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 on: March 19, 2018, 10:39:34 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Milwaukee Midget
A little cleaning of the engine bay tonight, and replaced the shock valves with the high performance pieces from Moss.

shock valves by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Stock piece is on the left, the new unit is the one that's not covered with oil - at least is wasn't - it's submerged, now.

Trying to figure out the differences. 

The HP version has heavier internal springs.  The stock piece appears to let oil bleed back around the outside, whereas the O-ring forces the fluid through the bleed holes.

Either way, I can say unequivocally that the shock lever arms are stiffer than before.

So the top Nylotron trunnion bushings are providing more control than the original rubber units, along with allowing me to get the wheels more perpendicular to the salt, and the shocks should provide more control up and down.

I won't know until August, but this looks like one of those incremental wins.  I just want to make it easy to drive.

 on: March 19, 2018, 09:56:55 PM 
Started by Rex Schimmer - Last post by Beef Stew
With inflation my $.02 ain't worth much, but here goes anyway.

Unlike Project 550, Speed Demon has suspension, a single engine and a turbocharger.  Are there lessons to be learned here Huh

 on: March 19, 2018, 09:06:16 PM 
Started by Lilhigbee - Last post by wobblywalrus
Freud, Rose and me give you our best wishes.

 on: March 19, 2018, 07:52:01 PM 
Started by Mike Brown - Last post by ronnieroadster
A photo of the tonneau from the rear. 

  All the years I trailed my lakester on an open trailer I just covered everything with a nice custom fit car cover the material used was boat canvas . Each time i modified the body design the cover was updated to continue form fitting the race car. Every time we took the car out for a race event it would always rain this luck with the weather continued with our long trips to Bonneville the cover has withstood everything thrown at it very happy with the material used.

 on: March 19, 2018, 06:44:27 PM 
Started by Reverend Hedgash - Last post by Dr Goggles
Hey it's page 374! afro

 on: March 19, 2018, 05:54:07 PM 
Started by Mike Brown - Last post by Mike Brown
A photo of the tonneau from the rear. 

 on: March 19, 2018, 05:52:20 PM 
Started by Mike Brown - Last post by Mike Brown
I use an open trailer to haul the lakester around.  I had a tonneau cover made to cover the cockpit.  I did not want to use snap bases with the long sheet metal screw protruding out the back.  I tried #6 button socket cap screws but the snaps did not fit well over them.  I machined the #6 button head screws into a flat head.  My Haas lathe has a feature that allows you to select the angle, ID or OD and when you crank one handle the other handle moves appropriately to cut the angle you programmed.  So I turned the button head screws into flat heads that worked great. 

 on: March 19, 2018, 05:41:31 PM 
Started by Reverend Hedgash - Last post by grumm441
Does that mean you are pulling the car back after Grumm's wife makes a run?

There was a Corinne entered, but it was not my wife.
Part of the happy couple who own
Corinna and Frank are one of the event sponsors
They run a couple of bikes and also bring a portable bar and some (a lot) of samples
And as Mt Ive Station holds the liquor license for the event, they can't sell them......

 on: March 19, 2018, 05:11:16 PM 
Started by thefrenchowl - Last post by thefrenchowl

More clement weather these last 2 days so I made a start of dismantling the donor bike...

Look at all this space... Positively palatial...  grin

Three hours later:

In between... Dropped the head, a tad rich in there...

Exhaust valve is stuck open...

The Bosch magneto just clears:

Good news, same tapers so the drive gear fits no sweat...

More tomorrow after I go with the Buell Ulysses for its yearly roadworthy inspection...


 on: March 19, 2018, 03:28:13 PM 
Started by Freud - Last post by Glen
Thanks JD.

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