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« Reply #1515 on: June 23, 2018, 11:09:38 PM »

I think it's looking pretty darned nice, Neil.  cheers

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« Reply #1516 on: June 23, 2018, 11:32:54 PM »

Thanks, Mike. This is a never ending project!  tongue

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« Reply #1517 on: September 01, 2018, 07:39:42 PM »

Two days ago I was checking to see why my tach was not working and found that my battery was going open-circuit under load. Click the starter button and everything went to zero volts. Off to Costco to buy a new 24F battery. In accordance with the SCTA rule book my battery is in an enclosed box (since it is mounted in the cockpit) and I put it far forward in the right side foot well for weight balance. If I ever build another car I'll pay more attention to accessibility...  cry  Anyway, a new battery in now installed and the electrical system is now working normally- except the tach. I think it's NFG.  angry  I ordered a new one but we'll see if it arrives in time. Otherwise, it's calculator time to relate RPM in gear to GPS speed.

As long as I was working on my electrical system, I made up a matching cable for the auxiliary power connector that I had already mounted in place. This way I can plug in the connector and connect the jumper cable to an external battery for starting, charging the on-board battery, etc. The military current rating for this connector is 750A so it can easily handle the current of starter.

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« Reply #1518 on: September 01, 2018, 10:32:54 PM »

The military current rating for this connector is 750A so it can easily handle the current of starter.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Or a discotheque.
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« Reply #1519 on: September 02, 2018, 12:29:51 AM »

We can even refine aluminum.  grin

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« Reply #1520 on: September 19, 2018, 10:02:00 PM »

So you are awfully quiet Neil.... Tell us how WoS was for you, please...
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« Reply #1521 on: September 20, 2018, 07:44:45 AM »

Yo Neil....your power plug reminds me of a pal  that is an A/P tech...One of his fellow techs  pulled a Gulfstream 550 out of the hanger with the aux. power hooked up and bent the lugs...$55,000 for the replacement plug. Ouch.
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« Reply #1522 on: September 20, 2018, 09:30:03 AM »

That's high tech Neil. Fitting for your project.
I love the aviation stuff. Closest I got was helping
my brother in law skin a cargo door off a business jet.
How come my rivets never dimpled the surface?Huh?. grin
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« Reply #1523 on: September 20, 2018, 11:01:57 AM »

We had a problem with a bad diesel fuel leak on our tow truck on the way to WOS and had to leave it with a Dodge dealer in Henderson (Las Vegas) to fix. To continue, we rented a pickup from U-Haul and transferred all our gear and the trailer to that. In tech inspection, they wanted me to isolate the fuel cell filler cap from the cockpit and vent the fuel cell overboard. Fortunately, a fellow wearing a yellow ďTeam VescoĒ tee-shirt (Jerry Jacobson) stopped by our pit and wanted to help. He borrowed some aviation tin snips and a hose from Rick Vesco and, with the Ace Hardware sheet metal (three flattened stove pipes), we passed tech inspection. Joline towed me around to the staging lane for the short course and after a wait I was able to run. Embarrassingly, I promptly stalled the engine. Re-started it and ran through first gear, shifted into second, and at about 5,000 rpm the engine started misfiring badly so I turned off the course. Whatever the problem was it wasnít going to be solved until we returned home so we packed up and left Monday morning.
 
I posted a video on YouTube that pretty much says it all:    The engine really didnít sound quite right from the beginning. Iím going to see if maybe I have a fuel filter blockage since it felt like a fuel problem... Iíll see what a teardown reveals.


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« Reply #1524 on: Today at 12:18:53 AM »

Thanks for the post Neil. The car looks great.
Sorry you had the problems.
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« Reply #1525 on: Today at 10:08:00 AM »

Thanks, Mike. I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to go faster but the main thing is, I drove a car that I built by myself on the salt at Bonneville! I felt like Anthony Hopkins at the end of "The World's Fastest Indian".

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« Reply #1526 on: Today at 10:34:07 AM »

The car looks a lot meaner than you Neil!  grin
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« Reply #1527 on: Today at 06:38:33 PM »

Wow     hooray for you!!   I remember you showing me your car when I first got out here!!  CONGRATS!!
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