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    I live with MEK and have so going on 50 years. I...

    I live with MEK and have so going on 50 years. I have a 1 gal can near where I am working and a near full 5 gallon I keep the smaller one filled off of. Back when I started working with MEK I could...
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    Humm, my wife and I were commenting about a pair...

    Humm, my wife and I were commenting about a pair of real thick and useless to us canoe paddles that found their way here, they are rather light though. No use to us but now that I think of it the...
  3. Thread: E-Cub

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    Across the pond, England that is, are a few very...

    Across the pond, England that is, are a few very high performance electric track cars. These are AWD with separate motors each corner. Each side of the car between wheels is all batteries, a few tons...
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    The battery in a Tesla is around 1200#. I have...

    The battery in a Tesla is around 1200#.
    I have not looked recently, is that electric Beaver in service now? last I knew it had about 4k# of batteries in it and was far from ready for duty.

    The...
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    That to me is a contamination from the underside,...

    That to me is a contamination from the underside, either a cleaner that left a film or something like that which is not compatible with the Ranthane.
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    They do, most common with stainless and Ti. Seen...

    They do, most common with stainless and Ti. Seen with aluminum, not as often with the simpler alloys in steel. I have capped the ends of steel tubes just to reduce the air exchange and with flat...
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    The amount of Pre and post heating a weld has...

    The amount of Pre and post heating a weld has more to do with the duration it took to perform the weld and the mass, in this case the thickness of material. The goal is to achieve evenness in the...
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    One thing this thread and similar have done is...

    One thing this thread and similar have done is make me aware that I need to keep my air supply on for the full job. For decades I have done my share of mixing without the mask on. When I can I mix...
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    Nothing is simple anymore. :sad:

    Nothing is simple anymore. :sad:
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    Or just a worse BMEP.

    Or just a worse BMEP.
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    Sure, March of this year, 52522 52523 52524...

    Sure, March of this year,
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    52524 52525

    The TW on this is temporary, it is actually a nose wheel from a Long EZ. I have machined a few parts for my TW but not gotten any further.
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    This auto fuel issue, we talking about fuel with...

    This auto fuel issue, we talking about fuel with ethanol or Non ethanol? Or is this to do with other traits of the fuel?
  13. Thread: Prop strike!

    by CharlieN
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    I back up dialing the crank simply to try and...

    I back up dialing the crank simply to try and tell if the crack slipped.
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    Ryan, your tail wheel looks rather similar to...

    Ryan, your tail wheel looks rather similar to mine and I would not change your main gear, fly it first and you decide. Like me your experience is outside the box, do not fall into the damn box, you...
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    My opinion about the shallow Vee selected for...

    My opinion about the shallow Vee selected for this build, it is very similar to what is under a J4. If I were to do something different, I would build the Vee to be integral weldment with the...
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    I like the gear, nice to see you are not stuck in...

    I like the gear, nice to see you are not stuck in a box. Also nice to see from your shop you are clearly able to do the job at hand. :up
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    I am one who has little desire to fly behind an...

    I am one who has little desire to fly behind an engine that was designed when my late father was born and last had any technical improvements when I was born.
    I do not believe in the "flew around...
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    I have a bit different opinion about internal...

    I have a bit different opinion about internal regulators. My background has been a mix of aircraft and road race and rally cars. These cars are about the harshest environment out there with the...
  19. Thread: Weld Quality

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    In mine the water pump is the noisy part. I had...

    In mine the water pump is the noisy part. I had to replace the motor once
    since it let smoke out so I realize the noise is in the bronze pump. Been the same noise since '86.
    I modified my cooler...
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    I got a notice of that when it happened, all...

    I got a notice of that when it happened, all electrics out, all hydraulics inop. They had just raised the gear so the emergency extend system obviously works. If only they had brakes or reversers. I...
  21. Thread: Weld Quality

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    It is interesting how important the need for low...

    It is interesting how important the need for low current is with what we do here, one would think 10 amps is a very low current but in reality it's not low enough. Having the arc shut off long before...
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    My first Tig work was on a huge Hobart followed...

    My first Tig work was on a huge Hobart followed by building Flat track motorcycles with a big Lincoln which was probably the same as that. One thing I do recall especially the Hobart, minimum arc...
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    :-P I have spent many hours on very similar...

    :-P I have spent many hours on very similar adjustable seats.
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    The left, arn't those the alignment shims?

    The left, arn't those the alignment shims?
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    I am currently using the Lincoln gloves, Just...

    I am currently using the Lincoln gloves, Just came in from the shop taking them off as I sat down. They are pretty good, kind of a universal weight and they are what most recent welding on my plane...
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