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Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Seriously? There's a JIS-standard for cross-head...

Seriously? There's a JIS-standard for cross-head bolts? That's about as silly as there being separate NPT vs BSPT vs Whitworth threads. It does explain a lot though... I've destroyed enough of...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Yea, the kit is pretty neat, but the biggest...

Yea, the kit is pretty neat, but the biggest problem with using the Ecotrons system as-is with most older bikes is that the stock charging systems are woefully inadequate for any additional load, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Well, I searched around & found a couple outlets...

Well, I searched around & found a couple outlets a few rooms over in the laundry room, so a couple extension cords & some harbor freight work-lights later, and we're back in business!...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Oddly enough, I just logged on here for the first...

Oddly enough, I just logged on here for the first time in months. Its been a very busy summer with all 3 cars requiring some large maintenance. Anyway, a new management company took over the apt...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled...

Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Back down in the basement yesterday, and some progress was made! There was a bunch of re-thinking and re-routing cables, wiring harnesses, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Hmm, another person megasquirting one of these...

Hmm, another person megasquirting one of these bikes, and who's also into 2nd gen RX-7's! We HAVE to meet!

I tend to get into a lot of trouble with the fiance because sarcasm is so easily lost in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Oh, I forgot to ask, is there a source that...

Oh, I forgot to ask, is there a source that anyone recommends for replacement or up-rated cam chain tensioner sprockets? Before assembling everything and filling up the area behind the engine & over...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Got a little bit of welding done on the exhaust...

Got a little bit of welding done on the exhaust and throttle cable mounts for the throttle bodies. I haven't had a chance to go back to i3Detroit, so this was done with a friend's flux-core...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 856,474
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Yea, the ape hangers have been replaced with a...

Yea, the ape hangers have been replaced with a stock bars, and were definitely my biggest annoyance about riding it (even more than only running on one cylinder!) Why would someone do that to a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 856,474
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Picked this up (split between me & 3 friends)...

Picked this up (split between me & 3 friends) 4ish years ago for $300, with the honda & a clymers manual - '73 Honda CL350.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
This weekend I was test-assembling things to make...

This weekend I was test-assembling things to make sure all the fuel tubing runs could be made and all the various connectors & wires were where they needed to be & providing signal. There was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Got a little bit done this weekend - received the...

Got a little bit done this weekend - received the O2 bungs to weld onto the exhaust, got the new handlebars wired, connected & bolted on, and started putting things back together a little. Notably,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
I had a chance to go back to i3Detroit on weds...

I had a chance to go back to i3Detroit on weds night, and hopefully have the tank finished now! Still need to check for leaks (with water first - i've made that mistake before), and then re-seal the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Got a little bit of welding done at i3Detroit...

Got a little bit of welding done at i3Detroit (http://www.i3detroit.com/) last night - still needs a bit of finishing, and man am I rusty with the torch, especially on the thin walls of the tank! ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Thanks for all your kind words! What started out...

Thanks for all your kind words! What started out as a "hmm... it wouldnt be that hard to..." joking discussion with some friends over a couple beers has kinda taken on a life of its own.

Got some...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,783
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Shameless plug, but here it is anyway: ...

Shameless plug, but here it is anyway:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515691

There is a lot to consider, but the biggest IMO is the power required. Most non-FI bikes have...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
I was considering the same idea, and had bought a...

I was considering the same idea, and had bought a CBR in-tank pump assembly to try to mock it up, but there just wasn't the cross-sectional area to fit the pump in the tank anywhere near the bottom. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Wow, another year gone by? I really need to get...

Wow, another year gone by? I really need to get in gear & get this done! Anyway, some renewed progress now that the project car is frozen shut, and a friend at work has introduced me to what is...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Back from the dead, again. Its gotten cold...

Back from the dead, again. Its gotten cold enough to discourage me from doing too much to the car in what little free time I have. Since last post we've moved again, and now there really isn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Been quite a while since I've posted anything...

Been quite a while since I've posted anything from this project, but its been slowly progressing. No pictures right now, but I've been slowly working on various small mounts & whatnot for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
I'll need to look into the latch, thanks for...

