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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,211
Posted By NICO
Damn, I used to love me some coke. Had a giXXer...

Damn, I used to love me some coke. Had a giXXer at the time. Bad combination, power, youthful invincibility and a sudden charge of Superman dust....
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,874
Posted By NICO
Do Wees have timing chain issues? Maybe a...

Do Wees have timing chain issues? Maybe a tensioner broke and it skipped a tooth or two. I'll assume it's an interference motor and too much out of time would sacrifice valves, but... Figured worth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,430
Posted By NICO
"Honey, I want to race enduros on a street legal...

"Honey, I want to race enduros on a street legal beast. I bought a 525. Wanna take it for a spin?"

The fuck is wrong with that approach?
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,287
Posted By NICO
Sounds like you want a cross-over look, what with...

Sounds like you want a cross-over look, what with your comment about a semi-Street Glide with a bit more Classic look. I think that would negate the worry of having sworn off riding a dresser. You'll...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,507
Posted By NICO
Except for the preload.

Except for the preload.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By NICO
Might be best to run this thread through the...

Might be best to run this thread through the Thumpers subforum. Tons of info and expertise there.

This bike was or wasn't running before the carb rebuild?

Sounds like the carb ain't right....
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,766
Posted By NICO
Would an overfill cause the oil to foam, limiting...

Would an overfill cause the oil to foam, limiting the pump's ability to circulate it?
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By NICO
Try misting it with water and using an absorbent...

Try misting it with water and using an absorbent towel to... absorb the soda.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,297
Posted By NICO
I'm not claiming you guys are wrong, but seems to...

I'm not claiming you guys are wrong, but seems to me stoichiometry is stoichiometry and matching fuel to air is key. Less fuel to more air doesn't add up.

Maybe one of the tuning gurus on this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,297
Posted By NICO
If the air/fuel is right with the lower air flow,...

If the air/fuel is right with the lower air flow, it makes no sense to lean it out with increased air flow. Do tuners lean out engines when a supercharger is installed?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,084
Posted By NICO
Benny bringing the pleasantries, as usual....

Benny bringing the pleasantries, as usual. :norton



OP: Mind I ask how much you get for such a job?
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By NICO
The almost average 9yo boy would love to have...

The almost average 9yo boy would love to have that as a pet. Gentle little beasts, they are.

Can't see how it's a hazard, unless you walk around the shop in socks. Or if it's hiding in your...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By NICO
As of right now, I only own conventional (proper...

As of right now, I only own conventional (proper term?) lead acid batteries in my motorsickle, my pickemup truck and a deep cycle mounted on the tongue of my pop-up.

Thanks for the link. I...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By NICO
I know battery chargers must have been discussed

but I can't find any threads on the subject. I need some opinions on a geed to high quality charger that can both quick charge my auto or bike batteries as well as give me a "smart" trickle on the...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,094
Posted By NICO
1 thread. 3 turns. :deal

1 thread. 3 turns. :deal
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By NICO
Good luck, d00d. I still think you're running...

Good luck, d00d. I still think you're running along that fine line that Baldy doesn't want crossed on his site. Continue as you see fit.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By NICO
If you own the bike already, take some...

If you own the bike already, take some measurements and fab something up. You really think that companies simply call OEM's and ask for data and the OEM's simply email that stuff out?

Fuck it,...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By NICO
Wait, are you really asking someone in the...

Wait, are you really asking someone in the company, or one of the suppliers, to breech their confidentiality clause to send you proprietary data so your little project can go together smoothly?...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By NICO
So I ended up buying a basic aftermarket OEM...

So I ended up buying a basic aftermarket OEM knock-off. Ford wanted $550 for a new one and I couldn't afford that. For that money I would have gone the all aluminum custom fabricated route.

It's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,797
Posted By NICO
Now that's purdy. With the big bore kit, I bet it...

