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#2374053 - 09/20/17 05:23 PM I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff
AndyF Offline
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I needed a way to hang my ignition and vacuum pump chamber off the engine so I decided to try making the bracket from one piece of sheet metal. I went with a 12 ga SST so it would look good without any painting or plating.

Pictures show the raw part then bending the part, installing the nuts and the finished part.


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#2374054 - 09/20/17 05:24 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Here it is installed on the engine with the ignition box, coil and vacuum pump chamber all bolted in place.


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#2374056 - 09/20/17 05:26 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Nicely done.
Clean idea.
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#2374081 - 09/20/17 06:12 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Very nice!

Do you like that big coil? I run one with my 7AL2 and in retrospect would have bought a smaller one. Always ran 0.042 inch spark plug gap and didn't change it with the new coil. Burned up about half a dozen nice Accel caps because the inner electrode burned up. Ended up having to reduce the plug gap to 0.030 to prevent cap failures.

I just don't need that much energy..........
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#2374107 - 09/20/17 06:40 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I've never had any issues with this coil and I've run it for at least 10 years on all of the dyno engines.

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#2374216 - 09/20/17 09:39 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Very nice!
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#2374313 - 09/20/17 11:26 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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As always, you are a class act and your work reflects the same.

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#2374319 - 09/20/17 11:31 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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#2374354 - 09/21/17 04:53 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Very nice!
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#2374477 - 09/21/17 11:10 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Are those PEM nuts! Very professional.
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#2374489 - 09/21/17 11:32 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Originally Posted By AndyF
I've never had any issues with this coil and I've run it for at least 10 years on all of the dyno engines.


What spark plug gap do you set the plug for?
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#2374491 - 09/21/17 11:34 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Yes, I press in the PEM nuts since that is a good way to attach things to sheet metal. With the PEM nuts you don't have to access the back side of the part with a wrench so you can pack things together tighter. PEM nuts are inexpensive and easy to install but you do need the right equipment.

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#2374569 - 09/21/17 01:31 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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That's just sick!

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#2374645 - 09/21/17 03:48 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I also just bent up a pair of brackets for the racing seat in my Duster. It is nice having a hyd brake out in the shop so I can bend this stuff. The laser cutting shop is just up the road and they cut parts for me with a 4 or 5 day lead time so that isn't too bad.


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#2385327 - 10/10/17 08:39 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I was able to bend up a new throttle bracket today for my EFI engine. The regular throttle brackets do not fit with the fuel rails so I built one that came off the carb studs. It needed a Z bend and a twist to clear everything.


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#2385412 - 10/10/17 11:08 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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I wish I had the tools and skill to do that.

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#2385427 - 10/10/17 11:58 PM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: Frankenduster]
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Originally Posted By Frankenduster
I wish I had the tools and skill to do that.


That's a common thought of mine as I peruse through these threads. Very nice work...

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#2385436 - 10/11/17 12:41 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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#2385449 - 10/11/17 01:14 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: AndyF]
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Andy, what did that press brake cost and what brand is it? I am looking at a 60 ton for some home projects!
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#2385544 - 10/11/17 09:58 AM Re: I'm getting better at this sheet metal stuff [Re: Fat_Mike]
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Originally Posted By Fat_Mike
Originally Posted By Frankenduster
I wish I had the tools and skill to do that.


That's a common thought of mine as I peruse through these threads. Very nice work...

Times 3.
Great looking stuff there Andy. up
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