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Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-29-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By robbie
I'd also like to point out that I actually don't...

I'd also like to point out that I actually don't claim to know whether it would be beneficial, effective or practical to run an engine with water injection, or with six strokes for that matter. I...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-29-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By robbie
Lots of people build engines from scratch. Most...

Lots of people build engines from scratch. Most scratch builders simply copy well known practice. Do you know anybody involved in design theory?

You apparently don't understand the difference...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-29-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By robbie
This is one of the dumbest conversations I've...

This is one of the dumbest conversations I've ever participated in. There are so many blind preconceptions involved, it's hard to count them all.

The original question was about the theoretical...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-26-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
Regarding time frames in car manufacturing: ...

Regarding time frames in car manufacturing: Factory tooling time is not the same thing as the time it takes for new technologies to appear in cars.

Regarding the likely reasons why you don't...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-26-2013, 08:57 AM
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Posted By robbie
Believe it or not, it takes a long time for...

Believe it or not, it takes a long time for innovative technologies to find their way into cars. Airplane engines had rolling cam followers in the 1920s. It was a big deal when they appeared in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-25-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By robbie
Well, I don't exactly feel bad about disliking...

Well, I don't exactly feel bad about disliking Christmas. I really dislike Christmas and I feel good about it. I just feel sorry for my wife.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
Let's not start insulting each other. I'm not...

Let's not start insulting each other. I'm not trying to be an "expert", and I'm not saying that a 6 stroke engine is better than 4. I don't know anything about 6 stroke theory. I thought I made it...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By robbie
Look at your belt and see if it has spots with...

Look at your belt and see if it has spots with excessive wear, causing the edge not to be straight. Last year our kart was idling a bit high, and my son bumped it into the back of the van, where it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By robbie
Now I feel kind of bad for my dislike of...

Now I feel kind of bad for my dislike of Christmas music and Christmas in general. This year marks 20 years of being married. My wife knew what she was getting into, but she's always been just a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-24-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
This analysis is based on a false premise. ...

This analysis is based on a false premise. Regardless of the efficiency of a steam boiler, and regardless of how much energy it takes to run an engine on steam, the heat is already being made in the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By robbie
I don't have words for how irritating Christmas...

I don't have words for how irritating Christmas music is. I am virtually a hermit nowadays. Sometimes I go into town and I'm reminded that there are still crazy people who run around shopping for...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-21-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
I really don't know how you would build a 6...

I really don't know how you would build a 6 stroke engine. It seems that it would have to be something completely different from what we know as the 4 stroke engine. All I know is that there is a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-21-2013, 09:22 PM
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Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
This may be true, but you're ignoring 2 facts. ...

This may be true, but you're ignoring 2 facts. One is that some of your fuel is used to cool the engine, and the other is that exhaust is hot anyway. Engineers are smart guys and they generally do...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,770
Posted By robbie
Sorry, I know this is an old thread, but I don't...

Sorry, I know this is an old thread, but I don't get on the forum so much lately and I just saw it today for the first time.

There are a lot of preconceptions flying around here, mostly based on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,341
Posted By robbie
I've hit only one deer. Nearly everybody I know...

I've hit only one deer. Nearly everybody I know has hit at least one.

I like cane toads. They're native to my childhood home, where they aren't called cane toads. We used to just call them...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,599
Posted By robbie
It's nice to see somebody thinking, rather than...

It's nice to see somebody thinking, rather than repeating the fluff propagated by the media. Notice that the solution to environmental problems is always money.

When I was a kid in the 1970s the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-17-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By robbie
Well, I guess I knew what he meant.....

Well, I guess I knew what he meant.....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,197
Posted By robbie
Cool, then you know about all the less popular...

Cool, then you know about all the less popular albums and songs, I'm sure.

I'd have a hard time parting with a classic VW bus.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By robbie
I'll bet every piece of hardware, cables, etc,...

I'll bet every piece of hardware, cables, etc, will be worse than you could imagine. It may not stay in tune for 5 minutes.

If I were you I'd get a cheap but decent guitar and plug it into my own...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By robbie
Thanks. I'll check it out. This engine sat for...

Thanks. I'll check it out. This engine sat for a month or two during the hot season and left a bunch of gum in the jets. It ran like crap, so we cleaned out the main jet. Now it runs great, but...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,197
Posted By robbie
Do you have any of his solo albums, or do you...

Do you have any of his solo albums, or do you just hear the stuff on the radio? There's an album from the mid 70s called There's One in Every Crowd. It's brown with a photo of a dog on the cover. ...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By robbie
To be clear, you removed the carb from the...

To be clear, you removed the carb from the engine, but didn't remove the idle jet from the carb? I wouldn't think it would be very easy to clean the idle jet with the carb still on the engine.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,197
Posted By robbie
I was thinking of jazz horn players but you're...

I was thinking of jazz horn players but you're right, rock guitarists are the same way. Brian May is brilliant, Gilmour is full of soul, George Harrison could play any song for any mood, but...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,199
Posted By robbie
Yeah, that's pretty weird....

Yeah, that's pretty weird....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-17-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By robbie
Have you ever cleaned the idle jet on yours? I...

Have you ever cleaned the idle jet on yours? I was thinking I would have to remove the carb from the engine and stick a wire in the hole from the inside.
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