The primary tubes on these headers are within 1/4" length of each other. My motivation for the equal length pipes is to have the exhaust pulses smoothed out as much as possible. While it's not really possible to have a V8 sound like a V12, I'm doing everything that I know of to make it soHi Joel, yep agreed! I think folks lose track of the fact that the length is related to a single RPM point where peak torque is expected, and that having a bit of variation (i.e. a few inches either side of "ideal") simply spreads out the torque peak a bit. I think any bundle of pipes with primaries between 32-36 inches with good design and flow is going to work pretty good on a sporting street engine. Cheers, Andrew
Randy: it does sound like our re-location experiences have a lot in common. Knowing what I know now, I just wish I could have talked my wife into moving a couple of years ago. Oh well, better late than never. Our destination is Prescott, AZ. from SF Bay Area, CA. I so look forward to getting back to the quality of life that used to exist in Northern CA. Assuming the current property deal works out, it's 44 acres of pine forest next to a National Forest. So there should be plenty of room to fit in a 3,000 sq ft or so workshop when I can get around to itGreat progress as I have followed from the beginning.
Good luck on your move and potential new shop. I have gone through something very similar as we recently moved ourselves a thousand miles to a beautiful house that met all our requirements and then some - however - it was almost 100k more than we had budget *AND* there was no shop. There is what the realtors called a 3 car garage - so all my stuff is crammed into a 20' deep by 28' wide. So here I sit - retired on Social Security and no shop - which is where I make money. The lot is big enough, but requires a fair bit of work in excavation and leveling. BUT - my wife is happy - even though her car is parked outside in the Texas sun. Anyway - sorry for the thread drift - I just felt a real connection...
Yes, Prescott is "...right out of a western movie." "Junior Bonner" is the movie- starring Steve McQueen.Let me say, it is a loss knowing another skilled builder is moving away from the bay area (Howard was only a few miles from you). A friend used to live on Thumb Butte in "Preskitt" and I must admit I'd prefer that area as well, old downtown is right out of a western movie.
Nice place to be.
We watched the movie last night and it captures the essence of Prescott well. The town has changed some since the 1970's but it still has the western feel and horses are still very much part of life there. A good portion of the homes in the new neighborhood are horse properties with a few hay burners in residence. I'm not a horse person myself but I do appreciate their majestic beauty.Yes, Prescott is "...right out of a western movie." "Junior Bonner" is the movie- starring Steve McQueen.
That looks like a nice location; i hope it works out for you.HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hoping everyone has a good 2022!
If all goes as planned, this will be the new headquarters for the Miura project in 2022.
It's a great location, very beautiful and peaceful. Once I get a workshop/garage built and the current cabin transformed into a primary residence, it should be perfect. It's going to be a busy year with moving and the subsequent construction projects and hopefully I can get back on the Miura project without too much delay.
We watched the movie last night and it captures the essence of Prescott well. The town has changed some since the 1970's but it still has the western feel and horses are still very much part of life there. A good portion of the homes in the new neighborhood are horse properties with a few hay burners in residence. I'm not a horse person myself but I do appreciate their majestic beauty.
The answer to this question is simple. I didn't even think about doing an electric AC compressor. Doooh! That probably would have been much simpler and a better way to go. I'll file that idea away in the memory bank and hopefully it will pop up next time I have a similar situation.Why did you not go with a front mounted, electric AC compressor? Aside from not having to route the lines the length of the car you’d have freed up the space where the compressor now is to mount the alternator. This would have made the bracket for the alternator much simpler and, with the smaller diameter pulley and no clutch, you’d have saved a significant amount of trimming on the chassis member.
So making a piece of tempered glass a little bit smaller than it was. What Howard posted was techniques to cut laminated glass which is definitely different than tempered glass.You mentioned that you figured out how to trim tempered glass with a bit of trial and error, but you didn’t mention how. I know that tempered glass has an edge zone where the glass is untempered, so a small amount of re-working should be possible but you mentioned ¾". That is a lot. Every piece of glass is different – was it just hit or miss in finding a window that allowed enough room in the tempering to achieve what you needed? I’d love to hear more. I have one project that has been on hold due to the same problem. And for me, ordering a new piece of glass would be expensive.