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    OK not mine, but brother's first car. He had...

    OK not mine, but brother's first car. He had style, this and a '68 Triumph Bonneville and still in High School. This one was a bracket racer with a 396, 4 speed with Hurst, 12 bolt, Cadillac dual...
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    Very nice. My dad had a '68 327/275 HP auto with...

    Very nice. My dad had a '68 327/275 HP auto with posi (as I recall) that we drove the snot out of, it had been in an accident and had a bent frame and a bent steering wheel. I used to think hmm,...
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    Ha! The Dude is the look I was going for :cool: ...

    Ha! The Dude is the look I was going for :cool: And yeah Dave, it's a '69 Airstream Caravel. I tow it with a '54 Willys that's got an upgraded drivetrain.

    https://i.imgur.com/210ll1E.jpg?1
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    No way, he just got his car license today. He...

    No way, he just got his car license today. He has taken the CB up the street, that's about it. We're going on a 3 month road trip to see his grandpa in northern WA, leaving on his spring break in...
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    My lockdown projects

    Well a lot happened in a year, a high point among lows being finishing the restoration of two bikes (and 3rd almost done). Here they are with my son on the much more sedate ride. Both are running...
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    When I was in High School I worked at a Mobil...

    When I was in High School I worked at a Mobil station that was right by the Ontario airport and CHP office on Rt. 10. Those were days of rationing and odd/even distribution by license plate #. ...
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    Missing a picture!

    Missing a picture!
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    On my Honda CB750 I used slices from a plastic...

    On my Honda CB750 I used slices from a plastic windshield washer fluid jug and hose clamps, oiled them up and they were slippery and not a risk to slice myself. Did the inner two first, bracing the...
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    It is the Suzuki version of the Indonesian coffee...

    It is the Suzuki version of the Indonesian coffee delicacy Kopi luwak - partially digested coffee beans. Brew some up, they are tasty!

    But seriously folks, I'd take a bit of that and do a between...
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    Yeah she's a gem. Every once in a while I'll ask...

    Yeah she's a gem. Every once in a while I'll ask her if she can help me bleed the carbs.

    Just a few weeks ago I used a 1 gallon vinegar bottle to put some used diluted and dirty muriatic acid...
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    I'm dealing with a few broken triangular tabs...

    I'm dealing with a few broken triangular tabs too. I never trust glue long term, but hot glue gun does come in handy on the right material. I am thinking about 'creating' new tabs with a Dremel...
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    I had to bleed the brakes on my '72 Fiat 124...

    I had to bleed the brakes on my '72 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe and asked my wife to help. I'd say down and she'd push down, I'd loosen and nothing. Up again and retry. I was under the car for ages. That...
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    Great bike and I like the color.

    Great bike and I like the color.
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    That's how I do it on my mountain bikes, I think...

    That's how I do it on my mountain bikes, I think I'll try it on my Honda.
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    I have one and it works fine, more sturdy and...

    I have one and it works fine, more sturdy and cheaper than Mityvac. I use little zip ties on the hose over the bleed nipple to keep it firmly in place and put some grease on the threads so I don't...
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    My first car was a '72 Toyota Corona 4 door. As...

    My first car was a '72 Toyota Corona 4 door. As a vehicle it was adequate, but as a female repellant it had few peers!
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    Some more progress. It's still OK to talk about...

    Some more progress. It's still OK to talk about bikes here right? :D I tried soaking the valve cover in hot water for a while to see how it did on the gaskets. I also used my ultrasonic which fits...
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    Yes, exactly. I was absolutely stopped in my...

    Yes, exactly. I was absolutely stopped in my tracks by that BMW, nothing else worked. I can't see any reason it should harm anything (as long as valves are fully closed), it didn't seem that it...
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    I agree try that first. Last resort for me was...

    I agree try that first. Last resort for me was this trick and many have used it with success but if you do, be gentle and careful.

    I get a bit nervous whacking soft aluminum so I'm careful to...
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    I brought the engine up to about an inch or so...

    I brought the engine up to about an inch or so before TDC - you MUST be sure the valves are closed - remove cams is best. Feed in as much as it will take in the spark plug hole, completely stuffed...
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    I had an old BMW R75/5 and nothing would get the...

    I had an old BMW R75/5 and nothing would get the head off, I resorted to the farmer's trick of feeding some clean clothesline down the spark plug hole and rotated the engine firmly but not slamming...
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    I'm checking vapor blasting prices, a guy in San...

    I'm checking vapor blasting prices, a guy in San Diego made his own setup and his work looks really good. If the price is right maybe I'll get rolling on my Norton N15CS too, and get some of it's...
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    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a...

    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a visit :cool:
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    Well, the exhaust stud is out and two of the...

    Well, the exhaust stud is out and two of the valve cover threads are replaced with inserts. An unexpected setback but it's OK, a good chance to look inside. Besides the damage by the ham-fisted...
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    There's a fine line between fishing and just...

    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot... Steven Wright. The latter pretty much describes me.
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