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Offline Milwaukee Midget

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7455 on: October 08, 2018, 03:28:38 PM »
Mead . . .  :roll:

A lot quicker than ale . . .  :cheers:
"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 #7456 on: October 08, 2018, 05:09:47 PM »
The unit Holley sources is a Cherry item.

I went through a ridiculous dance with Holley trying to get dimensions for their unit.  All I needed were the physical dimensions - just like ANY OTHER AFTERMARKET CUSTOMIZABLE PIECE OF HARDWARE FROM ANY DAMNED SUPPLIER.

My question was:

"I'm looking for a dimensional print for the 554-117 hall effect sensor. Please e-mail me a pdf. Thanks."

The response was:

"Thanks for contacting Holley Technical Support.
No, unfortunately I cannot send you any internal engineering drawings as they are proprietary.
If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to reply by email or if you need immediate help call our Tech Line at 1-866-464-6553."

So I called 'em up again, and said, "Look, I'm not building a damned small block Chevy, this is a custom application, and I have no idea whether or not I can physically make this piece work without a print."

So he hims and haws around and says, "Do you know who makes this part?"

I said, "I just viewed a print of a similar unit made by Honeywell."

"Well, Cherry supplies us with these, so if you want to dig around on their site, perhaps you'll see something that looks familiar".

And I did.

And I found it, along with a print.

And then I found a supplier other than Holley - at about 30% of what Holley wanted to charge.

Here's the deal - I'll pay for good service - but I'll take the deep discount for disservice.

Holley just left $70.00 on the table.

Chris that reminds me of trying to buy a non related product. Got the same sort of treatment/response.
Needless to say I threatened to go to this "supplier" and give him a lesson. The missus hid the car keys
and I still can't find them. :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7457 on: October 08, 2018, 06:51:38 PM »
Chris;

Was that "mead" or "Merd"?  :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7458 on: October 08, 2018, 06:56:13 PM »
Is it an Autumnal Mead?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7459 on: October 08, 2018, 08:34:40 PM »
Actually, I'll skip the mead - I'm looking at a 10 year old bottle of Templeton Rye that needs a rocks glass . . . and no rocks. 
"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 #7460 on: October 11, 2018, 09:19:26 PM »
FINALLY! 

Nobody was more surprised than I was, but I hit the starter, and I swear to God, the 1k K is running!

It's too late to bother the neighbors any more, and it isn't idling for jack Subaru, but it sure doesn't sound like I expected it to.  I was expecting it to sound like a Honda CB900 or something, but man, it sounds almost like an Iron Duke - Much deeper and throatier than one would expect from a 1 liter.

I'm well past the apex for 2018, but I did make the corner, I'm a lap down, and I didn't hit the hay bales, so I guess I'm still racing!

 :cheers:

 
"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 #7461 on: October 11, 2018, 09:35:40 PM »
Hey! Congratulations Chris  :cheers:, I've been coming back to this thread over and over..... Now some results!

In hindsight, your trip to WF could have been very frustrating, imagine putting down a qualifier then being rained off....

Tough for all those that showed such promise on initial runs.

Could you annoy the neighbours just enough for a short video?  :-D :-P :evil

Well done!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7462 on: October 11, 2018, 09:44:09 PM »
Dig it.  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7463 on: October 11, 2018, 09:48:42 PM »

Could you annoy the neighbours just enough for a short video?  :-D :-P :evil

Well done!


Thanks, Graham.

You know, my neighbors have put up with a lot from me - between getting the Grenade running, years of WAY too loud band rehearsals in the basement, an unkept lawn.  It's getting colder now here in Wisconsin, so the neighbor's windows aren't open, but I'll push off the initial dial in until Saturday. 

And I STILL won't mow my lawn . . .

I have to tell you, though - there's NOTHING that gives one a bigger sense of accomplishment than those first whiffs of burnt racing fuel from a new engine, lingering in the garage, permeating one's shop jacket.

Time to set up some real parameters in the computer.

Mark and I are getting close.
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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 #7464 on: October 11, 2018, 10:17:12 PM »
Chris, you made me smile.

Thanks, Don

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7465 on: October 11, 2018, 11:24:04 PM »
 :-D :cheers:
I remember that feeling MM, well done !
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7466 on: October 12, 2018, 01:19:41 AM »
Excellent work Stretch. :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7467 on: October 12, 2018, 04:51:37 AM »
     It all just got a lot funner  :-D!   :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7468 on: October 12, 2018, 06:35:28 AM »
Have had my share of comments from folks I don't know from a mile away saying "Oh, the guy with the race motor" or words to that effect. Number of years ago was visiting a drag racer in Long Island (Jim Harvey, runs a website dedicated to tuning mechanical injection and such on big motors) who lives in a fairly tight knit neighborhood. Told me about starting a new build at some o dark thirty time and getting a "Sounds good" shouted from some distant neighbor.

Really happy has finally come together. Now for some tuning and if you hurry you can make the recently announced ECTA meet at Blythesville in early November.  :evil: :roll: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Congrats!
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7469 on: October 12, 2018, 07:55:05 AM »
Hurrah!   :cheers: :cheers:

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