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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    It's a cover up, I tell you...

    Before

    https://i.postimg.cc/pd5WpSWt/DSCN3213.jpg

    After

    https://i.postimg.cc/7h9DF8VS/DSCN3212.jpg
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    I needed to 'distribute' my work today.

    So, I thought lets start by adding some bling to the 'distributor'.

    How I did it.

    First I removed the label from the can.
    Did a bit of preliminary...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Inner retainer caps done..right side

    Made with PVC Caps, and 1 3/8" x 1/4 " steel dowel pins, pressed in, to hold the eye bolts.

    https://i.postimg.cc/zBj8MwPQ/DSCN3201.jpg

    I beveled the...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    I'm 'exhausted' !...coffee time !

    Next project ....exhaust pipe mounting bracket.
    Right side done...left side next. The bracket is made, just need to mount it, to the engine block.
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    A New Year...and another set of twins

    First a bit of house keeping.......There's my 1/4" ratchet !

    https://i.postimg.cc/DyPXnb56/DSCN3191.jpg

    First set of twins, was the 'really wide 4x1...
  6. Looking to build something NEW in 2019 ?

    Try This


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIZNjbv2RVU

    Happy New Building Year
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    First wheel/rim done


    Side by side comparison
    Added some chrome bling to the valve stems

    Final air pressure set @ 25 psi, in each tube.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XNc94D1V/DSCN3180.jpg...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    It's true..or it's consequences

    A US game show from 1940 - 1988..(Truth or Consequences)

    Needed a truing stand that would accommodate a 14mm axle.
    and be wide enough for two rims wide.

    I...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    I'm 'retiring' ... the wheels that is!

    Took a break from working on the engine, frame, radiator shell, etc.

    Wanted wider tires on the front, so decided it was time to double the wheel rims.
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    Re: My Other Talent

    Elf on The Shelf Sleigh

    A little project I worked on with my DIL, for my grandson.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Zqdfxsw8/DSCN3128.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/7hxmDHw9/DSCN3129.jpg...
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    Re: Danny's Daily Delta

    I know that smile. It say's look at what I made.

    It works!...It works!

    https://i.postimg.cc/Sn1JDtX9/delta1.jpg
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Making the 'coolest' part

    25 gauge beam from my old metal shed
    https://i.postimg.cc/c1bTDxL6/DSCN3104.jpg

    Marked ready for bending into shape
    https://i.postimg.cc/RZrdBgfB/DSCN3105.jpg
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Letting it out of the barn

    Had to remove both rear wheels, as its to wide for this door.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XJNs2f3K/DSCN3094.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/SsZDHnNB/DSCN3095.jpg...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Hoping to a-mount to something

    In this case the engine to the frame.
    3/16 " plate, sliced, diced and formed.
    3/4 " cosmetic holes, and 3/8 " mounting hole
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Vroooom ! .....Vroooom !

    I'm using 24 gauge perforated sheet metal. (1/16th holes)

    https://i.postimg.cc/XYqhdLHD/DSCN3042.jpg

    End pieces before smoothing edges.
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    Vulcan Welding Helmet

    Happy ! Birthday ! to me

    Thanks Kate for the birthday wish.

    I read up on this particular helmet, and it wasn't long before I decided I would put out the money for it.
    Long story short, my...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    OK .. a better day

    In previous posts I was concerned about the retaining ring,
    holding up under this type of steering stress.

    I welded in a second 'nub', and filed it down until it fits like a...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Frustrated today..another annoying set back

    Today started A-OK, but while tightening the nuts that holds the axle to the perch, one of them broke loose.
    To repair I had to grind off the tack...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    New plate completed, sans grinding welds clean,
    and drilling mounting holes.

    Also the caster angle is built into this plate, as was the pivot version.
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    I've found my way,
    I'll be going back to plan A

    The 'pivot' is out

    https://s22.postimg.cc/7nnblo835/DSCN3010.jpg

    Cut off the old pivot.

    https://s22.postimg.cc/xj724uuhd/DSCN3013.jpg
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Two Feet Forward...One Foot Back :(

    The GOOD, The BAD, The UGLY.

    THE GOOD!

    Spent all of my workable day yesterday, making these brackets, for attaching the radius rods.
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Need to set up, so early to get up

    Started at 5:45 am, this morning.
    The amount of light is changing with the season, so it was still a little dim.

    I had some setting up to complete, before...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Thanks Danny

    OK, This is NOT, a 'radius' rod.

    I figured, that while I had the drill press set up, I might as well get the rest of the holes done.

    Opportunity to teach some shop know how and...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    The quad gets its tie rod.

    https://s22.postimg.cc/rcymkbu1d/DSCN2976.jpg

    https://s22.postimg.cc/vm3cmi50h/DSCN2977.jpg

    Ordered the rod ends online, which was cheaper than buying local....
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    I have a couple of MTB shocks. But from what I know about them they are not true 'shocks'.
    Rather, they are just springs that look like shocks.
    That in itself is OK, but at a load rate of +/- 400...
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