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Old 06-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #496
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You are braver than I am, Mullet5.

It's a beautiful dingus. Bravo!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:36 AM   #497
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I just found this thread, and have never had so much fun! Can't wait to see this fine example of Soviet era engineering come to life!

Just wondering, has any Soviet era vehicle seen something this nice in it's dna?

Don't know if the Minsk can take something so finely made...
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #498
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Originally Posted by Mullet5 View Post
Since so many people have suggested doing a Paypal account, here you go:
All right, I've contributed $10 Minsking Money - I can't wait to see the bike back on the dyno.

Originally Posted by Mullet5 View Post
Lots of room for hp gains, though your CO trace is likely nice and flat. (Just guessing since you didn't post your charts.)

Have fun!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #499
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Worked on the stem for a couple hours last night, though I'm not going to bore you all with pictures. If you want to see what a round chunk of aluminum looks like spinning in Derek's lathe, see my last post.

Next time around, I think it will start looking like a stem. Then things are bound to get exciting! Maybe.

To keep you all entertained while I sporadically do boring work on the Minsk, I have another thread for you to visit. I see a lot of similarities between our projects, including the general hopelessness of it all. The difference is that when he is finished, he will have a Chevy, and I will have an unregisterable motorcycle that tops out at 37mph. I also feel his pain because I used to have a K5 Blazer with the 6.2 diesel.

I love his Google-translated English. If my Minsk could speak, it would sound like this guy; happy and possibly drunk.

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #500
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"with all the finesse of a drunk hurling insults at a dead horse"

The best line I have ever read on any post, of any website, anywhere. I laughed out loud.

As with everyone else, what a fantastic thread!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #501
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I admire your dedication and *err* strong will to solve problems the only way you deem them to be rectified.

Please keep it up like that.

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #502
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What an awesome read, keep up the good work..
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:16 AM   #503
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So what ever happened to the minsk?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #504
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I spent many fine days in Junior High learning to work a lathe. That was a great class and the high point of my day for sure. You are doing great. I will keep on checking in, but I ain't sending you money. I need it for my own money pits.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #505
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i realize i came into this 34 pages into the game...

as far as registration is concerned, they bike truly was "assembled" by yourself. why not look into registering it as a "kit bike" or "homebuilt"?

that would work where I am, but have no idea if its doable there.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:42 AM   #506
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I commend the determination. Hang in there, you can DO IT!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:52 AM   #507
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Hey Mullet I'm Part way through your thread.I jumped ahead to say Great stuff.Like how you talk about this machine and your rebuild.Just think how fast the next two will go as you are an EXPERT.Do you know the words to the song" I DID IT MY WAY". I watched and handed beer to a guy who did a body off frame up rebuild to a 1960 land rover. his daily driver. His coffee cup says 0-60 Same Day! keep writing.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:00 AM   #508
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2nd/3rd hand update

I believe our intrepid builder is currently running around Baja on 4-wheels. This info was passed on to me while drinking our 1st few Guinness on the new year on 1/1/14 so I may have garbled some of the info. Or even all of it.


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Old 01-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #509
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Guinness is an excellent way to start the new year. Cheers.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:24 AM   #510
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The build looks fun and good to see you are slowly getting there.
i would of cut off the f@cked headstock and welded a new one on as a new one would be from a bike all ready on the road plus be strong and less likely to brake.
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