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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6990 on: April 06, 2018, 04:51:46 AM »
Like Mr Dyson's other products, engineered in the west but built somewhere with a more-attractive labour cost, the vehicles will most likely also be imports to the western customer.

That must be a likely future; the West can rely on inventing stuff that someone else builds less expensively. Electronics-system manufacturers amongst many others have shown the sense of that. Can't last forever, though...

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6991 on: April 06, 2018, 10:14:44 AM »
"I wish them better luck than Kelvinator had with Nash."

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6992 on: April 08, 2018, 05:18:27 AM »
Appliances, I hate 'em.    The "modern" ones are as reliable as Russian cars . . . . . . . . .

3 year old energy efficient Fridgidaire "French door" refrigerator . . . . . . the one Mrs. Fordboy couldn't live without, its' digitally controlled "smart ice-maker" takes a "total dump", mechanical and electric failure.   The reason?   "Engineered resin"  (f'ing plastic) failure.

Cost of repair?   Can't be repaired.  F'ing plastic.     Replacement and installation cost?     Approx $450.00 USD     F'ing magic.    That's modern life for you . . . . . . .


I'm a simpleton at heart.   ALL I want is f'ing ice in my Dr. Pepper dammit . . . . . . .   Is that too much to ask? ? ? ? ?    (apparently, it is . . . . . )

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2018, 05:21:51 AM by fordboy628 »
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6993 on: April 08, 2018, 06:20:44 AM »
Weekend Update . . . . . . . . .

Milwaukee Midget Porn . . . . .            . . . . . .  of various engine components, in compromising positions . . . . . . . .    :-o


SO . . . .  another Saturday was wasted, er, invested, at an un-named, secret location, skunkworks, providing access to machinery and power tools that can only be dreamed of in the sausage and fermentation capitol of Sconnie Nation . . . . . .  making it worth gambling an additional crossing of the dreaded "cheddar curtain" . . . . . . . . .


Yesterday's episode finds our intrepid hero fabricating bits for the new "trans tunnel", a blatant ploy to gain the approval of the LGBT community . . . .





Meanwhile, in another segment of the facility, the resident mad scientist adds the "electrodes" to the crankshaft hub to flywheel interface . . . . .


And thence checking the fitment between those parts, in preparation for the "offering of the day" . . . . . .



Would you trust these 2 with your daughter, er, starter placement?




The pitch radius is correct.


Just enough clearance along the length.


The revised battery cable connection allows the starter to be "tucked in tight" to the block.


With only 2 6mm or 1/4 inch mounting bolts securing the nose of the starter, a rear brace will need to be fitted.


Finalization of the design of the alloy adaptor plate is now completed and the real machining will begin this weekend, at another "skunkworks" . . . . . . .


Additionally, some neutering of an electrical component box being "re-purposed" into a pedal box cover was accomplished by alloy box mohels.    Sorry, no photos.    Unfit for viewing by any age group . . . . . .

More later, after the midget awakens from his post "Spoof Fest" slumbers . . . . . .


All in all, it was a productive day.   More photo porn from my dungeon laboratory later.    After the Bahrain Gran Prix . . . . . .

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2018, 12:25:50 PM by fordboy628 »
I used to be a people person.  But people changed that relationship.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6994 on: April 08, 2018, 09:18:25 AM »
I'm up -

'bout all I'll admit to this morning.

The Pommy Pigmy Playhouse is heating up - good lord, it's April 8, and I'm scraping frost of the windshield.

I've got the space heater fired up in the garage, but for what is supposed to be the beginning of spring, I call Bentley.

So my weekends the past few weeks have involved clearing out the parking space in the garage, rolling the Midget over to where I can effectively work on both sides of it, putting it up on jackstands, and knocking out the non- motorized bits and pieces.  It's tough working out of a tight space - I spend at least an hour simply getting things ready to go, another hour putting things back.

Without a monthly permit, the city of Milwaukee lets you park a car on the street overnight only on weekends, and if it's parked on the street at about 4:30 AM on a Monday morning, you'll get a ticket.  It's $20.00 bucks, and I suppose it might simply be viewed as a justifiable expense when balanced against the time it takes to reconfigure the garage, but putting it back in the garage keeps me honest on keeping things tidy.

Meah - I'm the one who wanted to race a car at Bonneville . . .

Mark failed to mention he very neatly - and by that, I mean with the adept machining prowess of a jeweler - whittled out the oil filter relocation block.

It's shiny.

