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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    The real tragedy is that there is no one in the next generation to pick up the ball and run with it.

    That certainly is a tragedy. Skilled specialists are already scarce...going to be hard losing another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdndewey View Post
    That certainly is a tragedy. Skilled specialists are already scarce...going to be hard losing another one.
    Don't bury me yet, Dewey!

    I am already buried with demand.

    ....Cotten
    PS: I made the tombstone with my computer, but it was pretty hard on the printer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    PS: I made the tombstone with my computer, but it was pretty hard on the printer.
    Cotten, did you bubble test that tombstone first? Could be why the printer had trouble! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    Cotten, did you bubble test that tombstone first? Could be why the printer had trouble! ;-)
    Doh!

    I just kept kicking it.

    Back to the State of the Art: With my benches already swamped with overdue chores, a fellow who disappeared out-of-touch for a year resurfaces wanting his half-dozen G Models, as if I had continued with them thinking he was perhaps 'pushing up daisies'.
    With many, many hours into them already, I stalled after subbing out ~$400 in welding. The welds ain't pretty, and I didn't sit down to carve on them. With other things to do, it was cutting my losses. Which brings us full circle to the looming skill-gap for the industry: All of my trusted TIGmeisters have died, or getting close to it.

    If I send them back rough and un-useable, I won't get paid. If I spend several weeks on nothing else, the bills won't get paid, and they still won't be complete.
    (I had hoped to R&D G Model float replacements, but reconstructing this venturi slide seemed critical at the time.)

    The double-whammy is that "reproduction" hardware is most often pitiful.
    As much as I like helping good people, I fear I must now tell folks with cobbled Tedd Linkerts, and ebay-hero atrocities, that they are on their own.

    Just call me an "a-hole" like they do on the tribal forums...

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    SERIOUSLY!

    I mean it, so Folks should stop calling me,
    Not only because I don't have the energy, (and can't hear on a telephone anyway) but Liberty would be soon ruined by the overwhelming demand.

    If you are not on my books, its only floats and maybe manifold services at large, ... soon to be: 'maybe' for all 'new' accounts.

    If I had a crew on hand, it would be different.

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    Sorry to bring this to the forefront again, but... Its getting out of hand.

    Once again, Liberty can only honor float and manifold requests from new accounts,...

    Don't get upset with me, especially on the phone, just submit your carburetor service requests from an established account that I know will pay me.

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    tom, how do I know if I have an established account? sorry for a probably dumb question.

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    Nuklhd!

    Just send me a PM with your real name and address (I can never remember from web names....), and if you are in my postal address files without a red flag, you are "established".
    But you will have to be quite patient with any carb requests, as The Schebler Wars have me shell-shocked and gun-shy.
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    Sorry to bump this thread Folks,

    But Liberty is still backlogged with overwhelming demand.

    Only manifold services and float requests can be honored in a timely manner,

    Thanks for this valuable forum,

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Don't forget, Bill,...

    You are an 'established account.'

    ....Cotten
    PS: The real tragedy is that there is no one in the next generation to pick up the ball and run with it.
    As a reply for the next generation picking up the skills, how can we when the prices are so high because of the 401k cash in's. This hobby is now for the top percentile. The only old bikes the younger can afford are the shovelheads. The rest has already faded out of reach as far as we are concerned. I am a degreed Industrial Engineer with over ten years experience being a plastic injection mold maker that pulls in a decent wage and can't even find a decent chief that would pull in almost half my years salary.

    I am just about ready to design, make the patterns, castings and machine my own air cooled four cylinder engine. At least I have the time and means to do that.

    It is very ironic that the people who want it carried on ar the same people that put these bikes out of reach in the first place and that are moving them out of the country. So, the old hobby will indeed die with the older generation.

    As far as the guy who screwed Cotton over, pull his membership as well as the guy who used his pictures that is now making money with them.
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