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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 230938 times)

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #555 on: April 30, 2010, 03:01:22 PM »
Got a lot of work done since last weekend.

The chassis is 100% done. We stripped it down to bare chassis and It is  on the rack at the powder coater.  Will should have it back  here Tuesday or Wednesday (depends on if it'sraining, I am not bringing a fresh painted chassis home in the rain.)

Body work should be finished and painted within 10 days.  Next Thurs, Fri, and Sat  we will reassemble the rolling chassis and start on brakes, plumbing and wiring etc...

I was happy to see the chassis leave the fab shop and go to the powder coater,, I know we are on the home stretch now,,, I will post some pics a bit later..

Charles
« Last Edit: April 30, 2010, 08:20:04 PM by Cajun Kid »
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #556 on: May 01, 2010, 01:19:30 PM »
Here are some pics from yesterday after we disassembled a prepared chassis for transport to powder coater.

















While chassis, supsension and interior trim are being powder coated,, working on body to prepare to roll in the booth to paint... it's coming together Now !!!!

Charles
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #557 on: May 01, 2010, 01:43:43 PM »
 :-D Charles, my friend... You are a dynamo!   I'm lovin' the build!  thanks for all the pic's, and the rollin' commentary!     BCNU  Crow.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #558 on: May 01, 2010, 02:13:38 PM »
For someone in the Pacific Northwest, the best part of the pictures are the shadows and dry driveway.

Cajun, wear your shades.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #559 on: May 01, 2010, 06:39:08 PM »
Charles, I dont want to sound like a smartass but have you sent photos of your cage and chassis to SCTA tech yet??  :|   "gussets are required at tube junctions of hoops and shoulder rail. gussets shall be mild steel .125in min thickness and 4in per side.  perferably stitch welded on the out side of the tube junction and are required at all shoulder bar attachment points."
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #560 on: May 01, 2010, 08:12:40 PM »
--------------------------------------------------------------------

"Funny Car Cage would be a real challenge for the Cajun Kid " 

Challenged or not----Milker is offering some very good advice, I think it is possible your cage might be considered "RULES challenged"
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #561 on: May 01, 2010, 09:40:24 PM »
whos' milker LOL, Sparky are you running elmo in may??

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #562 on: May 01, 2010, 10:57:18 PM »
LOL----Sorry---I guess my dairy farm upbringing is showing through  :-P 

We are in the throws of "reinventing the wheel" where it comes to intake manifolds and getting our Eng back together we are "out of Heads and Intake manifold"  we are going to have to build a smaller Eng  or work magic on aero or build a smaller car to be competitive with 77

We are Hoping to run at the end of the season
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #563 on: May 01, 2010, 11:46:02 PM »

  It's hard to see everything but it looks like there are diagonal braces at most of the tube junctions, hopefully were the
rule books require them.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #564 on: May 01, 2010, 11:57:52 PM »
how does it comply with 3.A.3 lateral ?
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #565 on: May 02, 2010, 12:05:56 AM »
how does it comply with 3.A.3 lateral ?

  I believe Charles has a seat that meets the specs.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #566 on: May 02, 2010, 09:02:04 AM »
Every major  and most every tube junction has "tubular Gussets"  1" round x .120 DOM.. These tubular gussets are superior to those little stitch welded plates.  I have gussets at many more places than the rules require

Just one of 20 + gussets as an example.





Jim Miller has seen the chassis pics and said all is OK,,, As to lateral movement rules,My containment seat is made of mostly .250 thick alum, (vs .100 to .125 for your average race seat material) also with SFI cert "lateral head and shoulder supports"  (far superior to many seats I have seen in use) ,,, I am also sitting at / behind the "B" pillar,,, also have a "full" door net too.

These twp pics are just showing the initial test fit of the seat, more bracing, brakets  and cage tube has been added to keep the seat in place.  (and me in the seat too)




As and extra precaution, I asked about the 4 plates per side flat gussets vs my 20 +/-  tubular gussets,,, before I started, So I hope the email and the phone conversations and my build diary notes and posts, I have had with Kiwi Steve and Jim M are enough.

Additionally, I have consulted Joe Timney and Keith Turk (as to ECTA / LTA rules as well)

I am not trying to reinvent the gusset equation, but felt the tubular ones provide a bit of structural and crush strength, complimenting the main larger 1 3/4 tubes,  not just the added protection tothe weld joint as a plate gusset is designed for.

I could be wrong, but don't see how the abundance of these tubular gussets can't be better ?

Testing shoulder restraint fit, before we install the Head Restraint.
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Charles
« Last Edit: May 02, 2010, 09:52:41 AM by Cajun Kid »
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #567 on: May 02, 2010, 10:01:30 AM »
 :-o  Now how the hell did you get the whole shop to rotate like that?   Hard way to test the belts, but if it works it's worth the flipping everything over!  (lolololololo)
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #568 on: May 02, 2010, 10:17:23 AM »
:-o  Now how the hell did you get the whole shop to rotate like that?   Hard way to test the belts, but if it works it's worth the flipping everything over!  (lolololololo)

Crow, our test facility is impressive  :evil: :evil:... We tought the shoulder supports should fit snug enough to hold me in the seat upside down with no belts on,,, :cheers: :cheers:

FYI-  it may be trick photography,, just for fun,,,  :cheers:
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #569 on: May 02, 2010, 10:33:40 AM »
Trick photography, no doubt.  I could believe that it was real -- I mean, gluing the black car (in the background) to the floor and gluing everything else -- that'd be easy enough.  But -- you forgot to make the tag on the fire extinguisher hang in the "upside down" direction.  Busted!
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