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Offline Stainless1

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #570 on: September 25, 2019, 11:34:54 PM »
Went out to CO to work on the body a little more... we started by trimming the nose, then added dzus strips to the sides to hang the nose.  Then came battery box support structure.  We decided that structure should also be used to support and brace the nose, so there will be a couple of dzus buttons that attach under the nose to the flat plate out front.  If ballast becomes necessary it can be attached out there as well.  There will also be dzus strips on the top and bottom
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #571 on: September 26, 2019, 09:41:50 PM »
We also got the the engine cover installed.  We still have a couple of dzus's to figure out for the back of the engine cover but it is mostly there.  Then on to the tail.  We were able to salvage the old tail fin, trim a little off the front and bond it back together. Still have a bit of body work to clean it up but  the tail fin is in place.
The tail fin is held to the cover with ten 1/4-20 bolts into the aluminum tail base.
The body is starting to take shape.... I kinda like the way we are doing it this time.
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #572 on: September 26, 2019, 11:13:15 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #573 on: September 27, 2019, 12:50:07 AM »
Sexy shape there Stainless... I like it.  Terry

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #574 on: September 27, 2019, 10:02:53 AM »
We spent a couple of days working on the canopy latches, getting them in position and adjusting them.  It is not easy to find a spot that can be reached from the inside and outside, not be in the way where it can be tripped accidentally, and fitted to hold the canopy down.  Once we got those to fit we turned our attention to filling the hole.  Our last windshield was on the inside.  We discussed in or outside... we could fair it either way, but outside seemed easier and better aerodynamically.  We found a good position and installed it.  There is a screw and nut about every 2 inches
Threw a little mud at it to get the process started  :cheers:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #575 on: September 27, 2019, 10:23:04 AM »
Great progress - is the canopy off the shelf (who / what?) or bespoke?

John - making tube into steel dust in the UK.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #576 on: September 27, 2019, 11:31:13 AM »
Gustafsson Plastics great people to work with. Shipped 2 custom Lakester windscreens in a little over a week. We have been dealing with them since the 80s. They also made the windscreens for the Vesco  Turbinator II. Please tell them John in Denver with the Bockscar lakester recommended them.

bikescreen.com/pages/contact-gustafsson-plastics
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #577 on: September 27, 2019, 04:09:19 PM »
He probably won't remember Seldom Seen Slim, but he pulled my butt outa the fire once or twice, too.  Leif's a good guy.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #578 on: October 02, 2019, 08:40:47 PM »
Hey... it's magic...
Body panels are appearing around the car...  :clap  :friday
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #579 on: October 03, 2019, 03:05:53 AM »
Looking good!  :-)

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #580 on: October 03, 2019, 09:42:55 AM »
I preferred Bockscar 1's colour scheme  :cheers:

Aside from that minor concern it is looking fab.
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
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Just a squeeze.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #581 on: October 03, 2019, 06:26:32 PM »
I work with composites and I shudder!!!!!.
Looking good man. You guys are getting me motivated again.
Thanks Bob.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #582 on: October 03, 2019, 08:49:28 PM »
Thanks guys.... no worries, Bockscar 2.0 will be just like the original Bockscar only different  :roll:
We are hoping to have a little better suspension and aero, but the test of that is on the salt...
But first we have a little more to do.  :cheers:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #583 on: November 27, 2019, 11:43:04 AM »
Bockscar 2.0 is looking great. Way to keep chipping away!

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #584 on: November 27, 2019, 04:00:09 PM »
Minor hi-jack..Rex, I have a pair of dividers stamped "LSS Co. Aug. 1888". Lookin` good Bob.
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