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  Topic: Empi race trim seats
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 440

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Empi race trim seats
Seats are holding up great. No loose stitching. The car is parked outside with the top up all of the time. no sun fading that i can tell (read some reviews that mentioned fading). The foam feels just ...
  Topic: Empi race trim seats
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 440

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:03 am   Subject: Re: Empi race trim seats
Update on the Empi seats:

They are still doing great and very comfortable on long trips.

Previously I had cut the sliders off the original seats and welded them to a frame that bolted to the Em ...
  Topic: Thingaru
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 58
Views: 5500

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:43 am   Subject: Re: Thingaru
Just came across this build thread, love it! Nicely done!

Thanks Ian.
  Topic: Thingaru
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 58
Views: 5500

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:40 am   Subject: Re: Thingaru
It's been a little while. I had a short the other day that blew the fuse for the coils. Had to quickly go from the fast lane to the right shoulder. After a couple fuses and jiggling the wires i got it ...
  Topic: Forum search results pages
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 2
Views: 323

PostForum: Site   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:10 am   Subject: Re: Forum search results pages
Thanks EverettB!!

That is exactly what I was looking for. Does a similar search to CTRL+F. It even highlights the text.
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 496

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:09 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
How much extra exertion do you have to apply to "stretch" the frame over the pins? The frame is already prone to bends and weaknesses (cracking). I like the design. Also, do you have to dril ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 496

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:05 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
Hi Great idea!
Did you make your own?
Quite often the parts of the top frame are bent and it will be then easy to work on them Cool[/quote]

Yes, I made these myself.

-kenj06,

I too don't ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 496

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
My pins just behind the rear doors are spot welded to the tab. Are they supposed to be welded to the frame? I could see if they were welded to the main portion of the top frame, pointing inward, the t ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 496

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:36 am   Subject: Soft top frame pivot bushings
I've had this idea for a long time to have a bushing that keeps the hoop and the rest of the frame together during top removal. Not sure if any body makes something like this already. Didn't see one o ...
  Topic: Cig Lighter Hole Blank Off Plate
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 1
Views: 185

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:46 pm   Subject: Cig Lighter Hole Blank Off Plate
Well, not quite a blank-off but an adapter for a hat switch that controls the dashboard monitor OSC. Has a shoulder washer on the back side to allow the cut-out area to protrude a little.

I'm thin ...
  Topic: Forum search results pages
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 2
Views: 323

PostForum: Site   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:03 am   Subject: Forum search results pages
After doing a forum search, is there a way that when I click on the title link to easily bring me to the first "search result" page?

Most searches bring up threads with multiple pages. I ...
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 78
Views: 3630

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
I am waiting for a pair of hand brake cables to arrive; the old (original?) ones had about a million cracks in the outer housings (with rust seeping through the cracks).
I will make some photos when ...
  Topic: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 490

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
Just turning the display off is an interesting approach.


What is the battery drain like from just the cpu in the background?

I know if I leave my tablet in communication with the usb/rs232 c ...
  Topic: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 490

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:41 am   Subject: Re: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
I have the Pi running all the time. The display is powered off a seperate usb power supply that is turned off with the key. The display came with a micro JST to USB lead for the touch function. I had ...
  Topic: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 490

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:35 am   Subject: Re: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
Thanks Modok. I couldn't figure out why the whole thing was blank.

It would be nice if there was a pop-up message or something to let me know.

Oh well, I'll read the rules next time.

Guess ...
  Topic: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 490

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:11 am   Subject: Megasquirt and Raspberry Pi Dash
Thought some other Megasquirt users might find this little writeup about my dash useful. The intent is not to promote a bunch of stuff but to let you know what worked for me after some experimenting w ...
  Topic: 1776 turbo single cab overheating no matter what
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 61
Views: 1840

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:33 am   Subject: Re: 1776 turbo single cab overheating no matter what
So sorry guys. I'm new to writing here, and was sure I'll get a mail about the answers... dumb me!

I measure head, case and intake.
My turbo is a small k03 from an audi, i run it with an emspro sy ...
  Topic: Subaru E20 with Megasquirt
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 3
Views: 180

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:25 am   Subject: Subaru E20 with Megasquirt
Is anybody running an EJ20 with Megasquirt? I'm looking to compare tune files. Stock and/or modified tunes are available all day long for a Subaru ECU on places like Nasioc but nobody there really use ...
  Topic: Frozen Brake drum...remove stub axle?
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 8
Views: 334

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:20 am   Subject: Re: Frozen Brake drum...remove stub axle?
Cut the drum in half with a mini grinder and cutoff wheel. Cut it from top to bottom, either fwd or aft of the axle. The piece not attached to the stub axle will fall off and you will have access to b ...
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 78
Views: 3630

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:12 am   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?

I'd like to see a build of the "Whoosh" fresh air vent for the engine.

Aviation-
Search the Samba 181 gallery for "boob tube". There are a couple of photos there. It was ma ...
 
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