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Hey now, I spy the model airplanes, good stuff. I used to fly a lot of RC gear, including my own design EDF the micro bandit.

 

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On 11/6/2016 at 8:17 AM, Dave WM said:

Hey now, I spy the model airplanes, good stuff. I used to fly a lot of RC gear, including my own design EDF the micro bandit.

 

i have a few. just got rid of 8 or 9 planes. they were too slow B)

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not much happening lately. im still waiting on my head to get done, and the fuel tank (going on 6 weeks). so, im getting a few of the little things done

my new cam has holes for oiling so i tapped and plugged the holes in the cam towers. 6mm set screw with blue locktite, and a cap over that just in case

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got the hood hinges powder-coated and installed

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temperature sending unit and thermo-couple switches in the lower radiator hose

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here is something i just happened to notice. these are the throttle arms off of the webers. 2 were the same length, but the 3rd was a bit longer. i bet that could cause some problems with tuning

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i finally found the correct neutral safety switch. this is a normally closed switch. it came from virginia. supposedly the only one in the usa

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new overflow tank

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and fuel pressure regulator and gauge

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15 minutes ago, madkaw said:

Did you use your vent line for supply fuel?

no, i plan on plugging everything on the tank except the pickup line and the one that goes to the filler neck. vapor tank is gone.

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a little more

i got my rocker arms back from delta cams, very nice. $50 plus my shipping to them

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sill plates after some metal work and sand blasting. they were in bad shape.

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they should look ok after sanding down the ridges and high spots

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outside upper door trim. tweaker paint now removed and all the scratches sanded out. look 100% better. but i may still go for new

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49 minutes ago, wheee! said:

Nice detail work!

thanks. im bored right now. im waiting on the head to get done so i can get this thing fired up and out of my shop. i get it out, then i can get back to painting. i get the painting done, then i can start on the interior. it never ends................

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so, after 7 weeks of waiting for my gas tank, i just showed up at the guys shop. he hadnt touched it. oh well. here are some pics of before and after i got it cleaned, coated and installed in 2 days

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outside cleaned and ready for paint

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inside before cleaning

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after cleaning with 50-50 mix muratic acid and water

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outside painted with por-15. i only had a small can, so i got 2 coats on the top, and 1 on the bottom.

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drying the tank before sealing the inside. you have to have the tank 100% dry or the sealer wont stick

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i found this sealer at oreilley parts. $32 a quart. the directions say 1 quart will do up to a 12 gallon tank. i bought 2 and dumped 1 1/2 in the tank just to be sure of a thorough coating. after draining the extra, i ended up with 1 full quart extra.

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here is after coating and letting dry over-night. if you cant smell any fumes, its dry enough to install

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new sending unit and vent tube. the vent tube is the one that goes up to the filler neck. all the others are now plugged

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finally done

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8 hours ago, dmoralesbello said:

The finish on the outside of the tank with the POR15 turned out pretty smooth. How did you apply it?

just used the cheap little brush that came with the kit. the por-15 is self-leveling

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couple more little things. door sills finished. these were in bad shape to start with, but the wrinkle finish hides most of it.

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the fresh-air vent hoses? were in sad shape as well, having been chewed on by rodents. covered the bad spots with liquid rubber, and then some plastic-dip, they look ok now.

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end result

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its a BEAUTIFUL THING!!!!!

cylinder head is done as of today!! whoo hoo!!:D:D:D its been 2 months and all looks great! all told, with 1 chamber being repaired due to pitting, new 280 valves, springs, seals, retainers and keepers, and machine work, there went $900+/-

next step is to figure the chamber volume and compression ratio and what lash pads i need.

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not much going on. waiting for new valve springs from schnieder. the factory ones bind up with the cam i have so they will be up for sale soon.

got some bodywork and primer done today. guide-coat and another coat of primer tomorrow, and i should be ready for color. hope to get the fenders in to the sandblaster next week

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looking good but you're gonna need some more holes in that hatch for the emblems...;)

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Not if he is using adhesive tape... I'm not going to use the holes on mine either.

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Hadn't thought of mounting tape. But what if they're not at exactly the right angle????? :blink::D

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