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Open wheeler gets a birthday

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:47 am

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Avon calling!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:46 am

Ding Dong...

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PostPost by: elan66 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:56 pm

Whats Leslie Phillips got to do with it? :wink:
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:34 pm

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Alfredo Costanzo doing some donut testing in a 1965 model.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:12 pm

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Chuck Krueger at the wheel of chassis 6653 in 1967. Picture courtesy of Mark Krueger.

This is the one we're working on now.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:06 pm

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Got the pulleys aligned OK with the belt gravitating to this position.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:31 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:12 pm

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PostPost by: Bud English » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:16 pm

Oh sure, just post the pic. Inquiring minds want to know... That's a nice clean bend but obviously not a trick, high dollar, bender. Sand filled? Did you have to use heat.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:17 pm

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:20 pm

Bud English wrote:Oh sure, just post the pic. Inquiring minds want to know... That's a nice clean bend but obviously not a trick, high dollar, bender. Sand filled? Did you have to use heat.



Dad made the bender - I think he's done it cold, just used lots of leverage but done it with good control and "smoothly" - he's not 100% satisfied with the result so he's gonna do another with now that he's got the technique down pat.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:59 pm

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Only one shrubbery had to die to get engine rolling toward tub!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:17 pm

I hope you've not got to fill the pool in to get the car out????

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:00 am

Car's not in the man cave, I'm taking the mill across Bass Straight to instal, I may get to do a few running in laps at Symmons Plains on Saturday before bringing back across next Wednesday and on to Adelaide for ANZAC Historics. (Fingers crossed......)
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:09 pm

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Winged keel is on
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