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Can't remember if you covered this before but how are you bending the tubing?

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6 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Can't remember if you covered this before but how are you bending the tubing?

It was rolled by a company that specializes in roll forming. Basically done in big slip rolls. We couldn’t do it here, it’s 6x10x1/2” HSS. Pretty stiff stuff. 

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House cleaning... cleared out the square body that’s getting the 6v53 transplant. Pulled this “GenerJunk” generator out of storage going to organize that shed make some storage space. It’s a 10kw standby unit, propane, runs and generates but has alarm/shutdown issues. Gonna fix that and slam it up for sale. I have no use for it and propane doesn’t work for me as a back up fuel... 4 cyl Mitsubishi if I remember right. Much more robust than a home unit rated at 10kw...  4 pole head/1800 rpm unit. Wonder what it’s worth???  Got the Austin mini back here also, clutch master cylinder blew its wad...  oh and ma and pops driving 1200miles left today to pick up a trailer load of moving stuff so I’m on plant/garden watering duty and three legged cat feeding duty... busy busy...

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On 6/24/2022 at 11:20 PM, Sledgehammer said:

Some pics from Red Power Roundup that I feel would be right up your alley Sailor 😊

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In the 706, is that an 8v71 or 8v53? The 8v53’s are rare as hens teeth... what a cool bunch of machinery 

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17 minutes ago, AngrySailor said:

In the 706, is that an 8v71 or 8v53? The 8v53’s are rare as hens teeth... what a cool bunch of machinery 

Not sure honestly. It was loud and you knew when it was running but that is to be expected. 

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Working at cleaning the shop and organizing the storage barn and shed. Looked at the GenerJunk and found control boards corroded. I’ll clean them up but they’re potted and have a pile of tantalum capacitors which are sheiit and fail/drift value. If she doesn’t work right after a little board cleaning I think I’ll put an aftermarket AVR (automatic voltage regulator) in it and build my own board for alarms and shut downs. It doesn’t need to be as complicated as it is. These boards are probably somewhat generic and some features aren’t needed here.

 

A friend stopped by and asked about helping clear his land this summer. Has about 5 acres he plans to build a shop on to house his steel roofing business. Took the small John Deere with a 5’ bush  hog and cleared most of it in 3 hrs. Some heavy alders and red whips in there... his summer suddenly became much easier...

 

 Oh... and same friends son wanted to go for a motor chyckle ride this evening. Seeming as I’m riding his fathers bike rn who am I to say no... left him a little note though! 

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I’m also about 80% sure I might have bought enough used forklifts to fill a 53’ trailer... they’re a little older and need some work but they’re decent trucks. A friends long term business is downsizing likely planning to retire at some point. Looking at a decent price and $6k to transport a full load 1200 miles.  I think I might pull the trigger and fix them and flog em off... 

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On 6/29/2022 at 7:31 PM, AngrySailor said:

In the 706, is that an 8v71 or 8v53? The 8v53’s are rare as hens teeth... what a cool bunch of machinery 

Looks like a 6V.  Also looks 71ish , but I don’t know the V engines apart near as well as the inlines.

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29 minutes ago, Gearclash said:

Looks like a 6V.  Also looks 71ish , but I don’t know the V engines apart near as well as the inlines.

I’m looking at the “Detroit Diesel” embossed in the rocker cover and it looks like there’s more space between the ends of the cover and the lettering making me think it’s a V8 but the side view does look like. V6 or that starter is a mike long...

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On 7/1/2022 at 8:58 AM, Gearclash said:

Looks like a 6V.  Also looks 71ish , but I don’t know the V engines apart near as well as the inlines.

It was a 6V. I'm not a Detroit nut so couldn't tell you for sure, but I believe a 53 judging by the valve covers. 

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I bought three Johnson/Evinrude 150hp outboards for scrap price a little while back. Started stripping one mostly to make room. I wanted the power heads off so I can see what we got without having a whole outboard in the shop. Got rolling along and pulled one down. Looks like we got a winner so far. If the crank isn’t rusty everything else is easy fix. This engine looks like it was rebuilt, it has clean bores and new pistons. It caught on fire is why it was scrap but I think I’ll have it running hopefully this summer. Put it on dads 17’ J-Craft

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11 minutes ago, Rawleigh99 said:

The carbs seem to be the big problem on those older outboards.  Once the aluminum starts corroding they are hard to keep running.

They don’t look too bad for an engine that burned, the other engine was running but has a broken starter mount and buddy let it get rusty with the plugs out but the carbs look real good on it too. 

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Never been around outboards but I thought there were some with blind bores which made machining more difficult, see the heads off here?

Nice vintage boat, be a boost in performance for pops....

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54 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Never been around outboards but I thought there were some with blind bores which made machining more difficult, see the heads off here?

Nice vintage boat, be a boost in performance for pops....

I think the mercury outboards were “headless” design. This one has semi blind bottom of the ore which can make it a pain to hone. I’ll have to check that my sunnen can reach the bottom. Also a box of Harley goodies showed up. All my top end parts except the 9:1 slugs. They’re in transit now though. 

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Yes that what I recall is more challenging machining the bottom of the bore

Good deal what's the deadline for ST arrival?

A box of kibble for the hawg...lol

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8 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Yes that what I recall is more challenging machining the bottom of the bore

Good deal what's the deadline for ST arrival?

A box of kibble for the hawg...lol

ST arriving on the 25th. Might not have the hog ready first day but I’m working on it!

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Wiring that ‘60 F-100 all day today. Put up with my drunk neighbor all afternoon. He’s a good fella and harmless just gets hard on the head when he’s drinking... had to bail from my shop and have a beverage with bud Trever and family down at the camp fire. 
 

gotta install them kibble goodies tomorrow so I can send the heads for guide sizing Monday. Gotta take the day tomorrow and only work on my stuff... I hope. 

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11 minutes ago, Rawleigh99 said:

Busy, busy!

Yes! Real busy... making some environmentally friendly “fuel” last night... installed the Harley valve guides today and shipped to the engine machine shop to have them sized to the valve stems. Building that big sign this afternoon... can’t wait till that’s over with. Messes up my whole day! 

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