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    assuming you have an oil cooler I would think 320 is getting a bit high, once you are driving it more and feel it is where it wants to be then you can set your alarms somewhat higher of course in AZ winter it may run 50 or 60 degrees cooler than summer
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    I have been following along... great news!! As you can imagine I have been encompassed with negative zero temps and trying to get the house completed before our trip out to the wonderful AZ!! I received the rest of the hardware to mount the hood etc. for the journey, but the weather isn't allowing for much work in the shop!! This time my TIG water cooler is frozen solid, even with the coolant. I guess it isn't rated for -35F... WTF!!! We are getting warmer temps in the high 30's next week so that is a plus!!

    Looking forward to our visit in a few weeks!!
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    Kuma - was told that 330 is upper range. My running oil temps were 240ish so there’s another 80+ degrees of headroom. The oil temp graph is quite flat so I’m thinking the world is good.

    Josh - Nope! I’m bitching about the cool breeze of 55-60. I was chilly last night. Lol!
    If ya have to, duct tape them on. Does it stick in -35? Heck, doesn’t even flex?

    Man housing here is NUTS. Yesterday they said there are only about 2500 houses on the market. Time for a plot in New River or up towards Payson and build.
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    330* makes me cringe LOL. Was looking at Mobil 1's ratings and they claim up to 500*. I'd really prefer not to test that.
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    Crown King.....that would be better......sure it snows up there, but go across the bridge and the snows gone.
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    I took The Wizard up there the back way a couple of months ago on bikes.
    no snow then.
    Did get into the stuff a few years back - started there around the left hand 180 at the old water tank. That was interesting on bikes.
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    Okay, I think things are in order.

    First thing to address was the water temp sensor. Since I had to pull the intake system off (it's really not that bad) to fix a fuel leak due to Shit Ass Chinese AN fittings I was able to get to the sensor with no issues. Pulled the old one out (not a drip of fluid escaped - and I even put a vacuum on it to make sure there wasn't an air bubble), checked it's resistance and then the new one and yeah, they're way off. Old one went straight to the round file, new one in the manifold.

    Went about replacing three of the Shit Ass Chinese AN fittings with good old Russel fittings and now there's no leaky, leaky anymore. Well, there is oil leaky, leaky around the stator cover but that's something to mess with when I pull it all apart for painting.

    Fixed my fire damaged wire harness on the rear bumper, plugged everything in and hit the starter button. Vroom, vroom - she starts right up like she's supposed to. Stupid smart engines! One sensor decides to report badly and everything goes to shit.

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    While I waited on UPS to arrive with the fittings I got the final piece of the puzzle for being street legal installed yesterday too.

    It may not quite be modern F1 (probably more like 1980's) but I have a quick release steering wheel with ONE pin that gives me horn control.

    Modded a set of Delphi plugs, made a piece that locates the male pin in the quick release and then shoved the female part into the steering shaft.

    Female receiver:



    The little plate that snap fits into the back of the quick release and holds the male pin in place:



    Here's the pin and adapter in place in the quick release:



    And the finished steering wheel ready to snap back in place:



    Had my first go around with the AZDOT in the process of getting a VIN assigned and plates.

    I thought the inspection was going to be the tricky part. Walked in with my pile of receipts and such ready for battle.
    Nah, the guy was VERY cool (he was all about the Mini-Raptor) looked until he found numbers on the sled engine that matched the paperwork and then disappeared into his office.

    Came out after about 5 minutes with (more) paperwork and a neat little blue and silver metal sticker with an AZ assigned ID number. The Mini-Raptor now has a VIN. I asked if he wanted to see any of the "street stuff" like brake lights, turn signals, running lights and such and he said "Nope, got what we needed."

    Next was the plate department. There's where it began to be a bit of a pain (now two steps). Gave them all my paperwork, all the paperwork the inspector gave me and she starts typing away. Had me fill out another form explaining where parts came from and such then tells me I need a surety bond since I don't have the original copy of the sled title (it went with the engineless sled after I stripped it).

    So now I'm waiting on my insurance agency to get my bond so I can go back and stand in line for who knows how long.

    I'm tickled - I'm gonna be able to get a personalized plate with "MINRAP" on it. WOO HOO!!!!

    For the record, I had to represent whilst doing stuff on the MR.

    Thanks TALON!!!



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    Nice!!!
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    Second step - titling & registration.

    (Expanded recap)
    Itty bitty woman (of whom had an itty bitty mask covered voice “What?” “Excuse me?”) looks papers over.


    As what seems to be part of the DMV process she has to go ask someone else questions.


    Comes back and tells me I need to get a surety bond (I believe stating that I purchased engine legit - had copy of title with record of when I bought and sold sled) in the next 24 hours and come back.


    Okay.


    Google search, phone call, discover insurance can do this.
    More calls, numbers traded, codes given.
    (End expanded recap)


    Email arrives with proper paperwork. I print my bond and add to my pile.


    Off to the DMV again.


    Wait in line outside, guy comes and asks people their business, gets to me, I say coming back with paperwork, he says come with me.


    Cool, I got the golden ticket! Or an orange card with a B in the middle of it. Either way, I’m in.


    Wait in inside line.
    La, la, la...


    “B. Next B.”


    I hand her my pile of papers and explain that I’m back with my surety bond.


    She, in proper DMV form, says “I need to talk to someone.” gets up and walks away.


    She stops the itty bitty woman that helped me earlier.
    They turn towards me, I wave, itty bitty woman recognizes me, looks at paperwork then says something to woman helping me.


    Woman comes back and says “You need to wait 24 hours for the bond to set in, not come back in 24.”


    “Oh.”


    I go back tomorrow.


    Good thing is she said I have all the correct paperwork.
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    Are you actually going to the MVD or are you using one of the services places? I have always used the services place in Yuma, way less issues.
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