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Offline fordboy628

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7230 on: June 16, 2018, 11:28:30 AM »
Chris,


Wow!


1.5 million views +


Wow!


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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7231 on: June 17, 2018, 11:34:05 AM »
And today is the 10 year anniversary of this thread. You're right at 2 posts a day for 10 years.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7232 on: June 20, 2018, 10:27:33 PM »
Relief?  Well, for the throttle bodies, perhaps -

IMG_20180620_221004284 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

This is what I had before - the rear TB catching on the footwell -
DSCN1213 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

The insert is an outside corner of an old Rauland school PA rack, which had a nice curve on it.  I'll tack it in tomorrow, and see how it looks.
"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 #7233 on: June 21, 2018, 09:39:33 AM »
Chris, that gave me an idea for a new 'green' slogan so you can apply for federal disaster aid, "Racers Recycle Faster!"  :-o :-D
And the car is green!!  :cheers: Hell, your whole project is recycling nirvana! :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7234 on: June 21, 2018, 09:52:46 AM »
Chris, that gave me an idea for a new 'green' slogan so you can apply for federal disaster aid, "Racers Recycle Faster!"  :-o :-D
And the car is green!!  :cheers: Hell, your whole project is recycling nirvana! :cheers:

It's kinda crazy, the number of recycled pro-audio pieces I've been able to integrate into this build.  In the past, I've used a microphone jack for the crank trigger (a shielded 3 pin connector - better shielding than the usual auto-spec pieces it replaced), and a 4-pin XLR jack and plug for the tachometer - which hangs where the rear-view mirror was and plugs straight into the dash.

A good friend of mine, Mike Hoffmann - produced the Verve Pipe, worked with the Violent Femmes, opened for the Go Go's and The Clash - probably one of the most accomplished musicians I personally know - put it this way . . .

"It's not the knobs . . . it's the knobs BEHIND the knobs".

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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 #7235 on: June 21, 2018, 10:18:04 PM »
The shortened driveshaft got picked up today, and I started a bit of welding on the relief insert.  Not going well, so I walked away from it for a bit of a break.  Tough to get at it, what with my frame between the frame rails, and very peculiar angles to come at it. 

There will be a bit of grinding to smooth it out, and a few additional stitches, but while I doubt I'll ever develop this skill to the point of "professional" level, I'm confident I can get this to the point of "acceptable".

Gaskets are now south of the "Cheddar Curtain".  I'm FINALLY off work next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - three days of PTO that were SUPPOSED to have been distributed out over the last month.  Three days of uninterrupted focus on my part is much needed.

Really can't back out now - we're listed in the pre-entry.

333 entries, 6 in GT, one in BGT - 2% of the participants - and the SCTA is looking to further subdivide the category?  :|

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,17213.msg314343.html#msg314343 
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
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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 #7236 on: June 23, 2018, 11:26:22 PM »
It's taken a while to get product placement set up, but this is likely going to be the plan-O-gram.

DSCN5675 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Thanks to Rex for the Accusump - It's going to be a fairly long run to the driver's side and front.  But given that we've radically changed the oil pan, despite it still holding the same quantity due to the elimination of the engine lay-over, having a couple of extra quarts as back-up is reassuring.

The relief shelf is done, the main electrical output has been re-routed, the main fuse panel will be inside, and I'll be remoting individual fuses and relays for the fan, fuel pump, Accusump and water pump, minimizing high current draws through the Amphenol connectors and simplifying service. 
"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 #7237 on: June 24, 2018, 10:55:47 AM »
I just received an e-mail from the president of the MG club I belong to.

There is an event in Delavan, Wisconsin this week - the GOF, or "The Gathering of the Faithful".  It's at the Lake Lawn Resort - a nice place for a vintage car show, and they have well manicured lawns.


"An edict has come down from Lake Lawn. MG3 members registered for 2018 GOF Central in Delavan need to know that Lake Lawn Resort requires those showing their cars need to PROVIDE and place a sheet of cardboard under their vehicle during the Friday car show, in order to protect the grass.  Our reputation precedes us."   :roll:

"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 #7238 on: June 24, 2018, 02:34:36 PM »
That's an excess of character escaping, you know; people should be happy to receive it. It's a gift that we make, happily.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7239 on: June 25, 2018, 08:48:26 AM »
"An edict has come down from Lake Lawn. MG3 members registered for 2018 GOF Central in Delavan need to know that Lake Lawn Resort requires those showing their cars need to PROVIDE and place a sheet of cardboard under their vehicle during the Friday car show, in order to protect the grass.  Our reputation precedes us."   :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7240 on: June 25, 2018, 07:58:24 PM »
All those pictures, and the only answers I could come up with were Triumph, MG and Harley-Davidson . . .  :roll:
"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 #7241 on: June 28, 2018, 05:04:24 PM »
I'd be remiss, if not grossly negligent, if I were to let today pass without acknowledging the birthday of my good friend, Fordboy.

Mark, you have been instrumental in the success of this project.  You have brought a clear, strong and necessary degree of mental discipline to the Milwaukee Midget, and I will be forever grateful.

Thank you!

Before the leaves change color, I want to introduce you to the Yellow River in Northeastern Iowa.  The trout are like whales, the access is easy, and until now, it's the best-kept secret fishing stream in the Midwest.  :cheers:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7242 on: June 28, 2018, 11:40:08 PM »
Were you trying to slide a birthday by us Mark? 
Happy Birthday  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7243 on: June 29, 2018, 12:24:13 AM »
I'm only an hour or so tardy.  Many Happy Returns of the Day, Mark.  Thanks for the fun and learning. :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7244 on: June 29, 2018, 07:38:05 AM »
Mark, your age is not displayed so I am guessing that, with this birthday, you are officially in geezerdom?

John