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Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
I built my first Heliarc in 1969. I bought a...

I built my first Heliarc in 1969. I bought a Sears high freq unit, got 4 diodes for DC, air cooled torch, and a Miller 225 amp welder with the moving slug.

Worked fine for many years.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By Salsa
"my battery isn't charging -_- i think my...

"my battery isn't charging -_- i think my rectifier/regulator is bad

shows 9V when not started, when i start it shows a volt or 2 higher when revved. idk whats going on."

If you are running the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 72,216
Posted By Salsa
The other option is to get a straight thread die...

The other option is to get a straight thread die and recut the threads -- then locktite it.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
Neither do I, I was just pointing out that it did...

Neither do I, I was just pointing out that it did not do Aluminum (for us mortals).

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
NO AC TIG Don

NO AC TIG

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,596
Posted By Salsa
I would not expect the O2 sensor to be much...

I would not expect the O2 sensor to be much higher bandwidth than the input sensors. Most O2 sensors are really temperature sensors.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By Salsa
I plugged a casting 1/16" hole in a head with...

I plugged a casting 1/16" hole in a head with stop leak. A steady 1/16 stream coming out.

Sold it years later.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,596
Posted By Salsa
"The real trick is computing the table for fuel....

"The real trick is computing the table for fuel. A speedy micro would be necessary to analyze and compute new values based on changing inputs."

The calculation speed does not have to be much...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
Total Loss does not use much water. Don

Total Loss does not use much water.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
I got some of a similar product in 1960 +/- a few...

I got some of a similar product in 1960 +/- a few years and used it for many years. I had a lot of trouble finding it much later.

I brazed a copper water line into an Crosley aluminum oil pan for...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By Salsa
You need water in your paint thinner solvent...

You need water in your paint thinner solvent tank. It stays in the bottom and traps the dirt. I used 1" of water in a 30 gallon barrel half full of paint thinner back when paint thinner was less than...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By Salsa
No resisters needed. Just get a LED flasher. ...

No resisters needed. Just get a LED flasher.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC0.A0.H0.Xled+flasher.TRS0&_nkw=led+flasher&_sacat=0

I ran my Honda moped...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,428
Posted By Salsa
sureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By Salsa
Keep up the good work. On public forums you will...

Keep up the good work. On public forums you will have to call it a track bike because it will go almost twice the legal limit (30 mph in most states). You would not like to have breaking the law in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,863
Posted By Salsa
Back in the lengthening Hodaka swing arm days, I...

Back in the lengthening Hodaka swing arm days, I put another crown in front of the old one to lengthen mine. Works great - better weight distribution on a Hodaka.

Don
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Salsa
These are loud. You have to refill the air every...

These are loud. You have to refill the air every few months.

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2800/804sw/products/32481/images/324635/BE1500__49824.1409741537.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

Don
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,911
Posted By Salsa
Listen to Beezer and Larryboy. They have it...

Listen to Beezer and Larryboy. They have it right.

Plugs out, a few squirts of oil in, turn over by hand, Turn over with starter (gets the oil out), Then plug back in and start.

Don
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By Salsa
Back in the early 70's, longer travel (way before...

Back in the early 70's, longer travel (way before LONG travel) was desirable.

I cut the lower legs off as low as I could and put a 2 inch piece in it. The extension piece was .020 over bore so It...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Salsa
Not foot Pounds, Arm Pounds !!!! Don If...

Not foot Pounds, Arm Pounds !!!!

Don

If you can't feel the windup in the bolt, you need a torque wrench.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Salsa
What is a torque wrench? I have a right...

What is a torque wrench?

I have a right handed torque arm that serves my purposes.

Don
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,871
Posted By Salsa
My van in Alaska sits through the winter with no...

My van in Alaska sits through the winter with no battery tender for 10 months every year. So far (knock on wood) it has started when I arrive.

In Alaska land, people charge the battery and...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,207
Posted By Salsa
"Simply, the drops are BETWEEN the springs, thick...

"Simply, the drops are BETWEEN the springs, thick enough to take any load within capacity, in this case a 300# dirt bike."

No one questioned the tensile strength of your "design/fabrication".
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Salsa
One more thing. Politics here is like the...

One more thing.

Politics here is like the current Washington DC on steroids.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,336
Posted By Salsa
How heavy is a DL? How heavy is a 640? ...

How heavy is a DL?

How heavy is a 640?

I guess that will define "a Bit".

Don
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Salsa
40 years ago I built a 400cc 1975 xl350 engine...

40 years ago I built a 400cc 1975 xl350 engine into a frame I built (240 Pounds).

I used a DelOrto Pumper on mine and it worked great.

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,800
Posted By Salsa
I bought a rebuilt engine that had a regroud...

I bought a rebuilt engine that had a regroud crank and the old bearing in it.

It had low oil pressure and I put a large oil pump in it. More than 10,000 miles later it broke the crank.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,737
Posted By Salsa
In about 1981 a friend got a ride with his broken...

In about 1981 a friend got a ride with his broken Triumph from Guerrero Negro to Ensenada for free.

After he paid too much attention to the drivers girl friend he had to ride in the back of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,033
Posted By Salsa
Are you telling me that torsion springs are...

Are you telling me that torsion springs are preloaded against the stops?

I have never tried them, I am just asking.

Don
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 42,982
Posted By Salsa
Why over saturate something as beautiful as...

Why over saturate something as beautiful as Colorado is?

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Salsa
Does anybody have proof that it works? Don

Does anybody have proof that it works?

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,033
Posted By Salsa
Would you ride your bike with springs but NO...

Would you ride your bike with springs but NO shocks?

Don
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,175
Posted By Salsa
I would guess it as. rosa.arce.aguila@ ...

I would guess it as.

rosa.arce.aguila@

or (she may be a little loose with her dots)

rosa.arce.aguila.@

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Posted By Salsa
Sounds good. Tell us more. Show us the...

Sounds good. Tell us more.

Show us the potted one.

When, where, how much ????

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,447
Posted By Salsa
Just for prospective, my first experience at gas...

Just for prospective, my first experience at gas welding was in a college class (which I was not in) on a Saturday in 1955 or 56. My buddy was in the class and his instructor said if some of them...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,060
Posted By Salsa
Is the USA copying Canada's DUI ban??? Don

Is the USA copying Canada's DUI ban???

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,694
Posted By Salsa
You can't have too many bolts. I have...

You can't have too many bolts.

I have several hundred pounds of aircraft bolts I got from Douglas surplus about 1959-61.

Still good after over 50 years.

Don
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By Salsa
Find out where the leak is. Pull either...

Find out where the leak is.

Pull either battery cable and connect the ends with an ammeter.

Pull one fuse at a time to find out which circuit it is.

Now that you know, good luck at chasing...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,536
Posted By Salsa
The Saline Valley Road looks about the same as it...

The Saline Valley Road looks about the same as it did in 1961 when 3 of us on AJS's, a 1952,1953, and my 1954) rode in from Big Pine in late Jan or Feb.

We rode up a mountain road and encountered...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 284,117
Posted By Salsa
If your slider material is thick enough for the...

If your slider material is thick enough for the rollers to hit the slider, he wear slows down a bunch.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-31-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By Salsa
Abe books has a bunch of Vol 1 from $50-70 and...

Abe books has a bunch of Vol 1 from $50-70 and up.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=bradley&sts=t&tn=the+Racing+Motorcycle

Don
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