Author: Craig

Mini Chopper Project Continued – Gas Leak Disaster

The new engine arrived late last week. Jacob and I had it installed by noon last Saturday, btu couldnt’ figure out the wiring. After trying I spent several hours online trying to find the seemingly top secret wiring diagrams that would get this baby roaring, I found a blog post that showed me the error of all the ways I had tried so far. After taking their advice, Voila!!! I Had spark. So I changed the oil, rolled her out in the garage and filled up the gas tank. Big mistake! I hadn’t checked to be sure the fuel petcock was making a good seal . turns out I had broken the filter off when I removed it earlier. So about a half gallon of gas leaked on the driveway Monday night. Not to mention, it looks like the carb floats are sticking, causing it to dump fuel out the bottom of the carb. New fuel petcock should be here on Thursday. Maybe Sunday afternoon I can get the carb cleaned and isntall the new fuel valve, and see if we can get her...

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Mini chopper project

  I picked up a “great deal” on a mini bike off Craigslist in June.  It ran super-strong.  When I ran it in the driveway for a while, it blew the engine.  Turns out it had a massive oil leak and was bone dry. Dumb mistake – buying the bike without checking the oil and looking more closely for leaks.  Doh! I decided to rebuild it!  🙂  Now that I have it apart, it’s apparent that a new engine is a cheaper alternative.  Blown head, cracked crank cases…the new engine is coming in the mail now.  Wish me luck! Here are some pics!...

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Fire Starting Basics – Tinder

As Bryan Houser (aka, The Beer Man, a Denton, TX musician who likes to be tipped with Budweiser) often says “a plane won’t fly without fuel”.  He’s right!  The music usually picks up speed, energy and lyrical grit after the Beer Man has hammered down his first few tips.  A fire won’t burn without fuel, either.  If you want a good one, you have to feed it an ample supply. But you can’t light a big fat log with a single match.  You need smaller sticks and logs (kindling) to catch fire first, and those can’t be lit easily...

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Catholic Trivia – Level 1

Catholic Trivia Please wait while the activity loads. If this activity does not load, try refreshing your browser. Also, this page requires javascript. Please visit using a browser with javascript enabled. If loading fails, click here to try again Welcome to our Catholic Trivia quiz, a great way to have family fun and learn the faith around the dinner table, on a road trip, or on the way to mass. Start Congratulations - you have completed Catholic Trivia. You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%% Your answers are highlighted below. Question 1How many...

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