71 Baja build

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:10 pm

blue1957 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:17 pm
Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:18 pm
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That is more or less what I am trying to come up with but I have more restrictions and am dealing with fiberglass.

Lee

After a lot of arguing with myself: you might want to look into adding a cross-piece where the uprights between the upper and lower tubes are just to be sure the upper tubes (they are long) don't want bend at the upper bend in the tube as it goes into the body in some potential load conditions.

Lee
Yea, it will be braced. Going to mount gas tank up there.
Good. With so many moving the tank to different locations you just don't know from pix. It's funny but something seemed wrong (incomplete) but I couldn't figure it out 'till...

Lee

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by Leatherneck » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:40 am

Sweet looking build. What did you use to sleeve the tubes?

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:02 pm

Leatherneck wrote:
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Sweet looking build. What did you use to sleeve the tubes?
We used 1.25" .120 wall tubing to sleeve

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by Leatherneck » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:10 pm

blue1957 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:02 pm
Leatherneck wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:40 am
Sweet looking build. What did you use to sleeve the tubes?
We used 1.25" .120 wall tubing to sleeve
Looks good, nice fit.

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:37 pm

Just picked up a Honda J35a. Now to figure out some things before I start the swap. Any knowledge on harnesses would be appreciated.

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by Leatherneck » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:22 pm

Questions for a question. Do you plan on using a stock setup or aftermarket?

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:55 pm

Leatherneck wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Questions for a question. Do you plan on using a stock setup or aftermarket?
Using stock setup. Just want to flip intake around.

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:24 pm

blue1957 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:55 pm
Leatherneck wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Questions for a question. Do you plan on using a stock setup or aftermarket?
Using stock setup. Just want to flip intake around.
Gotten different information on this. I ve been told I can use stock harness and would just need to extend sensor wires to reach. Also been told that need to extend sensor wires and flip the harness so the plugs line up with the same injectors.
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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by ninelives17 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:30 am

Harness would need to match oem cylinder location, which injector is spraying into that cylinder doesn't matter. Someone can correct me if necessary, but that is logical on most engines.

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:21 pm

Been awhile. Working a lot. Haven't gotten a whole lot done. Have tank remounted to make room for a radiator eventually. Picked up a really nice fiberglass front end that had never been mounted. Got new master and front brake lines all done. Have everything for the rear just need to make time. Pulled the trigger and put a deposit down on a mendeola 2D. Figured pay once cry once Very Happy

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:24 pm

Finally............
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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by 72bajaben » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:44 pm

Nice!

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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by blue1957 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:16 pm

Progress.....
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Re: 71 Baja build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:46 pm

For what it is worth... do not forget to somehow come up with a Truss/Kaffer bar setup for the trans mount forks. With what looks like a large fuel tank in the area your usable area is getting smaller.

If possible I would recommend hooking the truss/kaffer bar up to the down bars of the rear cage hoop thus transferring loading into the cage.

Also, if you are also going to use an engine that is not a ACVW (a heavier water pumper) there is going to be more than a little weight behind the trans... maybe also figure out an engine mount (I am also dealing with the same quandary) that is connected to good structure.

Lee

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