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Got a knock sensor in the mail today, the electronic box to go with it should arrive soon.
What are you going to use that on Patrick?
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I'll likely install the knock sensor on my smallframe first.

It can detect detonation before you can hear it, and it can also keep me from chasing sounds that I may think are deto, but have a completely different source.
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I'll likely install the knock sensor on my smallframe first.

It can detect detonation before you can hear it, and it can also keep me from chasing sounds that I may think are deto, but have a completely different source.
I'm looking forward to see how this project plays out!
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I'll likely install the knock sensor on my smallframe first.

It can detect detonation before you can hear it, and it can also keep me from chasing sounds that I may think are deto, but have a completely different source.
I didn't know they worked on a 2 stroke. Looking forward to the results.
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I like this and have wondered if it would work. Is there a way you can temporarily set things up to force it to knock just for testing?

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Great for the science. Sure it will work.
I would use a sacrificial engine for the testing. The detonation damage gets pretty bad, pretty quicky.
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So this is a new one… helping fix a PX.

I had ridden this bike before and it was, well, slow…

Port timing, squish, ignition timing all had not been set. Ever… so I'll have a crack at trying to set everything so it resembles a tuned Vespa.

Lo and behold… a Reed valve…

on top of a working rotary valve…

You don't see that everyday.

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Got a knock sensor in the mail today, the electronic box to go with it should arrive soon.
Only 1?
Who's there?

Should have got a PAIR... Then we could do Knock-Knock jokes
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Today I played with AI image app and just told it "Vespa". Was disappointed...
'Swirl' bot
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Hahaha. The future. Eeekkkk....
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Hahaha. The future. Eeekkkk....
This is the technology that is supposedly coming for our jobs.
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My mom passed away at the end of the summer and I have been emptying out her house this week. Closing for the house is 3/6. Had to have her car towed as it would not start. The truck driver couldn't start it either and confirmed what I suspected; bad starter/solenoid ground. We have another driver coming up in the family so it will be appreciated. Hoping to wrap everything up by the end of the week.
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So sorry Orwell. Did the same for my mom's stuff a few years back. Remember the good times and she'll be there
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So sorry Orwell. Did the same for my mom's stuff a few years back. Remember the good times and she'll be there
Thank you. Many good times to remember. ❤️
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Sorry to hear the news of your mother, Orwell. It's a kick in the gut then going thru her stuff makes it hurt more. Been there with my mother and quite recently with a one of my younger brothers. Be at peace if you can.
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Orwell, my condolences for your loss. I agree with the sentiment of focusing on the good memories.

Losing parents stinks, because you know they're holding stories and wisdom that we don't always get to cherish.

I'd lost both my parents by my early 40s and nobody left knows the song they first danced to at their wedding.
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If anyone happens to find themselves fiddling with a CT-90 and fits the Dr. ATV "performance" cam, save yourself a headache and either sacrifice a #31 drill bit or turn down a .120" (3.05mm) spark advancer pin; 7mm length is plenty.

The stock 3.0mm x 5.3mm pin won't stay put, even with a dab of Loctite 680.

Now it revs to where my buddy runs out of moxie before the points float or the main jet runs out.

Back to the V9A, then.
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Phooey to A.I.

Till the day it can design me a simple plan of how to use a KTM Duke 390 motor, electronics, ABS, magic gearbox & technology and a lot of the original frame... 12" wheels ... then mix it with the styling of a Puch SRA150 (mixed with a bit of Zundapp Bella) ... plus another scooter (possibly modern, but common & cheap)... then ensure the thing actually can be made by someone with limited skills... well, till then, it's not that "intelligent"

Hey, you could buy a car or nuclear sub from a comicbook for $3.99 in the '60s & they managed to get into a space with Valve technology!
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Hey, you could buy a car or nuclear sub from a comicbook for $3.99 in the '60s & they managed to get into a space with Valve technology!
I'm going to invent a time machine just so I can go back and get myself a $3.99 nuclear sub. And it comes with launch tubes, so I'll become a nuclear-armed power at the same time!
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I wasn't supposed to say anything but this is ned's real project … shhhh top secret
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I wasn't supposed to say anything but this is ned's real project … shhhh top secret
Since you've given it away, I'll confirm. The new sidecar frame is so he can get the Unicorn up to 88 MPH.
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Since you've given it away, I'll confirm. The new sidecar frame is so he can get the Unicorn up to 88 MPH.
I think he can pull it off. Wonder where he'll go first.
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I think he can pull it off. Wonder where when he'll go first.
Fixed that for you
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Phooey to A.I.

