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#1 havlicek

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

     I got yer vintage go fast right here wiseguy.  17/24 on a vintage .007" lam stack with a Kirkwood com.  This one WILL dim the lights in Fresno, maybe even Perth!

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     I'll build a setup for it sometime, but just having it sitting around will motivate me sooner or later!
 


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

Now!  That's hot!  Dim the lights, that ones in the 'black-out' range!  Anxious to see what that arm winds up in, in regards to set-up.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

I thought you could not get 007 lams.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

I thought you could not get 007 lams.

 

 

I can't Eddie...these are "vintage" .007" lams.  This stack had never been wound or ground, and the com was NOS as well.  These things are a PITA to wind, but I've been staring at them for so long, I finally said:  "ENOUGH!", and did the deed.  ;)


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:25 PM

Will you have to put it in a 36D can with double-stacked NEOs?


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Will you have to put it in a 36D can with double-stacked NEOs?

Hi Brad,

     No way!  The arm will fit either a C can (preferably a vintage one with long mags as it's about a .480" long stack) or even a D can motor.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

Was just joking about the strength of magnetic field needed.  Will be watching to see how it runs!  Hope your camera has night vision due to dimmed lights!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

It would be a good idea to cap it if you have some caps. Old Kirkwoods and open winds are prone to doing a "quick snap". just a suggestion. It looks graet though.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Sweet 24 wire the magic wind!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:51 AM

It would be a good idea to cap it if you have some caps. Old Kirkwoods and open winds are prone to doing a "quick snap". just a suggestion. It looks graet though.

 

Jess

 

I may do that Jesse, even though it's not (*to my knowledge) a very "vintage" thing.  Even on this relatively long stack, the arm measures something like .024 ohms, so it's definitely way down into crazy territory.  ;)


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:59 AM

Sweet 24 wire the magic wind!

Yeah John.  There's something about a 24 that's pretty menacing just by the looks of it.  I recently shared an old Mura "Green Giant" advertisement, and those were available as a #24, among other winds, and I have a pretty clear memory of one of those hammering the bank at Roy Crawley's old place here on Long Island.  I don't know how long the motor lasted, but the memory has lasted for decades!  This arm blank has been around my "pile-o-stuff" for a while and that Mura ad is partly why I decided to wind it up.  The old lams are really tough to wind on with very little room, but once done, they run really well.

Here's the ad again:

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:56 AM

The hillclimb at Crawley's!! I remember it well!!
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

if they are a pita to wind, maybe a renewed appreciation for bob green and all those countless mura open arms that he wound.

 

also joel m, dan d, and all the other winders that wound such great looking and performing arms with this blank. especially

 

the 23 and 24 wire sizes.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

if they are a pita to wind, maybe a renewed appreciation for bob green and all those countless mura open arms that he wound.

 

also joel m, dan d, and all the other winders that wound such great looking and performing arms with this blank. especially

 

the 23 and 24 wire sizes.

 

They are a pain alright Brian, but at least some of that is me wanting to hit a "certain wind" in a certain way.  ;)  Still, I have nothing but respect for the old hand winders, and a good chunk of why I do what I do is because of them!


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

John,

 

Is that the arm you got from me years ago when we did that trade? Just curious.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

John,

 

Is that the arm you got from me years ago when we did that trade? Just curious.

 

 

I doubt it (*although I can't say for sure) since I haven't had it all that long.  Most any of the old .007" lam blanks I have gotten get wound and sold fairly quick for people who insist "it has to be period correct".  I *think* I've had this one for less than a year.


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