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I know i was just playing!!! Sanford and Son was a comedy about 2 black men with a junk yard!!!!

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why respray lets go for the junk yard look..... biggrin.gifbiggrin.giflachen.gif

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I finished getting all the little metal chips and splinters outta my XB and mounted my XT45 360 in place. Here's a pic with it mounted plus a closeup of each hole i cut. I edited these a little bit in Lightroom 5 just to see the difference between that and PS Elements. Not sure which i like better. Elements is a little easier. Not sure if i have enough skills to really take advantage of the extra precision Lightroom 5 offers. They're both great programs.






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In sure once the rad is bolted to the chassis itself will provide support?

You were pretty spot on with that comment. When i first screwed it in there was really no difference. Then when i put the XB back on it's feet and pushed on the top of the rad, it kinda snapped into place and the structural support stiffened right back up. Not sure if i'm gonna bother with support beams now. We'll see how it goes when i start loading it up with components, but for now it doesn't seem at all like i'll need it thumb.gif
    
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I finished getting all the little metal chips and splinters outta my XB and mounted my XT45 360 in place. Here's a pic with it mounted plus a closeup of each hole i cut. I edited these a little bit in Lightroom 5 just to see the difference between that and PS Elements. Not sure which i like better. Elements is a little easier. Not sure if i have enough skills to really take advantage of the extra precision Lightroom 5 offers. They're both great programs.
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You were pretty spot on with that comment. When i first screwed it in there was really no difference. Then when i put the XB back on it's feet and pushed on the top of the rad, it kinda snapped into place and the structural support stiffened right back up. Not sure if i'm gonna bother with support beams now. We'll see how it goes when i start loading it up with components, but for now it doesn't seem at all like i'll need it thumb.gif

Good I am not sure exactly where the main support structure is is why I made the suggestion if you needed... Glad you don't as this just adds more work.. PPC has the AQ6 Pro in Stock
post #294 of 3109
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It was a good tip. I'm definitely gonna reinforce the top-front rad mount. When i started planning all the cutting i was gonna do, i figured i might need it on the bottom. The frame looks like it goes everywhere you'd expect except the front where i went all the way through.

I just checked cuz i saw your post in the product thread. I have the email but i'm getting product not found. I have a Store Credit at PPC's sitting there waiting for the 6 Pro
    
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You were pretty spot on with that comment. When i first screwed it in there was really no difference. Then when i put the XB back on it's feet and pushed on the top of the rad, it kinda snapped into place and the structural support stiffened right back up. Not sure if i'm gonna bother with support beams now. We'll see how it goes when i start loading it up with components, but for now it doesn't seem at all like i'll need it thumb.gif


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Somehow i already messed up the threads on one of the ports of my XT45 360 by screwing something too deep. I'm hoping that E-Adapter will fix the issue since it has a longer threaded section. The BP Low-Profile Stop Fittings and the Alphacool Copper ones that came with it just fall out without catching any threads at all redface.gif
    
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Somehow i already messed up the threads on one of the ports of my XT45 360 by screwing something too deep. I'm hoping that E-Adapter will fix the issue since it has a longer threaded section. The BP Low-Profile Stop Fittings and the Alphacool Copper ones that came with it just fall out without catching any threads at all redface.gif

Was it too deep or too tight?? because really 2 deep should not hurt anything the way these are made from the cut outs I have seen.. If you made something too tight and pulled the threads I dont think that adapter is going to help... But I sure hope it does I would love to be wrong...
post #299 of 3109
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Well, if i press hard enough with a BP 15mm extender it almost works. I can feel it just catch the threads at the end of it. I have to push will all my strength tho, and it just barely catches. And if i keep screwing to tighten it, it loses its grip.

So it seems the threading a cpl mm's in is fine, but the threading at the top is stripped. The stop fittings i have can be pushed all the way to the o-ring without catching threads

I know i can drill and rethread it G3/8 if it comes to that, but the G3/8 taps i've seen are a little pricey and most likely i'd never have another use for it.
I've tried re-threading it with the Bottoming Tap i have from the G1/4 tap set i grabbed from Aquatuning. The entire hole definitely isn't stripped, it's just the threads on all the stop fittings i have are really short (which they're supposed to be).

Edit: I have a BP Low-Profile Stop Fitting in there right now with a bunch of thread tape on it. It stays in with the thread tape but i wouldn't feel comfortable running my loop with it like that. I'm pretty sure the E-Adapter should work, or maybe i'm just thinking happy thoughts tongue.gif
    
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Well, if i press hard enough with a BP 15mm extender it almost works. I can feel it just catch the threads at the end of it. I have to push will all my strength tho, and it just barely catches. And if i keep screwing to tighten it, it loses its grip.

So it seems the threading a cpl mm's in is fine, but the threading at the top is stripped. The stop fittings i have can be pushed all the way to the o-ring without catching threads

I know i can drill and rethread it G3/8 if it comes to that, but the G3/8 taps i've seen are a little pricey and most likely i'd never have another use for it.
I've tried re-threading it with the Bottoming Tap i have from the G1/4 tap set i grabbed from Aquatuning. The entire hole definitely isn't stripped, it's just the threads on all the stop fittings i have are really short (which they're supposed to be).

OK good for that that you have some thread left, I did not know the bits power stop fittings were that short as I am using Monsoon stop fittings!!
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