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Forum: Using Tools and Welding 08-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By TerryOlson
I'm a horrible welder - I don't weld often enough...

I'm a horrible welder - I don't weld often enough to maintain my skills. I'd recommend practicing quite a bit with scrap metal before you get to work on your kart. For me, the biggest challenge is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By TerryOlson
Few people, no matter how conservative, want to...

Few people, no matter how conservative, want to ignore those who can't do for themselves. Unfortunately our society fails to recognize the difference between can't and won't. In America if you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-16-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By TerryOlson
"It is an employment project" - We need jobs on...

"It is an employment project" - We need jobs on this scale in this country. The vast majority of workers in this industry are unskilled laborers. In China if you don't work you don't eat. In...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-14-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By TerryOlson
The bed-wetters are busy crying themselves to...

The bed-wetters are busy crying themselves to sleep over the spill - but they haven't stopped driving, flying, or otherwise consuming oil now have they. No one is happy about it, but this will pass...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-13-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By TerryOlson
It's a question of economics at the moment - it's...

It's a question of economics at the moment - it's cheaper to buy foreign oil than it is to recover this stuff for reasons already cited. On a related note, we SHOULD be drilling in Alaska's ANWR and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TerryOlson
I'm glad you're Chevy has worked out - no doubt...

I'm glad you're Chevy has worked out - no doubt most do and I've had a few I was happy with over the years as well. I've also had a couple Fords, a Dodge, a Toyota, a Mazda, and a whole lot of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-11-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By TerryOlson
The old what was fine? The old court ruling? ...

The old what was fine? The old court ruling? They didn't hire a judge and other courtroom staff just so they could consider this case - they're already on the books and this is what they do - this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TerryOlson
No doubt - plus it helps them to overcome the buy...

No doubt - plus it helps them to overcome the buy American sentiment some buyers maintain. I was right there with them until I bought a brand new American truck, the only brand new vehicle I've ever...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,320
Posted By TerryOlson
Welcome to the working world - it's rarely fair...

Welcome to the working world - it's rarely fair and those who advance very often do so for the wrong reasons. I won't say get used to it, because you never will, but remember what its like and one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,320
Posted By TerryOlson
Not that it matters, but what kind of cruise are...

Not that it matters, but what kind of cruise are we talking about? I gather that those who attend pay their own way given that the first year one person came up short and tip money was diverted to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By TerryOlson
I'm trying to make what I have work because it...

I'm trying to make what I have work because it would be MUCH easier than running new leads. Getting to the TV we usually play on is no problem - unfinished basement below and they're on the same...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TerryOlson
Where do you go to buy a truck that was literally...

Where do you go to buy a truck that was literally imported? Nissan builds vehicles out of Smyrna, Tennessee and Toyota builds vehicles out of their plant in Princeton, Indiana. Are vehicles built...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-02-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By TerryOlson
How To - Cat5 to Cat5E connectors

I'm stumped so far - my house is wired with Cat5 leads in several rooms. On one end is a wallplate with two sockets that are the same size as telephone connections. The leads run to the basement...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By TerryOlson
I'm not sure how subtle changes in the ways...

I'm not sure how subtle changes in the ways suspects are informed of their rights makes people criminals. Miranda is case law, meaning that it is the way a court interpreted constitutional...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By TerryOlson
Designed Obsolescence is the term for this. The...

Designed Obsolescence is the term for this. The American auto manufacturers are still trying to recover from the problems they caused for themselves in the 1970s and 1980s when the imports took over...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By TerryOlson
The source I found sells them 5 for $2.95, but...

The source I found sells them 5 for $2.95, but shipping was $7.00!!! They're not a hardware / home improvement / auto parts store item. The Northern Tool in my area is hit or miss for parts...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-02-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By TerryOlson
I wouldn't buy it... Even if it was the best...

I wouldn't buy it... Even if it was the best thing ever, the lame-o music on the website makes a boycott necessary.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-28-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By TerryOlson
Nevermind - bikergarage101.com has them. They...

Nevermind - bikergarage101.com has them. They were difficult to find, that's for sure.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-28-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By TerryOlson
Parts Source - fine thread axle nuts

Help! I can't find a source for fine thread 3/4" axle nuts (for 1" axle). I bought some parts from MFG Supply Company, inlcuding a couple of nylock axle nuts but they're coarse thread. They list...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-28-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By TerryOlson
We had some cooler weather yesterday and the kart...

We had some cooler weather yesterday and the kart runs perfectly (well, the engine does, I still need to replace the throttle cable and axle sprocket). Maybe the cooler weather helped - or maybe...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-26-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,337
Posted By TerryOlson
Looks great in black - maybe black out the...

Looks great in black - maybe black out the painted engine components too?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,490
Posted By TerryOlson
That will work - nice job and thanks for the...

That will work - nice job and thanks for the solution.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-24-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By TerryOlson
Huay on the side - nothing on Google for them...

Huay on the side - nothing on Google for them either.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-24-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,490
Posted By TerryOlson
I'm playing with the same problem. I found a...

I'm playing with the same problem. I found a length of cable at Pep Boy's and I'm sure you can find something similar at any auto parts shop. It's a solid wire inside a flexible metal conduit. ...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-23-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By TerryOlson
Powerhorse Tuning Questions

I just bought a new Powerhorse 208cc motor. It was damaged in shipping, originally sold through northern tool, returned, and ultimately sold through a discounter on ebay. The air cleaner housing...
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