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#51 Jairus

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

I LIKE it! :clapping:

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

Nice Paul!

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Nice build, Pablo! :to_become_senile:

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

Super!
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:49 PM

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :good:
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

Thanks, guys !

That was only a "Bill's Special" cleanup with soap and brush.
Wait 'til she comes out of the tumbler after 12 hours tonight ......
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

Wait 'til she comes out of the tumbler after 12 hours tonight ......


Are you taking that thing to bed? :crazy:

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:53 PM

I am working alternate days and nights now.. this week, it's days.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:18 PM

I learned a new trick:
Solder in the bearings as soon as it comes out of the tumbler.
That way I only have to wash it ONCE :)

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

Shine on you crazy diamond! Looking good bro!

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

Cool little machine.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

WOW!!!
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:11 AM

Assembly.

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:54 AM

Something about an all brass rod chassis, just looks so COOL!

Nice one Pablo, Have fun!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:46 PM

Some close-ups for Mopar Rob; I know he must be out there, lurking in the shadows :crazy:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

Very nice.
Brass always looks fantastic.
Are you going to tie the rear side 'pans' together to stop the hinge pins from disengaging with the centre section?
It looks like it is only held together at the axle tube.
:huh:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for asking, Steve :)
This pic shows the rod that ties the back end of the body rails together. It snakes under the bracket, and bends up at 90 degrees to connect with the ISO hinge wires.
On a "normal" chassis where the main rails are at "ground zero", this would not be possible.
Since my main rails are elevated, it allows this.
Can you see it, Steve ?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Gotchya Paul. Thanks.
I should have gone back to look at the earlier photo's. :dash2:
I knew you would have it covered some how.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:09 PM

No problemo, Steve, it is confusing, nobody knows that better that me. :dash2: :laugh2:
To my knowledge, no one has ever built a floppy plumber ISO with vertical rails.
So it is virgin territory.

Thanks to a little help from my friends, I removed the original "Mura" sticker from the can, then re-applied it to the finished can using double sided wing body tape. It was a little worn and wrinkled before, and it is the same now. :)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

Everything is coming along great my friend :good: .

Onward. :)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

Pablo, the can came out looking nice! What color is the endbell?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

Some close-ups for Mopar Rob; I know he must be out there, lurking in the shadows :crazy:


I'm here :good:
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

Endbell is a black Mura, Bill.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

What is the "history" (in a nutshell) of the one hole vs two hole Mura can??
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:51 PM

Almost done.

 

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:58 PM

Gorgeous!

The car too! :)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Thanks Mikey !

My work here is done, now it's off to Oregon to get a new interior before it goes home to the Great Lakes :)

 

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

before it goes home to the Great Lakes :)



Hey, I live by a Great Lake. Does that mean I should eventually be looking in my mailbox? My guess is probably not? :D
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

Rob, you can get almost anything you want from me, except for this Mercedes. :laugh2:
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:41 AM

Hmmm? I also live by the great lakes of lake Erie
Maybe? Christmas is coming early?! :)

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

Hi Brian :laugh2: No. :laugh2:

I thought I would explain my theories behind this design. That way, you can decide if I'm on track, or completely insane :crazy: The inspiration for this design comes from a combination of my previous F1 painted by Noose, studying endbelldrive's floppy ISO, and a Eurosport chassis that PdL posted somewhere recently. The flag/motor/drivetrain was straight and rigid, and the body mount system was free to wiggle left and right as it wanted. There is a fair amount of side to side slop when you grab the flag and wiggle it back and forth. Some here have theorized that drop arm slop is bad. First of all, my experience is, a little drop arm slop makes no difference in handling. Second, this is actually not a "drop arm"......it is an ISO. Note how my design makes a straight run of the main rails from rear axle to flag. The motor/main rails/flag/weight are rigidly connected and there is no slop there. The slop is, the body rails/front wheels can slop back and forth a little in relation to the main assembly. In other words, the body and front wheels in this design, are merely riders and are allowed to wander a little. The main assembly is basically a tripod; 2 rear wheels and a flag. This design worked VERY well on the Noose F1 and it will work here also. Only difference is, this car had room for floppy outriggers, and a full blown ISO. :D

That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it. :)
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:44 PM

GORGEOUS!!!!!!
A Stunning work of Art!!

I still ask the question:

What is the "history" (in a nutshell) of the one hole vs two hole Mura can??
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

From what I understand Tom is that it is because of the magnetic field. Some back then felt that a thick skinned motor created a better more complete magnetic field. So if cutting holes in the can reduced that field... less holes would be better.
It wasn't, only more heat as was proven eventually. And better magnets only beheld a better magnetic field.
It was an experiment, nothing more. But it makes the Mura one-hole can more rare than the two-hole.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

I also live by the Great Lakes. Drop in anytime!
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

I knew you were lurking here, Gary :laugh2:

I found some info on the history of Mura, but it does not really explain the "why" of a single hole:
http://slotblog.net/...-b-and-c-story/
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

Nice Mercedes Paul and Jairus.
It will be a nice addition to a collection.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

Car is 100% done, final photos:

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

:sun_bespectacled: :good: :good:
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Posted 28 May 2016 - 02:05 PM


Envies; to say the lest. Great thead ! See you next Sat.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

Alas, this car must be auctioned off now with all of the other works of art Pablo has built for me.

Thanks, Pablo


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

:D  You are welcome, Sir :D


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