Frankly my Deere, I don't give a John! (Tractor Trike. MBBO Class 2)

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 2' started by LukeTheJoker, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Chad T

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    Wow, that is incredibly simple. I wonder how much play they have, looks like the slot is slightly wider the further away it is from the pivot to allow for the angle on the rod, smart thinking.

    Maybe I am over thinking my plan... Would not be the first time...
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Hmm, a wise man once told me...
    It's the little things ;)

    Carl.
     
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    We have my Father In Law staying here at the moment, so taking a few days off while I have the help around to get some more walls up on the workshed project!

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    No pics, but the pedal tractor at my folks place (easy 60-70years old) uses a u-joint I think.
     
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    I'm still trying to make progress but the temperature is not helping here, I might be out of the competition...
     
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    That's a shame :(

    But I don't blame you with the temperatures you've been getting over there. I heard somewhere got to 49ºC. :whew::whew:

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    Whoa! I just did the conversion to F. 120 degrees! That is extreme. Even if you are welding in flip flops.

    Maybe if it can't be finished now, you can keep us updated with some progress reports in the future. Sure is a cool build, Luke!
     
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    You get my vote whether or not you finish, Luke.

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    Thanks Guys!
    That was not here, but we got awful close!!

    Just far too hot to be welding and cutting, plus we have had more fire ban days than usual!
     
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    Pretty much given up on finishing the build by the deadline, just been trying to get the shed done...

    Was a bit cooler today:

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    So decided to try hang some sheets, ended up dragging the portable air conditioner out just to have it blowing cold air at me :cool: :

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    I managed to get a few sheets up before giving up and going inside for a shower and sit in the real air conditioning...

    They are predicting the temperatures to go up again by the end of the week. :doh:
     
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    Yeah. It’s a tad warm there! We’ve been copping it a bit too, but being on the coast it isn’t as hot, but ridiculously humid. Working in this weather is not fun.
     
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    I work outside in the summer here building decks, or remodeling or fences or whatever. Kind of a "Hammer Jack" or "Jack of all Trades" what have you. Anyway, two things make it all bearable. 1 is a popup awning for a little shade and the other is a squirrel cage fan. Those things move some air. Often when someone gets a new furnace you can get the fan out of it for next to nothing. On a nice heavy extension cord with an outlet or two in a handy box wired on the side, it really is a useful thing. Get you one of those Luke, and you'll never go without one again.

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    Might be a fair wait in Australia. Not many furnaces anywhere in my experience. We don’t do heating very well here - it’s all about keeping cool.
     
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    Gotcha, didn't know how far south ya'all were. I just knew our seasons are just about opposite. We're looking to set some records for cold here in Illinois over the next couple days...

    Carl.
     
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    Crud, it was exciting looking at this from scratch tonight and seeing your plans and progress. What a bummer though!!! I sure hope you finish this when it cools down brother! Sorry it's so bloody hot down there :(
     
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    Thanks everyone!
    The weather really threw me a spanner and cost me my motivation.

    Hopefully the new shed build will make it possible to work more days in the future, heat will still be an issue always though due to the level of clothing required for welding!

    Arc burn is no fun!
     

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