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Old 07-06-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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I over engineered it.....

My name is Dave, and I have a problem. I tend to over engineer things.

My retirement hobby is making motorcycle parts, mostly for Harley's witha sprinkling of Triumph, Moto Guzzi, BMW and Indian's in my garage machine shop.

When I changed out my oem 12 volt house batteries for 6 volt golf cart batteries last year I noticed a hole about 2" in diameter on the inner panel of the house battery box. I am assuming it's for ventilation, but I see it as an open door for mice. I got to thinking about it and came up with this fix today. I took some aluminum stock and made three parts, a threaded housing for some aluminum wiindow screen I cut, a plug to hold the screen in place, and a nut to tighten the housing to the battery box.

Works great and a lot of time and work for something nobody will see. I can't call myself a perfectionist as I should have made the shoulder about 1/4" bigger in diameter....
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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I figured I have my troubles just dealing with my OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

I feel pretty good compared to your problem.

But damn you do nice work 👍
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:12 PM   #3
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My name is Dave, and I have a problem. I tend to over engineer things.

My retirement hobby is making motorcycle parts, mostly for Harley's witha sprinkling of Triumph, Moto Guzzi, BMW and Indian's in my garage machine shop.

When I changed out my oem 12 volt house batteries for 6 volt golf cart batteries last year I noticed a hole about 2" in diameter on the inner panel of the house battery box. I am assuming it's for ventilation, but I see it as an open door for mice. I got to thinking about it and came up with this fix today. I took some aluminum stock and made three parts, a threaded housing for some aluminum wiindow screen I cut, a plug to hold the screen in place, and a nut to tighten the housing to the battery box.

Works great and a lot of time and work for something nobody will see. I can't call myself a perfectionist as I should have made the shoulder about 1/4" bigger in diameter....
At least you can show it here. Nice piece of work.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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Hey... I am impressed with the knurl

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Old 07-06-2018, 01:34 PM   #5
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my mice don’t like the battery compartment anyway

too ‘dangerous’ in ‘thar!
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Very nice job!
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:54 AM   #7
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Obviously have a lot of time on your hands - very nice work and the detail is great!
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:01 AM   #8
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Yes, you can say that you over engineered it! However, you did a beautiful job!
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Nice knurling.

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Old 07-07-2018, 01:49 PM   #10
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WOW! Awesome! I can only imagine what a whole rig would look like coming out of your shop! No more fresh water tanks bouncing off the roads! LOL NICE JOB!
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