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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2370 on: October 28, 2018, 11:30:00 PM »

  Troy had a small can of flex seal given to him at a Bday party. He's thinkin what the hell am I going to do with this stuff?

  Going to use it tomorrow :-D  Probably start in inside over metal work and part of inside bottom, then over outside metal work if enough, but need to buy more at Home Depot to coat inside bottom and outside bottom. Then test for leaks :-P


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2371 on: October 31, 2018, 11:35:13 PM »
  The pint of Flex Seal that Troy had did 2/3rds of inside bottom, had to buy a quart more to finish inside and out side bottom but it was easy to brush on with $1.95 throw away paint brushes. It looks great and flows out for a nice finish

 Bottom of tank was getting small holes eroding from water we got at the Salt flat gas station a few years back. We lost an intercooler
from that water also about 3yrs ago. Now we haul the water from here. Anyhow Flex Seal solved that problem :-D

 Troy can post pics when he comes out Sat.

 Rear disk brakes installed real easy once axle bearings were pressed into correct position.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2372 on: November 03, 2018, 09:47:08 PM »
We are putting the rear compartment back together now.  We patched the hole in the tin with a pice of wet suit material that we glued down.  







We made our water tank anchors much strong by using bolts rather than rivers.



This is what flex seal looks like when cured, I was pretty skeptical before I saw what it looked like when it was finished.



Now just a couple photos with the water tank back in the car and all bolted down with a fresh coat of paint on the wheel wells and some of the cage.



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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2373 on: November 03, 2018, 11:22:34 PM »
  Troy's foto shows the flex seal on the outside bottom of intercooler tank, inside is also done and up the sides a couple of inches.

   We are also fitting a 2'' taller plate on top of spoiler.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2374 on: November 06, 2018, 10:11:25 PM »
My dad and I are excited to be going to the final race at El Mirage next week end.  It's been a year since we raced and can't wait to see all of our racer friends.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2375 on: November 07, 2018, 11:16:54 PM »
  Thinking about changing the 4 link bars to get more weight transfer, so spent a couple of hrs scaling the chassis.

  this is done by snapping a line on the floor along the side of body, marking wheel centers and distribution of weight on line

  then finding center of upper and lower bar locating holes and height of holes from ground and transferring measurements to line.

                                                       o  < center of gravity 17in  cam height


                     rear center           % of weight                                                            front    center
               --------o----------------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o--------  

                                                                            
                          o              o                                  o     approximate instant center not for any use
 hole heights>                          
                                            o  
                        o  
                          
  
            By snapping a long line, back to front where they intersect is the instant center.  Holes not to scale, just to show basic layout.

         And from there you can determine how the chassis will react,  By changing bar location you change how chassis reacts.

          I got all the measurements marked on the floor but Troy has to come out to help line up the marks.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2376 on: November 08, 2018, 02:54:43 PM »
   Lines are snapped, going to try a shorter instant center by moving front of lower bar up one hole. More weight transfer at start and with additional 2 inches of height on rear spoiler more traction at speed.  We'll find out :-P

   Troy has pics to post of snapped lines showing intersecting lines which are the instant centers of various 4-link bar positions
   But pics may be hard to see.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2377 on: November 08, 2018, 04:49:50 PM »
First picture show the different intersecting lines and the second show my dad pointing to the original instant center with his right hand and where the new instant center will be with his left.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2378 on: November 18, 2018, 09:17:13 PM »
We spent the day taking the motor out of the engine bay and taking it apart.











We made sure that when we dial indicated the bell housing with the transmission that we put in dowel pins to keep the housing in the same place every time.



Same photo but panned out and with our 3 disc clutch included.











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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2379 on: November 19, 2018, 11:41:12 AM »
This photos shows one of our Owens transmissions with the hydraulic clutch still attached to it.



Time to take this elephant apart!













She's all naked and lonely for a while :-o



Some day after Thanksgiving we will take the cam and crank out.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2380 on: November 19, 2018, 12:46:01 PM »
Same to you and your family.
Thanks for livening up the forum. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2381 on: November 24, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »
The block is now naked too! 

Cam is in a box and now I'm a bag to keep clean



Taking the main caps off.



Crank on a table until we bag it and set it on the ground.



Half of the sleeves are out.





Warming up the other side to help get these sum bitches out!



All 8 are finally out and I need to catch my breath, less silicone next time.



Time to clean, wish it was warmer.



All clean and now I'm soaked and need a hot shower!








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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2382 on: November 24, 2018, 05:41:56 PM »

  Beer and burrito time, then Fresno St vs  San Jose St : and steaks at half time :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2383 on: November 24, 2018, 10:18:02 PM »
IT must  be nice having all those main caps , I only have 2 , and I'm happy with those .. 1937 Austin engine in the '40 Bantam,,  STEVE

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2384 on: November 25, 2018, 12:23:33 AM »
IT must  be nice having all those main caps , I only have 2 , and I'm happy with those .. 1937 Austin engine in the '40 Bantam,,  STEVE

Nice!