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Old 04-04-2012, 12:36 AM
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Made a monumental run across to the opposite end of town to check on fertilizer prices for my sprouts, and look for more seed.
Slow going... 19mph cruise speed thru the radar sign on the Old Kings Highway.
Crazy traffic!
People must have decided the recession was over cuz they were out in the stores buyin' all kinds of stuff!
And gutter-ridin' ME was an impediment to traffic.
Got honked at three different times. and NOT happy, glad to see you honks.
I better stay off the main street when it's super busy.
Auto parts house is going to get in a roll of Helix fuel line so I can cut off a piece, and the mower shop wants $20 for a 10ft length of #41 chain... Tyco brand... I'll do it if I can get 2 from it. Gotta measure my chain run. a 20 is hard for me to come by, these days...
Very nice WX here today in Kalifornia.
I hear them folks in DFW are getting hammered. Hope they come out ok.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:15 AM
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Howdy from Dallas. There were tornadoes in Dallas, sure, but I got by ok, nothing happening really on the outskirts and burbs but a LOOOOT of rain! A couple mini tornadoes came out to the towns east of Dallas, but apparently didn't do much damage except to a Sonic restaurant.

I wonder if I will ever get to go mtn biking this year. Glad for the rain though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BbSyGm6zWU Tornado throws 18 wheelers in Dallas yesterday (no joke)

Edit: looks like 100 houses got crushed 1hr east of Dallas
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:48 PM
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Changed headbolts, head gasket, spark plug to NGK iridium, all courtesy of Sick Bike Parts.

Spark strength has definately improved, but it still seems weaker than it had been. I also had to adjust my idle screw most of the way in so she would idle, also leading me to believe the spark is still weaker than a week or two ago.

Started putting on my shift kit, but didn't get far cause I had to go to work. Once its on and adjusted, the x chamber goes on and gets tuned
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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I spray painted my air filter cloth and hose clamp red. It looks better than the pink fleshy tone the ace wrap comes in. It doesn't seem to impede air flow any. The circle is the size of a soup can bottom. You can see daylight through the cloth, but it keeps dirt and bugs out.

It still worked fine, looks much better.

I rode to town to get some burritos. Someone pulled out in front of me from a stop sign, then had to speed up. ;-)
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:29 PM
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The paint didn't clot the filter cloth at all? (btw, what'd you use for filter cloth?)

Spaz, you'll kick yourself for not getting it done sooner, once you get it going...
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, probably lol. I might still need to get a new mag and CDI to really get her primed though.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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It is Walmart ace-bandage (4"). I cut it into squares. I spray painted one with Walmart spray paint (very light sprays). No, it didn't clot it. I've been using ace wrap for more than a month, works great.


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The paint didn't clot the filter cloth at all? (btw, what'd you use for filter cloth?)

Spaz, you'll kick yourself for not getting it done sooner, once you get it going...
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:00 PM
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So far, so good: I've brazed the acorn nuts to the inside surface of the top of the tank. I've also brazed the brass filler neck into place. I've been forming the metal as I go. I've drilled the bottom for the fuel-line fitting, it'll be brazed in next.

Then I just close the front to the top, braze on the sides, and start leak testing. I can't wait! It's so cool that I can make tanks now! Learning to braze/"weld" with Alumaweld has me feeling a lot more confident about pursuing real welding. And if I learn true welding, heck, I could make about anything. Feeling very pumped tonight.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 AM
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My new Roadmaster/Cleveland steel frame arrived, so I trial-fitted a 6 hp Robin engine to it.

Robin fits well without the aftermarket motor mount, should be okay with it on.

I'm following Glennbo's 212/Roadmaster build. I ordered the same antenna mounts for the jackshaft, also 8t/9t/10t/12t sprockets. Rear sprocket will be 54t.

Unsure if I'll run 7.2:1 gears only, or Torq-Verter w/8.1 sprockets.

Also removed the engine governor and disconnected the low-oil sensor.

Awaiting more parts.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:24 AM
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Sounds cool 5-7.

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