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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by hqmon on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 6:52 pm

Is this 1/8th scale or larger? Cant recall it being mentioned.

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Thu 03 Jul 2014, 9:24 am

hgmon, it is 1/4 scale. Here's a snap of the corner of the computer room with some of the models.
This will give a comparison to other scales. 1/8 corvette on shelf and 1/6 Liberty Hemi engine.
I like the amount of detail you can put into large scale stuff and building in 1/4 scale means the
cars are unique as there are no parts available for them.....gotta make all of it.

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by blatdriver on Thu 03 Jul 2014, 10:40 am

bigthumbsup nice
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by allan on Mon 21 Jul 2014, 11:32 am

iagree cool too.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 3:10 pm

Almost finished the bodywork. There will be a lot of flush fitting fasteners on the alloy panels.
The screws are temp. Molding tires and wheels tomorrow.  Cover for blower pop-off and air intake panels still to make.





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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by truges on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 2:42 pm

Man that is beautiful. Does it run?

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 5:48 pm

truges, no it doesn't run, just for display.
thanks
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 8:15 am

Test rotary cast of rear tire.

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by checkmate on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 10:12 pm

bowdown bowdown bowdown

wowwee

That is sensational work.

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm

Thought you might like to see the weird machine that casts the tires.



It's doing the nose-cone for the roadster in this pic.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by slowlylearning on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 3:07 pm

You build a machine to cast tyres? That's awesome!!!

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by mgy125 on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 7:07 pm

That machine looks to be a real Reubgoldberg.  You are truly creative.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Thu 13 Nov 2014, 7:23 am

checkmate and slowlylearning, thanks.

mgy125, I think more people in this part of the world would relate to "Heath Robinson" as a builder
of strange devices.

It is very calming to watch the machine run. Smile
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Fri 14 Nov 2014, 8:52 am

The nose has an opening to allow air to be picked up forward of the salt that is kicked up by the front tires.
Air box and tube mockup....

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 1:47 pm

Here is an early type port injection system used in about 1958. Engine almost finished.



Large pix: http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/dpride47/Engine-Port-Injection_zpsbba7792d.jpg~original
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by allan on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 9:33 am

AWESOME work going on here, I am flat out building a small one let a lone one this big. Shocked can not wait to see it done popcorn
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 6:34 pm

Seat belts finished.



Made from bra strap hardware.

EDIT: should have written both cars use same seat belt construction. This was easier than taking another pic.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by allan on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 5:53 pm

bigthumbsup popcorn
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Wed 03 Dec 2014, 6:58 pm

This is now finished....except for the little bits that will never be finished. Smile 







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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dv8v8 on Wed 03 Dec 2014, 7:24 pm

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by harley fan on Wed 03 Dec 2014, 7:31 pm

excellent work mate, sad to see this build come to an end have really enjoyed watching it coming together, what can we look forward to next

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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by blatdriver on Thu 04 Dec 2014, 8:39 am

wow terrific bigthumbsup Fantastic work
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by dpride on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 4:52 pm

Thanks to the people who took the time to leave a comment.
harley fan. I'm finished with building these, so no more on this forum.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by Tubman on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 11:26 am

Bloody awesome job mate. I too am sad to see it completed, loved the updates. Didn't always comment but definitely drooled each time you updated it.
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Re: Salt Flats Roadster

Post by allan on Tue 09 Dec 2014, 9:20 pm

terrific hellyeah awesome work on it. A+ winner
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