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PostPosted: July 17, 2017, 8:35 pm 
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I'm not a Ham but my buddy is. KARCA9 I believe. Or maybe KA9CAR? I'm not sure. Something like that. I'm thinking the latter now.


Chuck, If your buddie's name is John, then KA9CAR is correct! :lol:


That's him. We've been friends since high school.

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PostPosted: July 18, 2017, 10:59 am 
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Geeez, I've been a ham for years. I didn't know I needed a license. Who'd thought? :lol:

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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I wouldn't worry about it, Lonnie. If you could actually get in trouble for just "hamming-it-up", I think Gonzo would be in deep Doo-Doo!

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Got the final gauge working in the '79 Alfa Romeo Spider, now I know the operating temp. :)
Also adjusted the timing to get rid of the horrible marbles in a can noise I had last night. :ack:
When I got this car it had several tuning and electrical issues.
The root problem was that the Thermostatic Actuator was bad. :(
This is the cold start device for SPICA mechanical fuel injection.
A little too prone to fail and normally silly expensive to replace,
I got lucky and will have a new one tomorrow, fairly cheap, from an abandoned restoration effort. 8)
I think my timing issue was someone's effort to compensate for the bad T.A.
Bad mechanics have killed more Spiders than RAID! :ack:

This Spider is not LOCOST being nearly stock, but since I will be using essentially the same drive-train on my Di Tipo build working on it is good practice.
It's also confirmed my decision to use Webers, I'm hating the SPICA injection!

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I studied for my Ham Radio License, Passed the Technician test exercises.

Now onto the General.


Very cool.

Are there still multiple classes of operators? I carried a class C license back in middle school. We had an electronics teacher that insisted we all learn Morse code and be able to send /receive at least 5 words per minute.

I built my first radio in his class. A 5 watt transmitter from mostly Radio Shack parts and a schematic the teacher had.


3 classes now, Technician is the entry point, General which adds HF, and Extra for the full whammy.
more reading....
http://www.dummies.com/programming/ham-radio/types-of-ham-radio-operator-licenses/

Getting in touch with my inner geekness, computers are getting too complex. Too much corporate greed angling to control the market.
EFI has somewhat filled that gap (Megasquirt geek).
HAM just fits into my DIY/Locost/Megasquirt/Racer mindset, stimulates the imagination.

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PostPosted: July 19, 2017, 9:45 am 
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I'm hating the SPICA injection!


MegaSquirt it!!!!
Nothing better than flipping the switch without touching anything else and starting the motor at any temp!
No more coaxing it to life, or gas on your hands...

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MS and ITB's for the 231 Buick V6 going into my "Trick-6" Triumph GT6.
Alfa's belong on Webers!

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Bent Wrench wrote:
3 classes now, Technician is the entry point, General which adds HF, and Extra for the full whammy.
more reading....
http://www.dummies.com/programming/ham-radio/types-of-ham-radio-operator-licenses/

Getting in touch with my inner geekness, computers are getting too complex. Too much corporate greed angling to control the market.
EFI has somewhat filled that gap (Megasquirt geek).
HAM just fits into my DIY/Locost/Megasquirt/Racer mindset, stimulates the imagination.


Let's see I took my Novice (now extinct class exam in 1977 and class C for Morse only and now extinct in 1978). Just took a technician practice exam online and scored 21 of 35. Not terrible for 40 years dormant.

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Let's see I took my Novice (now extinct class exam in 1977 and class C for Morse only and now extinct in 1978). Just took a technician practice exam online and scored 21 of 35. Not terrible for 40 years dormant.


I am surprised how much I retained from Radio school in the Army 1974, I was easily able to pass the Tech license.
I think If I spend the week waiting for test day working the flash cards I can also pass the general test.

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General's not too bad, but I'm afraid that's where I'm gonna stay. I look at the "Extra" exam, and I don't even know what the heck they're talking about let alone the answer to the questions!

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I put the big tank back on my dirt bike and some new tires, so now I can get further into places like these. The last few times I was out, I almost ran out of gas with the stock tank, and the tires were getting pretty worn out, so it got some attention after work today. I even cleaned the overspray off the wheels from when I painted my locost a few years ago. These pictures were taken near where I work, and being stuck here for two weeks at a time I have to have something to do other than work. There's supposed to be a really cool waterfall that I might have enough range to get to now.
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Blew-up the Alfa Spider! :ack:

OK, not really "Blew-up", but lost oil pressure and developed a rod-knock.
Only got to drive it maybe twenty miles. :BH:
Really do not want to put one of my other engines in it, so now up for sale on an Alfa board.
This one was really too nice and original for my driving style anyway. :twisted:

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MS and ITB's for the 231 Buick V6 going into my "Trick-6" Triumph GT6.
Alfa's belong on Webers!


I would check yourself on the ITB's I am an experienced MS'r and will not attempt to tune one of those.
I am convinced they should come with a bottle of hand lotion and box of Kleenex.
There is one other I have refused to work on and that is Siamese'd intake ports.
You may get it right for ONE rpm, change the rpm and it's back to the drawing board.
Tuning is a gigantic compromise, and when you start off with a parameter bent in the wrong direction it makes it enormously difficult or impossible to bend the other parameters to make up for it.
Much is left on the table even if you are able to make it drivable.

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Intake I have for the Buick V6 is intended for Weber IDA-3's.
Insane prices for worn-out examples or new PMO reproductions.
MC ITB's are free by comparison and I can make the adapters on my CNC mill.
Buick V6 will not be particularly high RPM so this should not be that hard.
Really not too different than using Weber type TB's, those would also be IR.

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ngpmike wrote:
General's not too bad, but I'm afraid that's where I'm gonna stay. I look at the "Extra" exam, and I don't even know what the heck they're talking about let alone the answer to the questions!


You don't have to know what they are talking about, you just have to pass the test. https://hamstudy.org/extra2016

I took all three exams today, Passed both the Technician and the General missed passing the Extra by just a few points, will pass next month.
It would have been cool to pass all three before I got my call sign! (just for bragging rights).

Probably going to join WORC http://www.worc.info/index.htm They have lots of repeaters and outside connections.

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