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> BUILD-OFF CHALLENGE: Tygaboy's '75 LS3, It seemed a good idea at the time...
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post Oct 10 2018, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 01:11 PM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

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That's AWESOME!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) I take if from your post that you didn't wake up with "Retire Today" written on your calendar. Congrats!
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post Oct 10 2018, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE(bbrock @ Oct 10 2018, 02:06 PM) *

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 01:11 PM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

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That's AWESOME!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) I take if from your post that you didn't wake up with "Retire Today" written on your calendar. Congrats!


Yep, TOTALLY awesome. I feel compelled to say I wasn't fired or anything like that. The stars simply aligned and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Certainly, I was smiled upon.

So if you need me, I'll be in the shop!
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post Oct 10 2018, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 03:14 PM) *

QUOTE(bbrock @ Oct 10 2018, 02:06 PM) *

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 01:11 PM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


That's AWESOME!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) I take if from your post that you didn't wake up with "Retire Today" written on your calendar. Congrats!


Yep, TOTALLY awesome. I feel compelled to say I wasn't fired or anything like that. The stars simply aligned and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Certainly, I was smiled upon.

So if you need me, I'll be in the shop!


Very cool and I feel compelled to say I didn't think you were fired (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) My sister-in-law did something similar last year. She went to work prepared to renew her contract as a school teacher. Changes in the retirement offerings made it tempting and on the same day they announced changes in work requirements for the coming year that made retirement a no brainer. After 30 years, she went to work one morning expecting to re-up, and came home a free woman. Word has it she has been spending a lot of time hanging out at her daughter's pool. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) And now I'll be expecting to see you driving the rocket ship before Christmas. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post Oct 10 2018, 04:30 PM
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That's awesome and judging from your thread, you have got plenty to keep you busy!!!

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post Oct 10 2018, 05:08 PM
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Congrats Chris. That’s awesome. Enjoy it, hopefully no one will say
“Chris, you need a hobby!” “What are ya gonna do with all that free time”

We know what you’ll be doing. This car is gonna take off now.

Cheers mate, we’ll done!
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post Oct 10 2018, 06:36 PM
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Yep, it's all better than good. As I said to my wife:

"It's now official, I have a nice package!" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post Oct 10 2018, 07:17 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) Congratulations! Good luck with your new package too!
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post Oct 10 2018, 07:55 PM
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Congratulations!

Time to open up that 914 resto shop...

I think we are the winners here.

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post Oct 10 2018, 09:27 PM
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Woot woot!!!!! Big Congrats!!!

Well deserved!
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post Oct 10 2018, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 12:11 PM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

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Welcome Welcome!
Come on in, the waters fine!
I'm 13 months in and loving it.
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post Oct 11 2018, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 12:11 PM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

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Congrats! You deserve it.

I really like that last bracket you made, the removal of the material on the side that meets up once bent is great!
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post Oct 11 2018, 03:41 PM
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Excellent! Congratulations.......now you'll have so much time to do anything you want or nothing at all. I expect to see this one running by spring. What do you think?
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post Oct 13 2018, 04:47 PM
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I can't believe I'm actually starting on connecting things vs. making them!

Here's a first-cut mock up to determine throttle cable bracket geometry.


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post Oct 14 2018, 09:38 AM
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That is great news, and well a bit sad. Great for you enjoy the retirement, enjoy doing the builds, and working on the stuff you want to work on. Spending the time with the people you want to spend it with. Now back to my reality I have 8 left before I can hit the eject button, unless plans change. And plans always change. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

And I agree you need a trailer, I am sure you can fab some ugly looking trailer to tow behind the masterpiece. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)
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post Oct 14 2018, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Oct 10 2018, 11:11 AM) *

Well, it's been an interesting morning. The net/net is that I now have lots more time to get this build done!

Who wants to join in and welcome me to RETIREMENT!!!

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Congrats.. Thought you were still waffling over that?? Good for you.. I only have likely another 20 years with all the mouths to feed at my home.. I hope to see you on a road trip my way in the future.
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post Oct 16 2018, 06:16 PM
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The 1/4" all thread performed its job for mock-up so it was time to figure out what to do for a final part. I used to be into motorcycles and in poking around in the parts boxes, I found the shifter for an Aprillia Mille.

Hmmm. Cast aluminum, just like the pedal assembly. I-beam design, just like the pedal assembly. Maybe this will work.

A little band sawing, welding, drilling and taping later and it's ready!
It'll all be hidden inside the tunnel cover but I think it's pretty neat.


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Italian part in a German car.

That'll be the part that breaks. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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Italian part in a German car.

That'll be the part that breaks. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Well, actually, that motor was manufactured by Rotax in Austria. Rotax was founded in 1920 in Dresden, Germany, as ROTAX-WERK AG. In 1930, it was taken over by Fichtel & Sachs and transferred its operations to Schweinfurt, Germany. Operations were moved to Wels, Austria, in 1943 and finally to Gunskirchen, Austria, in 1947. (thanks Wikipedia!)

So in the end, about as close to German(y) as it could possibly be!
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More work connecting things. Today I worked on starting to close up the lower fire wall. This means I have to determine how to route the shifter cables. It always looks simple until you REALLY start fitting things with other things in place.

Note that the Boxster shifter cables have big, unremovable end assemblies so I can't just run then through a "little" hole. I need something that can split but still seal the cables.

Version 1 seemed simple enough: Make a little split panel with split grommets that was large enough to cover a hole that the cable ends would fit through. I iterated through about 5 attempts on the design (and plasma cutting of each one) before I ended up with something I liked. It looks like this:





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The shifter cables do flex, but not so much that they could be made to come through the fire wall at 90 degrees. I didn't really understand just how far off they were until I tried to install the panel. Nope...couldn't even get it close.

So, Version 1 (a simple panel against the firewall) pretty much didn't even get to a mock up install before it was clear it was a non-starter.

I took some measurements and figured it'd be best to make an angled box that retained the split panel I'd already made. Three iterations on this one before I got it to where I wanted it.

But in the end, it works! Cables sit in a relaxed position and the grommets are perpendicular to the cables. Yaaa! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)

Including the various designs, plasma cuts, etc. I have about 6 hours in this little deal-io.

I would say "I'd better keep my day job...", but that's off the table! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


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