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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-21-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By heinke
On the tip sizing part of your question, I use a...

On the tip sizing part of your question, I use a #5 tip on .063 3003 with my Meco. With the smaller tips, I seem to be challenged in getting full penetration on the backside. I've found a larger...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By heinke
Paloma: my experience with OA welding on...

Paloma: my experience with OA welding on aluminum is that different people have different techniques that work for them. While I can weld fine with a Meco torch, I still am challenged making tack...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-30-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up You guys are right about the time consuming...

You guys are right about the time consuming nature of small pieces like these. Lots of trial fitting and small tweaks to get the right shape and then filing to fit on edges to minimize the weld gaps.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-28-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Door jambs Ė another bite from the elephant

Now that I have the inner door frames at the front of the door completed, it was time to finish up the associated door jambs. Hereís where I left off on the door jamb when I last worked on it.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-16-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Inner Door frames

I’ve been busy working on Miura powertrain and plumbing stuff but from time to time I’ve continued to work on the inner door frames. At the front of the door, the inner frames still needed the part...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-13-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By heinke
Greg: My Miura is 105% of original so I chose to...

Greg: My Miura is 105% of original so I chose to have it 3D modeled in the larger size prior to making the station buck. I outsourced the modeling and station buck design to a guy located in Brazil...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-12-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By heinke
Greg: if you haven't found this thread yet, I'd...

Greg: if you haven't found this thread yet, I'd suggest you check it out: https://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=18557

The buck for the car you're building should be much simpler than...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By heinke
On my Ferrari 250 GTO tribute, I used 5052 in...

On my Ferrari 250 GTO tribute, I used 5052 in .063 thickness on the door and trunk skins for the better dent resistance. I could do this as those skins had very little shape in them. I did have to...
Forum: Introductions 03-09-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Welcome Alex! I'm located just over the hill...

Welcome Alex! I'm located just over the hill from you in Livermore.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-03-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Welcome! It's great to see another custom...

Welcome! It's great to see another custom aluminum body build here on the forum.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-02-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Gas Tank Fill

Now that the gas tank has been shortened, itís time to plumb in a fill cap and tube to get fuel to the tank. I at first thought about using rubber hose to carry the fuel to the tank but this didnít...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-17-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thanks guys! Yes, its a bad feeling when you're...

Thanks guys! Yes, its a bad feeling when you're out and about (especially far from home) and there is a stream of coolant coming out from under the car.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-14-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Gas Tank/Coolant Pipe Mounts

While re-installing the gas tank I decided to take care of some other issues I had spotted. Specifically, to protect the tank from chaffing and finish up the coolant pipe hangers that are integral...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-02-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Reworking Gas Tank

So I thought I was all done with the gas tank after welding it up and conducting extensive leak testing to prove out its holding effectiveness. The tank had been designed to maximize holding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-02-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Ed: thanks for that suggestion, I'll look into it.

Ed: thanks for that suggestion, I'll look into it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks Chris and Marcus.

Thanks Chris and Marcus.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Changing spark plugs will be easy. Might be one...

Changing spark plugs will be easy. Might be one of the only things that will be easy given all the tight clearances in this engine bay. Given the Coyote 4 valve per cylinder heads, the spark plugs...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-09-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Engine/transaxle Fitment to Chassis (cont.)

Itís been a busy week on the Miura project and as a result there was a lot accomplished. I made a trip to San Diego, Ca (a 7+ hour drive from where I live) to visit Pete Aardema and Kevin Braun with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-09-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Per Mark's request, here's a picture of the...

Per Mark's request, here's a picture of the transaxle mounted to the Coyote engine. This picture was taken before the final drive component mounting was redone to provide a different angle for final...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-21-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Engine/transaxle Fitment to Chassis (cont.)

I started on the most actionable item on the engine fitment plan, which is to make the rear cross member removable. That way, I can make additional trial fitments with the benefit of a straight...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-15-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up I have a feeling the fitment issue fun is just...

I have a feeling the fitment issue fun is just starting. I do agree that the engine looks great in there. Just think what it will look like with an 8 stack Weber EFI setup :D



I used a bunch...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-11-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Engine/transaxle Fitment to Chassis

...Drumroll please...

Now to the big question: will that big, wide V8 engine and itís transaxle fit in that tightly constrained chassis engine compartment?

I decided to use the core engine...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-06-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Miura powertrain phase begins!

Iím now embarking on the powertrain phase for the Miura project. Iím doing this prior to completing the chassis and body phases as I want to prove out that I can make various aspects of this very...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-06-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Oh so true!

Oh so true!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-26-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 109,555
Posted By heinke
Post Door frames (cont.)

I proceeded to shape the upper part of the passenger inner door frame. Itís a bit of an odd shape and I wanted a smooth flow from the lower portion of the frame. Unlike on a normal car, this part...
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