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Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By corsair4360
Trailer Wiring

The first thing I would check is to make sure that all the connections are soldered or well put together. Many trailer manufacturers and hacks use the crimp "scotch locks" which are guaranteed to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 967,726
Posted By corsair4360
Makes me wonder how long before the structure is...

Makes me wonder how long before the structure is crushed by the rocks above it. Happened around Christmas near Zions National Park, killed two people.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,195
Views: 2,406,907
Posted By corsair4360
In addition to San Francisco, Berkley or Santa...

In addition to San Francisco, Berkley or Santa Cruz qualify now.... not long ago escaped. From some perspectives any urban area of la communista republica california qualifies.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,541
Posted By corsair4360
Norton Commando

VERY nice, would be nice to have one.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By corsair4360
Mittens....

I rode through the winter many years ago in Logan Utah, including zero temperatures. I used a pair of winter mitten outer that I bought at a surplus store near Ogden. With ski mittens underneath...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Welcome Back

I am very glad to hear from you, was wondering what had happened you.

I have been there done that with a severe concussion, mine from mountain biking. I was out for about 10 minutes, however...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,590
Posted By corsair4360
Misc Details

I agree with Plumbstraight.

You cannot have to many electrical outlets, to much light or to many air hose connections. My experience with my home garage and a shop is that you need 220v,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,541
Posted By corsair4360
Laverda

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Beautiful Laverda always liked them.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Francine

Best of everything in your recovery. Concussions are not fun, been there done that and they take longer to heal than most expect. It took me about 6-8 weeks to feel comfortable again and I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,541
Posted By corsair4360
Xs650

AC909 - beautiful machine.... very nicely done.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Fences

Those fences are to make the snow drifts occur not on the roadway, but adjacent so that plowing will not be needed as frequently. All over Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and states in that area. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,195
Views: 2,406,907
Posted By corsair4360
California I5

That road on weekdays is tolerable. On weekends it is a dangerous place. Many trucks and trailers supposedly adhering to the 55mph truck and trailer speed limit thanks to CHP. Mix that with the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 967,726
Posted By corsair4360
Renovations

PhilinFrance;

You have far more drive and energy that I. Been there done that, and it is lots of work. IF the foundation is structurally sound you will have a unique place that is really "your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75,594
Views: 8,000,261
Posted By corsair4360
Block and Tackle

purpledrake (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=173092)

Several arborists internet sales places sell micro pulleys and line to make your own. Harbor Freight sells one called a Rope...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,072
Posted By corsair4360
Used Wilton Vise

Look in the classified ads. There is one 4" Wilton in Craigslist in Salinas CA now for $200. I was given a Wilton copy (who knows were it came from) 15 years ago, on a stand, I use it regularly.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,261
Posted By corsair4360
Suggestions...

My experience with battery powered screw drivers is you get what you pay for. If you want something small, cheap and light, it meet your requirements.

I second the motion that the Milwaukee...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
"Rancher"

Dr Rock.

As one who spent many summers working for the Forest Service near Jackson Hole, those who work around travelers can get really cynical and put out quickly. I'll not describe the...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By corsair4360
Isulation

For the interior sheet rock is probably going to be mandatory to be fire code compliant or some really pricey industrial stuff. As others have said, two layers of sheet rock between the living...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,066
Posted By corsair4360
Daily Ride

Mine is a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel Crew Cab short bed. Bikes are the least of my worries... mileage is good, but not great, comfortable for 4 big guys, quieter than the wifes minivan,...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,728
Posted By corsair4360
Axle swap

In older (aka not computerized) vehicles axle swaps are common, easily done and work great, as long as you know the axle ratio, spring perch width etc. I have done several and other than a...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,578
Posted By corsair4360
Stabil

I either use Stabil, or buy the really pricey naptha (aka white gas mix) for my chainsaw and trimmer and other engines. As I understand it, the 2 cycle oil mixes from Stihl and other manufacturers...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,639
Posted By corsair4360
Chassis Paint

