oscillator wrote:Dang it, sorry I missed you guys in TC. Even went wandering the back alleys of 9:00 to do some lumen comparing.
The CO wrote:Le Chat, it was bloody awesome to see you and your ever-stylish ride this year. I wish I had been able to hang with you more than I did, but I cherish every moment I did get.
I must schedule a ride with y'all next year, as we had talked about at the meet-n-greet. I want to take my young-uns out for a ride on the coolest art car in BRC. Fortunately, we have a bit of time to plan...
I missed you this year. Karine and I checked in at the booby Bar during the week in case you showed up.
The CO wrote:<removes whatever hat I'm wearing, in honor of the apparent passing of The Contraption thread>
Bin Noddin wrote:All of the above and much more, PLUS
"barfs light out onto my path"
you, sir, are a poet-cat.
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Generally ran off acetylene, either from a tank or from a carbide generator. The location of the flame was at the focal point for the mirror in back which caused it to ehtier be a flood or spot light. They threw a surprising amount of light. (They also didn't have the nasty habit of having filaments that would break, killing the light).
I have an old rushmore spotlight, about a 12" or so, ran a 3/4 foot burner (as I remember - it's bigger than a 1/2 or 5/8) which is (also as I remember) how many cubic feet of gas per hour it burned. Worked well, and if you have a source of acetylene OR a carbide generator and a source for Calcium Carbide works without electricity.
Is planned for headlighting on MV1. LOVE gas and/or K-1 lighting.
Speaking of... As I remember, LCN, didn't you use a hit n miss on the Contraption (wish I'd seen it) one year? What were the issues you had with it which made you switch to the current power system? I was thinking along the same lines for MV1, IF I can find a suitable one to power the beast with.
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I'll have to wait until I'm off the work servers to see the pix, but thank you for that! >>>smooch<<<
Long ways to go, but I think it may work. But yeah, I wanna hear the stories!!! (Perhaps over a chilled absinthe, maybe??) Kinda was thinking in the range of a 4 1/2 to 6HP motor would be enough to haul myself and whoever else piled on... or rigged right (maybe a second set of drive pulleys and belt off the other side of the motor) geeared way down to pull a stranded MV back to town... Kinda have the idea of a mad max-esque semisteampunk tow rig. Still flitting ideas arouund, tho, and a lot of it will depend on what I find out here on the left coast - slim pickings compared to elsewhere.
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