john hennessy wrote:
i used to crimp everything automotive, when i went to work at libramotive i was told that crimping was forbiden and all joints must be soldered now go and do it again with solder this time or i'll cut the wires and you will have to do it again.
it's like screw heads, there are a lot of screw heads on a morgan but the slot in the heads all have to be in line.
i thought this was nonsense but as the years have gone bye i will use crimps on other people's stuff but not on my stuff.
oh and the screw head thing, if you ever come to my shop, look at the wall outlets, the screw slots are all facing the same way, horizontal.
do i have a problem, am i obsesive compulsive,? when i eat my food, i eat all the vegitables first then the potatoes then the meat.
Hahah, yea you might be just a littttttle bit OCD, no big deal. If you come to my shop (read: single car garage), look around, and you'll just see a huge massive mess that's driving me NUTS.
So, I haven't stopped working on the project.. just real busy stripping the miata still... only get an hour or so a day to do it, so it's taking a bit of time. I'm down to pretty much nothing besides the motor sitting on the mounts. I'll be cleaning out my storage area tonight to make room for it... then off with the shell, and back to the actual fabrication! Probably another good week out, but hey. I've got someone offering me about 200 for the fuel tank and pump, so I'll probably just end up selling it rather than using it. After getting a good look at the shape of the tank, it's not going to work the way I thought it would. It's backwards from what I had pictured... so the low point of the tank would be over the differential.. and if it's not going to work out the way I thought.. I'm not gonna make it work by extending the whole frame... I'd rather just put the 200 towards a properly fitting safe tank, and a pump that will be turbo capable down the road. If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right. The extra fabrication and headaches aren't worth it to me to 'try something new' at this point. Maybe next time, but for this one... gonna go the 'easy' route.
I've got the entire rear subframe off the Miata but am having a bitch of a time getting the PPF off the differential. I've gotten one bolt out (the like.. foot long ones), but the other was giving me tons of trouble.. not moving a budge with the impact at all. Got out my 2' breaker and did just that.. broke it. So, now I've got a loose PPF, that will not come off the diff. Awesome. So that's what I was up to last night... trying to get it off... but still no dice. Not sure what I'm gonna do honestly. It's in a horrible spot that you really can't get to at all.. so we'll see. Bleh.
But right now, my build table has my frame, and nearly every single interior miata part on it. After I clean the storage area, gonna put up some ghetto shelving to house all these damn parts.. because I can't build anything with it all cluttered like this... and the wife is getting a tad upset with the amount of miata that's leaking into the basement haha. Whoops? She'll live.
So that's my update for now... don't want people thinking I've given up!