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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How do you earn a living?
« Last post by WECSOG on June 21, 2024, 07:22:24 PM »
I'm a drugrunner. I sneak into a warehouse in an undisclosed location in the wee hours of the morning, then skulk around in an unmarked van dropping off the product at various pharmacies and hospitals. 
Still waiting for a cop to pull me over and ask if I have any drugs or guns in the vehicle. L@J
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today
« Last post by WECSOG on June 21, 2024, 06:50:12 PM »
Thanks! That's about what I expected to hear. I'll probably keep the N2s for now since they don't have many miles on them. But I definitely intend to upgrade to the HSR42, and look at the N4s later.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: A flintlock
« Last post by Captainkirk on June 21, 2024, 04:21:34 PM »
Nice touch, Mike!
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: A flintlock
« Last post by mike116 on June 21, 2024, 02:17:23 PM »
What was your faux case coloring process?

Strategic application of a pencil torch.   Barely heating some areas until grayness darken.  Then more heat in small areas for straw  color and even more to get blue.   Making sure it's just the surface getting hot enough to change color.    I also fire blued the lock screws.   
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today
« Last post by Captainkirk on June 21, 2024, 12:42:33 PM »
Somewhere I have pix of the stock Lightning (N4) cams compared to the N8s. If you want to see them I can try to dig them up
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today
« Last post by Captainkirk on June 21, 2024, 12:31:22 PM »
Yep, in total agreement on the Sportster engine. This one came with the Thunderstorm heads. I added Andrews N8 cams, Mikuni HSR-42 flat slide and the Buell Race Kit with race ECM, CF "ham can" K&N filter, race exhaust and header and some other goodies. You won't fall asleep riding! L@J
Would you buy those cams again? I only have N2s in mine. Wish I had gone with N4s. Still running the CV carb too, but I plan to upgrade when I put the new heads on it.
At times the N8 can be a bit much. They alter the stock power band from 2k-4.5k to 3k-6.5k so you have to keep the revs a bit higher. The stock Cyclone cams are very similar to the N4 grind. I highly recommend the Mikuni carb over the CV unless you are going to be changing altitude a lot. The "Keihin Cough" is all but eliminated even on full throttle dumps. You can use the Buell race ECM in place of your stock Sporty spark box. Plug and play.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today
« Last post by WECSOG on June 21, 2024, 12:16:05 PM »
Yep, in total agreement on the Sportster engine. This one came with the Thunderstorm heads. I added Andrews N8 cams, Mikuni HSR-42 flat slide and the Buell Race Kit with race ECM, CF "ham can" K&N filter, race exhaust and header and some other goodies. You won't fall asleep riding! L@J
Would you buy those cams again? I only have N2s in mine. Wish I had gone with N4s. Still running the CV carb too, but I plan to upgrade when I put the new heads on it.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: A flintlock
« Last post by Clydesdale4x4 on June 21, 2024, 11:28:51 AM »
What was your faux case coloring process?
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: A flintlock
« Last post by mike116 on June 21, 2024, 11:02:20 AM »
Right now I know nothing about this rifle.   I still need to polish the pan before I test it out.   I have everything I need....  4F,  3F, & 2F BP to experiment with.   Lubed patches and a couple sizes of round balls.    The agate flint installed now seems to spark quite well and have several more flints to try.   Hope to see how it shoots soon.   Time is all I need.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: A flintlock
« Last post by Clydesdale4x4 on June 21, 2024, 10:33:15 AM »
Mike, that is a great looking flintlock. I know very little about flintlocks. I've watched videos of them being fired. What I find myself doing is looking specifically at the delay before the chamber is ignited. Seems like an average of one second? That in itself is interesting. I've wondered how many on an average may not ignite. If it's windy out is there a chance of the powder in the flash pan getting blown out? I would love to shoot one someday.

Tim, a properly tuned flintlock should have an almost imperceptible delay. Too many people use a dull flint, the wrong priming powder, fill the pan too full, and bank the powder up against the flash hole creating a "fuse" effect rather than having the ignited powder create a flame front that goes straight through to the main charge.


https://youtu.be/a_mpBADFwLY?si=kBvQMndgNrZ73pb7

That video opened a rabbit hole for me, lol. He has couple videos on the flint.
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