Good catching up with Mike Hart yesterday, as well.  He's been working on getting his Turner race ready, but took the time to stop by and help us with the final dimensioning on the adapter plate.   
"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 #6995 on: April 08, 2018, 10:25:47 AM »

I'm a simpleton at heart.   ALL I want is f'ing ice in my Dr. Pepper dammit . . . . . . .   Is that too much to ask? ? ? ? ?    (apparently, it is . . . . . )

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Annoyedboy

Mark... sounds like you might want to put a little rum in your DP.... it will help keep your mind off of the ice issue....  :-D
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6996 on: April 08, 2018, 10:41:31 AM »
Probably should have read it all, I could have made it one post...

Chris.... is it me or is the racing prep giving you gray hair?  :cheers:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6997 on: April 08, 2018, 11:19:54 AM »
Probably should have read it all, I could have made it one post...

Chris.... is it me or is the racing prep giving you gray hair?  :cheers:

Truth time -

I've been dying it for years.

I'm no longer playing in a band, so I've decided to stop trying to look like a rock star, and start trying to look like a land speed racer.

Which - if you look closer - explains why it's also getting thinner.  :wink:
"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 #6998 on: April 08, 2018, 01:21:42 PM »
Probably should have read it all, I could have made it one post...

Chris.... is it me or is the racing prep giving you gray hair?  :cheers:

Truth time -

I've been dying it for years.

I'm no longer playing in a band, so I've decided to stop trying to look like a rock star, and start trying to look like a land speed racer.

Which - if you look closer - explains why it's also getting thinner.  :wink:

Well, truth be told, racing anything "Briddish" will:

A/   Corrupt your morals . . .
2/   Cause you to develop a penchant for "spirits" . . .
d/   Age you in ways where the change in your "hair color", is the least of your problems . . .

And there are probably other factors that I am unaware of . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6999 on: April 08, 2018, 01:24:10 PM »

I'm a simpleton at heart.   ALL I want is f'ing ice in my Dr. Pepper dammit . . . . . . .   Is that too much to ask? ? ? ? ?    (apparently, it is . . . . . )

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Annoyedboy

Mark... sounds like you might want to put a little rum in your DP.... it will help keep your mind off of the ice issue....  :-D
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Bob,

Rum is a thought.    I was leaning towards Jack Daniels . . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7000 on: April 08, 2018, 01:38:55 PM »
Weekend Update . . . . .     part deux . . . . .

Shiny Parts Porn, uhhh, photos . . . . .


Yikes! ! !  7000 postings! ! !   Where does the time go? ? ?     Apparently, I need to spend more time imbibing . . . . .


OK, the Bahrain Gran Prix is over, and it looks like Ferrari ramped up their performance and their brain trust over the winter.    Back to Beerhaven and a reality based existance . . . . . .


Yesterday's episode also included a "jumpstart" on the oil filter adaptor block . . . . .   being "whittled" out of a billet chunk of 6061 Aluminum . . . . .

SHINY . . .









Since this part of the installation is really a tight squeeze, the bolts are getting "buried" . . . . .


Most of the "trick" of being a "trick" machinist, is having the "trick" tooling to utilize, 10mm counterbore with 6.5mm pilot . . . . .


4 off,    6mm x 1 pitch x 35mm length, SHCS  does the trick.


The results . . . . .


Still have to machine the inlet and outlet ports on this puppy.   Thinking -10 AN with 1/2 NPT or perhaps an O-ringed AN internal thread.    Left the block wide enough for both choices.

OK, that's all for this episode from me.    Your friendly, local midget gets to take over from here for now . . . . .

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

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7001 on: April 08, 2018, 02:21:30 PM »
Mark, never tried JD n DP.... I guess I'll try it.... do you usually mix that 4:1... JD:DP  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7002 on: April 08, 2018, 02:33:30 PM »
Mark, never tried JD n DP.... I guess I'll try it.... do you usually mix that 4:1... JD:DP  :cheers:

I'm thinking Jack with a "dash" of the Dr.      Nice and "dry" . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7003 on: April 08, 2018, 02:42:30 PM »
midget,

I'm thinking that in the real alloy adaptor plate, that the gearbox attachment fasteners need to be some type of hardened studs.



Delete the backside chamfering for the flathead screws as well, just threaded 5/16ths UNC straight through.

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« Reply #7004 on: April 08, 2018, 05:38:54 PM »

I'm thinking that in the real alloy adaptor plate, that the gearbox attachment fasteners need to be some type of hardened studs.


I'll pick up 10 - it looks like a pair of extra mounting holes may magically reappear once the plate is finalized.
"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!