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    This is the bulkhead plate I made for the heater install I did, it is 3/16ths aluminum I mounted the heater to it because i did not want to poke holes in the firewall and this way I could use the existing holes there to mount this unit, following are some pics I took of the process, I was not able to use the sediment bowl for various reasons threads being just one of the issues.
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    Chief, I only have 1 question, where are you mounting this?

    Are you cutting off the end of the footboard?

    Great bit of machining there, don't ya just love those step drills?
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Wiz i did a post of this piece with it installed on the heater this plate mounts on the inside of the car check my other post heater install that should clear things up a little.

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      • #4
        Cutting oil to the left of the last 2 pictures ? Is it best to use a lite oil when cutting aluminum ? pAAt
        Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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        • #5
          I picked that up locally normally I use a product called slide it works the best I have found, this is the first time I have done much with aluminum so i can't answer that as well as someone like George could.

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          • #6
            Would it be better putting it all on one thread, for future reference?
            4~ Tudor's
            1~ Coupe

            Henry Ford said,
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • BNCHIEF
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              Probably I thought it might be a little more clear this way but it is not easy to show or explain.

          • #7
            You need something to cut aluminum for sure else your cutting tools will clog.
            I was taught by a high-end metal fab shop to use wax. I keep a couple candles around for the purpose. Works well

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            • Mitch
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              Nice tip Dave

            • BNCHIEF
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              Checked on a machinists site i look at it says wd-40 workd well have some scraps so I will try it, says also mineral oil will have to experiment later today.

          • #8
            Yep, I didn't know what would be best for cutting aluminum threads, so about 15 years ago I grabbed my can of WD-40, and it worked wonders for the taps and dies.

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            • George Miller
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              That is what I use at home also. The best is a constant stream of coolant, but I do not put it in my machines because it spoils when it is not been used.

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