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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    considering if this is what I want

    or this


    in other news, painting inner liners

    and wiring the reverse light


    all while waiting for the epoxy to fully dry


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    did some work on this today...

    worked on the spoiler

    cut the block plate and spoiler out of one piece of aluminum

    the bottom inch will be rubber....

    also fixed some cracks because it was finally warm enough to use epoxy

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more CAD

    now in metal

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  • langleylad
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Hardware store is good!

    Dan
    For paint and grade 8 fasteners .... yes . Speed parts .... not so much
    Last edited by langleylad; April 12, 2022, 10:19 PM.

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  • DanStokes
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    Hardware store is good!

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    spoiler v2 cont.

    what that doesn't explain is I had to diagnose and fix my shear...

    tomorrow's goal is make this look less hardware store

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    dangling brake cooling lines


    a start to a new setup

    the biggest problem is the spoiler can't hang more then 2" from the angle

    laid out a new plate - then the shear wouldn't start....

    I'm going to try something... according to what I've read - you need an air inlet that is 1/3rd the size of the radiator.

    so basically, I'm going to eliminate the under side holes - however, if it doesn't work, I can simply pull the plate and get flow back....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    We'll be in Seal Rock (staying in Waldport) shortly but sadly our time is REALLY limited so we won't get to see folks other than relatives. I'll wave as we go by!

    Dan
    I'm going in the opposite direction

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  • DanStokes
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    We'll be in Seal Rock (staying in Waldport) shortly but sadly our time is REALLY limited so we won't get to see folks other than relatives. I'll wave as we go by!

    Dan

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  • 53 Studillac
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    My wife is originally from Ronan, MT. If/when we make it up there again we need to visit!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    So Sunday, I'll remake the lower valence out of aluminum without air intakes. If I do need intakes, I'll craft some kind of scoop so that it provides downforce to low pressure to the radiator core. I've also thought of making those scoops active so they could be adjusted or even closed.

    I also will make a spoiler but seriously considering just a reinforced rubber one.... I need brake cooling so it will be wide enough for the air intakes.... I considered before to put those intakes next to the turn signals (behind the grill but also higher in the body).. this would help with clearance... still need to spend more time on how 'tall' to make it... 3 1/2 was too much but only just barely - the bend came from the step into my shop and may have been caused by an earlier scrape....

    learnin'

    tri-cities

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  • 1946Austin
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    it looks nice
    In other news
    I filled the tank - no leaks or smells....
    and we're moving .... this should be fun (3 hours east)
    Moving to Spokane?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it looks nice


    too bad it's too low

    and all the harpies are rejoicing....



    so, it's opportunity. The holes in that valence are a problem for aerodynamics - and it was rightly suggested I block them.... so I will the calculation for cooling is you need 1/3 the radiator surface in grill opening... worst case scenario is I put a vent in the closing panel... the problem is it will be hard to create access for the bolts.... and a bit shorter spoiler.... 3 1/2" was not enough.... the other choice might be to make it flexible with reinforced rubber....

    In other news
    I filled the tank - no leaks or smells....
    and we're moving .... this should be fun (3 hours east)
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; April 7, 2022, 11:05 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Good luck on the weather. But I thought Chad liked square pipes.

    Dan
    hmmm, thinking I'll leave that rabbit hole alone. Or as alone as is possible. It was weird, though, I've met him and never realized how short and round he is.... maybe it's just his affinity for roundness that makes him square prejudiced?

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  • DanStokes
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    Good luck on the weather. But I thought Chad liked square pipes.

    Dan

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