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Old 03-29-2021, 11:49 PM
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Mike the fa125 got buried along with poor old saito last year, he needed a chew bone in the next life.
Old 03-30-2021, 04:01 AM
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He was a fine dog and companion I'm sure he is sorely missed, except but 125 collectors!
Old 03-30-2021, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Sure, simple part to make, especially when you use a press break. VERY simple if you use a turret punch first. I took a job creating production drawings for sheet metal parts and programming their Strippit punch press, Waterjet cutter and press break for a year before moving over to Dell Computer. Fun job and it's amazing how intricate and how fast custom sheet metal parts can be made using those tools.
Usually I make them by hand, one at a time and I have made dozens.. Very easy to do at home with basic tools. The intake hole is finished with one of my favorite tools, a file. Being a metal model maker by trade, we are not usually doing production quantities. The trade is to make intricate parts, one at a time, often with most basic tools. The parts must however look better than production parts in most cases.


I am making some basic forming tools since there will be a hundred or so. The last time I used a Wales Strippit was 1979 at Metal Specialists in Warren MI.
Due to the proximity of the hole edge to the 90 degree bend, the hole will be sized last, after forming is completed.
I have access to a small Chicago press brake but it is not at all a must have. The simple home made tooling could be just as easily used in an arbor press or a vise rather than a Press Brake.

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Old 03-30-2021, 06:07 AM
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Default Methanol In Bulk $2.45 per gallon

For those of you near Pennsylvania, W VA and Virginia.
They have several locations.
I just talked to Duane, their fresh, bulk Methanol is $2.45!per gallon. Bring your own containers,, 1 gallon to 55 gallon. Buy all you want.


https://crystalviewwasherfluid.com/racing-fuel/

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Old 03-30-2021, 07:38 AM
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So the base is pretty cheap for you to mix your own. If I start flying more I will have to consider giving it a try. I generally lean toward a Nitro of no more than 15% and either synthetic oil or a combo with a little castor oil for protection. I use Marvel Mystery Oil for air tools as my after run oil do you have a better recommendation?
Old 03-30-2021, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
For those of you near Pennsylvania, W VA and Virginia.
They have several locations.
I just talked to Duane, their fresh, bulk Methanol is $2.45!per gallon. Bring your own containers,, 1 gallon to 55 gallon. Buy all you want.


https://crystalviewwasherfluid.com/racing-fuel/

Excellent price! Good find.

I'll meet you there in an hour. If I'm late, start without me.

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Old 03-30-2021, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
So the base is pretty cheap for you to mix your own. If I start flying more I will have to consider giving it a try. I generally lean toward a Nitro of no more than 15% and either synthetic oil or a combo with a little castor oil for protection. I use Marvel Mystery Oil for air tools as my after run oil do you have a better recommendation?

When I catch the local depot right, I can get methanol here for under $3/gallon too.
The methanol varies in price a bit like gaspoline. The biggest cost is usually oil.
Been very busy lately teaching skilled trades apprentice classes. Need to make a trip out to central PA to deliver a rather large transmitter. Figure to bring back 80 or so gallons of methanol .That will be next month. Nice trip and I can meet up with some PA ham radio buddies.

Most any ARO is better than none. I try to avoid anything with Stoddard Solvent ( much like kerosene) Check the Safety Data Sheets

I would offer more advice but kerosene should stay away from the presence of flam(ers).


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Old 03-30-2021, 05:03 PM
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Gary
Could you swing by Texas with some of that methanol?

Also did you ever try that Kent keyer I sent you?

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Dave,

I will be running off a couple of batches of those choke "clips" as you call them. About 100 in both brass and steel. I will send you a few as soon as they start to roll off the press brake .
Despite what you may have heard, a VERY simple part to make.

Thankyou for thinking of me, I've just been through two weeks of hell, my nether parts all got infected, today I feel fairly human. The Eligard shot made me sick again, imagine having your balls laid on a stump and then stomped on, fortunately that went away in a couple of hours.

As to the 80 I've been working on, I installed a new piston and ring, new cam and lifter, two new valves. The exhaust leaked a tiny bit, the new ones do not leak at all. In the picture the cylinder looks so good because it's brand new, I didn't expect that. When I'm up to it, I'll run it with an APC 13x6.
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Shoot! Dave, does that mean your now walking round like Roy Rodgers saddlebags
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Shoot! Dave, does that mean your now walking round like Roy Rodgers saddlebags

And kinda slow for a couple of days, I'm back up to speed today. No booze until July 1st so I use my wine glass and fill it with Cranbury juice and pretend.


