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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
You nailed it Rhys
Shipping from both of your last two locations to the USA or Canada make this a DIY projector me.
Even though I would love to have a set of yours....they looked beautiful.
So what was your final diameter on the lollipop circles. and did you make the spider washers from spring steel?
Thanks for keeping us up to date.
Brian

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Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
It still seems strange to me that freight of very few dollars (less than a slab of beers) is a stopper for some when the same will travel thousands of miles to events! Not getting at you Brian, and you have all the skills, so why not do it yourself. Need to measure the discs for you when I won't disturb the household manager. She wakes later than me.

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes, it is already tomorrow there again isn't it?
And also Yes to how the human mind equates things when dealing with purchase.
For us in Canada right now, we have two things going against us; One is our government and all
of the idiotic rules we have in place to collect the money they think they lost since the "Free Trade Agreement"
with the USA & Mexico. Duty = no more on most stuff
Tax= double!
Brokerage Fees = some much that it makes it cheaper for me to drive to the USA (70 miles one way), pay fee to the place I have everything shipped, take the wife out for Mexican Food, have bars at the pub, pay the taxes on returning to Canada and driving home.
And our gas is at $1.19/litre.

The second is our dollar? It is costing me 30% more to purchase the same parts as it did last year at this time.
No chance of it getting better for at least the next 4 years, unless they impeach Trump!
So.......I just equate everything to wine. The part I hit Buy it Now for last night on ebay was...."should I have this and go with one less
bottle of wine tomorrow?" or think that it is $30 I shouldn't have spent on my cycle kart???
I have the equipment to build anything! Just have to justify the time (even though I am supposed to be retired, I still have the potential to make
money each day or spend it???
Brian

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Frazetti Gold Member Kurt Seedhouse
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Friction Pads for "Nostalgia shocks" I found Online



http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Replacement-Friction-Pads-for-Offenhauser-Friction-Shocks,24984.html


Again these two pictures were courtesy of Revs Institute


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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I still can't figure out the significance of the irregular shaped centre holes in some of the pieces??
And the brass dust shield an who it attaches?
Does it act as another disc that would be against one of the finer friction dics?
I need to understand exactly which pieces turn and which do not.
Pictures, pictures, pictures, please!
Brian

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Just keeping this informative thread alive, and still looking for answers?????
Brian

Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
PM sent Woody

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