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Offline Freud

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #720 on: June 04, 2011, 11:32:54 PM »
I went to Granite Falls HS, Granite Falls, WA., Friday for the end of the year open house.

The two cars that they have built, Iron Maiden and Philippe's Revenge, were on display along with art objects and pictures that other students had done.

Both cars are being readied for a trip to the Pac Car test track to gather data that will be compared to other tests.

The Urban Concept car will be tested at WOS and they will be interested in fuel mileage and not speed.

it's a marvelous program and their teacher, Michael Werner, deserves so much credit.

I'll try to give more info after the Pac Car testing.

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« Reply #721 on: June 05, 2011, 06:41:09 PM »
The GFHS builds are real cool. All I got to do in high school shop was rebuild a 3.5 briggs, and make an engine stand?
Good times, High School was alot of fun. I still use that engine stand, there is a 62 4-cyl Pontiac on it right now.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #722 on: June 10, 2011, 11:28:55 AM »
Ray has just done the post for this week.

It shows the progress on the front wheel fairings.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/117_wheel_fairings_take_2/index.html

I hope you enjoy it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #723 on: June 10, 2011, 01:48:19 PM »
Tman...........you ask for contact info for Frank Martinez.

Here is his e-mail address: frankmartinez@juno.com.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #724 on: June 15, 2011, 07:08:24 PM »
There was a visitor at the build site today.

Glen Barrett is slumming and he dropped in for a chat.

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« Reply #725 on: June 15, 2011, 08:10:26 PM »
Looks grumpy(?).
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« Reply #726 on: June 15, 2011, 08:35:02 PM »
Stan, that;s my happy face, you don't want to see grumpy.
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« Reply #727 on: June 16, 2011, 12:21:56 AM »
LOL  :cheers:
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« Reply #728 on: June 17, 2011, 01:30:42 PM »
Todays post relates to the plumbing for the systems controlled by air.

Here is the url;   http://www.target550.com/gallery/118_micro_plumbing/index.html

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #729 on: June 20, 2011, 03:04:07 PM »
Frued,
With the "steering wheel" being pretty small, how about a post on the actual steering system itself? I know that the plan is some sort of hydraulic "master/slave" set up but is there going to be any power booster to help the driver with the steering loads?

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« Reply #730 on: June 21, 2011, 12:38:21 PM »
Rex, I'll address your question soon.

In the immediate past was the adventure with Rufus: the Target 550 press vehicle.

Monday Rufus received a new steering box. Now it's Tuesday and the steering box is in the recycle bin.

Oh well......I can always arrange a rope between the front wheels.

Check it out.

http://www.target550.com/news.html

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« Reply #731 on: June 23, 2011, 09:39:32 PM »
Rex, there will be no power boost incorporated in the steering system.

Just like Rufus.

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« Reply #732 on: June 24, 2011, 06:34:48 PM »
Here is our post for today.

Well it went a lot faster for Ray than I anticipated.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/119_Frank_Martinez_delivers_first_windshield/index.html


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« Reply #733 on: June 24, 2011, 10:20:43 PM »
A lot of variety in this post.

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« Reply #734 on: June 25, 2011, 02:20:16 AM »
Wow, great work, nice photos!  The oven reminds me of a company that used to make our road racing fairing bubbles in So Cal.  The company was Orco near Irvine and they used a "hanging sheet" oven that allowed the sheet to evenly heat up so that the bubbles could be free formed without chilling the material by vacuuming the sheet into a vacuum box so the bubbles came our almost optically perfect.  The hanging sheet ovens did not take so much floor space and were heated by circulating the hot air inside the oven.  A good 36 page manual about making the ovens and forming the sheet are at:  http://regalplastics.net/pdf/135.pdf
Pretty cool stuff.  It ain't easy to make those complex windscreens on a form.  Frank is doing a good job!
It would be nice to see this liner run, it is simply a great project! :cheers:

See you at the flats Freud, it has been a long time! :-D

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