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Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:07 pm linkquote
Finished up the clutch side cases today.
Managed not to warp/trash them - so there's that.

Extended the build out to the back side where the Malossi really juts deeply past where my cases used to cover.

Below is a shot after peening. I do this so that when I machine it - the material is pre-compacted.
Been told this makes machining smoother.
We will find out.

Next week - my machinist is giving me some time on his mill - and some lessons.
Will use the other bodge cases I practiced on to mill with first - then my prized ones.
Editors note: my apologies if any feelings were hurt in my rebuild to Ray 8 yesterday.
However - consider it a cautionary tale. Do not mess with my bodge cases.


Safis - at some point did you pattern and post your reinforcement piece for the crack prone area??

*Edit: Oh! almost forgot. Put bearing in as suggested to soak up heat.
But when cases got hot - and were upside down hanging over my thighs - super hot bearing fell... on my right thigh. Comeuppance.


Peened and ready for machining


Malossi cylinder actually has a large portion that is hooded - like the BGM. This will be cut back - shown in green.


Malossi gasket. So I have some porting to do - but I think I want to surface it first - so I can properly match everything.

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:59 pm linkquote
Nice stack of dimes welding there CM.
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:33 am

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:33 am linkquote
Cheers Lynn.
CM1 & Swiss - of course I might consider some kind of 244 cylinder fit up to some PX cases... 🙂
I mean - what could go wrong?
Working on the other half of the cases today - need to have everything ready for machining this week.
Still not certain how I will deal with squaring up my central brass bushing.
Hoping the machinist has some ideas.

CM1 - FYI - Should be in Nashville on June 24th - with the truck - should some cases be cleaned and ready for pick up.
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:25 am

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:25 am linkquote
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CM1 - FYI - Should be in Nashville on June 24th - with the truck - should some cases be cleaned and ready for pick up.
Nothing like a specific timeline to focus one's priorities. Sweet Roll is getting a test ride as soon as it stops raining, so it's case cleaning time next.

I'm going to leave the main bearings in, but the cases will be stripped other than that by the time you get here.
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:30 am

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:30 am linkquote
Magic.
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:58 pm linkquote
The mill...
What a beast.
Have been chipping away at it - literally and figuratively.
Good help from other's out in the forum world to find my way.

Whipped up a control panel to replace the front name plate.
Some may recognize a certain symmetry with my side car's own power panel...

She's alive!

https://youtu.be/w8Aly0WyVow



Power "draw bar" opperator (tightens and loosens the tools when you insert them automatically). It was aluminum... so there seemed like only one thing to do with it when I disassembled and serviced... Can't take the Vespa out of the boy.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:58 pm linkquote
This is so bad ass.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:29 pm

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Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:29 pm linkquote
Oh yeahhhh!

Is the AI coming to life soon? Bdbdbdeee - What's up Buck?
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:13 am

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:13 am linkquote
This thread has definitely taken an unexpected, but SO AWESOME turn.

Are you going to put labels on the controls, or just guess and keep from needing to change the "Number of days since a work stop accident" away from zero?

Meanwhile, I tore down and cleaned up my Stella cases for your welding practice, but I think that's all they're going to be. They're not just cracked, they're really most sincerely cracked.

This is what happens when your ~25 HP motor slips out and back into gear when you're near the peak of your power curve, btw, along with broken gear teeth and other metal destroying fun.

Lucky for me I got a set of fresh, unmolested Stella cases that MJRallly hooked me up with just yesterday, so now it's time for the next/re- build to begin!


That'll buff right out.



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Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:31 am linkquote
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Meanwhile, I tore down and cleaned up my Stella cases for your welding practice, but I think that's all they're going to be. They're not just cracked, they're really most sincerely cracked.
Childs play.
🙂

This is a fun rabbit hole.
Where I screwed up was not pulling the trigger on a second motor for the shelf.
P125/ throw a kit on it/open up the inlet/ jet it in and record with a sharpie on the side.

