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Campfire Talk / Re: Melbourne Motoclassica
« Last post by Mr.Mazza on Today at 03:34:53 AM »
Sounds like it would have been a great show to see. ;D. Was the Indian one of the new Polaris models or a vintage ride?. How is your injured hand doing?. Mending well I hope.

Was the Polaris model, fantastic bike and looks great!
Couple more days 'till the pin comes out.
Continental GT Cafe Racer / Re: Dynojet Power Commander?
« Last post by crock on Today at 02:39:27 AM »
You are running into a situation where the ignition advance is cutting in too soon. Adjust the map so that you get no additional advance until 1500 rpm. Next adjust the vacuum advance to cut in as idle vacuum increases. After that you can play around adjusting the ignition advance to cut in at lower rpm, say 1250 rpm. The problem you are having is very common. Also, make sure you have no vacuum leaks.
Campfire Talk / Re: shhh don't tell anyone the DJ showed up
« Last post by scoTTy on Today at 02:29:38 AM »
one last song..  see you later..  the Electra is still in the garage,,  love to start it and watch it dance bacwards across the floor------

Another DFW guy here, just trolling through the forums. DGinFW, it is a small world.....
Campfire Talk / Re: shhh don't tell anyone the DJ showed up
« Last post by scoTTy on Today at 02:25:04 AM »
ok I'm out of here for a while again

Continental GT Cafe Racer / Re: Frame plugs
« Last post by sxk122 on Today at 02:15:28 AM »
Awesome!!!! Thanks guys. I'll be making a trip to Lowes soon!
Campfire Talk / Re: shhh don't tell anyone the DJ showed up
« Last post by scoTTy on Today at 02:15:00 AM »
as i said  don't click here..  after all it is Friday Night primary date night

Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: C5 strip and restore thread
« Last post by Desi Bike on Today at 01:48:45 AM »
I finally got to splitting the cases and was happily surprised to find the main crank bearings to be in great shape. They are stamped "SKF Explorer 251G 305 EC Germany"   They seem to be in excellent shape and will be re-used. The bearing on the other side of the case are just as robust and appear to be serviceable. The rest of the bearings available to the view I have now are all, in my view, in  excellent shape and will be re-used.

Having only rebuilt a Chrysler slant 6 during grade nine in school and a 400m Ford for my nitrous powered MY78 Bronco in the mid 90's for my big ass 4x4 redneck show truck back then, I was surprised at the weight of the crank and flywheel. There is a very small side to side play in the roller bearing on the main connecting rod bearing but not enough to make me want to get a new set up.

The slant 6 Chrysler was a hoot.

The Brick-It Competition of my high school auto shop.

In grade nine auto shop class (1982) the local auto wrecking yard would provide a car engine to each group of 3 students in the auto shop class. I was about 15 years old at the time. Each group had to tear down their engine completely to the bare block and have the teacher confirm that it was completely apart, then reassemble it.  I learned a lot about how stuff worked as a complete mechanism. Once reassembled the entire class would line their engines up on the stands on the last week of school out in the back parking lot of the school, and run them to death. The competition was absolutely fantastic and loud. All the engines would have no coolant or oil in them and running full throttle until the last one running won.

My group cheated.

Me and my mates bought new bearings for the poor slant six that probably began its humdrum life in an early 70`s Chrysler vehicle, and snuck them into the rebuild. Other Álass mates were keen on the big Ford and Chevrolet V`s and a rift of others, but myself and my two classmates knew that the slant six was indestructible as is. Still we cheated, and won by well over half an hour over the 350 + 454 chev`s, 455 old`s, 401 AMC`s, and others including other straight 6`s. It was an underdog win. The group of people I hung with in high school weren't the `cool kids` we were towards the lower end of the `in crowd` so any chance of beating the `cool kids` was a feather in our caps.
Installation / Usage Instructions & Tips / Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Last post by Arizoni on Today at 12:46:27 AM »
When I changed the fork oil on my G5 it was just a matter of unscrewing the top plugs on each leg and pouring in the new oil.

They were sealed with a O-ring similar to the one in the photo above.
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