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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6960 on: March 29, 2018, 07:05:22 AM »
Danke schoen!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6961 on: March 29, 2018, 08:02:06 AM »
Chris,

465 pages, sheesh, I been around since 60-something, this has morphed into ? ? ? what? ? ?

It's too long for a book, given the current "Reality Show" based attention span.

Perhaps one of these formats?

A/   Short movie?
2/   Docudrama?
d/   Multi-part series?

WHEN, you negotiate the rights, I'm holding out for George Clooney or Brad Pitt to play me.    NOT Johnny Depp or Johnny Galecki . . . . . . .  NO Johnnys, period.

For you, I see Tom Selleck or Ted Danson . . . . . . . .  :-D

I leave the casting selection of other characters to your "good judgment".      ? ? ? ? ? ?

And a word of warning: Just like everything in racing, it WILL go over budget . . . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6962 on: March 29, 2018, 08:16:45 AM »
Danny DeVito wants your part FB!  :-o :-o :-D :-D :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6963 on: March 29, 2018, 08:41:45 AM »

I leave the casting selection of other characters to your "good judgment".      ? ? ? ? ? ?

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I called the William Morris Agency already - They said they'd get back to me.

Tarantino's interested, but he wants to redo the script and paint the interior of the Midget white - you know, for "effect".

My contacts at Weinstein haven't been returning calls to anybody.

John Goodman WANTS to play you, but insists on the Coen brothers directing it.

But I was thinking Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, so there's an artistic conflict right out of the box.

I was hoping Dave Edmunds would do the score, but he retired last September.  A pity - the soundtrack for "Porky's 2" was OUTSTANDING.

I really don't care who plays me - I'm a supporting cast member, and anybody with a SAG card can do what I do.
"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 #6964 on: March 29, 2018, 10:30:42 PM »

Danny DeVito wants your part FB!  :-o :-o :-D :-D :cheers:


That would be the size of it!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6965 on: March 30, 2018, 04:38:58 PM »
Very minor update:

Sorry, no porn . . . .

midget,

The original oil pump arrived @ T&T today, via UPS ~ 09:30

And, the Magic Bolt arrived @ T&T today, via USPS Priority Mail ~ 11:00



In addition,   I was able to source a box of 12,  3/8ths inch Ø x 1.50" long, hardened steel dowel pins out of my Grampy's dust bin.

2 have now been shortened to .97" long, suitable for crankshaft to flywheel dowels.     Job done.



Sorry about the lack of photo porn.

Just no time right now . . . . . .  maybe next week . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6966 on: March 30, 2018, 11:05:54 PM »

I leave the casting selection of other characters to your "good judgment".      ? ? ? ? ? ?

Thiswholeendeavorisoutofcontrolboy

I called the William Morris Agency already - They said they'd get back to me.

Tarantino's interested, but he wants to redo the script and paint the interior of the Midget white - you know, for "effect".

My contacts at Weinstein haven't been returning calls to anybody.

John Goodman WANTS to play you, but insists on the Coen brothers directing it.

But I was thinking Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, so there's an artistic conflict right out of the box.

I was hoping Dave Edmunds would do the score, but he retired last September.  A pity - the soundtrack for "Porky's 2" was OUTSTANDING.

I really don't care who plays me - I'm a supporting cast member, and anybody with a SAG card can do what I do.

You read my mind!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6967 on: March 31, 2018, 08:03:14 AM »

I called the William Morris Agency already - They said they'd get back to me.       


WELL! ! !   A missed opportunity for them!



Tarantino's interested, but he wants to redo the script and paint the interior of the Midget white - you know, for "effect".


White? ?    Nah!    We have a previous commitment to Aussie Yellow . . . . . .



My contacts at Weinstein haven't been returning calls to anybody.


Probably a good thing.    Wouldn't be able to get Meryl, Oprah or any other member of the feminine persuasion to sign up for the project with "Dirtbag" in control . . . . . . 



John Goodman WANTS to play you, but insists on the Coen brothers directing it.


Pipe dream on his part, as he is apparently committed to a minor supporting role on some network show about a deranged middle class family with delusions of grandeur . . . . .



But I was thinking Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, so there's an artistic conflict right out of the box.


Nope, I don't see a conflict.   They are originally from Shorewood, WI, the Sconnie Nation equivalent of Glencoe, IL.    And their CV is: Impeccable!   AND, they are my age.   Their films make money . . .      SO, what's not to like? ? ?    I'll admit I was hoping for Steven or George, but that was because I was hoping for them to "work their magic" . . . . .      Heeeyy, is Peter available? ?   Talk about magic ! !



I was hoping Dave Edmunds would do the score, but he retired last September.  A pity - the soundtrack for "Porky's 2" was OUTSTANDING.


