I am thinking of a 6.5hp rear drive.

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Ok So today i was going to make a stop at my local harborfreight to pick up a new 10" tire for my trailer. Dont get the cheap 4 dollar ones, dish out some extra cash dor the more expensive ones as they last longer and have better tolerances. I mean when i welded the cheap ones bearings shut so when i install it it wont just spin on the shaft but bite against the ground at 60mph, it wobbled back in forth and yeah thats unacceptable at 60mph.

So i was going to bike down there but i somehow had a flat in my main bike, which got free from the junk yard. So i took the 2nd bike, the one from the 66cc engine project, which i havent used in 1 year and biked it down to the train station, took the train down 2 stops, hid from conductor/law man and then got off and started biking. Unfortunately the pedal crank assembly fell off midway and left me miles from home. Found the bolt laying on the ground and it was stripped and bent. Tried to reinstall and bang my shoe against it but the extreme torque from 130lbs * 1/2ft kept on popping it off. Reminder this was a bike being worked on and had issues that werent fixed, but took a chance. I was 8mi from home... So i ran the bike back to the station, pants kept on almost falling down, barely made the train by seconds. My hardhat fell under the train when loading it on, as this station had no platform so i had to quickly reach and grab it, luckily not under the wheels or anything. And then hid from the conductor for 2 stops. Unfortunately, i couldnt run that far as i was confronted by them via announcement on speaker that bike was blocking some walkway and something else. Guy thought i had gasoline in the tank, supposedly cant bring gas on the train, this was a old 66cc project, so i unbolted the engine and left the tank on before leaving the house to reduce the weight. Luckily, he didnt ask for ticket and i stalled him talking about motorbikes. If i got kicked off at the next stop, i would have been 5mi from home with a broken bike and would need to walk it home which would take like 2 hours. Seemed like a cool guy. He remebered when they still had them back in the day and told me a story or two and then i got off.

So the end of the day, i wasted 2 hours to try and get a part, but got nowhere. Better luck next time. Hopefully i can check this project off as done soon.
Now just watched turbo, old nostalgia i guess b.c last time i watched it was when back in the day when i was like 10. Kinda funny that it relates so well to my struggle with this pusher trailer bike and my old 66cc bike project. Its prolly now one of my favorite movies. BTW if u guys need a free hulu account w/ hbo or live tv, let me know... i get them for free have 1000x of them.
 


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yo. #necromancer is here. im baaaackkk from vaction so stay tuuuuuuuuuned ??!! muchos gracios....
 

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Here it is. Deisign change. The pillow blocks have been moved to the bottom so the frame is higher off the ground when I install the tire.
The welds are stick and look good!!! A little wavy but it’s an ashetical thing.
 

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Cut a cross section of one of those welds man. Put two same size plates of the same exact metal into an "L" and weld along the joint then cut it in half and check for penetration and root gap.

It seems like it is allll on the surface, looks like virtually zero penetration. That won't hold much strength!
 

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Cut a cross section of one of those welds man. Put two same size plates of the same exact metal into an "L" and weld along the joint then cut it in half and check for penetration and root gap.

It seems like it is allll on the surface, looks like virtually zero penetration. That won't hold much strength!
i actually grinded in a bevel, i think it has penetration it was 6011. It was STICK. I am gonna put this on the welder forums and have them be the judge. https://weldingweb.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=6
 

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I got the green light from the welders forum!!!! So no FTPUCK, it will hold. The link is in the previous post.
Ok so like i said the projects was real slow and i just finished SATs and my mom wouldnt let me work in shop b/c "Need to do your SATs"" Despite the fact that i tested 1380 on psat this year, ya know those asian parents are crazy, "you should really aim for a 1500" like WTF. Also, i typically have a government style work ethic so my projects get delayed, but this isn't that bad of a thing b/c i might join the NJ transit train engineer program which is government owned (parents would be like nooooo bro, they have no idea) right out of HS and maybe skip college, and they pay pretty well, stable hours etc..... The idea here is that I would save 4 years of time and save up from my decent salary to open my own business relating to building crap. i know the median salary (idk if it counts benefits) for them is 120,000 + 30,000 overtime (https://townsquare.media/site/385/files/2018/10/NJ-Transit.jpg), mind u this is a GED/ Highschool Diploma Job.
Heres what we have so far.
 

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good progress,, yes take Care of school stuff,, it'll be with you the rest of your life, regardless of job, money, bikes, hobbies. doesn't get easier to learn skills or anything the older you get!
I messed around until I was 24, wanted to make money and have fun but if I'd buckled down right outta H.S., I'd had more and better opportunities. 6yrs of fun cost me abt 25yrs of struggle to get ahead
 

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good progress,, yes take Care of school stuff,, it'll be with you the rest of your life, regardless of job, money, bikes, hobbies. doesn't get easier to learn skills or anything the older you get!
I messed around until I was 24, wanted to make money and have fun but if I'd buckled down right outta H.S., I'd had more and better opportunities. 6yrs of fun cost me abt 25yrs of struggle to get ahead
heres my scenario. I go to this magnet skool, that specalizes in medicine, one of these tough schols you have to test into like stuvescent. We have many courses like anatomy physiology that gives us rutgers university credits. And most of the kids, id say 100% go to college, and they all study etc and freak out about low grades. I will say i "bucked down" in 9th grade, but hacked the system and i just coast, but still have good grades and really solid sat scores that can get me in really good schools. The thing is that i dont have 2 much motivation, i used to or perhaps still want to be a mechanical engineer or power engineer, but then i found out that the trades/njtransit pay close to the same as these 4 year degrees. I know a lot of 1st year EE just from being curious and i know how to calculate the strength of beams and the formulas in the machinery's handbook. I would do fine in college, but i feel like it might be a waste of time. So i am not sure whether i would actually get a degree then.... Also, like i said, i eventually want to have my own buisness, and i know a degree isnt going to help me there.... About better oppurtunities. I believe that theres always a "way out" and even if u did not buckle down in HS, it would not cause you 25 years of struggle, u just have to think outside the box and also be lucky. I remember, there was a potatio peeler salesman who sat in the middle of NYC on a busy street and sold potato peelers, and he made a million dollars a year and had a penthouse etc... I know that youtube videos with adds make 7,000 dollars per 1M views on average. MTA is always hiring GED positions for like 25/hr at the lowest. THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY OUT, even if you "screwed up", but i believe that by not buckling down in HS, it helped contribute to your personality/ideology in a positive way perhaps, which was inevitable and actually supposed to happen.
 
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