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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2007, 7:23 pm Thread Starter
 
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The Grill Project

I know this has been done over at Pirates Lair, and elsewhere, but today I found a source for the Grill material that I thought was pretty nifty.

I had been looking at metal lath at Home depot, but it was so, construction-material looking. Today in the BBQ section of our local all-in-one store, no not Wally Word, but they probably have it - I found this disposable aluminum grill material. apparently you are supposed to put it on top of your charcoal grill and cook on it. It was expensive- I think $1.50... a dollar and half, and it was big enough to do grills for two RS/GT's.


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Took about half an hour after getting the pan off.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2007, 9:02 am
 
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How did you secure it to the belly pan?
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I used the little stick-on Tie Wrap mounts from Radio Shack.

See this install guide:
http://gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/k12...lle/index.html

It spiffy part was finding the aluminium grill thing that worked so well. If this takes any stones it will bend up pretty easy. So it is a good thing that you can get at least two out of the huge investment of $1.50.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2007, 9:13 am
 
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Slick!!

I'm gonna try that!!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:22 am
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Good idea...! might stop some of those small stones that seem to build up at the bottom of the engine cover. A neat way to fix them without drilling the cover, might be to use some of those metal (sprayed black) 'S' shape clips BMW use to hold wiring to panels.

Will I still be able to see the timing cover leaks!



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Will I still be able to see the timing cover leaks!
No, the leaks will stop if you do this project.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 2007, 4:51 pm
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Aluminum corrodes... quickly. Instead, you should go to the kitchen utensils department of Wally World (or wherever) and get a stainless steel mesh strainer of the appropriate size (e.g. the kind used to drain spaghetti) and cut it to fit. I did this 4 years ago and, for less than $10, it's still like new.

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Wow, my KRS is probably 80% aluminium, is it wasting away? I think the BMW mesh on the air intake right side is ali. The regular occurance of a timing cover oil leak will stop the ali mesh corroding anyway.

You need to keep the 'hole area' high to get airflow through there and under the fins on the sump cover. Stainless steel is fine if it's the woven wire sort. Since the Ali mesh is so cheap, if it lasts 2 or 3 years it should still be fine.



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