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Old 10-14-2015, 06:22 PM   #1241
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Big slowdown here --- It's that time of year. Between an upcoming sculpting class I'm teaching in beautiful Bell Buckle, Tennessee and my studios biggest event of the year (ArtCrawl Houston)...I am losing out on a lot of bus time. But, here's what little has been done in the wee hours.


Got a coat of paint onto the newly modified wheel well. Actually, I got it reinstalled but no pix at the moment. Be patient Jack.


Then there was this tricky little devil. I had to re-route the return oil line coming off my turbo due to interference being called. Between the wacky new (Jeep) motor mounts and a a re-positioned oil filter port, my best bet was to just route it directly into the oil pan. Had to have a port/bung machined that I will weld into the pan. It is not there yet due to time constraints, but the rest of the piping is in place and secured. As soon as I get a clear day I will drop the pan and fit the new bung. Just one little thing to get out of the way.

Till next time...

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Old 10-16-2015, 11:12 AM   #1242
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This is looking awesome, I love the style of this ol beast!
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:18 PM   #1243
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Yea...I was sucked in by her looks too. Always had a weakness for those hot dames from the '40's.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:44 PM   #1244
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Hey Tango. I am a very patient man but waiting for you to post pics has just about made me reach my limit. I know I speak for all of us when I say if there ain't pictures, it didn't happen!

Now that I have that off my chest------ What material is your flex tube made of and how are you going to support it. These rattly a$$ed little 4 bangers shake like the devil. It took me two tries to come up with a shake proof mount for my air cleaner atop the engine. I know that the lateral position of your return line won't shake as much as my air cleaner on the top of the motor but if it were to harden and break it would be a catastrophe. I know I'm preaching to the choir what with all your experience with metals in your real work but i'm just a busy body so I'll continue to meddle. Keep up the good work and remember that as we get older we don't need as much sleep. Jack
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:08 PM   #1245
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Well Howdy Jack --- Hope you are feelin' fit and ready to shout out drill orders bud.

The tube is a Cummins part made of stainless and quite rigid. In fact I had fits getting it to follow my fantasy route around everything. I am, however, going to add a chunk of split hose along the only section that might ever come in contact with anything (the motor mount)...just in case. Talked with another chap who has an almost identical arrangement and after driving his for several months, he said he saw no movement at all since the whole motor moves as a unit.

And the pix will be few and far between for the next month or so. Gotta go earn some more part money...and running guns into Guatemala isn't as easy as it used to be.

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:22 AM   #1246
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and running guns into Guatemala isn't as easy as it used to be.
Sounds like you need to expand your horizons then! Try Colombia. I hear the FARC are looking for a new supplier.........
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:09 AM   #1247
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I looked into Columbia but Ollie North and Hillary already have that franchise tied up.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:28 AM   #1248
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Good news. Just got word my remaining three windows will be here on Monday!
Bad news. I won't be able to do anything with them for about two weeks! Gotta take some time to earn a few bucks to keep this gal happy and in new parts. Like most...she is a pretty high maintenance lady.
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Women,-----------------------------------they make good pets but they sure are expensive to keep!
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Thanks OT, now I gotta keep this thread away from my wife............
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