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Awesome looking bike! Not sure that I have seen one before. E-bike? Looks like a battery pack on the frame? And the $64,000 question. Why is the rear tire smaller than the front one? I ride my bicycle as much as I can. It is a Trek 6000. No one ever gives it a second look or a complient. Sometimes people do give the driver a 'number 1' finger though!
The interior has not yet been done on my car. That's the short story. A rear seat can no longer fit back there and you have to be short and skinny to fit because of the racing cage. Just some sound deadening material there now. Like you, car in storage so no pictures.
I did install a new dashboard with VDO gauges and I pretty much only watch the Oil Pressure and Boost gauge on that. Most people will install gauges everywhere, along the A pillar, where the cassette player used to be, where the ashtray was, etc. BTW, I still have the original AC Delco Concert Series II player in the the car. It still eats tapes just like it did 30+ years ago.
Instead of gauges, I got rid of the factory computer system and installed a stand alone computer system. All my gauges are on a computer screen. Back in post #414 where my car is torn apart you can see a little 'box' by the steering wheel. That little box has a 6 inch LCD Touch Screen so I can monitor my motor in real time. I can watch and data log up to 14 parameters that I chose such as Intake Air Temp, Manifold Air Pressure, Knock, Air Fuel Ratio, Coolant Temp, Volts, Spark, Throttle Position Sensor, RPM, etc, you know, the usual stuff people watch when they are driving their car! Here is a picture from the company ad. I have mine set up a bit differently but you get the idea. I use the former windshield washer fluid jug for the Methanol. The washer fluid is hidden in the wheel well in a quart container. Under this screen is the Methanol Boost Controller. Got to keep an eye on that or the motor go BOOM! Generally if I am going to drive the car a bit hard I pressure test the Methanol system to 250psi. If it holds that, there are no leaks in the system. The Methanol is programmed to ramp in when I hit 6lbs. of boost. There is a button on the controller, if pressed while the car is idling, the car should start to stall from too much fuel. Now I am good to go. All this nonsense is the short story of everything to keep the car from blowing up. Anyone want to buy a race car?
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I also keep a laptop in the car and log most everything. I certainly log every trip down the track and fine tune things between each run. I may even log a trip to the grocery store, the street tune needs to be spot-on too!
Not my pic here but this is what the screen looks like. I log more things and my lines are much smoother. The color of the things you are logging at the bottom of the screen should match the lines above. You can go above and then tune whichever one you want until you have it "perfect".("Perfect" is a state that reality does not allow. But you try.)
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80% of tuning is done thru the VE Table(Volumetric Efficiency) Best tuning is achieved by someone else driving the car and doing what I ask them to do while I sit in the passenger seat fine tuning the VE Table.
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The VE Table can also be viewed in 3D. It should also be rather smoothed out and no unusual big spikes in the table. This guy has done a pretty good job with his VE Table. If you have guessed that I can no longer take this car to the corner garage or a dealer(car), you are a pretty good guesser. There are times when I wonder if I should have done all this. Sometimes the 'need for speed and adrenaline' just gets the best of me. Like a junkie, I just can't help myself.
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Another car with a sun-visor. I did not take this picture because I am walking to the right. @Mr. Brown, we have so many awesome cars here in beautiful Upstate New York that you can not swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting another awesome car!
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I still ride around on an original cro-mo Ibis Mojo made by Scot Nichol
E-bike? Looks like a battery pack on the frame? And the $64,000 question. Why is the rear tire smaller than the front one?
I ride my bicycle as much as I can. It is a Trek 6000
Instead of gauges, I got rid of the factory computer system and installed a stand alone computer system. All my gauges are on a computer screen...I may even log a trip to the grocery store, the street tune needs to be spot-on too!
I still have the original AC Delco Concert Series II player in the the car. It still eats tapes just like it did 30+ years ago.
Revisiting @Mr. Brown picture of the Alsterstuhl in beautiful Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg is 'on' the Elbe River, but not like St. Louis is on the Mississippi River or Cincinnati is on the Ohio River. Just to the west of Hamburg the Elbe River splits into two main branches, the North Elbe and the South Elbe. The North Elbe sort of runs through the geographic center of the city while the South Elbe, well, runs through the southern part of the city. There are also many, many branch's and tributary's creating many islands and hundreds of canals in the city. If you look to the far right center of the picture there may be two branch's of the river, to the left by the red boat, another. To the left of the brick warehouse with the modern building another canal(?) and more to the left of that. To the southeast of the city the Elbe merges again into a single river.
The white boat in the left center of picture is called a paddlewheeler. You can see the red paddlewheel at the stern of the boat. Possibly a steam boat but most certainly a tourist boat for seeing the city. The brick building with the modern building on top was formerly a warehouse. It is now part of a cultural and residential complex called the Elbphilharmonie. Between the two buildings in an observation deck. The Elbphilharmonie has three concert venues. The Great Concert Hall can accommodate 2,100 visitors whereby the performers are in the center of the hall surrounded by the audience in the vineyard style arrangement. The acoustics were designed by Yasuhisa Toyota who installed about 10,000 individually microshaped drywall plates to disperse sound waves. It was supposed to be one of the best sounding concert halls ever built. However, it did not quite turn out that way.
Despite the efforts of acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, complaints about poor acoustics in the hall have been aired. After the grand opening on 11 January 2017, many musicians as well as conductors called the acoustics in the hall "appaling" and "terrible". An initial review noted that "the hall is bright, very dry, direct, unforgiving. You can hear everything and immediately, for better and worse" and that "every sound—including coughs—can be heard most excellently in the hall. Every hawk, every sneeze and wheeze, every unwrapped lozenge shoots out, dry, like a daggered exclamation mark. On the other hand, in a 2019 performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, audience members shouted, "can't hear you" at tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who himself later complained, "This hall does not help..." Have you ever been to the Elbphilharmonie for music @Mr. Brown?
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Aerial photo of Hamburg showing the many branch's of the Elbe Rive in Hamburg and reforming just southeast of the city. The Elbe River flows to the North Sea and the Port of Hamburg is Germany's largest seaport. Please feel free to add to or make any corrections Mr. Brown
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Here in beautiful Upstate New York we have steam powered paddlewheel boats on Lake George. The Minne-Ha-Ha is a paddlewheeler. The Minne-Ha-Ha has summer cruises with dinner and bands playing during the cruise. I usually get to work a few cruises a year. Once a summer they have a day long music festival, noon to midnight called Rock The Dock. I get to work that too. The boats are moored to the dock for the day. You can go on the boats for air conditioning if it is hot, or eat dinner, or just watch the show. The music is piped into each boat so it sounds just as good inside as outside.
Lake George is a tourist town with many French-Canadians coming down to work or just visit. Oh, those French women Ooh-La-La Much debauchery
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Love the still @High-mish! Is it Portuguese? I have a whiskey still that looks very similar just smaller from Portugal.View attachment 71059
Our donkey-dick colleague at work aka "the bottling fairy" made this picture about a year ago but only shared it last week.. After distilling anise based spirits we have to clean/steam the whole system for about an hour since brandy, gin, rum or boukha lovers don't want a hint of anise in their drinks
Love the still @High-mish! Is it Portuguese? I have a whiskey still that looks very similar just smaller from Portugal.