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Forum: Racing 02-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 38,894
Posted By El Hombre
When did they discover the two car draft was the...

When did they discover the two car draft was the fastest way around? First couple of hours during practice? That's my guess.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-20-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,627
Posted By El Hombre
The Buls and Montesa's have to be the best...

The Buls and Montesa's have to be the best looking bikes made back then. I was at a vintage meet and there were a handful of the Spanish iron, really stood out from everything else there.

Jello...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,225
Posted By El Hombre
Put some grease on the female terminals, all the...

Put some grease on the female terminals, all the crap coming off the front wheel seems to end up under the tank and corrode those leads.

I've had my tank off a couple of times in the last couple...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,594
Posted By El Hombre
Sounds like Pollyheaters. ...

Sounds like Pollyheaters.

http://www.pollyheaters.com/ph300.htm

I bought the basic set, Ebay has them for $24 delivered.

I liked these because the wiring isn't being twisted by the throttle....
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
You gotta go to a LOT of auctions to find deals....

You gotta go to a LOT of auctions to find deals. I tried that route, stand around for hours waiting for my stuff to come up. Then see the bidding frenzy, people paying more than new for the smaller...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By El Hombre
That's the HF blaster.

That's the HF blaster.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By El Hombre
Just for the smell, it's worth doing. Whenever I...

Just for the smell, it's worth doing. Whenever I smell castor oil, it's back to '74. That was real popular oil back then. I use it in my 2 stroke yard equipment, my own little time warp....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By El Hombre
You can't beat the HF $200 blast cabinet. I put...

You can't beat the HF $200 blast cabinet. I put mine on a wheeled platform. To get it up higher so I didn't have to squat to use it. And so I can move it around and get it out of the way. Plus you...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 27,060
Posted By El Hombre
Get your nads up on the tank. If you sit back on...

Get your nads up on the tank. If you sit back on the seat, no weight on the front so it washes out. DVR a MX race and slow motion the race. Watch how they are moving back and forth on the seat to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,922
Posted By El Hombre
Guy I used to ride with was on the rat poison,...

Guy I used to ride with was on the rat poison, his doctor told him to park the bike. Doctor said if he came off the bike, he would bleed internally. There wasn't a thing they could do, until he got...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,124
Posted By El Hombre
Go to a big supermarket, and take a close look at...

Go to a big supermarket, and take a close look at what's on the shelves, you can find a lot of food that's a dry mixture you add water to. Save the backpack food for dinner, eat the supermarket stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 27,060
Posted By El Hombre
You being 6'6'', you've got the leverage to start...

You being 6'6'', you've got the leverage to start it. They weren't easy to start, that's a big piston.

I rode one when it was new, you better be aimed in the desired direction when you pull the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,461
Posted By El Hombre
How come you didn't repaint it with the OEM...

How come you didn't repaint it with the OEM brown?

That was a real eyesore. But it is stock. Stock is everything during a restore....

Back in the day, I wondered why Honda shipped it with a...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,914
Posted By El Hombre
My S was $2400, but that was in 1985. And I had...

My S was $2400, but that was in 1985. And I had to repaint the fairing, which added $400 for the paint materials to do it. But everything else was there.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,129
Posted By El Hombre
This is why Airheads, points ignition and carbs...

This is why Airheads, points ignition and carbs are so popular. You can actually fix the MFer.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,914
Posted By El Hombre
Where was that, Nick?

Where was that, Nick?
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,641
Posted By El Hombre
I think at $9.20 a gallon, I'd be trying to lean...

I think at $9.20 a gallon, I'd be trying to lean it out; with acceptable drive ability. It's only!! $3.50 a gallon for the 91 octane stuff around here.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,267
Posted By El Hombre
Once you find a condensor that works, no weird...

Once you find a condensor that works, no weird cratering on the points, don't change it! They don't wear out, sticking a new one in there, you might find a bad one. Only time I've had a points...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By El Hombre
I was reading in the March Cycle World about a...

I was reading in the March Cycle World about a textile jacket. Their opinion was the abrasion resistance wasn't the big issue; for them it was the armor for impact protection. I'm sure somebody,...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By El Hombre
You might want to stay with the Mopar fluid. I...

You might want to stay with the Mopar fluid. I know professional tranny builders and they won't use anything but the Mopar fluid. They buy 55 gallon drums of it. Mopars are really touchy about fluid....
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,167
Posted By El Hombre
Do a plateau hone. Hit it with the 280 and then a...

