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by LRP
Wed May 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Water Injection Cooling #2
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Water Injection Cooling #2

In the later part of WWII, the German fuel production was greatly reduced by allied bombing and the German aircraft had to make do with 90 octane av gas whereas the Allies had 150 octane. In order for FW 190's to perform at high altitude intercepts they used water/alcohol injection plus nitrous oxid...
by LRP
Tue May 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Water Injection Cooling #2
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Water Injection Cooling #2

The use of water or water/alcohol to suppress detonation in aircraft engines goes back a long way. It is only used at wide open throttle for a limited time. Your system will inject water any time that vacuum is present at the port. Check with a vacuum guage to see if vacuum exists at the port you ar...
by LRP
Fri May 01, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: hmm...This could be fun....
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: hmm...This could be fun....

Is that what has become of the Elephant Rally that was originally a gathering of Zundapp 600 twins which were called elephants because of their
size?
by LRP
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Same Caliber Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Same Caliber Carbine

<r>Several years ago I was granted a partial Agent Orange disabiltity and when I received the first check which was retroactive to my initial application nine months prior, I decided to spend a bit of it in my favorite gun store. When in Viet Nam and flying an O1E Birdog, I, like many others, did no...
by LRP
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Oil leak at clutch plunger
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Oil leak at clutch plunger

Harley shovelhead 70's clutch throwout bearing is radial roller with much more contact area and life span. $12 at most most private Harley shops.
by LRP
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Drive Train knock
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Drive Train knock

Check to see that the sidecar driveshaft is in phase--both end yokes should be in the same plane. If it is out of phase, the universals will accelerate and slow down with each rotation instead of remaining relativly smooth in rotation. That will cause the sidecar stub axle splines to hammer in the w...
by LRP
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: My JD Squared Model 32 made it!!
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: My JD Squared Model 32 made it!!

About 5 years ago I purchased a tube bending kit on Ebay from China for $100. The crate it came in weighed 90#, so it is substantial and ranges from 1/2" to 1" in 1/8" increments. each increment has it's own diameter roller and 270 degree die. I mostly used 1/2" steel tubing to make a variety of tai...
by LRP
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Defective 2017 Ural GearUp
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Defective 2017 Ural GearUp

Someone snuck more vodka into the engine assembly room.
by LRP
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

.32 will foul the barrel quickly. Go .45 or larger. A bonus is .45 is legal for deer in most states--has a higher resale value. I have a custom squirrel rifle I built with Dixie Gunworks components in the 70's. 30" Douglas gain twist barrel in .36, Air hardened tool steel Bedford style lock with dou...
by LRP
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rain Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Rain Proof

Here is picture of the snorkel attached to the left side ecu on my '18 CT. It is hard opaque plastic that snaps over some ridges around the baro port. It is fastened with cyano glue, I put thick CA aound the snorkel mounting surface and held it in place several seconds. There is a baffle in the snor...
by LRP
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rain Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Rain Proof

Last year after riding my '18 CT 20 miles in a frog drowning storm, my right cylinder quit. I was able to drive myself and wife 10 miles to get home limping on the left cylinder (maintaining 45-55 was possible). Holopaw diagnosed and replaced the right ecu. When I saw the info about the ecu snorkels...
by LRP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

I have a friend who is a maintenance tech at Disney. They have two Urals, both converted to golf cart electric motors so they can be used
on the indoor set. My friend said they had a stack of Uralshina tires about 6' high.

LRP
by LRP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Meanwhile, In Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Meanwhile, In Russia

Three men are in a hotel room in Soviet Russia. The first two men open a bottle of vodka, while the third is tired and goes straight to bed. He is unable to sleep, however, as his increasingly drunk friends tell political jokes loudly. After a while, the tired man gets frustrated and walks downstair...
by LRP
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.
Replies: 18
Views: 921

Re: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.

Broke the number one rule. Never try to turn back to the runway if power is lost on takeoff/climb out.