Was searching for a strut brace for my Sanger and decided to make one, and even though it isn't a show piece(check out the strut brace picture thread, OMG there are some beautiful ones).. it fills the fit and function part of the bill.. Couldn't find any 3x5 locally, but a buddy had a stick of 3x3.. so I tig welded a tab on the angle..
Still have to mark and drill out the brackets and do little "rubbin" on it so it will shine better... then going to use a couple of 2x2 angles to relocate the battery between the stringers too.. Total price on the strut brace/relocate battery project will be 42.00 and my time today.
Hole saw with a cordless drill SUCKS!!! LOL.. Portaband and the 4" grinder w/pearl disc..= Get "R" Done..
Last edited by Old as Dirt; 07-14-2015 at 07:47 PM.
Got the relocation done today.. moved 40lbs from the Right rear of the Sanger to middle behind the engine.. piece of cake.. then ripped the lockout housing off and apart.. what a friggen mess.. previous owner had the down peddle located so far ahead it was stupid.. looking from outboard side, it was rewelded at about 10:00 and fully depressed.. almost flat.
Got the thing torn apart and ground the welds on the pedal arm(one outside and one inside the housing) knocked the arms off and reclocked them so now the pedal is @ 2:00.. much closer and easier to push to the end of travel I would assume.. will weld it out in the morning.. next project is to get the cav plate arms set up right, as it is.. depressing the down pedal makes the outboard ends of the outer plates move more than the inboard part.. and the center plate has the shortest arms.. don't know what the idea is behind that? anyway, will set them up short to long/left to right to counter act the engine torque and the torsional twist of the shaft pushing the arms..
Last edited by Old as Dirt; 07-15-2015 at 06:34 PM.
Welded up the arms on the lock out/down pedal housing.. and moved the foot throttle back(7") to the factory position... much better, can now move the seats back some and will have plenty of down pedal(positioned close to 1:00 in the neutral position).. now the down pedal and throttle oppose each other instead of being staggered with your knee up against the dash..
Took all the cav plate arms off and set them up short to long/ left to right.. 1 3/4" x 3 on the Left Plate, 2" x 2 on the center, and 2 1/4" x 3 on the Right Plate.. up an 1/8" from flat and straight edge across to keep them consistent.. Center Plate is lower by 5/8" as it's a runner bottom..
Head Gaskets(Felpro 1037) came in the FedEx truck yesterday.. next on the list is drilling a couple of new cooling holes in each side of the Mk IV deck, because I am installing 088 Gen V heads(Mk4 blocks are series cooled and the GenV heads/Mk IV combo need parallel cooling so it flows water through the engine properly) on the MkIV block.. (red arrows are where to drill)
Might be able to fire the BBC in a couple of weeks.. need to install a distributor/alternator/fuel pump and some wiring..
Last edited by Old as Dirt; 07-17-2015 at 08:21 AM.