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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Andrew, I hope you get some time to bring the Vulture-in-Progress down here on June 3! Would love to see it happening! jc



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
John, that's very nice of you to invite me. However, my son's birthday is June 3rd and we have a big party planned. You only turn 7 once! And then 2 days later my dad turns 70! So big weekend.

But I will for sure end up at your place with the Vulture at some point. My goal is to get the frame running before the winter, so if you're thinking of having a September meet, I would love to bring it down, whether it's running yet or not.

Cheers and have fun this Saturday. Please take lots of video.



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Some progress on the steering wheel...



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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Will do, Andrew (I can see we're outvoted in importance! - and I agree). BY all means plan for a September visit. I fully expect we'll have a meet then, too (Lord willin' and the creek don't rise...). Nice wheel!



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
In reply to # 33578 by jcny Will do, Andrew (I can see we're outvoted in importance! - and I agree). BY all means plan for a September visit. I fully expect we'll have a meet then, too (Lord willin' and the creek don't rise...). Nice wheel!

Thanks!



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Made quite a bit of good progress on the steering wheel in the last few days. I think I have worked out how to do my own quick release system too. Here's the wheel essentially complete, but un-stained and not clear-coated. That's why the wood looks so dull.



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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Looks GOOD! And OK, I'll bite: how do the two shaft collars make a quick-release?



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Kinda like this...



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"




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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Clever, light, and effective! Would it be useful to grind a little ramp on the back of the wheel's collar, so mounting the wheel doesn't need a button push and possible finger pinch?



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Yeah, that would probably be a good idea. But I think I'll come back to that later. If I'm going to reach my goal of driving this thing before the snow flies, I have to move on. Still have throttle cable, wheels and tires to mount, brake line to put in.

Speaking of weight, I did indeed save a few ounces by not using the steel hub I was going to use. Each collar is 3.3 ounces, making 6.6 for two. The wheel is 11 on it's own, and the steel hub I didn't use is 10 ounces.

So I would have had a 21 ounce setup if I had used the steel hub. As it is now, it's 16.6. That's a slightly more than 20% weight savings. If I had that kind of success with every part of the ck, we're lookin at one light kart!



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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Colin Chapman would be proud!



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
In reply to # 33842 by jcny Colin Chapman would be proud!

Gotta add the lightness!



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