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Old 11-14-2019, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Heck, You are probably the reason they had to quit making them!
LOL Gary,, LOL that would not be the first time LOL,,
around 1983 I had a brand new set of Armstrong TrueTrack 32X11.50 tiers on my Jeep. they were vary good tiers. LOL well I found the tires were NOT round LOL yes yes> NOT round !! so, I called Armstrong and told the guy, I don't know who he was but he was a bigshot there, he didn't know what to say to me, he must have thought I was crazy.. well he told me he would check it out, well some 3 months later I get a call from the guy. he tells me that the molds were moved to a new building and that they were damaged, then he tells me the tiers were discontinued and he offered me $300 for my used tiers.. well I had sold the tiers for $350 to a guy that wanted them for his truck he was selling.

funny story, hu

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Originally Posted by flyerinokc
which i would point out counts as a public service!
lol
Old 11-14-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
How about putting a Saito on this one from the same guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDu1S-MMClw
very cool !!

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Look, guys! You are disrespecting the tip of a rather sensitive person. Pete already gave the solution, Playboy Magazine covers. Listen next time, or face the outcome.

Rumor has it flesh toned seal best.
I am sensitive gary and just to prove it i've been thinking back over the years on this saito thread, all the many different comments and arguments about ways of going about doing essentially the same thing, flying a good looking (to you) aeroplane powered by the best running saito fourstroke in the world. To me a good analogy would be a short quote from the american poet wallace stevens.

They said "you have a blue guitar/ you do not play things as they are". / the man replied, "things as they are/ are changed upon the blue guitar".

PS flesh toned gaskets compliment pink engines...
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Dave do you remember years ago we were saying how wicked the old maico 490 motocrosser was, and you never forgot your first ride? check the NEW one out, it's the only time in years i wish i was 50yrs younger

Edit: sorry about that, it's a two stroke
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700cc seems like complete overkill to me. Can anyone even get that much power to hook up? My yz250 had more power than I could ever get to hook up.
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If it's a typical MAICO it will hook up and you'd best hang on tight, they were the best at going where you wanted them to. On turning, they didn't care whether you slid around the corner, freight trained it, or bounced off the berm.

Geri is suffering from another blood clot, yesterdays test proved it's not in her legs, her thoracic cavity will be tested next after 16 hours of Benedryl prep, shes allergic to the dye.

Running the 1.15 is on the back burner right now. I also need to prove up the Psycho Billiy .82-a.

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Best wishes to you and yours Dave.
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Thankyou much, Lonnie
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Dave keep us up to date on how she is doing thoughts and prayers go out to you and her.

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Will do and thanks again. Did the V-stacks arrive OK? She's scared but being brave.
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart

Dave do you remember years ago we were saying how wicked the old maico 490 motocrosser was, and you never forgot your first ride? check the NEW one out, it's the only time in years i wish i was 50yrs younger

Edit: sorry about that, it's a two stroke
Pete, they're being made in Germany again at the rate of 50 per year.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Will do and thanks again. Did the V-stacks arrive OK? She's scared but being brave.
yes arrived in great shape and thanks so much.
I owe you one.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Pete, they're being made in Germany again at the rate of 50 per year.
Must be a HUGE demand


Very best thoughts and wishes go out your way Dave.
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Hey Gary
you have made an awesome fuel can or two.
what have you made for a fuel pump?
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Thanks G-man, the smallest is a 500, they even make a couple of street legal ones. Who would have thought?

The .82-a has super compression even though I used the original ring and piston in a new cylinder. A lot of that stuff is not as critical as people think.
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Dave, give Geri all my best I will keep her in my prayers for a swift good outcome.

As for the Psycho Billy .82-a I think it needs a paint job, how about Lime Green?

Pinky is progressing slowly I got a new tank for it and and replaced the missing cabane support. Last night I finished covering the Bristol Spadport's wings and painted the upper wing supports to match. My grandson Dylan is coming for Thanksgiving and I want to have his airplane about finished so he can have it at Christmas.

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
The .82-a has super compression even though I used the original ring and piston in a new cylinder. A lot of that stuff is not as critical as people think.
Well, for higher rpm it doesn't seem to matter too much if the ring or valves leak a little. In my experience however Low/Mid rpms and especially idle are effected to a large extent by leaky rings and valves making it difficult to find a happy spot for the lsn. Rpms wander all over the place.

Just went through the intermittent leaky valve thing with my modded 82. Sometimes they would seal, sometimes not. Once I found out for sure that the valve seats weren't chrome plated I lapped them until they sealed properly. The idle smoothed out a bunch and I was able to lean the lsn a touch more than before which helped lean the overly rich mids too.

I put a new ring in it about 1/2 gl ago so it needs a little more run time to be right. The rest of the break in will be done in the air.

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Thankyou all for the kind words. My only experience so far with a mushy compression Saito is a 50 I bought about 22 years ago. After the 50 minute break in I do, it was still soft on compression. When turning it slowly it had almost no compression but I heard a very faint hissing. I pulled the cylinder and noted a tiny flaw about 1/16th" out from the intake valve, there was a tiny air pocket in the cylinder/head that went right around the valve seat. I sent it to Horizon on Thursday and believe it or not it was back by Tuesday with a new cylinder. All free.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks G-man, the smallest is a 500, they even make a couple of street legal ones. Who would have thought?

The .82-a has super compression even though I used the original ring and piston in a new cylinder. A lot of that stuff is not as critical as people think.
Seems like 95% I wind up re-using the original ring with fine results. Once did a 1974 BMW 2002tii engine for a cheapskate. It was well weathered and the cylinders locked up. I got it apart and had to use heat and oil to peel the rings out. Mr Cheapo didn't want to buy parts so I cleaned up the rings and grooves and put it together. No oil consumption and fine compression. Not to worry!
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Hey Gary
you have made an awesome fuel can or two.
what have you made for a fuel pump?
Not sure what you mean??

Do you mean; Have I made a fuel pump or a can to use with a pump??

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Not sure what you mean??

Do you mean; Have I made a fuel pump or a can to use with a pump??
have made a pump for your fuel can or do you just have a good pump of some sort.
just trying to find an alternative to the standard’s like the six shooter and the hanger 9 hand cranked pumps
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I had used several electric pumps over the years as well as converted pumps of many types. I will NEVER use an electric pump again, at one time considered making my own manual pump. I have settled for the last 20 or so years on using the Hobbico geared, hand cranked generic pump. I guess it is the same as or very similar to your Hangar 9 pump. Very happy, after the first 20 or so years anyhow. So pleased I made a dedicated bracket and welded it to the side of the can
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Wow I guess the one I am using is older then I think
I guess you have to buy one every 20 years or so i would have to say you got the goody out of it. Hmmmm
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Wow I guess the one I am using is older then I think
I guess you have to buy one every 20 years or so i would have to say you got the goody out of it. Hmmmm


Not using the "same one" I am on pump number three now. Hey look, this pump IS a Hangar 9!




This is the backup can that I made thirty years ago but haven't needed to use


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