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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomfab2003 View Post
    Super cool!! Are you planning on using actual glass for the windows or a lexan or ??
    As per flyerrider “3/16 tempered, safety, laminate glass.”
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    Laminate for the side windows?
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    Supercharger is in the house!
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    My battery ground story involves the Briggs at Rolling W Ranch. I pulled the battery (unnecessarily it turned out) and on reassembly the battery ground is held by a nut on the hold down strap bolt. Not noticing the nut needed snugging after tightening the strap lead to dead stick that would start right up and make a couple more corners, then rinse and repeat.

    I KNOW space in this build for a mini fridge is going to be found!
    I race, therefore I am
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    Supercharger in place. YAY!!!



    Pretty blue toooobing connecting all the components.



    ooooohhhh ahhhhhhh



    But...

    So as I'm reading Rotrex's installation instructions online (I've never had any sorts of instructions with MPI kit) they have little pictures of setups and they say, right there, "Do not mount the reservoir, filter or cooler above the supercharger. This can cause leaks."

    Okay, hold on. This sealed unit can leak if stuff is above it?
    uh... My res is above it and the radiator is half way above it.
    Uhhhh....
    Now I'm informed that my setup may have been the culprit behind the leak and not a bad seal and I waited 5 months? Uhhh....
    Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.
    Shit.

    Shit....

    So now I'm in process of moving everything down. And of course, guess what... There's absolutely NO place for the present radiator - where I had it was pretty much the only place it fit w/o getting in a fight with the shock or the back tire and the stuff that'll be coming off of it.

    Lots of sitting, staring, holding, moving, staring, swearing, later I decided to search out similar sized radiators and see if I could find something that fits in a spot that's good. Yup. Summit Racing had one, now I have one. Cardboard template made off of specs found at Summit showed me the light. New fan shroud and mounting shall happen.

    Right now my build A.D.D. has kicked in and I'm back on window patrol.

    The first round of install works - there are some issues. I'd already planned on getting deeper into it once I got the window tracks in hand.

    Stiff track in place in the back of the door - everything has to work off of this. Not gonna be easy...



    Since the cardboard stuff is kinda flimsy I've stiffened it up a tad - mimic glass/Lexan better.



    Replaced the .0625" thick angle cross braces with .125" for stiffness. It also gave me a better place to mount the actuation motor assembly.



    Made little stand offs that hold the track (really well - actually impressed with how well. patting myself on the back for these little gems)





    Door installed again with the newer, better setup.





    Still not sure what I'm doing for glass. Have a lead on someone that may actually be able to manipulate safety glass - heat to flex point, make it fit, retemper. Supposedly pretty easy and not wallet hateful. I'll find out more this coming week.

    I'm presently working on the driver's door. Impressive how much more quickly the job goes the second time when you don't have to dream up crap to make it work - you just copy the dreamed up crap and mirror it.

    Weather broke this morning (we've been 108-112 this past week, 10 above normal) and it was a nice mid 80's so I had to go get a ride in.

    Damn sneaky rock.
    Turned left off of single track hard pack into the wash and the bastard grabbed me front wheel and said "DOWN WITH YOU!" - I obliged. Stepped off over the bars, had a nice sit down. No harm, no foul other than having to pick it up.

    Love the deep rut left as the front end tucked and then started washing out.

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    Man, that super charger mount looks heavy. You should lighten it up.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    If you're going to have air conditioning, you must have power windows.





    Temporary slot for the window - it uses a flat pane and I'm waiting on the channel so I can get things fully dialed in.



    Overall quite pleased with the way they work - and they weren't too terribly expensive off of Fleabay. Street Rod Flat Glass Power Windows

    Clicky on da linky and ----> watch the video <---- (ooooh, aaahhh) No clue why I can't get it posted...

    I also have my condenser for the air conditioning system on order - another Fleabay item that goes right along with the Jeep radiator I got off of Fleabay. I gotta stay off the internet...

    Look what came home! WOO HOO!!!!



    They forgot to send a bottle of oil. The stuff must be magic too - $107.74 for a liter (litre) - it's on the way. Rotrex is VERY specific about using it too.
    That supercharger is an interesting looking set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rowycoracing View Post
    That supercharger is an interesting looking set up.
    When you go to Rotrex's site, they show a few pix of the C-15 and it doesn't have the machined "upper half". That's something that MPI must be doing. I tried to take it apart - that required sending it away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Supercharger in place. YAY!!!



    Pretty blue toooobing connecting all the components.



    ooooohhhh ahhhhhhh



    But...

    So as I'm reading Rotrex's installation instructions online (I've never had any sorts of instructions with MPI kit) they have little pictures of setups and they say, right there, "Do not mount the reservoir, filter or cooler above the supercharger. This can cause leaks."

    Okay, hold on. This sealed unit can leak if stuff is above it?
    uh... My res is above it and the radiator is half way above it.
    Uhhhh....
    Now I'm informed that my setup may have been the culprit behind the leak and not a bad seal and I waited 5 months? Uhhh....
    Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.
    Shit.

    Shit....

    So now I'm in process of moving everything down. And of course, guess what... There's absolutely NO place for the present radiator - where I had it was pretty much the only place it fit w/o getting in a fight with the shock or the back tire and the stuff that'll be coming off of it.

    Lots of sitting, staring, holding, moving, staring, swearing, later I decided to search out similar sized radiators and see if I could find something that fits in a spot that's good. Yup. Summit Racing had one, now I have one. Cardboard template made off of specs found at Summit showed me the light. New fan shroud and mounting shall happen.

    Right now my build A.D.D. has kicked in and I'm back on window patrol.

    The first round of install works - there are some issues. I'd already planned on getting deeper into it once I got the window tracks in hand.

    Stiff track in place in the back of the door - everything has to work off of this. Not gonna be easy...



    Since the cardboard stuff is kinda flimsy I've stiffened it up a tad - mimic glass/Lexan better.



    Replaced the .0625" thick angle cross braces with .125" for stiffness. It also gave me a better place to mount the actuation motor assembly.



    Made little stand offs that hold the track (really well - actually impressed with how well. patting myself on the back for these little gems)





    Door installed again with the newer, better setup.





    Still not sure what I'm doing for glass. Have a lead on someone that may actually be able to manipulate safety glass - heat to flex point, make it fit, retemper. Supposedly pretty easy and not wallet hateful. I'll find out more this coming week.

    I'm presently working on the driver's door. Impressive how much more quickly the job goes the second time when you don't have to dream up crap to make it work - you just copy the dreamed up crap and mirror it.

    Weather broke this morning (we've been 108-112 this past week, 10 above normal) and it was a nice mid 80's so I had to go get a ride in.

    Damn sneaky rock.
    Turned left off of single track hard pack into the wash and the bastard grabbed me front wheel and said "DOWN WITH YOU!" - I obliged. Stepped off over the bars, had a nice sit down. No harm, no foul other than having to pick it up.

    Love the deep rut left as the front end tucked and then started washing out.

    Great work as always, I look forward to getting back west and seeing this in action! (Potential new role within my company) :-).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomfab2003 View Post
    Great work as always, I look forward to getting back west and seeing this in action! (Potential new role within my company) :-).
    WOO HOO!!!! Get outta that cold stuff.
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