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 Post subject: Re: Ratty Muscle Car - 1972 Pontiac Lemans
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am 
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Ahhh, interesting. I'm just going to make a flange for it this weekend rather than trying to buy the right junk. Its cheaper and easier. :)

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And it won’t be rusted out either which you will probably find at the junk yard.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 am 
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Episode 33: I made an exhaust flange, because I'm cheap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbizzDOdBg4

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The exhaust system in the Lemans is taking me FOREVER. I'm working on my back, in a garage with zero space anywhere to cut/weld/move do anything, and can only find time late at night. UGH. Totally sucks. I wanna drive this thing.

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Mmm. 50:50 rum and cola...


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Finally got my exhaust done!


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Watching the vid with the PS pump.

Cringed when I heard pipe hit the counter, lol.

I'm thinking you need/need access to a lathe and mill. Even a HF mini lathe or mini mill.


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hahaha!

I actually have an older version of this machine:

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It's still somewhat apart from the last house move. The lathe bearings are real noisy, but I have new ones for it. I've used it as a drill press, but never cut anything on the lathe because I've never spent the $5 on the cutting tools.

You'd be so disappointed in me if you saw it. lol

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Only thing that disappoints me is you're missing out on custom aluminum spacers! :D


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I completely agree! I want to make things with my lathe, but it's apart, and needs a fair amount of work.
- The lathe motor is loose, a mount needs to be made
- The wiring for both motors is all disconnected
- The chuck for the lathe isn't right and needs some kind of adapter
- I don't have any cutting bits for the lathe :(

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The hydroboost booster had a return that went to the pump reservoir, and the steering box had another.

Just cap the unused return.

The pressure feed from the pump went to the booster, then the booster fed the steering gearbox. That way you always had brake pressure even if the power steering system was trying to bleed off fluid.

I hazily recall the hydroboost pumps having a higher internal bypass pressure setting than the non-boost ones.

Doubt it will cause any issues for you, and if you were worried you could swap springs with a non-boost pump.


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Yes! I did some research after the video last night and found the exact same results as what you said. I'm happy that it's all easy to deal with. I have a car show about a mile from my house on Sept 9th. I'm trying like hell to make this driveable enough to get there. We'll see!!!

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https://www.corsa-technic.com/item.php? ... gory_id=86

That is the die set I use with the weatherpack connector kits. I bought a proskit(?) crimper set on eBay, but the harbor freight ratcheting barrel crimpers use the same die setup.

Only difference is the HF ones don't have thumb screws for quick change of the dies, and will require screwdriver intervention.

I highly recommend Corsa Technic, they have the weirdest and most interesting connectors for everything.

EDIT:

https://m.harborfreight.com/ratcheting- ... 63708.html

Those will work with the die set I linked.

You can get the current 20% coupon from the harbor freight coupon database website as well.


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Sweet! I actually have an open barrel crimper that I bought when I did the fuse box on my Lemans! So I guess what I really need is a variety pack of weatherpack connectors. Woo!

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