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Microcosm M90- BBBBLOOOWN UP, SIR
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:51:02 pm »
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Sadly, the first thing it did was blow the compression oring out. I have a few spots to touch up and buff in, but I'm overall pleased with the result.
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Re: Microcosm M90- BBBBLOOOWN UP, SIR
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 01:34:24 pm »
well daaaang Benny, didn't you class that up a bunch, love it Sir !
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 02:01:29 pm »
Thanks, Bruce. I'd like to line it out, but as bad as my hands were shaking I decided to sleep on that. I was also contemplating a logo transfer of some sort on the tank...but for now it is a bit more to my liking. The longer lower base seemed to make it a bit more stable on the table as well- and I added rubber feet to help it stay in place. All in all, it is a fairly straightforward and easy engine to work on. No real special tools or anything needed. If somebody likes tinkering I'd say go for it.
I wondered if anyone has done an exhaust-maybe with a rain cap- on one of these? Would the longer pipe lead to to much backpressure for that tiny carb?
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Re: Microcosm M90- BBBBLOOOWN UP, SIR
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 03:00:43 pm »
Nice!  I've been planning to do the exact same thing to mine, just haven't gotten around to it yet.  I thought it would look really good in red...

For mine, I'm also going to add a piston drip oiler and key the flywheels.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 03:37:26 pm »
That turned out nice Benny - makes it stand out in the crowd ........well done!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 05:45:15 pm »
Nice!  I've been planning to do the exact same thing to mine, just haven't gotten around to it yet.  I thought it would look really good in red...

For mine, I'm also going to add a piston drip oiler and key the flywheels.
Good ideas. I'd thought of maybe also adding Oilers for the crank journals for kicks. I hadn't thought of keying flywheels, that is a top idea
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 05:46:59 pm »
That turned out nice Benny - makes it stand out in the crowd ........well done!
Thank you, Larry. I needed something to do that was more or less stationary. Blew my dang back out moving ballast for the RR.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 06:18:07 pm »
Benny, that is a huge improvement.  My favorite color no less.  Love it.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 06:26:47 pm »
Benny, that is a huge improvement.  My favorite color no less.  Love it.

Roger
Many thanks, Roger. I mulled on olive drab for a moment, but the small size of these really begs for a bright color.
 
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Re: Microcosm M90- BBBBLOOOWN UP, SIR
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2019, 10:45:25 pm »
Looking great Benny! I have seen both a longer exhaust and with rain cap on youtube, will have to see if I can find them again...
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2019, 11:08:00 pm »
Great work Benny.

Should I send you mine? 🤠



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Re: Microcosm M90- BBBBLOOOWN UP, SIR
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2019, 01:27:21 pm »
So first off I've got to say - that title of this thread would make any Bill Murray fans smile.  Thanks for that!  I had my M90 torn down to like yours recently.  I wish I had thought to paint it like you did - beautiful job!  I'm thinking I'm going to have to tear it in down again and fix that oversight.

Nicely done sir!
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2019, 03:31:15 pm »
Looking great Benny! I have seen both a longer exhaust and with rain cap on youtube, will have to see if I can find them again...
Thanks, Nick...I think I found the one you were talking about. Seems to run fine. That might go on the list of mods too
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2019, 03:34:01 pm »
Charlie, as they say around here, "If'n y'ant to".

Just pick the color. I settled on Guards Red only after trying every color I had.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2019, 03:41:41 pm »
So first off I've got to say - that title of this thread would make any Bill Murray fans smile.  Thanks for that!  I had my M90 torn down to like yours recently.  I wish I had thought to paint it like you did - beautiful job!  I'm thinking I'm going to have to tear it in down again and fix that oversight.

Nicely done sir!
Thanks for the kind words. I had a few boo-boos, but luckily they are hidden. You should hop right in and slap some paint on yours. All in all mine was only down Labor Day weekend. If I had replaced the o-rings when I put it back together, I wouldn't have to tear it back down...

Glad somebody caught the Murray reference! I was starting to worry that the whole forum was nothing but heathens. You should check out the documentary Bill Murray Stories.
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