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PostPosted: September 11, 2020, 3:22 am 
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Perry,

The reason you're not going the virus or the smoke? We are quite a way north but the weather feller says we will have a good portion of the smoke Friday. Had a hard time getting out of California a couple of years ago due to wild fires.

Kind of hoping your travels might take you down I5. If so you would be passing right close to my house.

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PostPosted: September 11, 2020, 10:01 am 
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That's quite a packaging job, Perry. Is that cover all one piece? If so, how did you lift it up there on the roof and spread it all out?

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I've been helping a friend fix the problem of a ventilated Hayabusa engine in his Radical DSR. He wasn't able to find a used Gen 1 engine, so, he bought a Gen 2 engine without knowing anything about the differences. The throttle body spacing is different between them and the number of injectors. For simplicity and economics, he wanted to keep the GEN 1 assembly to be able to use the piggybacked ECU and the aftermarket (larger) injectors.
The outer bore spacing was the same, so, I was able to modify the spacing of the middle TB's to move each one 1/8" closer to it's outboard neighbor. Then with doweled 1/4" spacers between them the assembly fits on the Gen 2 head.
After changing the generator assembly to the GEN 1 parts, it runs good. (Note: the gen 2 drum has 24-2 teeth, while the ventilated engine had 8 for the ECU to determine RPM.)
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PostPosted: September 11, 2020, 8:11 pm 
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Larry and Lonnie, the CAN/US land border is closed to non-essential travel (like driving south for the winter). The closure is being extended on a month-by-month basis, but an early reversal is unlikely. Like Perry, I usually travel to the US in the winter (in my case to the mid-west for ice-boating) but as another retired guy, and a heart-attack survivor to boot, the prospect of travelling to a high risk COVID destination isn't appealing. In any event, my wife thinks my pension is more appealing than my death benefit. :)

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Hi Warren,

I forgot about the border being closed. I haven't ventured into Canada for a few years. Crossing was a breeze then. My COPD is keeping me indoors today. The smoke is fairly heavy. Some from eastern WA, some from OR. I have a son and his wife in the midst of the OR fires in Tillamook. So far they ae ok, just a lot of smoke./

And I keep telling my wife i'm worth more alive than not

.Hang in there!

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I'm trying to get interested in cooking again, necessity being "The Mutha." I used to be pretty good at it. Here was this morning's try at it.

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Maybe I should call this my omelette build log? I've always found the "Cookies, Cake and Candy" diet the easiest one to stay on, but maybe I can make this "Healthy Eating" thing work? It's beats wire brushing and grinding steel , anyway.

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PostPosted: September 14, 2020, 10:46 am 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
Maybe I should call this my omelette build log?

Looks delicious Lonnie, I'll have mine with mushrooms please and thank you.

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PostPosted: September 14, 2020, 11:00 am 
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Hey Lonnie, What's the reddish looking stuff in the glass?

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Mushrooms coming up, Perry [LOL]

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Nothing too exciting, Bill. It's just V8 juice. I'm trying to get my veges someway [SMILE]

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PostPosted: September 27, 2020, 1:45 am 
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Well I bought a tractor today.
Wait let me back up a bit.
Speaking of backs, I buggered mine 4 days ago and am going nuts not being able to do anything, which led me to an online auction and buying a tractor.
But let me back up a bit more.
The year was 1959, my Dad acquired 2 new items that year. One was me and the other was a new Fordson Major diesel tractor.
I grew up on that tractor, riding beside my Dad at first, and eventually operating it myself at the ripe old age of 12 either harrowing or discing or raking hay. BTW I would never have let my kids operate equipment at the age of twelve.
Fast forward to 1988, Dad and Mom had a farm sale and I bought the Fordson Major. I used it around my farm up until around 6 years ago.
Fast forward to this spring I passed it on to my youngest boy (the auto painter) to use on his acreage. It's not pretty, it's weather worn, survived the tornado that wiped us out in 1993, but it still runs at the age of 61.
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Fast forward to today, sitting around with my bad back and scratching, friend calls me and says there's an online toy auction at a town 60 miles from me. Well long story short, there was a Fordson Major on the auction block that had my name written all over it. Now I own it and some day one of my grandkids will own it.
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PostPosted: September 27, 2020, 7:52 am 
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Perry, Perry, Perry. What a teaser you are!

I hope your back gets well soon. If buying toy tractors helps that happen, who am I to say otherwise? :thmbsup:

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PostPosted: September 27, 2020, 10:14 am 
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@horchoha

Sorry to hear about the back, Perry. It sounds like a number of us are reaching that age where things begin to fall apart.

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I've been bitten by the photography bug again. I picked up a new to me dslr last Friday that would have cost close to $2000 back when it was new, shipped to my door for under $500 now. On Sunday, went out on a hike with my brother to a mountain that we climbed earlier this fall, this time specifically to take some pictures, because my wife mentioned that she wants a new picture on the livingroom wall. So I was up at 3am for a nearly 2 hour drive, then a 2.5 hour hike mostly in the dark and carrying about 30lbs of camera gear, to take a few pictures. I brought a couple film cameras that I hadn't used for quite a while too, just to try that out again, including my Pentax 645. Hopefully the negatives from it turn out good enough I can make a properly big print, but the digital file I've already got should let me do a canvas print about 48" x 30".

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I'm probably going to get this one done as well, but I'm not sure where I'll be able to put it up yet.

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PostPosted: October 1, 2020, 4:34 am 
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Well worth the trip Kristian. These are awesome!

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Well worth the trip Kristian. These are awesome!

Thanks Larry, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out too. Here's another one that I like from the same day.
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