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Old 10-04-2016, 11:05 PM   #31
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:17 AM   #32
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Do you use some type of autoclave in your carbon hardening process?
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:11 AM   #33
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Do you use some type of autoclave in your carbon hardening process?
This! I'd love to know more about your process if you can share it.
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Test fitting CF hood.
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Hi almoststockfc and infernosg.
Actually it's just plain old vacuum bagging with the resin infused into the bag under vacuum. Autoclaves are expensive and best used for pre pregnated CF and for major structural load bearing components. Note I live in the hot tropics. Ambient temps are high into the 30+C in my shop so I don't really need the extra heat. The vacuum pressure in the bag is a steady 30 psi. I been doing this for more than 6 years now and I'm still learning. I hope this helps.
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Next for molding.
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Removing the 5 mph stuff.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:35 AM   #37
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Stock hood weighs in at 39.5 lbs/18 kilos!!!
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Zoom into the scale. I bet I can get it under 8 kilos with paint.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:55 PM   #38
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Hi I need help. I am upgrading an alternator to my 1979 RX7, the alternator I am using is from a 1984 RX7. In the wiring what changes I need to make. In the 1979 I see tree wires clip going to the alternator. In the 1984 alternator it has only two wire clip. As my understanding the 84 alternator has a built-in a voltage regulator. What wire I need to connect?, do I need to remove the voltage regulator from the 79?.that is next to the fender on the drivers side? If you can advise me with better ways to redo the rewiring from the fuse box to the engine, I would like to upgrade all the wires, the previous owner did some changes in the wiring . Right now the car is running with a new rebuilt street port engine, but I am losing power my battery goes dead within couple days, the alternator I am changing is been bench tested. I like to do a simple wiring to the bay engine, I have removed all the vacuums, stripped the Nikki carb to basic use, un less you suggest to use a Holley Car. By do way I have a Racing Beet intake in the car with a stock carb, I also upgraded the distributor to a 1983. If you can help. Is been two years that I am working with the car, sometimes I get frustrated not to have the car running in perfect condition, all the time when I need to start the car I have to use a starting spry otherwise it won’t start the engine, any idea why is doing that?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:37 AM   #39
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What does it look like right now?
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Hi curious.
I just got it back from another paint shop. Still some issues. A few unrelated problems like having to move my shop 50 meters deeper into the warehouse. I'll be continuing very soon.
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