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Old 08-04-2009, 11:23 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I got in some much needed testing/tuning yesterday. I drained all of the E10 out of my B210 at home and splashed 2.5 gallons of ethanol free 93 premium in it. This was more than enough to get out to Fairway Gas and Oil in Fonda [58 miles away]. I then filled up with av-gas, jacked up the ignition timing, and installed the short belt to eliminate the alternator. This was the main reason for the drive, to see if I could make the 100 or so miles on the deep cycle battery. The answer is yes. No problem at all. I tested the battery surface voltage at the Fairway station before I left and it was 12.7 volts. I stopped at the half way point of the run and it was 12.4 volts. It was getting dark when I pulled into Mobil and the battery was still at 12.2 volts. I probably could have driven it all the way home [another 58 miles] but as headlights were now needed I decided to reconnect the alternator to drive it home with bright lights instead of dim ones.

I also reinstalled my Innovate LM1 wide band setup beofe this trip to see if I could lean the carb a bit more with the new plugs. It's a good thing I did. The engine was running richer in testerday's hot 85 degree air [as opposed to the October air I jetted for last year]. I had the air/fuel ratio set for 14.7 to 1 - 15 to 1 back then, but yesterday it was 13.8 to 1 - 14.4 to 1. You fuel injected guys don't have to worry about stuff like this as your ecu adjusts your mixture constantly, but us carby guys have to keep checking and adjusting as the seasons change to stay spot on.

All I can say is that it's a good thing I didn't wait until the last minute to get ready.

Here's a pic I took while stopping off in Wells at the state boat launch ramp.


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Old 08-05-2009, 12:52 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Did we decide on a place to eat yet?
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:54 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I know I've decided, and I'm willing to carpool with 3 normal sized humans and 1 small human in sitting position. I also have a greasy trunk available for those inclined.
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Well, restate your intentions and I will make them mine (and Darin's) and send out and email to the group
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I intend to go to the "Moon & River Cafe" on 115 S. Ferry St. in Schenectady NY. It may be wise to get reservations if we have a sizable group. If an appropriate number of people show interest, I'm willing to make the reservation; otherwise I'll just play it by ear and go when everyone convenes and agrees it's food time. I think it maybe best to convene at the hotel. If anyone has some floor for me, I'm happy as can be sleeping on it, but if this is not possible I know someone in Schenectady I can stay with.

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http://moonandrivercafe.com/moonmenu2.pdf
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You can stay with darin and matt herring and I. Pick a good time for dinner, not too early since people are coming in, and darin and I will come, and hopefully some other kind folks.
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There have been two cancellations. The waiting list has now been eliminated, as all applicants are now in. Here's the latest list by class:

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1. Mike Kamm - 1977 Datsun B210 - Averill Park, NY [1 for picnic]
2. Robert Smalls - 1996 Subaru Legacy- Buffalo, NY
3. Ben Jones - 1991 Honda CRX - Hanover, NH [1 for picnic]
4. Richard Vedder - 2000 Ford ZX2 S/R - Johnstown, NY [1 for picnic]
5. Eric Hoefer - 2008 Honda Fit - Guilderland, NY
6. Ryan Kramer - 1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged - Albany NY
7. Chang Ho Kim - 89 Honda CRX - Maynard, MA [3 for picnic]
8. Darin Cosgrove - 1998 Pontiac Firefly - Ontario, Canada [1 for picnic]
9. Jeff Morgan - 1992 240sx - Rotterdam, NY
10. Tom Compoli - 1981 VW Rabbit - Schenectady, NY
11. Will Meredith - 1998 Honda Civic EX Binghamton NY [1 for picnic]

Diesels and Hybrids

1. Dave Burnham -1991 Eco Diesel Jetta - Delanson, NY [1 for picnic]
2. Martin Deschenes - 2000 VW Jetta TDI - Quebec City, QC
3. Peter Ramotowski - 2000 VW Golf TDI - Albany, NY
4. Dan Mandle - 2004 Golf TDI [Vegetable Oil] - Potsdam, NY [2 for picnic]
5. Matt Herring - 2009 Toyota Prius - Boston, MA [1 for picnic]
6. Hobbit - 2004 Toyota Prius - Boston, MA [1 for picnic]

Historic class

1. Bill Clark - 1957 Metropolitan Hartop - Endicott, NY [2 for picnic]
2. Ron Kienhuis - 1972 CitroŽn SM - Long Island, NY [1 for picnic]
3. Jonathan Bartlett - 1969 Saab Sonett V-4 - Sterling, MA [1 for picnic]
4. Carl Germain - 1950 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe

Motorcycles/Scooters

1. Vlad Saakyan - 2003 Suzuki Svs650 - Schenectady, NY
2. Ernie Yue - 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250cc - Mechanicville, NY
3. Peter Sachs - 50cc Madass scooter - Staatsburg, NY
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #98 (permalink)
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O hi, I can come 2 plz?

Will Meredith 1998 Honda Civic EX Binghamton NY 1 for picnic.

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Will, post up your definitive food plans so we can let everyone know and have a little get together
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Also, I'll be at the awards/picnic, but don't get me any food

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