October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
October 29, 2008
So, a while back I posted a pic of Dave Aldena wearing the killer shirt he used to sell in the early 70's...
Then I got an email from Don at Metro Racing, they sell a new version of that shirt!!
and he sent me one!!!! I am super stoked!!
everyone go and check out the stuff they sell at Metro, killer stuff, and DAMN the Don Castro shirt is BAD ASS as well!
Need to get me one of those!
Check em out, they are good people!
and again, thanx Don!!!
October 28, 2008
October 27, 2008
So, Noah and I were talking about Radial engines and basically we got into the discussion of how the hell do they work? How are the rods layed out?
so, i did some digging through my collection of 20's - 40's aircraft manuals and found this stuff...
Here is a very basic crankshaft, very similar to most radial engines, the ones with mulitple banks just have more journals, like a car one. Most use a main rod with Link rods attached to it, this rod assembly ius one piece, well not exactly, but you get the idea.
Here is another rod and crank assembly, the main rod beins fixed to the crank race and the other 4 attached to it radially.
Here is the Wright Cyclone Rod assembly, 9 pistons!
Here is the best drawing i found of a main rod.
Ok and here is the weirdest engine design I have EVER seen!
You wonder how the hell it works?
Well this diagram shows way better...
October 25, 2008
October 24, 2008
October 23, 2008
October 22, 2008
Has a new Carb on it thanx to Tim Denherder sending me a link to almost the exact same carb on ebay. thanx Tim!
new distributor thanx to NAPA. its only timed by eye coz i couldnt find the cord to my timing light, but its already way better!
the Murder Van is back in action!
Thanx to all you guys for your help findin a carb!