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Offline maury

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2019, 02:08:01 PM »
Ron, that sounds great.
Thanks a lot.

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2019, 09:52:17 PM »
 I have seen this show appear each year with a conversation about attending. I have always wanted to go to the N.A.M.E.S Expo, and thoroughly enjoyed the photos kindly taken and posted on our site. It must be some experience to show your own work and be inspired by the work of others.

This year the possiblilty is out of the question. I have been battling with Cancer now for over a year. Chemo has been oral and that allows me to continue in the shop since my brain tumor is not 
debilitating so far.

I'll be eager to see photos of the show again this year.

Enjoy!

Cheers...John

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 01:30:42 AM »
John , So sorry to hear as I know first hand what you are going through , you are in my prayers .Jeff

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2019, 04:27:57 PM »
Show floor and arena is ready for this week end, There will be a total closure of south bound I-75 starting  4/26 Friday 9pm till  4/29 Monday 5am. I-75 section that has been closed  for the last 2 years is open and smooth sailing both directions. It is clear from the bridge from Canada to Wyandotte

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 09:42:24 PM »
Well the show floor was filling up with exhibitors and vendors. If you are coming in on either Saturday or Sunday make sure you check the MDOT map of construction projects before leaving home Use the cone icon upper left corner on the map page as there is some week end only work and closures

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 02:34:05 PM »
Hoping you guys are having a good weekend at NAMES. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of the show.

Bill

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 02:04:43 AM »
Some of the highlights for me were the not so little demon V8. All dimensions were doubled. It is a monster and ran extremely well.

Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2019, 02:07:11 AM »
How about a teather car made from an iron.

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2019, 02:09:32 AM »
Black widow V8. Did not hear it run but it looks cool.
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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2019, 02:16:44 AM »
Smallest V8 spark ignition engine in the world. I do not know of another one with a smaller displacement.

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2019, 02:52:30 AM »
Steve,
It was good to see you and the other folks from the forum. I must admit I have never talked to so many people interested in this hobby wanting resources for plans, I did my best to direct them to resources I was familiar with. There was also a guy who had a little 2 wheeled cart with his own work, an air powered V8 and a V twin steam engine that was about 1/3 to 1/2 done. I was sort of blunt with him. "You are on the wrong side of this table." 🙂 He had this misconceived notion that he needed a bunch more engines to display. I said next year you come in the building go to the desk under the big clock and register and set up on this side of the table. I hope I see him next year! I took a lot of photos on Friday & a few more Sunday I haven't fired up the laptop since I left home and we are taking a liesurely drive home on Monday, I don't expect the opportunity to share any photos till mid week.
Art
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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2019, 10:09:39 AM »
Some of the highlights for me were the not so little demon V8. All dimensions were doubled. It is a monster and ran extremely well.

Hello Steve,

From your photo the engine looks like a work of art, I bet it sounded great. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2019, 12:22:59 PM »
I enjoyed sharing a table with Art this week.  The Joy engine and Coventry ran all day, but had issues with both the Grasshopper and Hummingbird that will need to be rectified back home.

I picked up the castings for the Green cutoff engine.  I'm going to the Henry Ford museum today to get pics of the example they have on display.

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2019, 01:00:43 PM »
Thanks, everyone for the pictures and descriptions!
Looks like it was a great show.
Maybe I will get there some year in the future.
 Scott

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2019, 02:21:48 PM »
Steve, it must have been nice seeing your little demon all grown up at 2x size. Thanks for the pictures. Glad you all had a good time at the show.

Bill