Recent lurker, new Scorpion owner #1553 restomod

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by motoTrooper, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. kmead

    kmead Over half way.

    Location:
    Michigan
    I wonder what it is like being your neighbor. Seems to be a lot of odd isht going down in Prunedale.
     
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  2. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    So, some more odd isht happening down in Prunedale. Perhaps "Dignity" will make more sense after this...or less

     
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  3. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    I haven’t also solved rubic cube, more likely because of unpatient :D
    You have a loud clock in there, they are annoying, that’s why I have only digital. Am typing comments till watching.
    Your light buzzes also loud haha
    Looks that Your Lancia has similar rust amount as my x19, it is sad.
     
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  4. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Eh, somewhere I figured a way to make another one...

     
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  5. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Here again...



    I think I am going to change my idea about the exhaust (again) and possibly utilize the frame pass-throughs after getting a comment about the proximity of the cats and CV axles. Please share your thoughts, ideas, and criticisms!
     
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  6. RJ80

    RJ80 True Classic

    Location:
    Kitsap, WA
    Can't wait to watch, thanks for posting!
     
  7. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    Covering those squares would be very good for strengthening.
    I would use ~1.5mm sheet and dimple die a”X” and bend edges of the square to make a box. but if my skills would be to bad to make them look good, then would just weld in 4 triangles in corner ~2 or 2.5mm thick.
     
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  8. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    Have You seen this modication of 1/20?
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  9. kmead

    kmead Over half way.

    Location:
    Michigan
    About that wire.

    I believe the wire was there so you could hook the battery to it, have it heat up as a resistance heater to soften the butyl. This may also be found in the windshield seal as well.

    This was also a feature of the x1/9 as well supposedly though I have never seen it actually in place.

    I also have never seen anyone use the wire as it was intended on any of these cars. Thanks for sharing your efforts.

    The fun never ends with these cars.

    While working on your exhaust I would suggest actually having a stand in for your driveshafts there to ensure you don’t exhaust them out of the equation.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  10. According to my 74 factory manual, you put two 12V batteries in series and connect them to the wires. I have never looked for my windshield wires, but if I ever remove it, I may give it a try. Actually, I've got a giant sized variable voltage supply that I would likely substitute for the two batteries.
     
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