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Post  rsv1cox Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:20 pm

Going over to my daughters this morning to get Hornet/Wasp spray I noticed my check-tire light was on.  Actually, it's been on for a year now.  Dealer tells me it would cost $205 to replace it plus labor.  Ha!  I can get four on them on line for $37.00.  But not the point.

I came home and checked the pressure in that tire.  Wild spread in the readings as much as 10 psi.  I trust the analog visual gauge the most now that my not working DC powered gauge has dead batteries.  Pressure slide gauge second from left probaby checked the air in my Dad's old 1932 Essex.

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Post  Ken Cook Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:44 pm

Interesting subject Bob and it has my full attention. I have several motorcycles which tire pressure checks are a standard prior to leaving the garage. Two bikes in particular have adjustable air dampening requiring low pressure gauges. I had a wonderful old gauge style my dad gave me when I was 16. He probably owned it for 20 years prior. I would keep it in it's pouch and always returned immediately after using it in the 2nd drawer down and to the right in my roller cabinet. Never once was it left out.

I went to use it last year and the damn dial broke inside. I was devastated. One you don't find quality like that anymore, and also the fact that I took so good care of it. However, it was probably nearing 50 years old or more.

Last year I bought a Flaig. These are stock issue for Porsche owners. I found a pic on the net of what I have which is everything pictured.

https://www.flaig-praezision.de/en/products/tyrepressuregauge

I bought this entire assembly for $40 on EBAY. I cherish this thing. Ken
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:24 pm

That is a big difference in PSI. Personally I prefer the analog gauges of which I have several, specifically ones that fit fully over the valve as opposed to the push on ones. Problem is there is no way to calibrate them and over time the rubber seals harden inside and they leak allowing poor readings.

Your best bet is to go buy a brand new gauge such as the one that Ken suggested and compare all of them to the new gauge. Anything more than +/-  2PSI difference should go into the bin.
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Post  Yabby Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:41 pm

On my race bikes I only ever owned the one pressure gauge and to me the issue was not that it was the worlds most accurate measured against some standard but that yes, it was a very good gauge, but I also always used the same physical gauge every time. That way I had more confidence my pressures were correct to my liking. If the gauge was out a bit, the idea I had was that it was always out the same amount and therefore I could trust it. Different tracks, atmosphere conditions, tire compounds, etc meant i used different pressures. even different suspension settings may need tire pressure changes.

My gauge was a dial gauge, should still have it somewhere, I bought the one I used after I had spent a day with the Yamaha factory team helping with tire testing and the factory race engineers told me what they used. I was only helping with the Tire testing as I was locally available rider who could do sets of laps to heat a tire up. lol! Not because they needed someone good. Lol.

Ive never really worried too much on my cars as Ive never had a performance type car. But I always keep my car tire pressures around the mark as it does impact tire wear and also safety.

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:49 pm

Thanks guys, tire pressure is a big deal with me, and I'm quite careful of them always following the manufacturers specs. I don't trust the check tire pressure light either. The indicator in my 2015 Honda Accord won't come on even with the pressure as low as 26 psi.

The check pressure light is on in both my 2007 Honda CR-V and my 2007 Nissan 350Z both now 14 years old and right at that age of life expectancy for them. I'm sure there is a slow leak in the Nissan's left rear, it falls to 26 psi from 32 within a couple of weeks but the dealer tells me it's the sensor. $800,00 plus to replace all four sensors is a non-starter for me as I check the old fashioned way every couple of months.

But, I do need an accurate gauge. Looking into your suggestion Ken.
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Post  dckrsn Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:26 pm

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Post  crankbndr Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:06 pm

I've used Joes Racing for at least 20 years, made in USA. At one time I counted like 26 tires I had. Im sure you have that many also.
https://www.joesracing.com/product/joes-tire-pressure-gauge/
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:18 pm

I ran a quick number in my head CB and came up with 28, 3 cars, two motorcycles, one tractor, 2 riding lawn mowers, and two ATV's. I may be off a couple. Adding all my tether cars wouldn't be fair or would they qualify. Smile

I like that gauge, easy to read on these old eyes.

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Post  dckrsn Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:01 pm

@rsv1cox wrote:I ran a quick number in my head CB and came up with 28, 3 cars, two motorcycles, one tractor, 2 riding lawn mowers, and two ATV's.  I may be off a couple.  Adding all my tether cars wouldn't be fair or would they qualify.  Smile

I like that gauge, easy to read on these old eyes.
What, no wheel barrow?
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Post  OVERLORD Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:17 am

I have only one tire gauge and I always use that one, so mine is always accurate.
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Post  KariFS Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:55 am

@OVERLORD wrote:I have only one tire gauge and I always use that one, so mine is always accurate.

That’s my method too Smile I have one of those that attach to the end of a compressor hose. Made in Italy... Nowadays the gauges at service stations are often broken or in a difficult-to-reach spot so I always check the pressures at home.

Let’s see, two cars with no spares but two sets of tires for each, 2 motorcycles, hand truck, wheelbarrow... that makes 15 tires. Son takes care of his KTM, and then there’s 3 other motorbikes that are not used. Plus three bicycles and a soccer ball, total of 30 lol!

