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by russelllowe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Good stuff guys! I'm aiming to be there by Sunday avo ... driving the whole way by myself this year, so might have to take a few more breaks than usual.

Gonna be a great year!

Cheers
by russelllowe
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hey Richard, Thanks! I'm determined to get it done ... first start up will have my heart in my throat I'm sure! My one advantage re the wiring is that it's all standard stuff, so no reason to misbehave, but the proof will definitely be in the pudding. Sharing pit area would be brilliant, I'll come f...
by russelllowe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hey Richard! I know, thanks for the push! Been more hectic than usual ... but it's happening, really happening. I think I've finished the frame. Stripped everything down for painting, never thought that would get done, but had some time before i could get the rest of the fuel components, so I though...
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hey again Dave, The pro version of the Torque app lets me configure all the minimum and maximum values for each dial ... http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/TorqueScreenshot_SpeedInMPH.jpg Shouldn't run over this one! I haven't explored the graphs yet (rather than dials), but that info might be ...
by russelllowe
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Dave, yeah thanks! And yeah, hopefully the pro version lets you set that as you wish ... and even more hopefully, the bike decides to play ball!

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

Re: theTRUTH

Hi All, Some really good news, I found an engineer/machinist yesterday and took my parts and drawings out to him to go over it and he agreed to make them for me ... he said I should call him in a week or so ... definitely done in two. At 11am today I received an email from him saying it was done and...
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hi All, Turns out the alternator (GM still calls the generators) wiring is a little perplexing ... the GM stand alone engine harness only has one wire, in a 4 pin plug, and I have a standard commodore alternator with a two pin plug ... so, any guesses as to which pin to connect the wire to, if any? ...
by russelllowe
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hi All, I'm still hunting for a machinist to turn up the parts i need to complete the bike ... any suggestions/recommendations are still greatly appreciated! Here are the parts, drawn up a little neater ... Front sprocket carrier: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_FrontSproketCarrierD...
by russelllowe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Happy New Year everyone! Not long now, we can safely say we're going racing this year! I'm hoping to get some recommendations regarding a machinist (I'm not looking for a free ride, just someone who is prepared to do small jobs). Located in the Newcastle area would be ideal, but Sydney is fine too; ...
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hi Everyone, I actually intended this video to be a short walk around but it blew out like the directors cut of dances with the wolves! Anyway, grab some popcorn and settle in: https://youtu.be/ZFyArpL4G-8 ... all opinions and comments warmly received. And thanks again Harky for the advice! Here is ...
by russelllowe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Hi Everyone, These are from last night, I spent most of today trying to figure out how to mount the hydraulic clutch release bearing (actuator?) so don't have much to show. (I had one of those moments where I figured out how I was going to do it, then when about gathering the measurements I needed a...
by russelllowe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Thanks Tiny, Richard and Bones, loads of great info on those threads and from your experience ... very helpful. Especially when ... #timesrunningout! I've put the water tank/heat exchanger on hold until I can get some aluminium tube. Been working on mounting the motor ... which I'm happy to say is n...
by russelllowe
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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OK, so I've just finished reading an EPIC article on cooling system setup. It had loads of theory, and coincidentally it used the LS to demonstrate what much of it meant in practice: https://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Cooling/ Looks like I was misunderstanding a few things and underestimating...
by russelllowe
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Stayt'ie ... now you mention it, I probably should be wondering why Harky is comparing my testicles to Almonds ...

Si, suck it and see.

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 301
Views: 74061

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Yup, from earlier in this Build Diary, Gus said: "70 degrees c at the end of a 3 mile run. And almost 90 after a second run with about 2 hrs cool down time." Apparently the LS motors run pretty hot, but being aluminium they probably cool down pretty quickly too. That, plus the radiator, with a fan a...