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Title: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 12:37:15 PM
Hello everyone,
    Greetings from Florida. It looks rough but a lot of the parts are body parts no near perfect.
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Saturday,August 19, 2017, 09:07:15 AM
Out for a washing, and serious reorganizing.
Post above should have said, parts now near perfect.

  Remembering why it's so much fun working with fiberglass in 100+ degree heat.
Later😀
 Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: BDA on Saturday,August 19, 2017, 11:13:22 AM
You can't fool me! You're kidding us about all the fun of working on fiberglass in the heat! ;)


I believe that's what air conditioning is for!


Speaking of A/C, are you planning on having it in the Europa?
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Saturday,August 19, 2017, 11:41:55 AM
Looks great.
Fl. and no AC?
I'm with BDA, AC is nice!
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: BDA on Saturday,August 19, 2017, 12:08:33 PM
I wish I had it! When I built my car I hadn't heard of electric compressors (if they existed) and there was no convenient place to drive one. Then, I'm not sure where I'd put the condenser and evaporator.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: TCS4605R on Saturday,August 19, 2017, 03:14:23 PM
Does anyone know the voltage used in electric refrigerant compressors?  In checking with the Chevy Volt, it looks like some 200 volts!

Tom
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: Bodzer on Sunday,August 20, 2017, 01:06:37 AM
The Tecumseh masterflux Sierra was popular a few years ago for diy electric vehicles. It can work off 12Volts.

I hope that helps.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Sunday,August 20, 2017, 08:29:40 AM
some info on here
https://www.seanhylandmotorsport.com/blog/12-v-air-conditioning-compressor-how-can-you-decide-if-one-is-right-for-you/
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: jbcollier on Sunday,August 20, 2017, 08:55:20 AM
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/m20ProductDisplayView?catalogId=10002&langId=-1&productId=3170124&storeId=10001

Please note the current draw.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: Serge on Sunday,August 20, 2017, 09:25:36 AM
There is a company in the UK that developed an electric air conditioning kit for classic 911s, but they do sell the parts seperatly.

http://classicretrofit.com/products/electric-air-conditioning/
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Monday,August 21, 2017, 03:33:27 PM
Serge

BIG FAN ,

Love your videos,

   My ac system will probably be a container fill with ice and a fan blowing air into passenger compartment.

Lol


Drove my pickup without air for several years , two windows open at 70 mph will keep you comfortable. I also worked on aircraft no air on hot concrete for years so ac while driving this Europa will be added in.
Your friend,
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Monday,August 21, 2017, 05:20:43 PM
(I was referring to AC for the shop)   :beerchug:
Enjoy!
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: jbcollier on Monday,August 21, 2017, 08:13:28 PM
£1800 for the compressor and controller alone.  That's not cheap.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Tuesday,August 22, 2017, 06:05:43 PM
Andy

   Yes I understand, Florida is heat and humidity. I have fans in shop.
I work according to the weather ,painting is iffy and at best requires
Test pieces, weather reports for dry air and a lot of experience and luck. October thru march are perfect.
   I like that post went a little off topic but down the road it will be addressed. I met an 82 year
owner of a Europa from Vegas that said driving his car is limited because of the heat.


Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Saturday,August 26, 2017, 03:46:00 PM
Fiberglass work coming along on the last of problem areas wheel wells and a complete firewall..
Slow day on Europa but I helped complete a 6'x2' oval Tiki head.
Ok don't laugh but a friend of ours has a son who can twirl fire like you would believe.
So my daughter carved it an sent from t back to them to coat an then have it painted by her . We may also add some dry ice tubing . Well I'll try to post some pic but that was my week .
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Friday,September 08, 2017, 04:40:15 PM
Busy week on tiki heads and dealing with hurricane prep.
These have been sealed and painted. A little off topic but
Just life.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: BDA on Friday,September 08, 2017, 04:45:55 PM
Stay safe, dakazman. Irma is going to be one nasty bitch! At least she's weakened a little. Where in Florida do you live?
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Friday,September 08, 2017, 05:49:49 PM
Dak - stay safe down there! And those tiki heads are the bomb! what are they constructed of? Your daughter carved them? Great work!!!
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Saturday,September 09, 2017, 04:10:50 AM
On the east central part of state just south of cape canaveral.

