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12:39 AM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 event cancelled for the evening. Beer thirty!
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I've built a lot of GSXR engines and their power loss % decreased considerably.
 
@DucatiKiller - I had this argument with someone a while ago and lost it.
lost the argument, that is
Power train losses will remain constant.
as in % wise constant.
Also, how are you measuring power loss?
 
I was in school and we had an engine stand dyno and a rear wheel dyno
we did runs stock for both
upgraded engine
power wise, not reliability, and then did two runs.
Well. We did a crap load of runs over and over but with both types of dyno
 
Okay. Fair enough.
 
we were kids with toys available
 
Oh and how you used your toys I'm sure.
 
12:51 AM
Oh for sure, I'm surprised we didn't wear out the gear and blow up the motor.
 
On to a different subject ... I'm wondering if amphibient is losing the oil through the PCV/breather.
I'm wondering if he had a catch can if he'd see a bunch of it end up there.
 
definitely a possibility
then there would be some reason it's doing that, is my first thought
perhaps the root cause is, did a bad hone job, rings are crapped out.
 
Oh I agree. It would show up on the spark plugs as well.
 
yeah
 
I thought he had only rebuilt the top end of his engine.
 
12:54 AM
the assumption that it would be a head gasket takes you down a flawed thought path
 
and a leakdown test is not going to show him anything with oil
 
that's niftier thinking
yup
 
Hey guys how's it going?
 
good eye dude
 
12:55 AM
@JonathanMusso wtf? Where have you been. did you fill out the form?
:-)
 
Yah, slacker!
 
WTF R U talking about?
 
Give me a second ... I have to go award some points.
 
I'm welcoming you with enthusiasm and intentional confusion
 
12:55 AM
cuz that's how I roll
 
I just finishing pushing in the '35 into the shop, man...gonna have some interesting pics for you guys...it's a hunk of shit with all the rust lol.
Gonna have to remanufacture everything :)
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I think you have the right thread going with the pcv idea
@JonathanMusso hell yes
pics
 
YES! Pics or it never happened
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 LMAO
 
@DucatiKiller you will regret asking for them lol
 
12:57 AM
nah! I live vicariously through you
 
might have a teaser...one sec
 
have you ever taken the body off this frame? Or it all good and crusty and crappy?
 
AWESOME, we goaded him into pictures!! :D
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 You did! I just trailed along, "yeah, what HE said!"
 
12:59 AM
You get the credit for pulling the pics out of him
 
Nah, team effort
:D
:o)
 
Indeed
Now I'm annoyed because it's taking so long
c'mon @JonathanMusso chop chop with the photos!
 
doesn't look THAT bad but wait for it..
 
1:01 AM
AWESOME!
 
Uh ... what floorboard?
 
It's gnarly!
how do you push that thing?
 
@JonathanMusso - Have you watched the Project Binky videos on YouTube?
 
Holy crap you have your work cut out for you.
 
1:02 AM
it's fantastic. I have a HUGE grin on my mug right now.
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 hey bro, it's easier to chop and channel like this ;)
 
Oh, no doubt.
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 not yet! I have to, though. I just discovered "Vegas Rat Rods" on Discovery, been hooked lol
@DucatiKiller Tow with truck and push with plow, luckily enough
 
You may want to watch them before you start attacking this job.
 
Dude.....you will be such a proud parent.
 
1:03 AM
I got this all planned out
 
While not the same body, the attack is going to be quite the same. I mean, you are the body master, no doubt, but those guys are doing awesome fab work on the thing.
 
2nd frame which is mint, I will cut everything off, and build my own sub structure and floor
going to channel the height of the frame
 
I am not master, just a noob with ambition, and maybe more crazy than anything lol
 
What you showed me looks more like a template than a work in progress.
 
1:05 AM
I will start cutting it all a part soon
Just wait till you see that shit, when the roof is gone, oh em gee
 
Respect to you for going for it man. For real.
Crazy is good.
What are you going to keep?
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 He's crazy. This is awesome. I love it.
 
Thanks man , lol
Well, I have a potential buyer from Vegas for this one. So I will see how that goes
 
I agree with Ducati ... I'm looking forward to seeing your mad skills at work and what you're going to do with it. Like he said, I too have to live vicariously!
 
In the sixteenth century a painter would call that guy 'a sponsor'
 
1:08 AM
hahaha
 
@JonathanMusso A put a link up there to the youtube series @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 recomended.
 