Do a plateau hone. Hit it with the 280 and then a little pass with the 400, 320 would be better, but I guess you don't have that.

What you get are the large scratches from the 280 to hold oil, and...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,554
Posted By El Hombre
And even that hose is being replaced/upgraded to...

And even that hose is being replaced/upgraded to handle this shit fuel we have. IF they go to 15% alky, it's gonna be another round of find out what works;usually when something fails.....

I had...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
If it's a tapered roller bearing, probably the...

If it's a tapered roller bearing, probably the same way it's done on an airhead. Install the wheel, while you're tightening the axle nut, push and pull the wheel, feeling for slop. If the axle nut...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
Both style of bearings are 40mm od. From what...

Both style of bearings are 40mm od. From what I've measured over the years, it'll be 40mm +or- a ten thousandth.

The only reason I can think why the end of the spacer is anything but flat, is to...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
I don't know how they do it down under, but up...

I don't know how they do it down under, but up here we lean the bike into a corner. And that puts the bearings directly inline with the load. In a car, rip thru a turn and you feel your ass wanting...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
I've read the tapered roller bearings were used...

I've read the tapered roller bearings were used by BMW because of the side thrust you get with a sidecar. Without a sidecar, all the load is straight down into the races. Which ball bearings handle...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
You understand it, if you have it shimmed so the...

You understand it, if you have it shimmed so the roller bearings are just kissing the inner races or a slight pre-load, then cranking on the axle nut won't screw it up.

Took me a while to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By El Hombre
Once you figure out what diameter you want, you...

Once you figure out what diameter you want, you can have the master sleeved with brass or SS to whatever diameter you want. About $100 + the rebuild kit and the correct piston, which doesn't come...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By El Hombre
Naw, you need the Ram Air Turbine off an F-4! It...

Naw, you need the Ram Air Turbine off an F-4! It folds down and pops out when you need it; after the J-79's crap out. You could run an arc welder off it....:lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
Avery Greene, in Livonia? He moved to Cali in the...

Avery Greene, in Livonia? He moved to Cali in the early '70s and opened a Honda/Olds dealer. He lives about a mile from me. Where in Dearborn was the Engineering Center? My dad did 32 years at the GM...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
Thanks for the quick reply, I thought it might...

Thanks for the quick reply, I thought it might have something to do with pinching the bearings. Have you noticed any difference in the name brand SKF, etc. and the cheaper ones? I ordered two of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
You worked for Ford? I used to throw around axle...

You worked for Ford? I used to throw around axle housings at Sterling Gear and Axle. Upper control arms at Van Dyke. Wrenched at the Sports Car Exchange, down the street from the Glasshouse.
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By El Hombre
I was wondering about dumping the tapered...

I was wondering about dumping the tapered bearings and going to ball. Four 6203 bearings are on order. I have the lathe and measuring tools to make a custom spacer. I looked at your thread, you...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By El Hombre
I did some more checking, maybe 5-6 psi on the...

I did some more checking, maybe 5-6 psi on the test. I checked my copy of Two Stroke Tuners Handbook, and Jennings didn't include anything about testing. But I did find that there's probably a 1.5 to...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
I might pay what the Pro boxes cost if I was in...

I might pay what the Pro boxes cost if I was in the industry and could write the depreciation off my taxes. Back when I was wrenching for a living, they hadn't come up with the huge boxes. I had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By El Hombre
Good suggestion, that will help narrow down...

Good suggestion, that will help narrow down what's wrong. The reason people are questioning the seals is they have seen what happens to pistons and cylinders when a leaky seal leans out the mixture...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
Why thicker steel? So the drawers don't bend, the...

Why thicker steel? So the drawers don't bend, the outside of the box doesn't rack, and the casters don't start poking up into the box. I've seen light weight boxes in the shops I worked in. They had...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,472
Posted By El Hombre
That one is 229 pounds from the link, HF, Sears,...

That one is 229 pounds from the link, HF, Sears, and Snapon are all around 300 pounds for that size. The first thing that gets left out is more steel, because that's the most expensive input....so...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By El Hombre
That's not what the gray haired guy recommended,...

That's not what the gray haired guy recommended, that's a 4 stroke leakdown tester. 2 stroke tests the bottom of the engine, the crank seals and gaskets.

DIY version is a rubber plug for the...
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