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Old 11-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #41
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

Years ago I was doing a lot of gouging & grinding while building a two-stroke racing motor. The next day I was at my office in a high rise and reached up to rub my eye...YOWZER!!! Apparently a tiny bit of steel had transferred either from my eyebrows or hair into my right eye (I had been wearing goggles while working). I went into the men's room to see what I could see. It was so bad I wound up using a magnifying loop and an Xacto knife to remove it right there ( a buddy who walked in still talks about it...he nearly puked when he saw what I was doing ).

Went straight from there to an eye Doc. He said I did the right thing. Turns out the rust that starts forming and spreading out almost immediately causes more problems than the shard itself in most cases (the fluid in your eye is basically salt water).

Lesson?

These days I make sure to wear a hat, goggles and a full face mask when cutting or grinding. I do NOT want to repeat that event.

Be careful out there.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #42
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Since everyone will heed your words of wisdom ( ) it might not be needed advice...BUT- I have been successful using a damp Q-tip to get stuff out of my eyes.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #43
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

allwthrrider, is there any chance you might be able to take video of the inside of your crown while it's still 'naked? (If not, no worries)

Your pictures have given a ton of insight on what we might see when/if we tear that far into ours. Thank you for posting.

Wishing you a speedy recovery on that eye... sounds painful!
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:56 PM   #44
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allwthrrider, is there any chance you might be able to take video of the inside of your crown while it's still 'naked? (If not, no worries)

Your pictures have given a ton of insight on what we might see when/if we tear that far into ours. Thank you for posting.

Wishing you a speedy recovery on that eye... sounds painful!
I've got 1 more panel to pull tomorrow then I'll take a few more pics, I'll make a video but not sure how to load a video onto the sight

Eyes better thanks not so much painful just irritating it was embedded in the eye so Doc had to use a little mellon baller to get it out what was weird was after that he took a little grinder with a burr to polish it out, you looking out then things start to shake & you feel the vibrations going thru your head
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:57 PM   #45
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allwthrrider, is there any chance you might be able to take video of the inside of your crown while it's still 'naked? (If not, no worries)

Your pictures have given a ton of insight on what we might see when/if we tear that far into ours. Thank you for posting.

Wishing you a speedy recovery on that eye... sounds painful!
I've got 1 more panel to pull tomorrow then I'll take a few more pics, I'll make a video but not sure how to load a video onto the sight

Eyes better thanks not so much painful just irritating it was embedded in the eye so Doc had to use a little mellon baller to get it out what was weird was after that he took a little grinder with a burr to polish it out, you looking out then things start to shake & you feel the vibrations going thru your head
I'm super squeamish about my eyes... Would probably have needed to be sedated for all that! Good that is getting better!

I haven't the foggiest of how to get videos on here, I only recently figured out I can upload video from my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy note 2) to YouTube, so I do that then post the YouTube link in here.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #46
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Finally got the interior gutted,I ground so many rivets I actually plugged 1 set of filters on my respirator I could not draw another breath
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #47
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My Crowns a pusher so the air intake came thru the interior out the roof, any good reason why I can't move it to the side of the engine compartment where this vent is?
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #48
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

I have heard from mechanics that worked on pusher Crowns that getting air to them was critical. I am not a mechanic. However, I am assuming that the engineers who designed the engine placement decided that it needed the air intake where it was. Of course, most Crowns did not have rear engines, so your arrangement is rare amongst Crowns.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #49
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I am a diesel mechanic. How was the intake on the roof? just the pipe sticking up or did it have a forward or rearward scoop on it? If the filter is to the left of the elbow in your picture of the inside of the vent, you could move it to the vent and it should be ok. Just don't block the entire vent as that is needed for ventilation and proper air flow over your radiator. Where is the exhaust? if it is near or under that vent, then that is why they put the fresh air intake up on the roof. You don't want an engine breathing its own exhaust fumes if you are stuck in traffic.

Do you have pictures of the intake that was on the roof? and where is your air filter?

I know all about stuff in your eye, and like Ink I'm very squeamish about my eyes. I was running a train with the doors open because it was hot out. Something suddenly was in my left eye. Had the conductor take the throttle, and I tried to wash it out with some bottles of water. COLD water. didn't work. Stopped at a propane dealer and used his hose, STILL didn't work. Got back to my inlaw's, and tried flushing it there. Was still bothering me. No one could see anything. Traveled home to SC. My wife works for an eye doctor, specializing in diseases and injuries to the eye. So the doctor takes a look and finds a piece of beetle shell, stuck to the inside of my eyelid. Luckly the shiny side was towards my eyeball, as the inside of them is very rough. But boy was it irritating!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #50
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I am a diesel mechanic. How was the intake on the roof? just the pipe sticking up or did it have a forward or rearward scoop on it? If the filter is to the left of the elbow in your picture of the inside of the vent, you could move it to the vent and it should be ok. Just don't block the entire vent as that is needed for ventilation and proper air flow over your radiator. Where is the exhaust? if it is near or under that vent, then that is why they put the fresh air intake up on the roof. You don't want an engine breathing its own exhaust fumes if you are stuck in traffic.

Do you have pictures of the intake that was on the roof? and where is your air filter?
In this pic the white cap on the top right rear is the intake, the exhaust right now exits the right rear thru the bumper my plan is to remove the muffler & reroute it to exit in front of the left rear tires, also I'm planning a 10" roof raise & in doing so was either planning on extending the intake 15" & installing a scoop like you see on Semi Trucks or relocating to the vent on the right side
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