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Since 2006 is the start of the "JohnnyB Decade" I thought I'd kick things off with a new thread...JohnnyB's Way Whacked Frishizzle.

I know most of my racing buddys spent Thanksgiving wondering....hey, just what is JohnnyB having for dinner, what's he watching on TV, I wonder how I can be more like him...and most importantly...I wonder what JohnnyB's doing in his shop that will lead to further defeat and humiliation for me next year.

You can see what I've been working on in the shop here:
http://www.jrbranson.com/showandtell.htm

http://www.jrbranson.com/showandtell.htm

It's a tubing expander. The dies machined out of 4140 steel are almost finished. The tapered drawing die still has to have the 4 degree taper turned all the way down to the small OD....I ran out of travel on my compound slide.....so I'm waiting for a lathe dog so I can turn it between centers using an offset tailstock. The 8 segment expanding die is done, it has a 4 degree taper turned on the inside. Method of operation is obvious, I'll have to setup hydraulics to pull the draw die through the expanding die. Still a few more components to make...but it will be a nice winter project and will be very helpful for doing exhaust systems.....assuming it works.

Ok... back to your meaningless insect like lives.
JohnnyB



Edited by - jbranson on Nov 25 2005 3:20:28 PM
 

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Hey johnnyb all that nice work and no turkey greasy finger prints very nice...but its sort of looks like a Fartbag plug,,ah haha I crack myself up too!!

PS what is that going to do for you over a store bought one is it small ,I do know most retail ones are for automotive exhausts.
ok Im Going ..Im going, back to my miserable life..

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Well....for one thing store bought "ones" cost about $6,000.

This is a true "swagger" that actually expands the tubing...not a cheesy piece of crap that can barely staighten thin wall tube.

Find me one that will expand 1.125" OD 16ga tube for less than $500 and I will stop working on this pain in the ass project.

And yes it does look like a fartbag plug....an added bonus!
JohnnyB
 

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hey I know if its out there you would find it ...hope it works ...well more then once...
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I'd say the odds it will work right the first time are about 100:1.

If they do work....I'll call it "The Fartbag Expander"

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re: t.s.a. corsa 2006

just received the w.m.d. parts in the mail.

i'm down in the secret lab stripping useless parts off the "donor" motor, grinding and welding away on the chassis, and hailing satan while smoking reefer and drinking copius amounts of gin.........

just waiting for a powerful thunderstorm to complete the conversion.

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA ALL OF YOUR TROPHIES ARE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(still funny)

tex "t.s.a. cult president and member" mawby
 

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i think he got a sex change to lighten uo his load

mt

just kiddin... i know your are a sensative hippie.
 

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johhny b,

i hope this clears up any confusion i have started:

t.s.a. = team super awesomes (website coming as soon as i figure out how to write code)

w.m.d. = weapon of mass destruction (new racebike being built for 2006 race season)

pictures, doubtful......... highly secretive development. certain parties such as c. marsh, joe clancy pants, and aaron "i didn't invite tex to daytona" phinney cannot learn of this diabolical weapon which will terrorize paddocks all along the eastern seaboard.

i predict that i will be eating a lot of victory pancakes in 2006 as cooked by my bitches marshall, phinney, and clancy pants.

i'm off to the lab as i just got some more gin.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ALL OF YOUR PANCAKES ARE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(still funny)

tex

-easy does it there mr. tanner. no need to get yourself entangled in this crazily confusing and confounded culinary controvercy.
 

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tex

i was just trying to entertain your complex brain. i have been spending lots of time comming up with new ways to thrash myself at the local skatepark. there is a nice 7' capsule bowl 40 minutes from me. quite fun. good luck with that motorcycle.

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Here was I spent all day making.

http://www.jrbranson.com/showandtell.htm

Item on right is a copy I made of the part on the left...with enhancements of course. It's a Cam Drive Pin for a 1957 Bridgeport J-head milling machine.....after I make another one I'll have my milling machine back.

And no it's not made from a bolt...it's turned from a solid bar of Stainless.
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JohnnyB, That's a pretty good penny, how long did that take, and what's on the other side?

FR
 

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the capsule is at a park called skaters edge in taunton mass. north from new bedford mass. we usually skate tuesday nights and friday nights. your friends with j fish in sf and the razo's in nyc. i grew up skatin with them all in upstate ny/ vermont. boston has a good scene.

later
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Small world.
I used to ride for JAH(!) WAAAY back. VERY small world.

I'll have to make the trip sometime for a sesh....
....and perhaps to purchase some of this glass everyone is going on about. Got anything for a cb450?

If you're ever in the NYC area hollah.
and JB, I know the thread got sidetracked a bit but, saratoga realated at least!

BORN TO LURK, FORCED TO WORK.
 

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i ran into todd koch in minnesota in 2001. it was funny seein him after 12 years or so. way small world. i was friends with toma. straight outta cohoes.

been in mass since 97. doing my thing

i will hit nyc this spring once my wife is feelin better. your fancy bowl is kinda low key. is it on the same street as vespa soho??

no biggie. used to skate bennington all the time. now just hit up providence, groton etc etc... we used to have a ramp in chinatown boston for like 4 years. now we hit up tauton durring the winter.

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matt, where was the ramp in chinatown?? just curious.

jc
 
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