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« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2006, 11:28:54 am »
Sooo....Start a thread and let's see the progress Pics.... 8)
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« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2006, 01:40:38 pm »
Well I did get it all stripped down last weekend, down at the G-Team shop. But... the big guy said he had SEVERAL motors that had to go out this week! Seems there's a big race in Wisconsin or someplace. So I'm just kinda letting it sit this week for your and a few other guys sake! Don't need to be in the way, or distracting the motor guy at the moment!

Have to run talk to the folks at Stanton tomorrow about building a track, and we have a kid interested in building a mower over there that wants to visit as well, so that's going to wreck the afternoon there.

And, we have an FX to toss together before we get fired up on the AP. Need that one ready by June 12 for an exhibition run at the local speedway.

Soon as I get moving on the build phase, I'll get a few pictures up. Likewise, it's going to be one of the mowers highlighted on the G-Team chassis build DVD soon to be released. And, I'll probably put a slideshow together on the G-Team site with it as well.

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« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2006, 02:05:59 pm »
Oh by the way... if you want to go all out on that color scheme you got going there Squidd, I found a complete set of anodized purple hubs on Smokin Joe's e-bay store!  8)

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« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2006, 06:31:55 pm »
Well Heck yeah...Don't be bothering him THIS week..!!!! :twisted:

Finaly got him to finish the dang thing, don't stop him now...In fact...make him a pot of coffee and a couple Red Bull chasers... keep him going all weekend... :lol:

Saw the anodized hubs, but they are kinda buried... Now a nice set of Purple anodized rims... That would be sweet...
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« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2006, 06:55:34 pm »
Ummm.... I sent him a reminder last night! Sent links to pictures of your mowchines with that North Wiskota Racing Alliance on the hood, and told him I had to have a set made up for mine too!  :wink:

He's been trying, but I've had him so dang busy he don't know which end is up! And, it really hasn't slowed down this year. He started saying along about the middle of January that all those orders for engines weren't a problem, it always slows down around mid-March, but it isn't slowing down!! In fact he just got an order for an Intek last week for a drag racing mowchine!

Told me if it doesn't slow down shortly, he's going to have to put me on the payroll this fall, and not designing web pages either, I'm gonna be wrenchin'.

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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2006, 11:43:36 pm »
Well...The Big Guy came thru !!! Said I'd have it by Christmas, looks like Christmas comes in May this year... :wink: Felt like it anyway when the Big Brown "Toy Truck" came down the drive...

This is it... the 22 "Special" , Crazy 8, Don's been talking about for awhile now...

First of it's kind, this is the prototype of a two year dream he had...The "Equalizer" to put some real power in the Briggs 19 and give them "little" Indians a run for their money...

Bored and Stroked, Sleeved and Tweaked to the Nines...This little puppy has custom machining throughout from the Master Mad Man Machinist himself...

Gonna Go or Blow, but I'm thinking GO... :D

Got 'er bolted in tonight...Break 'er in tomorrow and see what she can do on the track this weekend...





(This "IS" gonna be a fun year...) 8)
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« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2006, 12:41:27 am »
Find all the bugs in it... before he starts on mine!!  :wink:


You fired it off?? How purty does it sound?

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« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2006, 09:23:52 am »
Only had an hour to work on it last night...

Pulled the back up, switched the sheet metal and got 'er bolted back in...

Gonna do the final hookups tonight and should get 'er fired... 8)

Hopefully there are no "major" bugs in it..I know Don put a Lot of thought research and work into it to get everything to fit and clear and work...

But it is a "prototype" and there is a good bit of one up, first time stuff in it...

It's my job to push it to it's limits to see what it's capable of and document just exactly what it'll do and "when" (if) it blew up  :shock: ...

I'm confident we'll get some good useful runs out of it...and then push and push to really test 'er out...

Then the production units will benefit from the research and improvements if required...
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« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2006, 06:21:00 pm »
Quote from: "mowdak1"


You fired it off?? How purty does it sound?


Kinda hard to discribe "sounds" on the net, but sorta like this.....

My backup motor with Cam and Carb and P&P and fairly decent tweaks goes...

VrrrrrreeeeeEEEE  BAAAaaaahhhh, VrrrrreeeeeEEEE  BAAAaaaahhhh

The New Motor in the Same Time Period goes......

VrEE BAA! VrEE BAA !!   ARIE'-VA  !!!   YEE HAW !!!!                  

You Know what I'm saying...
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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2006, 07:07:43 pm »
thats awesome squidd lmao :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2006, 07:32:05 pm »
LMAO!! Yeah I think you mean it's probably a good thing you put that seat cushion and side support on last week!  8)

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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2006, 11:10:30 pm »
Ohh Doggie..I was Bumming for a minute there... Thought I blowed 'er up... :shock:

No Run and Popping...  :(

But was just a sheared Key...  :?  

Pulled it , lapped it and re-keyed...  :)

Put 'er together enough to test fire and started right up... :D

Tomorrow I'll button it back up and continue the break in and do some test runs... 8)
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« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2006, 11:18:54 pm »
You just like seeing stuff explode in the shop or what?! Parts flying off the walls, ricocheting around the room, oil puddling in the floor...

"Duck Sami there comes a valve spring off the NW corner!!"  :shock:

"Piston off the left baseboard, three walls, into the corner cupboard!!"  8)

"Do you have floor dry in 100 pound sacks? I'm building a lawn mower!" :?

If you've ever blowed up 2 mowters in your garage before they saw the back yard.... you might be from Northern Wisconsin!  :)

 :wink:  :wink:  :wink:


Let's not be blowin it up, till you blow a few doors at the track, eh!!   :D

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« Reply #73 on: May 25, 2006, 11:28:48 pm »
Just one of them "Bugs" we were looking for...Squished 'er Good... :twisted:



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If you've ever blowed up 2 mowters in your garage before they saw the back yard.... you might be from Northern Wisconsin!


Shhh...I'm starting to get a complex.... :oops:
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« Reply #74 on: May 25, 2006, 11:31:58 pm »
ROFLMAO!!!

Sorry about that. I just couldn't resist. I'd be cryin too if you'd scattered it in the garage again, believe me!