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Old 06-17-2018, 11:36 AM
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Just a silly question, but....
How come you don't have a small plasma cutter?

Perfect excuse to buy one right there....
You know, I don't know why we didn't use the plasma cutter.....hmmm.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:19 PM
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I was gonna use processed beer....
Do they still make Schlitz?
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I see why they put handles on the batteries.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:46 PM
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I see why they put handles on the batteries.
He'll just grind them off....
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:48 PM
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Do they still make Schlitz?
Bahahahaha!!!!!

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He'll just grind them off....
Not this time
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Thought I had a match to the engine hatch paddle latch....not so once I investigated more.

Latch is just worn out and pivot points more bend than move the way they should.

I decided to see if I could rework it....a couple of threaded inserts, some drilling and some stainless nuts and bolts seem to have worked...I did use red (permanent) locktite on them.

Bellcranks got adjusted as well, but some may need to be removed and cut down as they are maxxed out on adjustment....in any case, it seems to be working better.





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Old 06-23-2018, 08:01 PM
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Also started on mocking up the 12 volt distribution.

Making cables/lugs for the switch was going to be a PITA so I picked up some 1-1/4 x 1/4 bus bar.

Did the bending with a vice and a 3 lb deadblow

The outline on the bench is the size of the steel plate I will mount everything to.

Bus bars will be coated in liquid tin and then rubber self vulcanizing tape to insulate them.

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Final layout....increased the height of the panel to 14 inches.

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Old 06-24-2018, 07:47 PM
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Could you powder coat them?
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:51 PM
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Could you powder coat them?
I could, but I want some good insulation on them. After more thought I think I will use some thick wall heat shrink.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:07 PM
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Ya. I think that will look better than tape. Plus, you know over time, the glue un gummy's and comes apart making a gooey mess
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