Now I've done it

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by DurocShark » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Good point. I'm not terribly concerned, but we'll see when I get it running on the bench.

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by asiab3 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:36 am

Clarification: FAT bouht RIMCO, not the other way around. And Greg Aaronson sold most of his stake in FAT, but he's still around from time to time.

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by DurocShark » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 am

Picked up the cylinders from Lowbugget Friday. Today I'm going to balance the pistons and wrist pins, then measure deck height. I should have done it yesterday, but was fighting with the driver's seat on the Baja (swapped it for a cheap Empi so I can fix the original) and replacing all 4 H7 bulbs in the Saab. Ugh, that's a PITA on that car.

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by DurocShark » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:18 am

Also, this is what happens when you DON'T follow directions.

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There are supposed to be spacers between the slide and the seat itself. I missed that part of the pathetic instructions they shipped with the seat. So the whole thing bent up in the middle. Took some not-so-mild persuasion with a mallet to straighten it back up.

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm

DurocShark wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:18 am
Also, this is what happens when you DON'T follow directions.

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There are supposed to be spacers between the slide and the seat itself. I missed that part of the pathetic instructions they shipped with the seat. So the whole thing bent up in the middle. Took some not-so-mild persuasion with a mallet to straighten it back up.
Yikes.
I can barely tell what's what there.
Are you talking about the white plastic spacers that help the seat glide back and forth?
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Re: Now I've done it

Post by DurocShark » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:03 pm

No, you can sort of see a bit of the mounting bolt at the far left of the slide. On that bolt, between the slide and the vinyl, should be a metal spacer, around 12mm. That slide should be straight from left to right but it's bent because the upholstery is too poofy.

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Re: Now I've done it

Post by DurocShark » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:27 am

So I have the heads on the 1835. The 2180 has developed a chirp and possibly a knock so it's grounded. I need to gather some odds and ends, scrub and paint the tin and new Empi exhaust, and put it together.

This is a frame from the video I did on the heads. Machinist didn't clean up the boogers in the head stud holes. Grrr...

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Here's the video if you want to laugh at me. :)


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