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Old 05-29-2013, 02:21 AM   #7921
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Just made me a bashplate, aluminum welding for the very first time, actually tig welding as well for the first time still room for plenty of improvements:-)



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Old 05-29-2013, 06:14 AM   #7922
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I'd mount it! Looks really good!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:59 AM   #7923
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Nice looking Plate. The rear mounts look interesting too.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #7924
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Nice looking Plate. The rear mounts look interesting too.
Thank you, the rear mounts are under some re-design:) im not 100% happy with it yet
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #7925
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Looks great
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #7926
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i've seen worse welds on mass production pieces, yours look pretty damn good.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #7927
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Talking Mexico

Just road it around in Mexico, down to Guadalajara nice and warm
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #7928
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I recently found my safety wire pliers so i've been going crazy with them...
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #7929
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New Exhaust

Installed a set of Leo' Vince stainless exhaust on today,,, Fit was very good. Only problem I had was to have to shim out my Jesse Luggage.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #7930
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Started the process of replacing head gaskets.

That sucks... what brought that on.... oil in the antifreeze?
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #7931
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That sucks... what brought that on.... oil in the antifreeze?
Yep. The motor is at the shop now. The engine had been putting a little oily sludge in the overflow tank for some time, which I tried my best to blame on something other than head gaskets. Then, I did a 750 mile trip with the last 250 miles at a constant 80 mph. I had about an inch of motor oil in the overflow tank the next day. So she will get a quick top-end refresh addressing some basic known issues, and I'll be back in business shortly.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #7932
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haha... those highway burners will put things to the test.

Just did 280 burner in the rain at the same clip, not fun... Time for oil change and antifreeze, tires and a good clean for me...

Got some spendy hoses there, ya should have popped for the stock clamps ($15) and a tool ($30)

Good luck on the refresh...
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #7933
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Might just dig into the oil pump and replace the spring and piston.



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Old 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #7934
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Might just dig into the oil pump and replace the spring and piston.



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You may need some coolant too.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #7935
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Thats not where it's supposed to be?... good eye... its 2 oz low...
I hope its not a WP issue, just put in an extra fancy one last spring... original went 40,000. guess i will know when i pull the oil filter.

Its time to take the radiator out and give it a good cleaning also, I'll get it up to snuff then, frigging high fenders.
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