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#1 Pablo

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

Finished December, 2012:

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Here's how it all started:

 

Here is my plan for the Lucky 13 International Proxy.

 

Body: Choti #5 

Chassis: twin wire rails, fully plumbered pans, Swiss Versabracket with Brackagra brace.

Motor: Demon

 

The bracket is jigged for a .825 OD wheel to provide .063 clearance.

 

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Pretty does not live here. 

Strength is the priority.

 

Tinned .047 wire braces and Parma oilites. There will be no gear or rear end problems. :D

 

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Ready to go, in the Rick's Jig:

 

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Sweet! Just have a few micro dots of ghosties and away you go!!


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Funny you should say that, John, I am fixing Burritos as we speak :laugh2:

I am mixing Old El Paso salsa into my Taco Bell beans, tortillas, with pablo guacamole.

Good night :)


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Pablo,

You are on FIRE! And I don't mean with salsa. Keep up the great effort, you are an inspiration to us all.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Thanks, David ! Coming from you, it means a lot !!! :dance3:

 

I had a little time tonight to work on my Choti. Tinned a pair of .063 wire rails and tack soldered them to the bracket.  The long chunk of .063 by 1.00" brass is merely a spacer here.  Heck, you can still see the price tag and bar code on it ! :laugh2:  The set of inner wire rails is cut long, and will be trimmed for proper length later.

 

I included the ruler in the last photo because I'm still undecided about the exact wheelbase and guide lead.....

 

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:44 AM

Paul, thanks for the build photos. Please keep them coming. I'm always inspired seeing people's work. Can't get enough of brass, wire and solder. I am looking forward to seeing how this one develops and seeing what tricks you have up your sleeve.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Thanks Al. I'll be in high gear tomorrow night hehehehe :smoking:


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

I am with Al,

 

I find it very inspiring to see other people's builds and I appreciate the time they take to make photo's etc, to share with us.

 

If nobody did that i would not be where i am at now and i would not be building brass chassis etc,

At first is seems very daunting and you have no clue what to do or how to start.

 

People like you keep this hobby alive and inspire others to take the leap to the Dark Side of slotcars  :victory:


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

OK Mr. Jaaak, I'm in a "building mood" tonight :laugh2:   I purposely misspell your first name in jest, because you are a good guy.

The front chunk of .063 brass is cut and trimmed.  It measures 1.0" by 1.1"

Rick Thigpen taught me to angle the edges and cuts to allow the solder to pool for a better solder joint.

Dennis Samson taught me that these brass sheets are NOT FLAT, and to use that to my advantage.

 

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

Chicagoland Tongue and front brass chunk, tinned and ready to be mated, via minitorch.

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

Holyquacamole Lookin good !

The Old El Pablo build show is on...  :good:

So far it's Next Big legal ... oh wait, the plate must be 1 x 1"  :laugh2:


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hi Bob . 

 

Who gave you permission to enter my diurnal world ?

Just kidding Bob, as always...... :)


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:06 AM

Chicagoland steel tongue attached to the brass chunk.

10 thou lift, and centered.

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Not too concerned with beautiful joints; just need perfect alignment.

This is a race car, not a "shelf queen" :D .

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

Looking good!  :good:


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

How thick is that brass front plate? Is it .0625"?


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Hi Bill :wave:

 

See my post # 11

It is .0625


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Thanks! I had only gone back as far as post # 12 looking for it. :laugh2:  It looked like .0625" in the post # 15 photos.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

I've been thinking about making a .015 "shelf" mated up against the .063 chunk, to make a home for lead weight.

But I decided against it, and made the chunk 1.1 long.

A 1/2" piece of lead will fit nice to the rear of the tongue.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Mike Steube inspired the front end.

 

BUT  Mike said, "never combine piano wire with brass rod".

I break that rule all the time.....

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Plumber hinge tube is nestled in between the front axle uprights.

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

I like that idea of placing the plumber hinge tube between the front uprights. It might have some applications on retro chassis as well. :)


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

In any front end collision, I'll probably win :laugh2:

 

That hinge is not likely to break :crazy:


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