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Old 11-11-2017, 02:43 PM   #2781
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A better question might be...

"What the Hell was I thinking when I took on a 71 year old school bus?"
You were thinking of the challenge, and the achievement. Noble thoughts both.

Few things that are worth doing, are easy. People constantly ask me why I do Long Distance Motorcycling. They probably wouldn't understand if I explained, but I bet you would. Generally I tell them that I do it because it is a hard thing to do, and leave it at that.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #2782
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Applies to so many things...

"If it was easy, everyone would be doing it."
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:23 PM   #2783
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for me its about the journey... in fact im wierd.. I spend tons of time building something.. then I use it for awhile and its like "OK im bored.. time to build something else.."

ie long distance driving vs Flying - about the trip getting there.. if i just want to get someplace.. i can fly.. its quick and relatively pain free.. unless theres screaming kids on board... but Jack D and Bose headphones handle that well..
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:23 PM   #2784
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for me its about the journey... in fact im wierd.. I spend tons of time building something.. then I use it for awhile and its like "OK im bored.. time to build something else.."

ie long distance driving vs Flying - about the trip getting there.. if i just want to get someplace.. i can fly.. its quick and relatively pain free.. unless theres screaming kids on board... but Jack D and Bose headphones handle that well..
-Christopher
That’s exactly how I feel Cadillackid, it’s about the Damn Journey. No particular place to go. ( hey sounds like a lyric in a song) once I get there, I’m ready for a new journey !!!
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:51 PM   #2785
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Life is a trip. So, enjoy the ride.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:00 PM   #2786
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Life is a trip. So, enjoy the ride.
Tango, you are a 125% correct.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #2787
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More tweaking on the brake system --- Had to make a dummy of the lower bellcrank in order to determine exact measures. Discovered in the process I needed to rearrange the rods & levers to have adequate clearance with the throttle mechanism. Back to the drawing board.


A little easier to work with hardboard than steel and it definitely helped get the exact measures right. The next (and hopefully last) will be very different than this.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:15 PM   #2788
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"What the Hell was I thinking when I took on a 71 year old school bus?"
Probably the same thing I was when I got married the first two times.

It's LOVE!

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Old 11-16-2017, 05:42 PM   #2789
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Applies to so many things...

"If it was easy, everyone would be doing it."
"We choose to do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard." - JFK
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:33 PM   #2790
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Hey man. Don't know if this is helpful or not? Ms it's a little more involved.
Have you or are you thinking about using bearings at the pivot points? I know you want to KISS it and I understand.
More time to fab but the main points would last a lot longer.
Less friction/resistance at those points. And you wouldn't have to worry about checking the bolts for wear and lock nuts backing out.
But then again the bearings are eventually going to wear?
Looking good and gloves,ball cap and a long sleeve can be your best friends but you gotta learn to work/live withem.
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