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Old 01-14-2018, 09:44 PM   #2971
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The Official Skoolie WTFISIT Quiz of the day.



..what is that weird, black doohickey thing I just added that is sticking up?
My guess is some sort of cruise control set/release thingamajig, artfully crafted just like every other little thing on this beauty.

And I've already read your entire thread, so I guess I default to the vacation option instead?


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Old 01-14-2018, 09:54 PM   #2972
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I believe Don has seen the most recent "Road Warrior" movie one too many times......

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:02 PM   #2973
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I believe Don has seen the most recent "Road Warrior" movie one too many times......

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I've only seen the 3 Mad Max movies with Gibson in them.....what did I miss?


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:03 PM   #2974
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Stuck pedal release. needed one of those on the Airstream last week, but on the brake pedal.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:12 PM   #2975
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I will buy marc's reply!

Old racers trick. Put a tab or loop on the gas pedal. If the return spring on the throttle fails and the engine sticks wide open, you can manually pull it back to idle with your toe. In fact, many racing authorities require them.

This was a suggestion from my race car builder buddy.

Congrats marc...you are now welcomed to read my entire build thread!


BTW...
I was at Daytona in the late '70's when the throttle on Kenny Roberts Yamaha TZ750 stuck wide open. He ran off the track on an infield turn, did a couple of brodies in the grass...got back onto the track and finished the lap. With that bike screaming the whole time. He controlled the speed with the kill switch. Scary. Really scary...and insane!
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:41 AM   #2976
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I will buy marc's reply!

Old racers trick. Put a tab or loop on the gas pedal. If the return spring on the throttle fails and the engine sticks wide open, you can manually pull it back to idle with your toe. In fact, many racing authorities require them.

This was a suggestion from my race car builder buddy.

Congrats marc...you are now welcomed to read my entire build thread!


BTW...
I was at Daytona in the late '70's when the throttle on Kenny Roberts Yamaha TZ750 stuck wide open. He ran off the track on an infield turn, did a couple of brodies in the grass...got back onto the track and finished the lap. With that bike screaming the whole time. He controlled the speed with the kill switch. Scary. Really scary...and insane!
I spent 18 years as a NASCAR short track racer, 2 Championships (2003 & 2006), with 60 feature wins, so Ya, I know what that is. Now the big leagues all have a kill button the steering wheel. Did Kenny forget how to use the clutch? I will read your whole thread, but not today, sites been pretty active today and I can't get sh*t done. 2 hours behind on UFC Fight Night and can't get back to it while i'm participating here and power texting with the family. Seems my Dad received a Long Valued Service award from the IEEE after 60 plus years. Unfortunately it came 5 months after he passed away, they didn't know. My brother received the plaque today.
I did wash the Argosy today though, spent a year in the woods collecting mildew and mold and moss.:
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:16 PM   #2977
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I always thought those old Argosy's were kinda cool looking. No idea how they are built or powered (?).
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I always thought those old Argosy's were kinda cool looking. No idea how they are built or powered (?).
454 Chevy, only made them 4 years (74-7. My buddies been looking for one for a long time, taxed me to find him one. Thought he had me stumped till I found this one 37 miles from my house. They really are extremely hard to find.
Way too small for my tastes.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:46 PM   #2979
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dang i was way behind in time and also wrong guess.. my guess was going to. be where you will connect the transmission throttle input box..

when I was racing they just made us put 2 return springs on the throttle...
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:01 AM   #2980
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Hey Tango, good idea on the throttle return, had the throttle spring brake on my grandmother's car thankfully while I was driving and not her. Was an all manual car so threw it in neutral and killed it then coasted to the shoulder.
Oh, I love your pedal, found a pair years ago and am saving them for a future build.
As for your wiring skill, as long as you don't release the smoke from the wires you are good to go.
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