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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kris Blake, Oct 7, 2017.


  1. Orange means your acids are drying too quickly.
    Wrap in plastic to keep wet longer.

    IIRC, you can get specific chemicals for making steel "black".
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=black+patina+steel&t=ffab&ia=videos
     
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  2. slv63
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    We need pics!
     
  3. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Glad to see this thread pop back up. Please keep us updated, I really want to see this one finished.
     
  4. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    Nice work Kris.

    RE: Reverse.
    As somebody mentioned, an electric reverse is a possibility. I saw a motorcycle powered dragster that used one. He had a small starter motor with a spool on the end of the bendix. Sticking out from the end of the spool were a few pegs (nylon?) that engaged the drive sprocket teeth on the axle when the starter was powered up. slick.
     
  5. Kris C Blake
    Joined: Apr 22, 2018
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    Back again...
    When I attempt to add a pic it does not give me the option to load any from my phone. It's probably the way my phone settings are set...? Video here


    She is about finished. I have been driving it around town, illegaly. Since I am in California I guess laws are open to interpretation. If I'm pulled over I will just tell the officer that I'm not from the U.S and that I identify as the Police Captain. Everything should be fine.

    I was surprised on how very little was needed after the first test drive. It was powerful, smooth riding, and didn't rattle as I expected.
    Steering was smooth. We anticipated a lot of bump steer since the wheels were so big and the front had such little weight. It wasn't too bad.
    There was also a little wiggle in the steering even after fully adjusting the Vega box and tightening all points.
    I'm taking it back to Dans (Taylar Motorbikes) on Sunday.
    We're going to finish the front end piece and adjust the steering and possibly move steering box.
    I'll visit back soon and ad pics somehow.
    Kris
     
  6. Looks good, I hope you can keep it cool.
     
  7. Kris C Blake
    Joined: Apr 22, 2018
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    60834347353__70D248E4-9AD7-4F76-AFE4-8726F0C9E59B.JPG 60834158607__3A93C58B-6A76-4BB3-838A-98761D52AF95.JPG 60834161168__29B75221-71DE-4234-9ABC-A384C12BA85B.JPG 4276799_0.jpg 6675543.jpg I went and made me a trailer too.
     
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  8. Roothawg
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    I like the trailer.
     
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  9. Why would welding to a Model T frame be tough?
     
  10. Kris C Blake
    Joined: Apr 22, 2018
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    Its been a couple years and she runs pretty cool!
     
  11. Kris C Blake
    Joined: Apr 22, 2018
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    The frame was horrible. Crappy steel and every time we attempted a weld we had issues.
     
  12. Blues4U
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    We NEED more video! Please.... :D
     
  13. Kris C Blake
    Joined: Apr 22, 2018
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    After I made that first video I swore to re-do it. I realllly need to make a new one. I will work on that over the next couple of days. Thanks for your interest :)
    Stay healthy my friend...
     
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  14. johnod
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    I like it.
     
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