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Old 03-07-2010, 12:33 AM
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Tip: Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:15 AM
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While working with rattle can paint I like to pull the plastic nozzle and run just a small amount of lighter fluid through it and wipe it off. This keeps it clear of clogs and prevents splatter the next time you use the can. Just make sure it has had time to dry or give it a short blast before resuming paint work.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:23 AM
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....or just turn the can upside down and spray until the nozzle is clear. I have been doing that for 20++ years, and never had one clog or spray funny.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:42 AM
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Yah, not a big fan of that, a waste of propellant and it never gets rid of the accumulation on the nozzle.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:03 AM
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This made the read worthwhile...You aren't going to find any magic fuel or "performance" add-on that is going to do anything you can't do for pretty much free with the exception being your time. Coleman fuel? nah...super duper spark plug thingy? nah....NOS or turbos? Are you serious? You aren't really serious, are you? lol
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:14 AM
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My motormount bolts keep shearing off at the block (even grade eight) so I'm making a motormount block that is carved out of wood to straddle the frame elements and support the motor from underneath like a cradle.I'll report back later on how well it works
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:59 PM
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Never heard of that kind of problem before, I would tend to think that a real bad vibration generated by the engine, or your bolts are over torqued, and your running your engine at the vibration zone constantly. If you ignore the vibration and just blast down the road, a lot of problems will occur.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:51 PM
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The cause is potholes. I live in Seattle and many of the streets are crap.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:19 PM
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Grade 8 can be brittle if loaded wrong, have you tried "standard" grade 5?
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:21 AM
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The cause is potholes. I live in Seattle and many of the streets are crap.
Trust me - potholes aren't the problem



Check yer rear sprocket alignment, if it's even a lil bit off-center - it'll "jackhammer" yer mounts and lead to failure in no time.
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