Well I thought I would start a thread on members projects to liven things up. I will make this thread sticky.
I will start it off.
I received for free an electric organ. A 1982 Yamaha. Woodwork is in rough condition, but the rest looked fine so I took it home. I noticed that it had a nice 12" speaker in there. I did some research and she is an 8 ohm, 40W speaker. Sweet. and also, Yamaha used the same speaker in some of their guitar amplifiers. So I have impure thoughts of making a 12" bin to match my home made valve amplifier. The cord was cut off (recent laws state that 2nd hand dealers need to certify electrical appliances with a tag.) so I spliced on a suicide cord (that is what us electrical engineers call them!) with chocolate block connectors. Plugged the bugger in and low and behold, I suck at piano, but she did work!
So yea, what have you guys and gals been up to project wise over the holiday season?
I have been trying to get into Cowboy Action Shooting, if you don't know what that is its like a 3 gun match with cowboy type guns. Its turning out to be kinda expensive buying what I need for it. I did find a guy who sold me a really cool and very unusual shotgun. Its 1800s or early 1900s hes not totally sure, Baker 16ga Side by Side. I have been having some issues getting it (my FFL dealer has been having problems on his end) but hopefully after a month it should be here with in a few days. Not sure if I will leave it as is or fix it up, the stock is cracked and broken in places but has really old screws holding it together so I might leave it for the character. ( I am not going to post any pictures but I can send emails or messages off site if that interests you)
I pretty much finished most of the body work on my Power Wagon just need to weld a few more things, wire in a fuse box for the accessories, and make some seat mounts for the new seats and it should be driveable. I made a 1 1/4 carb spacer and notched the intake bridge and it made it rev like a small block. Its going to be a lot of fun to drive around this summer. I tried to upload a video but its too big to upload so Ill post a video another time. Here is a few pictures of it. Thinking since a lot of the ricer burners and diesel D-Bags run around with straight pipes. I am going to buy muffler cut outs and drive around town with open exhaust. (engine is a heavily built 440 when my dad built the truck in the 80s it was Dynoed around 480hp and we have done a few upgrades since then)
Welded in passenger side rocker panel and added a few braces underneath. For the moment I am just doing structual stuff and rust spots on the body its self. I just want to get it driveable, I do love having a TIG welder. I can put weld EXACTLY! where I want it and how I want it.
I don't remember if I posted this but I pretty much have my 1970 TS250 finished up. I need to get the wiring sorted out and finish bolting things back on. I am going to get a tittle for it and might put it back up for sale when I have it finished. I did pull it apart and it looked like everything was already gone through, new clutches, gaskets, seals, and inside looked like it was untouched it was spotless. I have everything painted and polished up so it looks like it just rolled off the lot back in 1970. I still need to bolt a few things back on, go through the wiring, and clean up some over spray but its done for the most part. The articles I read about this bike being a torque monster and the fastest bike of its kind at the time are true. When I had it running really good I took it down my street it pulls like a freight train and once its up to speed I was doing 60mph pretty easy and no idea I was going that fast. It was very smooth and comfortable to ride. It has a 71mm piston ported and polished (someone did that before me) I put in new points and condenser and decarbonized everything.
I put outside projects on hold its been a brisk 20 to 30 degrees not much snow but just cold and a lot of Ken Block driving in the mornings.
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2019 22:48:13 GMT by Butcher: Uploaded photos to TinyPic, TinyPic.com
I like the old Dodge. I had a 1974 2 wheel drive 1/2 ton I converted to a 4 wheel drive 3/4 ton using parts from an extended cab. Was a lot of work but had a great truck when I was done. Had a 318 engine and 727 auto transmission. That was back in my youth, lol the 1990’s.
I worked on my old Honda today and helped my wife fix her printer. She’s opening a on campus coffee shop at a private school and so she’s been super busy. I’m her go to guy for the small projects. Put up some lights, etc
That’s it! Relaxing Saturday.
(I fire up the engine and ride into the sunlight - My dust-trail never quite catching me) -LFN 2008
lol it has been 20 to 30 degrees here, but centigrade!
