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post #51 of 78 Old 05-11-2020, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I got tired of trying to fix the water condensation problem my $1200, 9 year old, Samsung refrigerator so decided to fix it for good.

Our dishwasher flooded the kitchen on a day I had the flu and a fever. What a mess!!! I tossed it in the yard and took my backhoe to it. My wife just watched as I pulverize it. She can't grasp that sometimes appliances need punished just for fn with you.

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post #52 of 78 Old 05-13-2020, 04:47 PM
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Suppressors

I've been busy on my lathe making DIY MK1 & MK2 suppressors for my bolt action .22 magnum rifle.
The results have been disappointing, I've now found out that both suppressors that I've made are for sub-sonic rounds.
Each test firing have still been noisy which is the 'crack' of a supersonic round.
I've just bought a 'Fuel filter' for 42 Euros that I'm going to try and convert to a suppressor.(see photo)

Here in my part of Spain we are plagued with wild boar that root up gardens and lawns.
When they appear they are usually in groups, so the first shot scares them away.
Hopefully converting this 'filter' will reduce the noise and allow me more than one shot?
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post #53 of 78 Old 05-13-2020, 06:11 PM
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I have a big list of Honey Do’s that I’m trying to get done. Just one or two a day.

I also tinker on two of the 4 bikes in my garage...there’s always something needing attention. On a related note, the S&S Shorty Carb on a ‘96 HD 1200 Sporty is easier to work on that the KLR carb, surprisingly.

The one thing I’m not doing is riding. Not for pleasure, anyhow. I’ve done a couple errands on bikes—one very KLR-related—but I haven’t been doing any of the organized rides my friends have been putting together. Just not ready for that yet.
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post #54 of 78 Old 05-16-2020, 05:16 PM
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Well, been gone awhile and was hoping, after I posted it, that my above joke about the stick grenade wasn't considered "going too far" as I've never wanted to violate the good morals of this forum.

No complaints, so I'm assuming I"m okay but will still apologize if anyone is offended. I'm a rather crude man.

Would note that the stick grenade seems to rely more on pure concussion rather than concussion/shrapnel. The American "pineapple" grenade is obviously designed to throw large, fragments of what seems to be steel or cast iron everywhere upon detonation. I don't know how thick the metal is on a real stick grenade. Maybe it's thicker than I think. Seems to me like once it detonated it would basically just rip a hole in one side of it or just vaporize the whole thing and that would be about it but I guess even thin pieces of metal entering your body at high velocity wouldn't be too pleasant and would do some damage.

If I'm not mistaken, stick grenades are what did in Brad Pitt in the movie "Fury" while Norman snuck out the belly hatch and laid in the mud under the machine. Makes me wonder, if they didn't, why the hell didn't Sherman tanks have a hatch with a lock nobody could open from the outside to toss in some grenades?

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post #55 of 78 Old 05-16-2020, 10:39 PM
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Doing a little engine building. 434 ford.
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post #56 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 09:37 AM
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Doing a little engine building. 434 ford.
Those numbers are pretty impressive.
May I inquire as to the bore & stroke dimensions of that engine?

KLR is 100mm x83mm / 3.937" x 3.2677" with 7500rpm recommended redline.

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post #57 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Pdwestman. This is the first block in a new series of aluminum blocks called Trackboss. Im i partner in project and blocks are made in Fairmont Mn by Tmeyer Inc. we’ve been nearly 15yrs total on this project. This is the first usable block as our first pours had core shift and not usable. We call it the lone wolf as the new ones are updated alot with more features. Anyhow we were hoping to crack 800 to which we are close. The dimensions are 4.155x4 and 14:1 compression.
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post #58 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 10:39 AM
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2 x 4 x 7500 = 60,000 / 12 = 5,000 ft per minute piston speed! That is Impressive!

I've no idea what is consider the "upper limit" nowadays?

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post #59 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 10:50 AM
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I take it thats faster than klr?
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post #60 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 11:08 AM
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Doing a little engine building. 434 ford.
Stunning engine there Steve. Please let me know when it is complete and I'll stop by to pick it up for my 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger.

I recently installed an Edlebrock intake and 4 bbl 600 cfm carb on the 390 and while it pepped it up a bit, your engine would really awaken the old girl.
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