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#51 Pablo

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

Ready for the tumbler.  So far, it looks like the pans are going to fit the body like a glove :crazy:

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

:D :D Superb bandsaw skills Pablo! Those pans came out perfect! That is gonna be one sweet ride when finished :good:



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

Sir, that is a Cobra tongue modified to fit a Jet Flag, sitting atop a chunk of .063 brass strip

 

Thanks, I'll have to try that with the SCD ones I have.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

Bat chassis is done. Now, where did I put those doggone Jet Flags ?  :laugh2:

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:00 AM

Pretty work. 
This man has skills!  :good: 


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

Hi Jairus !  :)  Once I got the wheels on, I put it on the block for inspection and had zero clearance in front with the flag off the block. How in the heck did I use bad math and use the wrong jig wheels for 3/32 front clearance ? :dash2: After a minute of shame, I realized it's an ISO FRONT END STUPID !!! :sarcastic_hand: The fronts  were doing exactly what they were born to do, which is tilt up with just the slightest bit of resistance from the .032 spring wire.  Everything appears to be just like I planned it so far. :D :good:

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

She's coming right along beautifully Pablo. :good:

 

I'm not a "setup" or "tuning" expert but I've been spacing the guide flag down to hold the front of the chassis off the track at the desired clearance.

 

It would be interesting to hear how racers set up their ISO's, Diamond's and L-arm chassis back in the day. :)


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

I ran ISOs & "L" arm chassis in the early to mid-70's. I set both chassis types up so that the front wheels were about .010-.015" off the track surface. This was on an original Blue King. ISOs handled best using unlimited glue. The "L" arm chassis were run later using glue zones. I always thought a diamond chassis was a complicated way to build an "L" so I never built one. :)


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

"spacing the guide flag down to hold the front of the chassis off the track at the desired clearance." That's exactly what I did, it's perfect. Fronts will touch and roll just like a retro race car.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

I won't tell you how to set this car up, but in the day, we didn't "touch & roll" the fronts on ISOs or any other chassis. :crazy:


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

You probably weren't using foam rubber tires, either....


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:23 AM

I won't tell you how to set this car up, but in the day, we didn't "touch & roll" the fronts on ISOs or any other chassis. :crazy:

 

I don't get it Bill :umnik2: .... then why even have an ISO?

 

What am I missing ???

Other than a few screws, wheel collars and some pins on the floor.... :wacko2::rolleyes:  and  :shout:


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:52 AM

Back ITOD when I ran ISOs we set the car up so the fronts had .010 to .020 clearance at rest on a flat part of the track. Then during running when the car started to tilt in cornering the front tire would touch and lift the ISO and delay weight transfer.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:43 AM

 

I don't get it Bill :umnik2: ....

 

What am I missing ???

 

 

We ran those chassis as a tripod rather than a quad with a guide flag. :to_become_senile: Who designed the Owl Chump ISO? :unknw:


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:57 PM

I thought we had already discussed it was Al Chuck (Owl Chump) . :shok:


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

Pablo,
Keep in mind Bill doesn't have all his wheels on the ground when he runs them. :o


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

Jairus Watson painted Batmobile pilot:

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:16 PM

Looks like he means business :good:  Can't wait to hear the track report of this beast :D



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

Once I pinned the body, I realized this monster needs a third mounting tube on both sides to manage the weird side skirts. So I got that done today.  Then she needed a short re-tumble.  I've always been afraid to do like Mike Steube and tumble with front wheels on; today I held my breath and tried it. No problemo, the tires are exactly same size as before, clean as a whistle, and are still attached to the rims ! :)

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

Really neat side shot Pablo :good: Must admit the sound of tumbling with front wheels on is very :shok: :laugh2: Glad all went well :D



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:47 PM

Thanks Paul :)  Slowly but surely learning this new camera...... Once the car is complete, I'll get serious and break out the tripod :D


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:52 AM

Motor braces and lead wires ready to go. Rear wheel width ended up at 3.60 ! ("Holy Cow, Batman")

Total weight will be 136 grams. Next step: motor installation. Should be a piece of cake.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:48 AM

You left out the doggies! Didn't they help? :laugh2:  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

They cannot be distracted from security duties :crazy:


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

Okay, they were sleeping. :sun_bespectacled:


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