Saturday, June 22, 2019

1914 cars showing the size and capacity of the new sewer system under Baltimore.

in 1917 the longest railway line in the world was St. Petersburg to Vladivostok.

cool way to give just the right airplane just the right attitude

People are just leaving their old military trucks any old where... like city streets. Seems quite an odd place to find them

looks a bit overloaded to me!

when birds try to ruin your day, and your car's paint, there is a quick and easy 2 step product that ends the mess, saves your paint, and doesn't require a bottle of cleaner, and a paper towel. It's an all in one... and works quite well. The Drop Wipe!

just that fast and easy. I love these, and though it's quite rare that I get bombed by a bird, this two part - two paper towel system took care of the slop real fast.

Found these in the new product area at SEMA last year, and ridiculous as it seems, this was the first time I've been able to use the sample the nice guy at the booth gave me

I don't recall seeing an iridescent vinyl wrapped car before

anyone need a chopper? This is a Huey, isn't it?

2017 Seattle Powertool Races

Friday, June 21, 2019

Yellow Coach Y-models ‘1924–32

in 2001 this Russian Foxtrot sub was retired and the Russian Navy decided to donate it to a museum, but they don't make museums on the beach. So, they took what assets they had, tanks, and dragged it to where they wanted it

In 2004, the museum was replenished with the highest exhibit (24 meters). This is a low-altitude detector and a target illumination station, which are part of the S-300 medium-range anti-aircraft missile system.

According to the press center of AvtoVAZ OJSC, some exhibits exist in a single copy. In particular, one of the main exhibits is a diesel submarine of Project 641 "B-307", whose length is 91 meters, and the height is approximately equal to a five-story house (14 m), weight - 2,000 tons

The B-307 was built at the Gorky Shipbuilding Plant in 1979. The total number of such boats in service with the Russian Navy was 18. The B-307 is the largest diesel submarine in the Russian Navy. NATO sailors call it "Tango", Russian - "Foxtrot". The submarine is slow, maneuverable. Carries on itself 24 torpedoes and 32 anti-submarine mines. In autonomous navigation can be 90 days. The duration of the B-307 combat duty as part of the Red Banner Northern Fleet was 22 years.

In 2001, the submarine was prepared for write-off and transfer to the AvtoVAZ technical museum. By that time, the museums of Moscow, Kaliningrad, Hamburg (Germany) and Brühl (Belgium) had the same submarines. At first, the fleet wanted to simply donate a boat to the museum, but this was not allowed by the federal authorities: according to the law, federal property cannot be given away for nothing. The museum had to buy a boat for a symbolic price - for only 768 thousand rubles. Not much, considering that the Moscow Museum at one time laid out 48 million rubles for a similar exhibit.

The submarine B-307 was supposed to be in Togliatti in the summer of 2003. However, due to the tragedy that occurred in the Barents Sea when transporting the K-149, as a result of which people died, the Ministry of the Navy demanded that transportation in Avtograd "B-307" were enhanced security measures.

The preparation of the boat for the transition from Kronstadt to Tolyatti took several months. The boat was carefully sealed, it was freed from solid and liquid ballast weighing 354 tons, dismantled a number of nodes and installed on pontoons. On the pontoons with the help of two tugboats, the B-307 began its long journey to Tolyatti from the Gulf of Finland along the Neva River. In one night, a train of about one hundred and forty meters in length went through all eight bridges of St. Petersburg. Equally successful was the echelon of the Ladoga, Onega and White lakes, and the Rybinsk reservoir. The crew of the boat escort consisted of a few vazovtsevs, the Navy’s search and rescue specialists and the chief consultant for the preparation of the submarine for the transition - midshipman Mikhail Golotyuk, who served on this boat for many years.

The future museum exhibit was moored in the Togliatti river port, and then driven off to the village of Primorsky, where a berth was specially constructed for the B-307. In the fall of 2004, the submarine was pulled out of the water onto land, and in the winter of 2005 it was taken along a specially cleared 4.5-km long road to the museum. Before removing the submarine from the water, Togliatti engineers specially traveled to Kronstadt to see how the submarines were raised ashore for repair. This is a very difficult operation, for which a whole year was being prepared. To the museum site, the submarine was rolled on ice. From the bank of the Volga "B-307" towed 9 military towing vehicles on tracked undercarriage. In total, for the transportation of the submarine, 15 units of military equipment were used, specially discharged for this purpose from the military ground in Totsky.

