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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

Its been a long time but i remember a story involving Philippe and Jack-in-the-box "restaurant" i still find the story inspiring, I drive a small hyndai accent with manual transmission and can hardly see over all the SUVs and pickup trucks around Ohio


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

Questions, please:

-Why was the forward pan hinge tube made so long? Aesthetics? No prevent a gap where air could enter?

-Capt. Rick, how far did both your hinge wires extend inside the tubes?

-What is the function of the straight piece of wire atop and between the forward pan hinge tube that extends rearward from the 90 degree bend of the forward pan hinge wire, back to about the chassis midpoint? To stengthen the hinge tube? It surely has a long enough solder joint to make it strong, eh?

-On the race car, were all 3 pin tubes used on both sides, and why did Joel feel the need for 3?

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:57 PM


-Why was the forward pan hinge tube made so long? Aesthetics? No prevent a gap where air could enter?

Strength. The front hinge was always the one you tore off in a wreck



-What is the function of the straight piece of wire atop and between the forward pan hinge tube that extends rearward from the 90 degree bend of the forward pan hinge wire, back to about the chassis midpoint? To strengthen the hinge tube? It surely has a long enough solder joint to make it strong, eh?

For strength on the front hinge


-On the race car, were all 3 pin tubes used on both sides, and why did Joel feel the need for 3?

I’m sure he used all three. Again those 40 minute full glue races with these lead sleds tore up a lot of stuff on a high power king. Lots of money up for grabs at the time so you needed to finish to win.
 



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

Thanks Tony :good:  I'm good with all that.

And I'll bet Rick didn't go any further in with the hinge wires than about 1/2" on both sides.

 

Interesting to note how the chassis were being made stronger as the motors started getting really wild.....


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for your help Tony. :victory:

 

Pablo, in the original pictures I was sent of Joel's car all 6 pin tubes are used to hold the body on.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:05 PM

Motors were getting faster and glue was getting thicker.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

:good: Thanks


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