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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1230 on: May 26, 2012, 04:59:43 PM »
Yep.  Tom nailed it.  In photo 12 you'll see the pressure pumps.


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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1231 on: May 26, 2012, 05:56:56 PM »
Freud:

Thanks, can't wait for the mid-week update,

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1232 on: May 26, 2012, 09:34:32 PM »
Re:  Photo 174_011  Steering arms

Freud:
While it is not entirely clear how these arms are actually used, if it is the way I suspect, the small cross-section of material left between the edge of the arm and the more central set of three holes gives me pause.  The hole creates something of a stress concentration in the area and there is not all that much material thickness there to begin with.  While it may be OK for static loading, if a fairly energetic wheel shimmy occurs and/or corrosion in the hole, a potential loss of steering could be bad news.  Perhaps something to double-check.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1233 on: May 26, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »
Oh my god!
Picture 174-14
IS THAT A SCRATCH!!
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1234 on: May 27, 2012, 03:03:06 PM »
Can't be -- probably a chalk mark.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1235 on: May 27, 2012, 03:24:22 PM »
Stan Back........close but no cigar. It's a white felt tip pen mark.

I'll have them send it back to the finisher and get it redone.

I O..... you shouted wolf once too often.

Hold your tongue.

Take a month off from checking the posts.

Come back after Stan Back gets his record back on the dirt.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1236 on: May 27, 2012, 03:56:10 PM »
Freud:

Maybe everyone knows this but me. In photo 173_01 what is the black box in the center of the frame that has the plug-in that appears to have a lanyard attached? I cannot decide what that is.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1237 on: May 27, 2012, 04:04:14 PM »
FREUD: looks to me like Jim is chasing his own record at the Dry Lake.
Alas, there was no "El Mirage horsepower" available in May . . .

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1238 on: May 27, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »
Thanks for advising me.....I need it.

Apparently he has alienated the horsepower gods.

At least he didn't have to develop any new skills to do it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1239 on: May 27, 2012, 07:41:05 PM »
Bill the plug with the string is the manual kill switch for the mag.  If that is in place the engine can not be fired.

Orville and Wilber are the cockpit controls to pneumatically kill the engines.

I'll find an image and show how it is plumbed.

Thanks for asking.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1240 on: May 27, 2012, 08:16:32 PM »
Freud,

Thanks, that makes sense.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1241 on: May 27, 2012, 08:19:21 PM »
Bill, open the file of posts for 2010 at the top of the foto files.

Open 02-25-2010  Cockpit Cables and Mag switches  image #8

06-05-2010    043-12

09-10-2010   057- 08 thru 11

10-15-2010   064_11

10-29-2010   067- 01 and 02

11-04-2010   64_01, 02 and 03

That tells the entire story and there are 4 images attached to this post to help..

Thanks for asking.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1242 on: May 28, 2012, 09:18:10 PM »
Freud:

I missed that little jewel of fabrication on my prior review. Thank you Doctor for taking the time to leave me so many hints where I could find the answer to my question. A few posts ago a gentleman referred to this build as a "master piece" and I believe that to be true. Everytime I think I have seen all the details another stroke of fabrication genius pops up. But not for yours and Ray's dedication I would have no access to such a great build. Please let Ray know as well. The work is greatly appreciated by us loyal Target 550 watchers.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1243 on: May 29, 2012, 12:20:25 AM »
It's our pleasure.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1244 on: May 31, 2012, 03:12:57 PM »
I missed the mid week post but there will be one Friday.

It has already been sent to Ray Therat.

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