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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-03-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Yes, it might be best to machine up a new shift...

Yes, it might be best to machine up a new shift plate from a chunk of aluminum billet. Right now I'm waiting to get the correct shift forks and rails from my transmission guy so I can get some...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-02-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Post Door Frame Progress

Wow, MSOTM, what an honor, I didnít expect it at all. I guess that maybe some of the metal shaping knowledge and skills from this forum has rubbed off along the way. Thanks to all those whoíve...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Eugene: you've made a great suggestion that no...

Eugene: you've made a great suggestion that no one had come up with before. It has a lot of appeal to me but would require 3 extra holes in the tail shaft housing in order to try it out. The top of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Post Transaxle Progress

Working through the lack of space for a shifter mechanism issue, Iím trying to adapt a shift mechanism from a Tremec TR6060 transmission to the TKO. Itís a different size and bolt pattern so an...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
I wish the solution was that simple. The current...

I wish the solution was that simple. The current clocking/positioning of the transmission is driven by making it as close to the engine block as possible. Two basic reasons for this: 1) power...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Post Transaxle Update

Iím moving away from bodywork to the transaxle for this post. In summary, Iíve run into an issue with a space conflict between #4 exhaust port and the positioning of the current shifter. As a...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-21-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
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: 15
Views: 1,212
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 30
Views: 3,004
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: 30
Views: 3,004
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: 772
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: 187
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: 1,127
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks Chris and Marcus.

Thanks Chris and Marcus.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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: 390
Views: 112,842
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...
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