Search:

Type: Posts; User: amish rob

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. That is something else. Is it suspended like a quad, then? Sounds like a great “Hold my beer” type toy. :)

    Peace,
    Yes. Sometimes I Use Modern Type Acronyms...
  2. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    You know what’s crazy? Through this process I actually “met” the dude who owns the flash Quadrillette that was on Peter’s thread. Through the course of our internet talking, I decided it would be...
  3. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Honestly, Jim, that is the ultimate goal. With a bump drive type motor and the CTT, I think the time has come to make this work. There have been others, you know, from which I have stolen...
    ...
  4. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    One of the myriad things I learned from some of the actual smart rats here since I opened my mouth and announced I was building a car from scratch. You never know what you don’t know until you find...
  5. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    I have built two sets of beech rimmed wheels, and raced a flying kilometer on a bike so equipped. Wooden rims with sewups and 150 psi on a velodrome is as heavenly as cycling gets.

    But, how about...
  6. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Happy to oblige. I mean, I DID promise. :)

    Really, I think I just got tired of staring at it and thinking. Haha.

    Peace,
    Robert
  7. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Oh! There’s someone around here has a real sweet one they’re doing that to. I would love to have one of those. “Poop, poop!”

    Peace,
    Mr. Toad
  8. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Alan,
    Yep. And nope. :)

    The reason for the camber is to emulate the early cars that featured the same. Back when cats were figuring out cars, the positive camber was the first trick to get the...
  9. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Don’t make me break out the 27 x 1-14” rims! Haha.

    Actually, it is only the cool, hip, fixie trend that made his possible, because kids started riding fixed wheels in the dirt and stripping cheap...
  10. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    They’re 700c, Jimmy. They are intended as “29er” momountain bike wheels. They are all fronts. The drive gears for the rears will be bolted onto the disc brake mounting holes.

    I plan to run some...
  11. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    13360

    13361

    13362

    Well, okay, then. This is not the rear axle, but just a barely long enough rod to hold the wheels. The rear track will be wider.
    A little more work, and I can get this...
  12. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    13328
    The whole frame. Almost all the extra bits are on, so,I can smooth out the contours.

    13329
    One of the “smoothed” areas, in the rough. This stuff will continue around the frame. These...
  13. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    13277
    A slightly better view of the drive? Maybe. The longitudinals that will support the idler hub are cut and fit. They need brackets, too. And rivets. Sigh... :) What? What? Are you saying...
  14. Re: My MRI results, no new growth, no change.

    Well, I logged on to update the car, but hang the car!

    Brilliant, Peter. Just absolutely brilliant news, Mate.

    Peace,
    Robert
  15. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Oh, I’m not back back, just fulfilling a promise. Got a couple boat promises to fulfill, too, but those posts will be above decks.

    I honestly miss interacting with some of the wonderful folks...
  16. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Ironically, Paul, I WAS wearing shoes! Ha. It’s been raining crazy here (flash flood, winter storm warning, the whole nine), and I was out in it, wearing my boots.
    What, I’m of Portuguese descent...
  17. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Apologies, but I have been delayed. I cut the sin out of my toe, and when I stand up, it weeps. Abundantly.

    Maybe a week off my feet.

    I got the whole rear end riveted together, and brackets...
  18. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Thank you, Friend. Vaughn is getting antsy, so I’m pressing onward. I hope to be able to have it ready for softball season, so he can drive it around the tournaments.

    Yes, to advertise! :)
    ...
  19. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Oh, aye. I’ve seen that! I suggest you wait until winter, so you can plank her up while you eat onion soup. You lot get bovril there? :)

    The cart top sounds intriguing, too. Details? Please. :)
    ...
  20. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    12855

    12856

    The same thing, twice. Yes, I know the frame is uneven. The other side is perfectly flat, and after it’s all assembled, I’ll true up this side.

    Anyway. This is a corner. There...
  21. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    12814
    The updates are just for you, Friends. :)

    Here’s the front of the frame, roughly. The back half is all glued up and I made a bunch of angle brackets for mounting bits and what not.

    I...
  22. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    Yes, it would seem I’m back. Shoot, I made it to page three like “that”! :)

    But, seriously, no. I only wanted to update all those who helped me along and cared about the project.

    The same old...
  23. Replies
    113
    Views
    5,096

    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    12750
    The “new” frame. I capitulated, and am using standard rotary cranks. I just want it to be done, and I can always futz with an alternative drive train later. The latest is a pair of cranks...
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,604

    Re: First plywood boat build.

    I don’t chime in much, anymore, but I think this is a good time.

    You should buy Jim Michalak’s book and build the Mayfly 14 from the plans therein. Pretty much fits the bill perfectly, and is...
  25. Thread: San Diego?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    26
    Views
    552

    Re: San Diego?

    Haha. Brilliant! I’m going to have to learn this on uke, and have Quadzilla thump along on bass.

    Just logged in to see some pictures, because you gotta do that, and figured I’d drop the info...
  26. Thread: San Diego?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    26
    Views
    552

    Re: San Diego?

    My wife was there on business and they chartered Stars and Stripes. She got to helm. Not everyday you can drive an America’s Cup boat.

    Also, any of the water. It’s warm down there. :)

    Peace,...
  27. Thread: San Diego?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    26
    Views
    552

    Re: San Diego?

