|Today 07:25 PM|
Just a year older. My son will be 17 when I'm 62, ha.
|Today 07:22 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Researching motorcycles.....my son thinks he would like a small sport bike for the summers. He initially asked about an used Ninja. They make a 250 but it is carbureted and would need non-oxy fuel. I checked on Honda and they came out with an injected 250 in '12. I found a new one on clearance at a dealer but my son didn't care for the paint scheme. I then checked on new Kawasaki's and they have a 300 now that is injected AND has ABS brakes. Having a front brake that can't lock up on an inexperienced rider is a big plus. We are going to look at one tomorrow morning and have him at least sit on it and see if he really likes leaning forward... So much for a cheap $2500-2800 used bike...
Pugsy....I see you are an old dad, like me. My son will turn 18 in 2 weeks and I'll be 62 in 2 months...
|Today 05:45 PM|
|Today 05:18 PM|
My daughter came out to the garage so I made a video.
|Today 04:34 PM|
[QUOTE=Hwyhogg;2193249]Was taking my rear leaf springs off and grinding rivets to replace hangers. I did not intend to take the rear shackles off at all. After I got the front hanger off, the rear seemed to have WAY to much slop. After removing tons of grease and crud, I could access the locking pins. When I finally got the near 60 yr old shackle off, I realized how lucky I got. Thankfully, I didnt have a complete failure. Lesson learned ? DO NOT take lazy shortcuts. Check underneath those nasty globs to actually SEE how good those original parts are. I only intended to replace the front to lower a couple of inches. I assumed the shackles/bushing would last another 58 yrs. ...rookie mistake....learn from it please. See how the bushing wore through and the end was nearly split completely.
Here is a couple of pics of what I found on stuff I had no need to remove. I removed it just to look. No stone left unturned. Take it all apart
|Today 10:55 AM|
That intake is slap dab beautiful
|Today 10:12 AM|
Got the new short block for the Austin yesterday! First time I've had an engine assembled for a car, as I've always had them machined and then did the assembly myself. They did a beautiful job and it's all balanced, blueprinted, cam degreed in, oil passages reworked, and all new ARP bolts. Just need to put in the oil pump, heads, and externals, and it's ready to go. Pretty painless. It's a 10:1 355 with my heads on it.
Also finished the polishing on the intake after another 4 hrs. Had to block it out again, as the flat areas had a lot of irregular grinding that showed after 1st polishing. It's still not perfect, but good enough for my hotrod. The small irregularities left will be under the carb bowls, so not an issue. Didn't want a "show quality" shine, as it would look out of place on the old Austin's theme.
|Today 09:12 AM|
|Today 08:50 AM|
|tech69||even the cross braces are a work of art.|
|Today 07:46 AM|
|Today 06:26 AM|
|Today 04:17 AM|
You planned way too short.
You're actually still ahead of schedule.
|Today 12:00 AM|
I started with a 6 mo plan ,I have ben working on it now for19 months and I am still not finished
|Yesterday 10:11 PM|
|Yesterday 08:52 PM|
Oh my goodness!
I never thought about what I am going look at when John and Pugs are done their cars.
I finished up my e brake rod. I have been dying to step on that thing for 11 months. And I started my fuel line. Have to flush the tank and stick a gas filter in yet. I just hope I don't have to many bugs to work through. It was a big project on the mechanical with no test drives at each step. The good news is nothing is dripping oil.
One rad and some pedals to go!
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