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Offline Milwaukee Midget

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5550 on: February 10, 2016, 09:48:39 AM »
I was amazed to learn that Canada wants to annex the Turks and Caicos Islands.

It's all a plot on the part of the Canadian plutocracy to wrest control of "snorkeling friendly" vacation spots from corrupt home-rule and tinpot despots in the Caribbean, build a wall, and have Cuba pay for it . . .
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 09:51:07 AM by Milwaukee Midget »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5551 on: February 10, 2016, 02:37:15 PM »
This was posted on Facebook. It's just humour, honest guys.  :-D :-D :-D

http://vlocal.ca/canada-for-us-president-in-2016/

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5552 on: February 10, 2016, 02:47:40 PM »
This was posted on Facebook. It's just humour, honest guys.  :-D :-D :-D

http://vlocal.ca/canada-for-us-president-in-2016/

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PJ, if you promise to take one of the shifts, and let us spell humour, h u m o r, you've got my vote.  :cheers:
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5553 on: February 10, 2016, 03:35:38 PM »
No matter what your colour, Labour or Liberal (that means "conservative" here) that was good humour.  :cheers:
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5554 on: February 14, 2016, 08:10:57 AM »
midget,

Just to get myself back on the Rover engine track . . . . . . . :-D

I ordered a pair of o/s Rover intake and a pair of Rover o/s exhaust valves from G & S.  These are the REC items from their catalog of bits.

I am also machining up a pair each of alternate valve shapes, using some cast off 6mm stem Subaru valves.   These will be more "tulip shaped", ~ 1.5mm o/s and 50 degree valve seat angle.   Why?   Because I can . . . . . . .    :roll:

I plan to "baseline" flow test the second head, either this week or the next, depending on when the REC valves arrive.  My plan is to modify the valve seats to fit up the new valve shapes and sizes, and then flow test, using a single cylinder for each proposed test.   Then proceed with "cleanup" of the casting irregularities that the Rover heads have, and flow test again.   I'm also fabricating a pair, (perhaps more) of minimum port cross section gages, to be used to evaluate the consistency of the as cast port sizes.   I'm going to use the pitot tubes to "map" the ports, and use "flow balls" in conjunction to "map" high/low velocity prior to any modifications.   That should give quite a bit of data to analyze, even prior to any "port enlargement".   Why?   See above.

I've also started an analysis file in EA Pro, just data input so far.   But ultimately, I want to have a "better idea" of what the mcsa should be for peak torque @ 7000 rpm coupled with a minimum of torque loss @ 8500 rpm peak bhp.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5555 on: February 14, 2016, 08:16:00 AM »
Milestone Alert!

5555 Replies?

What the hel*?

Whoops!    Maybe I should just shut up!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5556 on: February 14, 2016, 08:19:46 AM »
midget,

Also:

After reading the MG Enthusiast article about the Rover K and the head gasket issue, any plans to use the plastic inlet manifold needs to be carefully evaluated.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5557 on: February 14, 2016, 09:14:07 AM »
About the only thing I see that thermoplastic intake manifold being used for is as a template for the intake flange.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5558 on: February 14, 2016, 11:42:02 PM »
 
5555 views?

That's five thousand+ replies- views is well over a half million. :-o gag... cough...
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5559 on: February 15, 2016, 12:28:14 AM »
Sticky-less, MM is hugely  :mrgreen: more viewed than two other builds that have stickies.  Just sayin'.   8-)

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5560 on: February 15, 2016, 06:52:24 AM »
Milestone Alert!

5555 Replies?

What the hel*?

Whoops!    Maybe I should just shut up!

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NotsureIcanbequietboy

5555 views?

That's five thousand+ replies- views is well over a half million. :-o gag... cough...

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

I know what I wrote, see above.     I'm not sure where your quote about "5555 views" came from . . . . . . . . .
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Sticky-less, MM is hugely  :mrgreen: more viewed than two other builds that have stickies.  Just sayin'.   8-)

Mike

My sentiments as well.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5561 on: February 15, 2016, 06:56:00 AM »
midget,

G & S confirms shipment of the valves via Her Majesty's Royal Mail.

Stuff should arrive sometime this year.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5562 on: February 15, 2016, 08:17:35 AM »
About the only thing I see that thermoplastic intake manifold being used for is as a template for the intake flange.

Is that the one with the plastic butterflies that fall off and or jam closed and don't work?. :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5563 on: February 15, 2016, 08:36:46 AM »
About the only thing I see that thermoplastic intake manifold being used for is as a template for the intake flange.

Is that the one with the plastic butterflies that fall off and or jam closed and don't work?. :-D

Another one of the "cost saving" measures that bit them in the as*.

"Properly done", thermoplastics work great.   But, as history shows, a small error in plastic formulation can produce a HUGE cost and warranty problem . . . . . .

The more effort I put into this, the more admiration and respect I have for the original Rover engineers and designers.    And the more distain I have for the "bean counters".

Unfortunately, almost everything in the OEM world, (one exception is European "supercars"), is controlled by "bean counters", who could care less about "good engineering".

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5564 on: February 15, 2016, 08:38:40 AM »
midget,

G & S confirms shipment of the valves via Her Majesty's Royal Mail.

Stuff should arrive sometime this year.

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Fordboy

Hail, Britannia.  Although I will say my Maniflow intake arrived in 4 days from the day I ordered it.

Of course, that was shipped FedEx . . .

Sticky-less, MM is hugely  :mrgreen: more viewed than two other builds that have stickies.  Just sayin'.   8-)

Mike

Well, I don't know how  :mrgreen: I am, but I am aware there are a boatload of Brit-car guys who stay on top of this who aren't members of the forum.  

And quite honestly, Fordboy's technical contributions and our combined malted beverage acumen seem to contribute as well.

Keeping at it also keeps the interest high - If you stay at it, you don't need a sticky.  What I've found is that if I wind up off the front page, I haven't been working.  So it acts as a motivational tool.

It also helps to have a mantra.  For years, it was to build -

"the fastest damned stock bodied, naturally aspirated, five-port, one liter Midget ever to hit the salt".


The first factory MG to run at Bonneville was the EX 135, a Dinkey model of which was given to me by Dr. Goggles.  It sits next to the Midget's trophy and certificate on the built-in in the dining room.

We're looking for 135 horsepower.

We're looking for a 135 mph run.

135 is the mantra today - one number, three meanings.

My dad once said, "the talking part is all over".  That was his way prodding me to shut up and get to work.

But if you keep talking, then that forces you to deliver or go home with egg on your face.

I'm at a point now that if I back out, with 634,000 plus views, I'd be eating runny omelets for an inordinate amount of time.





« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 08:43:38 AM by Milwaukee Midget »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!