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Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
We once had a G&L linear way machine that would...

We once had a G&L linear way machine that would leave bad finishes on bores. They called me down to look at the tooling to make sure that everything looked good and that we had the proper speeds and...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
Sorry, no photo's, security would pull my badge. ...

Sorry, no photo's, security would pull my badge.
We are buying 2 Pama's somewhat like this. http://www.pama.it/en/products/speedmat/speedmat-3800/61-499.html
I make very large trucks, very very...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
I forgot what it is like with a machine sitting...

I forgot what it is like with a machine sitting on the floor. Wobbly wiggles!
The new machining centers that we are putting in have a foundation under it that is over five foot thick. It took 90,000...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
The main thing with steel vs carbide is the fact...

The main thing with steel vs carbide is the fact that steel expands at the same rate as the holder.
The Zoller heats the holder up fast enough that the heat doesn't transfer to the steel shank.
We...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
We shrink 1.5" steel shank Kennametal KSEM drills...

We shrink 1.5" steel shank Kennametal KSEM drills into KM80 shrink holders with our Zoller.
I started shrinking small end mills around 15 years ago. We had a little hand held unit from Ingersoll. It...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,510
Posted By Nodabs
I remember riding several of Bill Grapvine's...

I remember riding several of Bill Grapvine's (RIP) "Past Master" events that had at least 40 sections each of it's two days. Now that is a full day of riding.
The worst thing about that event was...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,510
Posted By Nodabs
What is everyone's rules on scores? Many years...

What is everyone's rules on scores?
Many years ago I was told to average one point per section. 8 sections times three loops = a score of 24 points for the winner.
I personally think that if the...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,510
Posted By Nodabs
More of Donnie's rules. 1, Treat your checkers...

More of Donnie's rules.
1, Treat your checkers well, they are there so you can have fun. Always thank them, give them water, feed them and treat them nice.
2, Arrow your loop well. Yes, you know...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,510
Posted By Nodabs
Donnie's rules for sections: 1, Know your...

Donnie's rules for sections:
1, Know your customer. Build sections for the bulk of your riders, don't spend all of your effort on upper class lines. Take care of your big classes first.
2, Make one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 288,437
Posted By Nodabs
Pmc ride

The PMC ride sounds fun! I hung out with those guys quite a bit a few years back. They always did everything first class.
I laid the trials out for their vintage days for 10+ years. It was nice...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nodabs
WD40 and Scotchbrite. It does wonders.

WD40 and Scotchbrite. It does wonders.
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
Henrymartin, You need to pull those speakers...

Henrymartin,
You need to pull those speakers out from the wall! Let them breath. They will sound so much better.
You will thank me when you hear what they sound like then.
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
It is always the details that kill ya. I really...

It is always the details that kill ya. I really hope that the speakers sound great.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,459
Posted By Nodabs
I've been in trials sections where being balanced...

I've been in trials sections where being balanced in a stop seemed way too fast. I've also been in enduros where I wished that my motorcycle would go faster than 80. (Gotta make up time somehow)...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
Good luck. I hope that they come out sounding...

Good luck. I hope that they come out sounding good.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,151
Posted By Nodabs
One of the rules I have learned in 37 years of...

One of the rules I have learned in 37 years of machining is that while you can run small parts on large machines it is difficult to run large parts on small machines. I never had machines that were...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,611
Posted By Nodabs
Throw the Amal as far as you can and put a Mikuni...

Throw the Amal as far as you can and put a Mikuni on it.
My B40 was built by the best that there is (Dick Mann) with a Amal. It was a stumbling mess. Bob Ginder of B&J racing put a 26mm Mikuni on it...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
The parts for last pair of speakers I built came...

The parts for last pair of speakers I built came from Madisound. I used a 8" Silver Flute wool cone speakers with a Hi-Vi isodynamic tweeters and Clarity Cap capacitors as my "cross over". I built...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
I would start with something like this....

I would start with something like this. http://www.enjoythemusic.com/diy/0710/bofu_pioneer.htm
Maybe add your old tweeter on top with a cap in between to help the top end.
If you need more bass,...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nodabs
The GRS's are fine! They are a clone of the...

