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  • Mick uploaded 34 photos in the album DOTVW 2018
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  • Finally got stuck into getting the bus back together. There's a whole bunch of jobs to do that all rely on other jobs being completed first which start with jobs that need doing underneath the bus before the gearbox goes back in. So that's where I made a start. I installed the new shift coupling... Finally got stuck into getting the bus back together. There's a whole bunch of jobs to do that all rely on other jobs being completed first which start with jobs that need doing underneath the bus before the gearbox goes back in. So that's where I made a start. I installed the new shift coupling and then set about tidying up the wiring. The loom wasn't too bad but had the usual 47 years of modifications and grime you would expect. I decided to go for it and strip off all of the perished outer sleeving, remove the tow hitch wiring and then redo the outer sleeving in a woven over-braid. It now looks much better.

    I cut and fitted some new sound deadening and trim panels for the roof of the engine bay. I went with a mixture of sound deadening tape, insulation, a fire retardant layer and some white hardboard to finish.

    I also selected a location for the EFI fuel pump and rising rate regulator and mounted them in place too. I did not really want to put the regulator in the engine bay but there was just nowhere suitable underneath where I could still easily get at it to adjust it so I mounted it to the rear of the air filter mount.

    I also mounted the rear lights back in fitted the screws to hold the firewall in place.

    In addition to the reassembly work, I've been on the lookout for some original style sliding side windows so that the kids can get some fresh air when we are driving. I sourced one locally but when I got it home it turned out to be a non standard one and did not fit. I Might make it fit the rear of the '55 instead.

    I did manage to find a pair of original sliding windows but nearly died laughing when the seller told me he wanted $500 EACH for them as they were rare !!! The bloke must be trippin. I've heard of scene tax but that's just taking the piss.

    Despite that, it was a pretty productive weekend, even though it was 42 degrees
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Porsche Appreciation
    Tomm Wells
    How cool is this...
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  • Mick uploaded 117 photos in the album Volksfest 2017
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Porsche Appreciation
    How cool is this.
    West Coast Customs 1959 Porsche 356
    Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs, stops by the garage to show Jay how they took a Porsche Cayman and transformed it into a classic 1959 Porsche ...
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  • Placed my order for the rest of my Speeduino components, including the Arduino Mega. Hopefully the parts should be here in a few days and I can get on with assembling the board. From what I understand I still need to run an external controller if I want to run wide band as the Speeduino only has... Placed my order for the rest of my Speeduino components, including the Arduino Mega. Hopefully the parts should be here in a few days and I can get on with assembling the board. From what I understand I still need to run an external controller if I want to run wide band as the Speeduino only has on-board support for a narrow band. Managed to find a suitable controller for $35 -  https://www.14point7.com/products/spartan-2-oem The same company also offer an open source controller as well, should you want to tinker. The open source version includes an LCD display so that you can set it up as a real time display / dash gauge / LM2 substitute.

    My coolEFI board turned up just after my last post but it's just sat there waiting for me to pull my finger out and get on with installing the engine in the bus. I've also picked up some other goodies - A small hand held scope for helping diagnose signal issues. A freescale USBDM bootloader. For flashing firmware and a few other Megasquirt units.

    I've been toying with the idea of buying into a Megasquirt dealership as there's not really anyone doing it here in Aus but it's a bit of an up-front investment, and I'm not 100% convinced at this stage. Will have to see.
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  • Mick created a new event in SA Dubbers

    Burger Night

    Monthly get together for burgers and beer.
    Bad Boy Burger bar.
    119 Grange Road.
    1st Friday of the month.7pm onwards.
    1st Sep, 2017
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Porsche Appreciation
    1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay meets Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports to hear the story of the restorations of this remarkable racer hailing from the dawn of Porsche's motorsports tradit...
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Porsche Appreciation
    Emory Motorsports Custom Porsche 356s - Jay Leno's Garage
    Third generation SoCal gearhead Rod Emory takes Jay through his 1958 Emory Special and 1959 Emory Outlaw. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the...
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  • Did a couple of little projects in the workshop this weekend. Installed a steel rack to keep all my steel and aluminium stock tidy. Generally this stuff tends to accumulate in various piles around the workshop. Now it is all in one place and easy to get to. The rack simply hooks over the... Did a couple of little projects in the workshop this weekend. Installed a steel rack to keep all my steel and aluminium stock tidy. Generally this stuff tends to accumulate in various piles around the workshop. Now it is all in one place and easy to get to. The rack simply hooks over the purlins.

    Also made another tidy for the chucks on my drill press. It is surprising how useful a simple bit of wood with holes in it can be.
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  • TrevortonBuggy is now friends with Mick
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  •   Lloyd Durbin reacted to this post about 9 months ago
    Was tired of the mess on my welding bench and figured that I should be working smarter so I knocked up this bench tidy out of scrap offcuts. I feel more productive already.
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  • Just a reminder to everyone, don't leave it too late to book your tickets.

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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Porsche Replicas
    Watercooled Society - Custom Porsche Speedster
    This 1964 Porsche Speedster replica is completely custom, one of a kind. Everything has had to be custom built, the air ride kit all the way to fully detachable…
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Forced Induction
    DLi blower kit on a bug
    Andrew Clyde Bell
    Whoop whoop!
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  • Mick uploaded 35 photos in the album Coffee and Chrome June 2017 of SA Dubbers
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  • Fridays Parkplatz meet at the BadBoy Burger Bar was a resounding success. Great food, lots of parking and a good turnout. Definitely be going back next month.
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  • Just a reminder that this Friday 2nd June is Parkplatz.

    This month we are meeting up at the Badboy Burger Bar on Grange Road. There's plenty of parking and a chance for a bite to eat as well. Meet at the usual time 7pm on-wards.

    Hope to see you there.

    Badboy Burger Bar
    1/119-123 Grange Rd,...
    Just a reminder that this Friday 2nd June is Parkplatz.

    This month we are meeting up at the Badboy Burger Bar on Grange Road. There's plenty of parking and a chance for a bite to eat as well. Meet at the usual time 7pm on-wards.

    Hope to see you there.

    Badboy Burger Bar
    1/119-123 Grange Rd, Allenby Gardens SA 5009
    (08) 7230 1755
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