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Re: Distractions

Post by pegscratch »

I like the coat rack idea. What I'd like is a design for holding multiple helmets as well. Something that won't poke into the liner when it's hanging. Any ideas?
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pegscratch wrote:I like the coat rack idea. What I'd like is a design for holding multiple helmets as well. Something that won't poke into the liner when it's hanging. Any ideas?
I originally put the con rod on there to hold a helmet as its a nice rounded edge at the small end where I cocked up slightly is that particular rod isn't really long enough & I should have angled it up a little more, in the end I couldn't be bothered to take it off again ;)

I have been thinking about a design with a shelf at the top for a helmet & pegs underneath for coats etc, I just don't have enough scrap to make it at the moment & am using a borrowed welder so don't want to take the pee ;) I might make one out of timber at some point

You can buy a wire rack similar to what I have in mind but there is no fun in that =))
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Post by R-dubya »

How about pistons?

a) they've got a rounded surface
b) they'd add to the length if you reckon the conrod on its own is too short
c) you can stick them on with an upward tilt to make up for the existing lack of angle. (Instead of a gudgeon pin, just fill it with 'glue' and stick it however you like)
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I did wonder about pistons mate but I figured the edge from crown to side might dig in to helmet lining

I could have left the bottom clamp on the rod & that would give another 1 1/2 inches but it didn't look right
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Well the little one decided she needed a bookend today so instead of building my engine I made her one :)

Then while I was there & in the mood I made a couple more

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And the stool is finally finished

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I dropped this over to a mate last night as he wanted a look & ended up leaving it there as he thought he might me able to flog it

10 minutes ago I got a call its sold & will be appearing in a race paddock somewhere near you in the near future ;) even better I have a tentative order for another which should do the bank balance a bit of good :)

In other news the large & very different project I have been working on occasionally for a few days seems to be working out well, I'm just waiting for a pair of wheels to be blasted then I should be able to put it together & show you the fruits of my labour :D
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Post by R-dubya »

Hmmmm.....


If you're ever short of f**ked engine parts, just make mates with a few of the members here


If they don't have anything currently available, it probably won't be long till they do


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R-dubya wrote:Hmmmm.....


If you're ever short of f**ked engine parts, just make mates with a few of the members here


If they don't have anything currently available, it probably won't be long till they do


(pm me for their names)
:-bd :-bd Funny you should say that I am in need of a set of knackered cams for stool number two ;)
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slim wrote:
R-dubya wrote:Hmmmm.....


If you're ever short of f**ked engine parts, just make mates with a few of the members here


If they don't have anything currently available, it probably won't be long till they do


(pm me for their names)
:-bd :-bd Funny you should say that I am in need of a set of knackered cams for stool number two ;)
When I get around to swapping my rf6 Engine out you can have that :))
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mike-rf600r wrote:
When I get around to swapping my rf6 Engine out you can have that :))
:-bd Anytime over the weekend would be fine :)) do you deliver ? =)) =))
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Stool number 2 now well on the way to being done, from the top is awaiting more coats of varnish then its finished, I took my time with this one & its much nicer all round ...... sold too as soon as I finish & deliver it :D

The bigger project is moving on but eating up a few quid, mainly that's going on the finish as I have a guy who may well want it (& pay good money) he's a picky bugger though so I'm taking my time ....... I hope to start assembling that in a few days so pics will come then ;)
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The latest two are 14" high, perfect for sitting on while working on the bike :)

Fully spinning tops too ;)

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Sold ! :D

Now who was it that had all those knackered engines ? =))
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Well done sir ! Keep it up
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mike-rf600r wrote:Well done sir ! Keep it up
I'm trying to mate as it seems I have found a small niche :)

My problem now is I'm out of the bigger engine parts which is a bit of a bugger as I have orders for 2 more of the taller stools + bigger version as a table & a weirdo ashtray stand thing :-o

There is a dead cbr engine that's mine but getting it here is complicated so I'm not holding my breath on that one, it could turn up tomorrow or in 3 months time

I really need a reliable source of dead engines or at least parts
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What about posting on FB for scrap parts? MIght get you something.
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Old wobbler wrote:What about posting on FB for scrap parts? MIght get you something.
I don't do FB mate, hate it with a passion !
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No local breakers your way mate ?
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1466031880

This bloke got 2 bandit 6 cranks for £20 each
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Actually he got loads cranks at 20 or best offer I’d be tempted to message him for a bundle price see if can do 6 for100 quid delivered or something.
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I'm not doing it to make a fortune, its more something to do than anything else mate but cranks at 20 quid kills my small profit

I'll either have to put my prices up a lot or find a cheap supply of busted engines
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Must be selling them very cheap then mate.
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mike-rf600r wrote:Must be selling them very cheap then mate.
Yes mate, way too cheap but they are going as quick as I can make them & I'm not having to stick them on ebay or advertise elsewhere which is worth a couple of quid to me

I'm only making about 20 quid out of the stools, its a lot of work for that but I enjoy it :)
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