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Old March 27th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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No, flat steel. The best way I can describe it would be that it would look just like an ordinary school ruler in shape, just made out of steel and shorter. Approx 3x1.25x3/8" will be the final dimensions and I'll drill two holes in it (one on each end) and round off the corners/edges.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Old March 27th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I "fabbed" up one in cardboard to show you. I guess I meant 3/16 thick (or 1/4") - 3/8 would be crazy.

before: http://lhsw.com/gallery/stuff/DSC01854
after: http://lhsw.com/gallery/stuff/DSC01855

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Old March 27th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Gotcha! Let me see what I can find, though wouldn't thicker really be better?
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Old March 27th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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thicker == stronger, so as long as I can make it fit that would be great. I just got the feeling 3/8 might be too thick, but I agree thicker is better. I really have no idea how strong it needs to be - the bottom brackets are not that thick.

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Old March 27th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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Agreed -- for something as important as a seat belt, I don't think there can be overkill. Do you have metal working tools or do you need me to fab something up? Be happy to do the latter, it just won't be ready for happy hour tonight.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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I think I have everything I need. The thicker it gets the harder the cutting will be, so if you have something the right width, I should be fine, otherwise I'll get some fresh sawsall and grinder blades .

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Worst case I can cut it down with my bandsaw if you need. I'll bring over whatever I have that may work and we can figure it out then.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Thanks man, I really appreciate it! I want to get this done before the weekend so I can take the kids with me on a trip this weekend.

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Old March 27th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Charles, did you make it home ok?
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Yes thanks.

The knock started again before I pulled out of the lot, but I decided to press on. It seems to have worked itself out because by the time I got off RT66, the knock was gone. I checked the top radiator hose when I got home and it had full pressure. This AM the overflow reservoir was half full/empty, so I guess I was low on antifreeze and that caused the over heating (and probably explains no upper hose pressure and a hot top end). No knock this morning.

Thanks for the followup.

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p.s. thanks for the metal plate. I haven't tried to cut it yet, but will do so this evening.
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Good news, though it begs the question what happened to your coolant in the first place?
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It certainly does. I'm going to monitor it, but my current guess is at some point when the pressure and temp build up, the reservoir is either leaking at the seams or out the overflow. If it's the seams I'll replace it (or find someone who can help braze it), and if it's the overflow I'll replace the cap.

What I am not sure about is under what circumstances is it "normal" to have it relieve pressure via the overflow.

I also wish I had a better ay to monitor engine temperature in general or even at specific locations. Maybe it's time to buy one of these

http://www.autosportcatalog.com/inde...id/1103/sc/735



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UGH, the knock came back this afternoon. Time to take it to a shop to get an opinion...
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Well, it was nice to see you guys again..

I would like to warn you guys though, that I came down with a really bad 24hr bug that woke me up about 3am that night and no it wasn't the beers because my wife got the same thing the next day.. It knocked me down for a day pretty bad.. I don't know where or when I picked up the evil virus but, I just wanted to warn you guys to make sure you take your vitamins for a couple of days. If you wake up and your stomach hurts that's the start and I'll leave the rest of what happens as a surprise. Needless to say take the day off of work..

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It certainly does. I'm going to monitor it, but my current guess is at some point when the pressure and temp build up, the reservoir is either leaking at the seams or out the overflow. If it's the seams I'll replace it (or find someone who can help braze it), and if it's the overflow I'll replace the cap.

What I am not sure about is under what circumstances is it "normal" to have it relieve pressure via the overflow.

I also wish I had a better ay to monitor engine temperature in general or even at specific locations. Maybe it's time to buy one of these

http://www.autosportcatalog.com/inde...id/1103/sc/735



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Just wondering but, does your oil look like it has water in it? (IE milky white looking stuff) Not sure if anyone asked that while we were sitting there.
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That'll teach you to go out into the real world for an extended period like that without conditioning yourself!
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That'll teach you to go out into the real world for an extended period like that without conditioning yourself!

Ya, being around all those kids that Sunday at my little girls birthday party probably exposed me to a years worth of germ collecting at the CDC..
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Happy, happy, joy, joy

How about Thursday, June 14th?
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