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Member Page: Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz

Member ID: gearguy
Status: Free Member
Oil City, PA, USA   USA
Member Since: 2016-10-21
Home Site: The CycleKart Club
Last Login: 2018-04-19 08:12
Forum Activity: 2018-04-19 08:13
Forum Posts: 233
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Life long car & racing enthusiast. Started drafting classes at age 11. Have been in the gear business over 45 years; now own/operate a gear consulting firm.

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Member Journal – Building Basement Babet

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Plywood Race Cars

Posted on: Thursday February 15, 2018

Xylon750

I have been interested in building a wooden race car since first hearing about the balsa wood based F1 car in 1965/66. Until today I thought it was an "otherworldly" idea. This photo showed up on FB today of noted racer Frank Costin [the Cos in Cosworth) and his 750cc special. No wonder the Kiwis were willing to try balsa wood! Xylon 'The Ugly Duckling' Designed by Frank Costin, famous for the Vanwalls and numerous Lotus sports racing cars, the Xylon was (and still is) better known as the '..]the Cos in Cosworth) and his 750cc special. No wonder the Kiwis were willing to try balsa wood! Xylon 'The Ugly Duckling' Designed by Frank Costin, famous for the Vanwalls and numerous Lotus sports racing cars, the Xylon was (and still is) better known as the '...

Progress Report/New Equipment

Posted on: Saturday December 16, 2017

Not ready to post photos yet - lines on plywood do not show up well. I will be cutting the five big pieces this week and plan to post photos then. Big news is the much better half alerting me to an estate sale/on-line auction for a radial arm saw. I had one from 1980 to 2007 and regret trading it for race car parts. Got this one for $45! It will greatly speed making rabbet joints on the .75" x 1.5" strips that will join my plywood bulkheads to the plywood bottom. I'll be screwing & gluing the s...

Background Info

Posted on: Friday December 8, 2017

T32concept

In case some are not familiar with the T-32 Bugatti, here are some photos, drawings, and a sketch of my design concept.

My Plywood Monococque Bugatti Tank Project

Posted on: Friday December 8, 2017

After a relocation delay of nine months, construction of my cycle kart finally began today. As a consequence of downsizing from a four car garage to a generously sized two car garage, most of the work will take place in my basement. American oval racing fans will instantly recognize the term “Basement Bessie” because of the famous homebuilt car that went on to a long and successful racing career. I’ve rebuilt a midget [speedcar] in the basement of an apartment building so I understand the ...


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