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Forum: Automotive Projects 11-14-2018, 01:10 PM
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Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 4)

Based on a suggestion from a person following this topic, I found a way to orient the radiator such that no radiator alterations are needed. I found that by rotating the radiator 180 degrees it...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-14-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks guys. I find that confidence is very...

Thanks guys. I find that confidence is very important or otherwise I keep worrying and it's hard to move to different part of project.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 3)

My objective for the front chassis extension at this point is to get the remaining tubes in place and fabricate the radiator upper mount. The two upper tubes should add a lot of strength to the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-03-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Front Extension Fabrication (part 2)

The next order of business was to add in a cross brace to provide structural support for the lower radiator mount. Vertical connectors between the bottom and middle tubes were also added next to the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-29-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for these suggestions Mark! Speaking...

Thanks for these suggestions Mark!

Speaking of headlights... look what I was able to obtain recently.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19107

Yes, two...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-28-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Front Extension Fabrication

The Miura chassis needs to be extended forward to provide a radiator mount and a mounting point for the tilt-up front end body work. In other words, a chassis structural mount for everything in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-25-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up The print is the larger sized Miura version I'm...

The print is the larger sized Miura version I'm building. It is 104" wheelbase (versus 98") so the 4" grid lines right up on the wheel centers. I'm already taking measurements off the picture wheel...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-24-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Full Sized Miura Rendering

As I get closer to needing the think about the Miura bodywork, I thought it was time to get a full sized rendering to work from. Here it is hung on the garage wall.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Here's how the front end on the original Miura...

Here's how the front end on the original Miura was layed out.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19100

The spare tire well on my chassis is further forward than...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Marcus, The good news is that Miura has a...

Marcus,
The good news is that Miura has a couple of grills in the middle of the front clip just for the purpose of letting the hot air from radiator out.
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-20-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Radiator Placement

I decided the next project step is to figure out the radiator placement such that supporting chassis structures for the front clip can be fabricated. The radiator recommended by the chassis...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-16-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank installation

Now that the fuel tank has passed leak testing, I decided it was time to install it in the chassis. The fuel tank mounts in the chassis backbone and occupies 100% of the space between the front and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-10-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 165,206
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Is there a specific reason you want to use...

Is there a specific reason you want to use polycarbonate?

I recently had a rear window made for my Ferrari GTO and my initial thought was to use polycarbonate. After learning the tradeoffs...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Mods for Transverse Transaxle (part 2)

In this update, Iíll show the last steps in completing the modifications to the rear suspension mounts. These mods were required to provide clearance for the transverse transaxle.

Iím using the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-03-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Chassis Mods for Transverse Transaxle

In parallel with building the fuel tank, Iíve been modifying the chassis to make room for the transaxle. Before getting into the details, Iíd like to make the point that this chassis was originally...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
To clarify, I'm not saying water is better than...

To clarify, I'm not saying water is better than air for leak detection. I do think air is better because it's less viscous than water and thus better simulates gasoline. What I am saying is that...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-30-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction Ė Lessons Learned

Iíll start with the good news. I filled the tank with water and put just a little bit under 5 lbs. pressure in it. I came back 24 hours later, and hereís what I observed.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-30-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks Steve for the additional feedback on the...

Thanks Steve for the additional feedback on the subject of tank weld testing. I do agree with what you and the others have said about the testing method based on my experience. Pressurized air...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-28-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for this additional input. It makes sense...

Thanks for this additional input. It makes sense to me. This is the first fuel tank I've built so I'm learning a lot from the experience.

While testing again today for what I thought was the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-28-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Interesting idea. I have been testing the tank...

Interesting idea. I have been testing the tank by filling it with water and then introducing pressure with a bicycle tire pump. I have a pressure gauge in the fill hose and have been bringing the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-24-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 4)

156 tack welds and 224 inches of TIG welds. Thatís what it took to weld together the 3 sheet metal pieces that make up the Miura fuel tank, all this welding to get a fuel tank that holds about 17.5...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 3)

For the fuel level sending unit and in-tank fuel pump I decided to use thick flanges with blind holes for the mounting screws. By blind holes, I mean the holes donít go all the way through the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 2)

I decided to work on the fuel tank openings while waiting for the bead roller replacement motor to arrive. There are 3 openings I needed to build and put in place: fuel level sending unit, in-tank...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Thanks for the positive review for the Miura...

Thanks for the positive review for the Miura project!! I do want to note that the praise for the innovative chassis and the design foresight to make provision for all the "off the shelf" components...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-05-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,384
Posted By heinke
Post Fuel tank construction (Part 1)

The fuel tank for this Miura is centrally located in the chassis, quite literally. It is located in the chassis backbone thatís between the seats and stretches from the cockpit front bulkhead to the...
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