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#1 Pablo

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:34 PM

Finished September 2009:

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Here's where it all started:

Parts prep:
All parts on this car will be brand new.
First step: motor break-in.
Brand new IRRA-legal sealed Pro Slot 4002B comes out of the package.
A dot of oil on both ends of the shaft, then connected to the power supply. 3 Volts for 15 minutes, very cool and smooth.

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Parts gathering:
Koford axle and M235 ball bearings
Red Fox flag
JK factory wheels and tires front and rear
TQ flag clips
7/27 gears

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

Pablo emailed asking me to start a new thread for his build, unfortunately a little thing called work got in my way of starting it :angry:

All proceeds will go to St. Jude Childrens Hospital and information about obtaining raffle tickets can be obtained HERE . Winner need not be present to win.

Chassis kit has been sent to Pablo. Assuming his mail service is better than mine, he should receive them tomorrow or the next day at the latest?

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:58 PM

I got it, no problemo ;)

Now where is that doggone minitorch ? :laugh2:
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

So when are we going to start seeing the build?
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:32 PM

C'mon, everybody knows I build slow.

I start seven days work tomorrow. Then seven days off.

If you want this thing done in a day, I'm the wrong guy. :o
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:41 PM

I know, slow but meticulous. Whoever wins this chassis will have a very well built chassis and car. :)

BTW: Just having a little fun with you :laugh2:
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

Having fun with me, eh ? :acute: :bb: :beee:
I knew you were just doing your Mike Patterson imitation. :laugh2:
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:04 PM

Pablo...

How are the dogs? Can't wait to see the build.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:12 PM

Pablo, don't let them bug ya. The body for that car may take longer. :laugh2:

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:27 PM

Haha, yeah, Joe...

I think the mechanic has it much easier than an artist...
Engineering is measurable, observable, and correctable.
As an artist, you must always be wondering, does this look right, or not?
The only yardstick the artist has is the public opinion, which can be fickle.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:14 AM

I knew you were just doing your Mike Patterson imitation.

What am I getting blamed for now?

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:53 AM

The only yardstick the artist has is the public opinion, which can be fickle.

Boy, you got that right... :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:52 AM

This is only to show the workmanship for the raffle.

I strengthened the JK hypoid motor bracket. It doesn't really need it, but it makes me feel good.

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The chassis pieces supplied were very precise. Ten minutes of filing and sanding, and they are ready to go.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

Looks good, Pablo. Nice job of strengthening the motor mounting face.

Just think I knew you back when you didn't know which end of a soldering iron to use. I do know you figured it out rather quickly, though. Have the scars faded yet? :rofl:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

Looks like some of Pablo's mini-torch work. :laugh2:
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:29 AM

That thin bead of solder between the bracket and the 7/32" tube is a thing of beauty. :)

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:59 AM

Yes, it is and definitely was done with the mini-torch.

I gotta pay Pablo a compliment. When we first met a few years ago, Pablo didn't have much soldering and scratchbuilding experience and as is my wont, I mentored him as much as I could (I didn't have much choice, as he wore my butt out with questions! LOL!). He listened well, worked really hard to improve his skills, and asked very penetrating questions. Out of all the guys I've assisted, Pablo has progressed the fastest and now he's a hell of a builder. It was fun for me to be able to help someone who was so focused on learning and improving.

If only he didn't look so much like Uncle Fester... :laugh2:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Hi Ray! Hi Mike! :D

Good to know someone is watching.

One thing people may not know is, the dimensions on the JK hypoid bracket are so precise, I don't even need jig wheels.
The tube fits perfect and is in exactly the right position to allow the motor to sit level. The rear of the car will clear .050" using .8125" wheels. New wheels out of the bottle that mike about .830" give enough clearance for lots of practice time plus being legal for the race.

Cheater says I look like Uncle Fester, well at least I'm in the black and my car runs. :laugh2:

Mike, that 63/37 has awesome capillary/osmotic properties. :on_the_quiet2: I use 63/37 when I need it to flow at a lower temp; works like a charm.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:05 PM

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Pssst... Pablo... you gotta start over again... ya built it upside down! :crazy:
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:16 PM

Just say "I love your axle tubing strengtheners" one time, and I will return to Mexico, never to return :laugh2:
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

I won't say it because I WANT you to stay around!

And, I am watching... :)

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:51 PM

Just say "I love your axle tubing strengtheners" one time, and I will return to Mexico, never to return.

I can't stop myself... I love your axle tubing strengtheners! :D
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

Holy mackeral, Foamy is watching!
I saw a car with a Foamy chassis in Alabama once. It won, of course. I look and I learn. ;)

The main rail was pre-bent, but I spent an hour prepping it; tinning with silver solder, tweaking, sanding smooth, and making it perfectly aligned and flat. Note: no clamps are used in the jig... the parts are made to fit perfectly, no need to force them.
I spend lots of time making sure this is so. Sure it's easy and fast to clamp the parts down on the jig, but when the car impacts the wall, SPROING, the parts go where they wanted to. Pablo cars don't sproing.

I spend lots of time aligning, using my digital calipers. Tolerances for critical areas (axle tubes, motor bracket, etc.) are +/- 2 thou.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:36 PM

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Very nice :clapping: :good:
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:45 PM

Geez, Pablo, that's the cleanest solder work I've ever seen. :good:

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