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Old 10-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #151
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This is a very interesting build you got going on here!
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #152
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Thanks, dog!!


I made up a new brake line since the ABS stuff is gone all I need it this short connector.






The missing part from Motion Pro actually made it here before the cables...whew.




I'm now building the intake out of a bunch of old exhaust tubing.




I try not to work at night after I get home, but I'm going to shorten and flare my oil lines later tonight.

I've got fly strips all over the garage and the flies seem to like them better than me...we have a chicken farmer a few doors down, gotta love renters, but it beats the freaks we've had before.


Oh yeah, got the coil mount welded in today too. I'll finish the intake before I settle on a battery mount.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #153
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Soooo stoked!!!






Like a kick to the groin.



Told them in type by email and loud and clear on the phone....90 degree fittings at the carbs...do those look like 90 degree fittings?




Now we get to try and figure this out...ordered on the 11th and 14 days later it's fricking wrong.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #154
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Oh man that sucks!! Reminds me when sprocket specialists shipped my custom sprocket with 3mm bolts holes 2 days before I had to leave on my maiden voyage.

Their reply was literally "take it to a machine shop and have them drill out the holes."

You'll get it fixed, just start hollerin'
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #155
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Best suggestion I can think of right now it to call SoCal speed shop and see if they know anyone locally that can make or modify a set of cables. Hot Rod guys need throttle cables all the time.

Or call Terry Cable in Hesperia. 1-800-854-4691
They made a throttle cable for my BMW once when I broke down near there. Took the guy 10 minutes and charged me $15.

http://www.terrycable.com/index.aspx
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #156
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Thanks for the support guys, we're not into total tragedy country yet. I burned a morning getting things ironed out with Motion Pro, but we're on track to get the cables fixed and back to me this week. The nice thing is that they are local...if they screw up again I can go throw a brick through their showroom window.

Preston was pretty upset because he made a nice technical drawing off of my sketch and the tech just decided to not do the 90's.


I'm still very happy with where I'm at on the project:

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #157
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Throttle cables got back to Motion Pro yesterday before noon. I'd really like to go bonkers and scream at them, but the fate of my project is in thier hands, so I'm playing it cool...oh, 2-3 days? Oh, ok...that's fine, it's not like I'M THE MUTHERFAWKING CUSTOMER YOU LITTLE TWIT!!!! No I didn't say that, but I wanted to.

Just ordered the final drive parts from BMW locally, used the online form so I don't scream at anybody.

I swear the whole world has gone to hell, it's no wonder the economy is in the crapper.


Just a few more things to do and I'll be into final assembly.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #158
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I swear the whole world has gone to hell, it's no wonder the economy is in the crapper.

Just a few more things to do and I'll be into a straight jacket.
FIX'T







You're showing amazing restraint.

It's all about the ride...

And the stories.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #159
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You're showing amazing restraint.



SERENITY NOW!!!!



Got the oil lines dialed in this morning, no kinks.






Hafta come up with a bung for the crankcase breather tube, weld that in and finish a couple parts of the intake, weld a couple of support tabs for the intake, then battery tray. Fab will be done by noon tomorrow.

Gonna try to go straight to bed when I get home tonight and up early, gotta crank this thing out.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:27 PM   #160
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Larryboy, I'm really enjoying your build. Can't wait for the ride report(s)!

The question is:

(Larryboy time x Larryboy skill) + $ > 2($$$ + touratech catelog) ???
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #161
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The only thing touratech has to offer me is those cool little GPS holders!!


Well, I thought I had been taking good care of the oil cooler, but in the mayhem it seems that some schrapnel found it's way to the back of it and I have a hole to solder. Crizzzaappp!!! Oh well, nother inch in the old journey...
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:41 PM   #162
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Well, I thought I had been taking good care of the oil cooler, but in the mayhem it seems that some schrapnel found it's way to the back of it and I have a hole to solder. Crizzzaappp!!! Oh well, nother inch in the old journey...
Shoulda stuck with an Airhead.





Seems like a minor setback.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:28 AM   #163
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Shoulda stuck with an Airhead.





Seems like a minor setback.




Yeah, not a big deal..I'll solder it up in the am.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:34 AM   #164
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Made the hole worse trying to solder it up. This was done to save me from myself, if I don't finish it off I'll waste a week trying to fix it.





at me...off to find another one.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #165
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