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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:26 am

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When information or pics are posted, which I find very informative, I either copy and paste to a word program and save it, along with the pics, or I print it out. The quote usage is a really good one. Once a post is quoted, it stays quoted.
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panic

Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:09 pm

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indianut

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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:30 pm

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What a Dickhead. Dang.....i hope you don't Sue me for calling you a Dickhead!
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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:08 pm

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panic wrote:Which is a strong motivation for not responding at all.
I spend my own time, assisting someone I don't know, which precipitates the usual results (I need not elaborate).
Despite the rude remarks to the contrary, I avoid pointless controversy. I really, sincerely don't care if you agree with me or not. I don't "need to prove I'm right". If I need to show off, I'll go embarrass some attorneys elsewhere (this is my hobby, my professional field is divorce law).
When the poor quality of my opponent (competence, manners, both) becomes apparent, the best position is to leave - any additional effort is a complete waste of my time.
When someone insists that he has a right to repeat my comment (and he does - but it's rude), I have the right to remain silent, and my reticence to correct or object then permits the rubbish offered as advice to prevail as wisdom.
With a few important exceptions (who know who they are), this leaves many of the "discussions" here similar to the blind men and the elephant.

It's really a shame you've never learned how to play well with others Mr. Diamond. What a wealth of Knowledge lost to those who could and would actually do something with it. One thing I'm proud to say," I may not know everything but I'm more than willing to learn"
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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:48 pm

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indianut wrote:What a Dickhead. Dang.....i hope you don't Sue me for calling you a Dickhead!


I must assume the title Dickhead is a description of a mind with detective features.
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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:15 pm

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panic wrote:Which is a strong motivation for not responding at all.
I spend my own time, assisting someone I don't know, which precipitates the usual results (I need not elaborate).
Despite the rude remarks to the contrary, I avoid pointless controversy. I really, sincerely don't care if you agree with me or not. I don't "need to prove I'm right". If I need to show off, I'll go embarrass some attorneys elsewhere (this is my hobby, my professional field is divorce law).
When the poor quality of my opponent (competence, manners, both) becomes apparent, the best position is to leave - any additional effort is a complete waste of my time.
When someone insists that he has a right to repeat my comment (and he does - but it's rude), I have the right to remain silent, and my reticence to correct or object then permits the rubbish offered as advice to prevail as wisdom.
With a few important exceptions (who know who they are), this leaves many of the "discussions" here similar to the blind men and the elephant.


No rude intentions meant for the quote Panic. I just wanted to insure you understood my reply to your post lest you delete it, and then find no understanding in my reply to your post, at a future date. Quoting has value. It makes known to the poster what the reply is refering to. Only a handful of posters delete their posts on this forum. You being one of those posters, if not the top deleter. The vast majority of the membership find this act of post deletion as rude. Rudeness has only one face, no matter who the rude one is at the time. Name calling is rude as well. The vast majority of the membership do not wish to hear the pissing contests. Knowledge is a valuable tool. Those seeking knowledge have additional concerns to the answers they receive. There is no harm for a individual to wish a full understanding of an answer. Most individuals who believe they know the answer, yet do not, will except the true answer, when fully understood. When an individual provides that understanding, it is the greatest help said individual can provide, next to the actual facts, specs, solutions, etc..the individual may have initially provided.
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Post Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:22 pm

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Member reports are taken seriously. They are reviewed closely and a course of action is then determined when deemed neccessay. Very few reports are ever removed.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:40 am

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All
I did get to ride the flattie yesterday. The oil pressure started to build on the first kick. There was no oil puke when first started. The pressure got to about 20 PSI as soon as it started. I rode about 10 miles. The engine seemed happy at 55-65 MPH. No smoke. The oil pressure did not change between cold and hot. It stayed at about 20 PSI at idle and 25 at speed. Will report more later.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:16 am

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F, Glad to hear the maiden run went well. Curious what if any mods you have made to the motor, ie, 3 hole crankpin, full flow to crank, baffles removed, or left in place, etc. The more data on engine setup and oiling system used, the better, for all the obvious reasons.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 am

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Gentlemen, Gentlemen. Mr. Panic (Nom de Plume, an artifice which we all make use of), has again restated clearly his beliefs on appropriate behavior for this webboard. This dissertation should come as no surprise as his behavior has been consistent for years is this regard. As he recently stated, he has violated no rules for behavior for this forum.
Likewise, those who take exception to his behavior have repeatedly expressed their disfavor with said conduct. The issue is never resolved, and the only result is distraction from the central reason we're here. This reason being constructive discussion and enlightenment. Some take the word discussion out of context, however, and regard only the first syllable, thereby losing sight of all the word has to offer.
I suggest to all to reflect back and consider if you've ever had occasion to lose patience with your fellow man. If so, you've had a glimpse of walking in the other fellow's shoes.
Consideration of our differences gains us nothing. Reflection on our common interests may gain us knowledge.
DD, (not to be confused with a Dickhead, I hope) :lol:
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:14 pm

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panic wrote:Since, evidently, those with no manners insist on identifying themselves?

really a shame you've never learned how to play well with others Mr. Diamond
What a coup - you've managed to do 2 completely different and obnoxious things in the same sentence:
1. everyone, everywhere knows my name, but I prefer not to use it here. Respecting my wishes is courtesy, not to do so is rudeness. Why don't you sign your posts with yours?
2. by "plays well with others", you've decided that you're the adult, and that it's your special task to tell me what behavior is acceptable. You're not, it isn't, and "plays well" is a weak version of "you're not doing what I want you to do".

