Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/3/22 7:44 a.m.

two of the free steelies cleaned and painted 

 

The $80 bullet wheels wrapped in free maypop 255/40/17 which is the biggest readily available 200tw i can find in 17. 

Im going to build the car to use both for future proofing 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/3/22 5:51 p.m.

Do you still have my name on a set of those brake pressure gauges?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/3/22 7:06 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yessir!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/7/22 4:02 p.m.

There are days i question my life decisions. 

 

Today isn't one.

tperkins
tperkins New Reader
3/7/22 4:13 p.m.

that looks hectic 

RandolphCarter
RandolphCarter New Reader
3/7/22 8:24 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

There are days i question my life decisions. 

 

Today isn't one.

 

That is just... *chef's kiss*

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/16/22 2:25 p.m.

had the munchkin fill the used cell with water to the top. Want to see if it leaks down over a few days. 

So far, the top gaskets leak but none of the plastic seams. 

 

Any idea what to use for gasket material here? Around fuel sender, gas cap ring, and float.

Shavarsh
Shavarsh Reader
3/16/22 2:28 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I like to use viton from mcmaster, but buna rubber or nitrile will be fine for awhile. If you're going to run high alcohol content I would go with the viton.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/16/22 3:23 p.m.

In reply to Shavarsh :

Holy crap viton is expensive. 

When you say buna is fine for a while, what do you mean by that? Define a while... 

Shavarsh
Shavarsh Reader
3/16/22 3:42 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

If I remember correctly jazz says its good for a few years. Thats just from memory though. Most of the stock seals on the lower end stuff I use has nitrile rubber seals.

 

Edit: To my knowledge the useful life is mostly dependent on alcohol content. For reference I am using nitrile on the fuel level sender in my pinto and I am not worried about it.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
3/16/22 3:51 p.m.

PTFE is good for alcohol content.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/16/22 4:12 p.m.

So, viton from McMaster is expensive, but Amazon is under $40 for a 12×12 inch piece  

Is there different grades of viton? Not trying to cheap out on safety, but trying to stretch a buck....

Shavarsh
Shavarsh Reader
3/16/22 4:23 p.m.

What dimensions are you looking for?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/16/22 5:51 p.m.

In reply to Shavarsh :

Your McMaster- fu is way better than mine apparently.  I was only seeing prices that added a digit....

How do you do that? On a phone through google is how i tried.

Not sure how thick i need, honestly. The original stuff seems to be about a 16th or so, but may be shrunk de to age and compression. 

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
3/16/22 6:42 p.m.

You can download the McMaster app.  It's pretty good, and would almost certainly be better than just going thru your browser.

Another thing you can do on the website is search a general term like "gasket material" and then filter by thickness.  From there it'll show you all the different options.

Sometimes they'll tell you what chemicals the materials are compatible with.  If it doesn't say, just email them and ask if it's rated for gasoline.  They have remarkably good customer service.

For instance, doing this I just found a Buna-N gasket material that's only about $4.50 for a 1/16" x 12" x 12" sheet.  It says oil-resistant, so you'd just have to ask about gas.

Also, I wouldn't trust anything on Amazon to be what they say it is.  Could be something totally incompatible.

If you have a local rubber/gasket/o-ring supplier, they would likely be a good guide too.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/19/22 3:52 p.m.

helping brother dallas do scrap today from the plumbing company. 

Scored some free stainless sheet from an oven, and the flat sheetmetal from a water heater hut. And some grates, and.....

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
3/19/22 6:58 p.m.

Cut the toilet in half for fenders?

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/19/22 7:13 p.m.
TVR Scott said:

Cut the toilet in half for fenders?

Or just use it to lay the fiberglass up on?

bluej (Forum Supporter)
bluej (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/19/22 8:01 p.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:
TVR Scott said:

Cut the toilet in half for fenders?

Or just use it to lay the fiberglass up on?

The sink behind the oven/stove would make some nice box flare molds..

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/19/22 8:47 p.m.

I love yall....

 

Flares and body a lre a LONG way off.

I figured the stainless sheet would be perfect for heay shielding on the floorboards above the exhaust. Large flat sheetmetal is always useful.  The grates look perfect for heel plates. 

Theres also some scrap 1/8 plate, some aluminum square tube, etc. 

Also bought an autogage 5 inch shift light tach of unknown condition, an auometer 200mph mechanical speedometer, and a handful of toggle switches for $40 from Dustin. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/28/22 2:37 p.m.

viton sheet came in. Probably should start on the cell now that I have everything. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/21/22 12:28 p.m.

All four slicks are mounted up on the free wheels. 

Test fit time, and measurements are being taken to draw blueprints for the frame work. I ordered a frame drawing for accident repair of the stock spirit frame.....

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
4/21/22 12:30 p.m.

W   I   D   E

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/21/22 1:16 p.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

W   I   D   E

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon Dork
4/21/22 2:10 p.m.

This car needs an Arby's motif

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