@DucatiKiller Ah my bad for not responding. Yes I got it bookmarked, looks great
 
no worries
 
Oh, it's more than great. Those guys are awesome.
 
I've seen a couple of them. I wanted to actually watch all of them but....that whole time problem keeps getting in the way
 
1:10 AM
The main reason I'm suggesting it is because I don't think there is much left of the car they started with because I think it was in much the same shape as what you are looking at.
 
But after identifying the parts on this car, looks to be rodder's from the '50s who were building it, or at least in that style. The rear and front-end is post war setups, with the steering column shifted a few inches and some interesting v8 motor mounts.
 
I want to see that. I need to learn more about dealing with rusty stuff and making it better.
 
Good news is, a modern style engine will not rip the gears in the rear end, unlike the stock '35
 
@DucatiKiller only way is to remove it and put new metal in
 
1:11 AM
what will you keep? body only?
 
pretty much, if you see the doors, I will have to cut it about 6" above the bottom hinge
and start the replacement panels there, same with the quarters
first thing to do is cut the rear fenders off, then the 3 spots where the body is attached to the frame, then lift it off
 
Do a daily video diary and explain what your doing. Then when it's done, trickle your episodes onto a youtube and get a bunch of hits
I"m planning your future. So don't say anything.
 
Then, you'll get underground notoriety and perhaps wealthy people will email you and ask you, how much for me?
Then.....<insert awesome success story here>
That's my plan for you. soooo, chop chop
You can talk now
 
haha manager and all
 
1:15 AM
lol, but for free.
 
nothing comes for free, immediately you turn into Don King
rofl
 
LMAO...
...only red m&m's in the bowl for Jonathan...and he likes cats, so have some kittens in the dressing room.....
 
LOL
poor Mike
 
I do really think you should do a video diary
Mike?
@BobCross Hey
 
Mike Tyson?
 
1:18 AM
I assumed you were mocking Mike Tyson lol
Oh wow, 12 episodes of this Binky
 
Well guys, I'm going to go see if I can knock an article out. Not going to have time to do it tomorrow.
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Have a good one buddy!
 
Thank mano. You do some great and wonderous stuff. Looking forward to the day I can say, "Yah, I knew Jonathan back when ..."
 
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 later buddy
 
Thanks :o) Have a great evening now you don't have to make donuts.
 
1:20 AM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 ROFL. Appreciate it. Cheers man.
 
@JonathanMusso so you have a brand new frame? do I have that right?
 
@DucatiKiller pre war new but it's in excellent shape compared to what you saw in the above pics lol
 
Nice
 
basically can take the front/rear end and just bolt onto it, away you go, whatever mods need to be done can be done, no obstructions
 
sounds like you have a great foundation to build on
How long to get it driving down a road
 
1:27 AM
that I have been thinking about, few hours a week I would like to see it drivable in August without paint
lol I feel this guys pain, so much rust in this mini
 
That sounds like dedication. Respect.
 
1:41 AM
Hey
In and out for the evening.
 
@DucatiKiller Ty brother. We will see if I pull that off. Anyways I am off. Nice chatting and have a good one!
@BobCross Later, enjoy your evening!
 
 
1 hour later…
3:47 AM
@DucatiKiller, I'm ok. Had an interview today, and afk all day.
I'll be on tomorrow. Changes are coming.
 
4:15 AM
@JPhi1618 Right on. Sounds like umami.
 
 
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6:59 AM
Think this answer deserves more than my measly upvote.
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A: Dripping water from under the water housing

Xen2050If you're on a very tight budget & don't care about the car too much, and it's not a big leak, then some of the pour-in-the-radiator "leak stop" products might work quickly Something like this. Raw eggs (or just eggwhites) might work too for a little while. Those would coat your entire coolant sy...

 
 
4 hours later…
11:24 AM
@DucatiKiller I have news on the clutch.
 
@BobCross - Can you please remove the tag from the April Challenge, I would appreciate it.
 
11:55 AM
@All - Happy Cinco de Mayo!
 
 
1 hour later…
1:14 PM
@JoErNanO I didn't want to answer it, but I made a comment about it in here.
I was saying, it made sense - not a bad question, but I don't have any real knowledge.
 
1:43 PM
@BobCross, @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2, @JonEricson, how do all these sites get designs and we don't? I just noticed that puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions has a non-beta design, and I know I've seen several others make the switch (like ELL I think?).
 
2:12 PM
Done
 

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