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Old 10-25-2017, 09:45 AM   #2721
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Hey Jack...yet another PhotoSuckit story. May they rot in Hell for mass extortion.

But yes, I'd love to see a couple of pix. I have figured out that I will likely need the front end to go straight up maybe 6 or 8 inches before it can tilt just to clear the bumper. Not impossible but it does complicate things a bit.

The chap I met with yesterday at my shop (a friend of several artists at my studio) turns out to be not only a really great guy, but a major car builder as well. He has a bunch of NASCAR, NHRA and really outrageous street machines in his portfolio. I am going over to his shop tomorrow or Friday to look around and dig through some "spare parts". Should be fun.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:10 AM   #2722
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Hey Tango, Sounds like a good guy to know. You'll probably come home with a truck load of cool left overs. I'll sort out a few pics today and stick 'em on Skoolie. I got around the need to lift the front sheet metal over the bumper by following the KISS system. I mounted the front bumper on a pair of 4"wide 1/4" thick hinges so the bumper swings down and out of the way. Jack
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:47 AM   #2723
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I am checking into having the bumper swing as well. Hope to avoid any compromise as the bumper on mine is extremely stout.

And looking forward to looking backwards and seeing that part of your build once more.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:23 PM   #2724
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Just in time for Halloween...

FRANKENFITTING!


Coming up with something that would fit around all the stuff crammed into the remote oil filter area was a nightmare. I can only hope there are not more of them when this abomination gets pressurized. Trying to get all the fittings tight while maintaining all the required angles was no easy feat and if this thing does not leak all over the place...it will be a miracle.

Meanwhile, back in the doghouse...


...the other end of the hoses look somewhat more conventional. Well, at least not quite as scary.

Now comes the challenge of getting the remote plate back on the motor with all that crap hanging off.



ONWARD??? Really?

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:35 PM   #2725
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Just in time for Halloween...

FRANKENFITTING!

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ONWARD??? Really?

That looks to be $100 in stainless -AN fittings. Whatever it takes to get to the next step in building your aircraft, er I mean bus.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:22 PM   #2726
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ha!! iove made a few of those over the years!!! did you get on grainger to see if you could find pre-mades in the form you need? eaton makes a TON of different O-ring boss and flare fittings.. in many different angles and configurations...

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Old 10-25-2017, 09:50 PM   #2727
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In an effort to practice what I preach (KISS), I narrowed the tilt hood pics down to 10. By far the most important part was the paint stir stick mock up on the garage floor. That layout let me fiddle with the arms until they did what I wanted. Once that was done I just coppied the sticks in steel tubing, figured out mounts for the hood panels and radiator shell and fit each piece until it all came together. Two pics of the bumper hinges and the part of the front fender where it originally connected with the running board. Everything bolts on with 1/4 20's should I ever need to take it apart. Jack

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Old 10-26-2017, 09:25 AM   #2728
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Thanks Jack --- As I recall, you also came up with a clever latching system to keep it all in place. Any pix of that?

Rusty ---Ya...they are REAL proud of those fittings. By the time it was all said and done, I have well over $300 bucks in hoses and fittings.

Cadillac --- I worked with a local shop that builds all kinds of hoses for several of the big local truck shops. This stuff is a crazy mix of AN, JIC & old fashioned pipe thread. Since they had a big inventory on hand, I let them sort out what had to go where and even then it took several tries to find a combination that would fit.

Also...I Just learned about something called "gasket shellac". A new one for me but it is recommended for the tricky to fit gaskets that go on the remote filter plate. A Cummins rebuilder said nix to conventional gasket sealers and such on this part and to use the shellac. Off to try and find some. It is probably on the same shelf as the metric Crescent wrenches.
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Hey Tango. I think the latches were originally for some sort of steel cabinet. They fit flush with the upper surface and work with a lift and a twist. When latched they can be locked by turning the philips head screw a quarter turn. Jack[IMG][/IMG].

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Very cool...thanks again Jack.

Spent much of the day swearing very loudly. That damned remote oil plate may be the death of me yet. No room to do anything in place so I torqued all the fittings down as tight as possible then wrecked myself trying to install it and $50 bucks worth of new gaskets with something called "gasket shellac". Very messy stuff. After a long, drawn out and unusually bloody wrestling match, I finally got a couple of bolts started. Once pulled down and torqued, I started attaching the oil lines...only to discover that one of the #@!%%#@ fittings going into the plate had come loose!

Great!

I left and had several tall rum and sodas.

My task for tomorrow will be to try and make a tool that can tighten that one #@!%%#@ loose fitting.

I may need more rum.
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