The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:11 am

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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:56 pm

My old man the fitter and turner came around today to show me how to cut threads on the lathe. Turns out my 3 Jaw chuck is cactus so we used the 4 Jaw (fun :cry: ) and set the gears up for metric threads.

I soaked it all in and had a crack

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Finished result:

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A nice skill to have, I could have used a die but I want to learn! Especially working for a company selling screws it helps to dive in a bit :-)
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby 19wilson67 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Nice one bud looks spot on! At the moment 2 things i actually would consider murder for would be a lathe and a mill haha
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby chrishallett83 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:20 pm

Mongrel wrote:Powers


Cool!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:02 pm

So today I bought my power plant - 2010 R1

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111165782041 ... 1423.l2649

Checked with Yamaha that it was legit and for the silly low price of $910 it was worth the gamble. My 13 year old can play with the crappy buggy that came with it, might put a mower motor in it for him or I can part it out and get my money back...
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby keepthedirtflying » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:09 pm

Man!!! You got a good buy there!!

When you getting it?
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:38 pm

Driving down tomorrow morning. Only downside is no key - I know it says "all electrics" so not happy but its not expensive so I can deal with it.

If anyone has any advice on that please share!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby DeRat » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Hey Mongrel,

I found eBay USA has a whole lot of parts really cheap like Key Barrels, Dashes ECU's usually a 1/4 of the price as in Aust.... I have bought time and agian this way & have NOT been disappointed yet. BTW the USA does NOT have immobilisers, which I love Not such issues for me, a simple Key & away we go.
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:27 pm

How did you go today Bro??

Get the engine ok? Look ok?

Keen to hear your comments!!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby aceface » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:50 pm

Hey mongrel, do you really need a key, I didn't have one with my loom but using the wires that go to it and replacing with aviator on switch and push button start. I am putting an isolator come dead switch hidden somewhere just in case.
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:09 am

1,520 k's and 18 1/2 hrs later I finally got it home.

The clown I bought it from had agreed to meet me at 11am but he has a breathalyser attached to ignition like a top little Aussie (f#*%ing idiot) and decided he would have a few the night before - therefore his car wouldn't start. I had to drive a further 3hrs round trip to pick it up, but I got it.

Seems there may be more of the electrics missing than first thought but will get it all unloaded today and have a closer look. Will post some pics so the savvy can assist if they don't mind. Missing the top of the air box too.

The crappy buggy seems Taipan based and I gave it to my 13yr old who came with me for the day. It will be a great project for him as the current welds are already a lesson on what not to do - had to be careful how I tied it down!

There is still way more value in it than I spent so if it works out no good I can get that back - so still happy just tired! Left home at 2:45am and got back at 9:15pm, missus car didn't like the trailer so filled up her Outback 5 times!

Things we do hey?
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:04 pm

What a trip!

What a moron!!

Looking forward to some pics!!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:41 pm

Put the engine in place and as expected fit beautifully! It is missing a little bit but have a manual on the way to work out exactly what.

Bought the Taipan plans and used a CROWBAR! not a grinder to disassemble the piece of crap - he probably should have had a breathalyser on his welder too... Young bloke is pretty happy and can't wait to rip in to it.

Next weekend I want to finish most of the AA front end bracket assemblies and start on the arms.

Have some parts coming from The Edge but they are on the slow boat somewhere or Pony Express so have to keep myself busy which isn't too hard
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby itchyback » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:54 am

wow thats a lot of kms and time, i hope the engine is good. youre making sracking progress~!!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:17 pm

Parts just arrived from The a Edge - thanks guys!

Time is my only issue now with the new job, about to fly to Melbourne for the week again so can't really spend the whole weekend in the shed...

Finish the front end is the priority, got the edge rack today so no excuses!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:37 pm

Going power steering with the edge rack??
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:53 am

Don't see the point, small lock and just one more thing to go wrong...
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Tony » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:52 pm

Power steering is required when you increase either the buggy weight or wheel size, or both.
A racing Barracuda certainly requires electric power steering.
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby Mongrel » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Got a little bit done this arvo - the new job is pulling me all over the place at the moment...

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It might just be me but I am finding the assembly part of the AA plans difficult to follow but thankfully I have Russell's Photobucket to refer to so managing ok for now.

Just need to place and space these correctly then I can move on to the next bit!
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Re: The Phoenix - Piranha take 2

Postby 14WRC » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:41 am

Make sure you counter sink your upper arm mounts before you weld them in otherwise a normal bolt may hit the spring
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