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Forum: Fabrication 08-15-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By Steeveedee
If you make a bend every inch on the perimeter of...

If you make a bend every inch on the perimeter of an 8 inch circle, that will be about 25 bends. 360º/25~14.4º. Strike 25 (maybe 24) rays out from the 8" circle onto the 18" circle, divided into 25...
Forum: Fabrication 08-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
Agreed. Before I did these upgrades the truck...

Agreed. Before I did these upgrades the truck would run up to 260º at idle even with the severe duty fan clutch. Multiple things wrong with the setup. That the fan was too far into the shroud was...
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
That's a nice process and result! I'm not eager...

That's a nice process and result! I'm not eager to do more work at this point, though. I'll probably do something if/when I go to pull the engine for rebuilding or replacement. The 20" fan I upgraded...
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Steeveedee
That is very cool! The recipient isn't going to...

That is very cool! The recipient isn't going to see any "flaws", bet you money.
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,586
Posted By Steeveedee
Nice, sturdy trailer!

Nice, sturdy trailer!
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
I'll get a pic of the shroud. It's installed,...

I'll get a pic of the shroud. It's installed, now. Not my best work, but it works.

Thanks for the suggestion on that thermostat. I'll check that out.

Added pics. I have temporarily used...
Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
I can do it, it just won't be as nice as if a...

I can do it, it just won't be as nice as if a real sheet metal man did it is all. Interesting video!



That's a great idea! In order to get the factory setup apart, I had to take the fan off,...
Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
I had the original gauge go bad and put in an...

I had the original gauge go bad and put in an aftermarket gauge which reads the same as a thermometer I have, so I'm thinking the new gauge is right (close enough). Also, I checked the thermostat for...
Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
Metalwolf- It is a 402 BBC, people just call them...

Metalwolf- It is a 402 BBC, people just call them 400s a lot. It even says 400 Cu In engine on the sticker in the glove box. It's definitely a big block, 7 bolts holding each valve cover on.
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Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
It has a trans oil cooler, but it is in a...

It has a trans oil cooler, but it is in a position where it doesn't get a lot of air flow, up behind the bumper. I'm looking at a scoop that doesn't interfere with radiator flow. If you meant an...
Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
I was tempted to just run without the shroud, but...

I was tempted to just run without the shroud, but that's not an answer. It's been running up to 260F when pulling hills with the travel trailer. That's usually a clog in the coolant circulation. It...
Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
The fan is too far into the shroud already, with...

The fan is too far into the shroud already, with the shortest fan clutch available. The engine was rebuilt many years ago and it was reinstalled in the forward position on the frame, based on the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
It's a '70 Chevy with a big block 400. I went to...

It's a '70 Chevy with a big block 400. I went to a 20" fan from 18" for the added cooling capacity. I measured the stock shroud, which is 21" inside the "tunnel", but I didn't catch that the fan...
Forum: Fabrication 07-14-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steeveedee
Metal Bending

Is there anyone close to Simi Valley (back of beyond, yes I know) who has a roller and a brake? I need a piece of 1/8" aluminum strap rolled to a 21" diameter, and a piece of 25 gauge aluminum sheet...
Forum: Fabrication 06-26-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By Steeveedee
One of my friends burned a piston many years ago...

One of my friends burned a piston many years ago when he got the plug wires switched when he worked on it. I believe illicit pharmaceuticals were involved. I don't recall having a fuel pump on mine,...
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By Steeveedee
Are you sure you have the plug wires on the...

Are you sure you have the plug wires on the correct plugs? Not saying you wouldn't have checked that, but I've seen it enough times.
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Steeveedee
That's some nice work! I think with a little time...

That's some nice work! I think with a little time and effort and sales, you could afford to buy that vise.
Forum: Fabrication 05-23-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steeveedee
Dammmn, this place needs a like button! :D

Dammmn, this place needs a like button! :D
Forum: Fabrication 05-18-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steeveedee
lol :d

lol :d
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Steeveedee
That looks interesting. Thanks!

That looks interesting. Thanks!
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Steeveedee
You mean like JB Weld? I guess I got stuck on...

You mean like JB Weld? I guess I got stuck on metal fusion in this case. I even have JB Weld on hand for repairs. I replaced the shower transfer valve in the front bathroom and sure wish I had...
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Steeveedee
It didn't occur to me that I could simply flatten...

It didn't occur to me that I could simply flatten the copper wire and solder the back of the leaf to it. That would hide most of the join, and masking the remainder of the wire would stop the solder...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Steeveedee
So, I went to Industrial Metal Supply in Sunland...

So, I went to Industrial Metal Supply in Sunland this afternoon. They have stamped leaves for 54¢ each. It just got a ton easier, since I wasn't in the mood for fabricating them myself. I'll run the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Steeveedee
connecting copper pieces together

My wife has asked me to make some ivy out of copper. It's going to be some climbers for the chimney, so lots of leaves.


Edited to add:

TL;DR version- screw it. After looking around at the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,801
Posted By Steeveedee
Are you using rebar as well? That looks a lot...

Are you using rebar as well? That looks a lot more convenient than the trowel I ladled my grout in with.

You can use a random orbital sander with a rubber pad to vibrate the blocks enough to get...
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