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OldAndyAndTheSea last won the day on January 13 2016

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About OldAndyAndTheSea

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  1. Got my first order Ryan. Wearing one of my hoodies now. Mmmmmm warm. Thanks again! You're the man.
  2. Project Binkey

    Nick is an absolute maniac. I love it. Some of the best, most creative, fabrication I've seen.
  3. I'm game for 1x Large Long sleeve - Black 1x Large T-shirt - Heather Gray 1x Large Hoodie - Black 1x Large Hoodie - Charcoal
  4. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Still chasing brake system leaks......The new master is leaking at the adapters for my OEM metric brake lines.....so I'm going to swap in the 3/16 sae fittings - remake the lines (2x 12" sections) - and reinstall.. Other than that...I've been busy. CVs are installed. Differential is filled. I wrestled with the tail light panels. "perfect fit" ...yeah....okay. After some chopping... I was able to get them mounted. These will work for now, but I'll probably make a set more to my standards. I confirmed timing, and installed the nice valve cover, coils, and other remaining engine components. The car fired right up, but is still running very lean, and hunting at idle. Looks just like a vacuum leak.....But, I've taken the intake manifold off a couple times, and believe that it is not a vacuum leak, but instead just insufficient fueling..When I rev the car, the mixture enriches, and will rev very strong and responsive. No hesitation. Only at idle does it hunt......But the serial to usb cable I use to communicate to megasquirt died, and my laptop won't keep a battery charge off of the charger, so I am waiting on some goodies from EFI Analytics - A bluetooth transmitter to transmit automatically to the Shadow Dash app on my tablet. So that's cool. Not as cool as an idling car, but pretty cool nonetheless. It'll be nice not being limited by 2 feet of usb cable. So once I fix the leak(s) the next step is to test that the driveline works. Currently, I can't get the car in first. I guess I need to investigate the slave cylinder hydraulics. In other, less car related, news I painted the garage. And remade some Whaler pieces that I broke, stupidly, last summer. Getting all the boats ready for Spring. My brother and I broke the seat back on our Whaler last season. He went airborne and fell into the seat back, snapping it off at the handle holes....This was on its maiden voyage of last year. So this has bugged the **** out of me since I restored the console. The old epoxied piece that got me through last season. I used this as a jig for the router. I bought a beautiful 10' long solid mahogany plank and used it as the stock for both a seat back, and a replacement (non plywood) bow locker hatch. No more handle holes. Or as I call it, "fall into proof" Bow locker replacement. Unique looking grain. I like it. Chris Craft Mahogany filler stain And then 6 coats of Epifanes varnish. The first coat is thinned 50% with brushing liquid. The second is thinned 25% and the final coats are thinned at around 10%. The last coat is thinned at 50% once again to really flow nice. Sanded with 220-320 between coats. still need to tuck those wires... Next: the whole boat needs a buff, and Ptef treatment. Then she is getting launched. Not too shabby for being 47 years old. Gotta love a classic. Also, I was given a drone! So look forward to seeing some drone stuff. This will make my sailing and car videos much better. The following video is garbage, literally my first flight, in whatever lighting was available. Mainly a test of the gimbal, which works really well. I've learned so much since this. Very fun! so stay tuned for that!
  5. Modified 240z on BaT

