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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
The thermactor plugs are 9/16 or 5/8 coarse...

The thermactor plugs are 9/16 or 5/8 coarse thread. Short bolts will work but cleaner if you use set screws (yes they make them that big). Ther thermactor is injecting air into the exhaust (not...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
That's a common SBF mistake. Did you have the...

That's a common SBF mistake. Did you have the heads off? They don't just flip in the middle of the night on a used engine. It looks like the heads have been off in the past.

How hard is it...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 377,042
Posted By broncobowsher
I'm washing mine this weekend, suppose to be up...

I'm washing mine this weekend, suppose to be up in the 80's.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By broncobowsher
I think you were riding the same event up at Alto...

I think you were riding the same event up at Alto Pit.

Looking back on it now, all I probably need to upgrade is the pants. I have a feeling I know what I will be shopping for the next time I...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By broncobowsher
Riding in the cold and rain

OK, so I am spoiled living in Arizona. Last weekend there was a nice trials up in the mountains. 35 and rained all day.

The Mountain Hardware shell did a nice job. Little chilled on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,659
Posted By broncobowsher
I understand that the coolant temp would be...

I understand that the coolant temp would be nearly identical, maybe a shade higher due to less ability to shed heat in the radiator. But what is the metal temp of the cylinders and heads? Those...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 377,042
Posted By broncobowsher
Found a halfway decent clip of what it is like to...

Found a halfway decent clip of what it is like to ride in the rain. Us in AZ don't normally deal with rain. When the sky falls we run inside. But some of us decided that 35 was still on the liquid...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By broncobowsher
It can work. Just takes a coil and jams it...

It can work. Just takes a coil and jams it nearly solid. Spring rate goes up by 1/(the number of coils in the spring)-(what little give there is in the rubber).
Those spacers work on a specific...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By broncobowsher
You are off by a factor of 10 1HP going into a...

You are off by a factor of 10
1HP going into a not very efficient alternator(motorcycle stator) will still get you about 500W. So a 50W charging system will put about 1/10HP load on the system.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By broncobowsher
You will still need a 12V battery. Can't run an...

You will still need a 12V battery. Can't run an alternator without one. Especially with a load on it. It will spike, surge, and drop out left and right. Blowing diodes and voltage regulators. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By broncobowsher
Typical alternator turns clockwise looking at the...

Typical alternator turns clockwise looking at the pulley. That is from the radiator looking at the engine it turns clockwise.

turn around and from the engine looking at the radiator, it turns...
Forum: Trials 02-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 377,042
Posted By broncobowsher
Rode around the back yard a little bit. figured...

Rode around the back yard a little bit. figured out how to stop with the front tire wedged up against a wall, then be able to turn and ride away. It must be the new boots.

Loaded everything...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
The 50 ounce balance isn't the weight of the...

The 50 ounce balance isn't the weight of the flexplate, it is the balance factor. The crankshafts are not completely internally balanced. There is a small counterweight on both the damper on the...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,641
Posted By broncobowsher
I hate towing in California. For some reason...

I hate towing in California. For some reason they deem it unsafe to pull a trailer faster than 55. But as soon as I cross back into Arizona the laws of physics change and I can blast along doing 75...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
That's where a 351W is nicer. The intake sits a...

That's where a 351W is nicer. The intake sits a little higher and the lower thermostat bolt clears the timing cover.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,409
Posted By broncobowsher
I noticed that right away as well. The...

I noticed that right away as well.

The only other time I have seen a coil sprung torsion axle is on an old horse trailer. I was told that was pretty common "back in the day". Not sure which...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
That came from years ago when people would try to...

That came from years ago when people would try to run without a thermostat and a half plugged radiator. Especially downflow radiators. As the waterpump pushes through a gutted thermostat housing it...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
The extra hole is where the intake gasket is also...

The extra hole is where the intake gasket is also used in early 351 Windsor applications. For the first couple years of production the 351 Windsor used 16 bolts to hold the intake to the heads...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
If the heater is putting out heat, you have water...

If the heater is putting out heat, you have water in it and the pump is a pumping. I know you tested the thermostat and installed it correctly, but it sure sounds stuck closed to me.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
Not related to the cooling, but to the modern 5.0...