    That’s only a six hour drive, for me. :)

    Peace,
    Robert
  28. Thread: Skiff Rocker

    by amish rob
    Replies
    17
    Views
    1,062

    Re: Skiff Rocker

    Alright, I’ll chime in but only because I love skiffs. Bear in mind, this is only my opinion based on having built more than a dozen skiffs.

    I’ve only built a few on strongbacks. I built a...
  29. Replies
    106
    Views
    3,213

    Re: Robert's exit does make a personal point

    You, Sir, are one of my favorites. I mean it. I will raise one finger of fine Irish whiskey and toast to you, and your health, and to the eventual day we might meet and toast one another.

    Peace,...
  30. Replies
    106
    Views
    3,213

    Re: Robert's exit does make a personal point

    Hehe. I’m out of “Action” everywhere. ;)
    Too much boat building and using, eh.

    Peace,
    Robert
  31. Replies
    106
    Views
    3,213

    Re: Robert's exit does make a personal point

    Wow.

    Neat.

    Since none of you read well, I will repeat I am not leaving because of one person, and nor because I am offended.

    Offended? No, not used to be spoken to as if I were beneath the...
  32. Replies
    65
    Views
    1,964

    Re: Emperor Bows Out

    What posts bothered me? YOU insinuated yourself into some self-invented drama. After you posted about how you could have been something if only you could doodle too, I simply implored you to be happy...
  33. Replies
    65
    Views
    1,964

    Re: Emperor Bows Out

    I have been thinking about this all day, and I was really amazed by the number and tone of the posts.

    But, in light of the insulting, concerning, and reported pm I received from bobbys, I decline...
  34. Replies
    65
    Views
    1,964

    Emperor Bows Out

    The last Doodle thread was the last. I came to see if I had any pms, and found more evidence on the thread that I’ve made a good choice.

    I have enjoyed this place, but it’s time to move on.

    I...
  35. Replies
    154
    Views
    9,591

    Re: Phoenix III OR Walkabout OR ???

    To be clear, I only suggested Periwinkle because of all the talk of stretching PIII. Better to build the larger boat than stretch one.

    Have fun, whatever you end up deciding to build.

    Peace,...
  36. Re: The One Trick Pony Rides Again (A Doodle)

    Victim? Of what, your inanity? Read your quoted posts. You came in whining about not being a contender, and being a bum.
    I complimented the fine life you’ve made for yourself and advised you to not...
  37. Replies
    154
    Views
    9,591

    Re: Phoenix III OR Walkabout OR ???

    https://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/ross-periwinkle-id.htm

    What about Periwinkle? Seems the stretch has been done. :) She looks as lovely as the PIII.

    To be clear, too, I would only choose...
  38. Replies
    289
    Views
    8,054

    Re: Arrested aesthetic development

    So much for that whole nicest people thing, eh? :D

    Peace,
    Robert
  39. Re: The One Trick Pony Rides Again (A Doodle)

    He needs to twerk and get some back up dancers and a laser show.

    Peace,
    Not At All Jaded
  40. Replies
    52
    Views
    1,081

    Re: What are "America's values"?

    Lazy, fat, and stupid. Those were your words. Where is there to go from there? You have already labeled and judged them, and closed their minds to you.
    Again, I am speaking of people with different...
  41. Replies
    52
    Views
    1,081

    Re: What are "America's values"?

    You seem to keep mistaking my unwillingness to belittle other people with an unwillingness to change the world.

    I am trying to change the world, not do the same thing with different words.

    ...
  42. Thread: which one?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    13
    Views
    445

    Re: which one?

    Ooooh. 75! I’d be glassing. Just a few bits left to glass on “big’un”.

    I am such an idiot, there is always something undone around here. :)

    Peace,
    Robert
  43. Thread: which one?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    13
    Views
    445

    Re: which one?

    :D

    Doodle later. Frost gone, and sun out, so skiff now. ;)

    Peace,
    Robert
  44. Thread: which one?

    by amish rob
    Replies
    13
    Views
    445

    Re: which one?

    The one slantwise up from the third one to the right of the smaller of the three that are almost the same size.

    Peace,
    Robert

    added: Macht schnell!
  45. Replies
    4,921
    Views
    1,169,105

    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I am one.

    You could not have picked a better shot! Lovely boat, eh.

    Peace,
    Robert
  46. Replies
    52
    Views
    1,081

    Re: What are "America's values"?

    My values are humanistic and non partisan. They are not political in nature, and nor will I subvert them to political pressure. I will not, for example, begin calling people names because of their...
  47. Replies
    52
    Views
    1,081

    Re: What are "America's values"?

    Yes. That’s me. Complacent and quiet. Just meek and weak.


    I never said everyone has a right to an opinion. But, if someone uses logic to base their argument on, it carries more weight than...
  48. Replies
    289
    Views
    8,054

    Re: Arrested aesthetic development

    K.L.R. Used ones is dirt cheap. New ones is cheap enough.

    Ride some twisties, get on a 4x trail, ride up a piece, and find a creek to camp near?

    That is where I am, yo. Yeah, they don’t look...
  49. Replies
    154
    Views
    9,591

    Re: Phoenix III OR Walkabout OR ???

    I am also tall.

    No, I’ve never been in either boat, but I’d rather have an open interior with benches either side than thwarts and a trunk in the middle of everything.
    To me, sitting inside a...
  50. Re: This NASA Probe Will Fly Closer to The Sun Than Anything Ever Before

    I find it HILARIOUS the heat shield has a sunlight exposure warning on it. :)

    Peace,
    Bravest Little Instrument ;)
Results 1 to 50 of 1000
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4