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Body panels 001
I ordered a 4 x 8 piece of 3003 .040 aluminum, and had it delivered to the house. When I got home from work, I saw that it was white. Both sides. Hmmm. The sales guy didn't mention it would be white. But I decided to give it a try. If it works as well as mill finish, I'm one step ahead because when it comes time to paint it. I won't have to mess with zinc chromate primer on the bare aluminum. I can just sand this a little and paint it. Well, all the hammering I've done so far have yet to blemish that white paint they put on it. It doesn't crack, peel or chip, no matter what I do ...



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Well, here it is Tues. April 17th.....2 days after the 44th Annual "Radical Speedsport Car Show".....the largest ISCA indoor show in Eastern Canada with over 200 vehicles. I have been a part of the show for all of the 44 years. This year I entered 4 vehicles.... a 1934 Ford Roadster Pick Up street rod/dragster (250 Chevy I-6 and a Powerglide), a 1929 Ford Sedan Delivery street rod with a Chevy 350 V-8, 4 spd auto, and an all original '76 Cheverolet Monza Towne Coupe Spyder with a 4.3 liter V-8.....these three all took 1st place in each of their respective classes. My 4th vehicle was my specia...



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Next challenge is to motorize my Blower Bentley. With careful planning it should fit where the rear seat is. Will lose the rear drum brakes unfortunately and maybe have to change the 19'' wheels for 17''.




 



control room
A few new photo's of the alfa. Some new paint work below the chassis rails and i found it necessary to cut and fit a vent above the exhaust header. Also put an air scoop under the motor to assist cooling.




 



Assembly and build bench
I have received a few questions about my cyclekart wheels that I will address here. I have designed the wheels to mount on standard Azusa 4 x 4 hubs: Azusa spindles and hubs The wheel hubs consist of two spoke plates and two aluminium spacers that sandwich a mounting plate. These are all bolted together with eight safety-wired nuts and bolts. Hub parts and rough assembly H...




 



Went to the local re-purpose depo today (AKA Town Dump) Managed to score a piece of 1/4" Steel plate for the engine mount and a Small coil over shock from a mountain bike that I hope to incorporate into a sprung seat. The nice thing about "shopping at the "Depo" is the fact that there is a very liberal return policy for things that do not work out as planned. As stated in the previous post, getting closer to actual building! Stay tuned.......




 



Speedometer 002
Speedometer is done. There will be three more gauges but I haven't made the bezels or glass yet. I'm pretty happy with the dash so far.




 



1935 Alvis Speed 25 Roadster
So after lurking on the forum absorbing ideas, info and inspiration for about the last year, I have now reached a point where I have purchased enough of the requisite bits and pieces for my first cart that I am firmly committed to going ahead with the project. While I have yet to firmly land on an inspiration car I have done a fair bit of preliminary design work on a 37 Alvis Speed 25 Special (Photo attached) That said I continue to be seduced by many others that I have seen as well. - Sigh! One of the things I like about the simplicity of these cars is that within reason, the Basic...




 



Progress 3 25 18 003
I had to bolt the front suspension back on to figure out where the brake fluid reservoir could go, and I got carried away. I put everything that I have done to this point back on, just so I could take a couple pics. It's starting to look like a race car.




 



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For those of us who are keeping score at home: I've chose 12 degrees of kingpin inclination, 0 degrees of camber, adjustable caster, adjustable toe, full Ackerman, and to take a big step forward toward completion.




 



just started mocking up my frame, rough layout




 



I spent hours on this throttle linkage. I made the bracket, cable clamp, arm, and arm pedestal. I used one of the springs off the original Predator throttle assembly for a return spring. It connects to a bracket screwed to the fan cover. I had to raise the tank about 3/8 of an inch to clear the cable and clamp. It works perfectly now, wide open when the pedal hits it's stop and idle when the pedal returns to normal position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Um2vYVvUM Sorry this posted twice. I don't know how I did that. It was the first time I used my new phone to post somet...




 



I spent hours on this throttle linkage. I made the bracket, cable clamp, arm, and arm pedestal. I used one of the springs off the original Predator throttle assembly for a return spring. It connects to a bracket screwed to the fan cover. I had to raise the tank about 3/8 of an inch to clear the cable and clamp. It works perfectly now, wide open when the pedal hits it's stop and idle when the pedal returns to normal position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Um2vYVvUM




 



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Most weekdays at noon, I can push a few buttons with my right index finger and send a CNC milling machine into it's warmup cycle; then, back at my desk, I can order a sandwich (with a few clicks of a mouse) using that same finger. Several dozen more pokes interspersed with a dozen or so hunt-and-pecks, and I have code for tool paths. With a sandwich now in my left hand, I can take a few more pokes at the mill's keypads. With the mill running, I can move about the shop handling near complete parts and bits of salvaged metal until the rest of my nonessential fingers are blackened. At 12:55, I us...




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