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Old 09-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #51
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Here's the video.

https://vimeo.com/75275064
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:17 PM   #52
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Got a fuel filter of NASIOC. $60 brand new, guy wanted $40 shipped including two brass AN to barb adapters. He had two of them, never used either. 10 micron filter. Score!



No video of tonight's work. Had to get some Fmod tires mounted so I didn't have much time between that, dinner, and taking care of all the dogs so I focused on making seat mounting brackets. The brackets that came with the seat work for the inboard side, but on the outboard side it barely touches the rail it needs to bolt to. I found some 1/4" thick angle channel with a radiused inside corner in the scrap pile. Winning!!! Took lots of measurements, remeasured, measured again, measured other stuff for reference, measured again, drew some lines on tape, and them marked the aluminum bits. I'll take the marked up pieces, make a CAD model, then machine off what I don't need.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #53
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It was indeed made for that purpose. Took some scrap material at work and bolted it together and put casters on it. Almost everything in my garage is on wheels/casters: trailer, work bench, drill press table, tool boxes. Makes it easy to clean or rearrange as needed.
I looked into pricing out a couple of workbench's worth of 80/20 (including casters, of course)... at $26 per 8 ft + hardware it didn't seem that cost effective for me. I just went with wood. But that looks like a totally worthwhile use when considering how much easier it made your life. I wish I knew a machine shop to prowl around in for scraps.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #54
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The shop here at work is the best (unadvertised) fringe benefit. Most places don't let non machinists in the shop. Here, they encourage engineers to be hands on and allow after hours/lunch break work. I have an entire bench in the back they cleared for me to do 818 stuff (including cleaning old parts).

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I think I need to swing by again to inspect your progress, you've gotten a ton done since last time I was there.
With minimal effort, I can now pull the mini in the garage too. Last time you came over it was just boxes and boxes and boxes.

Wednesday night is church group night so I never get much done. I did manage to take some more measurements and machine part of the lower mounting brackets. Still need to machine my own side brackets since won't use the full height, don't like how it hits the side plastic grommet, can drop the seat just a smidge lower, and I can resell them to get some of my money back.





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Old 09-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #55
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Thats great man!!!
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #56
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Another video. The dogs came and watched again from the doorway and then Boba (Boston Terrier) found the seat in the garage and came out on her own.

https://vimeo.com/75549020



Also, check out Zach's build thread in case you haven't seen it yet:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2553004
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #57
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I'm listening and its amazing!
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #58
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Stayed late after work today and got my seat brackets made. Made the L brackets on a manual mill the past few days during lunch. Cut the tabs out on the CNC. Took less time to make all 8 tabs than it took to make 4 L brackets. My brackets are shorter overall (don't need the extra height and it interfered with the belt pass through grommet) and lowered the bottom hole by .375".



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Old 09-28-2013, 01:02 AM   #59
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #60
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Got the drivers seat fitted yesterday.

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #61
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The shop here at work is the best (unadvertised) fringe benefit. Most places don't let non machinists in the shop. Here, they encourage engineers to be hands on and allow after hours/lunch break work. I have an entire bench in the back they cleared for me to do 818 stuff (including cleaning old parts).
Super jelly. I haven't had the pleasure of working anywhere with a machine shop yet. Maybe I should make that a consideration for my next career move.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #62
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Work days 19 and 20. Day 19 was all afternoon saturday. Day 20 was 1 hour on Monday which consisted of 30 minutes of moving boxes off the 818 and stacking them back on the Fmod. Got one of the rear brake lines run. The tubing bender I got off ebay is great.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #63
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Congrats on the 818. I love Factory Five and dream of one day building a 33 Hot Rod
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #64
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There's a guy on the FFR forums that couldn't wait a year for his 818 so he bought and built a 33 in time for his 818 to be delivered a month or so ago. Must be nice!!

Both front brakes are now reassembled. New o-rings, seals, and clips and powdercoated by Travis. You can see the difference between the front half that I smoothed out before coating and the back half that I left with the factory cast finish.



Machined the rear brakes where the brake banjo fits in to make sure it was a nice flat surface.


Due to my fuel routing, I needed to extend my turbo inlet. I took my silicone one, cut it in the middle and found a piece of 2.375" (I think?) x .030" thick 304 SS tubing to extend it. Might experiment with making it longer and welding on fittings and removing more of the silicone. It was $15 for a 3' long piece.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #65
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Last night's video. Doing front brake lines. A bit of work/rework to get something that I liked. I need to make a bracket to mount my proportioning valve and get a 3 way female T (my kit came with a 2 way female 1 way male and one 3 way female used for the rear brakes). I dno't have the brake line bending pliers, just the arbor style bender so my 180 off the MC might be too tall. We'll find out.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #66
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Wasn't satisfied with the line coming off the master cylinder and didn't want to pony up $46 for a small radius bending tool or drive 40 minutes roundtrip to harbor freight for bending pliers (that don't give as nice of a bend). Solution? Make your own bender! It needs some tweaking, but works pretty well.



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Old 10-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #67
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After proving out my concept worked last night I made it much more user friendly (and better) than the previous version. It would bend tubes, but tended to pull it through the two stationary dies (like a mandrel bender minus the mandrel) instead of holding it in the stationaries and rolling through the movable roller.

I bolted the center spool directly to the plate and cut a relief for brake line fittings
Offset the other stationary spool .875" to the left to make it easier to insert tubing
Moved rolling spool 1/2" away from pivot
Arm is now removable and held in place with a pin (unbolted bolt) for easy removable of bend tube.

If anyone wants dimensions I can post them. It's something that if you have the spools or can find or make them the rest can be made with square stock and a drill or drill press.



3 90 degree bends in different planes


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Old 10-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #68
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Subscribed. Excellent build man!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #69
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Screen door rollers from Home Depot are the perfect size for brakelines. I picked some up to make a straightening tool like BrakeQuip has. I may make a bender like yours. I just need to get my neighbor to do some machine work for me.

Link to rollers:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Prime-Lin...3#.Uk35GhZhNA8

Link to straightner:
http://www.brakequip.com/tools_tube_straightener.html

I really like that you are doing those extra touches to make this car better that "stock".
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #70
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I just need to get my neighbor to do some machine work for me.
A drill and a saw is all you really need if you don't mind having something something that doesn't have nice rounded edges, just a plate with holes in it.

Thanks for those links. That'll come in handy.

Not the most exciting video, but a video nonetheless.

https://vimeo.com/76110320
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #71
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Made my updated alternator mount today. Prototype on bottom, finished piece on top.

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #72
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Wow very nice!
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #73
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how much of the rear suspension is carried over? rear spindles/lateral links/trailing arms but a different upper arm instead of the strut? it's hard to tell in the video.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #74
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Knuckle, trailing arm, and lateral links. A steel adapter bolts to the knuckle which in turn bolts to two more links and the shock.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #75
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Subscribed. Glad to see you and a couple others have a build thread on here, I don't go on the ffr forums much anymore, it's way easier to use the cell phone app for on here! Can't wait to get mine and get going, gets tough sitting around watching everyone build theirs haha!
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