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:25 am

@dckrsn wrote:
@rsv1cox wrote:I ran a quick number in my head CB and came up with 28, 3 cars, two motorcycles, one tractor, 2 riding lawn mowers, and two ATV's.  I may be off a couple.  Adding all my tether cars wouldn't be fair or would they qualify.  Smile

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Forgot about that. Smile

Remember roddies "Jackson" post?  I showed a picture of mine in that.

Found it:

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Post  Ken Cook Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:40 am

Interesting, thought about the cylinders. I have 4 V8's, 1 inline 4 bike, 1 single thumper, 1 V-twin. 39 cylinders plus the lawnmower making it a even 40. The single cylinder bike has been extremely cost effective, the 318 Magnum is closing in on 400K with no work other than timing chains, I'm on my 3rd one. Next high on the clock is the 318 LA engine which is nearing 275k only requiring 1 timing chain. The V-twin needed valve cover gaskets which required entire engine removal which took nearly 4 days to complete. They do indeed consume time.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:12 am

Sheesh, I forgot about chain saws.  Chalk up two more.  Catching up to you Ken.  Smile

Wait just a darn minute, forgot about four more.

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From my current craigslist ad.  Selling all my MG stuff.
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:16 am

Bob, I don't even want to count my hobby engine collection. The number would sound like a sickness.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:29 am

@Ken Cook wrote:     Bob, I don't even want to count my hobby engine collection. The number would sound like a sickness.

I'm with you Ken.  I stopped counting long ago.  I used to keep a list on the computer with date i bought it, price paid, and who I got it from. Ran pages.  No more, to much trouble.  

Quick snaps, got boxes up in the loft, mostly Testors, Wen-Mack, Ok Cub stuff to much of an effort to climb the stairs to take pictures.  Probably posted here some time in the past anyway. Sad

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But take heart, we are not nuts or alone.  I have internet friends with numbers in the thousands.

Edit add:

Found an old copy of my Enya Inventory.  Eight pages before i stopped.  Kim's name is in there someplace marking the .35 he sent me.  Started added "other engines" later.

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I started selling some of my Enya's.  Six at a time.

 From a recent ebay ad.  Buyer "smallengineman" related the cleanest engines that he has bought on-line.  Ought to be, probably most a mess when I got them.  Crock pot boils.  .09 thru .45

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Post  944_Jim Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:09 pm

Bob,

It is too late for the MG stuff, but do you still have the S-90?
Please adopt me...I promise the stuff will be appreciated and used by me.
lol!
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:12 pm

Bob, I have what I believe is a somewhat rare Enya. It's a Enya .45 6001. This is the plain bearing baldie. No head fins on this model. I believe it was introduced in or around 1962. It's a first edition for it's size. I need a venturi and NO venturi from ANY engine I own fits it.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:44 pm

@Ken Cook wrote:              Bob, I have what I believe is a somewhat rare Enya. It's a Enya .45 6001. This is the plain bearing baldie. No head fins on this model. I believe it was introduced in or around 1962. It's a first edition for it's size. I need a venturi and NO venturi from ANY engine I own fits it.
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You have something very special Ken, I have only heard of them, never saw one. If you could post a picture or if you rather PM me a picture.

Pages from Bob Allan's Compendium.

I do have a equally rare .29 Racing Special mentioned in the second part that Bob and I have had conversations about. He has forgotten more about Enya engines that I have ever learned. The guy is a walking encylopedia.

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:47 pm

@944_Jim wrote:Bob,

It is too late for the MG stuff, but do you still have the S-90?
Please adopt me...I promise the stuff will be appreciated and used by me.
lol!

Smile

My son has first dibs. Smile

I have been selling the chaff hoping to make it easy for him. Won't be easy selling all those engines. Why I am selling them in bunches.
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:17 pm

Engine is need of cleaning which I will do when I find out how well it works. Plier marks will be removed, unfortunately, this took a hit on the head and has a bit of a dent . This would make a terrific stunt engine.


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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:16 pm

Hmm stepped on my own post.


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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:19 pm

I like your attitude Ken. Use it! I would be tempted to clean it up and put it on a shelf. Thanks for the picture. I archived it. The .45 that I sold (pictured above) was the standard 6001 .45.

I check Enya's on ebay frequently and this one keeps popping up. From France $250 + 60 shipping. It's the engine that gets my attention, but i love the plane too. It's a .19, probably an off the shelf model 4004 but it has a ribbed exhaust which I'm sure is a cut off Enya muffler. I hesitate to buy because from France, what are it's chances of making it here in one piece.

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Hmm.........tool marks, probably should replace those.......

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"Le Bisou" plane with its Enya19 heat engine
Year 1965 length 55cm wingspan 71cm
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:09 pm

Vintage: model circular system
"Le Bisou" plane with its Enya19 heat engine
Year 1965 length 55cm wingspan 71cm
Very good condition and works very well


The Le Bisou connection.

Song from the Yalla Yalla album by the Sultans of String.

String - Control line - get it...............

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Long way for a connection but it's all I got.
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