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Old 05-10-2012, 04:33 AM
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Ha Ha, can't make up my mind where my hidden talents are, movie producer or carpenter thought I'd try my hand at both.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:28 AM
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It's 1 in the morning and I've just finished bolting the motor in, I'm really happy with how it fits, looks like it belongs there and it's rock solid, starting to believe I might just be able to do this, got to pick up some longer bolts than the ones that came with the adapter and then it's completely in, I get my welder tomorrow, I'll have to get some scrap to practice on by the end of this I might even attempt the car rotisserie that RKM built on the "miatas last gas(p) build".
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:56 PM
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That is looking pretty smart! Need help with battery boxes?
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:56 AM
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That is looking pretty smart! Need help with battery boxes?

You bet give us a bell when you are free im off next weekend and the wife is away
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:58 PM
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Have made some progress with battery boxes, have completed the very front box where the radiator used to live, my welding is improving heaps, will have to re-weld some of my first attempts, at first it was like trying to do something very hot and dangerous blindfolded, now I'm getting used to looking through the welding goggles and seeing more than a fireworks display.

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Have made some progress with battery boxes, have completed the very front box where the radiator used to live, my welding is improving heaps, will have re-weld some of my first attempts, at first it was like trying to do something very hot and dangerous blindfolded, now I'm getting used to looking through the welding goggles and seeing more than a fireworks display.

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May be a stupid question - welding goggles - are you gas welding?

If you are using any arc welding process welding goggles won't cut the mustard - you will need a face mask system even if its only the face mask on a stick

Goggles won't be dark enough to see and won't give the protection you need
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:04 PM
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Thanks for the concern your right I'm using a welding mask, I also wear a cap backwards to stop the splatter getting in whats left of my hair and I've put a fire extinguisher in the shed don't want to lose all those batteries, sorry for the misleading description.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:14 AM
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After having a look at Brandon Hollingers MX5 conversion I'm going to start with the rear battery boxes and see how many I will need to fit in the front, I'm only using 32 x cells and would like to keep as close to 50/50 weight distribution, working at the moment cutting the gastank out through the top.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:59 PM
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Worked all day today battling the gas tank have finally won and it looks to me like 18 batteries can fit with the nine I already have in the front that leaves me only 5 to find room for with heaps of room left for the controller and other bits and pieces in the front, my charger has arrived today I had it sent to work which saved me 45 US dollars.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:11 AM
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Have made some progress today built the rear battery box and have it half installed welded nuts on the bottom of the panel so all i have to do is bolt it down also got the front box nearly done arc welding is probably too hot for this might have to invest in a gas torch have also made the final payment on my registration plate check it out
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