Author Archives: Roy Bertalotto

AKITIKA Z4 Amplifier Kit Build

I had been reading lots of reviews on this amplifier kit offered by Dan Joffe who owns www.updatemydynaco.com and www.akitika.com . Update My Dynaco is exactly that. A source for all kinds of kits and parts to Update vintage Dynaco Solid State Amplifiers and Preamplifiers. AKITIKA is a site to purchase solid state amplifier and

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Buchardt i150 Integrated Amplifier

(This is a quick First Impression on a new type of HiFi amplifier technology … Much more to follow!) Like a kid at Christmas! Look what just showed up on my doorstep! Ordered on Friday…Here on Thursday! All the way from Denmark, through customs and here! Same day I ordered the GaN FET Amplifier from

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LITHIUM BATTERY HEATING PROJECT

My Pickup Truck has a Roofnest Falcon Roof Top Tent installed above the truck cap. Even though I might be camping far off the beat’n path, I still need access to electricity for charging devices, powering a portable refrigerator/freezer, running a diesel heater, and more. To accomplish this, I added a solar panel to the

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RECONING KLIPSCH FORTE II PASSIVE RADIATOR

I recently picked up a set of Klipsch Forte II speakers. The YouTube reviewers all rave about this speaker. Some suggest it is the best speaker in the entire Klipsch line. After listening to them for a few weeks, I’m inclined to agree! I bought these speakers for a very good price. They worked fine,

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Prime Weld 225X Power Switch Relocation

Don’t get me wrong. I love my PrimeWeld 225X AC/DC TIG-Stick welder. Simply a fantastic machine…..even if it cost twice as much. Selling for under $1000 with top quality build, accessories and warrantee…It’s the bargain of the century! But why on God’s Green Earth did they put the power switch on the back of the

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GARDEN TRACTOR TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION / JOHN DEERE 214

If you saw the other article I wrote a month ago about the TORO “Lawn” Tractor that I converted to electric, you saw that the “Operation was a success….But the patient died!” The little “Lawn” tractor’s transmission and tiny axles could not stand up to the massive instantaneous torque of the Motenergy ME1004, 13HP, electric

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Roof Top Tent…Solar System

Recently I replaced my “Soft” Roof Top Tent (RTT) with a smaller, “Hard” RTT. The soft tent was an “Overlander” from Smittybilt. The replacement is from Roofnest and I went with the lowest profile RTT on the market, the Falcon. There were two reasons for the move….One was the Overlander was a bear to fold

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RV Lead Acid/AGM to LITHIUM

A few years ago I installed a rather involved solar system in my Forest River RR19 Toy Hauler travel trailer. Back then, with a single Lithium battery costing over $1000 I decided to go the AGM (Absorb Glass Mat) route. You can read all about this project on another article here on my web page:

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Bore Guide For The 17hmr Rifle…$29.95

PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE!

When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire cartridge, they really hit a home-run! And the rifle manufacturers turned out a plethora of rifles to chamber it.

But unlike the 22RF cartridge, which many seasoned shooters will tell you, might never need to have the bore scrubbed, the 17HMR with its “real” copper jacketed bullet and its extreme velocity, needs bore cleaning often.

The problem is, no one makes a “proper” bore guide for this type of rifle. Most 17HMR rifles are nothing more than 22RFM rifles with a 17cal barrel. And many of these 22RF rifles have one issue when you try to use a standard bore guide that protects the delicate chamber edge and the bottle neck area of the chamber. A fixed ejector is in the way.

This little “shark fin” is right in line with the chamber and is fixed. It doesn’t move out of the way. Therefore the bore guide you might use for your centerfire rifles will not pass by and work in this rifle.

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