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User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
The Race Engineering pump sounds interesting.  I have an interest in doing track days so going to make a note of this.

Your picture here of the rear center brake line.  I have a friend on the west coast that makes brake lines that I will be taking the original off to send to him.  Wondering if I should have him make several and sell the others off?  Not sure if there is a real want for them?

User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
I just looked up the Mojo. Holy hell that thing is pricey. Certainly out of the league of what I'm working on!

That print looked like it was under extruded, or extruded a little too cold. Does the mojo use proprietary software?

The Mojo is for work and is pretty much plug and play for the filaments.  It has a heated chamber.  The software is proprietary so no manipulating it to fine tune.

I print stuff to check designs and also fixturing for assembly.  I have noticed on larger printed parts like the one pictured there is some separation as seen on the side of the cylinder.  It does have solid print or honeycomb center to save material.  I wonder if the print head is getting clogged or off temperature causing these imperfections. 

Okay, I think I have derailed your thread enough.

Upgrade water pump or OEM replacement?  I have not experienced over heating, actually mine runs too cold, so wondering why the upgrade or is this with conjunction to deleting the oil cooler?

Why cut the power steering pump bypass valve spring?
User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
I'm using a Crealty CR10, with a 300x300x400 print bed. I'm hoping that once I get some issues with the printer ironed out, that I can print three of these things at once. Each one takes about 8.5 hours.
Looks like they have a nice sale going on that model right now.

We have a Stratasys Mojo sitting on my work desk.  I have not made the personal investment to have at home although I have been playing with the idea to teach my children on the in's & out's currently.  I think it may be invaluable in the future for the if they go into manufacturing.

a broken part from the Mojo: 
User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
I do ask of those 4 of you that do frequent the forum to keep these off of Facebook for the time being. I would appreciate it.
That looks really good.  One part of caution with 3d printed parts is there are not a lot of UV rated materials.  I have a FDM printer at work that I made a guide for the throttle cable on my bike with.  I simply painted it to keep the sun from evaporating the material.  3 years so far it has held up.

I can only fit a 5x5x5 in my FDM printer.  If it fits and you want me to print one and ship it to you to try out let me know.  I don't have any interest in one for myself....yet.
Other Vehicles / Re: Well, I did a thing.....
Sorry to see you got an unwanted present for the holidays.    Must have been a pretty hard glancing blow to push into the neighbors car.
User Rides / Re: 84 Tbird project
Vintage - that just brought back a flood of memories.  Literally.  In the hair, the smell.  ugh.
Suspension/Steering / Re: Advice on wheels.
The only thing I would caution is you will need to revise your suspension setup for the added weight (15" vs 17" or 18").    the added unsuspended weight will make the springs too light and blow through the stroke of the shocks giving a crappy ride.

I went from 16" to 17" and it isn't too bad but the wheels definitely weigh more.  There are still plenty of options in wheel sizes on the 17's.  I went with the square look of 17 x 8.5 with 235/50R17 on all 4.
User Rides / Re: New Addition
Started experimenting with the interior color combo a little.  As I mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of red interior ... or at least not a full on red on red on red.  I do want to keep some of the stock-ness of the interior though, so here's what I'm toying with:

-Stock dash - Raven on top, Canyon Red below
-Upgrading to the high series door panels - messing with these now, thinking of going Raven as the base and then mixing in Canyon Red pieces (started with the inserts)
-Switch out to a Raven carpet
-Add a Canyon Red center console
-Keep the stock Canyon Red seats
I like the color combo (a lot) but having trouble imagining the seats being one color (either).  Are you painting the trim pieces or they original color?  Would dying/paint the seats a combination be an option?  I believe the raven seats were originally two tone so something similar?
Events & Shows / Re: Chocolate Fox Event May 9th Hershey PA
May 9th Hershey Park is something I could do.  I've been wanting to go to the Ford's at Carlisle and Foxtoberfast for a few years now. 
This event I could get the family to go too since they like the park at Hershey.  Maybe a side trip to Lancaster too.