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Old 03-31-2021, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
And kinda slow for a couple of days, I'm back up to speed today. No booze until July 1st so I use my wine glass and fill it with Cranbury juice and pretend.
I find that cinnamon Jack and Coke is a good drink for relaxing and working on the Saito’s
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
Gary
Could you swing by Texas with some of that methanol?

Also did you ever try that Kent keyer I sent you?

73s
Pedro

Be glad to awing by Texas but I hear Biden has taken up all the hotels. Have been saving the Kent for a winter project. Been thinking anout dusting off the electroplating setup. Some satin nickel could look good.


Dave

No need to imagine your scenario,the Norwegian Princess used a similar tactic when I got behind on the paver project.
You take care!

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Old 03-31-2021, 05:24 AM
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We decided to skip Texas this year due to the mess the idiot in chief did with the border, so looks like Utah is our destination. A fellow coworker of mine is in PA this week, but doesn't have any cans with, or willing to carry any in his Jaguar. Is the difference between methanol and ethanol the source used? Methanol is wood alcohol and ethanol mash alcohol? Why can't ethanol be used?
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Two totally different fuels. In some applications they are interchangable, in many, not.
Ethanol in it's natural form is what makes booze. Methanol on the other hand can make you dead.
Methanol cannot be made non poisonous. Even harmful when absorbed by your skin. In fact, methanol is what they add to ethanol to keep people from drinking ethanol.

Some folks have used ethanol with mixed outcomes.


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A somewhat amusing family story. I remember my father use to get my mom's goat by telling people he married her for the family sour mash recipe. She was a teetotaler but I heard when she was growing up her father knew every still in the county. Grandpa would go partake of what was left after the revenuers got done with it and carted the owner off to jail. I have heard it told some leftovers could last up to three days. He would only drink it onsite you could get busted trying to carry it home. When I was a kid he was pretty up there and about the only thing I remember him drinking was the odd beer on a hot summer day. He died at 80 just short of my 9th birthday. He still smoked his pipe too.
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Mike the front bearing never fails if you swap them out both front and rear at the same time, the front bearing is sealed and lubed for life, it's the rear bearing you always hear first and in flight don't know how to describe the sound but it's noticeable on a close flyby. I leave the rear main cages on cause I figure the manufacturer had a good reason and lube passes easily through the
Dave, it was an Aussie skipper

The front bearing has but a very light load. The rear takes the bulk of the radial loading and virtually all of the end thrust in normal (tractor) installations. I like to use sealed front .

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That's kinda what I was thinking, thank you.

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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
And kinda slow for a couple of days, I'm back up to speed today. No booze until July 1st so I use my wine glass and fill it with Cranbury juice and pretend.

Dave just to help your recovery, note that beer has powerful healing properties friend
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Pete, is the last pic of you making your afternoon or morning beer run? Wait, it can't be you that doesn't look like a Emu label. Carry on!
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Pete, is the last pic of you making your afternoon or morning beer run? Wait, it can't be you that doesn't look like a Emu label. Carry on!

Looks like he is headed to the old ladies senior center. Planning on getting lucky.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Looks like he is headed to the old ladies senior center. Planning on getting lucky.
I'm always lucky buckeroo!

Mike a flying mate sent me that pic said the guy pushing the wheel chair looked just like me, sadly he does. Has anyone heard from Dave? I'm hoping he's loaded a whole wheel chair full of beer into the beer fridge next to the engine run stand, a bunch of plastic straws and he's good to go, be feeling much better tomorrow
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Thanks Pete, I must be a glutton for punishment, we got our first Covid shots Thursday, the place was very organized, no vehicles lined up around the block, no cranky people. We saw a place in Fredericksburg that looked like a mob scene. This is my4th good day and improving.

My CHI equipped 125-a is in the PSP ready to play. The new, to me, 80 is ready for a run also.
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
Thanks Pete, I must be a glutton for punishment, we got our first Covid shots Thursday, the place was very organized, no vehicles lined up around the block, no cranky people. We saw a place in Fredericksburg that looked like a mob scene. This is my4th good day and improving.

My CHI equipped 125-a is in the PSP ready to play. The new, to me, 80 is ready for a run also.
Would be nice to see the difference in performance between GI and CDI on that 125 eg idle rpm, peak rpm and fuel consumption at wot.
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
I'm always lucky buckeroo!
Still bringing planes home in one piece


Dave,
Good on ya there buddy! May that recovery go silky smooth for you.
Y'all are more than welcome to my share of the CCP flu shots!
Watching that tottering old man stumble up the stairs reminded me we are more likely to croak from a fall than from catching the flu.



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