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« Reply #435 on: December 05, 2018, 09:47:36 AM »

Little buggers were right there in a piece of tubing weren't they ?  Looks great (as always) Bob
Yes they were and interestingly enough, the tube is the same, or close enough, diameter as the grinder wheel on the grinder my neighbor gave me when he moved.  grin
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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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« Reply #436 on: December 05, 2018, 11:43:50 AM »

You have nicer neighbors than do I....A hole saw works great on those and when located properly, You end up with matching left/right pcs.  Carry on
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« Reply #437 on: December 05, 2018, 11:36:29 PM »

Jerry, he gave me a drill press and a bunch of other stuff as well... he was running out of space in the place he was moving to.  Of course his son questioned giving all that stuff away but he told him if he gave it to me he could just come to my shop if he needed to use it.  I do a little welding and make a few farm parts as well as repairing tractors and combines around the neighborhood.  It is all done on the barter system... it is handy too have a backhoe, dump truck, tractor with a blade and bucket and an unlimited supply of manure for the garden when the barn gets mucked out.  I have several good neighbors....  grin

I used a hole saw on the end caps, but the largest I have is 5 inches.... and it needs a bit of massage to fit the 5.56 tube.  That hole saw is not deep enough to cut through tube. I cut it with the band saw and used the grinder to make it better.  But I know where to look for a thousand future brackets I'm going to need before this deal is done.
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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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« Reply #438 on: December 06, 2018, 11:09:18 AM »

Stainless, if you need another source for brackets, try AA Manufacturing.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #439 on: December 11, 2018, 10:34:14 PM »

I know y'all think I must have joined the flat earth society and walked off the end  undecided but actually I have been noodling, bracket racing and making parts to build a car  cool

Of course I took the tube out and welded the water tank brackets, then I started laying out the chute release and all the sudden... well after a day or so...  it is ready to weld a more stuff on it.  It is still removable to make welding a little easier.  Yes Martha, I will be cleaning up the old brackets and maybe "canodize" them to delay their inevitable fate.  All the brackets welded to the stainless tube are also stainless... but that might not keep me from painting the the tube, we will see.  I did not tack the release termination to the tube yet... it will make taking the tube out easier...
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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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« Reply #440 on: December 11, 2018, 11:41:17 PM »

Since the first pic gave away that I had other stuff mounted I should show my unfinished work there too.
I started mounting the gas and intercooler tanks... leaving some room to expand the intercooler tank if I run out of things to do. 
The tube at the top has 5 threaded inserts welded in... some of the parts I've been making... 3 for the tank and 2 for other mounding uses.  I made and tacked in one of the lower mounts, the other side may double as a fuel pump mount... don't know yet but I'm thinking about it.  The pump you see is the intercooler pump.
The old car had a Holly Blue feeding the EFI pump, basically a lift pump, so I plan to mount the EFI pump low and eliminate the Holly Blue.... decreasing my electrical load.


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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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« Reply #441 on: December 13, 2018, 11:51:34 PM »

Built the cable stop for the manual chute release... looked around the shop for a piece of stainless bar... no luck, but I did have 3/4 stainless round, so I flattened 3 sides by .100, drilled a .106 hole thru it, milled a .250 hole about .550 deep and then I milled a .093 slot down the side to make installing and removing the cable easier... don't have to remove the clamp ends.
There is an adel clamp that holds the cable housing in place, I welded a flat mount for that to the cable stop, and both will be welded on the top of the cross bar after the tube is permanently installed in the next couple of days. 

Welded the pieces I had tacked to the chute tube... I am thinking about just tacking the tube in place because I know if I weld it in now I'll wish I hadn't when I need to attach something to the frame and the tube will be in the way  angry  undecided

Yes I did other stuff, but nothing that looks like progress  rolleyes  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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« Reply #442 on: December 14, 2018, 10:38:58 AM »

That's a lot of work in a short time. cheers

Looks really good and I hope you don't mind me stealing with my eyes?Huh.

Inspiration to get going on mine.

Thanks. cheers cheers cheers cheers
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