The vast majority of the membership find this act of post deletion as rude.
Same error: you're confusing rudeness (socially offensive behavior) with whining ("you're not doing what I want you to do"). The board permits me, and everyone else, to delete their posts. This is a privilege that you may use, or not - I don't owe anyone here obedience to anyone's rules but the board's.
Unless, of course, you're willing to obey my rules?

What a Dickhead
Since your language skills are evident, I'll translate: "I find your remark disturbing, so I must respond. However, I don't understand it, and haven't the competence to form a coherent thought, so I'll resort to personal abuse instead".
Your best chance of success in an argument is the schoolyard where you developed these fine skills.
Are you equally bold in person? Come see me, we can discuss it.


Just wanted to make sure this series of gems was not lost to the ages.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:39 pm

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Frankenstein

Back to the metal;

There were very few performance modifications. It is 3 7/16" bore. Cylinders and heads came from Flathead power when they were in La. They did the boring of the cylinders. Piston to wall clearance was put on the loose side at .0035 - .004". I did have a heat barrier coating put on the tops of the pistons, underside of the heads, in the ex. ports and in the ex. pipes. Cams are from Ted's. Flywheel assy came from Teds so the rod pin is whatever they supplied. It does have T&O wheels. In my previous posts there was a lot of trouble there. The first flywheel set came with overhead valve rods (too short). The second set had at least .100" rod side clearance and .005" wrist pin clearance. I had a local machinist fit side thrust washers on the flywheels to tighten up this. He also replaced the rod inserts, rollers and wrist pin bushings. Ted's is where the original oil pump came from. That is the reason for this thread. The oil supply pump had the oil check valve seat passage drilled off center. This is also a previous thread. I drilled the seat out and "JB Welded" a bushing in. This worked for a little while but still had to clamp shut the oil supply line if the bike was to sit for more than about a week. Oil leaked into the cases. I started to worry that I would forget to take off the oil supply line clamp and ruin all the above work.

So for I am happy with my purchase of the oil pump. I suspect that the pressure could be jacked up with shims or a different spring on top of the pressure regulator ball. I only wish S&S would have supplied the pump.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:41 pm

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you lot crack me up hahahahaha . regards jib
oil pumps what are they??
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:51 pm

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I am not confusing rudeness with whining Panic. But you are correct. Rude is not a forbidden forum policy point. yet. :mrgreen: No rules have actually been broken during the ranting. Again...yet.
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:57 pm

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Wow Thank You Dr. Phil,Is that really what I meant? Or is it what you chose it to be? Find a mirror, stand there, see the funny man yes Virginia that is you. I was actually going to go over that drivel you left behind an see if I could decipher and dissect it, and a thought came to me" he's not capable of understanding, he needs help, it's not right to go on with this any farther... sooo I am sorry Mr. Panic. I had no right to ask you to act differently than you feel, feel free to shread this post with your superior wit and sarcasm and maybe you can teach us all....... something....... someday...... maybe...... What?
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:55 pm

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ENOUGH !!
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:49 pm

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Pa wrote:ENOUGH !!



Amen

George
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Post Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:54 am

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a propos screen names, handles, noms de plume, whatever you wish to call them...they are nothing new and a well established part of the publishing world. A fair proportion of the UK members are also members of the VMCC, and as such will be familiar with the late, great Ixion or Radco.

"Ixion" was probably the first nationally known writer on the subject of motorcycles; he was in fact a clergyman, who used the name to indicate that he was writing outside his ecclesiastical duties, as it were. His identity was not well known at the time, and he appeared to prefer to maintain the professional separation.

"Radco" was a well-known member of the Club who wrote a long series of restoration articles, some of which remain in print in book form to this day. Radco's identity was well known within the Club, the Club being such that most long-term, active members knew each other in those days. I met him once, by identifying one of his bikes at a Club rally. He followed the convention that he identified himself in person by name, mentioning that he was "Radco" if asked, but did not use that persona face-to-face.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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Post Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:04 am

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I've always followed Radco's convention, since it seemed to be logical.

Members who know me in person, especially those who know my via the VMCC, will know my name. Anything I write under the id 45Brit is specifically about older American motorcycles, although not necessarily specific to this board since I use the same name on knucklenutz, for example. I use another nickname ( and this is literally a nickname, long pre-dating the internet, which those who know me in that context will recognise from context ) for anything I write regarding my track-racing activities, unless it's official ( meeting regs etc ) in which case I use my name and the position I hold in that context - Clerk of the Course, etc - since that's what is required for that activity.

I specifically don't use my professional suffix in any motorcycle connexion, since although I'm a professional engineer, I'm not Chartered in any discipline relating to old motorcycles and specifically don't wish to appear to be giving a professional opinion of any kind.

I assume that Panic at times wishes to offer opinions which should not be construed as being any part of his professional activities, simply his personal opinion freely given and at the readers' discretion. This seems quite normal to me. Conventions usually grow up because they are found to be useful in indicating some specific context. They may be self-explanatory, or purely arbitrary, but the point is that people should understand and follow them
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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