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by gearhead1951
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Double shot of Cafe
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Double shot of Cafe

You do know that cutting down the spring makes it stiffer ?
by gearhead1951
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: The Witch is finally grounded.....
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Well... You could add a hack to your existing bike ( powered hack wheel , hack wheel or entire hack tilt with the bike ect...) Or build a new bike with those improvements !

Use a fwd car trans behind a big jap engine (automatic would be best choice ) !

:auto-dirtbike: :popcorn:
by gearhead1951
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Trike Building
Topic: Front engined VW
Replies: 128
Views: 6350

Re: Front engined VW

Yeah , I would like to see more of that part of your build !
I can understand the eletromic stuff a bit but my expertise is all mechanical (being color blind don't help )
by gearhead1951
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: The Witch is finally grounded.....
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

I do hope manage to " get back on yer broom " I wish you the best ! Please don't stop posting !
by gearhead1951
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little

another way would be to make your axle and rockers perform as a solid unit ! Make flats on opposite sides of the axle and holes to match in the rockers (like the "double D " join in automobile steering shafts) ! With the rocker surface a little "proud" of the ends of the flats on the shaft the axle ...
by gearhead1951
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Machine Shop
Topic: Don't know if this is of interest to others, concrete lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: Don't know if this is of interest to others, concrete lathe

The secret of getting a useable lathe or mill with that process is that you have to make all the stationary metal parts first and jig them accurately in place before you add the concrete ! It works great if you start with the "Gingery" lathe/mill plans and modify the plans for the use of the concret...
by gearhead1951
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Tools and Equipment
Topic: free lathe and milling machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: free lathe and milling machine

Well , the post is 5 years old ! ;)
by gearhead1951
Sat May 27, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild
Replies: 292
Views: 8743

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

2 part epoxy , super glue , and I think Permatex makes a sealant that does not react to alcohol !
by gearhead1951
Sun May 07, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild
Replies: 292
Views: 8743

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Shellac will stand up to pure gasoline but alcohol eats it !!
by gearhead1951
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Tools & Their Uses
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Tools & Their Uses

No other tool can be effective if you haven't learned to use the one between your ears first !!
by gearhead1951
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: The Witch is back.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: The Witch is back.......

Personally , I look forward to the day that I can have them jack up my skull and run a fresh body under it ! I done wore this one out !!
by gearhead1951
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild
Replies: 292
Views: 8743

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

You can also spray the heat wrap with that BBQ paint after you install it ! Makes it black and shiny !!
by gearhead1951
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: The Witch is back.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: The Witch is back.......

The only problem with "keep your friends close and your enemys closer " is that you can lose track of which is which !!
by gearhead1951
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Dusty's Bonneville Scout Build
Replies: 54
Views: 3285

Re: Dusty's Bonneville Scout Build

You must be referring to the "71" series ! The engines I worked on were 248 to 268 cid per cylinder ! And you are absolutely right , I caught a "trucker" taking his air cleaner off and flipping the filter before reinstalling it thinking that he was being "thrifty" by getting more miles on one filter...

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