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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm 
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Yeah, kind of a spur of the moment thing. Makes no matter to me, I'm not chasing any records. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Here's how close I came to disaster in Iowa. I saw oil drips on the trailer after I loaded the car yesterday. Mike saw that it was coming from around the oil pump area. I checked the gauge fitting this morning and the pipe finished cracking off.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:26 pm 
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A low oil pressure switch is your friend!! :D :D Glad it wasn't a disaster for you and it is an easy fix.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:38 pm 
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That could have been much worse :shock:


I wonder how much vibration is a factor with a sender and elbow hanging off the end of a pipe like that?
Just trying to see the root cause so I can learn from it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:03 pm 
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Rick, it never lost pressure. If it had broken off it would have been spraying oil in front of the right slick. :oops:

Six, amazingly, on the way to Iowa I was thinking it's about time to replace the fittings and copper line with a braided hose like I have on my 340 car.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:06 pm 
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I'm going to remember that picture the next time I'm tempted to build a plumbing tree :idea:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:36 am 
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Got my fittings and braided hose. Grand total was $48 and that included 2 hoses since I'm not sure on length.

Will get them in tomorrow. Also need to check the rear end. Something seems not quite right. Maybe I should get my 4.86 together and get it in. :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:20 pm 
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Valiant goes to Teig Chassis Saturday for front end upgrades. We're going to work on it not flopping the wheels all the way in when backing up, and a little better alignment.

Probably pull the Clifford headers out to get them coated too.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 am 
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Spent some time with Patrick yesterday working on the steering. We are putting the rack and tie rods in that came with that POS AJE kit I had for the old Duster. Patrick is also redesigning the mounts. He didn't like the old ones even though the rack had stayed in place for over 20 years. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Does the aje rack fit the oe k frame or does it only fit a tublar frame?


Merry christmas Zilla!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Merry Christmas to you too Greg!

The AJE was supposed to be a "bolt in" tube K-frame rack and pinion conversion. Unfortunately it was an ill designed piece of junk.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:33 pm 
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Okay, so I made my own semiublar K frame, maybe I can just buy the rack and adapt it to what I have.

Is the rack / Pinion junk or just the k frame or both?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:33 pm 
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R&P is fine, just the standard Pinto/Mustang II piece.

The issue was the geometry of the setup was horrible.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Okay cool.

I never got to look much under that blue 68.. i didnt know it had a rack.

Cheers...

I need to get to a midwest slant meet n greet sometime..

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