The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread



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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby crochambeau » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 pm

Eliminated some fierce driving harmonics today.

Refreshed my passenger side outer wheel bearing today.

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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:48 am

Those pics are awesome and scary looking! :animal:
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby crochambeau » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Chankgeez wrote:Those pics are awesome and scary looking! :animal:


Thanks! Yeah, the grinding rumble while cornering was getting worse each time I drove. I've been terrible on upkeep lately (started noticing symptoms in the spring). :facepalm:
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:22 pm

How did those get so bad? Are they wheel bearings ? Did you have water contamination in whatever oil they were running in??
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby crochambeau » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:32 am

BetterOffShred wrote:How did those get so bad? Are they wheel bearings ? Did you have water contamination in whatever oil they were running in??
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Wheel bearings. The possibility of water contamination does exist, but the car has also gone through sitting spells. These are also old... not the 47 years on the spindle, but probably half that (I think I changed them in the late 90s). I'm chalking it up to wear & tear and a bit of neglect.
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:19 pm

I was a caterpillar engine mechanic for 6 years before I decided to be an Engineer, and I did a lot of work on class 8 trucks. I dig working on cars still to some extent, but I usually just do it out of necessity and being cheap now!
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:36 pm

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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby lordgalvar » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:11 pm

That's a nice mustang!

Ours is fun, but it's still driving kinda funny (still gets rough at lights after a good 20 minutes of driving). The temp gauge is sensitive enough to know that it's like 10 degrees cooler outside haha.

Ripped out about 10+ feet of wiring and another 10 of speaker wire (speakers were zip tied to the steering column and carpeted over). Most of the wire went nowhere. Ran the tach to confirm the idle speed. I've gotta find where the flashers have gone wrong....the little relay is hanging in front of the heater core. Transmission is leaking a bit from somewhere...but I replaced the neutral safety switch...was going to wait until I rebuilt it, but I had to get it started (I almost just put a toggle in instead).

I wanna tear it all apart so bad haha. Not for a while though. I've got it driveable for now. Had to get it functional for some errands and stuff.

The inline 6 is fun though. Beats all the other cars off the line at stop lights until about 20 miles an hour.

My dad mailed me his old oxy/acetylene torch (he bought a newer, fancier one). Still gotta start scouring the junk yards for a 250 head....then I'm going to braise on a new intake plate. I've got the Mikuni 40 phh...but kinda thinking about going OER 44 racing carbs.

I'm probably going to have to run a weird cam for the c4 vacuum modulator and an electric pump for the power brakes.

Anyone ever run one of those dc inverter welders? They look kinda fun for quick repairs.
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Achtane » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:00 pm

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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:02 pm

Seems like you've got your work cut out for you, galvar.

As for you, Achtane:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-2bVOpE_zU
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby lordgalvar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Bosozoku is kind of a going away from what I've read. Some neat stuff on some of those bikes.

Yea, I've got the mustang good enough now. Going to sit on it for a while and drive the heck out of it. Not something I really want to spend time on right now.

Check this weirdness out though:
http://www.odd-bike.com/2014/02/dkw-sup ... e-fed.html
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:00 pm

lordgalvar wrote:
Check this weirdness out though:
http://www.odd-bike.com/2014/02/dkw-sup ... e-fed.html

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That's supremely amazings! :!!!: :love:
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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby dunbine » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:07 pm

Someone may need to import the bosozoku style and keep it alive. Someone with a mustang? :poke:

http://www.speedhunters.com/2010/05/event_gt_gt_bosozoku_meet/

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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:34 pm

:lol: NIce. ^ :thumb:

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Re: The Automotive (& other mechanized vehicles) thread

Postby Iommic Pope » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Im a bigger fan of bosozoku bikes.
Theres a rad vice doco on youtube about the culture from a few years back.
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