Doesn't need a carb/exhaust/fly & ignition/clutch.
Just pull those off my other motor when I am swapping.
SoCal has been on me about it - and he's right.
Now missing the season - which is kinda a joke 'cause it's year round here.

What I am missing is riding my scoot for all my errands and pub running.
Quote:
Is the AI coming to life soon? Bdbdbdeee - What's up Buck?
Chuckle. David Hasselhof's microwave is coming off next.
I have a little "DRO' which is mill talk for electronic gadget that shows a Digital Read Out position of each axis. It fits in the palm of my hand. This will initially replace the giant boxes - and I should be able to operate it manually (with power movement of all the stuff).

Full on CNC is planned after I get my case work done.
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:15 am linkquote
Yep another month and we'll be yelling down the rabbit hole to see how things are coming along.

Any chance of indexing your thread, had a good chuckle rereading some parts.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:19 am

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:19 am linkquote
Thread is free form - like my style...
It's all about not knowing exactly where you are going - but pursuing it hard.



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Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:41 am linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
Thread is free form - like my style...
It's all about not knowing exactly where you are going - but pursuing it hard.
That like me on a trip

WIFE "When are we stopping"
ME " When were tired"
WIFE "Where are we stopping"
ME" Wherever we are when were tired"
WIFE " What's your plan?"
ME " Drive southwest until we get tired"
WIFE - Shakes her head and gives up realizing there is no plan were.just driving in that direction and have to be there in three days.

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:49 am linkquote
Nothing serious to contribute. Other than it's an excellent way to approach things.
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:57 pm linkquote
Well if this is Charlie Parker style, then I will add:
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:03 pm linkquote
Hahahaha. WTF is that?

Does remind me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diX4myfR6vU
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:11 pm linkquote
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Hahahaha. WTF is that?
Bwaahahaha - I agree - Damn BN, that was funny!
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:51 am linkquote
Nice vid!

So to be clear...

I needed to use a mill.
So I met a bloke who has one, who turned out to be a nice guy. We became friends, he taught me to use his mill, and anytime I need to mill something, I drop over to his house, and (since I have the key to his garage), I use the mill. Occasionally, I ride there on my Vespa

You needed to use a mill.
So you found a free broken one, built a cradle, hired a trailer, and dragged it home, where you risked life and limb rolling in into you garage. Rather than ride/fix your bike, you're now pulling it apart piece by piece, huffing cleaning fumes and hallucinating about rock stars you "met" at high school. Summer, rather than riding, will be spent adding piece after piece of expensive machinery to said broken mill, till it's retro fitted up to the point that it can spray shards of metal swarf across the garage your wife parks her car in.

And you called me a halfwit.


Nice retofit so far. Any way to put a 10% reducer switch on the joystick circuit so you can have a fine/gross movement option?
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:26 am linkquote
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You needed to use a mill.
So you found a free broken one, built a cradle, hired a trailer, and dragged it home, where you risked life and limb rolling in into you garage. Rather than ride/fix your bike, you're now pulling it apart piece by piece, huffing cleaning fumes and hallucinating about rock stars you "met" at high school. Summer, rather than riding, will be spent adding piece after piece of expensive machinery to said broken mill, till it's retro fitted up to the point that it can spray shards of metal swarf across the garage your wife parks her car in.
Yes! Pretty much. What's you point?
🙂

https://youtu.be/_CoiRmrNC0k

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:20 am linkquote
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What's you point?
Tee he he, you have a mill where your wife parks. No point, just lots of fun for me in the future.

Nice work with the slo o o o o potentiometer. Great minds and all that...

(and no more gloves near the spinny things!)
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:09 am linkquote
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Hahahaha. WTF is that?

Does remind me of this: BD Link
That free form, drive by post was a clip from LetterKenny Problems. A ridiculously great comedy from our Canadian cousins.

Yes! Bull Durham may be the best baseball movie ever.
I still watch that every few years. Gold.

Sorry for the diversion.... carry on with the expert tuning...
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:47 am

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:47 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
This thread has definitely taken an unexpected, but SO AWESOME turn.

