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PostPosted: November 25, 2016, 12:01 am 
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A friend came by this week and he helped me with the throttle setup. I think this should work well. I am using the OBP setup and it doesn't have accommodations for a throttle stop nor a cable connection. I created a small tab on the back to work with the clevis end of the Summit Racing universal cable kit and another small tab on the front with a nut welded to the bottom for a M8 bolt to screw into. I also had to cut the pedal box to allow for the clevis and cable to move through.
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PostPosted: November 26, 2016, 1:53 am 
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Have you set it on the ground yet?

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PostPosted: November 26, 2016, 9:20 pm 
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This video shows the the throttle linkage in action. It feels pretty good.

https://youtu.be/SqBC43XKZvM

No, it's. It on the ground yet. I need to weld the under side of the shock supports.

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PostPosted: December 22, 2016, 9:17 am 
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She's a roller! I put an HF digital angle finder on the shock support as i lowered it to the ground and it didn't budge, not even 0.1*


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PostPosted: December 23, 2016, 12:10 am 
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Congratulations! That's a big step. Perhaps we'll see a "first movement under its own power" video soon?

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: December 24, 2016, 9:00 am 
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Yo, Mnot! You be rollin'!!! Way to go!!!

I almost b*tched at you about those long cantilevered shock mounts, until I saw/remembered the struts underneath that go to the lower frame rails. Cool...

So when are we going for a ride in it?

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PostPosted: December 29, 2016, 12:08 pm 
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GonzoRacer wrote:
Yo, Mnot! You be rollin'!!! Way to go!!!

I almost b*tched at you about those long cantilevered shock mounts, until I saw/remembered the struts underneath that go to the lower frame rails. Cool...

So when are we going for a ride in it?

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Shooting for early late spring early summer for the first start up. I'll say this man has an amazing wife. We spent pretty much the full day in the garage and she didn't seem to mind at all.

While I was there we completed the rear suspension. I didn't grab any pictures of it (shame on me).

The exhaust is pretty much done minus some welding which I'll be doing at my house. I must say it is one good looking exhaust.

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PostPosted: December 29, 2016, 12:16 pm 
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Nice looking exhaust, Josh. :cheers:
Your shoes however, well, let's just say, I didn't know Lululemon carried welding gear. :rofl:

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PostPosted: December 30, 2016, 9:11 am 
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Your shoes however, well, let's just say, I didn't know Lululemon carried welding gear. :rofl:
I must be old and un-cool... I had to Google Lululemon... :roll: Be that as it may, Josh, them is some funnnny looking shoes ya got there. :mrgreen:
You sure you didn't accidentally pick them up from the girlfriend's side of the closet??? :rofl:

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PostPosted: December 31, 2016, 10:09 am 
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Don't make fun of the man's shoes, they are definitely Locost!

A big thanks to Briggs for driving down here and doing so much!

The next big order of business is to pull the motor and freshen it up. Then the plumbing and the dreaded electrical will begin.

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Whats the reasoning behind the exhaust being so far from the frame?

Mine was as close as I could get it and even then there were times I accidentally brushed against it (fortunate for my shins I was wearing long pants and not shorts).

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PostPosted: January 1, 2017, 8:44 am 
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I did the headers the way that I did to keep it as simple as possible. I was really apprehensive about making the headers. The muffler is only about 1.25" away from the frame to allow for the head shield and mounting. It will definitely be a big step to get in to the passenger side but i don't think it is drastically different than others. or is it?

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I think it is one of those "Forced Perspective" things. The headers look like they exit further forward and do not hug the chassis like a lot of cars, but the actual exhaust is still tight to the side of the chassis. With the exit point further forward, it gives the illusion that the entire exhaust is further out than it actually is. Or I could be completely wrong. Either way, it looks REALLY good!

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PostPosted: January 1, 2017, 1:21 pm 
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Agreed; the passenger will be fine. My comment was more aimed at your shins when you're removing the hood or working on something while the exhaust is still hot.

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I see your point. I hope to experience that issue sooner rather than later :)

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