  Daughter drew them and painted, I carved the styrofoam with a hot knife
Sanders, files. Then they were hot sealed. Daughter Still painting second and having fun
Doing it.

Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Saturday,September 09, 2017, 05:41:33 AM
They look great!
I was wondering if Styrofoam. Family business was florist & greenhouses, so where I grew up. Always carving something out of it. Styrofoam is a good medium to work in.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Sunday,September 17, 2017, 06:25:34 PM
After waiting a week or so I received the wrong inner bearings for the front hubs.
Does anyone have the correct part number ?
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: jbcollier on Sunday,September 17, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
Same as a Triumph Spitfire and TR6.
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: Bodzer on Monday,September 18, 2017, 02:16:08 AM
I think it's this:

Inner bearing race 07100S
Inner bearing journal 07210X
Outer bearing race 03062
Outer bearing journal 03162

Triumph Herald and Spitfire 1959-1974

I hope you're ok after Irma.

Regards,

Pete
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Monday,September 18, 2017, 06:58:29 AM
Don't know if you have this, a Golden Gate Lotus
parts cross reference. It may help sometime.
http://gglotus.org/ggpart/europacr.htm
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Monday,September 18, 2017, 10:28:37 AM
Thanks guys,

Yes neighbors and I all fine but a lot of cleanup.

Purchased two inner bearings off eBay and both no good.
Beck at key 0513843 to small and master pro pta-13 to large. So suspension work moving slowly which gives me more time to fiberglass wheelwell inserts in for the close out panels.

Also received my 821 engine gasket set today so will be getting block crank liners to machinist.

Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: andy harwood on Monday,September 18, 2017, 10:41:50 AM
That is a lot of cleanup piled up!
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Monday,September 18, 2017, 02:16:44 PM
There not much left for the next one to take down.
Raining again , just when it looked like we were going to dry out.
Not like flooding but mosquitoes are going to be killer..

Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Tuesday,September 26, 2017, 05:48:51 PM
Thanks JB and Bodzer, received two sets of bearing kits , complete with dust seal and grease.
And they fit😄. Usually I would get the numbers off the old installed bearings but they spun and ground off all ID.

   Completed all fiberglass repairs in wheel wells . Pictures to come.
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: jbcollier on Tuesday,September 26, 2017, 08:06:09 PM
Be careful of the aftermarket felt dust seals.  They are often too thick and don't allow the bearings to seat.  All the felt does is hold grease to prevent dust from getting in.  I usually just reuse the old felt (well greased).
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: Bodzer on Tuesday,September 26, 2017, 11:53:50 PM
I got a bearing set from a reputable supplier and found one on the bearings was the wrong size. I was reading the Dave Bean catalogue and they have a Nylos seal set.  Perhaps they are still in a state of flux after Dave's recent passing. Good luck.

Pete
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: dakazman on Wednesday,September 27, 2017, 06:07:00 AM
 They were from Moss motors , spitfire suspension page.
I will keep the felt caution in mind during reassembly.
Dakazman
Title: Re: 0453R Rockledge Florida
Post by: RoddyMac on Wednesday,September 27, 2017, 07:04:13 AM
If you ordered the bearing kit from Moss, as I recently did, the seals that are supplied are TR6 not Spitfire/Lotus bits.  The seals that Moss sells (separately) for the Spitfire are garbage anyway.  The OD of the steel retaining ring is way to big, I ran into the same issue about 10 years ago when I was selling parts.  It looks like Moss didn't want to listen to the issues.   I did pick up a pair of seals from Rimmer Brother when I was in Lincoln last month.  Their seals are better, as they do fit the hub, but they only have about a half thou interference fit.