The GRS's are fine! They are a clone of the Pioneers. A lot of DIY guys are using them.
I myself agree with bradluke0, a nice simple, efficient, two way is the way to go. Crossovers always muddy up...
Forum: Trials 09-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 182,101
Posted By Nodabs
Sorry, it looks dead to me. No checkers! No one...

Sorry, it looks dead to me.
No checkers! No one waiting for you to ride through.
I come from the time when a AHRMA national trial had 70-80 riders.
I spent 15 years chasing AHRMA glory, probably...
Forum: Trials 09-28-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 182,101
Posted By Nodabs
Is vintage trials dead?

Is vintage trials dead?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,547
Posted By Nodabs
I only get 5000 miles out of a H7. I just carry a...

I only get 5000 miles out of a H7. I just carry a spare and try to not worry about it too much.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Nodabs
I accidentally dumped the entire contents of a...

I accidentally dumped the entire contents of a cup of hot chocolate into my helmet yesterday. Nasty smelling and sticky.
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By Nodabs
http://stratrials.com/

http://stratrials.com/
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By Nodabs
I had to take mine to 3 different places to get...

I had to take mine to 3 different places to get them to bead out. Finally, at the local Chevy dealer, they had a "Cheetah" inflater to pop them out. It was a major pain.
Forum: Trials 07-10-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nodabs
The club is still by Mount Olive (actually White...

The club is still by Mount Olive (actually White City), Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders.
I laid out a vintage trial there just last September. My brother and I hosted trials there from the late 80's...
Forum: Trials 07-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nodabs
Yep, Oakley. I've ridden trials all over the...

Yep, Oakley.
I've ridden trials all over the country, from California to Florida and a lot of places in between. But I've only ridden at Dirt Riders once in my life. The place is less than 5 miles...
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nodabs
I was wondering if it was out in Oakley. Those...

I was wondering if it was out in Oakley. Those must be the only two rocks in Macon County!
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nodabs
Amcross, An hour east of Tilton would be Indy,...

Amcross, An hour east of Tilton would be Indy, LOL. An hour west would be be here by me in Decatur.
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nodabs
Where is this at? It looks a bit rocky for...

Where is this at? It looks a bit rocky for Illinois.
Forum: Trials 06-30-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,457
Posted By Nodabs
Way to go Dustin Ginder! We rode together for...

Way to go Dustin Ginder! We rode together for quite a few years. I still owe him $5 for doing a trick in the middle of a section at Grattan Mi. 20 years ago!
Forum: Trials 06-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Nodabs
I'd be more worried about the bottom end than the...

I'd be more worried about the bottom end than the top end. My brother's Fantic sucked some dirt through itself once and it trashed out all of his bottom end bearings. It was not a cheap fix.
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Nodabs
My question for users of Torx drivers is if the...

My question for users of Torx drivers is if the screw head is Torx or Torx Plus?
Almost everything in the industrial segment has moved to Torx Plus in the last 10 years. The pluses don't ramp out as...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By Nodabs
Oh, don't get me started with coatings and...

Oh, don't get me started with coatings and lubricants. I will wear you out, lol.
I am a cutting tool application engineer. Cutting metal is a 10 hour a day obsession for me. I am responsible for all...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By Nodabs
If you really want high quality don't mess with...

If you really want high quality don't mess with even HSS taps. Powdered Metal (PM) taps are the most cost effective way to go. Go to MSC or any of the big online tool houses.
The big names in taps...
Forum: Trials 05-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By Nodabs
How about a Douglass? Just enough different to...

How about a Douglass? Just enough different to stand out.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Douglas_350_Competition_1950.JPG
Forum: Trials 05-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By Nodabs
I've never seen a Montesa finish a event. I'm not...

I've never seen a Montesa finish a event. I'm not kidding, they are always sitting somewhere on the loop. As I said before, a TY is really the only way to go. TL Honda's are ok if you mess with them...
Forum: Trials 05-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By Nodabs
As a starter bike, there is nothing like a Yamaha...

As a starter bike, there is nothing like a Yamaha TY250. You can find them fairly easily, parts are available and they are pretty bulletproof.
A Bultaco Sherpa T or a Ossa MAR both work well also....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,173
Posted By Nodabs
Wow how times have changed. My first memory in...

Wow how times have changed. My first memory in life is riding on my Dad's Gold Star. I won my first trophys riding "Buddy Class" enduros at age 7. My dad rode me to my first day of Kindergarten, I...
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