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Old 01-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #2836
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Mostly done air engine sporting a whopping 2cc of displacement!

Still need to drill and thread the intake hole to install a hose barb, and finis welding the motor to the base. The crank will be cut down to match the flywheel, and when I get the proper belt for my lathe I will finish the flywheel up.

The goal was to have a working air engine made with nothing other than basic power tools- mainly the drill press and welder. My students will not be using the lathe on their flywheels unless they want to come in after school and figure it out...

Some of the specs: 2cc, crankshaft made out of bent up 1/8" welding rod, piston made from 3/8" rod, rest of it is just basic hot rolled bar or flat stock. Lucked out on the flywheel and found a large chunk of 2 1/2" brass round stock at a scrap yard- plan on making about 40 flywheels out of it. Figure the total cost is under $5. The welds on the base plate are done with stick, wire feed, and oxy-acet- they practice a bunch and then hopefully do their "good one" on the base for display...

I'll post pics of the students projects when they get 'em done.
Wish I would have went to your school!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #2837
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My uncle and I put this together late last summer...

































Started life as two 20 gallon drums which we turned into a sweet little tailgating smoker.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #2838
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Your customer? You didn't really build that piece of shit for a paying customer, did you?


1/4" isn't shit, and what you really need is more vertical separation between the top/bottom walls, and more than one hitch, and a fawking clue - obviously. You're putting other people's lives at risk ASSHOLE.


They're stupid for making them, and their customers are stupid for buying them.
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There is a chance of pulling your frame horns down and causing major frame damage.
Come on, buddy. Toyota truck frames are renowned for their unparalleled strength and resistance to corrosion.

Here's something else I made: hardwood stakesides! Also sandblasted the frame, reinforced the leaf spring attachment points, painted the frame, installed new decking, and replaced the bearings and tires.


Look out for the giant hand from the heavens!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #2839
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Look out for the giant hand from the heavens!
I liked the cantilevered bendy death thingy better...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #2840
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Hauling my NX250 on a commercial rack on the back of my E150 I found it was unstable side to side. There is a single bolt designed to screw down and take up the slop in the receiver but it wasn't really effective.

My solution was to use ratchet straps from the extreme ends of the carrier looped around the rear bumper.

That made the set up completely stable, it might help on the FJ.

The other thing I do is run a 1/4 inch SS cable through the bike frame and around the hitch cross bar so if anything went bad I would be dragging the problem with me, not watching it tumble down the road in my rear view mirrors.

If i were trying to use that FJ set up I would have a minimum of two safety cables. They are likely to be needed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #2841
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I liked the cantilevered bendy death thingy better...
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #2842
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I liked the cantilevered bendy death thingy better...
What a great name "the cantilevered bendy death thingy"
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #2843
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You should make a video of that FJ taking a jump at about 40mph with the quad on the back. Just so every one can see how well it works.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #2844
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #2845
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I think OP was screwing with us, had a plan for a trailer all along
he got us good and proper

a lesson in how not to carry a quad!
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #2846
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I think OP was screwing with us, had a plan for a trailer all along
he got us good and proper
The world may never know.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #2847
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That's exactly what I made it for...really cool, one of a kind desk piece.
You don't care to make a few more to sell, do you?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #2848
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Needs to be painted glossy black.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #2849
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Here's another one I made........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3a-v3uvI9k
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #2850
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