Try Eastwood Company, internet sales. Their chassis black is great stuff. It is a single part epoxy. I've used it for years. Good stuff. Acetone works great for cleaning parts in advance of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Great Report (as usual)

Your ride report is awesome, the narration good the pictures great to excellent. You clearly have an artists eye for scenes. The panoramic picture in post 4004 is excellent.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,195
Views: 2,406,907
Posted By corsair4360
Speeing Camera's

Apparently there are a significant group of people in the UK who take action to get rid of the menaces The near ground ones). Some of them are called gatso's and there are several web sites that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,195
Views: 2,406,907
Posted By corsair4360
UP in Wisconsin...

Look for Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin or Egg Harbor..... Been their many years ago. The WhiteFish Inn had a great fish boil there...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 967,726
Posted By corsair4360
Front Porch?

Looks to me like a structure taken over by the curse of the south, Kudzu. I spent more than a few days trying to control that junk over 40 years ago in Southern Mississippi. That stuff is just...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,916
Posted By corsair4360
Overheating....

I would go back and make sure the new lower hose does not collapse. Been there done that, they should have a large wire spring in the hose to make sure it does not collapse. If that is missing the...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 26,598
Posted By corsair4360
Tools

Which brand is somewhat like religion.

That said, I use snap-on's alot on our race car and at my buddy's shop and craftsman at home so feel I have some basis of comparison.

Snap On: sockets...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By corsair4360
Customer Fabricator

Brett Williamson in Gilroy (Team Eagle Fabrication) is really good, not cheap, does most anything and is a real magician with a welder and grinder. We have some of his work on our roadster (drag...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By corsair4360
Bolts

If you are looking for the nice shiny silver look, which I did on my '68 Barracuda hood latches, springs, etc then this works great. I used it for lots of bolts, worked great, not very pricey...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,178
Posted By corsair4360
?/

Beezer has it. Rings come with a specification of what cross hatch pattern to use and what grit stones. You can use the hone brush approach, but that is to just take the glaze off. The ring...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,987
Posted By corsair4360
Rebild ?'s

From my experience with racing engines, that looks like a classic case of overheating at the corner of the piston, apparently under the exhaust valves which what causes the aluminum spots on the head...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By corsair4360
Garage Lighting

I have found that the compact florescent fixtures like were shown in the picture by Vortex are the cheapest, last a bit do take a bit to get really bright. Even pricing the cheapo Home Depot light...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By corsair4360
Gas in California

Thank CARB (California Air Resources Board) and EPA for the ethanol in gasoline, now going to 15%. Stabil works great, use it in my old car - two flavors - Red is for gasoline, green is for...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,506
Posted By corsair4360
Undersize Crank

How about using nitriding? I had that done to my crankshaft on my '68 Barracuda 340 crank and they actually had to grind the crankshaft down to 0.010 undersize.

Might help. I can find out...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 230,541
Posted By corsair4360
Wow....

Cannonshot;

Great ride report, another on the list of places to go and routes to take. I've been on parts of the route in Wyoming (lived at Bondurant WY for two summers working for the US...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,559
Posted By corsair4360
Rings

Experience says the gaps have to be staggered at least 120 degrees apart or 180.... If the gaps are at the same place vertically then you will have much reduced compression.... Experience...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,541
Posted By corsair4360
CB750 - bdmmotard

Very nice. Brings back fond memories of sitting on a hill in Logan Canyon (Utah) listening to several of them come past us way below on the highway, nearly 40 years ago. Still can hear them going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Time to write and process Photos

Dr Rock;

Your pictures, video's and narrative give me a view into places I have always wanted to see, and may never get to see in person. Kudo's to you and your wife.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,557
Posted By corsair4360
Sunset Pictures

Dr. Rock. Your sunset pictures are outstanding. Thanks for the great ride report, narrative, pictures and videos.
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