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Old 12-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #731 (permalink)
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VIDEO Update 11/19/2008

Darn YouTube.

I had to re-upload the video to make it work. It's still not widescreen!!!!



Yipes! That video thumbnail looks awkward!


EDIT: Changed the thumbnail - it was too incriminating..





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Old 12-11-2008, 12:26 PM   #732 (permalink)
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Don't feel uncomfortable.
Get in touch with your feminine side.
If you are going to hang around with mechanics and their like you must remember.
Most of us were under achievers in school (read bully or outcast)
We went to Vo-Tech so they could get us away from the good kids.
So now you have fourtysomething (fiftysomething?)reformed bullies helping you out.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:49 PM   #733 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #734 (permalink)
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Take that, project Electro-Metro!
LOL - I was wondering if you would catch that. Sorry, it just sorta slipped out...
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:36 PM   #735 (permalink)
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New SOLID COUPLER!

I have a new solid coupler!

Peep this my friends!








Thanks to Rich for his work on this! Notice that the outside "jacket" on the coupler is Stainless Steel, made from some sort of aircraft part...
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:00 AM   #736 (permalink)
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It's so clean and simple! Looks unbreakable too.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:49 AM   #737 (permalink)
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Aw come on.... you can't say UNBREAKABLE!

I'll just end up taking that as a challenge!!!
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #738 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:10 PM   #739 (permalink)
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Don't get too carried away.

The old coupler did its job.. break before anything more expensive does.
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Now for something completely different

Now you are tasked with
ABSOLUTE PEFECTION
You must marry the two rotating masses at near perfect alignment.
OR
You will experience the worst vibration damage you may ever see
Don't get me wrong.
I love your new coupler.
It does appear quite strong and its beauty speaks volumes for the man doing your welding and cutting.
Now there is no room for error in the mating of the two halves of the driveline.
The LoveJoy died isolating the trans from the motor.
That is what the spacer between does. Absorb impact and vibration.
You have lost that forgiveness when you went to a solid coupler.
Like a racer going to solid motor mounts from rubber.
Vibration is amplified/transmitted to the frame from the drivetrain. This causes stresses they must overcome as well.
I hope it does you well in your endeavour.
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