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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
I am not much for long explanations on what had been and where it is today. The full size version was called a 27 Track Roadster or what was called Midget racers in the 1930 not an exact replica but my style. The attached photos are from the start of the front axle and up to where I am today. Thanks for the opportunity.



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Moleman Christopher Kaprielian
San Jose, California, USA   USA
Wow, very nice axle, looks like it is cast not welded.
Following!

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
I had one goal today that was getting the frame on all 4 wheels. I think the most difficult was mounting the tires on the rims.



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Way to go Al
Looks nice and low.thumbs up
You are ahead of me. But I did get back to the shop today, for the first in a week!
Good Roads
Brian

Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
Exotic Al! If mounting tyres was hard, you have made everything else sound easy!
I do tyres with a bit of talc on the tube, some lubricant on the bead, and they go on with bare hands. I have done lots though and developed techniques which are easy to show, and hard to describe.

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Al
You used Jack's rear hubs......how did you like the fit? And did you use the bolts he supplied or go up a size?
Curious!
Brian



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-02-03 02:37 AM by Woodysrods.

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Rhys,
I used WD-40 and all it did was make my hands slippery, I'll use you method for sure on the next set.

Brian,
This has been a good week for me I've spent some quality time in the shop, hope you have the same!
I do like the hubs the fit was free of any slop they were nicely done I will buy another set for the next CK.
Have you thought about the how to improve the hard ride we had without rear suspension.
Al



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Had a full weekend in the house on the couch sick!
Lots of R&D time and too much time here on the Forum
But, I was about to go stir crazy (need to be building something)
Got back to the shop today for the first time and accomplished a few things, still not up to par.
Yes, I still want to suspend the seat.
But the more things I add the more weight and more complicated things become. I know It is hard
for guys like us to rein it back and keep this as non complicated and fun as it should be.
I too have been wanting to mount my tires to my new rims I have had since I saw you last in Tieton
(picked up rims there, and the tire were waiting for me at the border on my way back home).......But,
I have friend with a jig tool for checking true, .....but I need to install the bearings first, .....but I don't know if
I am going use the front spindles I got from Jack or make new ones c/w 3/4" axles.......but that means a bearing change
(which nobody seem to have the definitive answer to, using Jack's wheels 35 mm. including Jack?)
So you cn see why my head is about to explode!
Good Roads
Brian
Love your chassis' stance!



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CederholmC Gold Member Carl E. Cederholm
BROOKLYN, NY, USA   USA
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air "The Sled"
1969 MG MGB GT "Supercharged"
1972 MG MGB "Brooklyn B"
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Beautiful craftsmanship!

~ Carl

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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Are those spindles cut from C channel, bent for camber and a grade 8 axle bolt run through from the inside?
That will be tough as nails. I like it. A guy could leave enough meat on that channel for arm.

Dave

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Denbob Dennis Backstrom
Olympia, Washington, USA   USA
1934 CycleKart Race Car "Hudson Indy Special"
AL. Buddy , looking very good. You are a Bad Man. Looking forward to seeing you
At tieton.
Regards. Otto Piloti

Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
I use a small amount of diluted dishwash liquid on the bead.

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Dave,
I thought about using channel to begin with but ended up making them from flat plate and bent them to shape. I welded a ½ thick x 1-1/8 dia boss to the outside of the spindle yoke, drilled through both than reamed to size for the axle press fit no welding.

Brian, Christopher, Carl, Dennis T, Dennis B, and Rhys for the comments and suggestions.
Al



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Firehouse9114 Nick Walters
Spencertown, NY, USA   USA
The front suspension and axle look awesome, I didn't think about welding to the spring! That doesn't affect the tempering or make it brittle? Time to start my 2nd build soon, putting ideas together



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