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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:48 am 
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Sand blasted headlight housings ready for powder coating.

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Here is the finished result. Harbor Freight flat black powder.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Here are the drum backing plates and hand brake levers. This is satin black from ProPowder. Close match to factory black paint.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:43 pm 
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More powder coated parts.

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Rebuilt steering rack. New bushings and boots.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:50 am 
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I apologize to all you purists but I had to see what this would look like.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:50 am 

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Nice job on the trunk lid! I plan to do the same... what did you use for filler on this plastic panel? When you shaved the light lip/housing there was a good size hole left, yes?- how did you close/fill it?

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:18 pm 
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I clamped a 0.020 thick aluminum sheet that was waxed and polished a number of times on the face of the lid. I brushed a few jell coats on that surface and than layed up glass mat on that. Polyester resin from Walmart. I than reinforced this with ribs on the back. The plate light housing is also is structural. I than backed the lower section with glass and resin so I could remove the material from the front. I used a grinder with a flapper wheel. Lots of sanding and some Bondo from Harbor Freight to fill in flaws.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:54 am 

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Just the detail I was looking for! I've never used fiberglass before, so it's cool to see what's ahead of me.. Yours turned out very clean-- nice work :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:35 pm 

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nice work on the trunk lid, can you show us a picture from farther back that shows more of the car? I want to get a feel for how it looks with the rest of the car

and nice powder coat work, you've prompted me to look into getting the equipment so I can powder coat my own parts too. do you use your kitchen oven or do you have a dedicated oven?

thanks for the info, and kudos on the work you've done so far


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:29 am 
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Thanks Russell_N600

Here is a quick shot showing more of the car.
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I use a a dedicated oven and I bake outside because the powder stinks. I started with toaster oven and it worked fine. You can also bake with lamps. All you need to do is get the powder to melt completely. I have an expensive gun now but I used a Harbor Freight gun with no problem. The HF guns are only 15,000 volts. My new gun is 100,000 volts. The powder sticks better with a better charge. Also preheating parts and powdering hot makes the powder stick to parts with tight corners.


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:08 pm 

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That looks nice and clean. I would consider doing that too, but my N600 is already painted. maybe later down the road when I've done everything else that I want to do...

Thanks for the advice on powder coating, I look forward to your next update


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:14 am 
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Here is my latest experiment. The main bracket is steel angle welded to the front motor bracket. The alternator is from a Geo and is bolted to an aluminum plate. The fan is from an ATV (8") and is bolted to a custom shroud. It moves a lot of air.

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At a fast idle the system appears to charge at around 13volts with the fan on. The alternator pulley is custom made. It is 1.5" in diameter. This almost doubled the alternators rpm.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:45 am 
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Interesting, why the newer external alternator? What do you need the extra amperage for?

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:57 am 
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The electric fan requires more output then the OEM dynamo can offer. The stock system dropped to 11volts when the fan was turned on. This setup charges at 13volts at idle, even though I am under driving with the stock lower pulley diameter. The motor runs at 10+ degrees cooler with the electric fan.


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:42 pm 
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8803 wrote:
I apologize to all you purists but I had to see what this would look like.

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Really didn't like this at first, however it has grown on me, so much so that I am looking at doing it to mine when I get to that stage.

One thing I am considering doing while I'm at it is frenching the number plate ala minitrucker style
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Please excuse the poor attempt at a mspaint edit :oops:

Being a fibreglass bootlid I am thinking of just making up a simple open top box, glassing it to the backside of the bootlid and cutting out the panel on the front. I can then flush mount a couple of small plate lights to the inner top edge as well.

That's the plan anyway, still a little way away yet.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:48 am 
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My plan is to mount my plate with bolts that have leds in the bolt head. I still don't know where. http://www.amazon.com/Custom-Dynamics-L ... B0041QK3P6 Kind of like these.


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:49 pm 

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trunk looks good. i say no plate.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:13 pm 

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Ya no plate. Keep it simple.

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:47 pm 
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8803 wrote:
Here is my latest experiment. The main bracket is steel angle welded to the front motor bracket. The alternator is from a Geo and is bolted to an aluminum plate. The fan is from an ATV (8") and is bolted to a custom shroud. It moves a lot of air.

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At a fast idle the system appears to charge at around 13volts with the fan on. The alternator pulley is custom made. It is 1.5" in diameter. This almost doubled the alternators rpm.

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What carburetor is this?

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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:23 am 
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Weber 34 ICT with a cut down piece of VW manifold and custom flange to fit the N600 head.


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 Post subject: Re: My AN600s
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:09 pm 
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8803 wrote:
Weber 34 ICT with a cut down piece of VW manifold and custom flange to fit the N600 head.



How well does the ITC work ? Seems like you'll have to cut the hood to make it all fit.

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