Agreed about Dave, a shame he is not available.   I'm partial to Randy Newman or Bruce Hornsby.    Both are eclectic enough to suit my "precisely, off-center" tastes, with a deep underlying meaning woven into their work.    Either would be perfect, for me!



I really don't care who plays me - I'm a supporting cast member, and anybody with a SAG card can do what I do.


Don't do yourself a disservice, and sell yourself short . . . . . .      and besides, that's my job.    Although  :roll:  . . . . shorter would fit in the car better . . . .   Your new height is: four foot, twenty-nine inches . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6968 on: March 31, 2018, 12:22:09 PM »
Don't do yourself a disservice, and sell yourself short . . . . . .      and besides, that's my job.    Although  :roll:  . . . . shorter would fit in the car better . . . .   Your new height is: four foot, twenty-nine inches . . . .


Well - okay, then - if we're going to pursue this . . .

Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There" - received an Oscar nomination for the portrayal.

She's almost as tall as I am - and with enough makeup, almost as good looking . . .
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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 #6969 on: April 01, 2018, 07:07:50 AM »
Happy Easter!

or

Happy Overeating!


Meanwhile, here in the "Midwest" . . . . .  Perfect Spring weather for the Easter egg hunt . . . . .   Frigid and overcast with rain, sleet and possible snow in the forecast.


? ? ? ? ? ? ?


Well, . . . . . . .   I guess April Fools on those of us who continue to live here . . . . . .   (Although the bigger joke is my Real Estate Tax Bill . . . .  $XX,XXX.00,   YES, it's 5 figures, NOT A TYPO)


Everyone enjoy the Holiday!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6970 on: April 01, 2018, 07:15:18 AM »
Back on track here . . . . .

midget,

Do you think that there is room for a front mount via motor plate?    As in a drag car?     Could it be fabricated to manage airflow?

Your thoughts?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6971 on: April 01, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »


John Goodman WANTS to play you, but insists on the Coen brothers directing it.


Pipe dream on his part, as he is apparently committed to a minor supporting role on some network show about a deranged middle class family with delusions of grandeur . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6972 on: April 01, 2018, 12:48:10 PM »
I'm more worried about the back plate at this point - I can mock up some motor mounts with the info we gathered last week.  I doubt there's a good way to make a plate on this - pictures of the front of the engine don't look promising for that.

FB's buddy, Mike Hart, races a Spridget in Vintage.  He came up with a really cool driveshaft tunnel, which I'm in the process of replicating . . .

DSCN5660 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

14 gauge steel, and I'll be doing some reinforcement work inside the tunnel to compensate for some of the structure I lost cutting out the top of the tunnel.  Top cover will eventually be 2 piece and attached with bolts, in case I need to access something.

Driveshaft loop was relocated back about 4 inches inside the tunnel - it needs a little tidying up, but it's located for the moment . . .

DSCN5661 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Working in AV, you tend to deal with some items that have a specific purpose.  The EIA standard for rack mounted audio and computer systems is 19" - coincidentally, the distance between the passenger side floor and the footwell in a Midget . . .

DSCN5664 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

I had some scrapped rack rails at work, so this will let me essentially build all of the electronic panel on the bench, solder up Amphenol connectors, and bolt the entire central nervous system into the car with 8 screws.

Trust me - it beats the hell out of working under a dash - especially in the tight confines of an MG.

One last AV related solution to a racing issue - the pedal box.

I backdated the pedal box to an early Bugeye arrangement.  Both the clutch and brakes share a common reservoir, and seeing as I'm not running front brakes, the necessity of a dual brake circuit master cylinder is made redundant.

The problem is that on the early Sprites, there is a slot through which the pedals hang down from the engine compartment into the cockpit.  I don't want to create a potential fire hazard, so I need to isolate the pedals pivot area from the engine compartment.

Pelco makes an extruded component box for outdoor use with security camera installations, and it has an access panel on top - which lets me check fluid level . . .

DSCN5662 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

I'll be able to make this work to completely isolate the pedal box opening, yet still give me access to the reservoir . . .

DSCN5663 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

 




 
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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 #6973 on: April 01, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »

FB's buddy, Mike Hart, races a Spridget in Vintage.  He came up with a really cool driveshaft tunnel, which I'm in the process of replicating . . .


Small correction, Mike used to race a Spridget, now he races the "Turdner".   Powered by Ford Vs BLMC

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6974 on: April 01, 2018, 06:13:40 PM »

FB's buddy, Mike Hart, races a Spridget in Vintage.  He came up with a really cool driveshaft tunnel, which I'm in the process of replicating . . .


Small correction, Mike used to race a Spridget, now he races the "Turdner".   Powered by Ford Vs BLMC

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Smaller correction -

The options are "BL" or "BMC"   :wink:

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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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