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Offline jim martin

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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #360 on: March 15, 2020, 10:52:23 AM »
see previous page #12

Quest for the 9's list : TOPIC UPDATE AS OF TODAY 03/16/2020
- WELL pretty simple just needed to make a few small engine changes ,LOL .
you can see there has always been a constant direction with everything slowly moved fwd
toward building and tuning a Old School turbo motor but adding a few tricks.over time this power plant  has taken more abuse than you could
ever imagine and has been very reliable and a consistent performer ,This engine is still capable of easily putting out another
75-100 hp but for the time being i will just fine tune the state of tune im at now, making it more efficient
and Finnish Dialing-In the details .
  There is more than just having a motor than can put out some jam there needs to be a balance and the whole car needs
to work together , it just takes time.
presently the WOK is undergoing some upgrades again and will bring those up later .
 But will look at the list and think about what to bring up next.

 

.Trans inspected and new synchros and 1.00 4th gear
.Turbo repaired and upgraded with a billet inlet wheel and new exhaust housing ,header pipe fabricated
.New camshaft ,shorter duration more lift
.Engine inspected and overhauled
.k800 valve spring inspected and installed and readjusted
.EGT probes installed
.New REV6 clutch in ,tested and adjusted
.New intake fabricated
.Drysump oiling , done previously


- replace 4th gear and at same time replace all synchros and inspect trans, test new torco transaxle fluid
- go through motor and make sure its solid
- replace valve springs and reset spring pressure
- install EGT temp probes
- modify fuel system for high speed lean out
- upgrade clutch system to rev6
- repair damaged turbo and discuss options
- perform options to turbo and upgrade inlet to billet wheel and eplace exhaust housing
- fabricate new exhaust outlet pipe
- fabricate new intake manifold
- clean and simplify engine wiring and pipework
- test new ECMS ,clutch management system focus on consistent low 60 foot times.
- rewire complete car electronics
- fabricate and wire completely new data logging system
- tune new fuel curve as per new EGT data and work on aggressive but safe tune
- replace frt and rear shocks
- replace rear torsion bars
- dry sump oil system
- vacuum pump
- MFI
- reset and alter alignment specs for new speed
- finish testing new night-stick select shifter
- replace camshaft and not because I wanted to but had to
- haul ass and go fast

this list will help me go through topics and can cross a few more off now
 looks like its shock time

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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #361 on: March 27, 2020, 08:03:07 PM »
so what have I been doing ,drinking , smoking , social distancing and wasting the rest of my time .
 besides that moving fwd slowly real slowly but fwd at least.
yes, its really all about safety and the WOK has been pushing it for some time ,was thinking of heading to VEGAS in Oct .
but with the way things are economy wise im a bit tight .
so motor stays in car with deckled closed .want to do my winter overhaul but can't afford to do so ,
SO time to upgrade to 8.50 CERT cage . I have a 6 point need a 8 point and window net ect ect.
now 2 of my 6 points are legal and the other 4 are not ,needs to be supported on 6x6 " /36 sqin area 1/8 " plates .
I have 2 great contacts one local and one in the USA.
towed the car out for chassis inspection and got the pre-inspection list as well as bounced pictures ect off chassis inspector in USA .
stage #1 update the frt "A" piller 3x6 plates to 6X6 as well as add another 18 square inches to the "B" pillar mounts .
they were both cool in the not fully welded section and let the wires pass behind added 3x4 plate

for the 'B' pillar fabbed up some additional area boxes . played around with some tig settings for fun .
3 pieces later I more than added my total area of 36 sqin

yep more grinding of paint , real fun and clean .and some tig time and mig time and its done .
tape is covering bare metal , also added the 6x6" plate on the tunnel for the two 1.250" required "D" bars

halo fits well

passanger "A" bar is a piece of work ,
As always the plan is with the door closed roll cage is pretty much hidden ,just takes time

tig time ,practice and more practice . the tubing is 1 5/8" 0.083"wall 4130 chromoly .welds nice with ER70s-2 rod and about 85-90 amps

time of no turning back .tacked the passenger "A" bar to the Halo ,was not sure if it would come out , but it was tight but luckily it did .
added another 6 tacks and started welding about 1/2" -3/4" at at time moving around .you can see now those 'A' bars are pretty unique .

the plan is prime and paint the halo/A bar assembly then Finnish fitting the drivers "A" bar and paint it .then tack it to the Halo in the car .
I need to be able to fully weld the assemble so the top will be impossible .
so tack it and if worse cannot be removed just drop the rear halo down so I can get to the top of the Drivers "A" bar for welding .
the prop up again and weld Halo to main hoop and frt floor lower mounts .
also after test fitting will do the same with the "D" bars
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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #362 on: April 09, 2020, 01:31:27 PM »
well picking away at things slowly , prepainting 2x "D" bars. 1X drivers "A" bar and hoop/passenger assembly tomorrow .
then in for welding into car ,
so far as planned fits real tight i like the stealth look as well as when driving its not getting in the way entering or exiting the car or
blocking view fwd


D bars done


drivers 'A" bar done


hoop and passenger assembly out and primed for paint






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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #363 on: April 21, 2020, 09:13:14 PM »
Finally had good weather so out went the “D” bars
The drivers “A” bar and the hoop assembly for paint
And clear , masked of the tube ends about 2” to leave room for weld ,
Mixed up some base and reducer and
Used my small badger airbrush, worked perfect for
The job and used a aerosol clear turned out great and was real simple.




