Author Topic: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 2/18  (Read 24796 times)

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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2011, 04:51:39 PM »
Structurally it's not an issue. More cosmetic. The damaged area in question is the main chassis pan piece. front to back, bottom, up the sides with a ear at the top.
The piece that looks like a tie rod cover is pitted on the front half. I can replace that at any point easily. In the future. I'm an expert at aircraft rivets now 2utp.
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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 10:10:55 AM »
I'd make new stuff for a resto of this magnitude. It appears to be just flat with bends, no forming or stamping. It's a perfect candidate for replacement panel.
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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 01:07:22 PM »
See to me I don't like replacing pieces like that. It might not exactly be "Patina" but it is original. I am a firm believer in Original parts even if they are a little pitted or dented. Replacement parts just aren't the same and I can pick them out pretty good on just about any restored sled. You aren't going to exactly see the pieces you are thinking about replacing, but that is all the more reason just to leave them the way they are and keep it as original as possible.

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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2011, 09:01:31 PM »
  Cracked the motor open. G%%R  I'm farming out the motor work.



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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2011, 09:26:14 PM »
Farming out a new engine would be nice! Wouldn't it be cool if you could bury a piston now and come back in October with a fully modded brand new engine?
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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2011, 09:43:12 PM »
  Cracked the motor open. G%%R  I'm farming out the motor work.





Man! Talk about opening up a shit sandwich!
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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 5/28
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2011, 09:44:18 PM »
Farming out a new engine would be nice! Wouldn't it be cool if you could bury a piston now and come back in October with a fully modded brand new engine?

Just think if you watered that with Miracle Grow you would end up with an engine that has more power!
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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 6/10
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2011, 07:01:07 PM »
Got a little shop time in this week 2utp. One suspension down, one to go. The usual frozen shafts, bolts that would not come out bs. Hyfax are like new m0vs. Everything either greased or anti-siezed during reassembly. I installed a few extra washers as the nut/bolt were wearing on the suspension half.


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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 6/10
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2011, 11:03:33 PM »
Nice progress, Mark..., and good thinking on the reinforcement in wear areas. I've been doing similar beefing up as I go along on the Suzi.

Clean-looking work on some really corroded parts, by the way!


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Re: MANTA TWIN TRACK UPDATE 6/10
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2011, 08:40:39 PM »
Phil, I borrowed Jeff's home made sandblasting cabinet.  Man what a life saver.

Back to the grind. Aluminum grinding bs. Between this and that single track I'd hate to know my time behind the grinder.


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