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#21 Posted : 20 May 2020 00:26:41

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Texas, of course. I've lived in eleven states and two foreign countries, but Texas the longest, so I consider myself a naturalized Texan.
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#22 Posted : 22 May 2020 23:27:19

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Mark, Wyatt and all,

Wyatt, Texas is a big country.

I have been problems posting pics. All done is exactly the same as done in the beginning. We shall try again now.

The Filth Wash came in today and supposedly more local venues will reopen this weekend. Memorial Day holiday is a BIG motorcycle day around here and the Barber Museum is a magnet.I will wait till Tuesday to visit, if open. My main focus on doing this fuss is over the color of the castings: engine and transmission. The kit is just TOO silver and I know cast iron could be polished but we will see. It's my 1000 dollar question so I may as well check it out.BigGrin

Today I decided to look at the Pack 10, Part 53 problem. Thanks to both of you I had an idea of what to look for. After opening the magic envelope to survey the parts, the post in question fell off the transmission. So now we will call it a spacer. It was glued to the case as you can see and the glue residue partially blocked the hole for the pin. Cleaned it out. My part did not have the spring post protruding but it was not screwed in. Just enough space for the pin, Yes? NO! This thing was not threaded correctly. The pin stripped. Also that pin is too long by a 1/16" ( 2or 3mm) for it to seat correctly and still allow the linkage to flop a bit.

My remedy was simple. I used a Dremel tool with a grinding stone to remove the threads from the pin and then filed the pin down so the the pin's shoulder seated correctly. All in all I made a post which fit and used a drop of Gorilla Glue to secure.

I would humbly state that this is a big problem with this kit and without help from the forum, it would have been worse than it turned out. On the other hand, aren't problems with expensive toys make our hobby as fun as it is?

I am back in "Hog" heaven!

Tom




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#23 Posted : 22 May 2020 23:45:43

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Glad you worked that problem out Tom. I did not think to shorten the shaft. It's too late for me so I'm still waiting for spare parts.
Hope your able to get to the Museum. It would be great to see some pictures taken by a model builder who knows what he's doing.
Stay safe.
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#24 Posted : 23 May 2020 18:11:29

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Wyatt,

My photos are not opening, don't know why. If you are interested in the pics for the Gear Pedal, PM me with your smart phone number and I will text them to you.BigGrin

Tom
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#25 Posted : 23 May 2020 19:51:04

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tnequette wrote:
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Hi Tom, to get your pics to show on the forum you must ensure you save your pic as a JPG and not a JPEG, that is save and not simply rename. Your pics should be around 650x480 pixels which will give you a file size of around 150kb. Also, avoid using an apple device for uploading pics. File sharing sites are also not recommended.

You may find this topic helpful....

https://forum.model-spac....aspx?g=posts&t=244

Hope this helps..

Alan
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#26 Posted : 23 May 2020 23:58:33

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Am stuck with the Apple. But the Save vs Save As and jpg vs jpeg will be helpful. Wii try again tomorrow. ThanksConfused
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#27 Posted : 24 May 2020 21:18:34

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Ended up with a little time for modeling. Here is my Tappet fix.
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#28 Posted : 25 May 2020 09:30:44

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That is a great job Tom.Drool Love If only I had noticed.Crying

Mark
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#29 Posted : 26 May 2020 08:07:18

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Nicely done Tom and thanks for the images posting info using a MAC. Have moved your post as requested.....Cool Cool

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