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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I'm really looking forward to seeing how those springs turn out. Did you ever decide whether or not to put the holes in your frame rails?

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Since I had a year to think about it while working on all the other projects,
I came to the conclusion that;
no.1 - I didn't want to weaken the frame with a bunch of holes.
no.2 - It would be a real pain in the ars putting the holes in the
kickups and goose neck.
no.3 - It would be a bigger pain in the ars cleaning the dirt, gravel,
cigarette butts and mice out of the tubing.
no.4 - Welding tubes in to the holes to close up the side rails would
simply introduce another source of warpage to the welding.
I threw in the towel on the beam front axle which felt like I took the smile
off the front of my Riley so the plans to make a mini Riley monoposto
exact in every detail to the original, got shelved in the interest of getting
the wheels on the ground this summer.
After all the work I put into the forge and quench tank, I hope the springs
turn out the way I planned them. Time will tell, and as soon as we get
a break in the weather, I'll give them a try.

wally6800 Walter Luikey
Glen, NH, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
Yo Dennis,

Wally here.
I have been busy with my apprentice training and I am finally getting a chance to do some serious work and make some serious cash to get going on my shop so I can start my CycleKart build

I have sighed up for 70 hours of metal shaping with Wray Scheill(sp). He and I hit it off pretty good and he is going to give me some extra attention to get me going.

I am hoping to be moving to Laconia, NH in a few months. Got a lot of racing stuff going on over there.

Laconiia Motorcycle week , NASCAR at the New Hampshire Race Way just to name a couple.

I am hoping that I can show my CycleKart at a couple of car shows and I want to show up at a few Crusing Night at the Drive In deals to see if there is any interest in the CycleKart game.

I am off for a week and then I am back to work doing 7/12's for 6 weeks.

Hope you are doing well with your machine building so that you can start on that MIller.

Catch you on the next bounce!!!!


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