Landracing Forum Home
July 17, 2018, 10:43:40 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
BACK TO LANDRACING.COM HOMEPAGE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  


(Note: Donations are not tax deductible)







Live Audio Streaming and Archives of Past Events
Next Live Event: TBD
Pages: 1 ... 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 [392] 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 ... 485   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Milwaukee Midget  (Read 1539308 times)
0 Members and 7 Guests are viewing this topic.
Jack Gifford
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 77
Location: Phelps, NY
Posts: 1118





Ignore
« Reply #5865 on: April 26, 2016, 12:20:06 AM »

Those are the first Chevy piston rings I've ever seen with a thickness greater than their diameter... cheesy
Logged

M/T Pontiac hemi guru
Peter Jack
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 74
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3516





Ignore
« Reply #5866 on: April 26, 2016, 02:04:28 AM »

you're harsh Jack! He'd probably been slaving for hours, trying to translate English to American or vise versa, before he posted that.  huh huh huh grin grin grin

Pete
Logged
fordboy628
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Location: Koozebane
Posts: 2106


GONE FISHIN' . . .




Ignore
« Reply #5867 on: April 26, 2016, 08:03:22 AM »

Hopefully this gets some of the juices flowing for you guys...


We have been a bit behind the curve -

Also received a small package from McMaster Carr today - the hardened washers to top off the Chevy piston rings we're using to hold the deck plate in place.  T&T - I owe you guys lunch.


midget,

I'm gonna cut you a break because it was almost 11pm when you posted the above, BUT:

When you describe piston pins as piston rings, I get a little nervous about your state of mind . . . or, perhaps more correctly, your state of residence . . . . .  rolleyes

Don't make me demote you back to "Grasshopper",   Get with the program, learn the names of the bits and use them correctly.

Although in all fairness, you do have to learn both sets of parts names:  British, and the correct American nomenclature . . . .   rolleyes   It's not LATIN or GREEK . . . . .

Once again, I blame the beer . . . .

 Dead Horse  Dead Horse  Dead Horse
Describeitcorrectlyboy
Logged

I used to be a people person.  But people changed that relationship.

"There is nothing permanent except change."    Heraclitus

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."     Albert Einstein
ggl205
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Age: 71
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 459


G/FL 218.282 since 1995. G/FL record since 1993.




Ignore
« Reply #5868 on: April 26, 2016, 08:25:13 AM »

I still have a good contact at Mahle-Clevite. If you need someone to help out with bearings, Bill McKnight is your guy. Let me know what you need and I will ask Bill. I may even still have some juice at King Bearing too.

John
« Last Edit: April 26, 2016, 08:40:32 AM by ggl205 » Logged
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5869 on: April 26, 2016, 08:28:40 AM »

Well, perhaps this is a subconscious reflection for my prejudice, hatred, disdain and refusal to acknowledge most things Shitvrolet. 

Let me rephrase -

" the hardened washers to top off the Chevy junk we're using to hold the deck plate in place. "

I feel much more comfortable with that phrasing - and I still owe the guys at T&T lunch . . .
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
WOODY@DDLLC
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 73
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1205


ECTA is coming to AK!


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #5870 on: April 26, 2016, 09:59:34 AM »

Silly, English-wanna-be boys, those are gudgeon pins!  angry angry angry

Be sure to clean them with some paraffin!  grin
Logged

All models are wrong, but some are useful! G.E. Box (1967) www.designdreams.biz
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5871 on: April 26, 2016, 09:00:56 PM »

Had a great chat today with Mark Wilke. Mark's the grandson of Bob Wilke, who headed up the Leader Card Indy teams.  They're preparing the '68 Unser car for exhibition at Indy next month - 100 years at the Brickyard.  They just got it running, but are looking for a place to run a few laps to see if it's still track worthy.  The Milwaukee Mile is out - too expensive and too much politics.

It's set up with the nose they used in '72.  It's been sitting as a display piece for years, and they weren't even sure they had pistons in it until they pulled the plugs!  I suspect somewhere in the warehouse is a late '60's Offy with no slugs in it.  wink

Mark's a walking encyclopedia of Indy.



Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5872 on: May 03, 2016, 11:14:10 PM »


So I get a call from Minneapolis this morning - it's Mark Wilke.

Mark - "Chris, do you rent GoPros?  We want to get some footage of the '68 Eagle running a few laps at Indy for the 100th anniversary."

Chris - "Geez, no, we're not doing much in the way of camera rentals, but I've got a GoPro complete with a roll bar clamp I'll loan you in exchange for a copy of the raw footage."

Expect a video post in early June.  wink
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
Seldom Seen Slim
Administrator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 70
Location: Skandia, Michigan
Posts: 11972


Nancy -- 201.913 mph record on a production ZX15!


WWW
« Reply #5873 on: May 04, 2016, 07:07:39 AM »

ATTABOY! cheers
Logged

Jon E. Wennerberg
 a/k/a Seldom Seen Slim
 Skandia, Michigan
 (that's way up north)
2 Club member x2
Owner of landracing.com
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5874 on: May 10, 2016, 08:47:09 AM »

My mad-man in Michagan has come through again -



He's sending it off to be balanced, and we should have a K-nine Krank in our possession in short order.

 cheers
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
WOODY@DDLLC
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 73
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1205


ECTA is coming to AK!


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #5875 on: May 10, 2016, 09:58:28 AM »

Krikey, Khris!  shocked
Logged

All models are wrong, but some are useful! G.E. Box (1967) www.designdreams.biz
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5876 on: May 10, 2016, 10:59:36 AM »

What I really love about a short stroke crank is strength you get from the overlap of material through the main journals and the crank journals - strength through architecture.

Yup . . .

It'll be a couple of weeks yet - Greg's making a trip up to his preferred balancing provider next week, and I'll make a trip up to gather both the new one and the old 1.4.

Oooooh . . . P A R T S ! ! !

Mark - anybody need me to drop off a crank rebuild in the next few weeks?
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
Peter Jack
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 74
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3516





Ignore
« Reply #5877 on: May 10, 2016, 12:33:36 PM »

I keep thinking, are you sure you want to carry all that extra weight with those extra main bearings?  grin grin grin  rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes  evil evil evil

Pete
Logged
Milwaukee Midget
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 58
Location: Beerhaven, Wisconsin
Posts: 6293


Bonneville I/GT record holder - 122.539 mph


WWW
« Reply #5878 on: May 10, 2016, 12:49:48 PM »

66% more bearing surface?  I'll take it!  cheers

We're going to punish this li'l sombitch.
Logged

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  rolleyes

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!
Finallygotit
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 3
Location: Tucson
Posts: 235





Ignore
« Reply #5879 on: May 10, 2016, 06:51:00 PM »

We're going to punish this li'l sombitch.

Of that, I have no doubt!  cheers
Logged

Dan
Tucson, AZ
Pages: 1 ... 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 [392] 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 ... 485   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page July 02, 2018, 11:19:33 AM