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|Today 03:19 AM|
Well - the first Formula 1 race of 2014 was interesting....
The new rules specify a max engine size of 1.6 liters and a V6. A single turbo. They get approx 600 hp out of that. Then there is the energy recovery system added on, good for dumping humongous amounts of power into a battery system. Good for an additional 150 hp when used to boost hp for passing.
You are limited to 100 kg (220 lb) (or about 36 gal) of fuel for the whole race - no refueling allowed.
You are limited to a total 3 sealed engines for the whole year - no rebuilding or repairs allowed. In NASCAR if you gotta swap out an engine, the penalty is starting from the back. In F1, it may mean being out for the entire season!
This was the first race under the new rules. LewisHamilton qualiifed on the pole, but when his engine began misbehaving on lap 4 , he shut it off and withdrew to save it for use again.
I figure by the third race of the year they all be at 100% of the reliability levels thay had last year under different rules and engine limits.
|Today 12:50 AM|
well after screwing up my first attempt at spraying a pearl paint i decided i better go back to what i know how to do . so i worked on getting the engine ready to drop back in the car
|Yesterday 11:40 PM|
Spent the day watching the Sebring 12 hour endurance race
Same guy that got hit by Memo Gidley's Corvette Prototype at the 24 hour Daytona race (with about a 150 mph closing speed!) got himself clobbered again today by spinning out and then driving back onto the track, right in front of a whole pack. (Sheer genius!)
Marino Franchitti (younger brother of Dario) won in a "Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates" team Ford-Powered Riley with co-drivers Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett
Now its time for the start of the Formula 1 season, with the first race of 2014 being the Australian Grand Prix!
|Yesterday 10:58 PM|
We were talking about the IR heat lamps I have and how I store them in my little garage, this is it. The stands stay out in the back yard, the lights up on the wall out of the way.
These suckers REALLY come in handy.
|Yesterday 10:38 PM|
I had a wonderful day today. Got out and did a little on the Rambler, installing the new NOS stereo glovebox.
I had to show you guys this funny Rambler part. This is the upper piece of the glove box that bolts under the dash. Check out the window channel it has on each side that the "draw" slides in. Also notice the metal tab that keeps the draw from coming all the way out! LOL, you bend this tab down after sliding the drawer into place.
Here is the only bummer of the day, my right side door lock was giving me some problems and when I pulled the door panel off to install the speaker I found the lock cyl was broke! They are CRAP, the most pee poor design ever. A friggin Doritos corn chip is stronger than this damn thing. All my extras from my parts car and extra doors I had were all broke, crap. I had to spring for a pair of NOS ones on ebay. Now I will have to either re-key it or have another key on my ring which doesn't turn me on at all. It has that stainless cover with the lip rolled over the housing of the lock so it's darn hard to open up and re-key, but I may just do that with an extra one I have to see if I can get it apart without destroying it. I have done them in the past but not this exact lock, it's a lot smaller.
I then went out to a wonderful lunch date with my wife and came home and fell asleep on the couch watching a Giants/A's spring training game. LOL Yeah, it was a good day.
|Yesterday 10:27 PM|
One of the first things you want to do is open the door all the way. Look into the center of the hinge way at the back where the hinge pin is, use a flash light so you can see back in there. There's a hole at the back of that hinge, a hole in the hinge and in the mount that it bolts to. Most every car with these style hinges I know of has a bolt back there, a 55 Chevy car has two bolts back in there. Here is a 55 Chevy sedan at the shop. Check out the bolts way inside.
The hinge pin, where the door pivots is WAY up in there by those bolts. So moving that part of the hinge moves the door in and out WAY, WAY more than moving the hinge at the three bolts in the door jamb.
For some reason I have never seen one of these trucks with bolts up there, though they have the holes? Often when you look in there you will see that the holes don't even line up. Loosen the three bolts on the hinge to A pillar and move that portion in there with a large screw driver or something lining up the holes and put a bolt in it. This alone may get the door where it needs to be. If not, open the hole up with a file or rotary file so you can pry on the that portion moving the front of the hinge (thus moving the PIN) out and tighten up the bolt. When you do this you will see that it hardly moves the area where the three bolts go at all, and it won't make it funky or anything, just tighten those three bolts back up and wham, you are good to go.
But give that a try before you go off anywhere else, this is simply alignment and requires no mods.
Here is the hinge in one of my doors.
|Yesterday 09:30 PM|
You just need to endeavor to persevere.
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|Yesterday 08:03 PM|
|1971BB427||Hey Craig, that's one of the benefits of doing this building ourselves. We don't get fired, or have to do it the 2nd time for free! Plus we learn from our errors, and still get it done cheaper than if we paid someone! I'm sure you'll get it worked out to fit like it did before the hinges!|
|Yesterday 07:54 PM|
I shouldn't have done the hinges. the hinges changed everything. The doors fit after the cab work, I welded my pillars to fit the doors. So I know I had GREAT lines. Yea, but I will confess, when I did the hinges,
I found out one had dropped a pin. I had no idea it dropped a pin. I knew my springs were missing that is why I did the hinges. 3 hinges were 90 % ok, one was toast. But, both doors are out a lot.
Here is that learning curve. *note* do hinges before cab work and setting door pillars.
I have got a lot of die grinding to do to open holes and shimming behind hinges.
Just created 20 hours work for myself. I am laughing about it. I was so careful about the cab work and the doors. I had the doors off and on 100 times checking. *note* do the hinges before the cab work.
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