Also used for MX
I like it. This way the stresses are spread over much more of the tubing
yes, .053" is how far the piston sticks out with no gaskets at all. so if I add the .042" headgasket, then they would stick about .011 past that...crazypj said:Just realised your thread name is prophetic, you sure you don't want to call it 'lucky f****r' or something instead? ;D
You have one of the 'top' tolerance motors. ( or bottom tolerance?)
When I did my first 378 I skimmed 0.020" from block and head and still had clearance. Couple of 378 builds have had zero clearance even with a stock base gasket and been negative with skimmed block. Honda obviously was lying when they said what tolerances were being used (although, pretty sure they never gave a main bearing to crankcase or block deck measurement?)
It's added expense to have block skimmed but much easier to remove material than to add it back. Oh, just read post again, you need about 0.035"~0.040" between piston top and head, the 0.053" is how far piston sticks out at present?
On a MIG, increasing wire feed increases amps. Perhaps you meant volts.crazypj said:In that case, welds are pretty good as it takes practice to make them pretty as well as strong.
Probably turn up amps slightly and turn down wire feed so you can burn in 'pretty welds' (you can work slower, I still remember the first time I used MIG, set up for 3/16" plate, I tried using on 1/16" sheet ;D )
I thought you were paying buggy makers to weld it. :-[
Ca. is a bit OTT with some hobby stuff, seems they only want 'professionals' with crazy amounts of extractors, scrubbers, etc to do 'anything' ($30,000 paint booth, etc)
I guess the DIY powder coating stuff from Harbor Freight isn't even available there?
There shouldn't be any volatile compounds with powder coat, unless you overheat parts as it's basically a thermosetting plastic 'covering' and the powder should be pretty inert? (although I'm sure someone can 'educate' me on the finer points?)
well I planned to "shield" it and put heat reflective tape - the rear of the exhaust will be much closer to that areacrazypj said:Don't put battery under tank, it gets too hot and will 'kill' it.
Mount under front of swing arm behind engine, it's pretty well hidden plus you have various bit's there from centre stand to hang brackets off. You can also direct heat away from it to a certain extent and if it does catch fire you won't have a bomb