    Final EDIT(8): Twenty nine grand huh? This is a pretty good baseline for me, personally, as this is similar to - but lesser than - my build. I'm looking at potential insurance options, and I'm having a hard time assessing my car's value given the quickly climbing market. Jesus, it jumped nine grand in the last five minutes... Scary times gents..
  6. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Bench bled the master Installed... Tomorrow I will check for leaks, and jack the car up in preparation for bleeding the system again. Then I'll spend a couple days under the car dialing suspension/alignment settings, installing CVs, filling the diff, etc..... Then If I've made it that far successfully, then we go about plugging the computer in and see what it does. C'mon brakes...no leaks.
  7. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Blizzard is upon us. No better excuse than to start a fire and install my brake booster. Old and busted. Next step. Confirm pushrod adjustment, then bench bleed and install this mofo Hopefully this one doesn't let me down. C'mon baby.
  8. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    ^^Yeah, I really like their products. Definitely going back to order more. The replacement booster I purchased, at a premium, wont work on this car..It has the early 240 bolt pattern, and I'm not going to drill holes in the firewall......so I've since found, and ordered, an appropriate replacement. I've basically bought everything for this car twice, so I why stop now? On top of that, I've been crazy busy, in the meantime, doing everything from attending the USSailing National sailing symposium in Austin, Tx, to painting one of the boats I'm currently building. My new vacuum booster is supposed to arrive Friday.... Then I'm raging on the car. ..Until then, here's that boat. 15' classic Dhow design, made out of advanced materials, like carbon, aramid, and high density closed cell foam. The rudder, daggerboard, mast - and lateen rig are all made out of carbon. I have about 150 hours into the bottom of this. Priming, blocking, repriming, blocking....etc...not to mention building the thing from scratch. My business partner and I have a lot of time in this little lady...that's for sure. Enter: The best PPG paint money can buy. DBC basecoat, DCU clear. Two grand in materials there. Color is Ferrari "azzurro" blue. You can almost make out my Steve Irwin shirt. (blame flickr for the last three being smaller. Not sure why that is...) Next is to flip it, and paint the deck and the interior.
  9. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Waited three weeks for this to come from the United Kingdom. Totally worth it. Before So much better. I'll also be ordering a shift boot, and emergency brake boot to match. Next up, brake booster...not looking forward to it.
  10. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Pulled my master cylinder and vacuum booster today to inspect. My guess: Wilwood master failed (!!!), leaking into the vacuum booster - subsequently compromising the seals in the booster. Not sure if I'd trust it, even after a thoroughly unpleasant cleaning. I'll see tomorrow.... I just wanted to get everything apart tonight. Then I get to see how tedious it will be to fit this amalgamation of parts. I just wanna stop dammit!
  11. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Injectors happened this evening. out with the old, unknown conditions; in with the new flow matched RCs. soooo dusty.....drives me nuts. And I'm getting prepped to test Megasquirt again. I need to change my injector impedance settings as the new injectors are high, replacing the low impedance venom counterparts. Distributor back in. Valve cover and timing is next. Then I can start spinning the motor, and rechecking for spark and fuel. Then my brake vacuum booster..The remaining fittings arrived today, so I can go ahead and start that nonsense.
  12. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    My LC-1 wideband decided to die on me. It suddenly stopped working in the middle of my dash install. I chalked it up to manhandling the harness and didn't think anything of it, since it didn't prevent dash stuff from happening. Upon inspection I noticed that a 12v and a ground got pinched, breaking the insulation. Those wires touched, shorting out the controller and killing it (I can only guess). Innovate's LC-1 is known to be finicky on the best day, and I've had problems with it in the past. so.. I decided to change it up completely, and went with AEM's UEGO - so simple in comparison to the lc-1. Wiring is literally 3 wires. Two if you weren't running the wideband signal to an ECU. So far I'm a fan. Seems to blend in with the rest of the gauges fairly well. The white face is an improvement over the blacked out previous look, I will say. Feeling good, I sat and cracked a cold one by the fire. Cross another task off the list.
  13. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    calZ Thanks so much! I'm going to do some horn work tomorrow. We'll see what I determine. Thanks again! Did a little chopping. Mounted the lens for my relocated high beam indicator. Sweet. Then proceeded to mount a switch for some under dash LED lights. Grungy. Naked. Powduh Everything tucked. Feeling good. Tomorrow I'm going to play with my horn and see if I can make that work. Then the interior is pretty much buttoned up. Aside from modifying my a pillar gauge pod, that is. Then it's back to mechanical work. Yay!
  14. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    To properly dim LEDs you need to use pulse width modulation, which is more complicated than I care to get into. You can simply limit current, but that's not the "correct" way to do it.....and I deleted my stock rheostat years ago. Coming from those damn, color condom covered, incandescent bulbs, I wanted BRIGHT. I got it. But, despite what the pictures show, they are not offensively bright. Since I've put the interior together, I've made a habit of going out and just sitting in the car, especially at night - for that very reason, to test brightness. I find them quite nice to look at in a night setting. Clear light. Easy to read. I should also note that I have light green eyes, so I'm fairly susceptible to light sensitivity.
  15. Luna: The cause of, and solution to, all of my problems

    Thanks! And yeah, although I'm already searching for brighter wall coverings to help my new lighting as much as possible. If you aren't going to drywall, Id suggest searching for white backed insulation. I wish mine wasn't brown - so I guess something white/gray will go over it. And I seriously chuckled over the two outlet comment.......I've worked like that in the past, and I know what that's like. That's awesome, very clever work! Let me investigate my situation a little bit and, if needed, I would gladly throw you some money for one of those parts. That's what I need to confirm. Thanks so much for the input. Thanks for the support everyone. It really means a lot. An ice storm late last evening knocked power out before I could post yesterday's update. More fiddling after composites duty. 90% of the wiring has been tucked out of the way. One more day should finish that up. notched. almost looks like it belongs. Pre welting. Welting. I can't get enough of this stuff. It saves my ass all the time. haha. Magic. Best part is - Everything still works! For now at least. Soon...