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My youngest son and I were both on the Utica MI Fire Dept as well. My mother's two younger brothers were on the Madison Heights FD from 1957 till they retired. My one uncle was complaining about seeing me on my first motorcycle at 15. He said he had picked dead people off the road from those things. I said "Uncle Frank, you have pulled dead people from houses but you still live in one"

All too often probably more often than not, according to statistics, it is the idiot in the car or pickup that kills the guy on the motorcycle, seen too much of that too.

Anyhow, after 60 years of riding,12 months a year....
Many years there were 10 miles on the bike for every 1 mile on four wheels, owned over 100 motorcycles and we are still here and totally unharmed.

Better to die living than living in fear of dying That to me is a wasted life!
I had 7 dirt bikes in my younger times, and it was not the thoughts of death that kept me off the road, it was the thoughts of broken bones and skin removal and pins and screw installment and pain that could come along with getting hit. my friend was hit just some 300 ft from my mom's house, he was on a Honda SL 125, some drunk salesmen ran the stop sign, my friend landed on his head, he came out OK with only some scrapes, thanks to his helmet.

with that said, I did drive my dirt bikes on the road a bit (legally), I had one of the high schools teacher back out in front of me once, I hit him right behind the rear tier, I slid over the handlebars and over his trunk and ended up on the grass, I was 16 then, I still road the streets until I was 19.

hmm, now that I have typed that I come to remember some one pulled out in front of my older brother, my brother was on his 1971 Suzuki TM 125, the bike was all legal, my brother slid over that car's trunk also


now for another story, I was 17, had Dad's big-ol Buick 225, had a 430cid in it. I went to see my girl, I gave her a ride to her friend's house, it was a one way street, I pulled over to the left, she opened the door and a car hit the door and screwed it up so it would not close. well there I am setting in the front seat of the cop car, and the kid that hit the door was in the back seat, the cop wrote up the paper work and turned to the kid in the back seat and tells the kid something like> "congregational, you hit the same car twice in less than 1 month and I am the same cop that attended the 2 accidents".. yes that correct, the same kid that hit the door had pulled out and hit my older brother when he was driving my Dad's car just some 27 days earlier

keep warm my Saito friends
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Hopefully, a thread cutting dial too. You can cut threads without on but it involves running the cutter back by reversing the spindle.
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Wasp,

I built an old 1970 Buick 430 and put it in to a 1966 Chevrolet SuperSport for my buddy. He was in the Air Force at the time and his wife trashed the 396. All I had close was the big Buick. All I had to change was the bell housing and exhaust. Skylark mounts to set it in place.

The engine was super smooth. When he got back, he thanked me a thousand times! That Buick hauled the Chevelle around better than ever.
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Originally Posted by rowdog_14
Time to start building the 310...got a new saito 60t to accompany my other new 60t. First will start by getting the lead out of the nose or maybe not . Will post a nice run video of them running together once I get them mounted.
yes Sr, that's going to be one nice plane, you have got to get some video for us!

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Wasp,

I built an old 1970 Buick 430 and put it in to a 1966 Chevrolet SuperSport for my buddy. He was in the Air Force at the time and his wife trashed the 396. All I had close was the big Buick. All I had to change was the bell housing and exhaust. Skylark mounts to set it in place.

The engine was super smooth. When he got back, he thanked me a thousand times! That Buick hauled the Chevelle around better than ever.
Gary, I think my Dad's 430 was a 69, and yes it was very smooth and would really burn the tiers. that car sat by my Dad's garage for 3 years, after I had rebuilt that 327 and put it in my 71 Nova SS I had the thought that I should have rebuilt the 430, and put a good cam in it and put it in my Nova. never the less that little hot 327 blew off a lot of cars, as I owned it I never lost a race with it... I hate myself for selling it, but I didn't have an idea of what it would have meant to me in my older days


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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Hopefully, a thread cutting dial too. You can cut threads without on but it involves running the cutter back by reversing the spindle.

Thanks Gary, was Forney 0ne of the thread cutting oil brands you mentioned under my temp log in. I can;t go there without risking screwing up this one.

That Buick engine was not a 455 eh?
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You guys are reminding me of the car I learned to drive in. My parents 1971 Dodge Polaris Station Wagon. It had a 383 with a 4 barrel carb and automatic transmission. As big as that old gun boat was I think it was built on the same chassis as the Chrysler tank.



