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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
We were thinkin' along the same lines Martin, cept I was simply gonna say,
Picky, picky Don!
Yep, one ell of an effort for the cause Brian, and you to Al. Great job of promoting
the sport last weekend guys. Sure makes me feel delinquent for what I'm putting
into it back here in Illinois.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL
p.s. And to think.....the talk show guy was complaining about the dusting of snow
we got over the weekend. I wonder what he'd have to say if he had to
tunnel his way to the dunny.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Hey Al or Brian, when ya'll get caught up on yer sleep, maybe one of you can fill
me in on the transport. I noticed what looks like 1 1/2" square tube braces
for the tailgate on Brian's truck. Was that to take the weight off the stock tailgate
straps or did you use that to strap it down? And how is it attached, looks like there
are some sort of hitch-pins at the top?
Tks
DG

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Good Morning Denny
I bought these GREAT tie downs from "Macs" ......easiest aftermarket kit I have ever installed (Albert got a set last year for Tieton), but as my truck is a short box the rear wheels of my CK will sit on the tail gate. So, the last mounting anchor is mounted at the top of the tailgate. Thus, when you ratchet them tight around the wheel there would have been a tenancy to "lift" the tailgate.
So at 11:00 pm Wednesday night, when I returned home from the car club meeting, I went out into the shop and fabricated a set of angle iron
struts out of an old bed frame to hold the gate in the down position.
The eye bolts to fasten it were to serve as multi purposed fasteners. Loops for timing anything to if needed and thumb screws, so as not to need tools to remove or install. They work GREAT!
Except one fell behind the plastic in my dash after the thief that broke into my truck and stole my stereo tore the dash face off.
It was a weekend of endless stories.angry smiley
But, we are home safe and preparing for the next adventure.
Brian

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Just popin' in for a sandwich and maybe a short noon nap. I gotta
do some "weekend recovery" my self.
I see now. Ya had to gusset up the tailgate to keep it from lifting.
when you cinched up the belts. Thanks.
I've looked at Mac's tie downs, great stuff but way to pricey for
this old mans budget, Think I'll have to stick to clothesline for
the time being.
I'm hoping to use my '50 Chevy 3600 for a car (kart) hauler,
if I ever get past the fabrication stage. The bed is plenty long
enough to support even a long WB (72" )like the Riley is going
to be.
Headin' back out to the shop now. Making a weld fixture for the rear
hubs. Gonna make a few sets, always thinking of the future you know.
I was hoping someone could take a tape to their VKCo. hubs and verify
the dimensions, but apparently everyone what's got them is to busy.
So...... I'm just using my best guess. Can't see much in the way of making
any improvement on them, they are pretty basic.
dg

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dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 32528 by Denny Graham I was hoping someone could take a tape to their VKCo. hubs and verify
the dimensions, but apparently everyone what's got them is to busy.
dg

Hey Denny,

If you can wait till later tonight, I can get the measurements for you.

Vince.

Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
I drove up on Sunday for the show and found the kart display.


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Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
You did up a real nice display.


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Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
I have more photos in with the rest of the photos of the show here : About 2/3 of the way down the page https://robertdavison.smugmug.com/2018-Spokane-Speed-and-Custom-Show


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Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
I'll say this, the vast majority of the cars in the whole show were top quality cars from around the region. Unlike a show I went to a month ago there were no "filler" cars in the show and those of us where spectating felt that we more than got our money's worth. The three karts on display matched the quality level of most of the big cars on display in the rooms and well represented the hobby. That they got put in the room with some of the top cars in the US including a former Riddler award winner rather than off over in what might be a "back" room was a big plus.

The three distinctly different styles made the display interesting too. One that resembled a vintage Indy roadster from the early 50's a T hot rod that again a lot of folks can relate to and the Bugatti style kart all added class to the display. Well done.

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Thanks Dave!



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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Pm'd ya Vince.
dg

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Made it to the COMANCHEROS CAR show in Pinehurst ID this weekend almost 300 vehicles the only 2 pictures I took are attached. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the speedster it was 1 of 3 made in 1918 based on the Model T but has been updated with disk front brakes and electric fuel pump. Lots of pictures of all the cars on the "The Gents Auto Club" Facebook page.



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RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Did you get a lot of attention and people asking about cyclekarts?

Randy

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Al
You are the "Good Will Ambassador" for CycleKarting in Eastern Wa.thumbs up
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
The spectators asked the most how fast will it go. I gave out information about the Cyclekartclub.com and the Builders Guide which seemed well received. We will see if the member map gets any new additions.



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