Old Speed 1957 Hardtop

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Postby Old Speed » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:58 am

I didn't get much done but I did manage to take a perfectly good brand new 930 Microstub axle and turn it into steel wool.
And it took a long time.

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Postby Franz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:50 am

bolt-on IRS?

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Postby Old Speed » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:09 am

early stages all over again. IRS kit but still requires welding the two small off road pivot sockets.

The shop is busy and we're going to Glamis the 14th. All the off road toys need work too so the 57 won't get much love in January

Are you coming to CA Franz?

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Postby Franz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:39 am

Yeah, I'll be there Saturday night. PM your cell and I'll get in touch.

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Postby Bret » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:31 am

Right on. Russell doing another IRS conversion. I will definitely be watching this one.

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Postby crimson ghost » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:59 am

Worried I'm going to be giving you some more $$$ down the road #-o Smile

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Postby Old Speed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:10 am

Another day of not getting time to work on it.
Here I am measuring the backspace of a 4.5 Fuchs and comparing it to another wheel to help decide what to do about narrowing the beam.


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Postby Old Speed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:19 am

Sidetracked.
Even though it is currently in the 70's here, I'm tired of being cold during our mild winters.

My buddy Jake bought a house and this cast iron stove had to go so he gave it to me for the shop.

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Postby Old Speed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 am

I got a 30 gallon race gas drum and spent a half hour soap and water washing it. Then took it out in the yard and lit it off with a propane torch while I ducked down low. It shot a big blue flame out. Then I had to relight it every few minutes. Then set it on it's side so the fumes would be closer to the hole and lit it again. it burned a small blue flame for about 10 minutes. crazy.

I drilled holes through the drum and welded in 2 inch tubes for heat transfer.

I got some 6 inch pipe fitting flanges and welded them to the drum and the stove.

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Postby Old Speed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:30 am

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I'm more excited about my heater at the moment than I am about the bug.
Gotta work on the chimney next

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Postby robin356a » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:20 am

Old Speed wrote:I'm more excited about my heater at the moment than I am about the bug.
Gotta work on the chimney next


That heater is amazing, it gets my vote for the January build-off. =D>

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Postby jb » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:36 am

Whats gonna run though the pipes?

I just got my heat pump running in my garage.... What a difference!! Raises the 3 bay 10 deg. In about an hour only drawing 4 amps \:D/

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Postby 66VOLKY » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:03 am

That thing looks badass!!!

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Postby Old Speed » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:09 am

jb wrote:Whats gonna run though the pipes?

I just got my heat pump running in my garage.... What a difference!! Raises the 3 bay 10 deg. In about an hour only drawing 4 amps \:D/


I plan to mount a furnace fan behind it to blow air through the hot pipes.
If we can raise it from 50 degrees to 60 degrees it would be awesome.
I don't think we'll get 10 degrees though. Too large of an open space for that little firebox.

How does the heat pump work with so little amperage?

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Postby DandK 56' » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 pm

i would give anything for 50° right now Smile


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