The hoop assembly was wrapped in a thin foam and installed the other day .
It’s never coming out again now you now why it needed prepainted




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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #364 on: April 26, 2020, 03:18:27 PM »
Not doing much , like everyone else . Just hanging out with family.
Got the main hoop and drivers “A” bar in , used straps to make sure
It’s fully seated and locked into position.
Ready to tack the drivers “A” bar then will drop the complete assembly
Down for full weld and paint






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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #365 on: May 02, 2020, 10:22:01 AM »
picking away slowly , tacked the drivers A bar to the main hoop ,welded the bottom section then Tim to drop the assembly.
yeah almost did not happen its tight and required a bit of force to pop it past the main hoop .
dropped and welded ,then primed and painted ,ready to go back up .
need help from the girls again ,not a one man job that's for sure .then its TigTime 8 joints to go




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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #366 on: May 12, 2020, 01:27:00 PM »
Well gota think , WOK is on its wheels and starting to weld in roll cage .
so ill fit those in here and there .
so its either gota  be
NIGHT-STICK select shifter or MFI mechanical fuel injection


sorry samba pulled photo was not clean .will upload another  or switch to another topic

or

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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #367 on: May 18, 2020, 07:53:05 PM »
well main hoop and "A" bars are in and about 1/3 welded at each point outa gas so tacked and 2 sections of weld at each point.
now can put it back up onto jack stands ,that will make welding a bit easier not being so low and now everything is tacked when all wheels on the ground , much better.

 hey no 8.50 cert cage here


like the rest of the roll bar the new cage upgrade is as hidden as it can be .its friggen in there tight .
from the frt ,not the best shot but under normal light bars blend in .


this shows the tight fit ,can be done just takes time and some good planning .pain in the ass actually.


yep snakes there pretty good .

hopefully will Finnish welding these 4 points then will weld in the "D" bars .
for all you tig welders .welding the chromoly 0.083" wall tube is easy like I said 83 amp zone .
but welding to a 0.120" wall mild steel cage or even worse floor plates not so easy as you are dealing with 2 different size materials as well as major heat dissipation
tried with 83-90 amps disaster .needed to set to 120m amps .start puddle at floor plates or mild steel roll bar and let puddle wick up to new cage tapering off to 107-110 amps
any way hope everyone is safe and off to the weld shop for a refill .




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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #368 on: May 23, 2020, 04:52:09 PM »

Who took my door



Pulled the drivers door for welding “A” bar , worked real well , passanger door
Stayed on .
So both “A” bars welded and hoop both points about 80% welded .
Gota look how I’m going to tig the top




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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #369 on: May 29, 2020, 09:03:57 AM »
ok going to get it done , serious time now .well not really to serious .
top of main hoop and "D" bars here I come .then its easy after that .readjust seat frame , paint and window net .

Got everything prepared, using a CK-9 flex head to torch and even modified the smallest back cap for another
1/2 more room , not bad total under 2”.
Time for some test passes
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 09:34:44 AM by jim martin »




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Re: Jim Martin
« Reply #370 on: Yesterday at 10:18:42 AM »
Check 8.50 cert cage upgrade off the list ,im a good welder but I needed someone with excellent vision, steady hands ,and some killer skills to somehow
Weld the section of the hoop to the main roll bar at the top ,basically its welding blind in a spot that is almost impossible to get a tig torch into .
   I made a call to Dave at http://www.coastweldingsupplies.ca
If you need welding supplies , bottle rentals and fills or advice . coast welding supply is excellent ,well priced and some of the nicest guys I’ve ever dealt with . And yes if you’re like me and are short on time they have delivery service.

  I recently hurt my right thumb bad . So I called Dave at coast welding supply and asked if he new anyone that could help.
now finding someone to help and go mobile is a tall order but luckily for my I was soon contacted by Kennan ,we chatted and he came up took a look and on Friday 2 hrs later it was a wrap ,thanks Bud you were fantastic to work with !!!!!!!
  So not always easy to find a guy that loves cool projects but he is one .
Now for me since I had everything prepped and my tig equipment is top shelf it just worked out great .he just showed up with his helmet and gloves and was good to go .
 So ,If need some help or some fabrication or welding please contact him and discuss your project .
https://www.instagram.com/keenzo/
Keenan’s phone number is 604 364 5662
Or e-mail k.domerecki@gmail.com

“D” bars to tunnel ,check

“D” bars to main hoop , Check

Halo to main hoop ,check and check 


Turned out great



And hey how about a few action shots of Keenan twisting himself in there .


Man I was happy not having to do the twist .
Next reposition seat and ready for window net  planning .then paint it up
 




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