Jacob's goon build

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:24 pm

HRH wrote:
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No progress updates makes me a sad panda. :( ;)
There has been no progress. Just doing other stuff and things. Though Ill probably get the itch this weekend, helping a friend with a car project.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:10 pm

Progress progress PROGRESS!!! :D I know how you feel. I'm hoping this weekend will be better for the wagon axle. I'd really really love to get some drive time in before it snows.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:58 pm

Not gonna lie, progress hasn't been much. But I did actually get under the car yesterday, and I even tacked a couple things together... Its gonna be a pain....

Im talking Oil Pan.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:06 pm

Oil pan isn't that bad. Just get it clean before you weld, then hit it with dish soap and a brush to make bubbles, hit it with air or turn it upside and put water in it, see if it bubbles or gets wet.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:32 pm

No, I mean, actually fabricating it. As I have to make clearance for the crossmember and rack. And I cant lift the engine high enough in car to squeeze the pan in and out. So that means a lot of lowering the rack.... which the engine is bolted to.. Fun times ahead.

And Yes, the real answer is to do this out of the car, but I dont have a engine lift right now.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:31 pm

You can do what I did. Get an overhead support bar for fwd engines. Works for rwd too, just have to make sure it doesn't walk down the fender edges. That way the engine can hang suspended and you can remove the crossmember. It's a shame you're not in Spokane, I have both I'd let you borrow.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:42 pm

You mean like the one I had holding the engine while I remade the crossmember?

Well I redid that too.

Grabbed some of those super long nuts, in the 1/2" variety. And drilled out the threads. So nice to have this Drill press for this, The hand drill kept kicking.

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Support bar modified. Here it is actually holding the weight of the engine, it flexes a bit much, probably will weld a piece of angle steel on top...

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A look down one side. I can almost lift the motor with just my hand turning the nut... Also notice how nice the U-joint angles are for the steering.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:51 pm

C'mon Laecaon, more progress! Join me in my misery of fabrication! :D

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:37 pm

HRH wrote:
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C'mon Laecaon, more progress! Join me in my misery of fabrication! :D
You clearly missed my other thread where I worked on the BMW this past weekend.

Soon. Im itching to get the oil pan done. Tomorrow I am cleaning the garage when I get home, then back to the Datsun.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:09 pm

Ugh, too much work last weekend, and then Long shifts. I was stupid exhausted Monday and Tuesday. I finally managed to clean up the garage form this past weekends work. I need to get the 510 back on jacks so I can get under it.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:00 pm

I got my wagon ready. Truck is ready. What's the hold up broseph?! ;)

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:35 pm

Something like this?

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At this point I cut my pan... and I messed up. off like 3 degrees. Its bad. Recoverable but bad...

But then today I managed to snag another CA18 block from a friend, and I inverted that. So now I can build on that and around my crossmember.

So I promptly removed the Oil Pump, because the oil pan bolts to it and so does the pickup tube. This should makes things easier.

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I get some new magnetic holders tomorrow... So probably actually trying to finish this pan in a day or 2, providing I actually go to bed on time. LIke right now, like its 11:15pm, I should be in bed, I wake up at 5am, but I am at my computer.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:09 pm

I know what I want, but its so hard to just make it...

Well I think I figured out how I want it to look.

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Now I need to clean up everything before welding. And then I need to plan the baffles/trap doors. And after I get the pan done, I get to do the pickup tube!

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:33 pm

Nice! I just got my driveshaft hoop from Summit. I was going to build one out of steel and realized for 27 bucks, the multi fit kit would be a lot easier to make work and take me much less time. Should be pretty easy to get where I want it.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by HRH » Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:25 pm

It's been over a month! Progress report!!!

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Taterhead » Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:07 am

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