Now that's purdy. With the big bore kit, I bet it pulls like a frieght train. :clap

An aside; I'm not a religious person but was raised Catholic in an Italian family. Your wall of crucifixes looks...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By NICO
Still trying to get my head around having the...

Still trying to get my head around having the wife playing inside the running vehicle while I'm under it. :eek1

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By NICO
Poked around online a bit. Sounds like a hand...

Poked around online a bit. Sounds like a hand pump is the way to go, along with a 1/8 NPT-1/4" barbed fitting to screw into the drain plug. Pump from fluid bottle into trans that way. Think I can...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By NICO
The lack of a trans dipstick is the problem.

The lack of a trans dipstick is the problem.
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By NICO
Refilling "sealed" transmissions.

I'm going to replace the radiator on my 2006 Mercury Mountaineer and figured I will swap out the trans filter while I'm dirty and needing to deal with replacing lost trans fluid due to disconnecting...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By NICO
No trans fluid filler on this rig. I'm planning...

No trans fluid filler on this rig. I'm planning on swapping the rad and then motoring over to my mechanic for a trans filter, flush and fill. It's due anyway.

I also figured on flushing and...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By NICO
Unacceptable. :D Seriously, there must...

Unacceptable.

:D

Seriously, there must be some aftermarket manufacturer, not rebuilder, that makes something better than stock.
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By NICO
Aftermarket radiators - 2006 Mercury Mountaineer.

The OEM unit is a piece of shit that enjoys springing pinhole leaks where the upper tank and the core come together. From poking around online, it sure seems like a common theme with this generation...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By NICO
Oh yeah, the tool pr0n: ...

Oh yeah, the tool pr0n:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/the4amicos/junk/sander006_zps52364fe7.jpg

The old junk......
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By NICO
Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. I found a...

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. I found a set that work perfectly at the local hardware store. $7 and the old lump is working like new. Gotta love old, well-built tools.
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By NICO
Zipping along on I-696 in a rainstorm, on bald...

Zipping along on I-696 in a rainstorm, on bald tires, in my '84 Marquis II wagon. ("The Tijuana Taxi") Had three buddies with me, destination unknown. 696 is a "sunken" highway in this particular...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By NICO
Might not be a bad idea. You looking for a pic of...

Might not be a bad idea. You looking for a pic of the brushes, I assume? There is no pigtail to note, just the brush/spring setup and the "housing" it slips into is hard-wired. I'll try to post...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By NICO
Need help finding brushes for vintage Powr-Kraft sander/polisher.

It was my dad's and I really don't want to throw the thing out over a set of brushes that can't cost but a few dollars.

Powr-Kraft 6" sander/polisher.
Model #TPC-8526A.
Sold at Monkey Wards...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,608
Posted By NICO
The black magic looks tons better than the...

The black magic looks tons better than the original, IMO.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj503/JanFillemJansen/Voxan/voxan-black-magic_2.jpg

You're definitely on the right track.

And to...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,378
Posted By NICO
Take him to lunch on your dime and make that your...

Take him to lunch on your dime and make that your topic of conversation. You'll get more info and you'll build upon the existing relationship/friendship.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By NICO
This needs a bump.

This needs a bump.
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By NICO
JoMomma. PLEASE, send it to JM.

JoMomma. PLEASE, send it to JM.
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By NICO
Pick & Pull an option in your area?

Pick & Pull an option in your area?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11,436
Views: 903,886
Posted By NICO
:lol3 Perfect. Been a slow start to the cold...

:lol3 Perfect. Been a slow start to the cold stuff, not that I am complaining.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,436
Views: 903,886
Posted By NICO
Happy New Year, gentlemen, belated and all that...

Happy New Year, gentlemen, belated and all that stuff. :freaky

How's the ice on the lakes? Walkable yet?
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,062
Posted By NICO
Beautiful bikes. I've always loved the front end,...

Beautiful bikes. I've always loved the front end, sort of a retro work of art. Hope you find a nice one and ride the hell out of it. Should be good fun.
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