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#51 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:35 PM

You do beautiful work building, and you do an excellent job of documenting your projects in photos.

 

Thanks!


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:44 PM

Now we know why you had 12 brass rods for the five rails per side. :)


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 09:37 PM

Thanks, Eddie, for appreciating the amount of work involved. :)

 

Mentor Bill knew I was going to screw up some rail bends, and I did. No crying in chassis building.  :laugh2:

 

Took it out of the jig for a short breather.

 

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 07:04 PM

Finally starting to look like a Jail Door. Rail joints are still only rough tacked for now.

 

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

Once I had the body mount tubes on, I went back over the unfinished joints.

 

Now all I need is a drop arm and it's ready to tumble.

 

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 07:58 PM

.065" OD stainless hypodermic tubing hinges the drop arm.

 

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I reduced the OD of the brass tube center section from .0945" to .093" so it would clear the center body mount tube a little more.


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 02:15 PM

Drop arm is done, BBs are soldered in, ready for the tumbler.

 

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 02:25 PM

Looks good, Paul!


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 03:19 PM

Thanks, Jairus. Should look much better in about seven hours... :)


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 03:35 PM

The chassis looks good! :good:


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:10 PM

All shined up.

 

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

I wonder how this chassis would handle compared to the Cukras sportscar? The same? Better? Worse? :heat:  Nice job on the drop arm. :sun_bespectacled:  

 

I saw Phillip Niyazi logged in here last week. I'd like to see him chassis building.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

Thanks, Bill.

 

I think it will handle similarly to the Cukras, if not better. It has some slight strength advantages, like the wire braces and a wire rail. Also has a redundant third mounting point for the body. The way Bob installed his drop arm weights will be an improvement for sure.

 

On mine, I took the liberty of soldering the outer bracket wire brace to the second rails as well as the tubes. I can clearly see in the photos Bob didn't do it. Any time something has the ability to do double duty I'll take it. So I planned that brace to kiss the rails on the way to the bottom of the tubes.

 

I found a generic replica Champion sticker for the motor and applied three coats of hi-temp engine clearcoat to it.

JK 7t steel press-on pinion is ready to meet the Weldun 35t.

 

Bob used a higher gear ratio (and presumably the extra drop arm weights) than his competitors to allow for a hump in the Kansas City track. According to the article, this was the key that allowed him to stay in the slot and take the win.

 

He used a 34t, I only had a 35t. My motor is probably lots more HP than he had so hopefully it will be "right."

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:40 AM

Very nice, Pablo! :good:


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 12:35 PM

Pablo,

 

Those red American tracks were car killers. Undulations on the main straight and launch ramps out of the banks destroyed a large percentage of the fields.

 

What was even worse, most had power that toasted motors in a couple of heats. That's why back then very few people would finish the main in one piece or finish at all.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

Thanks, Rick.  :good:

 

Tony, mine only has to do is a few laps around a smooth King.  :D

 

Can't tell what color donuts Bob used from the black and white photos, but they definitely weren't black. So I chose tan.

The hard rubber on the Cobra fronts cracked after truing, so I found a new set of Phase III Cobras and mounted a pair of EJ's #15's on them.

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 04:08 PM

I am sure they would be blue or gray during that period. Tan will work. LOL.

 

Chassis looks great.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 04:35 PM

Pablo,

 

Just hold off on the tan tires and order a set of blue donuts from AutoWorld... oh, wait... it's not 1968. :laugh2: 

 

Like Tony said, the tans will be fine. I've used orange donuts on cars that should have blues because we do the best we can.

 

Onward! :good:


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:00 PM

The oranges and tans I have are working well in testing. The few blues I have instantly start shredding. I'll use them on low-powered cars.  :D

 

She passed the drivetrain test with flying colors and the body mounted perfectly.   :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

Ready for track test this Friday.

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:46 PM

Beautiful!!!

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:27 PM

So pretty!

Needs lettering on that body though. Send to me or Noose.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

This car came out nice! That body should be easy to pick up went out on a track. I won't comment on the missing numbers because Jairus beat me to it. :) But I was thinking black or red. :dance3:


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

Thanks.  :)  Let me wait and see what whoever ends up owning it wants for body details.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 07:34 PM

Lookin' good.







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