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Author Topic: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers  (Read 300038 times)

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 08:09:52 PM »
Sparky:

Those are too nice to use.

BR

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 10:13:43 PM »
May be to nice for me --

 but not for Ms Liberty---she is going to enjoy her new front wheels and tires---nice and new just like the rest of her!!!  When Terry gets them done he will ship them to Cowboy Tire Co for the 2 Nates to mount and evaluate them!!
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Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2014, 05:57:51 PM »
Sparky's finished 17"x4" wheels for Goodyear Top Fuel Front Runners.

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2014, 07:36:14 PM »
Terry -

GORGEOUS.

Some people try to reinvent the wheel - You've PERFECTED it!  :cheers:
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 11:09:57 PM »
 :-o  WOW those things look beeuutiful

 I can't wait to see them in person al mounted with the new Goodyear's when I pick them up at Nate's Cowboy Tire Co. in a couple of weeks!!!
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2015, 09:54:24 PM »
 :dhorse: Well I am beginning to suspect the FAT Lady has lost her voice!
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2015, 10:16:39 PM »
:dhorse: Well I am beginning to suspect the FAT Lady has lost her voice!

:? ?
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2017, 06:35:34 PM »
Slim,
Thanks for updating my new location & equipment list.
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2017, 08:12:49 PM »
Terry:

Thanks for all the good work that you do for us.  We appreciate it, too. :cheers:
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2017, 11:37:16 AM »
Haven't posted for quite a while. New house & new shop have kept me busy. I have done some projects & will post photos.
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2017, 01:39:29 PM »
Jacksoni was having problems with a shifter arm cracking in one of the bends. Black one, bend closest to open area. Machined new one with larger radius,thicker section and polished radii and edges from 4130 annealed plate. Made it thru Speedweek.

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2017, 01:45:25 PM »
Machining Jacksoni's shift lever.

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2017, 02:12:42 PM »
Made all four wheels for John Goodman's, ggl205, lakester. These are front. Two piece for 10" aircraft tires, with billet Moon style cover.
Terry

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2017, 08:42:38 AM »
ggl205 Front wheels with tire and Moon style disc. I did talk with Chico ( spelling ?) at Speedweek and he is OK with me calling these Moon style discs.
Thanks Chico, Terry

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 10:23:07 AM »
Sparky's shortening a rearend for Ms Liberty. Thought was to skin id of existing axle tubes inline with carrier bearing bores. Problem is existing tubes are approximately .080" off center. Not enough material to bore on center. We decided to skin id of tubes on their location parallel to bearing bores. Then turn OD of new tubes with a .002" shrink fit. Then "adjust" new axle tubes to get outer axle bearings in the right place.  Hard to believe factory machining is this far off.
Terry