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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5070 on: May 11, 2016, 06:25:45 PM »
Grumm, what flywheel and clutch are you planning on using?

depends who you talk to
I would like to use a multi plate clutch but I'll see how our budget looks
the only consideration for the flywheel at this stage is that it's steel
I will have to have a further look thru the reciepts and see if it indicates anything
so I don't know if its 153 or 168 yet or if it's internal or external balance
Also I need to check the pattern on the crank and see if it's got one offset bolt
In the middle of which, I am renovating my house. I'm not much of a house renovating type guy
What I need is Goggles and Hotnuts here. I'll supply the beer
Those guys are always doing stuff with timber
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Happy to help although some of my solutions can be a little "agricultural"............

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5071 on: May 11, 2016, 09:35:32 PM »
Holy $hit Goggs, what year is it down there? :-D
Grumm, can you go back to the sauce of the engine to get the info you need?
Considering the load or lack of it, you might not want to complicate things with a multi disc. 
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5072 on: May 12, 2016, 04:56:10 PM »
You may see I have a set of ancient floor dogs behind that arrangement there, up against the wall there aren't many ways of cramping the boards, that method there works pretty well......... back to our usual programming......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5073 on: May 12, 2016, 09:13:25 PM »
Love you are all back and working with that extraordinary engine.  Looking forward to the build and run.

Now about the carpentry... Using snow as insulation is not a good idea no matter how hot it gets. And using the floor to move the wall is inefficient no matter how many levers you daisy chain together. Let me know if you need help, I have a BFH here somewhere.

Geo

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5074 on: May 12, 2016, 11:16:54 PM »

Happy to help although some of my solutions can be a little "agricultural"............



Okay, I've built a Soapbox Derby car, managed and maintained an apartment building, bought, remodeled and flipped a house during the worst downward spiral of the US housing market since the Great Depression, have been involved in countless home repair schemes - for pity's sake, I work on MGs - but I am absolutely flummoxed as to what on earth you are trying to accomplish with this Rube Goldgerg arrangement of implements. 
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We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5075 on: May 12, 2016, 11:22:23 PM »
Wait - I just figured it out.

You're doing it wrong.
"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: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5076 on: May 13, 2016, 03:54:23 AM »
you people have no idea. :roll:

I am laying reclaimed floorboards

A short end, close to the wall can't be cramped up, thus it'll leave an uneven gap ......what you're looking at there is a small piece of board used as a spacer, another piece behind the mattock (against the wall) the bottle jack is pumped up just enough to cramp those last two boards up, getting an even result.....


doesn't matter...............
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5077 on: May 13, 2016, 07:00:10 AM »
doesn't matter...............

Apparently not as you do not have the chain hooked up.  Oh well, you have almost made it out the door. Wait, have you only begun  :-o  :?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5078 on: May 13, 2016, 07:00:41 AM »
Goggs, I knew what you were doing.   :wink:

I should be home in a couple of weeks and will send a picture of a scatter shield if you are still in the hunt.

  Don

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5079 on: May 13, 2016, 05:18:12 PM »
Don, the voice of reason.

Put it in that Corvette and ship the whole thing over here, that's your retirement taken care of.

Now, the rest of you...

Next you people will people will be telling me to secret nail. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5080 on: May 13, 2016, 06:56:45 PM »
Don, the voice of reason.

Put it in that Corvette and ship the whole thing over here, that's your retirement taken care of.

Yeah, but then what will you use to fill in the void between the block and tranny in the SOS?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5081 on: May 13, 2016, 08:46:38 PM »
Don, the voice of reason.

Put it in that Corvette and ship the whole thing over here, that's your retirement taken care of.

Yeah, but then what will you use to fill in the void between the block and tranny in the SOS?

I meant in the trunk.

Holy $hit Goggs, what year is it down there? :-D
Grumm, can you go back to the sauce of the engine to get the info you need?
Considering the load or lack of it, you might not want to complicate things with a multi disc. 
  Sid.

Speaking of agricultural. I tired of borrowing the FIL's mulcher ( almost as fast as he did) and I'd seen one at a rust shop beside the highway, not any old one but the exact same model he had which is actually a good design, as opposed to most of them that make noise, smoke, propel items at dangerous speed and then jam, in that order. It was cheap, upon closer examination it had no compression, a suspected stuck valve,

"OK, $130"

So I bought it..... how hard could it be.

Milwaukee's finest, cutting edge flat head incorporating a plastic toothed governor..........I took the head off, turned it over, the valves seemed to work fine but I could help but notice the significant dwell-time of the piston.

I can't impress upon you any more forcefully my lack of interest in dismantling small engines, my favorite way of changing the plug in the mower is going to the shop and buying a new mower. I have about a million things I have to do, why I started doing this? I don't know....... :|

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5082 on: May 14, 2016, 10:22:35 AM »
The last time I saw something like that was when my brother and his friend filled the mower with methanol and a race plug to get a laugh.
The gardener bolted and we never saw him again. :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5083 on: May 14, 2016, 11:33:20 AM »
Goggs said:   "...the significant dwell-time of the piston."

How elegantly stated.  Did you, in a previous incarnation, perhaps write ad copy? :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5084 on: May 14, 2016, 02:34:04 PM »

Milwaukee's finest, cutting edge flat head incorporating a plastic toothed governor..........I took the head off, turned it over, the valves seemed to work fine but I could help but notice the significant dwell-time of the piston.



Rod to stroke ratio of 1:∞.
"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!