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Old 08-01-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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Cool Website

Hi guys, I just found your website. It's very cool. You guys are like the Scream and Fly of Europe.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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welcome aboard mate!!
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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Thanks, I love it when you guys come over and visit Scream and Fly so I thought I would come over and say hi.
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As a part of the initiation onto this site you have to tell us a secret, a good one too. So, how'dya weld them top pins dude?
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Welcome dude.
I just got off the phone with Jay Smith a minute ago. He builds a great engine. It most likely has my pistons in it. He does all his repinning with me. How do you like it?
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As a part of the initiation onto this site you have to tell us a secret, a good one too. So, how'dya weld them top pins dude?
Ok, itís a Laser Welder. Anything else applies too much heat to the piston changing its shape.
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I just got off the phone with Jay Smith a minute ago. He builds a great engine. It most likely has my pistons in it. He does all his repinning with me. How do you like it?
no it hasn't dude, he sent them to you but you drilled one and found someone had already tried before so it wasn't possible. I had to buy a new set
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Ok, itís a Laser Welder. Anything else applies too much heat to the piston changing its shape.
I was joking dude, half expected you to say something like "very carefully"

I kinda thought it would be some sort of laser though!!!

If I ever get my act together I shall be sending the pistons from my 260 over to you for top pinning, don't hold your breath though
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John, welcome to boatmad. Bizarrely enough, we were discussing you & Jay Smith at our video night last night - how much of a coincidence is that. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
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no it hasn't dude, he sent them to you but you drilled one and found someone had already tried before so it wasn't possible. I had to buy a new set

I remember those pistons. Someone had tried to drill a tiny hole down through the original pin and pin the pin, so to speak. I could see the welds on the tops of the pistons so I milled down very slowly until I found the other pin. The problem was if any metal is left when removing the old pins it will come loose and come through the top of the piston. I had never seen anything like it before.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:23 AM   #12
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John, welcome to boatmad. Bizarrely enough, we were discussing you & Jay Smith at our video night last night - how much of a coincidence is that. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Thank you, I just stumbled upon this website while doing a Goggle search.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:30 AM   #13
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I was joking dude, half expected you to say something like "very carefully"

I kinda thought it would be some sort of laser though!!!

If I ever get my act together I shall be sending the pistons from my 260 over to you for top pinning, don't hold your breath though
I know you were just kidding. I am not as protective over parts of the process as I was when in the beginning. So many people have tried and failed over here is the US that I donít have much competition if any when it comes to top pinning.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:21 AM   #14
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Hey John,
glad to see you over here too, your expertise is always welcome and appreciated.

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Hey Fish, did you get that A48 chip I sent you?
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Hey John, yes, it came this morning. Thank you for taking such care in packaging too, it arrived safe and sound.

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Donít worry about what Tripp says on Scream and Fly about HP limitations with a 39-lbs. fuel regulator. I make 360 HP on an A48 at 9600 RPM. That is the chip I chose to race with in the F1 Mod-U class. You wonít have any problems.
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Donít worry about what Tripp says on Scream and Fly about HP limitations with a 39-lbs. fuel regulator. I make 360 HP on an A48 at 9600 RPM. That is the chip I chose to race with in the F1 Mod-U class. You wonít have any problems.
Thanks John, you were reading my mind.
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John, what can you safely rev too on 39psi? I did ask Jay but he wasn't sure.
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11500 RPM with the A48. The ECU drivers are mad to handle 11500 on the A48 curve. 56 lbs. was designed for better fuel atomization but on the dyno there in no HP gain with 56 lbs.
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