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Old 09-14-2014, 03:26 PM
RockHillWill RockHillWill is offline
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Kent, I am sure that is more than sufficient for the racer application, but this is an exercise in learning and I also was interested in not having a passenger hurt their hand by the edge folding or in any manner cutting their hand.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:50 PM
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Kent, I am sure that is more than sufficient for the racer application, but this is an exercise in learning and I also was interested in not having a passenger hurt their hand by the edge folding or in any manner cutting their hand.
I'm greatly enjoying your metal artistry, Will. Your embossing is a treat to see.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:09 AM
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Will, did you ever decide if you were going to paint or coat the headers and exhaust? You might try scotchbriting them well, and coating them with ATF. I did this for years on my turbo headers because I kept adding bungs for EGT probes and Lambda sensors. The ATF will pickle the tubing to a nice color and prevent rust to a certain degree. I doubt will get those headers glowing red hot like my turbo headers. . .unless you have the timing really retarded.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:20 AM
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Used sump oil works a treat as well for rust inhibitor, treat the Extractors after a Dyno run, makes a hell of a lot of smoke for a while, only trouble is you need to do it 2 or 3 times, but when its done works great. Extractors have nice black finish........
Warning of Caution needed here as sometimes the oil does ignite.....
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:41 AM
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I still have too many projects, but am whittling them down, so I can have more time to spend on Belfast, Tenn. project(s), but this weekend got some progress made on the Model A speedster. I got the rebuilt engine on the test run-in stand, the frame has been sandblasted and painted and I got some work done on the insert panel for the nose grill. I am aware that the colors for both the frame and the motor are not original Model A colors, but I have decided to paint these car items to match my old race car colors. Of particular interest to me this weekend was how nice the stretching dies work in my Carl Adams table top reciprocating machine works. Carl designed this machine in the mid '70's and has developed it as he was building MANY aluminum bodied sprint cars through the years. It has shrinking, stretching, doming dies and he has made some Pullmax style die sets over the years for his own use. Carl is a very quiet man, and you would never figure that he knows as much about metal shaping as he does. He wondered around in the background of the Redneck Roundup. The exposed edges of the stretched 'lips' in these photos shows that there is MINIMAL markings on the side of the lip that is facing the upper side of the lower die. I found it very nice, not to have to finish out this top side of the stretched area. This machine is so nice in this capacity, that I keep it set up just for linear stretching. It is not very noticeable in the picture that I took of the die set, but inserted into the bottom of the upper die is a small diameter 'rod' that runs front to rear. It is a few thousands on an inch lower at the rear of the die, so it hits a little harder in the rear, making smaller numbers of passes required to stretch a wider lip. I love it!

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Old 11-23-2014, 01:12 PM
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That is such a cool project. I enjoyed seeing it at the RedNeck Round-Up.

Can't wait to see it again. Looks like your making great progress.

I'm swamped at work right now so not much going on in the shop, but lots of inspiration from posts like this.


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Old 03-30-2015, 12:54 PM
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Been quite busy on some other car restoration issues, but have been doing some work on the speedster as time permits. The motor has been run on the run-in stand, the frame has been powder coated and the motor has been installed in the frame. Have decided to rivet the aluminum panels to the body with aircraft processes involved. Copper anodized aluminum truss head rivets are going to be used. I have been finishing out the lower body panels for the final fit prior to the riveting, and have fitted the upper frame section with receptacles to use the Dzus fastening system for the upper body panels that I want to be able to remove.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:13 PM
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Hi Will looks like you are making great progress!!!
Should be ready to give rides at your gathering of shapers
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:10 PM
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That is not likely, but in the event that it is possible, it looks likes a very brave, non-intellectual 'little person' would be the only candidate for that rear seat.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:48 AM
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Nice bit of progress there.
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