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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6180 on: February 20, 2017, 09:17:27 AM »
Good idea, Sparky.  Maybe I'll come up with a new section of this Forum - where youse guys can post audio of your vehicles, just so we can have a little ear candy whenever we want it.

Idea. . . . . . . :-D
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6181 on: February 20, 2017, 09:27:47 AM »
Envy?  not me---I am just thinking what a big smile my buddy Podunk is going to have when he sees this post---his dream come to fruition---going through the gears making noise, smiles and thumbs up----just happens to have a different owner-driver but the little beast lives    :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers: to the both of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Sparky - I see Terry has already posted a toast.   :cheers: back at'cha, brother!

Let me "Tune" it first - then we'll debut the Buick Octet.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6182 on: March 04, 2017, 03:57:30 PM »
Dialed in - more or less.

Wanders like a blind puppy in a field of fire hydrants, but this should make my commute to and from work this summer a little quicker . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zpbFPQHCn8&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6183 on: March 04, 2017, 04:30:40 PM »
 Fun!  :cheers:

Stock front brakes?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6184 on: March 04, 2017, 04:57:54 PM »
Fun!  :cheers:

Stock front brakes?

Mike

Late 70's discs off of a Midget with the late model dual master cylinder.  With all of the extra superstructure the rubber bumper cars had, along with the 1500 Triumph engine, it probably weighs about the same.  I was surprised as to how well it actually stopped, combined with the Chevy Monza rears.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6185 on: March 04, 2017, 05:07:01 PM »
That looks like a fun ride, Chris. Thanks for posting that video. I couldn't figure out how to post a video here either, so I posted my first fire-up on YouTube, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybEkGde0Te8

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6186 on: March 04, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »
MM --

Have you found the idle adjustment yet?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6187 on: March 04, 2017, 08:01:28 PM »
I must say, the performance looks rather Spritely.  :-) :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6188 on: March 04, 2017, 08:47:44 PM »
I'll agree with Waino - unh,the engine didn't seem to be laboring much, did it?  I wish you'd tone down the engine noise a bit -- I wanted to hear you giggling at the fun of driving the car.  And thanks so much for the nice tour of residential Milwaukee during the end of winter - when everything is grey.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6189 on: March 05, 2017, 08:19:33 AM »
Neil,your small block sounds REAL strong. But for some strange reason that 215 sounds sweeter to me.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6190 on: March 05, 2017, 09:52:50 AM »
They both have been a long time coming ---congrats to all!!
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6191 on: March 05, 2017, 05:54:36 PM »
Thanks, guys.

Neil, I'm still trying to get it to idle just precisely right.

Yours fell into a nice, steady idle right out of the box.  Sounded like I was walking the paddock at Road America.

Stan -  It was slow to get up to temp, and I needed to keep a bit of throttle on it to keep it from croakin'.  I also need to work on the transition circuit on the Holley, but given the cam - it seems pretty stout - I doubt if I'll be able to set the idle much below 1000 rpm.  Better to have kept the revs up and not stalled.

Terry, I think you've put together a class A street motor.  I'm looking forward to getting it on the open road and seeing how it does in 4th and 5th gears.

Considering how long the gears are - 2.6 something - it's got a lot of snap.  I remember doing some calculations on Sumner's spreadsheet, and 100 mph in 5th is just a tick below 3000 rpm.  So Ideally, I'm most concerned about lower-midrange tuning.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6192 on: March 06, 2017, 04:48:59 AM »
That looks like a fun ride, Chris. Thanks for posting that video. I couldn't figure out how to post a video here either, so I posted my first fire-up on YouTube, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybEkGde0Te8

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6193 on: March 06, 2017, 08:05:54 AM »
Looks like fun Chris. You just missed the custom car show. Personally, I don't take the toys out until the salt is washed away. Who ever thought we'd have 60s in Feb and March.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6194 on: March 06, 2017, 09:01:26 AM »

Now I know who stole our frame paint........

Goggs, it's all part of the evil plan.  In order for you to finish the SOS, you'll need to stop by Neil's house for a quick touch-up of the chassis, after which you can drop it off for inspection at Bonneville . . .   :wink:
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GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!