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jtryon

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jtryon last won the day on December 7 2017

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About jtryon

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    1988 Supra Sunsport
  1. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Freakin awesome, nice work!
  2. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    KC, I followed the link above
  3. Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    sent a donation to WTW Kansas, thanks for your efforts with this!
  4. Stealth Gates --- DIY Surf Gates on 2007 LSV

    this is amazing, great work. i like the wakegarage sticker on the back of your boat too--i need!
  5. $30 surf exhaust

    my first go-around had an aluminum bar that is fastened to the platform brackets and had pvc pipe hangers attached to it and around the pvc, but the angle wasn't horizontal enough to keep it from falling off. looking at FAE's design, they have a rod acting as a lateral support so someone could definitely add that to keep it from coming off. oh and as far as the angle of the outlet goes, the pic shows the initial test fit but it is now angled much like the FAE design.
  6. $30 surf exhaust

    after the initial trial and error, at this point i have no changes planned unless i think of a better way to laterally secure the exhaust than the galvanized wire (not pictured). it's definitely a worthwhile mod for the price.
  7. $30 surf exhaust

    figured this might be a good one to post up for anyone not wanting to drop $400+ on FAE. i made this last year and after a little tweaking it worked like a charm for 100+ hours. i went from having VERY visible exhaust fumes hitting my riders to zero visible fumes and a much quieter exhaust. quieter exhaust=better sound system i had an issue the summer before where after surfing i got a really bad headache, then when surfing the next day and having zero symptoms beforehand, got the same splitting headache as soon as i started riding. it's worth the effort to put those fumes into the water so it doesn't affect your surfers. this build took some trial and error because it fell off the first couple times out. the rubber hose to the stock plastic outlet is hose clamped, and the abs elbows and such have pvc cement holding them together. this is the same hose that is used on exhaust manifolds. there was still some twisting of the downpipe (outward) after a couple rides so i added two stainless screws to each elbow on the exit side to keep that from happening. the original downpipe came out after a couple weeks, so i replaced it and added two stainless screws where the downpipe mates to the 2:1 exit elbow and haven't had a problem since. in addition to that and not pictured is some galvanized wire that i wrapped around the pipe on each side and then around the fixed wake plate adjusters to make sure it wouldn't come off. no issues since doing that. also not pictured is that once i replaced that downpipe, i angled the exit much like the traditional FAE. hope this helps someone!
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