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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

You're welcome. Mobil Oil is now part of ExxonMobil Corporation.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:54 PM

Roll bar plan changed slightly - to 1/8 OD aluminum tubing.

Doug will be installing his own driver, so I simply made the bends and left the ends long.

He will adjust it according to the driver's needs and secure it however he wants :wink2:

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

Finally got some 5/32 tubing :) and made a "U" brace

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

The beginnings of Doug's jaildoor Iso-Fulcrum center section.

Rails bend slightly inward at the motor hole, same as a Cox Cuc

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:14 AM

Little bit of wiggle and a little bit of lift/droop - is all ya need

 

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 05:19 PM

Azary motor EB holes tapped for 2-56 brass machine screws

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:16 AM

Jaildoor cockroach chassis, 57 grams

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

Very nicely done Paul. Do you have a trick to control where the solder stops, as on the out-riggers? Nice 


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

Very nicely done Paul. Do you have a trick to control where the solder stops, as on the out-riggers? Nice 

IMO, there are a lot of tricks, but also knowledge, skills, wisdom and good teachers, in the construction of these jewels...


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

Thank you :)

 

I do have tricks I use to prevent solder from going certain places,

but I do not use anything special to stop the capillary flow between rods.

 

In the case of the outriggers, I simply hold them on the block in a nest with a finger and solder in 3 places.

The solder stops flowing when I remove the iron. If they look "uniform" as far as solder flow, it's just experience and practice.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

Assembly - piece of cake. Drivetrain test - very sweet :good:

Balance point is midway between the axles. Overall weight will be about 118 grams

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:24 PM

The "Pablo" tag fits on the guide tongue.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:59 PM

:laugh2: I like to keep you guessing, Bill. What would you do without me?  :laugh2: 

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:26 PM

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W@@W!!! STUNNING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:48 AM

Nice, but now its left side heavy, what were you thinking? :)


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:00 AM

:laugh2: I like to keep you guessing, Bill. What would you do without me?  :laugh2:

 

 

I'd use my $12 Dremel engraver. Using it doesn't add weight to upset a chassis' handling, never will fall off in a crash, & places my name on the chassis where the body isn't needed to be removed in order to see it.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:  Actually, I doubt Doug will ever care where the "Pablo" tag ends up. Like me, he doesn't have any local tracks either. :)  If I were building a competitive race chassis, I'd use a tongue other than the WRP. At .032" brass, it's a weak link. I got two of them from GTPJoe years ago when he closed up shop.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:42 AM

Nice, but now its left side heavy, what were you thinking? :)

It will go through the "Lead on" on a King track like a bat out of hell :laugh2:

 

"I'd use a tongue other than the WRP"

If he bends it, I'll double it, no charge, how 'bout that? :D


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

Looks great Pablo!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:56 PM

Thanks Miko :)

 

Car assembly is complete

-Body holes punched, Koford pins bent

-Prime braid, vintage Parma brass flag clips, vintage lead wires

 

(note to Doug, the conical acorn nuts are cosmetic only - they are secured to the ends of the axle with CA - if you ever need to remove the wheels to re-rubber them, one of them needs to be twisted off before the wheels can be removed. This is why I will not secure the right side acorn until after the track test on 4 August, in case adjustments are needed)

 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

Done, ready for testing 4 August.

The gold paint I have doesn't match the motor for touch ups - maybe Doug has the original paint to do it

 

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Driver and roll bar will be installed by Doug. I did the competition stripes "my way" :)

 

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External decals and trim tape were given 2 coats of Mop n Glo

 

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:34 PM

Track test results, perfect. Easy, predictable handler, very stable, no bad habits.

Powerplant has plenty of beans and brakes. Good match for the car. Fun to drive.

Azary motor was dead cool temp after about 20 laps :good:

 

I'll clean the tires, glue the second acorn nut to the axle, and it's in the mail to OK.

Doug can touch up the can paint, and install the driver and roll bar.

My job here is done :D

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:51 AM

Gracias amigo! Es muy excelente!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

You are welcome! :victory:


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