I'll need to look into the latch, thanks for letting me know! This one requires pulling up on the tab to get the top to open, and the broken one that had been on there appeared to work the same way,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
I've never filled the tank all the way up, but...

I've never filled the tank all the way up, but from about 3/4's full it didn't leak. However, the rubber seal on the cap was mostly missing when my friends & I bought it, and it was rusty enough to...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Didn't make much progress on the wiring harness...

Didn't make much progress on the wiring harness recently. My parents are coming to town for thanksgiving so this weekend my gf and I were thoroughly cleaning the apt & organizing, and I convinced...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Thanks for all the kind words everyone! It is...

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! It is getting a lot closer to completion, but still needs a good bit of wrench time.

Yea, the balcony is nicer at this apt, but its a wood floor as opposed...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Back from the dead! Its been a while, and...

Back from the dead!

Its been a while, and stuff has slowly been getting done, but I'm starting to focus more on the CL350 again. A lot of stripping & repainting parts has happened, but not much...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16,097
Views: 9,620,222
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Reposting one that just REALLY stood out to me,...

Reposting one that just REALLY stood out to me, and then a couple more from the same shoot.

http://vorhese.com/gallery/albums/album389/EleanorTonlinson4.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Replacing the starter with an alternator is an...

Replacing the starter with an alternator is an interesting idea, however there isn't the space without a longer chain for any normal car alternator, since they're much larger in diameter than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
It may not run as well after I'm done, it may run...

It may not run as well after I'm done, it may run better, or I may eventually just need to buy a new stator cover and carbs and put it back to stock... who knows? I knew it wouldn't be anywhere near...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,935
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Got a CL350 that's currently in boxes, but should...

Got a CL350 that's currently in boxes, but should be going back together very shortly... Lots of very nice looking examples in here!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Been a while, with moving, a new job and other...

Been a while, with moving, a new job and other commitments, finding time has been difficult. Anyhow...

Ordered the coolant head temp and intake air temp sensors, as well as the fuel pump, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Ok, a bit more explanation, now that I've got a...

Ok, a bit more explanation, now that I've got a minute. The MegaSquirt engine controller is just about finished being assembled; its sitting in the lower left of the picture, right by the soldering...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Just a teaser; today's been a long day ...

Just a teaser; today's been a long day

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-QpOeQdv1pk/S4i28-lAdsI/AAAAAAAAAUg/q_I3efRDOYI/s800/DSCN9067.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Gotten a little bit done, but the past week's...

Gotten a little bit done, but the past week's been busy with starting a new job, so work on the bike has slowed down a little bit. Anyhow, I finished machining the tapered spacer that fits over the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
The camera isnt actually in the combustion...

The camera isnt actually in the combustion chamber, its a special engine that has a quartz window in the side that the camera is looking through. These are usually used for combustion research or...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
yea, i chipped that when seeing if I could just...

yea, i chipped that when seeing if I could just pry the wheels off of the shaft... didnt quite go according to plan.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Cool2 I picked up one of those about 3 weeks ago, and...

I picked up one of those about 3 weeks ago, and its come in very handy. great for those pesky philips-head screws holding the stator cover on.

Anyhow, time for a much-delayed update... funds have...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
dear lord.... thoughts of that little alternator...

dear lord.... thoughts of that little alternator fan scare the shit out of me
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
I wish I had access to an impact driver, but this...

I wish I had access to an impact driver, but this is a low-budget project at the moment. I've had a bit of success by just cutting a slot into the head of the screws and using a flathead...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Yep, an '88 convertible that I've turbo-swapped...

Yep, an '88 convertible that I've turbo-swapped and megasquirted/tuned. Very fun car, and it's taught me a lot.

Anyway, as for the CL, I got the engine removed from the frame to begin cleaning...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,557
Posted By toplessFC3Sman
Been a while since I've done anything with the...

Been a while since I've done anything with the bike; i've been busy on re-doing a wiring harness for my project car, visiting for thanksgiving etc.

Anyhow, its time to tear into the stator/rotor,...
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