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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-16-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Miura at new home

Well the Miura has now made the move to the new home.

https://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1195&pictureid=21174

I'm looking forward to when I'll be there full time and in a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-16-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thanks Michelle! I hate it when "life" takes up...

Thanks Michelle! I hate it when "life" takes up all our time and leaves nothing to spare for the important things like car projects. I have a distinct feeling I'll be in the same boat for a while.
Forum: Buck Building 01-13-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 49,549
Posted By heinke
Post Packing Up the Miura Station Buck

If you've been following the Miura build thread, you probably know I'm moving to a new state/town and thus everything in my workshop including the Miura project needs to get re-located. As part of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Relocation Preparation and Exhaust Secondary Fabrication

Itís been a couple of months since the last update and the honest reason for lack of an update is that I havenít been able to make much progress during this time. The reality is that Iíve wanted to...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By heinke
I TIG weld with a Miller Dynasty and I bought it...

I TIG weld with a Miller Dynasty and I bought it with a torch mounted rotary dial instead of foot pedal because most of my welding is "in place" not on the bench. The torch switch starts the arc and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for the encouragement Marcus! It's now on...

Thanks for the encouragement Marcus! It's now on to fabricating the exhaust secondary pipes. These will be more complicated than on most cars but not nearly as complicated as the headers were.
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-18-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Surprisingly, the starter isn't all that hard to...

Surprisingly, the starter isn't all that hard to get in/out. Probably because it's a compact unit and the starter gear is almost flush with the mounting face. My greatest worry is keeping the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-16-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication Ė Second Header Completed

Iíve come to the conclusion that the people who build tuned length headers for a living must be of a different breed altogether. Iíve driven myself cross-eyed with fitting together all these...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication Ė Restart on Header Two (cont.)

To try to avoid repeating the situation where the completed header would not fit, I decided it worth the couple of hours work to put the engine/transaxle back into the chassis for another test fit. ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-03-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Kelly: as before, your observations about...

Kelly: as before, your observations about potential issues are spot on. Thanks for the feedback!

I elected to stay with single slips on the flat collector as it won't have an O2 sensor downstream...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication Ė Restart on Header Two

As tough as it is to cut up a just fabricated part, Iím over it and busy remaking the front side header. My approach this time is to positively locate the collector position/orientation and then...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Yes, hand built cars do present unique...

Yes, hand built cars do present unique challenges. It's things like this that help keep us humble.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-30-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication Ė One step forward, two steps back

Given what Iíd learned fabricating the aft header, Iíve been busy fabricating the header for the other side of the engine. The main difference between these two headers is that I was able to have...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-02-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication in 304SS (cont.)

One header down, one to go. I welded on the double slips, collector tabs, collector extension, and O2 bung.

https://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1195&pictureid=21073

And with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Very tricky! I think it's the combination of...

Very tricky! I think it's the combination of various metal thicknesses at the butt weld joints from mandrel bending along with the base metal being stainless steel. I say this because the butt...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-30-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication in 304SS (cont.)

For the aft header, it was time to complete the full welds on the primary tubes. I ground out the tack welds on the slip joints to make adjustments for the warping from the initial welding. The...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-23-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication in 304SS (cont.)

I was warned that when SS mandrel bent tubes are welded they would warp/move often in seemingly random ways. This is even when the joints are tight and held with 4 good tack welds. Iím sure the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-23-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for the heads up. You guys were right...

Thanks for the heads up. You guys were right about the movement so I adopted a 2 stage welding approach.
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-18-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Question Thanks for the tip Marcus. So what can be done...

Thanks for the tip Marcus. So what can be done to minimize the weld process heat induced warping?

I am dressing each tube section end dead flat so there are no gaps in the weld zones there. I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-15-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Header Fabrication in 304SS

After completing the header mockups, I had all the information needed to order up all the necessary U bends, double slip collector, Y pipe, V band clamps, and collector tabs in 304 stainless steel to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-15-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for your words of encouragement Chris! ...

Thanks for your words of encouragement Chris!

Now that I have motor mounts in place, it is possible to roll the chassis outside for that overall type picture. I'll try to get that done before the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-12-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Shifter Installation

I had chosen a shifter made by Numeric Racing for use in the Miura. The shifter is designed for use in Porsches so there were a couple of quirks with the install involved in converting metric pickup...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-06-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Shift Linkage

Prior to fabricating the headers, I thought it smart to build out the shift linkage to ensure the space I had reserved for the linkage while mocking up the headers was actually going to be adequate. ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-31-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Steve: Both valid concerns. The fan on this...

Steve: Both valid concerns. The fan on this Denso alternator is embedded inside the case. It appears to have flat fan blades which I think are made that way to support bi-directional rotation. My...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-28-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 175,688
Posted By heinke
Post Alternator Mounting

So after figuring out a decent serpentine belt routing, it was time to fabricate alternator mounts. There are only M8 sized bolts on the engine top front, which arenít all that big, so I had to...
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