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    Tempest--The Grey Bike Grows Up

    9/20 I bought a used windshield from a Vetter fairing, which will be trimmed some and used for my light fairing project.

    Left to get:

    Signal relay
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    Pontiac "Tempest" badges and fender ornaments perhaps ('61)
    Powdercoating

    Okay...idea time! I have an idea to ease the shaking on the saddlebags. That will be the next post after I get some time in Paint to illustrate it.

    This is the windshield Yes it looks funny but that's the angle and it's all there):
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    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    First. fat funky fenders for The Flying Dutch

    Rust Never Sleeps
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    Remainder of TFD photos

    That's ALL! (No, not ALL, but TFD's all)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

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    That's a nice collection of rust you've got there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    That's a nice collection of rust you've got there!

    East Hill
    It's all boxed and ready to estimate and send off Monday.

    I recall seeing a few posts here but the email digest just sent 21, mostly for the fenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    It's all boxed and ready to estimate and send off Monday.


    Plenty of rust right here in beautiful Puget Sound...remember, we don't get older, we just rust away here .

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    Seattle (not Here Come the Brides)...

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    Plenty of rust right here in beautiful Puget Sound...remember, we don't get older, we just rust away here .

    East Hill
    I went to Seattle 15 years ago. Space Needle, the arena, downtown, went past the Paramount daily, great and affordable delis (then) and one of the few places I've found pistachio ice cream without 31 flavors on the sign at the old fifties themed restaurant in the Seattle Center. That EMP this is there now isn't it?

    If you like emergency vehicles stopping short of a parade, go stand near Macy's (Bon Marche). Our conference was at the Sheraton Downtown. I didn't go near the docks.

    Always a fun walk though there unless you all have another riot! (That was SPKY TO WATCH AND RECOGNIZE)

    Here's my new badge and ornament set coming next month...
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    Fall's coming and I've been doing a tonne (metric or something) of things, sold off two stereo systems of my stuff, bought a Laserdisc machine and DVD/CD carousel player (both Pioneer), 3 Laserdiscs and a Sony CRT projector ($10, 50 and 50, first and last need repairs and turning a $2 leftover dresser into a projector stand with doors and two drawers for storage (still in progress).

    I have a rear rack on Tempest and the badges arrived two days ago with the the James Taylor and Eagles LDs. That metal was a bit thin and I can tell it needs a rod or plate in the middle and down the two side channels (to allow eyelets to be added) but over all it's a good thing!

    The addition of the rack seems to make the rear ride a bit stiffer by itself. I got some lock nuts to keep the saddlebags from getting loose and I'm still toying with using rubber bushings to smooth the bumps to them out. The rack is about level with the saddlebags and makes a very good platform to use indeed and I'm still working on it's design, but Gary did a great job, just as he did on the mount, bending and welding, painting a devising the attachment hardware (simple but he's excellent and having an agribusiness shop to work in has been invaluable to me)!

    I'll try to get more pics in ASAP, sorry about the vacation, winter's coming and I've got to sell some more stuff and get the windows covered and get ready to use my evil stereo powers to save my entertainment happiness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
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    Going on to describe the fairing design idea

    Here are some simple diagrams, as I come up with them and as carefully done as I can do.
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    So how far have you actually gotten, or is this still in the planning stages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    So how far have you actually gotten, or is this still in the planning stages?

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    I've had the concept in my head for a long while but I just threw those four drawings together. That is the frame although the front is not completely resolved. The ribs are for weight reduction and I will foam them inside and bond a plastic outer shell in pieces to lay the form for fiberglass. Some extra fabrication will be needed for the top with the lighting and the windshield.

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    So, you're still mulling and pondering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    So, you're still mulling and pondering?

    East Hill
    You have all the time in the world when you haven't gotten all the $$$ together, plus you're worried about the frame...lots of bills and wondering about my health for a little while.

    Here's more, color/graphics with the hood ornament from the '61 Tempest incorporated!

    That's all for now though, time to get some shuteye!
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    Good night, and Merry Christmas!

    I will send positive energy your way for the health thing .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Good night, and Merry Christmas!

    I will send positive energy your way for the health thing .

    East Hill
    I'm not as bad off as I thought once...my blood sugar is under better control, I'm being changed to different pills and my weight should go down more when I do change. It will help my other medicines also and hopefully my good cholesterol won't be low soon and the triglycerides will be much lower.

    Good night. I split the dinner stuff I got with the couple across the street that have a baby and aren't doing much better than I am and so I've been helping them get going and finding work for him to try for when I see it. We're all hoping he's getting an old job back. A few apples and some oatmeal is the start of apple crisp as I recall.

    I have already eaten the leftover ham, apples and buns and I still have an orange

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    I'm sending a hug your way .

    You are a good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    I'm sending a hug your way .

    You are a good man.

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    I think it is a mutation but it hasn't proven deadly.

    Seriously, I must have been a tired man...didn't get up until after the 6 o'clock news.

    back to collecting sodium chloride in a saccharine plant

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    Broke a saddlebag (pannier) lid yesterday...

    It was very windy yesterday, but that wasn't what did it really. Both lids popped open and I lost a 5 cent pop bottle plus the box in the front basket was 30 feet down the sidewalk from the phone company where I parked it. I got the box back and I should've shut the lids and locked them (they pop open if it tips) but I didn't so when the wind came up again and I dropped it the left side lid came off.

    Not a bad break, it was clean and the red cover over the hinge can be saved also but it needs glue and stuff. The parts are locked inside and both panniers are duct taped closed. I think I left the box behind and it had two good headlamps I was wanting to see about cutting the lenses off for mounting in the 1940's Ford spotlight bezel I'm using as a headlight with the reflector from a 6V lantern and LEDs. I hope I have a third, they were free.

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    One step forward, one step back, but eventually you'll get there.

    I'm sending another hug, and this time it better work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    One step forward, one step back, but eventually you'll get there.

    I'm sending another hug, and this time it better work!

    East Hill
    I'd hate to tell you after the hug, but the frame broke again, one of the forks behind the crank, then took the brazing out again. I'm trying to get ahold of my friend with the Monark as I don't believe he's gonna use it and I want to buy his and transplant. It looked like it was corroded in there from a glance down at it, or maybe it was the metalworking.

    It's been snowing again. It looks like I have to take a long walk or two today.

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    I believe I'm going to get the Monark tomorrow. My usual $50.

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    Well, better luck with this one!

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    Found a person in the area that has a whole bunch of my type of frames. One option and they are ready to go too. Another option is cutting the other tube and adding a rebar so to speak then welding with sleeves and brazing. That guy had some nice bikes and looked rather skilled, so I called him and maybe I can use the fenders that didn't make it gone as a trading point.

    I fell in love with THAT FRAME and love it even more than a Typhoon or Flyer and it will be my favorite design until they bury me. I think mixtes and Univegas in general are really neat but I'm just too BIG. I've been offered a tricycle but how do you get along SW 4th Avenue on one when the road is dangerous for those and the sidewalk can be the only place you CAN go and be clear of traffic?

    THAT FRAME it's gonna be.

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    hehehe

    You are a determined man, Rollfast!

    Did you ever figure out the Ask.com problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    hehehe

    You are a determined man, Rollfast!

    Did you ever figure out the Ask.com problem?

    East Hill
    I think the biggest problem is probably just being Ask.com

    I thought Lycos was a nightmare also.

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