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BaldieJr
12-01-2007, 07:37 PM
i'm replacing the engine in my honda with something a little 'hotter'. i didn't want too, but the old engine was just done for and an 'upgrade' was cheaper than replacement.

i'm not a car nut. i've never done this sort of thing but i have to tell ya i'm having a lot of fun with this little motor. the thought of rebuilding the old motor is more than a little enticing.

what do you enjoy besides il2?

my project:
http://lh5.google.com/email.ashworth/R1IV55Jb7kI/AAAAAAAABvE/7G_sk_Otjp8/DSCF1782.JPG?imgmax=800

GAU-8
12-01-2007, 08:26 PM
several of them actually..

. building Gundam "perfect grade" 1/60th kits
. collecting 1/18 scale aircraft
. drawing/3d animation

.kinda like you, buildin/rebuilding,but motorcycle for cheap stuntin' practice

. "flatland" BMX trickery

.ARMA,
. and PC case building. (see "frag-box" thread)

but the new baby, and wife prevents me little time to get to all or some of them lately.

Loco-S
12-01-2007, 08:46 PM
got the complete set of construction and assembly blueprints for the Fieseler 156, now Im looking for a place to start making the jigs for building that puppy, I may end up making those puppies for a living.

stugumby
12-01-2007, 09:21 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
I have no life outside work and this sim, so more power to you if you can squeeze it all in. I used to be a fanatical model builder of armor kits all in 1/35th scale, but alas i shake a bit and no more modelling. Would love to learn how to build new computer etc but afraid to try as parts cost so much, one mistake in model tank is go to parts box, but computer is way too expensive for discovery learning for me. havent messed with mechanics other than routine car owner stuff. but one must have a hobby etc.

Hydra454
12-01-2007, 09:41 PM
I enjoy hunting and all things outdoors when I'm not meandering around the virtual skies.Just this past weekend I went hunting and bagged me a nice buck with my Mosin http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Gotta love them WW2 firearms.

Good luck with that engine rebuild project Baldie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Outlaw---
12-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Next weekend I will be replacing the garbage Holley 4175 carb. currently mounted on this 34 year old girl...

http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette01.jpg

The new carb will be a 750 CFM Rochester which is what she carried off the assembly line in October of 1972 (which makes her a '73 model).

Hopefully the new carb. will improve the 8 mpg the numbers matching 454 cubic inch big block...

http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette03.jpg

is currently getting. In the future is a new rear spring (gonna replace the worn out 7 leaf steel spring with a plastic one that was first used on the 1976 model) and a set of 8 slot aluminum wheels that also made their debut on the '76 model. They tried to get the aluminum wheels out for the '73 model but they had problems with porosity.

I also plan to put a 6 speed manual transmission in place of the Muncie M21 4 speed close ratio transmission. This should also help improve gas mileage without sacrificing performance. I'll hold on to the Muncie just in case I ever want to return her to original specs.

--Outlaw.

GreyFox5
12-01-2007, 11:15 PM
I assembled this Nixie clock this summer... Going to build a custom clock soon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/Nixie/DSC00150.jpg

Covino
12-01-2007, 11:42 PM
Playing electric guitar and messing around with my bike I've modified cafe racer style
http://upload7.postimage.org/139875/Photo_0028.jpg (http://upload7.postimage.org/139875/photo_hosting.html)

MEGILE
12-02-2007, 02:14 AM
I know nothing about engines.

How goes the sailing BJR?

DuxCorvan
12-02-2007, 12:15 PM
I listen to 200+ years-old music. This is my last purchase:
http://accel6.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/39/87/30/atenaide.jpg

stathem
12-02-2007, 12:51 PM
I used to do plenty of tinkering back when this :-

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/Me1995.JPG

was my game.

Ten years on, I now have a very strong aversion to lying on my back in the wet and cold, covered in Hypoy, trying to fix broken cars. And a two year old, who takes up so much of my time that I couldn't do it even if by some odd chance I fancied getting back into it.

BaldieJr
12-02-2007, 01:05 PM
dang. nice vette, nice clock, nice bike, and vivaldi is one of my own guilty pleasures.

sailing is on hold till spring. my last outing was frustrating. i blame the boat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

icrash
12-02-2007, 01:33 PM
When I'm not working and the weather is cooperating, I do the photography thing. It's a nice way to get outdoors and go exploring.

249th_Maico
12-02-2007, 01:37 PM
Yeah, I did a lot of work to this. 179hp on the Dyno. This is Losail. Moto GP and World Superbike visit us once a year. By the way, NICE BIKE Covinohttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1229/1305965134_37b862bbd4_b.jpg

Choctaw111
12-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I got back into drawing recently after not having done it in quite a few years. I like model and RC planes also and I have a few. Of course, for those of you that know, I really enjoy woodworking as well. I also love engines and fast cars. I was just racing some jerk (who was driving a BMW X5 4.4i) who cut me off on the Turnpike last Sunday. I was a little perturbed and wasn't going to let him get the satisfaction so I stayed glued to his bumper, on a clear stretch of highway, and got up to 120 mph real quick. He looked upset as he was getting off at the next exit about a mile down the road that he couldn't pull away from me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Guess he doesn't have the ultimate driving machine after all.
I also used to collect butterflies and moths. I still enjoy watching them, I just don't go out of my way to get them anymore.
Another thing that I greatly enjoy is playing the organ. I enjoy playing classical pieces. Bach is my favorite composer and he wrote some great things for the organ. There are two pipe organs (two manual) here in my small hometown that play very well.
I used to play the guitar but I have a hard time with my hands now, and do not play very much at all anymore.
I am always about trying new things that might appeal to me. I always enjoy learning something new.

VW-IceFire
12-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
i'm replacing the engine in my honda with something a little 'hotter'. i didn't want too, but the old engine was just done for and an 'upgrade' was cheaper than replacement.

i'm not a car nut. i've never done this sort of thing but i have to tell ya i'm having a lot of fun with this little motor. the thought of rebuilding the old motor is more than a little enticing.

what do you enjoy besides il2?

my project:
Which motor is that Baldie? I see the obvious Honda logo and VTEC logo on there but I'm not good enough to guess which engine that is specifically http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What are you putting it into?

BaldieJr
12-02-2007, 03:40 PM
thats a D15B going into a 93 del sol. my first experience with vtec.

i love the car. we've been together a very long time. i doubt i'll ever get rid of it.