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Member Since 15 Aug 2011
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In Topic: KA swap: Best QUIET efi in line fuel pump?

Yesterday, 12:21 PM

Hi Mike: We should have read the hot rod forums before buying. It is insulated from the frame mount. I don't think any amount of dynamite would quiet this down. I North Korean missile launch is probably quieter...


I am trying to research non-vane pumps now as even MSD in its own forums admits these are noisy.


I appreciate any recommendations from people with experience with alternatives.

In Topic: Charlie69's 66 520 Build

14 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

Hey Charlie.... my best to you. Good luck with your PT.

Will touch base soon to catch up on issue we discussed recently.



In Topic: Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

06 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

This thing needs a "mini" mini fridge for your iced teas in the back, so you will have all the comforts of home on the road. But in MBT fashion, I suppose that might turn into a HUGE project to special order a matching fifth Work wheel, and then have your machinist buddy hinge the outer rims and craft an insulated billet center container to hold the frosted refreshments.

In Topic: Anyone want to buy new 320 vent window rubbers?

06 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

Unfortunately Phil Marouk has not logged in here for more than 60 days. I tried PM'ing him when he started this thread and received no reply.


I am no longer in a position to participate in  big way in the creation of these parts as I have moved on to other projects, but my buddy, the one who bought my 320, would certainly buy a set. I think Dguy210 and Matt S. said it best a few posts ago. If someone has the gumption to at least scan and build a file of a left and right vent rubber this project would be much farther down the road.


My point in raising this topic from the dead was to point out that you could use the 3D printer to help with the mold making process. 3D print one example and test fit it. If it fits, then move on to 3D printing the mold. From there we could send the 3D printed mold (and the file) to a mold making company, like my friend in AZ, and have a mold made in aluminum. From there, having them poured is the easy part.


It is easy to state what another should do, but until either someone with silly money comes forward to reproduce these, the only way this will likely move forward is if an insider who is experienced with 3d printing is willing to take this on, nothing will happen.


Dguy210: I met you some time ago at Dave Pare's place when I drove my 320 up there. If you decide to take this on, PM me and I might be willing to make a token contribution to an effort to scan and print a trial set. If it works, it works. if it doesn't, then there would be no obligation or expectation at all to produce anything.


Datzenmike: Don't get too excited, we aren't talking about diving down the road that happened with king cab rubbers:) I am just offering to consider offsetting some of the material costs to 3d print a trial pair of these or to help get a good set of scans so they could be printed - should Dguy210 be interested in trying this. 


The fellow Richard who left his number above appears to have at least one side in good shape that could be scanned. I have no idea if he has a set of left and right vent rubbers.


If Phil Marouk is still reading Ratsun posts, but just not logging in, please PM me. My email is in my profile.

In Topic: 69 521 Build

06 December 2017 - 10:24 PM

Joe still has a few things to finish up and then put a few miles on it to sort things.


With that said, you can bet I will zip up there to get it as soon as he thinks its ready for the road.


This truck is really low. Like "limbo" low. You don't step up into it. You don't slide into it. You fall down into it!