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The "Colossus" project

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WVHillbilly520H
2 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

1/8" copper tubing. 72" long. 

 

 

Now we're headed the right way...

Mechanical oil pressure gauge line. 

 

I went with copper instead of plastic/nylon because of the look I'm after. 

Oil pressure gauge tubing, looks a lot like the one in my BU.

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

Oil pressure gauge tubing, looks a lot like the one in my BU.

Yessir. 

Same stuff. 

 

 

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WHX24

Flip ya Kev @pullstart for taking this :offtopic: AGAIN .... 2nd thought she's all yours yer better at it! :ychain:

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WVHillbilly520H
10 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Yessir. 

Same stuff. 

 

 

And who says you can't use SBC engine analogies to work on WHs?

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

And who says you can't use SBC engine analogies to work on WAs?

Been looking at old Stewart Warner gauges....

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8ntruck

Watch how you route that tubing.  Padded clamps and grommets when going through bulkheads.  It makes a mess when vibration wears through the line.  Ask me how I know.....

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ebinmaine
6 minutes ago, 8ntruck said:

Watch how you route that tubing.  Padded clamps and grommets when going through bulkheads.  It makes a mess when vibration wears through the line.  Ask me how I know.....

 

I figured on it so lemme run this by you. 

 

2 or 3 vibration absorption coils at each end. Solid clamps with rubber insulators. 

Off engine to follow frame back to column support. Then vertically to the gauge. 

 

I was thinking of a tie down every foot or less. 

 

 

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8ntruck
9 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

I figured on it so lemme run this by you. 

 

2 or 3 vibration absorption coils at each end. Solid clamps with rubber insulators. 

Off engine to follow frame back to column support. Then vertically to the gauge. 

 

I was thinking of a tie down every foot or less. 

 

 

Sounds good.

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pullstart

And stout!

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ebinmaine
7 hours ago, pullstart said:

And stout!

That's what we're aiming for. :handgestures-thumbup:

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SylvanLakeWH
9 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

 

 

I was thinking of a tie down every foot or less. 

 

 


Here ya go... even has your name on them... 

 

:handgestures-thumbupright:

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ebinmaine
8 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:


Here ya go... even has your name on them... 

 

:handgestures-thumbupright:

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Yeah that's good Jim. Really heavy duty.

Now keeping in mind that's an 1/8" diameter copper pipe I'm not sure I need straps with a Working Load Limit of 5000 lb.

 

Good thought though. Good try.

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pullstart

Well @SylvanLakeWH there he goes with his fancy schmancy trucker tie down ideas... 

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SylvanLakeWH

Ya know... with a name like Colossus I figured: If it’s worth building, it’s worth over building... and... I like chain...

 

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ebinmaine
17 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Ya know... with a name like Colossus I figured: If it’s worth building, it’s worth over building

You are absolutely correct. Wait till you see the tie rods. 

 

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pullstart

I have my visions...


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Stormin
15 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

1/8" copper tubing. 72" long. 

 

 

Now we're headed the right way...

Mechanical oil pressure gauge line. 

 

I went with copper instead of plastic/nylon because of the look I'm after. 

 

6ft of tubing from engine to gauge. How long's the frame?? :confusion-confused:

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ebinmaine
58 minutes ago, Stormin said:

 

6ft of tubing from engine to gauge. How long's the frame?? :confusion-confused:

Standard Wheel Horse frame.

I have to wrap around the engine some to get down towards the frame which will use up some of that 6 ft but I'll still have 1.5 to 2 ft coiled up somewhere. 

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Lee1977
18 hours ago, WHX24 said:

Flip ya Kev @pullstart for taking this :offtopic: AGAIN .... 2nd thought she's all yours yer better at it! :ychain:

Don't worry about being off topic. Nothing else happen here!

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ebinmaine
1 minute ago, Lee1977 said:

Don't worry about being off topic. Nothing else happen here!

Yeah but even if there was I don't think off topic even qualifies for any of my threads......

 

Squirrel! Shiny! Sorry.... what????

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Stormin
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Standard Wheel Horse frame.

I have to wrap around the engine some to get down towards the frame which will use up some of that 6 ft but I'll still have 1.5 to 2 ft coiled up somewhere. 

 

  I wasn't being serious, Eric. ;)

 

  Just a thought though. Rather than trying to have nearly 2ft of pipe coiled somewhere, how about cutting of the excess and re-swaging? You could maybe get a local garage to do that with a brake pipe swaging tool.

 

 

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ebinmaine
Just now, Stormin said:

 

  I wasn't being serious, Eric. ;)

 

  Just a thought though. Rather than trying to have nearly 2ft of pipe coiled somewhere, how about cutting of the excess and re-swaging? You could maybe get a local garage to do that with a brake pipe swaging tool.

 

 

No worries there. I've got one as well.

 

I don't think I'll need to worry about it though. I'll bet by the time I put two or three coils at each end and route it carefully I may not have anywhere near as much left over as I think. 

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Oldskool

I just went back and noticed that those look soldered on? Couldnt you just cut to length and use a standard ferrule?

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ebinmaine
3 hours ago, Oldskool said:

I just went back and noticed that those look soldered on? Couldnt you just cut to length and use a standard ferrule?

Likely. 

 

I don't even have the gauges yet so who knows if this will work.....?

 

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