sky4play

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About sky4play

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  • Birthday 03/29/1956

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Edge of Adirondacks, NY
  • Interests Too many to afford..

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  1. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Turns out...that wasn't how the piping turned out. After building the last pipe twice already...I realized that the
    profile was too wide, with the pipes stacked 3 wide as in pic 1...So I cut it off and...It is a little uglier, but the
    length is good, and the profile...much slimmer.
    Got the hole drilled and the bung for the O2 sensor...welded on, as well



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  2. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Here is the collector...adaptor piece marked for O2 sensor

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  3. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    This is how the piping turned out. I had to re-do the last pipe. When it was done, the first time...I measured it, and found it to be an inch short. Cut it, and added "more swoop" on the bend...and worked out perfect.


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  4. sky4play added a post in a topic YAMAHA RX-1 (140 HP) install in Kitfox 5   

    Way to go...... The sweet sound of  success. Nice job. I am sooo  jealous right now...
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  5. sky4play added a post in a topic YAMAHA RX-1 (140 HP) install in Kitfox 5   

    Lookin good....Y-Fox.
    Now I feel way behind. Really like all of your electrical ideas. Will probably hit you up on that...since I am an electrical idiot.
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  6. sky4play added a post in a topic Cabin Heat   

    Buckchop… I had a heating system very similar to your pics. The major difference would be wrapping the metal around your exhaust. When I wrapped 
    mine in a foil based heat wrap...what a difference..Then I made my intake into more of a scoop.The heat was actually quite good after that..
    .Now I'm 
    putting in a new motor, new layout....new solutions.
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  7. sky4play added a post in a topic Cabin Heat   

    That is one of the best solutions I have seen....Thanks Fred
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  8. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Two pipes down...

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  9. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Thanks...Y-Fox. I do NOT design anything...I merely shadow paths.. blazed by others. They have done all the REAL work. Testing...over and over...improving as they go
    I show up...when everything is pretty well figured out....and build what works for me. Simple as that...          John O
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  10. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Placed the collector... and bent a heavy piece of electrical cable (I picked 28") to simulate my pipe.
    Here is my first pipe... tacked up. You can see the cable hanging off the mount. 
    I placed the collector so it is a straight shot to the exhaust can...which I will weld a mount for... off of
    the nose gear brace.


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  11. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    The start of my exhaust system...I ordered a box of 36 feet of misc. bends a.k.a.  rejects from and
    exhaust company. Summit Racing...is who I ordered from...1 3/8" exhaust bends
    That and a collector (4 into 1) from Great Plains and I am ready to go.

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  12. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Here is a positioner, that I built off U-tube, using a bicycle...it is powered by a cordless drill...zip tied to
    the frame. To the right ...is an adjustable rest. Worked great on the studs and the exhaust flanges

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  13. sky4play added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    You are exactly right...I have to lengthen mine 6" anyway....So what is a little "Bump out" ..on top. 
    I can't afford to pass you up...You post great ideas...and sources...That I will have to use anyways...
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  14. sky4play added a topic in 4-strokes   

    MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build
    I started this project, like most people who retire...with somewhat unrealistic goals. Those were soon squashed...and I had to  
    resume, on the same pace as when I had a job. Now, my time is being pulled in so my directions, I am lucky to get anything done... but
    I plug away...As far as posting  all this...I am not a very good typist  or computer wiz...so we will see.
    I am doing everything...tube bending to welding...and trying to enjoy the work.
     
    Here is where we start...Tore out the 582 ...FWF
     
    Next...I set up a laser and determined how big to build a box...to put on top of the cart. You can see the studs and crossover
    piece...sitting up front. I decided early on, that I wanted a one-piece motor mount...and that I was only using original connections.
    Built the motor mount with the idea of using the original airbox as well....That may change. The crossovers may also serve as 
    mounting points for oil/water tanks etc
     
    Next...Mount with caps and crossovers in place...After that...just a lot of bracing tacking and fitting.
    Here is a pic of the finished mount.. I decided to just paint it...so any cracks etc will show up easier upon inspection...I thought
    the powder coat could hide things.
     
    Here it is hanging...   Next, start exhaust.





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  15. sky4play added a post in a topic YAMAHA RX-1 (140 HP) install in Kitfox 5   

    Y- Fox... you are the man. 
    I would first like to thank you... for posting all the info on this project. Many little specific things...add up. You are helping GREATLY ( "I" don't have to look this stuff up)
    Next...I would like to add....I am back. I took the summer off...Went on a couple of long motorcycle adventures...fished...played golf...All that retirement stuff.
    Now...bought a new TIG welder.....decided to do EVERYTHING myself....Really enjoying the work. Have the motor mount
    almost done and finished welded. Getting ready to start the exhaust. Working on a positioner...to improve the  tube welds.
    One question...how tried is this R1 airbox?  I built a big ugly motor mount...to accommodate a big ugly airbox (why re-invent the wheel..I thought)
    I looked at those  R1 airboxes early on...and would have gone with the 2002-2004 model which looked like a small version of  the (big and ugly)
    Now...after seeing yours, I have ordered one..to check it out...How does the jetting compare to the big and ugly? I was trying to avoid massive re-jetting.
    Posts to follow soon....John O
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