Reverse trike with supercharged 1500cc engine

23tbucket
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04 Jan 2018, 01:54 #171

Your are welcome any time Phunky, but I think you would get tired of me real fast. I have always worked alone on my own projects or what I make a living at...  My wife says that I am just too intimidating to others.....I think she means "I'm an asshole"!

Anyhoo:  I'm semi retired, but the amount of field work lately has been nuts. I repair oilfield engines..been doing that since 1978. I only wanted to work two or three days a week, but I seem to be out in the field every day...even put in an eleven hour day on New Year...I was probably the only one of the other mechanics that wasn't hung over! Been clean and sober since 1984.

All I got done was welding the mount for a detachable steering wheel. My old bones just were not able to squeeze in and out of the trike very well. Nice easy solution for sure:
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04 Jan 2018, 04:27 #172

You sound a lot like LRT. I've tried to be around to watch him work but all we seem to work on is our tequila project. I just wish I had the vision.
The Ghetto Jay Leno
of the Uncles of Agony
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07 Jan 2018, 02:27 #173

Field repaired 14 oilfield engines this week, and I am played out, but it's Saturday and no field work today..whooo hooo. Took it easy and managed to get a few little things done on the "to do" list.
Sat in the tadpoll for a bit and made vrooom, vroom noises: Actually, I was figuring out where the gas pedal needs to be. It is a tight area where the brake, clutch and gas pedals all go....I think I will need to wear some thin running shoes when driving?  Like the old saying' Build it and then learn to drive it"
DSCF2103.JPG I have a couple of chrome "Honda" emblems that I've had since ..forever!...playing around to see what they would look like...I like!
DSCF2107.JPG The little emblems, for the hub caps, came in the mail yesterday...went and put them in place...sure finished things off.
DSCF2108.JPG What the !!!.. where did my engine go?...it was sitting there this morning>>>>>
DSCF2115.JPG Yes....the time has come to strip things down to the bare frame, finish a few welds on the frame, sandblast and paint. My son is coming out tomorrow to help me lift the body off of the frame..it is just too awkward to move by myself. Once the frame is out of my shop, I will have more room for final painting of the body.
   I also need to take the front of the engine apart and make a new idler for one of the chain drives (Rake knows what this is all about...I have been feeding Ravens, but the Crows haven't returned yet!!..LOL). I also have a crack in the front bearing housing, behind the two counter rotating gears, that needs attention.
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10 Jan 2018, 17:30 #174

This is looking grate 

Frank Utah
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13 Jan 2018, 01:45 #175

Thanks Frank...what time is it?..lol

Got all the goodies off of the front and back covers....man...the way these nips build things!
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Going have to re-phase the crankshafts again.
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Well..I found the issue with my oil leakage>
DSCF2132.JPG I am going to make two new bearing housings and use four self-aligning bearings this time. It was my design that caused the damage: I had both the front and rear bearings fixed to the housings and shafts.  The new design will have the front bearings fixed to the housing and shafts, but the rear bearings will be fixed only to the housings and will "float" on the shafts. This was a stupid mistake on my part....as a licenced millwright..... I should have caught this. 
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