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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Well here we are! Officially past the holiday season, with 165 days until the "Tieton Grand Prix"
So, it is time to go to work on getting down to "Race Weight"
After months of drilling holes and using aerospace technology in construction methods on the CycleKart it is time to work on the largest component in the CK while on the racetrack.........ME!eye rolling smiley
Time to discard 30 lbs before Race Day!
No more (well at least cut back on) daily smileys with beer consumption.
Start some kind of exercise program to allow me to get in and out of the CK faster at pit stops.
Okay.....you get the picture.
The Challenge is On!hot smiley
Woody
PS
Unlike Bonneville, the 200 goal in the CycleKart World, is to be "Under" not "Over"!



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
From the pictures you've posted of yourself Brian, if you loose 30 lb.
and stand sideways.....we won't be able to see you.
What's the weight of that kart lookin' like so far???
Denny G

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 28367 by Denny Graham From the pictures you've posted of yourself Brian, if you loose 30 lb.
and stand sideways.....we won't be able to see you.
What's the weight of that kart lookin' like so far???
Denny G
Thanks for that Denny, but you forgot to throw in that I don't look a day over 50???winking smiley
So todays starting weight is 215 lbs............185 Target!
And the CK?.......230 lb Target???????
Yes, I add more steel (but light weight steel) everyday.
I had a long discussion with Dave the other day about this topic, as some of my brackets look heavy in the pictures.
1 1/2" x 1" body and floor hoops are not regular angle Iron but hand made from 18 ga.
I used steel as other sub structure gets welded to it and I felt that to get the same strength in aluminum uprights I would have to use 1/16 this Angle or at least .080 aluminum???
I really hope that I will be rewarded rather than disappointed on weigh in day.
Brian

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, AZ, USA   USA
1929 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME RIP Special"
Do it!

I have 2 words of advice: Keto Diet

Cut the carbs (below 18grams a day) and no sugar, no bread, not fruit...

I dropped 50 lbs. Since last April and I'm down to 180....

You can do it



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Bow
That is how I dropped 40 + lbs in 69 days a couple of years ago.
I don't eat sugar (except in Red Wine with Dark Chocolate), and we don't eat wheat except on special occasions, and it is not fruit season, but I do try to have an apple a day.
Easy to lose weight in the winter as we are not camping, where pancakes, bacon, and Margaritas are a daily temptations (oh and we have buttermilk in our Margaritas!)
I will keep you posted.
Brian

Bitalli Vitaliy Koyy
Bathgate, West Lothian, UK   GBR
I don't believe in Keto diet, or rather it being called a diet, because it should really be called Keto lifestyle.

I am back eating right and not only you lose weight, you seem to produce twice as many parts in the workshop, while completely forgetting hunger, fatigue and headache, associated with eating carbs.

Highly recommended!

Kind regards Vitaliy

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 28399 by Bitalli I don't believe in Keto diet, or rather it being called a diet, because it should really be called Keto lifestyle.

I am back eating right and not only you lose weight, you seem to produce twice as many parts in the workshop, while completely forgetting hunger, fatigue and headache, associated with eating carbs.

Highly recommended!

Kind regards Vitaliy
I agree!
And hopefully I will have a favourable weigh in on Saturday??
Just have to figure out how to avoid "Beer Fridays"????????smileys with beer
Brian

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, AZ, USA   USA
1929 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME RIP Special"
I agree with the lifestyle comments!

I figured out how to handle beer days.... I quit drinking....

We don't do any cheat days....

