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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Ah....you're talking 8°C right James???? Heck, that's summer weather compared
to what we went thru last week. I thought I was lucky yesterday when it
hit 8°F. Today it's been on the rise. Dang fools are forecasting nearly
50° for Sunday into Monday.
But........the worst is yet to come, it's gonna take a dive later and we'll
be back in the long underwear by next weekend.
DG

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
And it indeed did hit 50°F here today. And I indeed get to spend the day
in the shop. Got the swing pedals all hung, now.....to get them hooked up
to somethin'.
Brake's gonne be the easy one. But I'm in for another battle with the throttle.
I dun got my mind made up to do a hydraulic throttle. Soon as the parts get
here I'll see if it's gonna work, and if so.....then the brackets and such.
I'm looking forward to the possibly of getting some body work done this Spring.
Think I'm gonna make use of Dzus for a lot of it so I can undress her in a
few minutes. Of course this means I'll have to wait to finish the chassis till
the body is fit up. I'll need to weld a bunch of brackets for the fasteners.
DG


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Pedals look Great!thumbs up
But I hope you are enjoying that 50 degree weather, as you have obvious sen the cold West!
It was -17 C here this morning and getting colder tonight!sad smiley
Brian

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
No I hadn't been watching the weather the last few days. But.....I'm glad to see
you guys north of the 49th finally are keeping that cold stuff to yourselves.
Yep....we've had a real nice weekend, got rid of a lot of the snow that was piling up.
And that was good as I'm running low on wood splits. Looks like we're in for some
nasty weather again this week. Just mother nature letting us know it's not over yet.
Tks, I've still got to position the bar or distance for the pedals, that's todays project,
that and the master cylinder.
Got a little encouragement from Cap.Jim on the hydraulic throttle. That may just be
a wild goose chase like it was the last time I messed with it. But I'm gonna give it
one more try.
The major thing I see wrong with building a Cyclekart like I've been doing, is if I'm
away at some distant venue and something breaks, I'm SOL cuz almost nothing
on the Riley is off the shelf. That's one of the advantages of KISS and sticking to
the standard Stevenson formula. If I broke a spindle at Tieton or Bellvue I'd have
to pack it in and go home, where if it we VKCo or Azusa someone would have a
spare.
Speaking of Bellvue, I sure hope Bill W can keep up a head of steam and pull that
together. That location is the ideal spot for a national gathering and it would give
this hobby the kick in the ars that it needs. I'm real excited the possibility and I
don't think it's a good idea to put it off for another year and a half as most people
can't stay focused that long.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 38104 by Denny Graham .
Speaking of Bellvue, I sure hope Bill W can keep up a head of steam and pull that
together. That location is the ideal spot for a national gathering and it would give
this hobby the kick in the ars that it needs. I'm real excited the possibility and I
don't think it's a good idea to put it off for another year and a half as most people
can't stay focused that long.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL
If he could pull it off in June this year..... the week "before" Tieton, it may inspire the
guys to come from from the East and the south to participate?
And being able to piggyback two major events together would really help those that
need to arrange time off from work and have long distances to travel.
Once July and August roll around and the kids are out of school, travelling and camping
become tougher.
I for one would not b able to make it in July or August.sad smiley
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
July & August, heck, that's the whole summer Brian!!!!
I for one, am retired so when ever and where ever I choose
to roam, it's not a problem. My big old wife and I quit taking
vacations decades ago. She always wants to go South,
where I always want to go North. Besides, by Summer
she's gonna be busy baby sitting my grandson, who's
do to make his entrance a couple of weeks.
dg

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I can see the travel advantages of running the events on consecutive weekends.
But I can't help thinking that it might dilute the entries of both in the case of guys who just aren't able to swing being away that long, deciding to commit to one or the other. All it took last year for Tieton to be down by 50% was moving the date by 1 weekend. ONE, months in advance! Yes, there are a few guys who typically won't go to anything but Tieton, but they're not who you should count on anyway. I guess we need to hear now from some people who will commit to making a sincere effort to participate, so that Bill has an idea what he's working with.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes Denny, between the Farm (three hay cuts and lawns), and the travelling with the
Tearjerkers to events all over the country, plus hosting events here at the Farm.....July and August
get pretty gobbled up. And September? I think we only have 2 days that are not already booked
before we have to come home to come home again to cut hay (4th crop).
So for me I have to treat events that may be back to back like a working person. and take in two things
in a 14 day window, with the travel time in between.
Bellvue is 1258 miles from my house......3 days each way!
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
3 days??? what cha doin', sight seeing along the way?? When I was in
the service, I used to drive Downers Grove, IL to Witchata Falls, TX in
one 14 hour shot back in '65 by myself in an old '60 Chevy Biscayne 6cylinder.
And up until a couple of decades back, I made the trip to Rockingham, NC
at Christmas in 12. Granted, that was a little shorter trip but it had mountains
to cross. Heck, 10 or 12 years back, I left for Boston, MA after work Friday at
4:30 made it there, got a burger at MacDonalds and was back for lunch at
noon on Sunday.
Of course I taint as young as I was back then.
Na, I think I could make the trip from here in Sandwich, IL to Bellvue, CO
in about 14 or 15 hours. I've worked longer shifts than that when I was
employed.
Had my drink,had my say, time to head back out and do battle with Riley.

dg

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
I was thinking exactly the same thing - 3 days to go 1200 miles???

Last year at this time I got up on a Saturday morning, drove to U-Haul and rented a car hauler. Drove on 520 miles to to Weyawega, Wisconsin. Loaded a car I just bought on the trailer and headed for home. Another 520 miles and I was home. Personal best, 1040 miles in one day with my 2 wheel drive Suburban and the trailer and I was in a raging snowstorm all the way home. smileys with beer


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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Unless he intends to drive the cyclekart all the way to Colorado!

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Aw......shucks Dave......don't pick on him....you know how these old guys are.
dg

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Ah ha!!!! Must have been a steering day for everybody. I just 'skated' in from the barn
and am ready for my nightly beer.
Got the Ross gear all re-assembled, installed, got the upper mast jacket support welded
in and the tie rod made up....that do feel good the first time you roll it across the shop
steering it from the cockpit.
Master cylinder tomorrow.
dg


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Looks Great Denny!
It will definitely not rattle apart when you race around the farm!thumbs up
Your Riley would love the "Orchard" at Tieton!
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So my daily update!
Chose to work on the Ice Racer today.
Took on what I thought was going to be a simple job that I could complete before lunch.
Just a few "filler plates".......how long could that take?confused smiley
So, I found a suitable piece of sheet metal (again material from the Ducati shipping crate),
made a quick template, transferred it to the metal, plasma cut out the filler piece, dressed it,
fit it, painted the back side, tacked it in, then welded around the perimeter,.........easy peasy!thumbs up
Repeated this for the "six" pieces I made today, and by time I finished this small task, that was
supposed to be finished before I came in for lunch........it was 6:45 pm and time to come in for a
shower before supper!eye rolling smiley
Another full day on the CK and I did not get as much completed as I expected too!
Maybe I am "delusional"????confused smiley
Next step is to grind some welds, weld in my motor mounting plate, and modify the rear of the frame.
What did everyone else get done today?
Brian

PS
Yes, I know it is starting to look like the bottom of a bobsled!



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