The Contraption 2010

Postby gyre » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:06 pm

Quieter with a muffler.
I recommend flex joints.
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Postby Elliot » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:07 pm

:D
I would try a long pipe of large diameter -- at least as a starting point. If it is too loud, you can always splice in a muffler later.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:55 pm

I could splice the existing muffler inline pretty easily. I think it’d bee hidden as well. I’ll see what they say at the exhaust place about available diameters. The exhaust port casting is threaded for a 1-½â€
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:12 pm

motorcycle shops are always putting custom mufflers on new bikes for people. I got a new stock muffler for 10 bucks.
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:00 am

I plan to run 1inch pipe out, elbow up 6ft and muf @ the top.. Then surrond it with stove pipe, for punk sake..
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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:59 am

Talked to the muffler place and they think they can do it if I can make a cardboard pattern. But before I can template anything, I’ve got to focus on creating the reverse gear assembly since the exhaust could be a tight weave around that area.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:18 pm

Do you suppose you could pick up a Muffler Man or two while you're at it? They'd totally fit right in on the playa.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:29 am

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I miss Babe.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:38 am

No, no, Babe was the Blue Ox.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:56 pm

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/muffler/track.html

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Postby masho » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:02 pm

I had no idea there was a "muffler man" infestation until today. thanks Elorrum
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Postby jella » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:18 pm

We have a Joor muffler man just like it here in Escondido. They dress him up like Santa at Christmas.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:37 pm

The muffler men ive seen were made out of mufflers.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:09 pm

Me too. I'd only ever seen fellows like these as Paul Bunyan here or there.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:05 pm

a little more history on who made them.
http://blog.paxholley.net/2008/02/07/ro ... ffler-men/
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:14 pm

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Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:00 am

Wow, Elorrum…

I’ve just learned the back story to a bit of Americana that I never knew much about. I really appreciate that link.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:45 am

I didn't mean to hijack your thread, lcn. I thought it was cool too.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:44 am

I encourage thread hijacking here. It can lead to cool stuff and interesting stories.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:07 am

Thanks to Cryptofishist for bringing it up in the first place!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:16 am

Go Crypto, Go Crypto, it's your birthday

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Postby fciron » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:55 pm

Fishy Birthday Happy!
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Postby sputnik » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:03 pm

Have a happy one!
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Postby Elliot » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:38 pm

LeChatNoir wrote:I encourage thread hijacking here.


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Postby bigbluedoggy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:50 pm

Happy Birthday, Fishy!!! Great to see progress LCN!
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:08 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Go Crypto, Go Crypto, it's your birthday

I am so Queen of Thread Drift!



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Postby AntiM » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:37 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Go Crypto, Go Crypto, it's your birthday

I am so Queen of Thread Drift!


Hey, did you get your package?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:13 am

AntiM wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Go Crypto, Go Crypto, it's your birthday

I am so Queen of Thread Drift!


Hey, did you get your package?

Yes, I did. Thank you. Very sweet.
(and so thoughtless of me to forget to thank you, sorry.)
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:51 pm

Elliot wrote:
LeChatNoir wrote:I encourage thread hijacking here.


:D
Thread drift coming right up!

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That's probably the World's only Mazda with 20 foot wheelbase. I welded in the other frame extension today. And you can see in the background what's next.

[Knock, knock. ... Land shark.] Yes, We're Gonna Need A BIGGER BOAT.
:lol:


Turn following air drop axle in the middle possibly?

That is going to be one huge MV. I like it!
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Postby Elliot » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:26 pm

:D
Those blue frame rail extensions are massive -- 3/16 wall -- so I do not expect it to sag in the middle.

And although the overall length will be close to 40 feet, much of that length is unaccessible, so I don't expect to carry more than 10 or 12 people. And the 500 pound piano.

The first boat is becoming surprisingly light now that most of it has been removed! :lol:

So there will be just the shells of the boats, and the floor that we stand/sit/dance on will be supported dirrectly on the chassis frame rails.

I think. Work still in progress. :o
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