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post #316 of 800 Old 01-07-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Here's what I was talking about reference using a switch in the water neck on the 401. I found this switch http://www.ebay.com/itm/185-Degree-F...#ht_2472wt_956 and thought I could use it here on the water neck to control my fan relays on/off with 12v power from a dash switch.

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Simple but will it work? The plug in the back of the water neck is 1/2 inch.

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post #317 of 800 Old 01-07-2012, 03:51 PM
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That will work fine if you are running a lower temperature thermostat. Mine is a 190* so the fan would run all the time with my set up.

Just take the ground side switch of the relays and run one to the thermal switch and the other to your switch on the dash. That way when either switch grounds the wire the fans will come on. Also be careful with pipe thread sealer as the switch's body does need to have a good ground.

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post #318 of 800 Old 01-07-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again! A $20 fix to replacing the oldschool bulb in the radiator switch.
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post #319 of 800 Old 01-09-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the test piece that I sprayed a light coat of each multicolored textured rustoleum paint on. Since 12/20 this thing has been outside and has been sprayed with water daily.... No rust !!! The bare metal piece I had next to it is covered in rust. I really like this paint! I think it'll hold up well in the dry desert environment.

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post #320 of 800 Old 01-10-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced the chrome valve covers with some cast finned aluminum ones today because the right side valve cover was leaking. Here's why

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I've done valve covers with rubber gaskets, cork gaskets, rtv, the 'right stuff' and every combination in between, always wound up with a leak. So I decided to install the aluminum valve covers dry with rubber felpro gaskets. We'll see how it goes. The valve covers came with hardware, 10mm hex bolts. Guess I know where these were made. I'll report any leaks.

I need to spend the rest of the day cleaning out the garage (bins of xmas crap) so I can get my workspace back.
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post #321 of 800 Old 01-15-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I moved a ton of stuff out of the garage and now have my workspace back. I'm happy to report that my new valve cover install is leak free. Dry rubber felpro gaskets and cast aluminum valve covers is the way to go.

I got back to work stripping the grill today. My wire wheel disintegrated in my face and luckily I was wearing my safety glasses, this one could've sucked an inch or two lower.

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Then my angle grinder burnt up so I went at it with some sandpaper and elbow grease. I have a couple more hard to reach areas on the back to clean up then I'm gonna get some primer and paint to spray it the tan color and see how it looks.

I guess I need to invest in a quality angle grinder because these harbor freight ones aren't gonna cut it anymore, especially when I start on the tub.
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post #322 of 800 Old 01-22-2012, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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I finished stripping, repairing and priming/painting the grill yesterday so I couldn't help myself and bolted it on. I think the blacked out trim pieces will look good with the textured paint too!

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post #323 of 800 Old 01-22-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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It's starting to look like a jeep again!

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post #324 of 800 Old 01-23-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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I started stripping the tub today. It's gonna take a while to get it done. I figure i can do the majority of it with the wire wheel and use my spot blaster for the tight spots on the bottom of the tub. I realized that I probably don't need to take it down to bare metal but unfortunately I already did in a few spots.
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post #325 of 800 Old 01-23-2012, 07:41 PM
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Great job! I like how I'm not the only one who's changed the course of their build more then once!
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post #326 of 800 Old 01-23-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Great job! I like how I'm not the only one who's changed the course of their build more then once!
Thanks, reading it back I pretty much didn't do anything I originally planned on. I'm kinda building it as I go/learn and rolling with it, more fun that way!
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post #327 of 800 Old 01-23-2012, 08:41 PM
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I MISSED THE PAINT! What kind is it? Looks like Spatter Paint. I think it's great!

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post #328 of 800 Old 01-23-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I MISSED THE PAINT! What kind is it? Looks like Spatter Paint. I think it's great!
Skerr, I'm using rustoleum multicolor textured paint. It feels like sand. I'm using the tan and brown for a desert camo scheme. The inside and bottom of the tub will get some kind of DIY liner.
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post #329 of 800 Old 01-31-2012, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I spent about 3 hours stripping the tub today and I got the entire left side down to bare metal. I had two shop vacs running on either end of the tub to try and cut down on the dust but I still made a huge mess. I need to go buy some more discs and wire wheels. It's getting there...

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post #330 of 800 Old 02-02-2012, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I got some 'gator' strip discs from lowes. They were about $10 a piece and lasted about 10 minutes each. They work extremely well but they don't last long. I need to check online and see if i can get a case cheaper.

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