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I had that same car but with a small block 318, same color too, I loved that car. I put a Holley Economaster carb on it.
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Dad traded in a 1966 Cornet station wagon on it the Cornet had a 318 in it. The Cornet had a lot of miles on it and he couldn't keep a radiator in it.
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That is one thing my Sherline doesn't have, thread cutting. There is an attachment though that is on my accessory list, along with the mill rotary table and a few other components, but first need to get the power supply and some programming done. I also need to redesign my workshop to accomodate another bench now that I have the Laser.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks Gary, was Forney 0ne of the thread cutting oil brands you mentioned under my temp log in. I can;t go there without risking screwing up this one.

That Buick engine was not a 455 eh?
We had a1967 225 when I was a kid. It also had the 430 cube engine. Buick often put the torque numbers on their engines rather than cubic inch numbers.

I will send you a can of cutting fluid.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
I had 7 dirt bikes in my younger times, and it was not the thoughts of death that kept me off the road, it was the thoughts of broken bones and skin removal and pins and screw installment and pain that could come along with getting hit. my friend was hit just some 300 ft from my mom's house, he was on a Honda SL 125, some drunk salesmen ran the stop sign, my friend landed on his head, he came out OK with only some scrapes, thanks to his helmet.

with that said, I did drive my dirt bikes on the road a bit (legally), I had one of the high schools teacher back out in front of me once, I hit him right behind the rear tier, I slid over the handlebars and over his trunk and ended up on the grass, I was 16 then, I still road the streets until I was 19.

hmm, now that I have typed that I come to remember some one pulled out in front of my older brother, my brother was on his 1971 Suzuki TM 125, the bike was all legal, my brother slid over that car's trunk also


Jim
Lost 5 friends in high school alone from car wrecks. And.....???? It happens.


You know, for years I heard that same nonsense from the dirty bike bravados almost daily. I would get to work and the condescending cowards would quip how they were not so stupid as to ride on the road. Yet the same group of idiots would regularly show up at work with braces, casts, cuts and contusions that the received from their week end dirt bike riding. I did burn my hand on a muffler once. Not bad for 64 years and hundreds of thousands of year round use of motorcycles as my primary mode of transportation. Always seemed ridiculous to stuff my 185 pound body in to a 12,000 pound pickup to simply haul my self from one place to another. A 400 pound motorcycle easily gets me there in

the same amount of time And I actually enjoy the trip.

Sorry, but I would not trade those years spent on the road for anything, there is absolutely no information nor opinion that can offset the first hand experience of leaving the four wheeled cage sitting at the curb, donning the jacket, helmet and gloves and heading out on the road, day in, day out year round.

I know the life well, somebody who has never lived it has little to share about it.
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There was a guy I knew he was killed riding his motorcycle but he was on the road year-round also. I dont think he owned a car.
but it was so wild to see him driving down the road with both feet on the ground for stability and busting drifts. He put hounders of thousands of miles in his BMWs he road one tell the frame rusted in half.
My threshold is about 40 His was none existent I seen him at -30F temps riding down the highway.
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I do have to say that the most fun I ever had was racing ice bikes on a farm pond one winter. Riding TT500s. As fast as the bike would go and pulling wheels was awesome. All on ice. Hard to believe a little studding and the traction was unbelievable. The other cool thing was when you wiped out you just slide. Pick up the bike and take off again.
fun fun. But like I say my cold threshold is in the 40s-50s.
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I'm a Class A trucker, and prefer more than 4 wheels under me, but settle for 4 large ones with tons of HP. The new 2020 F series Superduty has that. Watched a TFL video where 5star did baselines for the 2020 6.7. Ford rated it at 475HP 1050 ftlb tq, which is at the crank. The Dyno shows it at the wheels! the first pull 476HP, 1030 FTLB. Wow.

I have a 12 with the 6.7 and it pulls effortlessly. Gets decent MPG too for an 8400#+ truck, seeing 18 on average, and 12 while towing. Better than my F150 for towing, as good as that red crappy POS 16 I had. My 18 though, 20-22 MPG consistently, but only 8-9 towing.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
We had a1967 225 when I was a kid. It also had the 430 cube engine. Buick often put the torque numbers on their engines rather than cubic inch numbers.

