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PostPosted: December 30, 2019, 8:04 am 
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Mike-
I didn't open up the forum yesterday, so I'm a little late here. I know it's hard losing a loved one. But, while her family will miss her and mourn her passing, I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain and will be awaiting the rest of her family some day when you are all reunited. I wish you peace.
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PostPosted: December 30, 2019, 10:31 am 
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Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. I just don't know what else to say.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: December 30, 2019, 2:11 pm 
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Mike,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Glad to hear you have a good support structure in place and the knowledge that she is now home with the Lord!

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PostPosted: December 30, 2019, 2:25 pm 
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On a lighter note, here's something to try related to ice racing if you don't care for peace and quiet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26vCEWVNFYI

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PostPosted: December 31, 2019, 12:34 am 
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Got a cheap Geo Metro 1.0 to run.
Now to get it to run well.
Interesting little engine, did I mention they are little, tiny even, 3 cyl. and five speed?
And KEP make an adapter to put them on a VW transaxle. #1400

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Happy New Year to everyone.
Hope all you resolutions come to fruition.
All the best to you and yours in the coming year.

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PostPosted: January 1, 2020, 2:08 am 
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Worked on my first patch panel for the Alfa Spider.
2020 is the year I get some of my projects done.

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PostPosted: January 1, 2020, 5:26 pm 
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Worked on my first patch panel for the Alfa Spider.
2020 is the year I get some of my projects done.


I call BS.

Projects are never done!

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KB58 wrote:
On a lighter note, here's something to try related to ice racing if you don't care for peace and quiet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26vCEWVNFYI


My top candidates for the "Darwin Awards" in 2020. Assuming they made it into 2020. :roll:

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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At least they didn't get cold - it must have been positively toasty sitting beside a cherry-red pulse jet.

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PostPosted: January 3, 2020, 8:52 am 
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Warren Nethercote wrote:
At least they didn't get cold - it must have been positively toasty sitting beside a cherry-red pulse jet.
Warren, as our Ice-boat expert, I nominate you to build/test the prototype "LoCost Pulse Jet Ice Boat". I'd do it, but there's a shortage of frozen lakes around these parts... :mrgreen:

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Here is some video of the motorcycle trials I put on at my house Jan 1, 2020. One of the guys from Manhattan, Ks filmed it. I was too busy cooking. We had 47 riders at the event and at least that many spectators. 54deg. Beautiful day. We served 5 gallons of chili and 84 hotdogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XCiFTCyv2Q

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Here is some video of the motorcycle trials I put on at my house Jan 1, 2020. One of the guys from Manhattan, Ks filmed it. I was too busy cooking. We had 47 riders at the event and at least that many spectators. 54deg. Beautiful day. We served 5 gallons of chili and 84 hotdogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XCiFTCyv2Q

That looks like fun. I've been around dirtbikes for most of my life, never ridden a trails bike though. I've thought quite a few times over the years I should get one though. As I get older it seems to make more sense, can't hurt as much to fall off a super light bike going walking speed as it does going fast. I went for a ride last weekend in the bush behind my house, but it was colder and way less traction. I've ordered a set of cheap tires and a bunch of spikes so I can do some more winter riding and go more places.
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I struck a deal for a lathe! It's a Craftsman very similar to what I used in machine shop in high school nearly 40 years ago.
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220v single phase. Has a lot of tooling that comes with it. Live center, dead center, drill chuck, 3 jaw chuck, and 4 jaw chuck. Just wish it came with a quick change tool post.

Needs a lot of cleaning, but is in remarkably good condition when you look beyond the dirt.
Ways are in good shape, very little backlash in the cross slide, and headstock bearings in good shape.

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Very nice score on the lathe. I am officially envious! :cheers:

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