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    Default Tools and services

    The following tools and services are available to members. All tools are privately owned by various members and are available at their discretion.

    Please reply to this thread if you want to borrow/use anything listed below

    TOOLS


    • Engine hoist and leveler
      Currently in Eagle Rock
    • T9 Transmission tool kit
      Currently Newbury Park
    • 250 lb. torque wrench
      Needed for rear axle nuts.
      One in Newbury Park.
      One in Manhattan Beach
    • 41 mm socket
      Needed for rear axle nuts.
      One in Newbury Park
      Two in Manhattan Beach
    • Corner Scales
      WIth ramps.
      Excel sheet for correct corner weight setup available on request
      Currently in Manhattan Beach
    • Mapping laptops
      These run Windows XP and have multiple RS232-USB dongles.
      Cables and software currently available for Pectel T2 and T6 (both naturally aspirated and forced induction)
      Cables for Emerald can be borrowed from third-parties.
    • Duratec Cam Alignment Kit
      Currently in Manhattan Beach
    • Zetec Cam Alignment Kit
      One in Newbury Park.
      One in Manhattan Beach


    SERVICES


    • Safety Inspection
      Pre- or post- purchase inspection to look for potentially hazardous issues.
      Disclaimer: Please note that we do not do valuation of cars or offer any guarantee that we will find all safety issues. You are responsible for the condition of your car and drive it at your own risk.
    • Dyno Days [Next: Aug 4, 2012]
      About once a year we congreate at Bisimoto Engineering (bisimoto.com) and put a bunch of our cars on the dyno for power runs and remapping. Please see the event section for information on the next event. If you do not have a Pectel T2 or T6, please bring software and a cable that either plugs into an RS232 or a USB port.

    /Magnus F.

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    Magnus, I also have some of those things in our shop near San Diego and would be happy to allow members to use them.
    http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
    http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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    Randy,

    If you list them, I'll add them to the top post.

    Tnx.

    /Magnus F.

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    Magnus, I can offer help with moderate CNC work for mid-size plastic and aluminum parts. Mild steel is probably also doable if slowly (have not tried yet). Surely not stainless steel or titanium. Max part size is 34" x 30" x 8" (sheet material can be longer). I can do parts like this:


    or that:

    Last edited by slomove; June 30th, 2012 at 08:59 PM.

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    Hey Gert... tell me about the machine please. URL?
    Chris
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    It is homebuilt. You will be not surprised that it is made from plywood ;-) Bamboo plywood, that is. Plus some strategic aluminum.
    It is mainly meant for wood working like sign carving, furniture parts or artsy stuff. But it is pretty massive at 550 pounds, has C5 grade ball screws, a 3hp high speed spindle and is precise enough for metal work.
    However, it is not set up for flood or mist coolant which limits feed rates in metal, especially aluminum tends to gum up the bit.

    Sorry, no manufacturer's URL except my build log pics.
    Dry run at high speed:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qa77VYlCb4
    Machining a chess figure:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gfLKKssa50
    Last edited by slomove; July 1st, 2012 at 11:24 AM.

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    Magnus - Please add "One in San Jose" to the "Engine hoist and leveler" and "41mm socket" categories.
    | | Sean

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    Thanks Sean - Engine Hoist and Leveler worked great!

    Now...do you have a leaf blower I could borrow?
    Last edited by GWise; November 25th, 2013 at 12:26 PM.

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    I'm old. Still use a rake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I'm old. Still use a rake.

    I use a gardener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Liedblad View Post
    I use a gardener.


    Me too!
    EscondidoRon

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    I let it all die.
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    We have 2 giant sweetgum trees in front of our house, which coupled with wind make it very hard to keep the garage floor clean for more than a few minutes in the fall. The roots have torn up the sewers and sidewalks, so the best solution is to cut them down and put in something a little more manageable.

    Anyway - the motor is out of the car. I have the new head back from the machine shop and I finished the transmission rebuild. It's off to have the chassis braise-welded hopefully sometime next week and then begins the process of assembly.

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    I knew you were having the head work done, but it sounds like it needed a major overhaul.

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    GWise - Please just let me know if (probably more like when) you think you could use a hand.

    edit -- It might be time to make this restoration discussion its own thread.
    Last edited by Sean; November 30th, 2013 at 10:22 AM.
    | | Sean

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    T9 transmission tools

    The club has a set courtesy of Mr Swanson.

    Currently with Escondido Ron for his rebuild.

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