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  1. 2redrovers

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Do it son... For the good of the nation!!
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    BUYING A MEDIA BLASTER

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-23kg-portable-sandblaster_p6290557 I bought one of these and it's pretty good for what it is. Better than some of the other cheap sets. This is the one that needed a bit more air flow otherwise it did the job and the nozzles seem to last a while too. Would help with setting up a diy booth. My pallet sized one can easily fit boots and bonnets even.
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    BUYING A MEDIA BLASTER

    Soda probably uses a smaller syphon pipe than the garnet with it being smaller/lighter particles. That's usually easy to accommodate with the breather hole in the tube.
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    BUYING A MEDIA BLASTER

    Yeah mate, should be fine. Might need a change of nozzle for the grit but they are basically the same thing. I haven't used walnut but I know that soda won't take rust off much. It does leave a coating on the metal which inhibits further corrosion for a while but has to be cleaned off before paint sticks
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    BUYING A MEDIA BLASTER

    I'd recommend buying or building a small booth type, like what I made for my shop. For small bits, something like a converted filing cabinet, plastic tub, kitchen cupboard, or like mine, an enclosed pallet would work with an old window for viewing. A bathroom extraction fan or modify a vacuum for nuisance dust removal. The pot gun your looking at isn't bad but they clog fairly easily. That and without an enclosure, it's a last resort for me out in the shop. A set up that recycles the media is the best way because you can just keep going as long as the compressor will keep up. Keep your air clean and dry to help stop clogging. I've just got a couple of syphon guns but my better result is from a modified air gun that pushes more air through the ceramic nozzles. Syphon hose needs a breather hole to make it feed properly too.
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I was going to put it in the funnies but....
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    Panel Van Interior Builds

    And the shag pile.... Oh yeah, and fluffy dice for that period perfect touch [emoji108]
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    Panel Van Interior Builds

    Is it Darkside garage?
  9. If they release it, the gm electric crate engine looks good for bigger cars. They unveiled it at sema this year.
  10. I got through most of the article, I'll catch the rest later, but if I did the stock market I'd be on that company so fast [emoji28] As for converting I'd be looking at buying his "kit" if at all possible. From what I've read there his solutions are properly tested and thought out so why try to reinvent them in a diy fashion. There's too much science involved to get it right first go and theoretically if you get it wrong... Well there goes the neighbourhood. I like it. A LOT!! He's got his head screwed on right in that zero- emissions and zero carbon pipe dreams won't happen in the real world without an in between step. He's not keen on having combustion engines in the long term but even I get that his view point is about the most effective way to use the tech. He's not against the ICE and the second tier of the plan makes it easy to have your cake and eat it too. Just think about it.... A zero carbon, green emissions, Cleveland. He'll help me stay in business by the sound of it and I'd run my truck on it if I could.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Nope, just needed to host the pics somewhere
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    When an update isn't an update... Just posting a couple pics so I can link them elsewhere and make my life easier. Carry on all...
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    WARNING - Ultra King shock absorbers = DANGER!

    Looked like a handful of tack welds holding the top in, caused uneven stresses and the tube fatigued.. Failure.
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    Looking for help AU engine in BA

    A rusty or damaged donor would be the way to go just in case ford was an ass about the model changes. Series 2 or early 3 I'm guessing. Series one probably isn't worth looking at unless it's the only one without vct. Do the rules let you cut and weld stuff if needed?
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    Looking for help AU engine in BA

    Not being a smart ass, I figured there must have been a reason and "like it better" is good enough for me too. If it's an early BA then it should be straight swap (fingers crossed). If it was a wagon then you could swap the front sheet metal and have a hybrid. I've thought about it with my daily if the donor ba was the same colour. Assume that you're not allowed to lock the cams or that sort of thing and have to run the single cam engine? Can an AU single head be fitted to a barra block? That stuff is outside my area of expertise although I thought I remembered conversation among the guys about that kind of thing in dirt circles.
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