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by Truckedup
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: School May NEVER Be The Same
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: School May NEVER Be The Same

I guess the sign on the door saying no politics in this forum is a govt plot. :D 8) :wink:
by Truckedup
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Welded Camshafts for regrinding
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Welded Camshafts for regrinding

WebCams produces a nice hardweld product. The last person I talked with in sales is female and she knows the product. Grinds are available that are not in their catalog. Just ask. She sent me a list with timing specs for the parameters I requested. I believe the woman you talked to might be one of ...
by Truckedup
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Calling auto AC guys
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Calling auto AC guys

Ok, I have four more cans, lol.... one can, 250 on the high side with the engine at 1500 rpm...85 f outside
by Truckedup
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Welded Camshafts for regrinding
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Welded Camshafts for regrinding

Perhaps...but I'm thinking the stuff you work on is like mine, otherwords ,you're on your own with cam timing. I can't remember if the Colt cam came with a timing card...
by Truckedup
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Welded Camshafts for regrinding
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Welded Camshafts for regrinding

Well, I guess Colt Cams is not so wonderful.....Web Cams......ordered two sets of cams from them for my dual motorcycle engine land speed racer...Ohv ,separate intake and exhaust cam for each engine.I had to send in cores for welding, but they are a catalog grind..They were like robots on the phone....
by Truckedup
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Welded Camshafts for regrinding
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Welded Camshafts for regrinding

Call Colt Cams in British Columbia , Canada. They build custom cams to customer specs,often welding lobes.I had them do a cam for me years ago.. https://coltcams.com Another cam grinder I dealt with was Oregon Cams. They do a lot of odd ball vintage grinds...I don't know if they do one off cams.
by Truckedup
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Calling auto AC guys
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Calling auto AC guys

I got the correct tap. About 80f outside. Hooked up the cheap gauge set and a 134r can..With the compressor running its now 40 on the suction side and 160 psi on the pressure side...The pump doesn't cycle excessively when the car is driven. At idle it's less cold but much better than before. It's go...
by Truckedup
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Unintended Acceleration
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Unintended Acceleration

Don't know about others, but the 2021 GM pick ups have brake by wire... :-k Is that just a different name for a more sophisticated anti lock brake system? I would think, maybe wrong, there's still a hydraulic fluid path from the master cylinder to the brake caliper... Edit....is this GM's automatic...
by Truckedup
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Notice To Veterans
Replies: 32
Views: 2984

Re: Notice To Veterans

Because I have no service connected medical issues and no combat experience I would be on the lowest tier for VA care....I'm 73 and last year at this time was diagnosed with stage 3 esophagous cancer, a real eye opener because I am not at risk for this very lethal cancer...Using my United Health Car...
by Truckedup
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Calling auto AC guys
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Calling auto AC guys

With the system capacity being so critical, often the very first step in diagnosis is to recover the system for no reason other than to see if it's low or not. There are so many conditions that can cause the pressures to mimic low refrigerant, and low refrigerant to mimic other conditions, that det...
by Truckedup
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Calling auto AC guys
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Calling auto AC guys

Is it a can you have to tap? Or is it the can with the hose already on it? Tap the can...I'm am aware that just adding 134r by relying on gauge readings is not the best way...But it has worked for me in the past...this is a $2000 car.... Based on my descriptions of system pressure I wondered if any...
by Truckedup
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Calling auto AC guys
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Calling auto AC guys

2002 Honda CRV 5 speed, 130,000 miles. The ac comes on normally and gets cold quickly...after a bit it goes from cold to moderately cold , the compressor is cycling on an off. When you stop for more than 10 seconds, the compressors cycles off and won't come on until you drive away or raise the rpm u...
by Truckedup
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Horsepower and water temperature
Replies: 30
Views: 4222

Re: Horsepower and water temperature

HiPer Express wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:00 pm Grumpy made most power when engine was close to boiling. That was 70s , maybe something has changed later ?
Yunick said pretty much the same ....
by Truckedup
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Lead used to lube valve stems?
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Lead used to lube valve stems?

Jack, for the old Brit bikes, current guides are manganese bronze or a harder nickel-aluminum bronze. Valves are uncoated stainless steel or nitride coated stainless. . Original valves I have seen were one piece stainless steel exhaust and a magnetic steel intake. Guides were a variety of bronze or ...
by Truckedup
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Lead used to lube valve stems?
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Lead used to lube valve stems?

On the old bikes the valve to guide clearance was .0025 to .0035 because the valve seat runout tolerance could stick a valve with tighter clearances . Now with fancyass valve facing machines the guide clearances can be .001 to 0015 without a valve seizure...Pretty tight on air cooled engines running...