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PostPosted: February 13, 2011, 11:45 pm 
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horizenjob,
The main reason I have such a large radiator is because I anticipate some possible cooling issues during the heat of the summer here along with a better safe than sorry theory on my part after reading about Junior's overheating issue on his car which has the same basic drive train as mine. The front opening will end up just like you were saying, lower and smaller I just haven't gotten there yet :wink: I will also be angling the opening in a similar way to the other noses out there.

I agree with your point about the airflow when the car is moving and when it's stationary, my hope is that with proper ducting and planning I will be able to make it so that it won't be any issue and the fans will have to run the least possible even though I will be running the inter-cooler fan pretty much constantly.

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PostPosted: February 14, 2011, 12:04 pm 
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Thanks a.moore,
Flap top? I'm not familiar with that style. Did you mean flat top?


Doh! Yes that is what I mean.

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PostPosted: February 14, 2011, 11:54 pm 
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brian, got around to getting the vacuum pump out, its a 5cfm pump, have a set of hoses with manifold and a digital vacuum guage


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PostPosted: February 15, 2011, 12:01 am 
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Sweet! maybe we can get together this weekend sometime and cut the pieces you need and put together the vacuum setup, I got the reservoir tank and the resin trap at HF on Saturday. Also if you want to bring some scrap material you can give TIG welding a try too.
:cheers:

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PostPosted: February 15, 2011, 12:04 am 
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i'll have to convince the wife, she might be flying to california sunday, and saturday is our anniversary


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PostPosted: February 15, 2011, 12:12 am 
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I would say that you should spend the anniversary with her and if she does have to go to Cali on sunday then you can come over after she flies out, I am quite close to Charlotte Douglas Airport :wink: , If she doesn't have to go to Cali then ask her if she would like to come down too on Sunday, your both more than welcome to come down anytime. :cheers:

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PostPosted: February 17, 2011, 9:34 pm 
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brian, i will be able to come down saturday, plans dont start till after 6 anyways... but i have my templates made and been doing my thinking on the design. need to get some heims from jack though. but that will have to wait till i get some more cash. you have a 1/2x20 tap? i have the 5/8x18 already


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PostPosted: February 17, 2011, 11:30 pm 
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Yup I have both right and left handed taps and I think I may have some extra joints we can use for mock up :wink:
Saturday is good what time you want to come down?

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PostPosted: February 17, 2011, 11:54 pm 
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probably around the same time, 10ish depends on when i get started in the morning


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PostPosted: February 18, 2011, 12:04 am 
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Sounds good, make sure you bring those templates and such, and if you want you can bring the vac pump too :cheers:

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PostPosted: February 18, 2011, 12:23 am 
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i will, i am thinking about going to pull a part tomorrow and "browsing"


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PostPosted: February 18, 2011, 12:30 am 
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Uh-oh that can be a dangerous thing..... call me if they have any miata steering column bits :mrgreen:

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i dont think they have miatas, but there is at least 1 rx7...


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PostPosted: February 22, 2011, 9:30 pm 
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making any progress with your 442e nose?


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PostPosted: February 22, 2011, 9:37 pm 
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yup I got this done tonight, still need some more refining and then finish roughing out the sides and the bottom too......
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