Are you going to put labels on the controls, or just guess and keep from needing to change the "Number of days since a work stop accident" away from zero?

Meanwhile, I tore down and cleaned up my Stella cases for your welding practice, but I think that's all they're going to be. They're not just cracked, they're really most sincerely cracked.

This is what happens when your ~25 HP motor slips out and back into gear when you're near the peak of your power curve, btw, along with broken gear teeth and other metal destroying fun.

Lucky for me I got a set of fresh, unmolested Stella cases that MJRallly hooked me up with just yesterday, so now it's time for the next/re- build to begin!
Wait... I remember those cases.
Why did you clean them up?
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:14 pm

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:14 pm linkquote
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Nice work with the slo o o o o potentiometer. Great minds and all that...

(and no more gloves near the spinny things!)
Indeed - when I first talked to Ginch - I was pondering some special tool for something and he told me he "had a friend I was reminding him of"...

Gloves near machine. Check. I really need some training if I can get it. Am trying to convince a retiring machinist I know to give some pointers, (wait for it) so I don't have to. (little finger joke there). I'm going to throw a DRO on it and start out using it as a manual.
Quote:
LetterKenny Problems
- it does have a certain Trailer Park Boys vibe to it.
Quote:
Wait... I remember those cases.
Why did you clean them up?
I had offered to weld them back up - but given the excellent news on new cases - and having seen the severity - may be time to let those one's go...
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:23 pm

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:23 pm linkquote
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Gloves near machine. Check. I really need some training if I can get it. Am trying to convince a retiring machinist I know to give some pointers, (wait for it) so I don't have to. (little finger joke there). I'm going to throw a DRO on it and start out using it as a manual.
I don't know if they have any near you.. but I wouldn't be surprised if they do. In NYC maker spaces have been the thing for the past 15 yrs or so. There is a maker space near me on SI that has lathes, mills, cnc machines, every kinda welder, etc. They offer one on one instruction on any machine you want, or group lessons on them maybe once or twice a year. Its not cheap, but its probably the easiest way you could get some instruction on using that machine properly.

I looked into the one near me and it was just completely not affordable for regular users not making money off of it. Monthly membership fees to get access to the machinery is kinda criminal. I'm jaded on the whole maker space thing in NYC as I've seen them rise and fall on the backs of starving artists they purportedly want to help. Unfortunately starving artists can't afford the rates they charge!

But for a well employed adult with expendable income, its not a bad idea for some safe instruction.
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:07 pm linkquote
Swiss!
Super idea.
Had a look.
Unfortunately - doesn't appear to be any options that have lathe/mill & are taking new people...
There is one place with a Bridgeport - and it's near me - so perhaps I will contact them.
They also have a spray booth!Hmmm.

In the mean time - I will have to continue to create my own.
🙂
Thanks for the suggestion tho - super interesting concept.
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:36 pm

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:36 pm linkquote
New cases are measured and marked for Dremel Adventures this week. All I need are bearings, o-rings, and kickstart buffers to get the show on the road. Seals I have tons of. And a new clutch cover. One of the bolt holes is broken off of it.

I even pre-filled in the areas where I expect to break through with Lab Metal, so other than getting bearings for assembly, it could be back in business by the weekend. It's faster than the P200 motor right now, so it'll go in Sweet Roll for CM1's next Great Adventure, but eventually will probably go back into the Sprint once the P200 motor is Final Form.

Also, the P200 motor is now wanting to jump out of gear. I'm wondering if the cruciform is loose or something. It was fine at first, but seems to be getting progressively worse. I guess I'll be cracking it open sooner than later, which I really didn't want to do.

