My project for today was mounting the Shurflow 60psi, 1gpm fuel pump, as well as the fuel pressure regulator. I'm running out of real-estate in my "fashionably slim" frame, and had to situate it up front. I used my new favorite plumbing, aluminum flare, to make all the connections.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
So Christmas and a birthday have been a blast, as I've received some equipment from my gracious mom and dad, and bought some more, having earned some money working at Topsy's Popcorn at Crown Center in downtown Kansas City. I now have a mill with some ass behind it! My new 100 pound Harbor Freight Micro Mill will help expand my machining capabilities, as well as a full set of end-mills, a digital caliper, a digital indicator and test stand, a giant turns-every-which-way-and-holds-pretty-much-everything shop vice, and a milling vice. I couldn't be happier with my setup, and can't wait to dive in and learn a little about milling!
I've recently purchased several parts for the turbo's oil system. This includes a Fimco 2.1 GPM pump, a remote oil filter adapter, an automotive oil cooler and fan, and a scrap stainless reservoir from a soda-machine carbonation system. I tapped (with considerable difficulty) a 1/4" NPT thread underside the oil reservoir to feed the pump, and welded in some supports for the equipment. All the connections were made 3/8" flared aluminum tubing. Not too shabby. :o)
|The main components of the oil system. The radiator has 10-AN fittings (which require a 37* flare, rather than the 45* I've been using, to seal properly), which I need to order adapters for.|
|The underside of the oil system.|