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Offline SteveM

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1500 on: April 17, 2017, 02:36:51 PM »
If anyone is interested in seeing the Action Plan format & template I'm using, here's a .Pdf snap of it.  If you'd like a copy of the template, please send an IM.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1501 on: April 19, 2017, 01:11:48 PM »
In keeping with the "Every Day is like Christmas" - (Except the day when the credit card statement arrives), I now have a LARGE Griffin aluminum radiator, and a Davies Craig electric water pump & water pump/fan controller.

The aluminum radiator will make a nice replacement for the cardboard unit being utilized right now.





I guess I'd better get busy installing this stuff.

Steve.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1502 on: April 19, 2017, 02:05:54 PM »
Those Davies Craig pumps are slicker than snot with their variable flow control. They're fairly new to the US but have been on the Australian market for ever.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1503 on: April 19, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »
This setup shipped straight from the Motherland.  (I even had to pay in Aussie dollars).

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1504 on: April 19, 2017, 09:46:31 PM »
If anyone is interested in seeing the Action Plan format & template I'm using, here's a .Pdf snap of it.  If you'd like a copy of the template, please send an IM.

Steve.

Steve -

What, ARE YOU CRAZY?

Don't you know the rules?

DON'T BE KEEPING TRACK OF THE COST OF THIS STUFF, AND NEVER LEAVE A PAPER TRAIL!

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"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1505 on: April 19, 2017, 10:25:36 PM »
I was gunna take a pdf snapshot with my Polariod but then I don't know what an "IM" is, is that an impersonal message? :?
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1506 on: April 20, 2017, 09:12:09 AM »
Individual Message, Impersonal Message, whatever....

I probably should have said Personal Message.

The Excel file is too large to be included as an attachment, but I can email it to anyone interested.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1507 on: April 20, 2017, 10:29:33 AM »
"DON'T BE KEEPING TRACK OF THE COST OF THIS STUFF, AND NEVER LEAVE A PAPER TRAIL!"

Truer words have never been spoken.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1508 on: April 20, 2017, 10:45:42 AM »
Feel free to "hide" the Dollar-related columns.

I find that having an Action Plan with deadlines to be a good way to organize the work, however.

Steve.

On a more enjoyable note, the non-cardboard radiator has arrived, and looks like it's going to be a good fit.



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1509 on: April 20, 2017, 10:08:03 PM »
Beautiful radiator Steve!!!!!!!!.
Was it a birthday present?. :-D

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1510 on: April 20, 2017, 10:19:35 PM »
Great progress man!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1511 on: April 25, 2017, 03:07:11 PM »
Gotta keep making progress.....





The good news is that the new radiator fits, and the hood will close!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1512 on: April 25, 2017, 09:50:13 PM »
I am envious of the size of that engine bay!!!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1513 on: April 26, 2017, 07:19:38 AM »
 :-D

Yeah - I was thinking about making a 7/8 scale replica of the Rampage to minimize some of the "free space", then see if anyone would notice.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1514 on: April 26, 2017, 10:18:20 AM »
In my never-ending quest to bore everyone here with tiny details, I have 2 more pics uploaded and ready to share from last night.

For the 2 liter engine, the exhaust & turbo setup includes 2 external wastegate/blowoff valves.  Routing the various exhaust pipes is a bit of a challenge under-hood. 

On Monday night, as a couple of friends were over bench-racing, we came up with a vision to route both wastegate dumps out through the passenger's side fender.  The vision is these 1-1/2" pipes should have the general appearance of a double-barreled shotgun pointing out of the fender well.

To that end, I broke out an apparatus which I'm not crazy about using, but is sometimes a necessary evil.  It's the old "Hole Saw on an Extension".  At least in this case, the wrist-twisting shouldn't be too severe, as it's only a 1-5/8" hole saw, and a 20V DeWalt drill.  Not enough to put me in the hospital with a broken arm or busted jaw...



After cutting a couple of holes through the small area between the strut tower and firewall on the passenger's side (lining the holes up with an existing opening on the inner fender reinforcement "box", I was able to test fit the 2 wastegate dump pipes.....



I think it's going to work pretty well in terms of plumbing ease, freeing up some space under-hood, and looking cool.  Now, I have to bring myself to cut hole(s) in the outer fender, and fabricate some type of decorative flange to surround the opening.

Steve
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