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Old 05-30-2017, 08:13 PM   #676
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Lookin' great guys. You may have mentioned it early on -- memory lag -- is it about 6"-8" of engine set back with the Corvette torque tube compared to where (generally) an engine might sit without a firewall cut? That will make packaging stuff in the front a lot easier than it normally is for sure.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:24 PM   #677
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What'll you do if you need to pull out the driveline? Pull it from the bottom?
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:20 PM   #678
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What'll you do if you need to pull out the driveline? Pull it from the bottom?
Should be easy to remove some tubes whenever needed. Heat up the welds by holding the torch to them for a few minutes, then use the rubber bulb "weld sucker" to vacuum up the molten mess.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:59 PM   #679
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Should be easy to remove some tubes whenever needed. Heat up the welds by holding the torch to them for a few minutes, then use the rubber bulb "weld sucker" to vacuum up the molten mess.
Huh?

That works well for brazed/soldered parts. Not so well for welded ones. Kind of the whole purpose of welding them. They become one piece.

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What'll you do if you need to pull out the driveline? Pull it from the bottom?
Looks like the opening in the bottom is wide enough to drop the torque tube through it. He said earlier in the string that the brace above the motor will be made removable.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:00 PM   #680
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:12 PM   #681
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It may have been answered already, but how is your engine compartment designed? From your latest pictures, I am having a tough time seeing how you're going to be doing any engine out work. Is this set in from below?

Build is looking great. Quality work!
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:03 PM   #682
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Thanks guys.

If the rubber bulb weld sucker doesn't work to lift those tubes out, we have a backup plan in place: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpo...&postcount=571
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:53 PM   #683
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Huh?

That works well for brazed/soldered parts. Not so well for welded ones. Kind of the whole purpose of welding them. They become one piece.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:31 PM   #684
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:45 AM   #685
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:34 AM   #686
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Column feels super stiff and should stand up to reacting the multiple lateral g's this thing will pull in the corners.
I'll be the judge of that.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:05 AM   #687
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Awesome work! I keep following with great interest. Waiting for the next bit of news and photos
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:39 PM   #688
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Lookin' great guys. You may have mentioned it early on -- memory lag -- is it about 6"-8" of engine set back with the Corvette torque tube compared to where (generally) an engine might sit without a firewall cut? That will make packaging stuff in the front a lot easier than it normally is for sure.
Not sure of the exact distance. The front two cylinders of the V8 are more or less in line with the front axle centerline so something like 8" sounds about correct. It does make packaging a radiator and associated ducting easier but the available space for manifolds and plumbing is really tight. Fitting a couple of turbos on this thing down the line will be a pretty tight squeeze.

Put in a batch order for some laser cut bits from a local metal supply. A bunch of taco gusset flat patterns, a sheet metal bulkhead for the rear suspension box, and some other bits for a different project.




A coworker of mine has a set of dimple dies that I used on the gussets.



Karl and I spent an evening welding up a tool to bend the gussets in the hydraulic press at the shop. It's a pretty crude looking tool but it ended up working really well.





The rear bulkhead ties the rear box together and gives some much needed support where the rear toe links will mount. The triangular pockets have already been filled in with brake formed strips, just forgot to get photos of that bit.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:10 PM   #689
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Those gussets looks really nice. Great work!
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:13 PM   #690
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Great work as always. And I as always am curious to see what progress has been made!
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:31 PM   #691
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Hey, question. Is there enough room for an intake manifold...?
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