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Re: SquareD Part 4 Here's where we depart the rebuild and start the big change
« Reply #450 on: October 06, 2014, 10:53:31 PM »
Then I screwed in a 3/8" nipple into the air intake so I could run a flex line somewhere dry, and installed a slip fit 1/4" air line fitting into the pump discharge. And that finished my time for today
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« Reply #451 on: October 06, 2014, 10:54:06 PM »
And here it is, gaining a little more color and weight at the end of build day 72
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« Reply #452 on: October 06, 2014, 10:55:08 PM »
DOT
Original: Den of Thieves
Morphed to: De-railer of threads

Who?: Those who participate in these so called build discussions who completely change the subject to things of no relevance.

Assignment of the "DOT membership": Apparently pretty random. One can make an intro deviation to the discussion, then arbitrarily hence forth be called a DOT.
Can be carefully vetted by other DOTs (or not).
Can self assign status through public proclamation.
And as I see sometimes, a person might always have been a DOT, and is more or less "Revealed" through his/her statements.

DOT Leadership: Seems to be secretive. I would suspect a loose organizational leadership structure. Suspected higher level leaders seem to be Nate, Shawn and possibly THE ring leader, Ash. Other high level well respected DOTs are El Tate, Duane, Dominic, Ken, and Darren to name a few

Recruitment and training: Seems to have occurred and is on going. Evidence points to seemingly normal people showing up in the discussion threads then without warning displaying a strong and effective technique for discussion de-railment

History: They seem to have started spontaneously. Kind of like the universe exploding into existence...God just did that part all at once. It is even possible that I created it myself...

Purpose: Disruption, confusion and side tracking of otherwise useful discussions. For example, a technical wiring discussion can suddenly be sidetracked to discussing dog bites.

Future: Well they are growing in numbers daily. The myriad of subject derailments boggles the mind...to the point where I seem not to mind and, am actually losing my mind.
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« Reply #453 on: October 06, 2014, 10:57:40 PM »
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Has the fate of the red dog been decided? Has the grey german shepherd learned any new words?

I'm teaching the gray dog all sorts of words...dammed smart dog that one. At the moment, there are two cats camped at the bottom of the cage and every once in awhile that bird barks at them. The katz seem really confused by the whole thing. Last night the gray shepherd was walking around the floor when in crept two cats. What should have ended badly turned into a Mexican standoff with both cats looking at the bird while it was hissing at them like a cat does!
Imagine a bird that smart enough to use understandable language to thwart off a cat ambush!

The red dog is on my no friend list. I want to get rid of it, but that will cause strife with the wife. So I'm thinking about what Mike said here, to take it on long walks and wear it out. If the roads clear, I'm going to do that next. Meanwhile if it drinks paint thinner or chews a hot 220 line, so be it!!

Note: the gray Germ Shepherd is actually an African gray parrot which I very much dislike!
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« Reply #454 on: October 06, 2014, 10:59:34 PM »
Looking at the following concept, I think I will do the same approximate thing. Make a flat aluminum plate with bevel, flush mounted hardware and the two filler caps, one for fuel, one for water/methanol mounted side by side and appropriately labeled in some subdued lettering.

BTW, that is the exact OD green this truck will wear
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« Reply #455 on: October 06, 2014, 11:00:34 PM »
OK, update time

Working through bad dog and sick ranger problems.

Taking up a bit of my time

I posted earlier where I ordered all the water/methanol tank pieces parts so that I can mount that in the back of the frame. Object being that everything that is going in there needs to go in there before it gets covered up with the newly stripped bed.

So in that vein, I got some of the wiring done. I needed to wire in the battery and will also need to wire up the air pump. Some of that got done today.

First, I wanted to share this. That cat is bigger than that box...How he gets in those places is beyond me
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« Reply #456 on: October 06, 2014, 11:01:16 PM »
Seems I have a bit of history with those feline creatures. Here's one camping out in the cockpit of my gunship in Kandahar
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« Reply #457 on: October 06, 2014, 11:02:11 PM »
I needed a good ground so I welded a 3/8" bolt into one of the existing holes
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« Reply #458 on: October 06, 2014, 11:02:48 PM »
Then built a simple ground cable, soldering the ends in place
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« Reply #459 on: October 06, 2014, 11:03:35 PM »
And attached it so that it would accommodate the battery being in the up or down position
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« Reply #460 on: October 06, 2014, 11:04:32 PM »
Next up was the mounting of the mega-fuse (Real name) panel.

