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Offline SPARKY

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #375 on: February 19, 2012, 09:07:59 PM »
Rob some times it feels like 3 forward and 2 back  but we try to keep after it and get something done each week.

We had out of town drop by-- Francis. Andy came over and later Marty dropped off the almost completed "radiator in a box" done today and I showed him the new welder and Plasma cutter. We also discussed some options on the heating coil we will put in the dry sump tank.

2-22-12  you can see the weld in the tank where they inserted the blocking tab that makes it into a 2 pass.
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Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #376 on: February 20, 2012, 10:24:05 PM »
Well---the lesson of the day is----ta da--- Most of the race stuff has 5/16 dia. rods on their master cyls and most of the street rod stuff has 3/8  so I now need to make or find me a 5/16" female to 3/8" male adapter to make the brakes work.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #377 on: February 20, 2012, 11:08:14 PM »
Rex, do you have any renderings of the Thud Spud with the wild weasel nose? It would be good to look at the both with renderings from the sane angle.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #378 on: February 21, 2012, 07:51:48 PM »
Thanks for those pictures, looks like you have a rad mounted between two boxes?

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #379 on: February 21, 2012, 09:18:22 PM »
Rex, do you have any renderings of the Thud Spud with the wild weasel nose? It would be good to look at the both with renderings from the sane angle.

pretty sure that angle is not available. :cheers:
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #380 on: February 21, 2012, 10:00:41 PM »
Lol! I meant same angle! We all have come I the conclusion that there is no sanity here on this forum.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #381 on: February 21, 2012, 11:35:27 PM »
T-man  It is a 2 pass radiator in a box with an internal baffle, that makes the water cross through, go up, then back through before exiting.  We haven't installed the bungs yet for the cooling water in, the heated water out or the pump out bung for taking the water out for warming up the eng. 

We will also have a heated water line from under the thermostat to go through the dry sump tank to heat the oil and then back to the intake side of the water pump.  We may or may not run a second thermostat in that line to close it off when its up to temp.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #382 on: February 21, 2012, 11:57:59 PM »
ok, is this what you were wanting to see?
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #383 on: February 22, 2012, 01:21:04 PM »
Woody,
Is the red spot just in front of the rear tires where the salt is going to stick to the body??

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #384 on: February 22, 2012, 01:23:28 PM »
Woody,
Is the red spot just in front of the rear tires where the salt is going to stick to the body??

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #385 on: February 22, 2012, 01:51:10 PM »
Sparky let me know, confidentially, that he's planning a water misting in that area.  He figures by the two, the salt build-up will streamline the back wheels and add 10 MPH.  He'll kick it off on the way to Impound.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #386 on: February 22, 2012, 05:26:53 PM »
Teflon "Salt no Stickem"
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #387 on: February 22, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »
Whitewalls?   Cool!   :cheers:

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #388 on: February 22, 2012, 05:57:00 PM »
 :-D  If the white walls are waxed with carnuba it is possible to reduce air drag by an undocumented amount!  (some old codger told me this my first trip to the Salt)
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #389 on: February 22, 2012, 06:16:08 PM »
ok, is this what you were wanting to see?

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