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Offline SteveM

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1545 on: June 16, 2017, 03:16:18 PM »
For $10, it doesn't pay to clean it up and reuse it.

You've got that right!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1546 on: June 19, 2017, 03:22:35 PM »
More updates.....

I received a package from Goran Lindgren (Dieselmeken.se), which included a freshly tuned, re-curved injection pump for my 1.5 engine, along with a whole bunch of Dieselmeken swag (t-shirts, decals, hoodie, coffee cups, sunglasses, hats).... 



I can now be fully decked out from head to toe in Dieselmeken accoutrement.

My wife and children gave me this "Bubba Keg" for Father's Day, which I promptly adorned with a Dieselmeken.se decal.



Somehow, I managed to upload a photo of this container of fruit and berries.  Since I uploaded it, I figured that I had better show everyone....



Then, on to the serious work of the day, which involved fabricating a scattershield for the 2 liter / 6 speed combo.  If this part of the scattershield is pointed towards the ground, then the entire vehicle is most likely upside down....



and last but certainly not least, I started trying to figure out how to get the turbo outlet fittings to work in combination with the turbo housing...



With a little bit of TIG welding, I think this setup will work just fine!



That's all, folks.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1547 on: June 20, 2017, 11:50:40 AM »
Progress continued last night, and 2 friends and I completed additional fabrication work on the scattershield, as well as bleeding the clutch slave cylinder / throwout bearing, installing the clutch and PP, and bolting the engine to the trans.



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1548 on: June 20, 2017, 05:18:25 PM »
OK, way too much organization, Steve!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1549 on: June 20, 2017, 05:58:59 PM »
Steve, I just zoomed in a couple of clicks and - GeeZ, man, are you frickin' crazy?  I see a column labeled "Cost" or something.  What possessed you to think that there's going to be something good about knowing how much you've spent?

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1550 on: June 20, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
Sage advice.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1551 on: June 21, 2017, 12:16:58 AM »
Tell no one and deny, deny, deny!!!!! if caught. :evil:

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1552 on: June 21, 2017, 07:09:32 AM »
This I agree with completely---even to the point of self deception---I very seldom ever write just one check to pay for something. 
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1553 on: June 21, 2017, 08:37:53 AM »
Self deception for the cost to build and campaign a race car is a practiced art, Sparky, and I have a PhD in it. It is a skill set that most polaticians posses and comes in quite handy when the significant other randomly asks how much you have spent on racing. My pat answer is far less than she thinks.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1554 on: June 21, 2017, 08:59:52 AM »
I never worry about how much racing costs... it is all paid for by a friend of mine.... Mr. Visa...  :-D  :cheers:
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1555 on: June 21, 2017, 09:37:01 AM »
I can certainly hide columns of the spreadsheet, but since I have 2 at least 2 other parties with financial ties to the team (King, Hake, and Menendez, LLC), for purposes of the LLC, I need to keep track of the duckets.

It can be demoralizing, but when I go to tell Mr. King and Mr. Hake that we need more money, it's nice to be able to show them where the last $$$$$$$$$ went.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1556 on: June 21, 2017, 10:25:06 AM »
Well, yeah, there's that way of seeing it, but come on, you know how it is for much of the world's racers.  I was fortunate (?) in that Nancy also raced - and understood the costs involved.

Understood - or tolerated?  I think I don't want to delve into it any farther. . . :dhorse:
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1557 on: June 28, 2017, 09:35:33 AM »
"Progress" - if you can call it that, continues.

Over the weekend, we pickup up a well-loved Ford Aerostar van to use as a runabout on the salt.  This van is going to get the Sublime Green treatment before SpeedWeek:



Then, last night we installed the 2 liter drivetrain, which should remain installed until SpeedWeek. 



There is plenty of work still to be done, but having the engine & trans bolted in place is a significant milestone for this project.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1558 on: June 28, 2017, 01:44:13 PM »
I see you have a head start on the "Bonneville Loctite" department with your van.   (rust)  :cheers:
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1559 on: June 28, 2017, 02:01:13 PM »
I see you have a head start on the "Bonneville Loctite" department with your van.   (rust)  :cheers:

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