Winter Cold

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Russ
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Winter Cold

Post by Russ » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:30 pm

If I had a garage I certainly would be working on my sidecar but without one will have to wait until spring now. Coldest weather on record here and a bunch of snow.
What is everyone doing to their rigs this winter?
Are the newest members ready to go?

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Post by Kyler » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:57 am

My kerosene heater worked okay in the garage until it got to 1 degree.

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Post by bfd » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:47 am

I don't know who's town is colder but I can't work outside now. We have an unheated garage that you can see daylight between each board. Luckily the busted stuff can wait a little while

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Post by Miles » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:56 pm

My kerosene heater worked okay in the garage until it got to 1 degree.

Thats a crap heater…..besides why , why are you turning it on at such warm temperatures?

Working on the F2 and the vintage rig……but as we all know , my wrenching is all 'learn as i go'….slowly slowly.

Fingers crossed.

Miles

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Post by fabio » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 pm

Count your blessings gentleman as it could always be worse......why you could have no sidecar to work on at all

Now I'm sad - good work guys...if your job was to make me feel bad then mission accomplished :cry: :cry: :cry:

I need a hug

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Post by bfd » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:47 pm

You started this Russ......

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Post by ChrisWells » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:36 pm

F2:
Had new passenger hand hold fabricated and welded
Refreshing 2 motors (1 done)
Front shocks being rebuilt
Body work adjustments for hand holds and driver's fat ass
Modification to move brake pedal back another inch
New add on electrics with closed loop 02 sensor and quick shift
Straightening all the brake discs
Tweaking brake mounts on swing arm to fit better
Fabricating some new rods that hold the engine mounting plates on
New coolant lines
New fuel lines and fittings
New fuel filter element
New grips
New replacement for the most commonly used front sprocket
Rebuilding all brake calipers with new seals and pads (and fluid)
Building up spares (chain, throttle bodies, harness, electrics, cables)
Trying to source a TT fuel tank
Trying to lay my hands on the 3rd engine I bought
May do some dyno work if we can

F1:
New sprockets and chain
Move brake pedal to left side and possibly improve leverage/feel
Move shifter to right side OR install electric shift
Get battery reconditioned
Repair exhaust cap

Work distributed across my heated garage and shops in Greely, Markham and Waterloo. Looks like I'll be making the drive to/from the GTA about once a month all winter.

Trying to figure out how to teleport from Loudon to Denver overnight...

And yes Russ you started this, you are libel for all required hugs...

Russ
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Post by Russ » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:39 pm

Fabio can hug himself!
He needs to quite his job to race. I think that is reasonable, right Steve?

My motor is all ready; new clutch, plugs and valves adjusted. Everything else is in bits every where.
Biggest job is fiberglass and paint. Didn't get done on schedule so waiting for warmer days.

Get that F2 out Miles. The more the merrier

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Post by ronniemceachern » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:46 pm

Motor out inspecting tranny for hard shifting problem.
Built new shift lever
Fixed front brake
Body going out shortly for paint
General clean up and inspect
Hope to get back together shortly!!!

Emailed Chris from race school for this year application. Have not heard about a date yet??

Sorry Russ your on your own.I am not the hugging type!!!!! LOL!!

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Post by Kyler » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:06 am

did Chris just type "Body work adjustments for hand holds on driver's fat ass " :shock:

I made a completely new wiring loom
installed a new tach with shift light
made a new cowling (lost those weird hood scoops)
in the process of molding a new seat for my delicate derriere
trying to decide if my race budget can handle a new paint job
and a plethora of smaller nits

fabio
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Post by fabio » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:27 am

So a few things:

1). I recently dropped my car off for an oil change. I also told the guy to top up the windshield washer fluid and check the tire pressure. I greased him with a $5 bill so he would put a new pine air freshener in (I'm feeling left out with all the shop talk)

2). For those who didnt want to hug me.......screw you, I don't want to hug you guys either

3). Screw you Russ

Fabio

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Post by bfd » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:10 pm

In a strange twist of fate Russ has been wearing a pine tree air fresher as a necklace. Like a rapper.
MC Mill-ah

Russ
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Post by Russ » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:43 am

Fate or not Bill....


That's just twisted!

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Post by steelegreen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:09 am

Hmmm... a pine tree air freshener! That could have been useful on those long drives to the 'away' races.
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Post by Bryan R » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:47 pm

Hi All,

Wow, it's been a few years since I logged on here in stead of lurking in the shadows. I've been spending alot of time in the shop( pronounced shed) and blew the old short bike apart last fall. Since then I've been bead blasting, cleaning and generally rebuilding little bits of the rig. The chassis is almost ready for paint but will hold on until I can sneak it into work for a weekend, my shop has been less than ideal for painting this winter. One Saturday morning it took an hour to get the heater fired up and after working till noon I had the temp up to a balmy -8 C. It's been a little better lately as I can get the shop comfy at +10 if the overnight temp doesn't go to far past -20. I've been squirreling away portraits of the Queen along with a few dead Prime Ministers and it's starting to look like I might make good on my threat to come out for a few rounds this year. I've downloaded a membership form and I think Shelby and I will be sending our money to Tina shortly. We're looking forward to getting on the track again and seeing how we measure up against the current crop in F2.

I'll be back....

Bryan
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