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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #180 on: March 24, 2010, 10:24:58 AM »
I don't like the site.  I went for a quick look -- and ended up spending way too much time looking at only just a small fraction of the great photos and captions.

The site is a fine example of a "time sink" -- it'll absorb all of the time you care to devote to it -- and still ask for more.

Nice work, Marlo, Freud, and Ray.
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« Reply #181 on: March 24, 2010, 10:36:36 AM »
SSS, I've renewed your subscription to T and A Tats.

When the new issue arrives, you won't have to wander to bare steel and tubes.

You can concentrate on Bare Skin and Boobs.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #182 on: March 24, 2010, 10:45:38 AM »
fERd, he doesn't need a rag for that....
(did I write that down or just think it... dang tourette's)
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #183 on: March 24, 2010, 10:48:03 AM »
Nice subtle little message there, Tom.  :)  Thanks for posting it.  I hope folks enjoy reading Marlo's thoughts on things.

I gotta get back to work on a seemingly endless number of photos to edit and get on my web site.  I'm workin on the stuff I shot last week in Pocatello, Id.  In about 10 days I'll head for Las Vegas to start another backlog at the Rockabilly Weekend.  What means retired???

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #184 on: March 24, 2010, 07:23:00 PM »

Nice subtle little message there, Tom.  :)  Thanks for posting it.  I hope folks enjoy reading Marlo's thoughts on things.


Ray,

I thought it was important for people to read what the owner of Project 550 has to say about his passion for Bonneville. So I switched it up a little to catch (hopefully more) peoples attention.

I would also like to Thank you and FrEuD for all you do to keep us informed on the progress of this amazing build.

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« Reply #185 on: March 24, 2010, 09:29:51 PM »
I'm so proud of the description that SSS gave of Target550.com and I was overjoyed that

he was able to do it without resorting to coprolalia.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #186 on: March 24, 2010, 09:45:09 PM »
I'm so proud of the description that SSS gave of Target550.com and I was overjoyed that

he was able to do it without resorting to coprolalia.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #187 on: March 26, 2010, 10:24:42 AM »
This week's update is available now: http://www.target550.com/gallery.htm  It's the last entry on that page.  The new face is Dave Jeffers, a master machinist with a whole lotta experience. 

Other subjects covered are canopy components (NACA duct, latch, opening cylinder), preparation for running the air lines and the panel that will hold the liner's instrumentation. 

If you look at the t-shirt Dave's wearing in photo 10, you'll see a drawing of a tunnel entrance.  A closer look shows a light at the end of that tunnel.  (No, it's not a freight train.)  Things is gatherin momentum on its path toward some serious speed.


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« Reply #188 on: March 26, 2010, 10:48:49 AM »
Part of me wants to take a leave of absence and go sweep the floor at that shop for 6 months.

 :cheers:

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #189 on: March 26, 2010, 11:07:21 AM »
Well, there was a loose nut behind the wheel and he kinda scrambled the order of the photos.  Uhhh...that loose nut would be me.  I fixed it...but it typifies the way my week has gone.

I'm sure glad I have a week off from shooting car shows.  I'm not sure that I'd be able to find my way home, even with my new GPS.


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« Reply #190 on: March 26, 2010, 04:40:06 PM »
The order of the fotos isn't as important as them being there.

Ray makes that possible.

THANX R T R

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #191 on: March 26, 2010, 05:11:36 PM »
 I think I became a loose nut after looking at the posts and pictures.  I never thought it was possible for mortals to build something with such perfection.  You and Freud please keep these great posts up!!!  Tony
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #192 on: March 26, 2010, 05:28:31 PM »
Thanks Tony.

I don't think we will stumble soon. It's just way to exciting to see it develop.

Besides, I think it's my obligation to keep Ray off the streets. The way I

present the fotos to him requires his total dedication to make 'em look good.

FREUD
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #193 on: March 26, 2010, 11:39:29 PM »
In the target550.com post from yesterday  was a reference to the girls from Granite Falls, WA Manufacturing class.

They designed and built a car for the Shell Oil Eco  Marathon.

Here's the link to the Shell Co site regarding the event.

http://www.shell.com/home/content/ecomarathon/americas/students/team/

Have a look. They came to Hume's shop a while back and were genuinely interested in the project.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #194 on: March 27, 2010, 11:28:16 AM »
Since the url Freud posted points to a frames-based site, it requires a little digging to get to the Granite Falls team's page.  So here's the link that goes directly to that page with info on the team.
http://ecomarathon.shell.com/americas/team/200