G'Day from Aus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DIYMark, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. DIYMark

    DIYMark Member


    I came across this forum while trying to read everything possible on the net about the ZBOX 80cc engine. Turns out this is the best place for these discussions and I also learned that my kit thats in the mail is called a Happy time engine! WTF where did that name originate from? Who invented it lol

    Anyway, I reside 10Km out of Hobart and what made me get a HT was the ongoing thought of putting an engine on a mountain bike. I tried (well thought of) using a brush cutter engine and a worm gear box from a wiper motor but in the end it would be cheaper to buy and use a HT engine as it is.

    I guess thats enough from me for now :rolleyes:

    Oh and as my name suggests I am well equipped at home (mill, lathe, mig, etc) so I should get some decent mods done on my HT.

  2. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Welcome Mark,
    Looking forward to seeing some of your mods.

  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day & welcome to MBc.
    HT was coined by our former Admin & is still in use today...infact it seems to have become a universal expression on MB forums.
    Happy Time/Unhappy Time.......depends on your point of view at the time. :D :-x
  4. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Welcome, lots of Aussies here, you'll like it.
  5. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Welcome. Have a good spring and summer downunder!:grin:
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome -- have fun here on site and as you

    ride that MB thing
  7. DIYMark

    DIYMark Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
  8. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Welcome Mark !!
  9. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    Welcome to our Forum.I seem to remember that Hobart is in Tasmania.Used to be a penal colony,I think.Discovered by the Dutch explorer Abal Tasman,sailing East he missed the southcoast entirely and came upon T.I've been to NSW&Queensland,but not to the South coast.Tasmania looks like a hilly windy place to me.There's lots of info to be found here,but takes digging though,the search engine is not the greatest.Quite a few Aussies too.The HT engine design allegedly originated in the UK and somehow resurfaced in China.Quality rather suspect &highly variable.Lots of rebuild info to be found&worthwhile heeding.