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Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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... :lol:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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.  :? :? :? :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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 . . . . .  :roll:

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 . . . .   :roll:   It's not LATIN or GREEK . . . . .

Once again, I blame the beer . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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 . . .
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5870 on: April 26, 2016, 09:59:34 AM »
Silly, English-wanna-be boys, those are gudgeon pins!  :x :x :x

Be sure to clean them with some paraffin!  :-D
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5873 on: May 04, 2016, 07:07:39 AM »
ATTABOY! :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5875 on: May 10, 2016, 09:58:28 AM »
Krikey, Khris!  :-o
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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?
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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 #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?  :-D :-D :-D  :roll: :roll: :roll:  :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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.
"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!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« 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:
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