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 Post subject: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:09 am 
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Poor little thing. Its all cold and feeling neglected:
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So lets bring it in to the garage, making sure that Mama Bear can still park her car in there:
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I am sure that it feels mucho better now. Let the fun begin.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:17 am 
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Pretty parts...and they came with stickers!
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Out with the old:
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In with the new.
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While we at it, lets make it a little more "street legal"
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:24 am 
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New gauges:

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After:
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:36 am 
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There is nothing wrong with the plastic fuel cell. But it is starting to bow on the top and and does not have a fuel level gauge.

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So, lets make one:
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I used the stock fill neck on the new tank, without thinking about the huge hole left in the fender when it was gone...DOH. So I made a new "gas cap"
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:39 am 
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Now what to do till race season starts? I guess sit back and enjoy a tasty beverage
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:22 pm 
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I envy your ability to be able to mount your new fuel pump so high on the frame. My winter tank project is a modified 40# propane cylinder mounted behind the rear end. The fuel pump will be safe on my 4x4 since I don't off road, but it would be a lot easier mounting it higher..


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:48 pm 
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Mmmm Mmmm that beer sure is cold. Nice truck it's looking good.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Thank you. And yes, working in an unheated garage in winter will keep tasty beverages cold :)


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:55 am 
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Is that a 9" ring and pinion ? Looks like upgrades are in the works.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tinkering
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:56 pm 
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You have a keen eye. Is a 9" ring and pinion, just waiting for the funds to narrow the rear end and buy axles.


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