You can upload videos elsewhere, FB or YT and then copy and paste the link into your post above after editing it. Our site is limited on space ATM. I uploaded your photos to TinyPic for you... Linking in videos is fine and the preview shows up well, displaying as full page.
I fixed a pocket bike today for a mate. Amonst some mundane faults, I discovered the choke was broke and choking all the time! Simple fix and she ran good. Centrifugal clutch did not work (not engaging) so I pulled it down, a 5 min job and discovered water had got in and rusted the pivots up for the 3 levers. Rebuilt them and oiled them and yeha! Mate bought it off of his mate whose mates 3 year old rode it (really?). This explains why the bike was so slow! Cool little bike though. Pull start (was buggered, $20 NZD for a new one) and bike is a Ducati lookalike
I like your truck!
I like coffee even more!
ps. Mate gave me a double locker which I intend on converting to a firearms safe for my air-rifles. I intend on converting to a single locker with separate lockable compartment for ammo and mags / bolts (as per law) after I get my firearms license and most likely a .22 / .22 Hornet or .17HMR (if I can afford one!).
The dodge is a 1976 Half Ton when my dad bought/built the truck in 81 he put 1-ton springs on it and on the back he added some camper special overload springs. So its a half ton with 1- 1/4 ton springs on it. The drive train is a 1969 440 Plymouth 6 pack block that he had blue printed, decked, balanced, line bored, 10.5-1 pistons, 280 Comp Cam extreme energy (I forgot the specs but its a chest pounder), built 727 trans and the good old 203 transfer behind that. The axles have 4.56 gears.
I think the link will work I copied it from a facebook forum board if it works I took a video of backing it out of my garage last summer after welding on it pretty much all day.(It did not have a choke and the carb was not really tuned in so it was being a little temperamental and kept tying to load up when idling.)
Its been killing me not being able to ride the bikes. During the summer it was to hot or had restrictions against ATV riding and the winter it was cold so its painful seeing my bike sitting in the shed collecting dust next to the IT400 that I still need to finish.
Ill use youtube next time I didn't have a video of it running expect on that forum board and didnt want to download it and upload it to youtube.
That CB was actually free my dad use to work at a high end RV manufacturer called Monaco Coach Co. If something was scratched, dinged, or nicked they would throw stuff out. He has brought home a 14'x8' 16gauge sheet of stainless steel, brand new microwaves, radios, stereos, TVs, brake controllers, and even furniture. They threw out the CB because it had a small defect in it and they can't send it back so they threw it out, so he picked it up out of the trash. It sounds stupid but it works really good to get the national weather channels weather which is the reason he put it in. I am not sure the range of it but it has picked up truckers on the other side of the state.
I only put a few gallons of gas in it at a time so the gas doesn't go bad I am not drying it yet just moving it in and out of the garage. But just from that video it probably used 1/4 tank..lol average is 6 miles per gallon best is around 8 miles per gallon. It did get 16mpg once, we put a 625CFM carb on it just to see what it would do, I swear when you stomped on it, the engine would suck the float bowl dry, the engine would almost immediately cough start to sputter. We put the carb it had back on it a 780 Holley but took that off and put a 880 Thermoquad on it which it seemed to like a lot better. When its warmer out I will take a better video of it and put it on youtube.
I haven’t been on here much because I don’t have a 2 stroke Suzuki right now! Still trying to trade my way into a TC125 tho. Meanwhile, I traded a free (fixed it for free too) Honda generator for a 1980 GS550L for a 1980 Kawasaki KX80 with a big bore 100 kit on it. So, that’s been my main project right now. The KLX250 sits patiently waiting for good weather and so does the TTR125. Also, am trying to upgrade my 2001 F150 to a 7.3 F250 Diesel. A few options are rearing their heads but so far, nothing and no money has changed hands. I noticed I somehow am now a global moderator? Thanks? Hahaha not sure what that means. But, I tell you guys right now, North Korea, knock it off, don’t go to China as there’s a bad flu, and, would like to see some world peace before April (oh, you mean a global moderator for the site? )
Ride on brothers and sisters! Winter (up north above the equator) is almost over!