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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 09:12:17 AM »

Wayno, wow, great test and the lakester looks good.  One question, did you come a couple of inches out of the seat?  It was hard to tell from the pictures.  If so, snug those belts tighter.... 
I don't think I have heard of anyone else doing an intentional roll over test.... quite cool
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »

"Shoulda found a near by hill to give it the "true" rollover test. Looks real good Wayno "


Cap'n T we SC guys are adverse to Pencil rolls they have NASTY  cry consequences.
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 10:30:33 AM »

Stainless, I think I stayed glued to the seat pretty good. Frank, if it's all the same to you I believe I'll pass on that downhill test. Besides, I'm not tearing this heap apart until after next season.  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 10:54:35 AM »

What I really want to see is a video of the bail out. I'm sure I'd be built in there for life!  grin grin grin

Nice job bye the way and I do like the application of the plywood.

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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 12:10:57 PM »

Good call on the upside down, I hope you had some help?!

Reminds me of my first words to my pal Mike after we rolled his Jeep and were upside down Mike, put your hand on the roof BEFORE undo..............."                     THUNK OWW!                   "Nevermind Mike." grin
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2012, 01:55:13 PM »

You shoulda taken it to the park. Kids woulda PAID to get to roll down the hill in it......
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2012, 07:22:44 PM »

That puts a whole new 'twist' on sitting in the car, and making vroom-vroom noises! evil
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012, 08:50:57 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012, 01:46:16 AM »

How do you exit that cockpit?
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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2012, 02:47:51 AM »

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« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2012, 07:08:53 AM »

How do you exit that cockpit?
I designed this thing with thoughts of getting out easy. The hatch opening is a few inches in front of bar above the steering wheel so I can grab it and pull. There is a crossbar on the floor to place my feets on. It's really quite easy. After dealing with getting out of the Kelly & Hall Lakester (I sure miss Jack and Jerry  cry) so many times with great difficulty I paid a lot of attention to this detail. Wayno
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« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2012, 01:10:02 PM »

Here's a shot from last night with the tail end buttoned up. With the push bar on it gives me room to bring the lower tail back further. That'll be a little later though. Right now it's just getting it running and drivable. Then the fine tuning starts.  grin Wayno


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« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2012, 01:18:22 PM »

Wayno,

How big is that chute tube (dia)?
It look kind of like the rear of mine.

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« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2012, 02:32:06 PM »

John, it's 6" diameter. Wayno
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« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2012, 03:07:13 PM »

This has been a long time coming - Thanks for posting, Wayno.

Before this year is out, I think I'll have a bookmark on every build here . . .
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