Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:04 am

Xelmon wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:That was just good improvisational fun on Father's Day at Maupin, 2008? The guy, Gary, had a tow truck waiting there as back-up.

http://itinerant-air-cooled.com/viewtop ... =56&t=4350
Holy shiznit... Has it been that long? My my, how time flies.
It flies.
I have single bus owners who are now parents with kids, I have parents with little kids who are now big kids, I have customers who once zipped around enthusiastically but are at the end of their physical flexibility, nine years of this Itinerary is a Chunk Of Life.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Hippie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:29 pm

Amskeptic wrote:...I have customers who once zipped around enthusiastically but are at the end of their physical flexibility...
Count me in.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Hippie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:43 pm

Amskeptic wrote:The Adjustments move the needle statically on the shaft
move the spring through the anchor pin to make it either shorter or longer

So the spring is too hard and pulling it away from the zero peg ad also resisting the magnet at higher speeds? :study:
Is the air gap between the magnet and the speed cup within spec?
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Hippie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:57 pm

sped372 wrote:Just plain shorting the wire across the battery terminals will give you all the current you can handle. Minimal resistance in the wire and all.
Yeah, probably too much. Ever seen offroaders reweld broken frames with a couple car batteries and welding rods?
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:07 am

Hippie wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:The Adjustments move the needle statically on the shaft
move the spring through the anchor pin to make it either shorter or longer

So the spring is too hard and pulling it away from the zero peg ad also resisting the magnet at higher speeds? :study:
Is the air gap between the magnet and the speed cup within spec?
Can't figure that out. It acts like not enough spring at slow speed when it jumps to 20 in 1st gear, it reads 35 at a true 28, it is perfect at 50, but it reads 60 at 63.

I say tighten the spring some, but what about the upper end? Do I reposition the needle to true out at 60, and hope the spring keeps things more kopesthetic lower down?

The problem with all of this is the major disassembly required each experiment . . .
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Hippie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:09 pm

No you don't have to disassemble it each time if you make a reference RPM.

Been here? http://home.jtan.com/~joe/speedo.htm
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by bajaman72 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:24 pm

I like the fact it says "GENTLY" tap, and the dude has a hammer :blackeye:
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Texas II

Post by Hippie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:30 am

bajaman72 wrote:I like the fact it says "GENTLY" tap, and the dude has a hammer :blackeye:
LOL Yeah, the Harley adjustment tool.
(The reference RPM with the drill doesn't much matter, by the way, as long as it is in range of the speedo and the same speed reference is used before and after adjustments so you can see percentage of change.)
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