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The third tank arrived, looks really good save for a nickel sized ding that I can easily pop back out. But I decided it was too nice to put back into the car in its current state. So I reinstalled the old tank so I can save the new one for the "restored" car. The old tank just needs to hold a couple of gallons of gas for a few weeks while I strategize "trailer day". Then I'll drain the gas right away and perhaps make a yard art animal or bug out of the old tank. I also have a NOS fuel sender that I am "saving", too. The old one works, although the filter screen on the bottom was pretty grungy. I cleaned it up as best I could in a short time and it seems to be working for this adventure.Does this mean that the (third) new tank arrived and has been installed?
Let me know if any of your tanks are missing a bracket. I’ll stick on or two in your box, as a patience fee.
Kudos to stephen for being exceptionally patient while I waited to ship his rear fenders! I finished parting the CSI 15 months ago. Fortunately we had his car offsite, and a major garage project to keep him busy!
For record keeping, I have the fenders being “boxed” up by way of a 1x2 frame with cardboard stapled to it. I also have a bumper center section with fog holes. Sadly it is locked in my truck with five alpinas and a M535i motorsport wheel. Luckily I have speaker holes large enough to crawl through so I am hoping to pop it with ease.
Rear fenders are close to 7’ long but only weigh 20lbs. Shipping via domestic freight is relatively cheap. Box “building” consisted of extracting the 1x2 from my shed. I said I don’t keep wood but I knew I had kept that specifically for making boxes.
The one on the bottom is the guy that likes to fall off. When most people remove the tank they leave it attached to the car. @mark99 drew up the plans for me and we used a waterjet company in Colorado to make about 20. I have about four left.I can't wait to see this 7' long frame box! Glad you saved those 1x2s.
Regarding "tank brackets", I assume we're talking about the coolant overflow tank? I haven't spent any time with the one brass tank I have yet, but it appears to have (2) brackets attached to it. (the one in the car is the newer plastic one that I'll be replacing with the brass piece at some point.
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Didn't take a lot of photos yesterday. But I did capture this thermal image of the exhaust header at the end of the run up. The reason I was looking here was to verify that all of the cylinders were firing evenly - which it appears they are. I do question whether the 626 degree temp is appropriate. The top of the head on the intake side was in the 210 - 212 degree range (but I failed to capture the photo).Excellent news Stephen!
But remember... pics or it didn’t happen.
That sounds delicious, and I agree. Oh, I almost forgot. Rather than taking the interstate the whole way, we followed a slightly more scenic route. We were really looking forward to seeing @adawil2002 in June when he was here for the Kissel Meet. But as that is canceled, we took the opportunity to drive the Raven by the Wisconsin Auto Museum on this journey.Best case scenario. You deserve a Cold Nitro Coffee & French Toast!