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RoadGlue
post Nov 13 2017, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 13 2017, 04:20 PM) *

The wife has told me to put the 914 as priority number 1 as far as my projects go. She even admits that she sees no major projects on the home front so I am good until she sees a home improvement that "needs" to be done.


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post Nov 14 2017, 11:17 AM
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More progress. Should have the motor back in the car this Sunday.

I would have had some of the parts shown plated vs. powder coated if I had planned this project out better, but I'm happy how everything turned out.
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post Nov 14 2017, 11:20 AM
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IIRC, the factory put thin foam gaskets between the overlapping areas on the tin. Do people bother replacing it?
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post Nov 14 2017, 11:44 AM
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Those powder coated parts came out great.

Maybe I misunderstood the post, did you plate some of the powder coated parts 1st?
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post Nov 14 2017, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 14 2017, 09:44 AM) *

Those powder coated parts came out great.

Maybe I misunderstood the post, did you plate some of the powder coated parts 1st?


Ah, no, I just would have rather had some of these parts plated vs. coated, but it's really a non-issue at this point.

There's supposed to be a good plater in Sac if you're looking for one. Let me know and I'll dig up their contact info.

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post Nov 14 2017, 03:31 PM
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Also looking at getting a wide band O2 AF gauge and sensor kit. A friend recommended SpeedHut, but I'm not sure this is the best bang for the buck.

https://www.speedhut.com/gauge/GR-AFWB-09/1...18-(w--warning)

I'm more than happy to buy the O2 sensor and cable separately too for the right gauge. I'd prefer a black bezel too, but that's secondary to a reliable, consistent gauge.

Would really appreciate recommendations.
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post Nov 14 2017, 04:31 PM
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I've been very impressed with everything I've gotten from 14Point7. At $175 it's not significantly less than the SpeedHut set, but it's still a decent savings.

Gauge: https://www.14point7.com/products/solid-afr-gauge
O2 Sensor + Controller: https://www.14point7.com/products/spartan-l...da-controller-2
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post Nov 14 2017, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(jd74914 @ Nov 14 2017, 02:31 PM) *

I've been very impressed with everything I've gotten from 14Point7. At $175 it's not significantly less than the SpeedHut set, but it's still a decent savings.

Gauge: https://www.14point7.com/products/solid-afr-gauge
O2 Sensor + Controller: https://www.14point7.com/products/spartan-l...da-controller-2


Thanks! I might make a post in the main Garage and see if I can get more input too.
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post Nov 14 2017, 08:35 PM
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Innovate is also pretty popular, though I've never been very impressed with the quality of their controllers. They seem to have weird faulting problems and aren't very tolerant of poor grounding. Just some more options.

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/xcart/p...=262&page=1
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post Nov 15 2017, 01:05 AM
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QUOTE(jd74914 @ Nov 14 2017, 06:35 PM) *

Innovate is also pretty popular, though I've never been very impressed with the quality of their controllers. They seem to have weird faulting problems and aren't very tolerant of poor grounding. Just some more options.

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/xcart/p...=262&page=1


I'll take a look, thanks!
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post Nov 15 2017, 01:10 AM
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More progress tonight -

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post Nov 15 2017, 01:12 AM
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A few more -

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post Nov 15 2017, 01:59 AM
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post Nov 15 2017, 01:21 PM
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This is looking fantastic! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb3d.gif) Exactly the way my engine looks.... in my dreams!

QUOTE(RoadGlue @ Nov 14 2017, 10:20 AM) *

IIRC, the factory put thin foam gaskets between the overlapping areas on the tin. Do people bother replacing it?


Now that you mention this, I remember scraping remnants of foam off the joints. I'm hoping someone chimes in on this because it would be easy to add when I install my tins.
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post Nov 16 2017, 12:10 AM
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Have a cold, so I didn't get a ton done this evening. Realized I'd left off the flapper bar, so I had pull off some tin and sort that out. Missing the spring tab. Looks like something I can probably fabricate pretty easily if I can't find one in my stash.

I'm also missing the oil cooler support bracket. Lame. Hopefully my machinist here in town has a spare, or else my plans on installing the motor this weekend will be stalled until I can buy one from Garold (you listening buddy?)

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post Nov 16 2017, 08:13 AM
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Nice work!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Did you have the push rod tubes powder coated? Or did you purchase them black? Paint? Inquiring minds want to know.
Hope you make the Sunday deadline for motor install. Will car be ‘finished’ with that? Or more still to do?
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post Nov 16 2017, 08:56 AM
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Also check with Gary at Sonoma Volkswagen (707) 996-1354. He may have the cooler clamp.
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post Nov 16 2017, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE(Mikedrevguy @ Nov 16 2017, 06:13 AM) *

Nice work!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Did you have the push rod tubes powder coated? Or did you purchase them black? Paint? Inquiring minds want to know.
Hope you make the Sunday deadline for motor install. Will car be ‘finished’ with that? Or more still to do?


Thanks!

My machinist/motor building spray painted both the push rod tubs and the tin that's directly above them.

I don't see why you couldn't powder coat them. The thicker coating shouldn't interfere with the o-rings AFAIK.

Short list of to-dos once the motor is in -

- Install carbs
- Install headlights
- Add fuel pump jumper wire at relay board
- Oh, install relay board
- Install muffler and Ox sensor/gauge
- Install starter (still can't decide which starter to run)
- Install battery
- Check brakes
- Break-in cam/tune carbs, etc.
- Finish assembling rear bumper and paint

Not too bad. Hoping to have it on the road before Christmas, though likely sooner.
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post Nov 16 2017, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE(McMark @ Nov 16 2017, 06:56 AM) *

Also check with Gary at Sonoma Volkswagen (707) 996-1354. He may have the cooler clamp.


Good call!

Though I'm 99% sure Soren will have the parts. I'll probably run by his shop this evening to check.
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post Nov 16 2017, 11:42 AM
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Mark, I think the happy medium is somewhere in the middle. The wire gauge is gargantuan! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)

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