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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Red Eyes

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Got this hot number from Jay for factory price. Ain't it a beaut?

Friday is fast approaching and I still couldn't find a decent source for a good TIG welder machine. Forget the Miller types, they're way off price. I asked it falls somewhere between $5000 to $6000. Although I did get a contact for springs, with what I'm planning for a custom made springer fork. That's good enough for me. I'll be shopping for tools over at 168 in Divisoria come weekend. My itinerary consists of having a tube bender machined for me, a lathe, an AC stick welder, a frame jig, and some drill press and a couple of other tools on the side.

Only problem now is the place I'm gonna stick these junk in. The place I have right now gets flooded when it rains.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sick Again..

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Poor Mandelbrot once again had to be hauled off to sick bay, this time due a snapped throttle cable - barely a month after suffering from a snapped clutch cable head. This time it was three inches from the nub. Guess it was that old huh? Looks like its still the original cable. After I got home I went about inspecting it and found another break in the line at the other end, it was an accident waiting to happen but I thank God for safely guiding me to where the crew from old PMATC came to my rescue. Good thing for these road insurance companies, and they come extremely cheap too. It's like having your own standby trailer in case anything goes awry.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Have TIG, Will Set Up Shop..

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As a tribute to my father I'm setting up my shop in his name: WillieStreet Choppers due anytime this December. I'm going to purchase my very own TIG welding unit, hopefully a Miller :) and a couple of custom made machineries to aid in chores such as tube bending. An English wheel would be an addition and a lathe. I don't really know how to use any of these. But I always tend to be the best at whatever I put my hands on. This will be hard but possible. I grew away from my father when he was still based in Japan and it was only a few years back that he made his home here, eventually selling his house and lot - the only thing he was left with - by my grandparents. Perhaps this is my way of bridging that gap and earning me back those years I never got to know my father.

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