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Old 02-03-2015, 01:10 AM
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Yes, but tight space stuff comes out nicer if you mock it up first... especially when trying to connect two points in space (like an apron to a master cylinder) with multiple lines and make it all look nice.
Agree with both of you. In my case I used mock up because it saves a ton on Ss material and wanted lines to run through very specific points. For example on picture below. That line goes from MC to front passenger wheel , undisturbed ( one piece ) it follows weld line on sub cross member and very tigh on all places. With multiple bends , on multiple planes and odd degree bends ( 13s , 17s etc )
There is no way I could have done it any other way.

The see through protractor was indispensable for me also.

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:22 PM
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Keep a small notebook and pen in your toolbox. We have all had those moments where if we had only written that down...

Use your tax return to buy insurance a year at a time.

Replace your tire iron with a torque wrench (duh).
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:28 PM
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can u explain the tax return insurance thing?
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Does your car insurance provider not offer an annual rate? I was under the impression that it was common practice to offer a 12 month policy with a one time annual payment. You renew the policy each year by buying another 12 month policy with one big payment.

So, rather than paying for car insurance every month with paycheck money, buy it once with money you never saw anyways.
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I need to make some carburetor jet plates yesterday for 1/4" 6061 aluminum, when laying out grids graph paper comes in handy, just center on the material and use a self-loading center punch.





I also made a fuel capture tube out of mild steel.

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V blocks FTW!!


Nicely played.
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Guess we know what gets Mr Greg weld excited
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Those jet plates are nice, gonna make room for ALL the jets and air bleeds?

Add magnets, so you can have it on the fridge!
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Graph paper is a great idea Seig!
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Default Restoring plastic parts

I learned from a Chemist on another forum a trick for restoring old plastic car parts.

If you boil water on the stove or your microwave, remove it, and then drop the parts in they become pliable. Somehow it affects the molecules and sort of restores the plastic.

Shown below are two 1969 Ford Torino spot mirror gaskets. They were very hard from years of use. As you can see after several cycles in the boiling water I could twist them.

I have tried this on allot of small parts and it works great.




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