Not related to the cooling, but to the modern 5.0 engine. What gear do you have on the distributor? The factory gear from the carb setup is cast to work with the flat tappet cam. The steel roller...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,085
Posted By broncobowsher
Did you put the thermostat in backwards? The...

Did you put the thermostat in backwards? The actuator (wax pellet) needs to be engine side to sense engine temp. Backwards and it sees the cold water in the upper hose.
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By broncobowsher
Floating rotor. That is what you have. Still...

Floating rotor. That is what you have. Still used today.
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By broncobowsher
Know plenty of deep freezers in garages, they...

Know plenty of deep freezers in garages, they work fine.

Now a refrigerator in the garage, I have a friend who has that and issues. The thermostat is based on the refrigerator temperature, not...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By broncobowsher
I know it exists. But where and how much I don't...

I know it exists. But where and how much I don't know.
Many years ago I got a tour of the TWA overhaul center in KC. They were chroming turbine engine shafts to make up for wear and machining...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By broncobowsher
Have no idea why. It is just what the meter...

Have no idea why. It is just what the meter shows. From what little info exists there isn't any regulator until you get to the cooling fan rectifier.

I went ahead and wired the light today...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By broncobowsher
Looks like things have not changed much in a...

Looks like things have not changed much in a decade. Thanks for the pic and description.
After cleaning up a chunk of the garage to reach the storage box I got the original headlight out. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By broncobowsher
Don't buy new batteries. Just borrow them. You...

Don't buy new batteries. Just borrow them. You have other equipment with big enough batteries, right? Take them out of the good equipment, temporarily install them in the junk. I can't imagine...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,641
Posted By broncobowsher
Torsion axles are 2 pieces of square tubing, one...

Torsion axles are 2 pieces of square tubing, one inside the other at about 45 to the other.
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Rubber is vulcanized between the two pieces of tubing. The inner tube has an arm a little less...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,641
Posted By broncobowsher
Torsion axles on an empty trailer bounce due to...

Torsion axles on an empty trailer bounce due to the tires, not the torsion springs. Shocks won't fix that issue. The axle acts solid mounted if not loaded.

But I did use shocks when I...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,641
Posted By broncobowsher
Thus the reason I ditched my torsion axle and...

Thus the reason I ditched my torsion axle and linked the trailer suspension with air bags. Ride height sensor keeps it riding level regardless of how empty or full it is. Sway bar is a little too...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By broncobowsher
Do you just want something simple like a bar code...

Do you just want something simple like a bar code or maybe RFID?
What kind of cylinders are you tracking?
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By broncobowsher
Molex, the same stuff as desktop computer power...

Molex, the same stuff as desktop computer power supply.
Cheap, different versions (for high amperage get the bigger .093 stuff)
Rebuildable, reconfigurable.
I can pick them up at the Local...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By broncobowsher
OK, that's not it. Found the original...

OK, that's not it.

Found the original headlight. Yellow and brown go to the switch and nothing else. Yellow with green and brown go to the lights. More meter checks needed. The brown should...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By broncobowsher
Well I dug into it a little further today. I...

Well I dug into it a little further today. I think the brown wire is ground. The yellow power to the headlight. Yellow and green power to the non-existent tail light. The two plugs at the...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By broncobowsher
Taps cut new threads Chasers clean old...

Taps cut new threads
Chasers clean old threads.

Using taps to clean threads is hard on the taps (dragging them through dirt) and tends to eat away the threads as any dirt will want to walk...
Forum: Trials 02-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By broncobowsher
Do it!

Do it!
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By broncobowsher
One vote from home, another vote from work.

One vote from home, another vote from work.
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,136
Posted By broncobowsher
After destroying a LOT of line fittings (myself...

After destroying a LOT of line fittings (myself and a lot of others at work), Snap-On line wrench is completely worth it. That one we resigned to nothing but Snap-On line wrenches. The only thing...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By broncobowsher
Jumping off a large car battery isn't a problem. ...

Jumping off a large car battery isn't a problem.

Problem is most people want to jump off a car battery that is attached to a running car, that is a problem. The typical motorcycle charging system...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 377,042
Posted By broncobowsher
2 days of CAT trials at the fair grounds. Last...

2 days of CAT trials at the fair grounds. Last loop I threw the GPS in the bag and found out it was a 2 mile loop. Also found the top speed was a hair over 50MPH:evil, now I can answer that...
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