Till the day it can design me a simple plan of how to use a KTM Duke 390 motor, electronics, ABS, magic gearbox & technology and a lot of the original frame... 12" wheels ... then mix it with the styling of a Puch SRA150 (mixed with a bit of Zundapp Bella) ... plus another scooter (possibly modern, but common & cheap)... then ensure the thing actually can be made by someone with limited skills... well, till then, it's not that "intelligent"

Hey, you could buy a car or nuclear sub from a comicbook for $3.99 in the '60s & they managed to get into a space with Valve technology!
Somebody found some more info on the sub. I remember the disappointment of the toy soldiers and sea monkeys.

https://misternizz.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/my-obsession-with-acquiring-a-polaris-submarine/
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Today I went on my first huge Greek rally, well over a hundred scooters from all over Greece meeting in Athens. I met up w/ Kourabies there . The rally wound like a long snake thru narrow streets in the old part of town and ended up at the Olympic stadium...
Lots of eye candy at the preride meetup
Lots of eye candy at the preride meetup
Somebody is repping my hood
Somebody is repping my hood
The paint job!
The paint job!
Layer paint and artistically grind!!!
Layer paint and artistically grind!!!
I wanted to get more pics but was time to ride
I wanted to get more pics but was time to ride
Uh oh, I got a flat tire just before the end. Borrowed a 13mm wrench (oops!) from a friendly bartender where I broke down. Leaned the bike on a traffic control post and finally got going too late to catch the others plus I didn't know where they were
Uh oh, I got a flat tire just before the end. Borrowed a 13mm wrench (oops!) from a friendly bartender where I broke down. Leaned the bike on a traffic control post and finally got going too late to catch the others plus I didn't know where they were
Kourabies was in phone contact, but fortunately didn't need to rescue me. He sent me this pic of the end of the ride at the Olympic stadium.
Kourabies was in phone contact, but fortunately didn't need to rescue me. He sent me this pic of the end of the ride at the Olympic stadium.
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Today I went on my first huge Greek rally, well over a hundred scooters from all over Greece meeting in Athens. I met up w/ Kourabies there . The rally wound like a long snake thru narrow streets in the old part of town and ended up at the Olympic stadium...
Always admire your energy and the way u see things. Funny thing is i sent u a message to bring over a 13 wrench with you before u leave ur place and come to the meeting point. I think its was over 2 hundred scooters. Maybe 3.[/quote]
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Had my px out for about 25 miles as a readiness check for rides of March. I love that thing, I'm so glad it didn't sell and I ended up with the Malossi kit on it! It's somehow way more fun than my p200 was, though I can't really explain it.
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Didn't work on the V9A. Fixed my sister's hot water heater instead. Facepalm emoticon
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Voodoo, you got lost coz you were heading to the stadium from the wrong Olympics!
That one is the big old marble one, past the big pillars, thru the big park, down the hill & over the big road... not the one hosting the Rally-Crosse!

But it's merely a numerical error... dyslexia must have been annoying back then!
Modern, modern Olympic stadium... MMIV ( well, MCMLXXXII technical)
Modern, modern Olympic stadium... MMIV ( well, MCMLXXXII technical)
just the modern Olympic stadium... MDCCCXCVI

Otherwise known as Big ol' White Panties Place!

