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  • fatguyzinc
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    relax, cochise--it was a bit of self depriciating humor. i too beat anorexia by a country mile...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post


    yeah..... i beat the f#rking sh#t out of it !!!!

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    isn't it fun how a geriatric trash collector will say things to a person, that if said to his face, would result in him being the first garbageman to achieve of low-earth-orbit?
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; January 16, 2024, 08:48 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    today's fun started with a wheelbarrow... need heat in the shop and wheelbarrow is the transport device.... but the tire is defective as it is flat on one side

    so I got a new one that doesn't take air

    once the fire was going and the temps were above 40*
    tacked the over bar in place

    and test fitted everything... a bit close on the lower hose but it clears...

    problem is I can't use both fans on the same side now... the hose interferes with it.
    put it on the outside doesn't seem like a good idea either


    now about Summit Racing
    Summit Racing is my go-to place. I'd rather buy in my town but there ain't much here.

    so story time with a moral... Ordered parts from Summit. When ordering from them, it either takes 2 days to get the parts or 10 days. And I check where it's coming from. So I get a notice that it's coming in 2 days (today - weird because holiday) but dunno, and tomorrow is fine too. So I go to my email and check arrival times... that's weird, I got a second email with arrival times. First one, 1/15, next one 1/22. Get on the phone, explain (for the second time in as many days) that I rely on those dates - and it's not a huge deal if you send me an email that says "your parts are delayed".... but this surprise stuff, a big 'no'

    They do nothing about the Mongolian yak shipping - but give me $80 back... which I use to buy the parts I absolutely needed this week from Jegs. Now, whenever that stuff arrives, I'll have spares...

    The moral in all of this is don't order online, call in your order. Get the salesperson's name and employee number. Weirdest thing, when I do that - it arrives as expected.... that said, if they continue to give me 25% off for 10 day orders - I'll suck it up.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post

    I will let your Hawaiian Lover have word play on
    "hot sweaty driver" in that last sentence.....

    yeah..... i beat the f#rking sh#t out of it !!!!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Monster View Post
    Keep that popcorn out... according to someone at Summit Racing, all the decisions there are now made by computers.

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  • Captain
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    Interesting idea.
    will it be enough to defrost (clear fog) off the windshield? Even on Humid Hot days,
    A hot sweaty driver can cause windshield fog over.

    I will let your Hawaiian Lover have word play on
    "hot sweaty driver" in that last sentence.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Question. Plumbing the remote tank has some challenges that would be made far simpler with an electric heating element.... Optima requires HVAC, but they don't require it to work well.... what if I just re-engineered the system? it'd give me tons more room..... preserve the fan but replace the liquid radiator with coils....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    today was more of the same
    finish weld

    then leak check...

    doesn't leak, and I didn't even have to break out the epoxy....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward.
    just need to plug a few things and attach a couple things...

    after a lot of in and out.... this is what I came up with


    weld a bit, attach a few bits



    need to finish the cap then pressure test... then everything else

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    forgot to mention - the problem I had with updating the turtles for the Team Plus sensors was I needed to update my USB driver.... I hate computers

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Really appreciate Team Plus - did a zoom call with him to figure out some programming issues. Zoom call with someone in Australia.
    so once the programming was done, clean spots to glue the sensors in place...

    test

    then not use those spots... and run the power wire inside.

    pretty sure I'll glue them in place then seal the holes... I could make them removeable but putting a screw on top of a tire just seems dumb

    then envisioning for the reservoir

    not a lot of spare room. I still have to put a breather in place

    in other news, I'm still waiting for several parts - and Sunday will be quite booked

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    two envisionings tonight. Hmm... spellchk doesn't like that
    First.. where to put the reservoir

    need to make a hole

    here it will be



    then onto the radiator - more specifically, the air intake


    move it 30* then it works just fine

    still don't know what air cleaner, so this is back in play

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Been an exciting day.... 75 mph winds, power outages... but I did get a brown santa visit
    I need to tie the upper a-arms together... these will make the bit removeable.

    and hoses, extras because closeout pricing

    and some intake piping that I may not use...

    and the piece de coolant....

    will require some rearranging, but should work well
    still waiting on a couple parts that won't be here earlier then Friday (did I ever mention my dislike of FedEx?)

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