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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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I was digging thru my pack rat stash and found a coupla pieces of aluminum which is .090 and, IIRC, 5052
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A little time with the band saw and the sanding disc and I'll be on my way. I have a 2&5/8" hole in the bottom and I have the top roughed out. I'll be using some spacers left from my hanging coffee pot (pack rat syndrome is a disease all of us DIY'ers suffer from) to locate the element and hold it in place. More tomorrow.
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Excellent, that's being resourceful. SO much better then the people who think the only answer is to throw $$$ at everything.. I'm thinking about doing something similar when I put the dual quads on my 292.
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I still have to break the edges, but it looks good. I had to buy some 10/24 lock nuts for the spacers, total expenditure of a buck and a half. You can see what I did with those. As it turns out, there is just enough give in them when I tightened the bolts so that the filter element is nice and snug (I got lucky!)
One of the bolts is too long and another is flat blade screwdrive rather than phillips. Big deal, I put them on the bottom where they can't be seen
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I like it!!!! and agree- SO much better then the people who think the only answer is to throw $$$ at everything
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I like it!!!! and agree- SO much better then the people who think the only answer is to throw $$$ at everything
I'm a poor country boy tryin' to make my way in the big city. I also made a small adaptor plate to make the Autolite 1100 carb hook up to the stock linkage. I have the carb and I know it's good. Why waste $$ on a carb when I can spend that on a T5 trans?

I'm purty happy with the way it came out
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You can kinda see what I did, sorry for the lousy pic.. I had to extend the carb throttle lever to hook it up to the stock linkage. I used more of that .090 aluminum. Wooks nice and smooth
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Good job! its nice to make your own stuff. Better than ordering everything and waiting for it to show up from china lol.
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Good job! its nice to make your own stuff. Better than ordering everything and waiting for it to show up from china lol.
I agree. however, if I didn't already have the material, I woulda just bought one to fit. But I doubt if anybody has one like it and that's a plus from my perspective
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