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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. porsche930dude
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    detroit diesel looks good i picked up a few different spray paint cans of colors like that i might use but ill probrobly mix up my own color iv got a bunch of old laquer to use up. Here a bike with a custom color i made I might use it or go for a lighter shade or a complete different color or two tone ill figure it out when the fab is done
     

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  2. Leakie
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    Very cool bike too, you do some great work! What are those tires on the bike?
     
  3. BuiltFerComfort
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    I like the mower concept, but better use it only as a finish mower on dry grass. Wet grass clippings will clog up those fenders.
     
  4. porsche930dude
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    thanks those tires are from a vw beetle they were so old and dried out i had to run tubes in them but that was fine because the spokes needed sealing anyway. The wheels are porsche 914 wheels with the centers cut out. theyre basicly the same as vw wheels i think theyre all 5.5" wide
     
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  5. dirty old man
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    Nothing to add right now, just resubscribing to the thread lost subscription in the last big change Ryan made. Glad I found this again.
     
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  6. Jethro
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    P1010018.jpg P1010013.jpg P1010014.jpg P1010015.jpg I'm a little late to the party but this is what I just made. It's a Ball/ Radius turning tool for my lathe. Every time i wanted to make a knob or handle I couldn't get a perfectly round ball or make a nice smooth radius so a little searching I found some plans for one of these. Pretty happy with the results! P1010013.jpg P1010013.jpg P1010014.jpg
     
  7. If you have an air supply, and a couple of hours or so, try using a truck park brake roto chamber and the park brake disk &
    caliper. You can fit a regulator in line to slow the reaction. Worth a go
     
  8. redzula
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    Most truck brakes fail on don't they. Meaning all you'd need to do to lock the brakes on would be to remove the air.
     
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  9. redzula
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    Most air-brakes fail into the braking position. Meaning locking it in a position would be as simple as removing the the air supply.
     
  10. Ulu
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    Too complicated. You need a rod and a pedal to work the shoes. Springs keep the brake on, a rod compresses the springs when you hit the pedal.

    Unless you really want another air hose laying across the floor.
     
  11. GearheadsQCE
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    Jethro,
    Do you have a link to the plans? I don't mind searching, but if you've already found this, it seems that it's just extra work to start over.
    Thanx,

    Bruce
     
  12. porsche930dude
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    Today i made two tools. A digger for metal detecting and some sharp angle pliers. I think theyre usually called fender pliers.
     

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  14. PKap
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    You can mount a disk e-brake from a small car with a mechanical calliper. Use a spring so it holds the calliper engaged, and a small air cylinder to release it when air is applied. You can drill some holes in the rotor to engage a safety pin if you like ( I would) but those e brakes are designed to stop a few thousand pounds from speed, and will hold a properly mounted car on a rotisserie.
     
  15. Ulu
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    One of the simplest things is to do a strap brake or contracting band brake. Almost no precision would be required for this application. It can be steel to steel. You need a solid spring to pull the strap tight over a drum. A simple pedal relieves the spring so the brake will turn.

    You need to develop some force but wear resistance won't be a factor.
     
  16. Ulu
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    Oh yeah, the fender pliers rock! I need some. :cool:
     
  17. 64 DODGE 440
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    You could always use an early Mopar parking brake like they mounted to the rear of the transmission. Nice simple small mechanical linkage external band.
     
  18. Ulu
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    Right sort but perhaps too small.
    I think they're only about 8" or maybe 9 for the limo.
     
  19. eagleeye8789
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    Use a worm gear. You don't have to worry about brakes. Match that with an electric motor and it will spin slower or faster based on the gear size or hand crank for good accuracy. Pull a steering gear out of a truck for the worm gear and find a helical cut gear to match. Maybe out of an old transmission or a timing gear.
     
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  20. porsche930dude
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    I finished up my lil scalper . Im over the moon with it. came out freakin beautiful
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  21. DDDenny
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    Wow
    That's cooler than the other side of the pillow in July.
     
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  22. Love the 'Lil Scalper! :)
     
  23. slack
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    Suh-weet! That's a museum piece. Good job man.
     
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  24. xpletiv
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    ...well, damn, didn't that come out just perfect! I'd hate to use it and get it dirty.
     
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  25. loudbang
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    Is that a Native American with the shotgun on the front?
     
  26. porsche930dude
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    Thanks guys it really came out great. Yes it is just a painted plastic guy. I have a metal one with a bow and arrow but its too big so i went with the smaller one.
     
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  27. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice sir. What kind of 1/4 times do you get?1/4 of the yard that is:p:rolleyes:?
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  28. Ulu
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    Except for the ornament, I love it 100%.

    What would make it perfect?
    Ditch the silver guy.
    Miniature replica Pontiac hood ornaments or Indian motorcycle fender ornaments, with the light up amber Indian head. One on each front fender.

    But really man that is so nice it almost makes me want to start mowing my lawn again!
     
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  29. whtbaron
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    Sweet mower... matches the bike nice too! I had some leftover dark blue metallic (79 Ford color) from a project once... kids got tired of me painting everything dark blue metallic for about 2 yrs after...
     
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  30. Ulu
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    Well these were home made but not by me. I picked them up for free from a buddy whose family farm was just sold off.

    They're both a lot bigger than the ones I owned, and the stands are crude but heavy duty.

    The price was sure right: free. Can't beat free.:D 20160306_130358-1.jpg

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    Wow a Baldor! That's like the world best grinder.
    No name on the vice so maybe it's imported from Mexico. It appears to be cast steel, but I can't identify it.
    Other than the number 150 on the side there's no markings
     
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