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Posted May 27, 2016 - 08:49 PM

BOH is looking good. 


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Posted May 28, 2016 - 05:07 AM

I could be the new belt is grabbing the painted pulleys better that the old one. Especially if it is a tad wider.


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Posted May 28, 2016 - 05:59 PM

Someone commented that if I install the belt guard (like on Hulk Ii) it may work. I'll try this this evening. Way too humid to do anything outside. Been working on the remaining parts that need to be silver and black. Should be able to work on the tins later this weekend, after I mow again.

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

OK I put the belt guard on. I think it is not so much a guard but rather a guide. Any how it solved the belt problem.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Well, after all the issues yesterday I finally was able to work on BOH's rims. They are coming out well. I'll install the valve stems and zerk's next week after the 3 coats of paint hardens.

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:36 PM

Valve stems (correct size) are installed. and I am letting the cat out of the bag.

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:40 PM

Here is the LED R&D I am doing for BOH, and where I am at with it. I was searching for the proper drop resistor and think I found it. 10 ohms at 5 watts. Calculation and experiment shows things stay relatively (can touch it) warm with this. At 12V a set (4 LED's) pull 0.25 amps at 3 watts. at ~15V still 0.25A at 3.75 watts. I am looking at running 4 sets (8 LEDS). All I need is two 10 ohm 5W resistors which I can get local.
So the LEDS came from a failed 240V street lamp. Once dissembled there are multiple two LED segments mounted in aluminum chassis with focusing lenses. The back side is potted with a soft rubber compound.  I plan to install them in the headlight lens and keep the original 1157's in place. (Still working out the mounting options, but I don't want to modify the original lens too much.) I ran them at 14.84 volts, and straight off the battery for over an hour or more each. Both need the resister to keep things from melting down and both have good light output for the tests.
More to come.

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:09 AM

Those light things up.



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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Thanks, Instead of getting messy with epoxies I tie wrapped mounting screws to the LED's. This should work and only take 1 hole per LED. I have locking nuts and washers to attach them to the reflector. I picked up some 10 ohm / 10 amp resistors for the return circuit, and soldered longer leads on the LEDS. (When removed they are only around 1/2 inch) Double heat shrink and tested with a 9v battery. Installed the switch in the dash (through the 3/4 hole plug). Will be using grey wire (red and black) on the inside for the second circuit. I will install a OEM fuse holder (5A) that I will tap off the hot side of the solenoid.

Oh, and the rims are done.

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:25 PM

Too humid to work on the skin tonight, so I decided to add the additional wiring for the LED headlights. These will run direct off the battery. I will use a 4A fuse as the wire I am using is a smaller gauge to fit the connectors. Tomorrow I plan to modify the headlight reflector (drill 4 small holes to mount the LEDS). A test should be able to be done this weekend.
Oh, RED is fixed, I need to level the deck then I'll be able to use him again once the flood resides.

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:54 PM

I really don't think you're going to like those LEDs mounted for the shine back in your face but that's just me
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Posted June 02, 2016 - 10:02 PM

I really don't think you're going to like those LEDs mounted for the shine back in your face but that's just me

Not quite understanding ??? They will be mounted behind the lenz.

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Not quite understanding ??? They will be mounted behind the lenz.


It was a joke in the pic they are pointed backwards
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Posted June 03, 2016 - 07:39 AM

It was a joke in the pic they are pointed backwards

Thanks, I was thinking too hard and missed the punch line. While testing these there were times I was seeing spots due to the brightness and I would definitely have issues if they were shining back in my face.

 

I had to look at the picture for a while, that is white paint under the reflector. sure does look like a LED is under there.


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Posted June 04, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Head lights are finished, can't wait to see how well these work at night!

I drilled some small holes in the light shield for LED mounting and wire routing. The OEM light sockets are fubared, so I had some off a Murray (I think) that I re-wired to fit on here. Lined and painted the reflector. New connectors all around. Front and back views. I went with 10 ohm - 10 watt resisters, they don't even get warm. All 8 LED lamps draw a total of 0.5 amps.

 

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