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Riley 9 Brooklands Monoposto Special, 1929 - First Cut.

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Slow goin' still with one hand behind my back, well....maybe not literally but it
might as well be. Got no strength in it and pains shoot up the right arm anytime
I grab anything.
That said, I've been itchin' like a man up a fuzzy tree to get going since before
the holidays. So I'm gonna get started on the Brooklands. It's gonna have to
get built like I would move a mountain.....one shovel full at a time.
If I get just one thing done each day, sometime this summer I hope to put the
last dab of paint on it.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/riley_9_brooklands&page=3
Denny G

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
That is the spirit Denny!
Wish you were closer.....I would love to come over and offer up a second pair of hands.
Your post yesterday inspired me to work on my Kart today!
Good Roads
Brian

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
The keel has been layed!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Dave
You and I are the late night guys on this forum.
Denny won't be up of another 3 hours???
Brian

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Yeah, you old night owls are just getting to sleep bout the time I'm getting
up. Still on my first cup of coffee waiting for the mutt to get up and take
me out for my early morning walk.

I like that reference Dave, couldn't come up with a better synonym myself.

Found another Bonhams post for the sale of my Brooklands inspiration car,
so I was up till 11:00 coping and blowing up more detail pictures.

Weather has been just super here. All the Box Elder bugs have been coming
out of the wood work trying to get to the outside and I guess that's what's happening
with me also. Can't wait to get out to the barn. I'll finish cutting out the cheeks today
and tack the bundles together for the final sizing. Might even get to layout the wrappers
for the horns and rear kickup. They'll be straight so I'll stack them and dress up the width
in the mill
The Swan's neck is going to have a 2"curved offset on each side.
I'm not sure if I can do the bending of the cheeks yet with out using my right
hand. I can however make the jig's I'll need for welding, mill the miters on the
straight 1x3 sections and make up the doublers that I'll use inside the splices.
Good thing I've had a lot of experience with left handed tig work, that will
come in handy now.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
After reading that I am tired just thinking about it.
Glad my frame rails will be straight longitudinally and parallel!
Brian

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Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
1911 CycleKart Racing "Yellow Peril"
Wow ! great start Denny......say where'd you get that nice lite on yer saw ? hope you get the other arm back soon....old dog

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
AKA, a ladder Brian? You can always us it to clean out the gutters if
you get tire of Cyclekarting.

Light was a prize at a Christmas party my sister had. It also telescopes
out about 24".

dg

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dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
Nice work Dennis!

I see that you are using all of those wiggly bits of the original inspiration car. I have not decided on which inspiration car to use in my final design of my cyclekart, but I like your choice.

Vince.


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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Yep Vince, that's my baby. Was expected to sell for around $100,000 u.s.
back in 2012, don't know who has it now.
I've also got quite a bit gathered up for a 1927 GN Gnome, which is also
a single seat special that was assembled post war.
dg

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Boy, it's sure been dead around here lately. Must be weather that's keeping everyone
inside this winter.
Had a bad week, got tied up with lots of chasing around most every day, plus Canada
is sending us some of their cold weather. It's been back down in the teens today,
that makes for work in the barn slow cuz I gotta run inside every 20 minutes to warm
my fingers and toes.

But.....I did manage to get a little done on the frame rails. Need to figure out
what I'm gonna do for the tail end of the frame. Got the cheeks tacked in place
and plan on cutting the wrappers tomorrow, then I can finish up welding the splices
and turn my attention to the cross members.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/165025298
dg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-02-25 07:43 PM by Denny Graham.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Hey Denny.
That frame is a great replica. Do you plan on putting in the big lightening holes, or just
simulating them somehow?

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Coming along nicely with the frame Denny,you sure choose a complicated approach,lots of welding to do.
If you are gonna make the holes(i think you will)i suggest you must weld some pipe in the holes for strenght as i do with my frame(making it heavier)grinning smiley

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
That's one of the details I've been agonizing over from the very first time I spotted the car Dave.
I'm using 14ga. for my chassis knowing that I would be removing strength from the tubes
if I did opt to punch the holes in them. I'd better make my decision pretty quick before I
join the side rails or it''s going to be a bear to wrestle into a drill press or mill.
Removing the 28 holes would lighten the frame by about 3lbs. Another problem lightening
holes in a tube chassis would be the garbage that would collect in the tubes with no practical
way to get it cleaned out.
I could cut 1" sections of 2" x .049" tube and tack it into the holes, that would keep the majority
of the big crap out, but moisture could be trapped in the tubes. Welding the tubes into the rails
all round not only would be a monumental task but would be very difficult to do and still maintain
a crisp decent looking hole. That's based on a lifetime of welding, most of the last 40 doing tig welding.
The tubes would add just under 3 lb., so weight wise it would be a wash.

dg

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I thought about decals. Just too hokey, even for a vinyl guy like me. I think I would cut the holes in just the outer walls, put in some scuppers at the low points aft, and slosh the insides with paint. Mostly just dirt and little rocks will get in there and you could flush it after a dirty run I
suppose.

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