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    Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Picked this up from the fab shop this afternoon and got it fitted up and installed. This is the 5" chopped unit I put back together and detailed out for the owner.

    Looks pretty sexy me thinks.
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    Brake dies still left verfy fine marks thru both layers of the protective film on the #8 polished 16ga SS for the 180 degree side seam but not that noticeable after a wipe down. Photo makes them look worse than they are.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Holy cow duane, that's a mirror !! He's going to have birds flying into it. Now the fuel filler and exhaust look out of place.

    Purdy job.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    nice!

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    That's a sweet lookin unit Duane.....Mike

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Yikes Duane... breath taking!
    But... now you created a problem.
    The fabulous chrome does not got well with the rusted fuel filler/cap and exhaust pipe. Got to change that rusty lift eye to stainless steel!
    Plus... does the face plate now look a little tired?
    Got to love it though.. she looks cherry!
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    I know what you mean Rick but painting wasn't included. The owner's dad is a painter and can address those details as needed.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    that will look nice in the living room..LOL
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Very well done 8)
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Roadkillbobb said it all!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Being a Harley guy, I say it needs more chrome.

    j/k Looks great!
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    I love it!

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Looks great Duane ! Where does that cable go that's bolted up to the stator mount bracket ?

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    Good eye. I used that for the frame to engine/generator ground strap rather than drill a hole in the front engine mount crossmember where some straps are located. Basically, I used what was there to accomplish the same thing. It runs to the fuel tank bracket bolt on the lifting bridle.

    To assure having a good ground to everything though, the negative battery cable bolted to the block behind the alternator and a dedicated 10ga. ground was run from there to the alternator frame and one to a common ground stud (idler control board mounting bolt) for the idler, switchgauges, mag kill switch and oil pressure light so as not to have to rely on the connection between the frame and panel.
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    Very nice Duane.

    Side covers?
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    I don't know if he has any doors for it Brian but if he does, stock units would be too tall at this point. If he wants doors, hinge tubes will have to be added to the hood flanges.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    beautiful, all you can say about that.

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    Good eye. I used that for the frame to engine/generator ground strap rather than drill a hole in the front engine mount crossmember where some straps are located. Basically, I used what was there to accomplish the same thing. It runs to the fuel tank bracket bolt on the lifting bridle.

    To assure having a good ground to everything though, the negative battery cable bolted to the block behind the alternator and a dedicated 10ga. ground was run from there to the alternator frame and one to a common ground stud (idler control board mounting bolt) for the idler, switchgauges, mag kill switch and oil pressure light so as not to have to rely on the connection between the frame and panel.
    Thanks Duane for the explaination. Always wanted to know what that stud was for !

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    A one of a kind look! Very nice Duane, The nylon washers are a nice touch also. Bob

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Now the exhaust pipe, lift eye, and fuel cap look really out of place on that nice clean looking hood.

    And the control label too.

    And now it also needs custom side panels.

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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    And . . .

    And . . .



    Word I got yesterday was the owner will finish the painting as soon as he gets it back. He's having it brought up to him in OK where he's currently working out of.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Is it a pain to hook up all the gauges as well as an hour meter? Seen them in the pic and wanted to do the same to mine. Also not meaning to derail thread but what's the point of putting 300 amp brushes in a 200 amp machine??
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    Hooking up gauges is no problem at all. Especially if you use mechanical gauges. An hour meter would power up off the oil pressure switch (yellow wire feeding the idler ON/OFF switch) so it ran only when the OP switch is closed due to oil pressure while running.
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    Point of putting 300amp brushes in the 200? If experts such as Bill and Kaye Sellon don't see any then I certainly can't think of one. Personally I believe if there was an advantage, Lincoln would be all over it to increase the performance of the star of the pipeline IMO. Others obviously feel differently.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Would you be able to put a parts list together of everything I would need to hook up a water temp, oil press, ammeter, and hour meter? Also at the gauges from hybriweld just as good as murphey gauges? And would they come with what I need to hook them up or is there additional hardware needed? Thanks Duane for your time and help.
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    And again sorry for derail but my front main seal is leaking. Hybriweld has them for $11 how hard are they to replace? One other thing you did a great job on that machine I'm very impressed with your work and attention to details. What year is the machine in this post?
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    Re: Icing On Red Velvet Cake

    Changing the seal is the easy part.

    To get to it is the time consuming part and you'll need to:

    1) Remove the radiator
    2) Remove the front engine mount nut
    3) Remove the control panel-to-frame bolts
    4) Loosen fuel tank mount-to-frame bolts
    4) Jack the front of the engine high enough to allow remove the crank pulley bolt
    5) Pull the crank pulley to access the seal.

    I think I remembered everything. The pulley may slide off by hand or may need a little assistance with a puller or prybar but be careful where you pry on the front cover so as not to crack/break it.


    Thank you for the compliment. Owner painted the engine/generator and frame after having a shop go thru the engine. I put it all back together including the installation of the electronic idler and adding remote capability to name a couple things. It's a '72.
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