What can I say

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Racin'Jacin
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What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:32 pm

I was forced into it
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Still lots more to do.

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Re: What can I say

Postby Basement Paul » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:43 pm

It was only a matter of time... Hold on to your butts!

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Re: What can I say

Postby MostMint » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Another blown opportunity
[quote="Basement Paul"]Is that a mint rocketship on the hood?? :shock:
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Re: What can I say

Postby Fred32v » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:08 pm

Waiting for the 1st start video.
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Re: What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:04 pm

You and me both Fred32V!!!!!

I went to get some blower studs and near shit myself !! 60-70 bucks for a few studs. No 'fraid not!!!!

Have lathe, am cheap, willing to make chips!

There! That's much better, no fancy anodizing, who needs THAT!!! Ha ha ha
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Re: What can I say

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:10 am

I would call you a mad scientist, but really you're a mad engineer!

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Re: What can I say

Postby wxo » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 am

Just curious...what did your studs cost you in material?

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Re: What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:54 am

About 2 or 3 bucks.

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Re: What can I say

Postby TireSmoker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm

That's quite... studly.

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Re: What can I say

Postby Basement Paul » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 pm

Well done.

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Re: What can I say

Postby GMJohnny » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:37 am

I always enjoy reading Jacin's posts. He's the only guy I know who can put
a used tricycle he found in the neighbor's trash in his lathe and turn it into
a crankshaft!

GM

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Re: What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 pm

GM Johnny - Not sure about that, but I'll give it a try!! :-) Did I ever tell about the time I made a key from a piece of round bar stock? Took the lock to several "Locksmith's" no one could help. They should really change their names to Key Copiers - because none in the area could help me - so I did what I had to....in the end I have a key that worked! :-)


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Re: What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:13 pm

So in continuing with Project Under Pressure and embracing my Cheap Bastage roots I found myself needing to salvage this blower hub. Not sure exactly where I got it - it appeared gently used, but further inspection revealed several issues. First it had an oversized pilot which was easily remedied, Next I noticed that the face that mated against the crank gear was running out .015 or .020 thou - what the hell? So I trued that up. Next it had been drilled for helicoils - I know those are strong - I just didn't want those so I opted to redrill the hole pattern. It's start in' to look useable again!
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Re: What can I say

Postby Fred32v » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:14 pm

OK, I never took Shop in High School (Cathedral Latin),
but this looks to me like a Seniors Shop Class assignment.
Pretty damn cool.
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Re: What can I say

Postby Racin'Jacin » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Fred32v, I never took shop in high school either. I did take shop in Jr. High - Mr Gordos for Woodshop and Mr. Barry for metal shop .Willowick Jr High - those were the days! Mr. Barry came across as a hard ass, but if he saw that you genuinely tried hard he did everything to encourage you. I got him to write me a pass to get out of study hall and have free run of the metal shop - no waiting to use equipment!!!! Good times - didn't know how lucky I was.


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