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Forum: Introductions 12-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By longyard
Damian, You're living near a lot of great sheet...

Damian, You're living near a lot of great sheet metal talent, including "Rock Hill" Will Cronkrite. Welcome to the forum. Pictures of what you're working on are always appreciated.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-20-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By longyard
Peter, This is very helpful! I'm looking for...

Peter, This is very helpful! I'm looking for design drawings with dimensions to build one. Which would be the best source for that? THANKS!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-20-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By longyard
Ferarri 250GTO Frame?

Anyone have, or know of a source for, plans or drawings for the chassis of a Ferrari 250 GTO?
Forum: Announcements 11-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,642
Posted By longyard
Wow! That's going to be a very informative...

Wow! That's going to be a very informative "camp". Please take notes and pass 'em on.
Forum: Announcements 11-08-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By longyard
Will, I attended two of your events and they were...

Will, I attended two of your events and they were both wonderful, and rewarding. New tips, new techniques, but mostly new friends.


During my travels I am often asked about you and the Roundup. ...
Forum: Resources 11-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By longyard
Oleg, Mohamed said that he will work with you...

Oleg, Mohamed said that he will work with you meet your needs. He will write to you directly.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By longyard
Thanks for chiming in Bill. Your expertise in...

Thanks for chiming in Bill. Your expertise in aviation related threads is always appreciated.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By longyard
Great video, Kent! Thanks for the link. I'd...

Great video, Kent! Thanks for the link. I'd never seen that done before.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By longyard
Thank-you. I'm unfamiliar with those alloys.

Thank-you. I'm unfamiliar with those alloys.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By longyard
Ron, Do you remember Joe Schiavone? He lives...

Ron, Do you remember Joe Schiavone? He lives down here in NC now and mentions your name every once in a while when the subject of metal comes up.
Forum: Buck Building 11-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By longyard
Ferrari 250GT Buck

FERRARI 250 GT BERLINETTA (SWB) Buck at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Note the aluminized tape on the buck to protect it from tack-welding flames. Weld lines on body are self-evident.


New...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By longyard
What Weld Process, 1950ish?

I saw this perfect weld on an Allison J33-A-35 jet engine in the Museo Nicolis museum near Verona (GREAT museum, btw!) The engine was made sometime between 1949 and 1955.


Can anyone identify...
Forum: Resources 11-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By longyard
New Coach Building Apprenticeship Opportunity

I just got back from Tunisia where I met Mohamed Awadi and toured his soon-to-open restoration/training facility.


Some of you are familiar with Mohamed's remarkable work on mostly French...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By longyard
Steve, I've posted this before, but here it is...

Steve,
I've posted this before, but here it is again:


Here's a run down of what you need to do. I've attached photos as well.

1) The HF, Eastwood, Woodward Fab, etc. machines are all the...
Forum: Introductions 09-26-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By longyard
Welcome Richard, Quite a few Tar Heels...

Welcome Richard,


Quite a few Tar Heels here. I'm in Winston-Salem.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By longyard
Jaroslav, When I was 19 I hitch-hiked...

Jaroslav,


When I was 19 I hitch-hiked "behind the Iron Curtain". I am under no illusions as to the horrors of the Soviet Socialist system. However, I am glad I went and saw it first-hand.

...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By longyard
Love to take that tour! My next shop tour will...

Love to take that tour! My next shop tour will be at Mohamed Aoudi's new coach building school in Tunis, Tunisia in a few weeks. Looking forward to that!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-19-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By longyard
Mark, Do you believe the Kamm tail is of any...

Mark,
Do you believe the Kamm tail is of any real aerodynamic benefit? I've wondered for a long time.


BTW: The German wind tunnel at Goettingen came AFTER Wilbur Wright's tunnel!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-19-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By longyard
Cunningham Buck: SOLD FOR What?!?!?

Though a "continuation", this is truly shocking:


https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24810/lot/10/
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-19-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By longyard
If you can find copies of John Glover's video...

If you can find copies of John Glover's video series on wheeling, those are excellent self-teaching tools. He goes through a variety "simple" shapes, all of which teach you how to form complex...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,265
Posted By longyard
Hi Matt. I hope you will enjoy the book. It's...

Hi Matt. I hope you will enjoy the book. It's gotten a lot of positive comments.


Walter Eckold knew Antony Fokker personally during the 1920 and 30s as both had been involved in German...
Forum: Introductions 08-14-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By longyard
Welcome TIm. I'm your neighbor here in...

Welcome TIm. I'm your neighbor here in Winston-Salem.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-27-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By longyard
Thanks Robert. I'll be interested to follow your...

Thanks Robert. I'll be interested to follow your process.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,024
Posted By longyard
I use T8 in all my T12 fixtures.

I use T8 in all my T12 fixtures.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,024
Posted By longyard
This bulb fits many sandblast cabinets (18"...

This bulb fits many sandblast cabinets (18" holder). You'll actually be able to see what you're blasting!

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