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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Very nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build

Thatís what Iím afraid my wife will figure out about my 62 rag Baja ...

Problem is Iíve already had dreams of a low rider with adjustable suspension to navigate the potholes of the Midwest ... maybe just lower & narrow the front end ... it doesnít have to be fast as long as it keeps up with highway traffic ... it just has to look cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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Nice fab work, you do all the tigging for that?


Yup. I needed a reason to keep practicing. Cool It's stupidly overbuilt with 1/8" plate, but it's what I had. I have a Lincoln 200 square wave and I upgraded the torch to water cooled with a cheap eBay water cooler. It's pretty awesome not putting the torch down to cool off constantly.

I have realized that I sunburn very easily from it. Wearing a black canvas type long sleeve welding jacket, I got burned on my arms where my T shirt stopped. I need to get a thin leather jacket!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Nice fab work, you do all the tigging for that?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

I decided to do a light duty breather box to help this engine breathe easy. I wanted a specific size to fit on my fan shroud above the supercharger. It has a PCV valve in the top part, but I can convert it to be a regular breather if I want. It still needs to be cleaned up and polished once I finish the air cleaner and intake piping.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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The original plan for this engine was to go distributorless and run a small side draft carb. Now, Iím going to go full fuel injection. This is a TBI unit from a 1990 Chevy Beretta 2.2. I just couldnít justify spending $350 for the Mikuni carb I wanted. It was going to be a pain to tune, still require fabrication and have fit issues. The TBI was $30 on eBay, and just over $100 after I restore it with new sensors and gaskets.

I didnít feel the need to do port injection on a single port headed engine. Others have added injection on the intake side of the supercharger to keep intake temps down. Seems like a win-win setup for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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Intake manifold is now going behind the engine
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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Looking good, I didn't know they made and sold that channel.


Yup, Wolfsburg West
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Looking good, I didn't know they made and sold that channel.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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Hood seal channel was not rusty but it was pretty chewed up on the driver side. I started by spot welding it in the center, then clamping it and bending towards the side and trimming off the ends.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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With the nice weather, Iíve been pretty motivated to get back on this thing. I think Iím just about done with metal work and almost ready for body work!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Yea man I hear you..mine I haven't done anything on since last March. Bought a boat last May, worked on the boat, went fishing, working on the house. Might get back on the bug this summer tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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Roach, you still working on your rag?


I had to put the project on hold, but yes I plan on finishing it. I hit a roadblock I need to fix before I can do the rest of the bodywork. I have the driver door gaps perfect to factory spec, but the driver door gaps are a problem. Even with the replacement door, there is just too much gap no matter how I adjust thing. I actually need some help, pics soon
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Roach, you still working on your rag?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I'll be finishing the apron rubber seal channel and decklid seal channels next.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

I like that you're showing how you fix even the simplest of things. Like the rusted window channel lip, I would not have thought of fixing it like you did. Smart!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

just reading through this
you are killing it, looks great
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

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What were those holes for, different kind of visors?


Yeah the late 60's style. Plus it had the small holes by the mirror where the visor snaps into a clip.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build Reply with quote

What were those holes for, different kind of visors?
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