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Bitalli Vitaliy Koyy
Bathgate, West Lothian, UK   GBR
I am still with Vic on old sofa leather for a seat, although appreciate it's not easy to stitch together and you know what you are doing anyway.
Personally I wish I had found a right type of aged sofa at the time, I used new soft leather with lots of texture, but it's my least favourite part of the car. Can't wait for it to age!

Just my 5p.

Kind regards
Vitaliy

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
As I've grown to expect from you Vitaliy, gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Nothing wrong
with having something that looks showroom fresh. That's the way I like my old trucks
to look. Not a big fan of "patina".
Who did the stitching on that upholstery??? Must have been professionally done, right?

How did you roll the wire edge in the cockpit opening? I've seen Lazze do it with a set of
dies for his bead roller. Can't imagine any way to do it with out one.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL



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Bitalli Vitaliy Koyy
Bathgate, West Lothian, UK   GBR
Hi Denny

Cyclekart diet presumes good sleep, what are you doing online at 4am!!!

I am glad you like it because without exaggeration I barely tolerate it, only because leather stitching is the only things I had to pay somebody else to do for me and I have no money to redo it, believe me I would.

Now that you said it I will try to see it in a new light...

Kind regards Vitaliy



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Down at 8:00, up at 3:00, walk the mutt, put the coffee on, get the wood burner
fired up in the barn, take a few metal working lessons on the net from Lazze,
get some ideas for a few more roller dies, finalize my drawing for the Radius
attachment. Five hours is good till noon, then short nap, good till 8:00 and
the whole thing starts over again......I hope.

Leather stitching is one of the talents that I've long wanted to squire. But.....
it is one of those that seems to always be just out of reach, like playing
the guitar has always been. I've bought a few old used machines over
the years but never could bring myself to spending big money on a
"real" leather stitcher.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/sewing_machines
Denny G


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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
I was going to ask you how you attached the "brake drums" to the wheels, but after looking at your pictures, I see they don't rotate with the wheels. I'm still undecided if I'm going to do the brake drum thing. I like the look, and bolting mine to the inside of the hub in the rear would be easy. The front wheels would need some kind of inside cover to bolt them to.
Also, I've been working on my design for real spinners like the old Millers had. A large diameter center with two tiny little arms. I'll post pics when they're done.


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I too, am working on my design for "Real" looking Miller knock offs, and have been thinking and re thinking it for 6 months now.
And yes, my front drums are stationary and the rears turn with the wheels as the are attached to the hubs withe the "hub to wheel" bolts.
Maybe we should collaborate on these spinners ( why re invent the wheel.....pardon the pun) and make multiple sets????
Brian

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
I could make a wood one to use as a pattern to make castings.
What would the cost be?
Could a bunch of them be cast and sold to offset expenses?

I know of a small family owned aluminum foundry in Wisconsin that could probably do it.

Here's what I have so far.

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
If we just cast them as a solid blank, they could be machined with any size hole and thread for any application.

Bitalli Vitaliy Koyy
Bathgate, West Lothian, UK   GBR
Gents

Unless you are going to make a ton of them, it might be cheaper to machine them from solid aluminium flat bar (it's dead cheep) as you will have to thread mill the internals and flatten the back anyway.

Just MHO.

Kind regards Vitaliy

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PDXBryan Bryan Dickerson
Troutdale, OR, USA   USA
Mike Thorpe has some great looking spinners on the 1914 Mercedes. Maybe you don't have to 'recreate the wheel (spinner)'. ;^)

Here are some pictures (you can probably search for better ones).
http://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,10997,page=3

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 28904 by PDXBryan Mike Thorpe has some great looking spinners on the 1914 Mercedes. Maybe you don't have to 'recreate the wheel (spinner)'. ;^)

Here are some pictures (you can probably search for better ones).
http://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,10997,page=3
I have a set of Mike's that he gave me last year at Tieton.
PS Thanks again Mike!
But Miller ones are a different shape, as shown in Ricks drawings.
Yes the have been discussed a lot on a separate thread.
Rick, I agree with Vitaliy that machining is a cheaper and easier route than casting, and would have to be done in quantity.
We have a couple of foundries near by, and have had things cast before for a reasonable price.
But, I have a friend with two 1/2 million dollar CNC machines. And once the program is loaded, these things could be spit out like widgets!
I have a three piece design in mind, that I could draw up on a napkin but not on the computer.
Let's share dimensions and maybe Chuck can make our blueprint???
With a mill, lathe, and time the would be easy to make ourselves!
So, how many Miller CycleKart guys are out there x 4. And what sale price would make them attractive enough for our CycleKart budget minded friends?
Brian
Speeddemon.....please do not post on my threads anymore! This is the last time I will ask before having the Administrators deal with you!

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, PA, USA   USA
I would be happy to assist. Have you looked at the Miller/Offy website drawing list to see if the actual knock-off drawing exists? Leo Goosen was a wonderful archivist; I was able to obtain gear drawings for reference while writing a magazine article on the Miller FWD unit that raced the Indy 500 for over 25 years.
Send me a pdf of a sketch and I'll gladly turn it into a tolerance drawing. 2-d only though; this is one old dog with a limited set of tricks.

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Back to work on the CK yesterday!
Felt Great!thumbs up
Brian

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
So.....we can assume that you are no longer........


DG

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes, I am back in the snow, working on detox and cyclekart!
Brian


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