Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Road trip

                        Ashland WI. city park backed up to Lake Superior.
                                                Hinkley Minnesota
                                                   Pumpkin cannon
                                                Trebuchet with weights
                                              Trebuchet with springs
 Poniatowski WI. Center of northern half of western hemisphere
Web link
                                  Corn on the road...15.9 AFR and 56 MPH
                                                         Weidners in WI
          Larry was working on his coach like a true GMC owner
                                         Lake Michigan in the morning
                                                    Pocahontas Iowa
No gas only E10, E20 and E30! South Dakota

Thursday, October 13, 2011

LED Conversion from Dan G

These LED's need a heat sink. They have double sided tape and fit in the groove of the original fixture. Lamp base has capability of plugging more LED modules in it. Available from
gregg_dan AT ,use LED in subject
These are supposed to be equal an 1156 in lumens. Pretty good!
LED conversion for a bi pin halogen
LED on for the reading light. No heat like a halogen.
Red neck propane transfer, Needed to use warm water to get enough of a pressure difference to pop open the fill valve.
Chips in black and white

Monday, September 19, 2011

J&S Safeguard install part 2

Vampire Safeguard. Individual cylinder knock retard
 Wiring..I'm using EDIS ignition with coil packs. Safeguard is available for distributor ignitions too.
Monitor shows how much retard and also AFR.
Power on self test and start. Safeguard works way better than the MSD knock alert I took off. You can set Safeguard however you want. Pulls timing on individual cylinders and then adds it back when the knock goes away.
In action two full throttle roll ons...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sight seeing flight over the flood

Missouri river way out of it's banks
 Approach to KOMA. Airport would be under water if there was no dike. Many wells were put in and kept pumping to keep the water table down and save Epply Airfield

Walmart boondockers from Georgia and South Dakota. Big van was present day before too.
Road testing transmission governors and machining new cans for them.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Junkyard parts run

U pull it tour
U Pull it North yard

Oh man a Toro! don't see many of these. Grabbed the transmission governor.

Checkout... they wanna look in your tool bucket too.

New Idler for phase converter

Got a brand new 10 hp motor to use on the phase converter. Old one fried a winding.
Going in..
Fixing to lower in place
Ready to fire up. I put it outside so I can't hear it running.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Raised road, pinched finger and spark coil gap

I-680 and I-29 north of Omaha

I-680 after the flood went down some.

Raised road because of flooding, headed home after work
Pinched finger
Nail finally fell off
No spark, repositioned coil to make gap even and closer. It runs! Nothing to loose.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I-29 goes under water

Looking south.... This is I-29 north of Crescent Iowa. Image from the rustic chicks blog.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fort Calhoun Nuke plant and I-29 closed

Gavins Point outfall

Fort Calhoun Nuke power plant is North of Omaha and getting plenty of water

I-29 North of Omaha is flooded and closed. Image is looking north. I-29 is north and south. The overpass is I-680 also closed.
I-29 image taken from rustic chicks blog

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Missouri flood at 32 feet by Omaha

32 feet trees in the water
Flooded Missouri river looking South East from the Bluffs on the Iowa side. I-29 (closed) in the middle of the image. Omaha in the background. This image taken from Rustic Chicks blog.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Missouri river floods

These images taken around the first of June downtown Omaha. River was at 30 feet level which is flood stage. Supposed to go higher later...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

J&S Safeguard install part 2 Bosch sensor

 Making a combination stud with 7/16 thread and 5/16 thread. The Bosch knock sensor will fit on the smaller end.
 ready to install
J&S Bosch sensor is the closest on the combination stud. The center sensor is a GM resonant type that is for the MSD alert. The rear sensor is also a Bosch for the Knocksense interface to Megasquirt. Torqued the sensor mount nut to 140 inch/lbs.
MSD Knock alert
J&S Safeguard