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#121 OFFLINE   Roobarb

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:16 PM

And then there were three :)
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I still need to make sure the key barrel fits and buy some melt in nutcerts. Getting close now though.

The handle 'head' is a little thick still. With another 2mm off that, I think I'll be happy.
Don't think I'm going to print it with the holes though, as they seem to make it a little too bendy for the final product.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

Wow, genuine wow. This is exactly the route I would love to take with restoring cars. To draw up/ scan in some way and produce my own parts. Fantastic. My only use of cad was errrr prodesktop which doesnt have much industrial kudos. I do have a genuine* install of Catia v5 but apart from a couple of uni tutorials Ive never mastered it.

Did you self learn? I find the quantity of options quite daunting.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:25 AM

Thank you. Your very kind but I'm far from it!

Ive been pretty much self learning over a few years.

It's amazing that, when you have the desire to create something, you try really hard until you manage it.

I'd really love an old long hood 911 hot rod. I could never afford one, so I'm having to build mine from scratch.

I'm making some good friends along the way and having fun with it too :)

I still need a functioning engine for the car, and have a wiring nightmare to understand. Some welding and eventually painting. Though the painting will be farmed out.

I'd say go for it and try and build a part in CAD. Then send it off to Shapeways.com or a similar webesite. Choose the cheapest print type they have for your first samples, as there is bound to be something you didn't quite get right. And then once corrected, print it for real!

You can also add personal touches. I think I might add a little something to mine.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

Should rename it MinneSNOWta.

 

I wonder how many people will ask you why you painted your handles when you've got the design finalised, not realising they're custom lightweight additions.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:57 PM

^^^
Probably everyone who sees it!
That's probably a couple of years away yet though...

Happened across a nice guy last Friday. He has a farm full of old Porsches among many other toys.
Seeing an old 1970 911T sitting forlornly in a field on its comfort spec Fuchs was something I hadn't expected to see again.
He had so many toys, it was insane.
An early race car with big 964 motor and full cage etc, a very nice 911S targa in black and his other race car, a 1970 Porsche 914.
Well, when I say 'his' I mean 'mine'. Looks like it's following me home!IMG_7122.JPG
I was going to race it (first thought) in the local autoX, but as it has a 911 engine in it (a 'recently' built 2.8, built from a lightweight 2.4) with big Webers on it... and a 911 LSD transmission, I might just run it for a year and then borrow the engine for my 911 while I get my 2.7 back together.
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It has twin plugs too!
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The whole car was built by a respected Porsche engine builder after he retired and is reportedly good for around 280 horses.
Looking at one of the old race cards, it's a full 1903lbs with driver and full tank of gas.
Should be a blast!
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It's not run since 2012, so a bunch of stuff is out of date for full racing - so didn't cost a fortune. That won't be a problem for autoX though.
The biggest question is, where in blazes am I going to put it???
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

^^^

Well, when I say 'his' I mean 'mine'. Looks like it's following me home!attachicon.gifIMG_7122.JPG

 

The biggest question is, where in blazes am I going to put it???

Can we expect to see you posting in the "Single and sad" thread now?


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

It was a bit too close for comfort this afternoon.
I had told my financial consultant that I was buying a car, that it was a 914 but she didn’t realise it was a race car with just one seat, a harness and not really road worthy... that was an interesting conversation!
Think I better find the single and sad thread! :D
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

Not much to report due to business travel.
Been to a prefecture of Tokyo and managed to pick this up in a local electronics store:IMG_1796.JPG
Great quality for such a small and inexpensive toy car. ($5)

I also saw this gas station with crazy high fuel pumps that made me smile:
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While I was there, I also saw my first Honda s660 in the flesh. Great looking little car. Didn't manage to get the camera out in time, but they had some pics up at the local Honda dealer. IMG_7427.JPG

They laughed when I asked if they had one I could look at.

In other news, my wife managed to catch a photo of someone enjoying the recently tidied up garage while I was away.IMG_7442.JPG
On my skateboard too!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:30 PM

Going through the post, these turned up while I was away.FAF9EEFF-8C9C-4B35-9FF0-5673EB6072D1.jpeg 1796503C-AC50-449E-BE4A-8B30DCC808B4.jpeg E3E28520-DDE6-4A2C-B88C-E1C867E358B0.jpeg
Two different companies were having a sale - one for the lenses, the other for the light boxes.
Result - $350 for a pair of complete light boxes including p&p.
Okay, they wouldn’t pass concors type review, but perfect for me, at a price less than I could buy a single used light box for. :D
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:36 PM

Wow ! 911, 914 and is that an Atom in your garage ? You're clearly living the dream !


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:57 PM

Thank you. It would be if they were all running...

Still much Blood, Sweat and Beers to be shed!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

A six cylinder 914; now that is ace!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Thank you :D
With the race engine, it sounds like the end of the world is coming!!!!
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:01 AM

Finally got the ignition lock back in.
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I can confirm that swearing at wires does NOT get them out of the way, but does make in inept operator feel slightly better! :D

I also tried my hand at plating parts for the first time. I used the Eastman kit and the results were pretty good...
Except I was hoping for a ‘Golden’ finish from the tin / zinc, rather than the silvery finish I ended up with. Probably need another anode.

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I was hoping to get a lot more done, but sitting kind of upside down, pulling errant wires from an old stereo out from under the dash, in a garage in 100F heat, got old really quickly.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:32 PM

Got some new racking - Mrs Roobarb wanted her inside parting spot back.
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Got the front seal for the hood taped in place (needs to come off again for spraying) and the hood shimmed and fitted. Great panel from Getty! The seal needs a bit of a squashing though.
Cut off the front bumper support to allow the long hood fenders to fit and finally managed an initial fitting of the fender. First time fitted - will need to come on and off a few times by the look of it!
Could drive a truck through the gaps at the moment and needs pushing a good 1/3” back.
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:34 PM

This looks great, it’s really coming on! Jealous of your garage set up too!


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:25 PM

Thank you.
Not too envious of the credit card bill at the moment, but should have it sorted by next month!
Wish I could say the same about the car. :)
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:20 AM

Well, what you obviously need now is a second rack so your Mrs can still park yet the potential for projects sees a 50% increase.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:51 AM

Ha ha ha. Don’t tempt me :)
I really would like a 924 one day - but until I can get the engine out of the 914 into the 911 and move it on, that just isn’t going to happen. I’d also have to hit the big time on scratch cards or something.

The 911 is a monster project that both seems to nickel and dime you at every turn as well as take a ton of time and skill (which are both thin on the ground with me!)
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

I suppose there is some comfort in knowing that whatever you do to it you should be able to sell it on and it not depreciate.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

That’s true - as long as the Porsche bubble doesn’t burst, like the early hot rod market did, over here in the US.

Even so, it’s a car I’ve wanted to own, ever since my first VW beetle 30+ years ago!
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