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Miss Shilling's Orifice
« on: January 08, 2010, 06:04:09 PM »

I had a look around on the internet today, and I found this.





..and then I found something interesting. You know that weird washer you yank out of your new PHBG right away?


Well, turns it it was useful at one time or another.


We all know that our carburetors won't work when you turn them upside down. In WWII, British aircraft had this very problem when they tried to fly upside down or nose down very quickly, exposing the carburetor to negative G's. German aircraft, which were fuel injected, didn't have this problem, and proceeded to whoop up on the Allied numpties. Along came this chick, Beatrice Shilling, who must've been a total babe, because she was an aeronautical engineer that raced a Norton 500. One day, presumably while in bed with Mr. Shilling, she had a great idea, and started putting weird washers in the aircraft that would trap enough fuel to allow the engine to continue to operate at full power during brief instances of negative-G. This was called "Miss Shilling's Orifice", and it was shaped like a perforated cupped washer, then stuck under the carb jet. This is all entirely true and not altered in any way.

We've got our very own Orifice in our PHBGs, designed to trap fuel when you're hitting those gnarly jumps (Mike and Kenden), to keep your engine from seizing from an overly lean condition. Most people take this little piece of metal for granted, but I LOVE my little orifice. Except not. Because I bought a Dell copy, and didn't get one. Bummers.

And that's where babies come from.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:37:00 AM »

but I LOVE my little orifice.

That's what he said?
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 12:42:46 AM »

but I LOVE my little orifice.

That's what he said?

That's what Kenden said?
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 12:59:56 PM »

She kinda looks like a dude.

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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 02:17:51 PM »

I'm sporting wood.


But not for her. I think it's mostly the bike.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 04:23:52 PM »

holy shit, is that a Bing?
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 10:36:33 AM »

I'm pretty sure it's a bing, those are lelu wheels, and thats the new 80cc vespa motor. haha.

no headlight, wtf?! she can't race safe!
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 01:38:40 PM »

I RESTORED A NORTON JUST LIKE THAT!!!! Its my lover, in mah garage. I also restored a 1961 matchless g12 csr, which I sold to rebuild the above pictured norton. I sold it to a guy in England, and it's now hanging in a calendar on my wall.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 01:44:40 PM »

i love this thread
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 01:55:28 PM »

I am tired. Just in general.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 07:32:52 PM »

me too. i went swimming for a long time today because it was hot and there were babes around.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 08:09:58 PM »

I think she's hot, from the knee down is damn sexy (up from there totally wiggs me out...) i want the front end of that bike too.
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010, 08:52:20 PM »

hahaha good luck! I had to replace that whole front end on the one I restored... almost cost me $1000 by itself

exactly how many times are you going to tell us you restored it?
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010, 09:05:05 PM »

Idk I think the pic at the top of this topic represents the inner mechanisations of my mind at this moment
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Re: Miss Shilling's Orifice
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 11:16:20 AM »

nice frida kahlo brow
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