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Offline Reverend Hedgash

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #750 on: July 19, 2011, 06:43:59 PM »
Wow.

My love for cars comes from the the gorgeous evocative designs that are functional too, particularly the details, and then how the details merge to form the whole.

I have followed Formula One all my life and that has had a big influence too (although their attention to detail has wavered it is back now I am glad to say).

The 1960's film "Grand Prix" with James Garner was a favorite and I made sure to watch it whenever it was on telly. It was shot with a camera whose eye loved these details too, often piling them up in 70's style across the screen.

It is these scenes that many of your photos remind me of.

When Sumner showed me around the Anastasi ruins near his home, I could see in the 700 year old patterns of the drywalling the same thought process that are in the walls of my farm.

So too in each of your photos of the car, you see the artful decision making of purpose.

It is so... considered.

And then the consideration is so well crafted.

It truly is a wonderful thing you are making. It is inspirational and makes the world a better place for being here.

And this is before it turns a wheel on the lake. What then?

I can't wait.

Dik





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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #751 on: July 19, 2011, 07:49:36 PM »
I express heart felt THANKS from everyone involved with this project.

When it seems the build is too slow, call Michael Angelo and ask him how many spectators

questioned him, "when will it be done?"

There is so much to the things that they do that I really don't cover all of it.

A lot happens while I am not there so the story I post is rather like reading just the chapter headings in a book.

I miss so much but we hope that the chapter headings alone can keep your interest.

I am privileged to enjoy the relationship I have with this build.

It makes me feel great when my limited presentation entertains and educates all of our worldwide followers.

I just wish that our fans in Australia and New Zealand could see the top of the car instead of just the bottom.

For Marlo Treit, Jim Hume, Dave Jeffers, Jason Hosking, Ray Therat and all of the other contributors I say

THANKS A LOAD,

FREUD

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Offline Elmo Rodge

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« Reply #752 on: July 19, 2011, 08:33:40 PM »
Glenn said "I just wish that our fans in Australia and New Zealand could see the top of the car instead of just the bottom."
Perhaps one of them is talented enough to stand on his head. Then he could tell the others about it.  :cheers: Wayno

 

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« Reply #753 on: July 20, 2011, 12:11:04 AM »
I`ll need a few of your Porters before I can stand on my head and relay the information, Wayno, but I think it`s doable........ :-D :-D :cheers:

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« Reply #754 on: July 22, 2011, 10:51:53 AM »
Ray Therat will be downloading a new post yet today. It's about the brakes.

Enjoy it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #755 on: July 22, 2011, 11:04:37 AM »

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #756 on: July 22, 2011, 11:36:05 PM »
Thanks Ray.

I've  done 11 hours today North bound on I-5 between Sacramento and Portland.

Thanks for the help Ray.

Without him you would have had to find the post some other way.

FREUD
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #757 on: July 29, 2011, 09:05:00 PM »
Well we slide in on the late side of Friday.

This post has several topics. The continuation of the brakes, more small tube plumbing and Jason

ironing some aluminum to complete the rear wheel fairings.

The last image will come as a surprise and a welcome set of answers soon about a frequently asked question.

ENJOY:  http://www.target550.com/gallery/124_brakes_plumbing_dash/index.html

FREUD
« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 09:08:42 PM by Freud »
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #758 on: July 30, 2011, 08:13:08 AM »
The last image will come as a surprise and a welcome set of answers soon about a frequently asked question.

ENJOY:  http://www.target550.com/gallery/124_brakes_plumbing_dash/index.html

FREUD

Is that thunder I hear in the distance??  :?
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #759 on: July 30, 2011, 11:34:35 AM »
It could well be thunder but one thing that was not heard was the sound of rods relocating.

It's still whole. They didn't go for a max output. That will come later.

They were satisfied with the pulls.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #760 on: August 05, 2011, 08:18:24 PM »
Freud is a bit busy at the moment, so I'll give ya the url of the latest post called, "Brake caliper mount, breathers and the frame air pressurization system."  That sorta describes it all.  There are a coupla things I found really interesting.  First, the shots of the wheels, tires and lug studs.  These just scream "Land Speed Racing!!!"



Jim Hume is known for the stainless tanks he builds and in a few shots, you get to see how he does it....on a breather tank in this case:



Finally, the frame is pressurized to check for leaks and possible strengthening by filling the frame tubes with pressurized nitrogen.  Pretty kool stuff:



Check it out.

Ohh...see y'all at Speed Week!



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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #761 on: August 06, 2011, 12:09:07 AM »
Therat, I will restrict your movement pattern because we have one more post to do afore Speed Week.

Thanks for covering my backside.

Hey folks, here is the url:  http://www.target550.com/gallery/125_brake_caliper_breathers_frame_pressurization/index0003.html

FREUD
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #762 on: August 06, 2011, 12:35:18 AM »
Maybe it was all that lacquer thinner I inhaled.  :)  (Sniff, sniff!)

At least I got some color on my trailer:


Too bad I ran out of daylight before I could finish.

New carb, fuel pump and regulator should be here Monday.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #763 on: August 06, 2011, 12:45:33 AM »
WOW, what a great idea to pressurize the frame to check the welds. This is something I will incorporate into our roadster build.  Every time I look at this build, I learn something new!  Thanks for sharing the info.  Tony
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #764 on: August 06, 2011, 11:05:59 AM »
Mr. Therat --

That trailer is ruining your established image.

Stan
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