Building the Glen-L HOT ROD - Boat Page 15
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Click to enlarge. The oil pan sump was cut to move the engine 1-1/2" aft and 2-1/2" lower.  This will obviously generate quite a bit of work . . .  A simpler solution would have been to either install the frame timber on the aft side of the frame or move the entire frame 2" aft.  If the latter is done, the frame outline would change (frame would not be as wide) so you'd have to loft frames #0 through #5 to pick up the new chine and sheer points. (08-NOV-2006)

Click to enlarge. We've added kickouts to the rear sump and added a new sump at the front.
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Click to enlarge. The ledge around the bottom of the sump should inhibit oil movement.  We want to ensure that the oil pickup doesn't run out of oil when the bow rises while accelerating.

Click to enlarge. Welded joints were silver-soldered and the oil pan was tested for leaks.  Several rounds of aluminized body filler (Evercoat Metal-2-Metal) were applied and smoothed out.  The pan was prepped and shot with two coats of DuPont 2580CR DTM primer. (07-MAY-2007)

Click to enlarge. The two plugs at the top of the pan will be used to insert a hose into each sump.  A rotary drill pump will make short work of oil changes.  Several rounds of primer surfacer and block-sanding will be needed to get the substrate ready for paint.  We're thinking of going with Corvette Yellow . . .

Click to enlarge. Pan interior will be chemically cleaned and have all seams sealed with multiple coats of DTM primer. 

Click to enlarge. Work on barrier coating the interior of the hull continues.  We're going with a bright finish consisting of two rounds of West Epoxy catalyzed with 207 Special hardener.  This will be followed with two or three rounds of two-part urethane clear.  (18-DEC-2006)

Click to enlarge. The second coat of epoxy is still a little rough.  Epoxy is not self-levelling like paint.  Visible in this photo are the side panel scarf joint and the bottom panel butt blocks.  Switching to a spray gun for the subsequent varnish coats will minimize sanding between coats and flatten out the surface !

Click to enlarge. We're currently fabricating removable foam flotation panels which will be installed under the deck battens.
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Click to enlarge. The breasthook was notched to a depth of 3/8".  The strongback was taper-notched from 3/8" at the leading edge to 1/8" at rear. (20-MAR-2007)

Click to enlarge. The tip of the strongback is flush with the breasthook's leading edge.

Click to enlarge. The sheer can now be faired.

Click to enlarge. While we're waiting for the last wood order to arrive (Douglas Fir for the carlings and intermediate deck beams), we prepped and painted the Velvet Drive transmission. (05-APR-2007)

Click to enlarge. The transmission was stripped of old paint, sanded to bare metal, metal conditionned, degreased with DuPont Wash & Wipe, primed with DuPont DTM Urethane Primer and topcoated with Dupont Imron urethane.

Click to enlarge. At last !  The finished product . . .  Pan was shot with Dupont Uro-Prime primer-surfacer, block-sanded with 100 grit, reprimed, puttied, blocked with 180/220/320 grit, sealed, topcoated with white basecoat followed by Corvette Yellow basecoat and finished with several rounds of two-part Urethane Clear. (13-MAY-2007)

Click to enlarge. Pan interior was previously sealed with multiple coats of Dupont DTM primer. 

Click to enlarge. Over the weekend, we installed the oil pan, remote oil filter relocation kit, dipstick tube and the newly painted alternator bracket.  This engine is ready to install ! (22-MAY-2007)

Click to enlarge. The stock stamped steel alternator pulley and fan were upgraded to lightweight aluminum billet pieces. 

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Building the Glen-L Hot Rod :      Revised 25-FEB-2008