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« Reply #5010 on: March 28, 2016, 04:44:18 AM »

 Hi All,

Pete dropped over yesterday, ostensibly to show off the V8 audi wagon he'd just bought so I fed him and roped him into helping me pull the motor from the tank. He'd been at the historic bike meet at Broadford which was a Guzzi get together and had a whole bunch of big end stuff over from Italy, along with some italians, who thought...... There was a late 50's( the late 50's) V8 GP bike and 500 or so other bit's and bobs.

Our mate Bones ( Dave MacLachlan) and his pal Rod had taken Bones's 2 stroke there to blow it up so they dropped in  on their way to Greg Watter's place to sit and watch us skin a few knuckles.

Now, because my place has been renovation central for the last 12 months or more there has been zero time setting up the shed as auto heaven, we fumbled and bumped but we got happening pretty quick and after about an hour and a half we had the motor swinging.

It'll go on a dolly and it will go to the Colonel's place out of harm's way, or as I said yesterday "far from the reach of grinder grit, blasting sand, sawdust or chook Subaru"

It was good to make that step, but then today it was back on the saw bench and what with not having packed up all the tools from yesterday, and spreading a whole bunch more around today it looks like a tornado has been through.............
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« Reply #5011 on: March 29, 2016, 06:34:17 AM »

A steering rack arrived in the mail today from a good friend in Kansas.....


In other news I spoke to Ian powell who did the dyno work on our most recent motor.....he'd already heard about the new motor through the grapevine, over the next couple of weeks we'll get it up to him in shepparton so he can build the various bits he needs to get it on his tailshaft dyno, from there we'll make a start.

Today I tidied up the shed, sheesh, I sure know how to make a mess.....
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« Reply #5012 on: March 29, 2016, 06:43:27 AM »

All good news IMO James.

Great to hear you're making headway. cheers
About the mess?Huh. Is that a challenge?. grin.
That record is mine and it's going to take some doing. cheers cheers cheers
You don't see it coming and suddenly it's there.
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« Reply #5013 on: March 29, 2016, 07:11:03 AM »

Nah, you do resin, your idea of a mess would be clinically clean in my book......your mess would be a dribble on my boots.......
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« Reply #5014 on: March 29, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »

I weld, cut pipes, grind and there's a pile of steel off cuts that weighs a few tons here you haven't seen. grin grin grin grin
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« Reply #5015 on: March 31, 2016, 03:06:46 AM »

Hey tauruck
         
        Dr Goggles' place is a mess--- he has WOOD in the garage. A nice size table saw right in the doorway
       and everything is covered in saw dust!!!! grin

           cheers     Bones
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« Reply #5016 on: March 31, 2016, 04:08:48 AM »

Listen to the man.

Wood I tells ya. cry
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« Reply #5017 on: March 31, 2016, 07:31:47 AM »




Ohhh wait, I know what the prize is:    A pissed off wife when I'm working on race stuff instead of "home improvements" . . . . . . . .

Maybe I need a better life plan . . . . . . .    Dead Horse

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I still have a nice set of Mikuni flat slides cheers

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Someone once asked what my wife thought about spending money on the race stuff. I told them that she said if I spent one more nickle on it she was leaving...
I still have a nice set of Mikuni flat slides cheers

Johnboy

And at a bargain price!  cheers

Doc, we're in the same boat.  The winter has seen the Pommy Pigmy Playhouse fall into a state of disrepair with scattered tools, metal shavings, newly acquired B-block with sundries and road salt slurry that's dripped from the truck from another Wisconsin winter of halite hell.  I elected to burn a vacation day today and get it to the point I can traverse the threshold of the service door to the snow blower without tactical rappelling equipment.

I recall you quoting your mum a while back - something to the effect of "If you don't know what to do next, clean something" . . .
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« Reply #5019 on: March 31, 2016, 09:12:58 AM »

    I had a wood cutting band saw once. I put a frequency drive and a three phase motor on it and now it cuts metal. [No saw dust here since I finished the house].
        Doug  cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #5020 on: April 01, 2016, 01:53:44 AM »

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     There is a prize---   at a salt lake far far away grin
       
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« Reply #5021 on: April 01, 2016, 01:57:56 AM »

Bones, there's only wood here in the AM!.
Sorry man, I couldn't resist. grin grin grin grin


Wood has no place in LSR. When was the last time wood broke a record?.
James, get rid of that carpentry stuff!!!!. evil wink
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« Reply #5022 on: April 01, 2016, 07:44:01 AM »

Bones, there's only wood here in the AM!.
Sorry man, I couldn't resist. grin grin grin grin


Wood has no place in LSR. When was the last time wood broke a record?.
James, get rid of that carpentry stuff!!!!. evil wink

Last time wood broke a record? That was probably me. (see avatar, the body is made of wood covered with fiberglass)  grin Bones saw it and can testify.
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« Reply #5023 on: April 02, 2016, 02:20:25 PM »

Not having much luck lately am I ?. grin grin grin
Sorry man. embarassed
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« Reply #5024 on: April 02, 2016, 03:33:02 PM »

Heck, I thought the wood was funny at the time, and so did everyone else.  cheers but it did the job.
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