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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Speaking of "cowls"......I have 1/2 of the 1955 Buick (I think that is what it was off of??confused smiley) fan shroud that
I used as part of my Miller cowl. So yesterday, when I was in need for a cool piece to assist with the modifications
required for my MGA's trans tunnel to clear the new V6 motor, S10 Bell housing, T5 Temec Trans......I envisioned
the remaining half (cut in half again) as a repurposed piece of the modification.
Only problem is, that my brain had already stored this 200" did piece of fan shroud (that could be used in its entirety
as the "Cowl" for my CK Ice Racer project that is currently on the drawing board in my head???eye rolling smiley
Oh so many thoughts and not enough parts???angry smiley
So the dilemma is......cut it up tomorrow for the project at hand or save it for next months needs???
Life is just not simple!eye rolling smiley
smileys with beer
Brian
PS
Thanks for posting Denny........I got it the first time!

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
It's nice to recycle pre-formed tin for the project at hand Brian. But I would think
you of all people should see the benefit to having a shot bag and hammer and
an E-Wheel for your body work. Or.....maybe dad's to proud to take advice
from the kid???
That tin work that Levi is turning out is super sharp and he makes it look easy to
hammer it into any shape he wants.
Denny G

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 36728 by Denny Graham It's nice to recycle pre-formed tin for the project at hand Brian. But I would think
you of all people should see the benefit to having a shot bag and hammer and
an E-Wheel for your body work. Or.....maybe dad's to proud to take advice
from the kid???
That tin work that Levi is turning out is super sharp and he makes it look easy to
hammer it into any shape he wants.
Denny G
Levi does make it look easy (he has the arms of a blacksmith and his hands are not arthritic yet!eye rolling smiley
I am a much better welder than he is! And my eye works in a different way.
That is part of the challenge that gives me satisfaction.
Brian
And we have a couple hundred miles between us, and he took most of his hammers with him!

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I can certainly understand "my eye works in a different way". If I could only
keep my 'eye' on the road, maybe I could get something done on the Riley.

About that ice racer??? Air you thinkin' about a super simple rail job like
those the guys were running in the video?? It shouldn't take very long
to throw one of those together. Simplify the front end with a straight tube
beam axle and GM type spring mount and as I posted elsewhere, simple
old style go kart steering. Come to think about it.....I did buy extra 1x3
with the intent of building a second kart......
Dang it Brian......you gotta quit puttin' those ideas in me head!!!!!

Out to the barn to crank up the heat, talk at ya later.
dg

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes, it is those ideas that keep popping into my head that have me staying up late and waking up early??eye rolling smiley
But yes, a "SIMPLE" CK that could be built quickly (not 2 years) just for fun.
I have the Ducatti shipping crate fo the frame, and have already made a set of 1/4 elliptic springs from an old skidoo.
And with all of the drive train components I have collected for cyclekarts one the past two years, building one in a month
would not be much of a stretch.
It is just the heat I am taking from those around me to finish "one thing at a time!"confused smiley
I am just a kid trying to have a little fun with my life, wishing my body was as young as my mind. Just can't seem to put in
the shifts I used to.
It is morning and things do not hurt as much this time of day..........so I should just get dressed and get out to the shop and
get at "Something"..........Welding on the MGA Chassis, Putting the floor in the CK Trailer, Finishing the Tail on the Miller,
Wiring lights in the Attic of Barn #1and getting it ready to have more insulation blown in so I can't use the excuse of being to
cold out in the CK shop to finish the Miller.
Something?????????
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
It has been a good week in the CK world for me.thumbs up
Between a nice long chat with Ed about his new project, a visit from Michael, a couple of new
members of interest here on the Forum, plus a little more action here........the juices have started
to flow a gain for me!hot smiley
I know Christmas is a busy family time for most, and not the most active time the CK world, but
for me it may be a time to get something done on the Miler over the holidays.smiling bouncing smiley
It would be nice to see some of my old CycleKart friends posting again here on the Forum while sitting
in front of the fire enjoying a hot or cold beverage over the holidays.
Who knows who will end up being inspired the most....the poster or the reader!
Merry Christmas to All.
Brian

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Check your PMs.



S'all for now!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 36743 by carChips Check your PMs.
Yes I am I was up before 5:00 am (went to be too early I guess) and CycleKarts were bouncing
around in my head again, so I couldn't sleep!
Dave must ave inspired me?????confused smiley
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Miller got moved off of the CK table yesterday........but this is just a temporary set back, while I build another CK
this week.tongue sticking out smiley
Yes, I have some time off .......so I plan to make good use of it.smiling bouncing smiley
Will be back on the Miller after New Years day or before .....depending on whether the Ice Racer is finished???eye rolling smiley
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I don't want to get side tracked from the current project at hand, as I sometimes do??eye rolling smiley
But, yesterday when I finally made it back out to the CycleKart Shop, I looked longingly at
the Miller (which is so close to being finished) and thought I had better get back at it too!
Need to finish the tail and paint it.......could do the tail now, so it is ready to disassemble
and paint when it warms up a little.
SO.....the Miller is not forgotten!thumbs up
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
She is still calling me!
Weather is supposed to be warming up a little in the next couple of weeks!
So...............???
Brian

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