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18 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Uhh ohh.. now I got a firm date for completion. June 12th is the local show date.  I shall attend. Gotta fix the Hart Parr too...

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We know the exhaust is done what else is on the list? 

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22 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Uhh ohh.. now I got a firm date for completion. June 12th is the local show date.  I shall attend. Gotta fix the Hart Parr too...

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i just knew u had a use for them cans, !

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47 minutes ago, rustred said:

i just knew u had a use for them cans, !

What’s the Vegas odds on how long it takes to melt them?  😊

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On 5/9/2022 at 10:48 AM, Nebraska1206 said:

I'd open the bottoms of the cans, and leave them on there, like a wrap!

They fit so good we may use them as storm caps!!! I’ve been out of the shop a few days now but hoping to get back to things soon. Engine final assembly is next, rockers, lash, injectors and governor/rack set up. Pops gathering materials for the fuel tank/hood. Patch the wheels up, fuel tank and lines, battery box, throttle and shut down linkage. It’s not much but lots of small stuff now. Has to be at a show June 12th...

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Been busy working on fabricating that sign. Worked late tonight over there. My friends mother thought we were robbing the shop we were in there so late but it’s the best time to get things done when there’s not 20 other workers in my way and hoarding tools/welders/forklifts. Also had this vintage mini come in, fella I’ve done work for before wants a tune up. She’s got a vacuum leak and won’t idle down right. Also got a pet bunny at the shop it seems. He hangs around semi regular so far this spring. 

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Love the fabrication pics, interesting project, is this one bookend and a bridge connecting the 2?

My cousin used to have a bunch of old minis in the 70's, fun little car, kind of like a legal go kart, he had one with the Cooper engine that was pretty quick, my memories of it, him timing it with a test light, lots of silicone around the distributor cap, first exposure to Lucas and spent many 3 hours drives to the mountains in the back seat to confirm how tiny they were

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On 5/10/2022 at 10:36 PM, AngrySailor said:

Been busy working on fabricating that sign. Worked late tonight over there. My friends mother thought we were robbing the shop we were in there so late but it’s the best time to get things done when there’s not 20 other workers in my way and hoarding tools/welders/forklifts. Also had this vintage mini come in, fella I’ve done work for before wants a tune up. She’s got a vacuum leak and won’t idle down right. Also got a pet bunny at the shop it seems. He hangs around semi regular so far this spring. 

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guess time to hop to it!

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Yes hardtail, that fabrication part is a “book end”, one side of the sign. You don’t want to know the state of my FX right now... first good ride of the season and switches and wiring all shorting out (cough lack of winter maintenance due to Detroitson cough). Chain in shambles, have to investigate front sprocket damage, leaking like a Harley champ... 

 

anyways was working on the Detroitson fuel system today. There’s orificed fittings and free flow fittings. It’s a simple fuel system but took a little cleaning and organizing to get the right fittings in the right places. Fuel rail pressure is pretty low on these so we’re going to use the old lines pending any leaks. Got it all laid out today now just have to tighten up and seal the NPT joints. 
 

then I was “rudely” interrupted by my neighbour who drank all my beer this afternoon while asking I repair his stereo... I had ordered 4 tweeters and 2 Mid range speakers for him last week. Anyways we got him rocking the shop. He drank my last beer listening to old Metallica.  
 

 

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Seem to recall an aftermarket sprocket that had an o ring to help deal with mainshaft leakage, not a fix of the actual problem but helped to reduce marking its spot, there there's all the silicone fixes, there was a fella on shovelhead forums that had a good fix and identification of the problem, Ray (saddlebagrail) that was from the maritime, think NB, I'll post a link to his fix, he was selling these with great feedback but I think you'd have this covered 😊 the lathe would have cooled off before the mail lady's vehicle reaches operating temperature

 

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