I also have a complete EFL gearbox that I could put in the P200, which I may do just for giggles if I have to open it up anyway, assuming it's that a straight swap.

i.e. Does anyone know if it's a straight swap off the top of their heads?
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:55 pm linkquote
Gearbox and shifter box need swapping cause the shifter box has different spacing to match the efl gearbox.
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:10 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Gearbox and shifter box need swapping cause the shifter box has different spacing to match the efl gearbox.
Then I think I'm good. I've got the full set (hub, axle, gears, shifter box, etc.) out of another dead-ish Stella motor that I can pull. I just wanted to make sure I could expect it to fit before I started tearing open (more) motors right now.
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:12 pm linkquote
Yup. It's all or nothing. Nice cheap upgrade stealing it out of the Stella broken cases!
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:18 pm linkquote
I was riding this week and it jumped out of gear a couple times, which I'm kind've gunshy about after killing the Stella motor that way.

Today, I rode to lunch and back in Germantown and it was doing it almost constantly, plus just didn't want to shift at one point, so I just rode it in 3rd and slipped the hell out of the clutch when I had to stop, so I messed with it a bit this afternoon, but couldn't get it any better. Then, it occurred to me that I could swap them, but it'll be something I've never done, so a bit hesitant to tear it open when it's nice n' air tight on a whim.

I'm pretty much positive I forgot to check spacing on the gears when I rebuilt the motor, because I was basically doing as little as possible and don't have a note of the clearance, so they may just need a shim, but since I can EFL it, why not?

And if it's just a shim, I'll stick the non-EFL box in that Stella motor, but it has a partially broken clutch side bearing mount, so it may need either creativity or I'll sent it home with CM1 for some welding and machining fun.
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Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:45 am linkquote
Try a local college if you have one with a lathe setup. Good place to take take welding and machine shop classes. If your lucky they'll offer a cad class with 3D printing. Thinking about that one myself in the fall.

The issue with maker space places is rent, insurance and utilities especially in town.
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Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:04 am linkquote
Every Maker Space is unique. There's one about ten minutes from me that I'm going to check out now that the world is re-opening, because they have both welding & machining/CNC classes and equipment.

I knew a board member of one up in Chicago and while it was not terribly far away (by Chicago standards, at least), huge & had TONS of amazing gear, e.g. machine shop gear all the way up to automated CNC mills, it was always a weird, highly political environment, where the people who were using it to run their manufacturing businesses without capex and/or making 80% Receivers resented and attempted to deny access via the safety/authorization processes what I would consider actual maker's, i.e. people using a broad swathe of the equipment periodically from being able to use a lot of the gear.

Conversely, there was another less than ten minutes away from me, but they were much smaller and also much more oriented toward artistic rather than industrial creation.

But cost-wise, it's the price of a proper gym membership, not that I have one of those, either.
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Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:13 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
But cost-wise, it's the price of a proper gym membership, not that I have one of those, either.
I wish the one near me was approximately the cost of your average gym! The one near me is the monthly cost of a gym for every single day you want to use the shop. Plus a monthly membership fee on top of that.

Christopher's suggestion is an excellent one. Might go looking for a college class myself now.
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Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:57 pm linkquote
If you didn't see this coming - you are getting rusty:
https://youtu.be/-Pcar-pp23Y

(also - Christopher - nice idea!)
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Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:04 am linkquote
Hah!

That was just the right kind of wrong.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:18 pm linkquote
dang charlie that is cool how much does the table travel?
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:16 pm

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Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Location: PNW from LBC
 
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Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Posts: 791
Location: PNW from LBC
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:16 pm linkquote
Best video I've seen in a while. Perfect sound track


Now.........whats up with that widebody frame striking a pose?!...
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:09 am

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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Location: california
 
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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 2406
Location: california
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:09 am linkquote
Haha.
- Table travels about 34" left right, 18 up down and 16 in out.
- The widebody hanging on the wall is an Allstate frame that is rusted completely out on the bottom. I've gutted it and sandblasted. It awaits an internal frame restoration mod.

Other stuff has me tied up this week and next - at which point I will be back at it with the 62mm P200 crank install in my motor.
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:28 pm

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'66 Super 150
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Location: MN
 
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Location: MN
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:28 pm linkquote
That vid elicits a snicker, even from the mechanically ignorant types.

Great soundtrack, cm!
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:43 pm

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
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Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:43 pm linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
If you didn't see this coming - you are getting rusty:
KITTs ALIVE! I wanna see it carve something up
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