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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,
A little update the single cab is going back home to Germany sold it last weekend and now have some cash for the 59 with the 36hp. Also sold every valve cover I had even the ones for my own engines so I'll have to fire up the foundry soon or Cru62 will beat me to it.

PS. Cru62 if you need any help just let me know I've learned alot for sure some of it the hard way.

Heres the Wheel Horse all finished just needs gas.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...or Cru62 will beat me to it.

Hah! Fat chance of that!

PS. Cru62 if you need any help just let me know I've learned alot for sure some of it the hard way.

You will be the first when I need help. Thanks for the inspiration.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now the hard work starts. Gotta make some casting sand and boxes and a pattern. What have I gotten into?
it,s not what have I gotten into, it what can I get into !!!use you imangination and make it !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, not appropriate to the subject, but HOW IN THE HELL DO YOU GET TO PUT YOUR GARDEN TRACTOR IN THE HOUSE?? Either you're not married, or you found the best woman EVER!!!!
We need to know.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dosent everybody do that? built my yz 250 in the house, my four wheeler,in the house, my riding mower/tractor in the house,and my racecar body(harwood glass body) sat in my kitchen for years till the chassie was ready for it. is there something rong with your wife? or is it you?hmm 1 out of 4 people are nuts, look around..... if there all ok it must be you.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's alittle update. Haven't poured anything in about 4 months but after reading about all the high rockers being tested it was time to fire up the foundry and make a few changes to the racer covers. I always wanted to add some thicker metal in a few areas for vent plumbing for the big engines but just never got around to it. So I got busy and added three which should cover any plumbing for any engine I hope. The first that I poured I didn't even fit them to my engine just sent them off to Ronnie so I hope they fit and have plenty of metal for drilling and taping. Also need to get back on the sump its so close I'm sure it would work as is but need to make small changes to make it easyer on me or find someone else to do it ( no time here). Also some sad news Zeus called it quits at 15 1/2 which really suprised me being in the shape he was in the last year. But not bad for never having a shot or high dollar dog food in his whole life he will be missed and may go back on the valve covers. I also have been working on the 59 panel with the 36 hp and if I could cut my sleep time down from 7 to 6 hour I may be able to get some of these done LOL. Here's some pictures of what been going on here in Ga.

stripping and priming the 59 bugout bus

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rims paint new clips $310 for tires

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And the new valve covers with plumbing tits

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about Zeus; it's tough to loose an old friend.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, My condolences on the passing of Zeus.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup thats hard,hope you make him a valve cover shaped head stone with his name on it.
after 50 years I can nolonger have any more critters,too hard when they go.
the new style valve covers look awassom as usual.keep up the gr8t work. and cast you some nice aluminum rockers to go in those covers.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are you using as a crucible/smelting to melt your materials?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New covers look great! Vent lug is a super idea!
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the new covers, they are awesome and love the vent boses. These will go on the 1482 Bonneville 36 hp engine. Will test fit on the head tomorrow and drill/tap to install the breather fitting.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got the new covers, they are awesome and love the vent boses. These will go on the 1482 Bonneville 36 hp engine. Will test fit on the head tomorrow and drill/tap to install the breather fitting.

THANK YOU Love-um


Ronnie, If the lugs need to be thicker let me know I can still make changes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well???? any updates????Im still thinking on building me a smelter setup but havent had time to.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These things look so good I might almost build a 36 just to be ale to use them. Cool

Sorry to here about your buddy. I know what you're going through, we lost our friend a couple months ago after 16 years. It's tough.....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slalombuggy wrote:
These things look so good I might almost build a 36 just to be ale to use them. Cool

Sorry to here about your buddy. I know what you're going through, we lost our friend a couple months ago after 16 years. It's tough.....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have been playing in the sand alittle bit trying to make things just to see if I could. But mosty now that the weathers nice I've been cutting and welding on the 59 panel it's what got me started on the 36 hp madness in the first place. Maybe this year if all go well I finish up a few of the round oil sumps after the Honey Do List gets finished. Sometime I have to remind myself that I do have a great wife if not she will.
Vaughn just to let you know your drawings kick ass make me some patterns.

Some of the see if I could. And alot of pictures to look at just for fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you da man!!! hunny doo's do have a way of geting in the way.I tiled my home this last year,remoldeled 1 bathroom,riped out the front door this last weekend and it's almost done with a new one on there a lot better than the old one and the list go's on. for me I would do the casting in the winter if I could& use the heat to heat the shop(with the doors open,I would think it gets pretty hot)
Ive looked at some guys smelters and some have a blower some dont.I wonder how much diff it makes.I saw one that melted the burner tube,that wouldnt be much fun, I think I would like the non blower or a small blower.I just need to get my but in gear & do it. it sure is good to hear you too have a great wife.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the color and texture of your sand. I also like the grooves in your boxes to hold the sand. I gotta try that. I am just getting started and am having a blast. I used charcoal for my first two attempts. I just wanted to melt some aluminum and pour it just to see if I could. I poured about a cup full into a cornbread mold. I was surprised at how beautiful the metal is when its melted.

Your numbering and wording looks dam perfect. I'm surprised to see "racer" instead of "faster" on those valve covers. My goal is to create some tall Nicson style fins (3 big fins) on a few pieces. But I am still learning. I really like looking at your pictures, it helps greatly. Thanks for schooling me. Learning alot. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a big shop-vac on my foundry. The flow is controlled by a gate valve. The whole thing looks pretty jerry-rigged and I am planning on neatening everthing up, but it works great! I really like the radio trim plate.

What do you all use for casting sand? Do you make your own with sand and kitty litter or is it available nearby?
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