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The Square Deal

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by duffer, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Aug 10, 2020
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power 2019 Sponsor

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    I didn't weigh any of the components-probably should have. I think it's safe to say the twin disc assembly is heavier than just a single 11" disc, maybe 30% or more. I went with a 25 lb flywheel this go around so it's probably still lighter overall than the previous arrangement. I'm not sure about the lack of springs. I believe the pressure plate produces less pressure than the single disc and maybe that mitigates the spring issue. The jury is still out----
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2020
    duffer

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    The past couple of weeks have been spent fitting the Vintage Air heater behind the dash and replacing the mechanical valve and all the wiring for the auxiliary heater under the driver's seat. I don't remember when I installed the auxiliary unit but it was probably 3+ decades back. It uses a J truck heater core and a modified Honda Accord (1974?) blower. The resistor bridge was for some vintage of Toyota van. I'm pretty sure both the blower and resistor bridge are Nippon Denso products. I finished the re-install this afternoon.
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  3. Aug 16, 2020
    duffer

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    Installed the new driver's side seat belts today and finished the mock-up of the revamped heater controls/switches/gauges/receiver install. I have a little room left at the bottom of the latter that I think I will make into a small storage compartment. It would hold a couple pairs of gloves and sun glasses.
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  4. Sep 7, 2020
    duffer

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    I spent part of today remodeling my "skinny" pedal. The original hinge was just a piece of cut down continuous aluminum hinge from McMaster-Carr. It had a "pressed in" aluminum pin that kept working out and the whole hinge got pretty sloppy. The solution was to use a long cut down 10-32 Allen head "bolt" and Oilite brass bushings. My set screw alignment left something to be desired but it is fully functional. I also added a "keeper" to prevent the pedal from coming up off the pivot roller when not loaded. That didn't happen very often but it was a little annoying to go to hit the accelerator only to find the pedal vertical.
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  5. Sep 9, 2020
    duffer

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    My preferred local custom shop (McGinley Motorsports) finished spraying Turbo Liner on my "console" side panels yesterday. It took a while to clean out all the holes even though they were masked. That stuff is really tough. They are a little shinny but I can live with that.
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  6. Sep 14, 2020
    duffer

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    The new center "console" didn't turn out too bad. The chemical blackening didn't work out that well and may be revisited down the road if I can find someone local to actually anodize them. The dash panel and glove box door ended up being a class anodizing project at MT State University 40 something years back but I don't have those connections any longer. The temp gauge is just a photo op substitute so I didn't have to deal with the capillary tube. The actual gauge is the one above in the mock-up and will be plumbed to the D18.

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  7. Sep 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM
    duffer

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    I finished bolting the new engine in place this morning. A bit of a hassle but in. I used the 26 spline plastic clutch alignment tool that McLeod sent with their clutch assembly. I have another that looks just like it. Despite my best efforts to get the discs centered well, I was probably off a tiny bit and with 2 discs, that was a problem. Once I got the splines engaged, I used a bar clamp on the throwout arm to release the clutch and the input pilot slid right into the pilot bearing.

    I looked through this thread and didn't find any engine mount photos. These are no doubt a bit of overkill. All 1/4" plate or tube wall. The bushing is 1.25" OD x 0.625 ID made from 40 Durometer polyurethane, Delrin side "thrust" washers, and grade 8 and 9 fasteners. The goal here is to allow some rotational movement but essentially no fore-aft movement. I don't have much margin for error in that latter direction. The front of the fan blades are only about 3/4" from my cross member.

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    Lots of wiring to be run and a remodel of the fuel system to yet be completed. And a few problems to address. My left front Cardone rebuilt caliper has started leaking on the floor. It's coming from the piston seal. Zero miles--------- Ordered another today.
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    I think everyone on this forum wants to hear this thing make some noise.
     

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