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Old 05-24-2017, 06:56 PM   #351
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And... off it goes. Congratulations.

I have been waiting for the day this would happen. All those involved with this need a great big cheer and a pat on the back, and a one-handed clap from the zen master. If I was there, I'd buy the pizza.

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Thank you!

Fixing a gas leak at the moment around one of the fittings. The quadricycle was left overnight with a full tank of gas and it leaked all over the shop floor. The woman in our department ran around in a complete panic. I simply had our shop-tech Ryan clean it up with soap and water...uggg...it was no big deal but you know.....

Anyway, other than that we will continue to fine tune the engine, check for leaks, check for loose bolts, and overall just make sure it is safe!

Keep checking in...more pics and videos to come.
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Fixing a gas leak at the moment around one of the fittings. The quadricycle was left overnight with a full tank of gas and it leaked all over the shop floor. The woman in our department ran around in a complete panic. I simply had our shop-tech Ryan clean it up with soap and water...uggg...it was no big deal but you know.....

Anyway, other than that we will continue to fine tune the engine, check for leaks, check for loose bolts, and overall just make sure it is safe!

Keep checking in...more pics and videos to come.
Great that you got to this milestone of the project done. The fact that it runs and loois almost complete means you are about half way done.
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Here is a video of our Mechanical Engineering Technology students rolling the Quadricycle from the second floor machine shop, down the hall, down the elevator, and out the shipping/receiving door.

Many things have happened the past few weeks. I was tightening a fitting on the gas tank and tore the damn thing off...it was brazed and I apparently torqued it too much...my fault. So we used the water tank instead and it worked great. We had a lot of trouble with the original carb design...and for safety reasons decided to try something else for the time being. The carb was machined perfectly...but we just could not get the mixture correct.

One students brought in his dirt bike carb, machined an adapter, installed the carb, and the engine ran great....non stop!!! And nobody took a video

Anyway...things are slowly moving forward!
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Our Ford Quadricycle engine running off gas for a minute and a half! It's still only firing off one cylinder...very frustrating but it still runs strong. I've got a compression leak in the intake valve and have replaced/rebuilt it twice and it still leaks past the valve.

Anyway...the students have worked really hard to get it running this good...enjoy!
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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Went to old car festival last weekend. They had the real quad on display. Thought of you guys. 75% of the cars there were 100 years old.


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