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PostPosted: January 27, 2014, 9:30 pm 
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I made the flywheel spacer and got the engine mounted to the transmission.
Unintended consequences continue by using a wet sump oil pan after I installed the dip stick I realized it will be in the way of the belt running to my alternator so that will have to be moved. :BH: :BH:
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I got some interference between the clutch slave cylinder and the water intake pipe.
I originally was going to run the inlet out the front but thought it would be more work. Now I have to spend some time modifying the rear tube. :BH:
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PostPosted: February 11, 2014, 5:03 pm 
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John, How's the foot, cobber? Hope you are hopping around much better, as there may be openings
in the NFL for field goal kickers :mrgreen: Mostly butted in to see how you are doing, and hope
your New Year gets much better than this bum hoof start.
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PostPosted: February 12, 2014, 2:30 am 
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The engine is in for the last time (I hope), fuel lines in. Painted the tunnel panels and am getting the rear wiring harness tied in so I can install them.
It finally rained here after two months and did it rain. Now I find my next project I recovering my seats before they mildew as the little plastic shed they are stored in leaked like a sieve. After I get the tunnel panels on it will be time for the seats anyway.
I did get all four wheels on the car and am looking forward to getting it on the ground.
Tomorrow after physical therapy I will get some pictures.

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PostPosted: February 12, 2014, 4:56 pm 
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Someone on another post said to think three steps ahead and that's what I try to do and this is a good example. I want to get the interior panels installed but to do so I want to get the wiring laid out. I had worked on the wiring in the past but just removed the excessive stuff and it's going to take some thinking to get it sorted out.
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PostPosted: February 13, 2014, 1:58 am 
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John, even half done your work looks good! Thinking three or four steps ahead sounds like
really good advice!
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I remembered that I I needed to install to rear bulkhead before the tunnel panels so I finished drilling and put some 1/4 inch foil backed insulation on the back side and will put it in tomorrow.
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PostPosted: February 17, 2014, 10:38 pm 
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I got more panels covered with insulation and installed on the tunnel.


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I've been working on the wiring. :BH: :BH: :BH:
After getting the intake on and the battery installed I found there was a conflict and the intake elbow was hitting the corner of the battery. Also the battery that I bought about three years ago and used for six months in one of our cars was dead and no charging was bringing it back. So I took the opportunity to get a smaller battery from Summit. Hard to believe they have almost the same CCA rating.
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Have to work on the house for a few days as we had a water leak and the kitchen, dinning room, and laundry room are in pieces.

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John, Good to see you out in the shed! Sorry to hear about house- first no rain since forever out your way, then Boom! To much for TV! Hope foot is on the mend- honey do's always come first! Good Care
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It is finally raining out here but that just moves me from workmans comp. to unemployment as I was cleared to go back to work as the rains came and my work as a heavy equipment operator is often stopped do to rain.

The water leak that caused the problem was not from the rain but the water valve on the refrigerator ice maker. The solenoid valve cracked and slowly soaked the floor, walls, and cabinets. The spray was so fine when I finally pulled out the frig I couldn't see it and had to put my hand in it to find it.

By the way if anyone has this problem, when talking to the insurance company make sure to say the water was spraying, not dripping as most policies don't cover dripping water from appliances.

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MYTF wrote:
So I took the opportunity to get a smaller battery from Summit. Hard to believe they have almost the same CCA rating.


That's apple to oranges, or ca to cca, but then battery mfgs do their own testing so it is all a sale game to a certain extent. The big battery should have about twice minutes for reserve capacity. The big one is much better from a capacity standpoint and is refillable with a less critical charging method to prevent damage.

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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
MYTF wrote:
So I took the opportunity to get a smaller battery from Summit. Hard to believe they have almost the same CCA rating.


That's apple to oranges, or ca to cca, but then battery mfgs do their own testing so it is all a sale game to a certain extent. The big battery should have about twice minutes for reserve capacity. The big one is much better from a capacity standpoint and is refillable with a less critical charging method to prevent damage.



The little one is a glass mat just like the Miata battery.

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Yes you are probably right I don't know the testing method though the larger one has 650 CCA @ 32° and the small one has 550 CCA @ 32°. And yes the small one is a AGM.

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carguy123 wrote:

The little one is a glass mat just like the Miata battery.



http://www.miata.net/garage/battery.html

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