December 8, Marlo picked up the car from Hume and moved it to his own shop. There will be plumbing installed and the ducting from the blower to the manifolds
will be fabricated. Part of the tail has not been finished but before spring it will be returned to Hume's place for that to be completed.
Treit bought a 5th wheel trailer and stretched it to maximum over the road length.
Treit is by the control center for the hydraulically actuated lifting cylinders. The lifting pins have been screwed into the chassis, the cables and small shackles attach to the pins. Allen,"Oz". Osborne, a major player in the design and building of the carrier, guides the lift pin into the securing clamp. Jesse gets his initial introduction to the operation. Carrier foto 23
Overall view of the car, carrier and size of Hume's shop set the scene. Carrier25s foto
The lifting pin, shackle and securing clamp detail. The L shaped carrier clamp support rotates out of the way when the car is not secured. When the car is elevated above the clamp level, the support is rotated into place and the car is lowered into the support, the upper clamp half in rotated into position and the "T" handled securing screw is tightened. Then the car is actually a part of the carrier. The tension on the cables is minimal in this position but the car is secure. 4 wheel steer on the carrier aids in maneuvering. Carrier26s foto
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website. There is a detailed presentation on there. Most of the posting, from now on, will be posted at that site but I won't slam the door on Landracing.com.