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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    There are a number of cars out now, BMW and MB come to mind, that do not have engine oil dipsticks either. I'm sure there are others and there will...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Old School Barstock 2 Stroke in General
    We all learn something Brian, thanks for the ride!
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Lubrication Idea in General
    This too has been done many moons ago. Probably the most common here would be the two stroke Detroit Diesel. Literally millions of them built over...
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    04-29-2016, 09:40 AM
    Keep posting Brian, we are definitely still interested and looking. Oh and don't worry about the odd blurry photo, they're a lot better than mine.:)...
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    04-28-2016, 09:52 AM
    Like I mentioned previously, technology is great. Trouble is not all here need or even want it despite all of it's advantages. Often times this is a...
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    04-26-2016, 02:55 PM
    Correct. The carb will need to be completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. Either gummed up fuel deposits, dirt, or the effects of corrosion...
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    04-25-2016, 11:57 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Millermatic 200 in Home Shop Welding
    There are three different types of metal transfer when using the GMAW process. Short circuit, which is what we are mainly discussing here. There is...
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    04-25-2016, 11:20 PM
    I just finished looking up the new bearing number and I see that it is an agriculture purposed bearing that incorporates both trash shields and a...
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    04-25-2016, 11:09 PM
    This would be my thinking as well. In addition to losing grease they are also susceptible to picking up contaminants. A couple of pumps every 10-20...
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    04-25-2016, 09:39 PM
    How long did the originals last. Are they shielded or sealed? I know you said that they have shields but just want to confirm that we are on the same...
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    04-24-2016, 11:27 PM
    The engine is definitely a Honda CB400 twin. Allan, the shock you see is for the seat only, not the rear suspension. Look closely at the pic...
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    04-24-2016, 11:09 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Old equipment replacing new in General
    That's the problem, industry hasn't had it down pat for some time. Don't forget that both the automotive and industrial OEM engine suppliers are...
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    04-24-2016, 04:11 PM
    Thanks for posting Brian, we appreciate the effort. Not all of us are fortunate enough to be able to attend and rely on those like yourself to be...
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    04-24-2016, 02:47 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Local Boy Makes Good in General
    Congratulations George, you deserve all the accolades bestowed upon you. The countless hours of painstaking dedication to detail and perfection have...
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    04-24-2016, 10:44 AM
    Lets not forget the Kawasaki W series 650 twin, another blatant copy of of an English vertical twin, namely the pre-unit BSA A-7. Not sure why...
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    04-23-2016, 07:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Millermatic 200 in Home Shop Welding
    Have you tried the suggested welding parameters section in the link for your manual? At least I believe this is the correct manual I linked to in a...
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    04-22-2016, 10:41 AM
    Actually the pushrod tube was made of steel with a wooden insert that reduced the tubes internal volume so that the rockers would receive oil...
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    04-22-2016, 12:10 AM
    Leaky oil seal, re-caps, and now this. Why am I not surprised? They're always shocked to find out you can't weld rust.
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    04-21-2016, 10:06 PM
    Hahaha, priceless. Hard to live that one down. Only thing worse would have been him on the back riding bitch.:)
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    04-21-2016, 10:37 AM
    Willy started a thread O.T. Puzzle Of The Day in General
    For those with little to do this AM, see if you can wrap your head around this puzzle. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/3PszMaZ5Ipk?rel=0
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    04-21-2016, 10:14 AM
    Ditto. Certainly can't speak for everyone's bike but the Nortons I had as well as all the others except for one, were all kick start only. The...
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    04-19-2016, 12:19 AM
    Tell me it wasn't a line shaft driven belt Paul.:)
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    04-18-2016, 10:45 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Totally off topic but cool in General
    Trudeau as a child.:)
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    04-18-2016, 01:11 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Millermatic 200 in Home Shop Welding
    Have a look at this one,hopefully it's the correct manual. http://www.manualslib.com/manual/583318/Miller-Electric-Millermatic-200-Skp-34.html ...
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    04-17-2016, 11:43 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Millermatic 200 in Home Shop Welding
    Very nice machine you picked up there, it should give you lots of good service. As mentioned you should not require 40 cfh of shielding gas flow and...
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    04-17-2016, 05:27 PM
    You can't give poplar away here, nobody wants it. It burns slow and produces very little heat. We're probably a little jaded here due to the...
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    04-14-2016, 11:40 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Ignition timing cam in General
    Yes, very well put. Unfortunately I take to much for granted at times. I often wrongly assume that since I know all of the subtleties of a...
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    04-14-2016, 01:59 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Ignition timing cam in General
    Rolland I should have mentioned in my previous post that dwell angle is largely determined by point gap. Remembering this will allow you lots of...
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    04-13-2016, 10:15 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Ignition timing cam in General
    Yes most V-8 engines at the time usually ran 28-32 distributor degrees of dwell, the sixes and the four cylinder engines had more dwell but only...
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    04-10-2016, 02:52 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Old School Barstock 2 Stroke in General
    Although the 2 cycle oils now are much better, especially the synthetics, don't forget this engine is not blessed with needle bearings thru-out like...
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