Undoubtedly, the B-307 is the pride of the Russian submarine fleet and the man-made monument to the Gorky designers who created it. Designers who not only forever inscribed their names in the history of the Navy, but also showed how our engineering thought overtook the ideas of foreign scientists. The valor of Soviet and Russian engineers is admired all over the world: the “twin” of the “B-307” - the diesel boat “B-515”, has been in the National Museum in Hamburg for several years now - the cradle of the military fleet. The uniqueness of the museum specimen is that, unlike other submarines acquired by museums, the Togliatti submarine was transported entirely from Kronstadt to Avtograd, without cutting the ship into pieces. Nothing like this has ever happened in the world. Similar submarines purchased by other museums have always been transported in parts.

the technical museum of AvtoVAZ OJSC

easier to move where ever you end up getting out of the water, as you won't need a trailer to meet you

not just functional, but cool looking too

cool bus / rv

Turns out there was a reason for that cone

from boring to amazing

if it claws a hole in the leather seats, it will become a leather seat

this was a complete surprise to see drive by and park, a right hand drive Mitsubishi turbo diesel 4x4 Pajero

the owner was really nice to talk to and told me he was talked into buying it, and that it only gets 17 mpg, from a 170 hp 2.5 liter engine, but he's a fan of the easy switching into 4 wheel drive without having to stop and get out of the vehicle

built to kill tires, 1977 Austin Mini

looks like someone locked up all the brakes, and got lucky - they didn't run into the house (fresh tracks, just happened this past week)

this isn't going to apply to very many people... but if you need parts for the 440 six pack, here's some links and a couple of cool vintage parts packs

the damn accelerator pump is leaking like crazy on my carb

or the rebuild kit (not available through Holley)

there's a couple of sites that just seem to be search engines
but they're turning up stuff that Google isn't
These sites have some nice sets of things you might want for a restoration, like a kit of just the plate shaft complete, or the inlet fuel filters

it turns out the float bowl to metering plate gasket wasn't the leaking part, the accelerator pump gasket is... so, time to tear it all apart again, and this time, maybe I'll get that damn leak fixed.

Why's it leaking? Well, it might be the 50 year old gasket, or that I only run the engine about once or twice a year, or the addition of alcohol to gasoline, which people say is messing up all the old rubber gaskets. That's a couple possibilities.

so, fyi, if you haven't yet had to replace gaskets, go for the green new ones
The things you ought to know, it's a 2300 series carb, and though specifically always carries the #4144-1, Holley never gives it any recognition, as though it doesn't exist. 

So, when you want to see an engineering drawing on it, expect no fucking help at all from any Holley resource. Go to the car guys, like Old Car Manual Project
 which if you compare to what offers, some how that isn't appearant on their website, but showed up in Google Images:

see what I mean?

you'll see that Holley has no made no effort to be useful, you know, after you've spent 1500 dollars or more on their carbs. Face it, these 6 packs are about 700 per carb, and the intake adds another 500. You're looking at 2500 dollars for a working 440 six pack. 
Carb Number      Carb Model Number     CFM         Renew Kit       Trick Kit
R4144-1              2300                              350            37-1537           37-933

But what if you'd like to know about which accelerator pump is what you're using?

A larger capacity accelerator pump achieves one thing, it extends the duration of the pump shot.

 A larger accelerator pump is usually required when the carburetor, intake manifold and/or cylinder head is too large for the engine and the resulting weaker signal at low engine RPMs requires more time for the booster venturi to pull fuel through the main jet.

The 30 and 50cc capacity is the volume of fuel displaced from the accelerator pump in 10 complete strokes of the pump arm.

So the actual capacity is 1/10 that number or roughly 3 and 5cc respectively when opening the throttle from idle to wide open.

 The larger capacity 50cc pump is easily recognizable by the large pump arm with the encapsulated spring. In addition, the 50cc pump also uses a larger pump cam either a brown color (conventional carbs) or a yellow color (model 4500).

Well, in my search for answers, I did find that it's taking a lot of time to find info, but I found this

and though the 440 six pack Mopar page is dead... the other pages, catalog scans, etc are amazing