|Today 04:27 PM|
A friend of mine "Steve the plumber" built this war time "Indian" and I was enlisted to help him get it fired for the first time..
I squirted some oil in the cylinders for positive ring seal. Dripped some fuel into the jugs and installed the plugs/wires. He jumped on the kickstart a couple of times and "BANG" she fired! Brought the timing back from retard and cracked the throttle...."LOUD" 75 cubes,,Compression and cam.. Ran a bit rich, but sounded great.
You can't beat the sound of an old V-Twin. The phone camera can't come close to the real sound!
|Today 12:09 PM|
The heat wave hasn't hit here yet this year. It has been cold and wet. Ahhhh but we are supposed to get our heat this weekend. Weather Forcasters have said this before but I don't believe em anyway. Over the last 5 or so years I have kept cool enough with a window Air unit. This year I changed up things and bought a Portable 14,000 BTU unit that uses 2-6 inch hoses that exhaust out the window adapter. I tested it out 1 time this year and it worked much better than the static window mount unit.
Maybe it will get the official work out this weekend, We can only hope..
Hey John, We did that furniture move thing last July and had new carpet installed and I actually ran my powerchair battery dead shoving stuff and hauling boxes. When I move from here I am hiring some strong backs to do all the heavy stuff.
|Today 10:13 AM|
Brian's right on the money about the heat around here, it sucks! I do a lot of irrigation here and I don't have dry heat.
|Today 10:02 AM|
Just tell your wives we said it was ok?
|Today 09:50 AM|
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|Today 06:09 AM|
|Today 06:03 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
I thrashed on the '62 for 10 hours yesterday. I'm close and if not for needing to fabricate exhaust today, it would be ready to go to BTTF tomorrow.
The conversion to later model PS was a MAJOR frustration of time and money. I bought a "KIT" last week, yeah right. After 6 more days of trial fitting and then modifying parts, ordering more that were missing and chasing some down locally, I FINALLY got it together Wednesday night.
Anyway, I have to go to registration this morning for my creds and then it's back on it. At this point all it needs is a starter and fluids and it would run, with open manifolds..
|Today 04:57 AM|
|Today 04:06 AM|
Moved furniture out of bedrooms, kitchen, and utility rooms to have carpet and tile grout cleaned. I'm beat.
I know you guys are all really glad to be able to read about that!
I did play with my accelerator pedal for just a little while. I think I will need to lengthen the upper arm and angle it a bit more toward the firewall but it is going to work well. The Chevy cable does fit the end. :
|Today 12:01 AM|
|tech69||the heat is terrible. It's "go skate day" so I thought it would be a good idea to skate for 30 minutes in the shade on lunch break. Came back to work and we were all out of water! I squeezed a half cup out of the water cooler. If not for that I might have passed out. Getting busy at work, Yah!|
|Yesterday 10:35 PM|
The heat is killing me, I didn't get anything done on the truck. I got out to the garage and put a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf but then gave up before touching the truck.
|Yesterday 09:11 AM|
Been Busy This AM
Been busy drawing this morning. Draw it in with pencil then outline the major lines with marker. Next comes the paint.
Hopefully I'll be able to sell some of this stuff before I starve to death. I've got people after me that want me to get back into a truck and I have to tell you it's getting pretty tempting if I could pass the DOT physical, I did flunk the last one but I've lost 40 pounds since then. My wife and family hates the idea since they think it would be the death of me. I've sold a few things but so far it's been an exercise in learning where to go and where not to try to sell.
Friends told me to try the Farmer's Markets but that's not panning out very well. I had better luck at craft shows.
|Yesterday 06:19 AM|
The "What Did You Work On Today" thread
Love to see you still refer to her that way. I firmly believe that you reap what you sow. Call your wife "the old lady" and "the ball and chain" and complain about nagging and such and your heart will believe it. What's on your tongue takes hold of your mind and what's in your mind is transplanted to your heart. Keep saying she's your bride (or my tall blond beautiful wife like i say about mine) and those words will be written on your heart and help create a strong marriage.
And everyone knows I need a strong marriage to get her to let me keep hot rodding! Lol
Happy birthday to your bride!
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