Member Page: Bill Bailey
Member ID: wrbailey01Status: Free Member
Tumwater, Washington, USA
Member Since: 2015-04-24
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Last Login: 2017-03-26 09:14
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Posted on: Monday June 29, 2015
Sunday before Tieton went down to Dan Martin's industrial park for a last test run before Tieton - crashed the car, bent both springs and the axle and put a hole in One of Dan's buildings. Fortunately, Dennis Backstrom had a spare rolling chassis and loaned me a front end for Tieton. Got the CK back together, went to Tieton, recruited my first team driver, and had a great time. Will be putting on the engine cover soon and making some needed improvements after multiple problems in Tieton - m...
Posted on: Wednesday June 17, 2015
Made quite a bit of progress this week. Got my rear wheels done, put the skin on the body, louvered the front, bushed my spindles (there was so much play it was dangerous), built my radiator from 17 pieces of scrap plywood and a BBQ grate, and took a test drive. Dennis Backstrom (who has been mentoring me through the build), Daniel Martin and I met at Daniel's industrial park and took our 3 new cars for a few laps. My brakes and steering were poor so I had to put that on priority. Hopefu...
Posted on: Thursday June 11, 2015
Poster board body to get the cut list for the skin. Ordered the aluminum and got it in two days online. Half the price of local source. Don't have access to roller so just used all my clamps, my trailer tie downs and some duct tape to secure the aluminum in place and screwed it down (lots of screws). Moving right along - now if I could just get my rear wheels done....
Posted on: Friday June 5, 2015
Added electric start ( start button on dash). Built a remote choke linkage and added choke to dash with engine cutoff switch (see pics). Started working on header ( need to route down and back - more welding challenges. Worked some on body, will eventually skin over with aluminum. Cutting and molding the aluminum for the engine cowling ( a bit over my head - but after hitting 70 what the he'll isn't). More pics:
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