You want to fuse everything unless you really like uncontrollable fires. I am starting with a 500 amp fuse to run the main cable forward. I'll be able to add fuse boxes on later to supply power to anything I want
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« Reply #461 on: October 06, 2014, 11:05:23 PM »
I mounted that in a spot I felt I could get to using a mirror, double jointed hands and in an inverted parallel universe.

I made up the supply cable then double insulated it using the corrugated flex tubing and a wrap of electrical tape.
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« Reply #462 on: October 06, 2014, 11:05:59 PM »
And attached it to the fuse block and the battery, anchoring it to the flex point (Base of the box)
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« Reply #463 on: October 06, 2014, 11:07:13 PM »
Then I hooked the main supply line and fished it through the frame where I will secure it every foot or so

The fuse block comes with a protective cover that you snap in place ahd it even sports a lanyard in the form of a zip tie.

Makes for a clean sparky free installation

You might also notice I mounted an extra battery terminal so that accessories which will soon exist in that compartment will have their own ground. I'll likely do the same for the positive post.
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« Reply #464 on: October 06, 2014, 11:07:53 PM »
With homemade beef stew filling my brain case group with wonderful scents, it is time to stop all this silly typing and go plug some good tastin' calories into the bod.

Here's Square D at the end of a short build day 72
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« Reply #465 on: October 06, 2014, 11:09:09 PM »
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Your wiring skills are improving! You've come a long way!

Remember, you can bring those cables into the Megafuse holders at a 90 if need be. That will eliminate/reduce those 180 degree bends in your cable. Stack 'em up side by side and run a buss bar across for your other high-draw accessories. I may have a few (buss bars) laying around or can quickly fab some up if necessary. Don't forget your relays...

Glad to see the Megafuse holders are mounted to a solid piece of steel that isn't going to flex. When the holder flexes, the fuse flexes and the rivets that hold the black cover of the fuse element can work and eventually pop out, then the fuse cover can dislodge or come off. The fuse cover contains the "shrapnel" if the fuse ever blows. You would be shocked at the noise and flash if you ever saw one of those 500 Amp fuses blow, especially without the riveted on cover...

Make sure to keep a couple of Megafuse spares on hand too. The local autoparts guys won't have them in stock. Especially the high-amperage ones.

Got it covered
I need to order some more spares, since the available spares are already in the gator where I used the mega fuses there.

BTW Folks, Duane speaks with some authority here. HE actually ran the plant that manufactured those fuses at one point!
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« Reply #466 on: October 06, 2014, 11:12:13 PM »
All right, I'm back

Had to go get the bed, took a long time, then come home, dress and go out to a proper Christmas party, then pregnant daughter stuff, then babysitting the grandkid, then breakfast with the little rangers, waffle-house style, then go get crickets for the bearded dragon, then a bunch of runnin' around, and now, finally...back to postin'

Got to be short and schweet, cause I have some paintin' to do!

So first up, I laid in some more wiring in that soon to be covered rear compartment
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« Reply #467 on: October 06, 2014, 11:13:11 PM »
As you can see the battery cable was snugged in to place at least along the fuel tank.

I also ran a forward h20/Methanol line that will be connected to that Speedway motors tank when it gets here

And I laid in the relay for the air pump and secured some more wiring...whew, and added the extra battery terminals
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« Reply #468 on: October 06, 2014, 11:13:47 PM »
I am accumulating enough air lines along the frame to now require me to label and store them until such time as I plug them into their fittings
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« Reply #469 on: October 06, 2014, 11:14:45 PM »
I went up to the American metal stripping to pick up the bed. I discovered they also do powder coating. Here are some of the pieces they just did. Gotta love that semi-gloss black!
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