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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7035 on: April 10, 2018, 05:34:25 PM »
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Well, I was going to wait for the photographic evidence, BUT, got a call this morning from T&T, Diamond has delivered . . . .

Picture porn soon . . . . . . . .

Just one day late for your birthday . . . . . . .   

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7036 on: April 10, 2018, 06:03:15 PM »
Be still, my heart!

Boys and girls, it appears as though we now have all of the pieces in place to assemble a 1K K.

Waitress, I'll take a short-block with efi on the side, and a straight-cut ribcage to go, please.
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7037 on: April 10, 2018, 09:19:22 PM »
Meanwhile - in Beerhaven . . .

FSCN1207 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Yeah, it's actually starting to look like a driveshaft tunnel.

After it's all put together, I'll need to disassemble it, prime it, and reassemble it with firestop around the edges, but I've been taking great pains to eliminate gaps.  It will be well sealed.

I've also got a Nomex shifter boot which fits nicely under the rubber boot.

It's going to be a lot cleaner looking than attempting to pound a piece of 14 gauge steel into the cutout.

Most of the original tunnel remains, which is actually critical to keeping structural stiffness. 
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7038 on: April 10, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
Meanwhile - in Beerhaven . . .

FSCN1207 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

After it's all put together, I'll need to disassemble it, prime it, and

Will you "wood grain" it?    Or just paint it Aussie Yellow as a racing stripe?    :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7039 on: April 10, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
Yeah, British Leyland offered burled padauk as an interior option in 1971, but when the guys at Triumph heard about it, they had a hissy fit, complained to management and Maggie Thatcher, and 4 years later, the Midget got saddled with the Triumph 1500 engine.

It's primer and a hot flash in bad lighting with a point-and-shoot, okay? 
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7040 on: April 10, 2018, 10:32:44 PM »
Wow guys, I thought it already looked wood grained.... you should just clear coat it. 
Looking good, all the motor parts with 122 days to go.... should be a walk in the park  :roll:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7041 on: April 10, 2018, 11:49:57 PM »
 Looking good, all the motor parts with 122 days to go.... should be a walk in the park  :roll:
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Count back 122 days - just before Christmas - and ponder just how quickly the time has passed.

Sure - a walk in the park.  Yellowstone.

Do you ever get the sense that bears have stolen you picnic basket and eaten your snow shoes?

Mark and I have made big strides since the first of the year, but I am getting nervous.

I've got a little over 3 weeks of vacation due me for the rest of the year, and two paid holidays between now and August.  I intend to burn it all.

Between now and then, I need to finish up about two dozen neglected chassis tasks and learn how to install and map an efi system.

It's doable, but daunting.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7042 on: April 11, 2018, 08:52:32 PM »


Well, I was going to wait for the photographic evidence, BUT, got a call this morning from T&T, Diamond has delivered . . . .



thumbnail_image000000 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

I'll say they have.

Higher resolution pic would be nice, but Dodge, bro, wee's gots parts!

Love the coatings!

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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7043 on: April 12, 2018, 07:03:33 AM »

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Will you "wood grain" it?    Or just paint it Aussie Yellow as a racing stripe?    :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7044 on: April 12, 2018, 08:24:00 PM »
Okay - next up - the brake box.

The original dual master cylinder was quite a bit wider and shorter than the backdated single reservoir clutch/brake combination unit I'm replacing it with.

While the original brake box sealed off the cockpit completely from the engine bay, the backdated earlier model has gaps where the pedals hang down into the footwell.  Air, and heaven forbid, fire, can enter and burn my tootsies.  I don't want that.

Pictures from earlier this week showed the really nice milling operation Mark performed on a Pelco Security Camera box I acquired from the dust bin at work.  Here's how it will all go together -

The original cutout in the footwell - lengthened to accommodate the backdated pedal hanger arrangement -
DSCN1208 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Steel plate to cover the old cutout and provide new mounting position for the backdated pedal hangers and master cylinder -
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Pedal hanger - sans master cylinder - I'll attend to that later -
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Machined extruded box, which will cover the entire assembly - COMPLETE WITH AN ACESS COVER TO TOP OFF FLUIDS - HOW COOL IS THAT -

DSCN1211 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Existing back plate for the box - which I will replace with a new cover that will have bulkhead fittings and short runs of stainless steel hose running from the master cylinder and out to the brakes and clutch slave -

DSCN1212 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

This will clean up the engine bay a lot.
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7045 on: April 13, 2018, 06:44:33 AM »


Will you "wood grain" it?    Or just paint it Aussie Yellow as a racing stripe?    :-D

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Hey! :roll:

Sorry buddy . . . . .    Just your typical Yankee "wind job" . . . . .   :-D

Toss a "good one" back for me.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7046 on: April 13, 2018, 06:48:40 AM »
midget,

Any luck on finding the stock oil filter adaptor gasket?

If no, I'll just make a "paper doll" pattern . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7047 on: April 13, 2018, 08:48:18 AM »
I'll search for it tonight.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7048 on: April 13, 2018, 06:20:38 PM »
I'll search for it tonight.

Don't bother.    I made a pattern.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7049 on: April 13, 2018, 06:39:11 PM »
Diamonds Are A midget's Best Friend . . . . . . .

Marilyn . . . .  OR,  Madonna  ? ? ? ?   sorry, I gotta go with Marilyn . . . for a LOT of reasons.  :wink:

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AAnnnd,   back on track . . . . .











There you go.    High resolution photos.

Piston & pin 371 grams . . . . . heavy.   The pin is H11 tool steel, .185" wall thickness, over heavy.    Well, you are set to run Nitrous Oxide . . . . . . . . .  :roll:

Friday the 13th progress report later.   :-D

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