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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank installation

Now that the fuel tank has passed leak testing, I decided it was time to install it in the chassis. The fuel tank mounts in the chassis backbone and occupies 100% of the space between the front and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-10-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 162,661
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Is there a specific reason you want to use...

Is there a specific reason you want to use polycarbonate?

I recently had a rear window made for my Ferrari GTO and my initial thought was to use polycarbonate. After learning the tradeoffs...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Mods for Transverse Transaxle (part 2)

In this update, Iíll show the last steps in completing the modifications to the rear suspension mounts. These mods were required to provide clearance for the transverse transaxle.

Iím using the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-03-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Mods for Transverse Transaxle

In parallel with building the fuel tank, Iíve been modifying the chassis to make room for the transaxle. Before getting into the details, Iíd like to make the point that this chassis was originally...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
To clarify, I'm not saying water is better than...

To clarify, I'm not saying water is better than air for leak detection. I do think air is better because it's less viscous than water and thus better simulates gasoline. What I am saying is that...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-30-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction Ė Lessons Learned

Iíll start with the good news. I filled the tank with water and put just a little bit under 5 lbs. pressure in it. I came back 24 hours later, and hereís what I observed.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-30-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks Steve for the additional feedback on the...

Thanks Steve for the additional feedback on the subject of tank weld testing. I do agree with what you and the others have said about the testing method based on my experience. Pressurized air...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-28-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for this additional input. It makes sense...

Thanks for this additional input. It makes sense to me. This is the first fuel tank I've built so I'm learning a lot from the experience.

While testing again today for what I thought was the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-28-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Interesting idea. I have been testing the tank...

Interesting idea. I have been testing the tank by filling it with water and then introducing pressure with a bicycle tire pump. I have a pressure gauge in the fill hose and have been bringing the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-24-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 4)

156 tack welds and 224 inches of TIG welds. Thatís what it took to weld together the 3 sheet metal pieces that make up the Miura fuel tank, all this welding to get a fuel tank that holds about 17.5...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 3)

For the fuel level sending unit and in-tank fuel pump I decided to use thick flanges with blind holes for the mounting screws. By blind holes, I mean the holes donít go all the way through the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 2)

I decided to work on the fuel tank openings while waiting for the bead roller replacement motor to arrive. There are 3 openings I needed to build and put in place: fuel level sending unit, in-tank...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for the positive review for the Miura...

Thanks for the positive review for the Miura project!! I do want to note that the praise for the innovative chassis and the design foresight to make provision for all the "off the shelf" components...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-05-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 1)

The fuel tank for this Miura is centrally located in the chassis, quite literally. It is located in the chassis backbone thatís between the seats and stretches from the cockpit front bulkhead to the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Front and rear suspension trial fitting

Iíve been working on several Miura project related things simultaneously so none of them has been progressing particularly fast. In other words, Iíve been somewhat challenged in completing any one...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Great job on the car Jim! The body work and...

Great job on the car Jim!

The body work and clean look are fantastic. What I also appreciate is that you strengthened up the frame as well.

I had a Triumph TR6 that I swapped a 351 Cleveland...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Validating rocker height

My primary objective with this round of Photoshop work was to validate the visual look of the rocker panel height with cutting 4 inches off the bottom of the Corvette door frames. I had marked the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-16-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Mocking up the doors

With the door posts now in final position, itís time to figure out what can be done to convert the Corvette doors into Miura doors. I want to keep the Corvette door glass and needed to figure out...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Question Kerry: You bring up a very good question. I...

Kerry: You bring up a very good question. I certainly plan on re-painting the doorposts and cowl prior to completing the car. The two tone nature of the current paint shows there was a color...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-10-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Attaching windshield/doorpost assembly

The previous mockups gave me confidence that the proper horizontal and vertical placement for the windshield has been determined. It was now time to attach the windshield and door post assembly to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Question Mockup Rim/Tire question?

What works well for temporary mockup wheels when obtaining the actual rims looks like it will take a bunch of time?

So here's the context for this question. I have been overly optimistic on...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for the feedback guys. For what it's...

Thanks for the feedback guys. For what it's worth, I completely agree with you. It's partly that my Photoshop skills still are basic at best and partly that my objective with the renderings has not...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-05-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Question Steve: yes, please expand on the door glass...

Steve: yes, please expand on the door glass topic. This is my first crack with electric door glass regulators and I'll take whatever help I can get.

You've also picked up on difference in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-05-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Yes, for example the rear track on the Miura SV...

Yes, for example the rear track on the Miura SV is 60.63 inches and mine will be somewhere between 64 to 66 inches depending on the rim backspace I end up with. The front track is a bit less but...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,420
Posted By heinke
Post Top chop - well a virtual chop anyway

The previous feedback was that the roof line was sitting too high and this resulted in a bloated look. So I lowered the windshield/cowl/door unit such that the top of the windshield frame is now 43...
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