan(s), that you won't even notice.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:14 PM

You're making some good progress.

Moving the radiator nipple may pose a problem though. The reason they are offset top to bottom is so the coolant travels all the way through the radiator before it goes back into the engine. By moving the upper nipple, you have created a lob sided coolant path. Hot on one side, cool on the other.

Search Google for "dual pass radiator" and you'll see what I'm talking about.

I don't know what real-world effect this will have on your system. It's possible, depending on the size and layout of your fan(s), that you won't even notice.


Yeah im not terribly happy with the radiator in general. The po had the switch for the thermal fan relays in the bottom tank on opposite side of the nipple. Fans would only kick in when really hot. Plus it appears i have given away my 14in fan so it only has the 10in on there. Im thinking get it running and look at it with a thermal camera i use at work and see whats going on. Will baffle accordingly or buy a new rad and fan set up.