Didn't you get the touristy map?
just the modern Olympic stadium... MDCCCXCVI Otherwise known as Big ol' White Panties Place! Didn't you get the touristy map?
If you look past the big pillars, you can see the big White House on the hill from the movies
If you look past the big pillars, you can see the big White House on the hill from the movies
Thru the big park, where they grow Vespas
Thru the big park, where they grow Vespas
To the Big Ol Panties Place
To the Big Ol Panties Place
Over on the Left... yeah... right there... easy to spot!
Over on the Left... yeah... right there... easy to spot!
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Didn't work on the V9A. Fixed my sister's hot water heater instead. Facepalm emoticon
You're a good man - taking care of family. I hope you got a meal out of it!

I was always fixing my sisters (both of them) VWs (back in the day) and they'd ALWAYS feed me. That was the price. In retrospect, they'd always feed me anyway, but it was a good trade Razz emoticon
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You're a good man - taking care of family. I hope you got a meal out of it!

I was always fixing my sisters (both of them) VWs (back in the day) and they'd ALWAYS feed me. That was the price. In retrospect, they'd always feed me anyway, but it was a good trade Razz emoticon
Good on ya, man. I used to keep the family fleet of VW Foxes going until they had the means to afford wheels that didn't have 10+ years, 100K + miles on them.

The tithe yesterday was chicken salad melts. More plumbing to look at today, so we'll see what's on offer.

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I alluded to this project in August, but after my uncle and his kids recent visit, I decided to pull the trigger and get a donor Seeburg TCC-1 (Tormat Control Center) unit to rebuild so that their '63 LPC-1 cam play B-sides again.

It arrived in the mail yesterday and it's possibly a little worse off than the one in the jukebox.

After a quick dusting and inspection, I tested power. It's showing some sign of life, which is a relief.

Going to R&R this one and fit it with new capacitors and tubes. The plan is to take it along on my next visit (assuming the TSA doesn't freak out) and swap it into the jukebox. I've got six months, so I'll save it for once the V9A is running.
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You're a good man - taking care of family. I hope you got a meal out of it!

I was always fixing my sisters (both of them) VWs (back in the day) and they'd ALWAYS feed me. That was the price. In retrospect, they'd always feed me anyway, but it was a good trade Razz emoticon
I maintain all four of kids cars, ,my wife's car and my old truck. I get a hug from my kids for every hour of so of work. Apparently I work cheap.
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I maintain all four of kids cars, ,my wife's car and my old truck. I get a hug from my kids for every hour of so of work. Apparently I work cheap.
Can't underestimate the hug!
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Can't underestimate the hug!
No you can't, and for a bonus I get to hold my beautiful grandaughter.
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after fiddly few weeks... we have lift off!

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the weather and timing haven't been cooperating, but in fits and starts I finally got something that resembles a functioning work truck. or at least I've got a fuel tank, so ostensibly I *could* have a functioning work truck.

there's only 50 bajillion other things to do before it's road ready and Job Rated™ but the big ugly work is done.
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after fiddly few weeks... we have lift off!

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the weather and timing haven't been cooperating, but in fits and starts I finally got something that resembles a functioning work truck. or at least I've got a fuel tank, so ostensibly I *could* have a functioning work truck.

there's only 50 bajillion other things to do before it's road ready and Job Rated™ but the big ugly work is done.
What's with the dumping ability, how do you plan to use that?
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sdjohn wrote:
What's with the dumping ability, how do you plan to use that?
after vanquishing my enemies and devouring their souls, I'll use it to transport their lifeless corpses.

this just makes it wayyy easier. maneuvering a trailer at the dump sucks donkey balls.

there's also the consideration that dump trucks get better privilege in that there's no restrictions to times or assigned spots to unload so I can go when it's not stacked butts to nuts on Saturday and you've got homeowner Joe unloading some shit out of his lifted chevy 2500 that's blocking everybody else because he was too lazy to bust it all up and throw it away or rent a roll off like a civilized human being.

also, sold the dump trailer so I need something to transport mulch and soil for the homestead. which is awesome, because now I can back up allll the way to the orchard and dump there, cutting the transport distance to the working area considerably!
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