Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by nidex, Feb 1, 2012.
What is the likelihood of road/trail debris punching those bats?
nice work, looks tits man.
The bottom of the box is plated with 11gauge cold rolled. So not very likely, unless it comes from the sides. There's going to be a skid plate from the bumper to the battery box in the future.
I got it up, and wired properly. Had to run the hot wire through the cab. Damn torsion bars were making it near impossible to run it along the frame. I also built a ridiculous contraption out of square stock to hold the assembly on the jack. No pictures unfortunately.
I guess that the rear dif will offer up some protection. I've just seen some weird shit that flew off the road get wedged into framing members and shit. That did turn out sweet though.
I have to be honest and say I didn't get a chance to read this whole thing, but why exactly do you need to put batteries in that spot?
I wanted two batteries just for overkill. I can't fit either in the engine compartment because they're so damn big. I also can't put them in front of the axle because there's a gas tank there and mounting would get confusing. I'm putting the spare on a tire gate, so it's wasted space anyway.
Today, I diverted from a laundry mat build (while the drywallers finished up) in order to frame in three rooms and a closet. design, layout, materials acquisition and
framing took 10.5 hours.
I've been pretty busy lately! I just traded away my ex-army truck (1971 AM General M817) and wound up with a 1991 Mustang street / drag car. The car has a 6 point roll cage, the battery relocated to the trunk, extra long lug nut studs on the rear axles, a 306 stroker engine (good for ~450hp), a close ratio 5sp transmission, 4.11 gears, and a bunch of other stuff. I've been fixing a bunch of small stuff on the car (rear tires, multiple electrical issues, passenger door power lock actuator wast stuck locked, reinstalled the factory spoiler, and installed the computer chip). The car runs great, and is good for a sub 12 second quarter mile. Here are a few pics of the car:
I just tossed the car back up on Craigslist, and have someone interested in trading me a 27' Sea Ray Sundancer boat for the car! The boat is 10 foot wide, has two bedrooms, central heat and AC, a full galley (two burner stove, sink, microwave, and fridge), two bedrooms, a dinette (which folds into another bed) a swim platform, dual 6-cylinder engines, and a bunch of other fun stuff. The boat is also on a triple axle trailer. I might wind up doing the trade so we can take a few long boat trips as a family. Gotta see how everything plays out!
pretty sure its not a "stroker" but you can call it a "big bore" 306 since it is just a 302 bored .60 over....
Sorry, I don't know a thing about Ford motors... Another buddy of mine told me that you get a 306 by running a stroker crank in a 302 and having different heads.
Either way, it makes no difference to me. The motor runs like a bat outta Hell. Really a lot of fun to drive.
Built a friend a deck this week. I think it turned out great.
That deck looks great!
But, is that stucco?
it probably EIFS. And yes! that turned out tits! I like your detail work. Good job!
great work! mmmkay!
Yea, it's a stucco jungle in that neighbourhood. Bleh! )
I installed an LED light bar I got at the offroad swap meet. One of the best $100 I've spent.
Next comes long travel, bumpers, roof basket, and possibly a ladder on the side.
looks good! i need to install the fog lights on my jeep xj but im being lazy and the opening of rifle season starts this weekend
Same here. I'll be on the mountain at the crack of dawn come Saturday.
So today, I just cleaned, sharpened and oiled everything in prep for the season. The truck is loaded/fueled, the knives sharpened and water packed. Two weeks ago, were were in super extreme fire level and the temps were over 100. This last week we've gotten over 4" of rain and fire season evaporated with temps barely around 55. It was supposed to be 80 tomorrow but that changed to mid 50's and rain.
I went out hunting this Am and it was fuct! We are not supposed to experience the remnants of a pacific typhoon until tonight but the winds at the tops of the mountains were already 30-60 MPH.
What a scewed up opening day. The old growth forest is not the place to be with typhoon class winds howling all around you. The winds are expected to top 90 MPH gusts by Sunday night..........what a buggered up opening weekend. WTF Typhoon Pabuk? you fuck.
That's cute you guys need typhoons to get winds that high.
*waxes on about prairie winds gusting to 73 arbitrarily that shut down the airport*
(PS: Battin' down those hatches! (And cats.))
Then get out there and bag a buck in it, don't just sit there.
I just picked up s few new toys this part week. I was going to trade a car I have for this bike, but the guy want interested. Then, out of nowhere the guy texted me a month later, giving me a sob story. Out of money, needed a car, lost his job, and a bunch of other stuff. So, he told me to bring him $4000 cash and the bike is mine. I picked it up the next day.
Bike is a 1988 Harley FXSTC with a 106" motor and s bunch of other stuff. She runs like a scalded dog, and rides great!
I also met a guy that wants my old shovel head. The bike needs reassembled, so he traded me a running /ridable 1978 Yamaha 650 hard tail chopper bobber Ray bike.
I will take pics of that bike tomorrow. She's a blast to ride!
pretty cool will
Changed my spark plugs at work. Perks of working graves. Although on plug had oil on it so will probably need to replace the rear valve gasket.
Here's the other toy I wound up with. I did some tuning on the carbs today, and got the synchronization closer. I'm only doing it by ear and trial/error, so I can only get it so good. It's running pretty good, though, all things considered. The bike is a true rat bike. Nothing extra on this bike. She rides great, and I've ran ~75 miles on her so far. She's not too shabby for a dollar value of $1500.
I also worked on the Harley a little bit today. It had a slight stumble off idle that the previous owner fought for quite a while. I pulled apart the accelerator pump on the carb, only to find a metal ball that acts as a check valve was missing. I picked up an accelerator pump rebuild kit, installed it in the bike shop parking lot, and she was good as new! I then readjusted the carb and reset the timing. She's purring like a kitten now.
Built most of a roof rack.