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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    You do have a point. Mine will mostly be built for paved road use and some low maintenance roads (will start that project within the next couple years). Was actually told never to run the same size tire on that without running at least a rear sway bar. With running a 4pt or 5pt harness, what...
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    That is the plan. However in certain vehicles, a wider rear over the front, with wider tires act like a sway bar, to help prevent roll over. That's why classic sand rails that use the torsion front trailing arm suspension, have more narrow front and wider rear. In that case, it is desirable.
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    No engine update. But I'm moving towards using Miata CV axles and leaving them at factory length. They're significantly cheaper than running 1310 Ujoints. I can get a pair of Miata axles for like half the cost of 8 1310 yokes and 4 u-joints. Then use Miata wheel hub/bearings, just need to find...
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    When your life is in the hands of Harbor Freight

    I would've spent the money on stainless steel brake lines. Much better corrosion resistance. Copper has a tendency to contaminate brake fluid, eventually causing a sludge build up.
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    Well my brother did try to start it. No dice. Granted, I doubt he verified spark. At the moment, the plan is to soak the carb in a carb cleaner and see if it will start. If it does start, going to pick up a new carburetor.
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    Cast aluminum cylinders from what my brother was able to ascertain from my Vintage Snowmobiles reference book. Goodish news is, he was finally able to turn the engine over with the pull rope. He hasn't tried to start it up yet. Says it sounds a bit crusty.
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    At the moment it is soaking in engine oil and seafoam. If they have ATF and Acetone I'll see if they can pour some into the cylinders. I do have room for it here at home, just do some reorganizing, but it's still at my dad's new place. So it's just him and my brother trying to get it freed up...
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    Well it is a complete sled, just a very non runner. It was bought mostly on impulse and under the impression it was a runner. But the clutches do need a rebuild and clean up. I should've waited or pushed for a start up before I gave the green light to buy it. I had sent my dad and brother the...
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    With the engine possibly being shot, may start looking at motorcycle engines, possibly the Ninja 250R. Its liquid cooled, so overheating shouldn't be an issue, especially since a water temp gauge is easy to get a hold of. But only puts out around 30-38hp, whereas the Panther is about 50hp...
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    ST2-NG Pre-build "Think Tank"

    Thos are essentially the same ones I ordered. Should've paid more attention to see if they were keyed. Anyway, found out that the engine may be shot. Neither my brother or dad could get it to turn over with the pull start. That's with it being soaked in oil for several days and with SeaFoam as...
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    Quick bits

    Only things I ever did with it were new sprockets, new chain, carb rebuild. I had picked up the fuel shutoff switch for it but never installed it, that was stolen with the bike. The frame would need either fixing up or replaced all together due to the kid that owned it for years before I got it...
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    Quick bits

    So I kind of sorta lucked out but it probably won't amount to anything. Samsung got rid of their phone cloud service. Somehow with that, I ended up getting around 500+ pictures, most of which I thought got deleted. Well one of the pictures ended up being the VIN number for my stolen Blaster...
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    When your life is in the hands of Harbor Freight

    Ooh you got the Crossfire plasma table? Which one and what do you think of it? Been wanting to get one, but lack of garage space is making me not want to get one.
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    When your life is in the hands of Harbor Freight

    And here I thought seeing an A/C compressor on a mini van being held in place by a rusty vise grip was janky. Time to get some new metal and rebuild!
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    Brake system Recommendation for Predator 420cc engine

    There are some pressure vessel types where you fill up a bladder with brake fluid, fill it up with air. Screw it on to the brake reservoir. Open the valve, then crack each caliper bleeder. Either way works. Long as all the air gets bled out, it should be fine. Just with this vacuum type, you'll...
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