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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7185 on: June 03, 2018, 04:39:03 PM »
The heck of it is that in 1928, MG actually HAD an OHC 4 cylinder engine.

Goldie Gardner ran an OHC 1100 cc MG 6 on the Audubonautobahn* just before the war, and ran over 200 mph!

While the Allies won the war, the Germans, Italians and the Japanese actually developed new engine technology in the 1950's and 1960's, and save the specialty tuners like Cosworth, the Brits somehow thought a 5 port tractor motor was all they needed to conquer the global market.

Stan - not worried about the Modern Engine thing, but I WOULD like to see vintage European engines brought into play against flatheads, early OHV and old inlines.

ECTA won't have anything to do with me until I put brakes back on the front of the Midget . . . :|

* Intercepted by the comma cop - please see next post . . .  :roll:  
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 08:35:52 PM by Milwaukee Midget »
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7186 on: June 03, 2018, 06:12:33 PM »
MM said:  "... on the Audubon ..."

Unh, Chris, you birdbrain.  I think maybe you meant "autobahn", like the Krafftwerk song.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7187 on: June 03, 2018, 06:27:31 PM »
Slim.... I thing Chris meant the guy was running over birds at 200 MPH!
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7188 on: June 03, 2018, 07:40:24 PM »
..............you guys are not helping my hernia repair :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7189 on: June 03, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
Otto Korex strikes again.  :|

He's German as well . . .  :cheers:
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« Reply #7190 on: June 05, 2018, 08:41:36 PM »
Well, I've been inflicted with some down-time. 

Dropped the car off in Watertown this afternoon, and Aaron, my header guy, is still waiting for the collector pieces to arrive.  He was hoping to have that part completed, but if it doesn't arrive, it doesn't arrive. 

He's racing this weekend, so it's likely going to be next week before the Midget is back in Beerhaven.

That's okay - I've got plenty to study regarding the EFI system, plus a few more parts to bring in.

I'm FURIOUS with Speedway in Lincoln.  Ordered up a length of fuel rail, only to be told - and note this - late last Friday - AFTER the "Customer Assistant" had left for the weekend - that the supplier has pushed delivery back to mid June.  I ordered it mid May.

It's a common, aftermarket aluminum extrusion, and they couldn't even source a piece through somebody else?

Screw 'em - I've bought my last component from those muttonheads.

Ordered the piece through Summit on Monday, and the UPS tracking tells me it will be here tomorrow.

Near as I can tell, about all I'm missing is a fuel pressure regulator and the TPS.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7191 on: June 06, 2018, 01:52:44 PM »
TPS, digital dash and regulator ordered - off to drop off the driveshaft.

Mmmmmm . . . parts . . . .
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7192 on: June 07, 2018, 06:44:12 AM »
Are you using the GM TPS that we looked at?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7193 on: June 07, 2018, 06:46:11 AM »
Have you joined that "powered by Rover K" FaceBook site?

It's a "private" (like there is such a thing such as privacy on F/B  :roll:) group.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7194 on: June 07, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »

Well, I've been inflicted with some down-time. 

I'm FURIOUS with Speedway in Lincoln.  Ordered up a length of fuel rail, only to be told - and note this - late last Friday - AFTER the "Customer Assistant" had left for the weekend - that the supplier has pushed delivery back to mid June.  I ordered it mid May.


If you have more stuff to be ordered, get me a list and I'll get it ordered through Motor State Distributing.     T&T has an account and Motor State has the best prices of all of the online retailers.    Plus, if it is in stock, delivery in 48 hours or less to Gurnee, IL.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7195 on: June 07, 2018, 08:39:14 AM »

If you have more stuff to be ordered, get me a list and I'll get it ordered through Motor State Distributing.     T&T has an account and Motor State has the best prices of all of the online retailers.    Plus, if it is in stock, delivery in 48 hours or less to Gurnee, IL.

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'bout all we're missing at this point is a raftload of hoses and time.  I want to go through this with you on site when the car gets back.  McBob's misses you - the corned beef is starting to stack up . . .
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It's a "private" (like there is such a thing such as privacy on F/B  :roll:) group.

As my page is simply a "page" and is not connected to a personal account, I can't access groups.
Are you using the GM TPS that we looked at?

Nope.  Tried sizing one up at NAPA on Monday - won't work.  Ordered something that should, along with the proper pigtail, and it should be here Friday or Monday.  It will require a quick little machining operation. 
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7196 on: June 07, 2018, 10:01:05 AM »

It will require a quick little machining operation. 


Quick, little machining operation [note missing comma - when seconds count the cops are only minutes away] is called a double-negative oxymoron!  :x :-o :-D
I know, 'cause the one I did yesterday took 3-1/2 hours!  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7197 on: June 07, 2018, 10:31:37 AM »

It will require a quick little machining operation. 


Quick, little machining operation [note missing comma - when seconds count the cops are only minutes away] is called a double-negative oxymoron!  :x :-o :-D
I know, 'cause the one I did yesterday took 3-1/2 hours!  :cheers:

Yeah - I've become commatose lately . . .

Woody, I think I get where you're headed.

How tall does one have to be in order to be a "Large Animal Veterinarian"?

How did a large animal make it though veterinary school?

If a large veterinarian doesn't work with animals, then why don't they call him something else?

Only the comma knows . . .
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7198 on: June 07, 2018, 10:32:21 AM »

It will require a quick little machining operation. 


Quick, little machining operation [note missing comma - when seconds count the cops are only minutes away] is called a double-negative oxymoron!  :x :-o :-D
I know, 'cause the one I did yesterday took 3-1/2 hours!  :cheers:


Yep!   That's the way it works.    And to substantiate your point, the average time that the "small, quick projects consume on this project has been 3 to 4 hours, EACH.

And there are a few more of these quick, little projects, still left to accomplish . . . . . . .

Racers are the most "optimisty" primates on the planet . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7199 on: June 07, 2018, 10:34:52 AM »
Drill and tap for 2 screws on the side of the #1 TB.

I'll do it.
"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!