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AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/14/21 4:41 p.m.

In reply to wheels777 :

Rather than get used to it, I spent a couple hours trueing up the saw, then used one of the practice pieces to make a jig. Because engineer. I had a new helper today, a young engineer from work made the mistake of telling me he wished he had a shop to work in and a project to work on. laugh

I set him on designing the jig while I cleaned up the welding table, then we reviewed his design. With a couple "experienced" suggestions, it turned out great.

and here's the resultant test cut:

It's really straight. Better than I could ever do by hand. You gotta look close to see any gap. I'm really stoked about this.

 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/14/21 5:05 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Typical engineer overbuilding.  I would have made that with a couple of scrap pieces of 2x4.  I see shorts on your apprentice.  Make him wear that for the look or getting warm enough to get back on it?

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
3/14/21 5:23 p.m.

Yo yo yo AngryC are these pipes gonna exit the 'vair' in that space below the bumper or.....are you punching the valence panel for total disrepect to pristine virgin sheet metal?  Fist bump on the cutting jig !!!!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/14/21 5:58 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I'm in sweats and a fleece. I thought the shorts were pretty aggressive for March 14th. And your part would look like it was guided by scrap lumber.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/14/21 5:58 p.m.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/14/21 9:01 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG (Forum Partidario) :

I'm probably going to get a less cherry valance panel and modify it to look as OE as possible with C7 Z06 tips poking out the center.

Mezzanine
Mezzanine Dork
3/15/21 12:57 p.m.

I need to find some eager engineers to come work at my place. It's nice to have some help you can trust to produce decent results. 

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/15/21 3:27 p.m.

In reply to Mezzanine :

You have to be careful with that wish.  If you get too many of us together nothing will ever get done because we'll spend forever optimizing the design  for first task you give us.  That's on a good day.  On a bad day will spend hours optimizing the design of something you've already crossed off your list.  I'm impressed that Angry and his helper made as much progress as they did!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/15/21 4:24 p.m.
APEowner said:

In reply to Mezzanine :

You have to be careful with that wish.  If you get too many of us together nothing will ever get done because we'll spend forever optimizing the design  for first task you give us.  That's on a good day.  On a bad day will spend hours optimizing the design of something you've already crossed off your list.  I'm impressed that Angry and his helper made as much progress as they did!

Please see: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/how-do-you-let-go-of-perfect-when-working-on-a-project/181831/page1/

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
3/15/21 4:32 p.m.
APEowner said:

In reply to Mezzanine :

You have to be careful with that wish.  If you get too many of us together nothing will ever get done because we'll spend forever optimizing the design  for first task you give us.  That's on a good day.  On a bad day will spend hours optimizing the design of something you've already crossed off your list.  I'm impressed that Angry and his helper made as much progress as they did!

As someone who just retired after 17 years of running an R &D department,  I assure you this is more truth than poetry.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/15/21 4:45 p.m.
NOHOME said:
APEowner said:

In reply to Mezzanine :

You have to be careful with that wish.  If you get too many of us together nothing will ever get done because we'll spend forever optimizing the design  for first task you give us.  That's on a good day.  On a bad day will spend hours optimizing the design of something you've already crossed off your list.  I'm impressed that Angry and his helper made as much progress as they did!

As someone who just retired after 17 years of running an R &D department,  I assure you this is more truth than poetry.

When I was in college I did an internship at a local company that makes boat parts.  When I was there they were developing, I think, four or five brand new products that either the market hadn't seen or the only options on the market were just kinda meh.  Big push to get them out and on the market because the patent for the main product was going to expire in roughly two years from when I was there.  Great place to work, owner had no formal engineering training, but was in the engineering dept constantly and was constantly teaching himself.  They were always pushing to make their products better.

Its been at least half a decade since I was there and they have released one of the products.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/27/21 11:36 p.m.

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/28/21 9:38 a.m.

Very nice.

Make sure you're cleaning off the chrome well back from your weld line - at least an inch back.  Sometimes coatings like that will do weird things like blow big holes in your welds.  Contamination and all.

That and the whole poison gas thing.

gumby (Forum Supporter)
gumby (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/28/21 2:54 p.m.

I stepped on my own dick today, and took a pic just for you

Decided I needed a test port in a brand new exhaust(finished and painted even...), and harvested a bung from the old system. Clean as I could and contamination still bit me in the ass.

Some days you get to be the windshield, and other days you're the bug. 
Keep your chin up. Used exhaust can be some of the worst stuff to TIG.

welding is the only time I suffer from too much penetration

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/2/21 6:04 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

welding is the only time I suffer from too much penetration

 


 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/2/21 10:12 p.m.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) Dork
4/3/21 9:19 a.m.

Looking hawt

 

 

KurtAKX
KurtAKX New Reader
4/3/21 9:40 a.m.

Fixed it.

I decided that I learned enough on header #1 to just skip the painters tape and go straight to tacking on header #2:

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/3/21 5:26 p.m.

Judging by the progress (they look way cool by the way) on the headers, have you decided "yup, not gonna need the manifolds after all."?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
4/3/21 5:39 p.m.

I am glad its getting warmer up there.  I was missing the updates

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

Definitely not gonna need the manifolds, but I no longer have them. I have a set of shorty headers that are supposed to be direct bolt-in replacement. AIR injection ports and all. I make you good deal on those.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/4/21 11:31 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

Definitely not gonna need the manifolds, but I no longer have them. I have a set of shorty headers that are supposed to be direct bolt-in replacement. AIR injection ports and all. I make you good deal on those.

Can't argue with shorty headers. 

GeodotLdotrooney at gmaildotyouknowtherest!

 

 

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