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Old 12-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #301
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I just went and looked; there is no shortage of large parts. The weight of the cams ( I have one from my motor and one from a cam swap in my Dad's bike) is what worries me. I would have to find a way to make it loose some weight so as to not stress the tap too much. Other than that there are the standard piston rods and such. If you want I'll shoot a couple pics to you in a PM after I finish my homework. Statistics is really kickin my butt right now.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #302
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I just went and looked; there is no shortage of large parts. The weight of the cams ( I have one from my motor and one from a cam swap in my Dad's bike) is what worries me. I would have to find a way to make it loose some weight so as to not stress the tap too much. Other than that there are the standard piston rods and such. If you want I'll shoot a couple pics to you in a PM after I finish my homework. Statistics is really kickin my butt right now.
Very interested, and waiting on those pics. I'm working on gathering funds for a mini lathe, so I could have a way to reduce the weight on some parts (depending on what they are).
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #303
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I think a horse shoe would make a good tap handle, with some modifications of course.. The weight would be an issue, but it could be done... anyone ever used a golf ball for a tap handle?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #304
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I think a horse shoe would make a good tap handle, with some modifications of course.. The weight would be an issue, but it could be done... anyone ever used a golf ball for a tap handle?
You could always make a cast of the original shoe, resin or plaster then paint it.

 
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #305
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You could always make a cast of the original shoe, resin or plaster then paint it.

Very True.. I recently came across an old atari joystick.. That might be pretty cool as a tap handle....
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #306
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How about a stick shift from an old muscle car?

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #307
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how about the bleached and shallacked turkey leg bone?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #308
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I'm going to have to make a 5-6" long cannon for a tap handle now. Just need to finish the micro-cannon for someone else first.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #309
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Man, there are some cool ideas on this thread...
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #310
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I expect to have some cleaned-up pistons back soon (being media blasted to remove stuff on them). Once I get them back, I plan to work on a mounting method. I also need to see about drilling (and tapping) the piston rod I was sent. Since I finally got my drill press situated (and running at the right RPM) it shouldn't be too difficult. If I can't do it here, I'll have to see if a friend can put the hole into it at a machine shop he has access to (it's one you can join to do things).
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