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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #690 on: May 26 2019, 06:08:06 PM »
Went out the test fit the mini bullet and had some help.
Looks Like I can come straight out of the mini bullet and out the bumper cover.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #691 on: May 26 2019, 07:28:47 PM »
Looks like a winner to me. The helper, I mean. :rock:
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #692 on: May 27 2019, 10:52:14 AM »
Always good to have an extra set of eyes and hands when doing hot rod stuff! I can tell you that sometimes youíll get a little frustrated with those little set of hands but those hands wonít stay little for long. Enjoy it! Savor it!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #693 on: May 27 2019, 07:55:35 PM »
You should have seen the look of disgust I got when I told him we couldn't go for a ride yet....... :rofl:
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #694 on: May 29 2019, 04:11:27 PM »
Just need to put an o2 bung in the downpipe and the exhaust is ready. Still have to drill the 3.5Ē hole in the bumper cover.
Welder seemed to be happy today welds arenít show quality, but I laid down some decent beads.
Now to remove the downpipe that came with the kit. Radiator needs pulled, Or i might be able to pull the engine mount and stand and get it out.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #695 on: June 03 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
I've test fit the downpipe and everything clears after welding. I got the o2 bung welded in, it's closer to the turbo than I wanted but it'll work. Next step is loosen up the bumper cover and mark/drill. I tested on some of the cover I cut away last year and it came out good. Hopefully it'll be the same when I drill the actual hole!
I feel like captain slow, but I'm still plugging away.




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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #696 on: June 04 2019, 09:46:37 AM »
I've test fit the downpipe and everything clears after welding. I got the o2 bung welded in, it's closer to the turbo than I wanted but it'll work. Next step is loosen up the bumper cover and mark/drill. I tested on some of the cover I cut away last year and it came out good. Hopefully it'll be the same when I drill the actual hole!
I feel like captain slow, but I'm still plugging away.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #697 on: June 04 2019, 11:42:00 AM »
Yeah, but! I'm with the young man. I'm ready to go for a ride.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #698 on: June 04 2019, 03:29:23 PM »
So yeah I must have been a little distracted by my helper, the downpipe exit needed to come down a couple inches. It was exiting at the marker light. Some more cutting and welding, but version 2.0 is ready for test fit.
And yes Steve - Iím ready to send this thing down the track - not much longer I hope.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #699 on: June 12 2019, 10:30:39 AM »
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #700 on: June 13 2019, 11:25:25 AM »
Parents with older kids trying to learn to ride a bike don't buy a 20" huffy unless it already has training wheels on it, if not they save the nickel and make the axle to short to bolt training wheels on. This is my second attempt, this time I busted out the cutoff wheel, drill, and welder. I made some simple brackets and welded it together. No adjustment but it's 100% stable now, which he needs at this point. Once he's gained some confidence they'll be coming off.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #701 on: June 13 2019, 04:33:39 PM »
Good job! :icon_fU:
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #702 on: June 17 2019, 01:37:16 PM »
Finally, still needs some tweaking but came out better than expected.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #703 on: June 17 2019, 02:12:55 PM »
It sucks looking at the pics and seeing issues..
Obviously I'll be cleaning up the hole, I was a little off and the rivets pulled the trim ring as well. Easy fix.
The pipe was just resting inside the muffler, once the band clamp it on it centers up nicely, or close enough for me.


I got the downpipe wrapped as well one of my least favorite things to do, but it's necessary.

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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #704 on: June 18 2019, 10:12:09 AM »
Pretty subtle issues-looks good.
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