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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2019 - 12:24:13 am »
Read thru all your updates. Nice progress.
Be careful on the "shop" equipment. They will suck your money and time dry as much as a Mopar will. Lol.

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #106 on: December 12, 2019 - 12:56:20 am »
Thanks for the heads up but I think it is too late... LOL I do like having a versatile shop though.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #107 on: December 14, 2019 - 11:58:18 am »
Shop work continues; I've been meaning to upgrade/rebuild my bead roller for some time. This is a Harbor Freight unit which I modified and motorized. It worked/s well but it had some flex in it I didn't like plus it looked like crap. I added some bracing on the top, back and sides and then painted it a very nice blue. I have a lot of dies for this machine and it comes in very handy at times.

I am not working on putting DROs (digital Read Out) on my mill for the Z axis (up and down). I am putting a DRO on the spindle as well as the knee since either/both can be manipulated during a machining operation. I am waiting on a new DRO scale for the lathe, I ordered the wrong one so now I have to wait.

I also worked on improving the lighting around my machines; ended up buying some LED lights at HF and Home Depot (which has a really nice/small 1000 Lumen LED light for $17). I took the HD light and added 2 2" magnets to it and have one of them placed on my mill. I also bought a desk LED that was on sale and has a flexible neck. I added a 3" magnet to the bottom and have that on my verticle mill/drill. I still need to figure out what light to put on the lathe but I am going to wait until I have the DRO mounted so I can see what room I am left with.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)