It works for us, and I figured out I'm a lot more productive in the garage without a beer or 3... LOL



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
The Norovirus plan seems to be working good for me.
Down 7 lbs in 3 days.
Hooray!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Dave
Hope you get well soon.
My 1 week weigh in comes on Tuesday??????
Keep you posted.
Did weigh some CK parts today.
My floor braces all came in at the same weight...... 0.9 lb ea. So times 4 the total car to 3.5 lbs. (one was 0.8 lb.)
I am going to start cutting an folding floor pans tomorrow.
I would love to have the floor completed by Monday night. Most of it is double floor.....0.040 outer skin with 0.080 inner floor, with a 1/2" air gap.
Brian



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
You guys must be on to something....I wouldn't have thought Cyclekarting
would be such a good weight loss program. Can we coin it the "Cyclekart Diet"?

Double wall floorboards with an air gap? Is that cuz your going to have so
little meat left on your bones after the "Cyclekart Diet" that you will need
the insulation from the cold to keep you warm?

You gotta be just about ready to get the 8N out and plow a track thru the snow
out back in the hay field. Body or not, giving that chassis a try would sure be
tempting to me after all that work.

Headin' back out to the barn.....more bead roller dies to do today.
Ya'll stay warm.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Denny I am wishing I had your bead roller ( or Levi's) here today.
And I wish I could find my "Finger Break" that is on of my barns??? But, has been lost for about 5 or so years!
The double floor is "Because of the weight", as I just can't see stepping directly on that 0.040 ga. aluminum floor while getting in and out of the CK. Also, with the seat bottom on a pivot....my but will also create some substantial down force while bouncing thru the Orchard.
Snowing here again today, but much warmer!
Moving on to the Aluminum today I hope (will use my other two breaks) with hopes of having the floor portion of the build completed by tomorrow night.
And yes I will take and post pictures.
As far as the drive the chassis.......it won't happen for me. As some of the major components are already painted and final assembled, but others are not. And I have construction & assembly "order" that I will adhere to!
Thus, the CK will be finished before the wheels go back on again (for only the second time)........it is apart now for body build.
Then, totally apart again for paint before final assembly.
Brian
PS
Moved back to the "Total" tail hinge thought again last night. Will still have opening hood top for quick access to the motor, but a hinged removable tail section would make Chain, TAV, and Brake access a whole lot easier.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Doin' a couple larger sets of offset dies this morning. Need to do some
large radius dies but won't be able to do turn them till I finish the radius
attachment for the lathe. Drew that up before sun up, and gonna start
on it this afternoon soon as I finish broaching the key ways in this
mornings job.

Hope you know I was just pullin' your Jeeber about the double belly pan.

Yep, it warmed up here today, dang near tropical now and it's gonna be
shirt sleeve weather the rest of the week.
Been wanting a good shear and brake for decades. I've been lucky enough to
have worked at places where I had access to them and blasters and machine tools.
But now that I'm unemployed, I gotta make my own or do with out, can't afford to
buy the factory made stuff you know, did I mention....I'm unemployed now.
Ya got more patience than I do. As soon as mine is able to motivate under it's own
power I'm gonna give it a try down in the pasture. Then I'll know whether I should
put a lid on it or start making room for that 301 or maybe even opt for the 420.
A tilt bonnet is definitely a must and that tail will probably be held on with Dzus
fasteners, as will be a few more of the panels.
Finished my soup n' sandwich, took the mutt out for her afternoon stroll, back to
work now.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
If you get 4 racing scales, and a dull Sunday afternoon, you can have some fun.

My CK is built with standard wall 1 X 3” tubing instead of the thin wall. I calculated this added 30 pounds.

There is about half a tank of gas aboard.

Pictures tell the tale.

I built this over 6 months last year, and raced at Tieton. You can see my drawing on the garage door behind the CK, that’s my only drawing. My build table was a HD banquet table with folding legs, probably older than me.



1929 Riley Bitsa


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes. nice toy!
As discussed on the phone, you may have to borrow it again for an official weigh in if we can get a local event organized????
Sent you an email with Ed's target weight!
And yes, that is "Total".....Ed in!
Wish him luck with that , but bad for the rest of us........may have to start thinking of "Amputation" as opposed to "Diet".
Who said it is "Just for Fun!"............angry smiley
Brian

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