Congratulations on your new toys guys!
So… I finally caved in and bought a cheapo 1.5t aluminum jack from Harbor Freight… I was very hesitant until the dude at the cash register told me AAA had just bought 100 units to put in all their trucks! Since I’m a nerd about this shit… here’s the comparo to my trusted 3 tonner.
I was really going to get one the size of my 3 tonner… but I needed something I could do long treks with… and this fit the bill… or trunk…. AND I don’t need to break my back lifting it into the trunk.
But what I was really looking for was the low profile… I’m tired of using blocks.
After 4-5 pumps.
I haven’t tested it out yet… but if it sucks… I’m going to return it for the bigger one!
One last horrah before the holidays… We made a quick stop off at Harbor Freight to grab a bending brake first… WHAT A DIFFERENCE. It made everything so much faster.
The rear quarter panel… (I can’t believe I’m calling it a rear quarter.. ha..) was very difficult to figure out. There were 3 folds that converged to one point.
Here’s a pic of the pattern drafted onto the scrap aluminum panel.
Quick fit test… not finished… but pretty damn close… it was 12am… so I shot a couple more pics and peaced.
The massive new intake manifold that surprisingly fit the bay.
Don fitting some turbo piping.
Don: “Hey… what do you fink about thees exhaust?”
Me: “Are you going for the Bōsōzoku look?”
Don: “BO SO ZOOO KU!!!!!!”
CF cockpit with the 5 point… just a quick note… the webbing on that 5pt is 3″ wide!
The ice box for the air/water intercooler… I really like how Don used the stock mounting points on the water cooler.
Shot of the gas tank straps.
Lots of things happening this past week… It started off with Mike’s Bike… He broke his hand cuz he sucks at riding.. HA.. I kid… but here he is cleaning it up for the winter.
Don finally receiving his Garret Turbo! Might be the happiest I’ve ever seen him.
I’m still a bit nervous about the piping sticking out that far… maybe a cage around that? ha
My job was the sheet metal fab… That’s the carboard stencil that was used to make the pattern.
There it is.. almost done… I had to use a 3″ wide hand bender to do that top curve around the cage.
Here’s a shot of the cockpit.
New direction… the goal is 1hp/1kg!
Don’s aiming for 700 awdhp!… his entire fuel system had to be revamped with AN 8 fittings!
We finished the fuel cell mounting straps…
You’re probably thinking….what’s with the water cooler? that will be a reservoir for ice cold coolant, which will be fed to the water/air intercooler up front by that pump below it.
What can Don be contemplating?
Maybe the wiring… but that’s just a guess.
Saturday Brunch was awesome…
Quick game of… I forgot what it was called.
After that… we filled a couple of jars with whiskey… and we were off.
for a walk in the park!
It got dark quick.
Still ended up climbing a tree… super random… but fun.
Steph will take pics with pretty much anything…