79cc Sportsman Flyer build

Tom from Rubicon

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Thank-you Steve, but as I understand it remission is most often a temporary reprieve.
I am not certain I could witness Mona suffering again. And there would be no end to it.
Mona's mother Ramona died when Mona was 11 yrs. A lot of her spirit has not gone past that point. She is 74 years and if I chide her, she speaks in the voice of a twelve year old. She cannot hate, she forgives all transgressions, loves everyone.
How I deserved her is beyond my reckoning.
Tom
 

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Thank-you Steve, but as I understand it remission is most often a temporary reprieve.
I am not certain I could witness Mona suffering again. And there would be no end to it.
Mona's mother Ramona died when Mona was 11 yrs. A lot of her spirit has not gone past that point. She is 74 years and if I chide her, she speaks in the voice of a twelve year old. She cannot hate, she forgives all transgressions, loves everyone.
How I deserved her is beyond my reckoning.
Tom
Hang in there Tom, enjoy what time life gives you both. most of all be strong for her and I know you are. This is all recent news to me as I just joined, my thoughts are with you and Mona.
 

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Briefly in the shop. Removed the intake manifold, screws were not tight, yet engine was running flawlessly.
(Mental note) Monitor mounting flange bolts more often.
Removed the exhaust clamp and SS flex exhaust pipe from exhaust manifold stub.
Removed exhaust manifold, the components were fab'd by Member FFV8.
Lastly, removed the Bully clutch.
Only thing to do now is free the existing engine from the Sportsman Flyer engine mount system.
On Tony's advise I stopped a NAPA to get a quart of High Zinc oil. Back label reads like it could/should be the only lubricant one would ever want to use. My only thought is Synthetic is lower ash. Oil prices being about the same.
Tom
 

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Hot Rod 79cc engine went in Monday. Top engine support was not lining up with the rocker arm cover at all.
To be continued.
Postponing Taco Tuesday to align with Cinco de Mayo. Tonight is homemade marinara with calamari slow simmered in the sauce. Mona made open face garlic bread topped with Mozzarella. EVO to the rescue.
Bon Appetito
 

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Hot Rod 79cc engine went in Monday. Top engine support was not lining up with the rocker arm cover at all.
To be continued.
Postponing Taco Tuesday to align with Cinco de Mayo. Tonight is homemade marinara with calamari slow simmered in the sauce. Mona made open face garlic bread topped with Mozzarella. EVO to the rescue.
Bon Appetito
Sounds great !!!

best of luck with your alignment problem
 

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While in the shop today, I cranked up the ten buck Walmart crockpot. Primary #35 and drive #41 chains got a soak in chain wax. Come out on Wednesday.
Intake and exhaust manifolds are set and torqued. Engine mounting bolt tension determines chain line.
Intake and exhaust are all mounted and set. The exhaust was torqued 22 foot lbs.
 

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#35 and #41 chains came out of the wax bath hot as a pistol.
Got to take off the blower housing which I should have not mounted until the engine was on it's mount.
Brain fort. Forgot to plug in the keyed switch terminal.
When I set up the Flyer the rotary on-off switch had to go.
Earlier in this thread I posted a photo, not a good one of the stem mounted micro keyed switch with rabbit foot fob.
Devil is always in the details. Thursday is supposed to be rainy. You know where I will be. In da shop.
Taco's for Cinco de Mayo tonight.
Tom
 

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Grandchildren are sweet. Bless my 29 year old daughter for not making her 58 yr old dad a grandpa yet lol.

seriously, a time to spoil your grandchildren and let the parents deal with your bad actions, LOL

BTW Tom, I got the fender braces in the day. They are heavy duty, nice. I will get some links out to you next week.

and damn, you’re serious about your packaging!
 

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The one on the right may one day be President. Both parents very politically active, she is bilingual. Hope I get to see her teen years. There is a cost to educating well a child, their arguments will be irrefutable. I never had kids. This is fun.
Tom
 

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After taking Mona to shop for Mothers Day flowers,
Got in the shop to amend the Magneto alignment and attach the on-off keyed switch connecters that I brain farted on forgetting an important detail.
Meant taking off the blower housing and having 1/4" ARC spacers all over the floor.
Thank Dog, I had the presence of mind to sweep the floor prior. Poor house keeper I am.

Remember, I DID NOT lap the flywheel taper to a more perfect union to the crankshaft taper, They matched well.
Consequently the flywheel did not draw in as far as ARC had calculated the flywheel should.

The magneto pick inductor coil was not centered on the magnetic field. Sort of center field by 1/8”. Spark would most likely would have been fine. Getting .500 OD aluminum Friday and make two 3/8” high stand offs to center the Mag pickup. Details!
Tom