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Into the preliminary stages of the project.

i removed the vac.motor from the 70 xr7. it was in working condition and held a good vacuum. when I cut it open i found copious amounts of rust and rust dust. from the outside it looks good but inside is a mess. i hope the cougars arnt breathing this rust dust thru the intake vac.
Another good reason to convert to electric.

I am going to fabricate a distance piece to extend the original housing a bit so the motor will fit inside.
 

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the pile of dust
 

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thats a real good reason to switch, or at least put in a filter. Man thats grosse. thanx for sharing.

Rick
 

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Bowl, how did you take that motor apart. Give me the steps. Also how do you put it back together so it seals right. Was yours not holding vacuum or what? And did you fix it so it dos now?
 

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I used a cutting wheel with the air compressor.
it wont have have to be sealed because the bellows are being replaced by the electric motor.
i will probably use a band of metal to join the halves and weld and or pop rivits and fasteners
i want to be able to take it apart again.
 

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Wouldnt it have been better to cut the bottom half off where it wouldnt be seen if your going for the stock look? Just a thought. mm
 

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Damn!:eek: I hope mine aren't like that...
 

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Yeah, i thought about that Mark. After I cut it open. Doh.. Dang..
but i have one on the parts car too.
maybe i'll use the top half from the parts car and the bottom from this one to make it deep enough.
still early
 
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