I will send you a can of cutting fluid.
Thankyou much, I've been playing and learning, it sure makes clean cuts, I may decorate the adapters a little.



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I'm a Class A trucker, and prefer more than 4 wheels under me, but settle for 4 large ones with tons of HP. The new 2020 F series Superduty has that. Watched a TFL video where 5star did baselines for the 2020 6.7. Ford rated it at 475HP 1050 ftlb tq, which is at the crank. The Dyno shows it at the wheels! the first pull 476HP, 1030 FTLB. Wow.

I have a 12 with the 6.7 and it pulls effortlessly. Gets decent MPG too for an 8400#+ truck, seeing 18 on average, and 12 while towing. Better than my F150 for towing, as good as that red crappy POS 16 I had. My 18 though, 20-22 MPG consistently, but only 8-9 towing.
Makes up for what?
I can still make it from coast to coast in less time on less fuel only 50 horsepower, two wheels, less damage to public roadways and enjoy it all.

I had to get a CDL when I was working for the excavating company. Hated every minute of it. But like Rick Nelson put it, oh so well,

"If memories were all I played, I'd rather drive a truck."

Trains on tracks are a great way to move goods over long distances. We really need to subsidize trains a little more and trucks a lot less.

Could save a lot of road repairs.

Dave,

I will get some goodies together and send them along with the Saito 120 crate


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Makes up for what?
I can still make it from coast to coast in less time on less fuel only 50 horsepower, two wheels, less damage to public roadways and enjoy it all.

I had to get a CDL when I was working for the excavating company. Hated every minute of it. But like Rick Nelson put it, oh so well,

"If memories were all I played, I'd rather drive a truck."

Trains on tracks are a great way to move goods over long distances. We really need to subsidize trains a little more and trucks a lot less.

Could save a lot of road repairs.

Dave,

I will get some goodies together and send them along with the Saito 120 crate
Sounds great, Thanks
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My best friend died in 12/6/1984 on a 1973 Gold Wing. He was on a country highway coming back from a church revival meeting when a horse ran out in front of him and he hit it broadside. He didn't even have time to touch the brake. I can't help but think when you hit your own personal expiration date it doesn't matter what you are doing you are going to go. Back in the stone age when we were both young my second cousin on my mom's side was scared spit-less to ride on the street, he was a strictly dirt bike rider. I having a larger respect for my back and kidneys was strictly a street rider. My cousin had more motorcycle related injuries than me by a large margin.
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[QUOTE=Hobbsy;12573523]Thanks Gary, was Forney 0ne of the thread cutting oil brands you mentioned under my temp log in. I can;t go there without risking screwing up this one.

That Buick engine was not a 455 eh?[/QUOTE]

no-p, was a 430

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thankyou much, I've been playing and learning, it sure makes clean cuts, I may decorate the adapters a little.

yee-up, brass cleans up pretty
Dave's going to make some pretty brass engine stands

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hey, I didn't know Buick made a 430 BB back in 1928,,, LOL click on the photo

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I do have to say that the most fun I ever had was racing ice bikes on a farm pond one winter. Riding TT500s. As fast as the bike would go and pulling wheels was awesome. All on ice. Hard to believe a little studding and the traction was unbelievable. The other cool thing was when you wiped out you just slide. Pick up the bike and take off again.
fun fun. But like I say my cold threshold is in the 40s-50s.
I am with you on that!
No trees or rocks to deal with and pure, flat track like fun, drifting and sliding on ice.

We did that on Lake St Clair about 5 miles from here. Also on Upper Straits Lake back in the 60s and 70s. Ran a BSA Gold Star 500 single and a Matchless 500 G-85 CS. Later still, a BSA B-50 500 single. Great fun. The Matchless G-85CS was a racer built for factory sponsored riders. They only built 100 of them with just 50 sent to the US. I bought it with a dropped valve for fifty bucks! They easily bring $20,000 today.


Dave, looks like I may have to add some brass to the crate!
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Hey Dave,

The first crate of goodies. There are the makings of a few John Cash Saitolacs enclosed. I will PM the "damages",

This is only the first, more to come. About 20 pounds of goodies to keep you out of trouble!

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Congrats Dave, lots of fun in those boxes I'll bet!

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