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Re: heading to the shop

#31 Post by rich » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:01 am

primer sealer to start

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#32 Post by Carolina Kid » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:08 am

rich wrote:primer sealer to start
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Car is looking Good :thumb:

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#33 Post by rich » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:57 pm

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#34 Post by sc racing » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:28 am

Does that front horizontal bar between the stuts stay there? It looks fully welded in and seems like it would be in the way of the the front of the engine/radiator. maybe it just looks tthat way in pics. Car looks great so far.

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#35 Post by rich » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:50 am

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#36 Post by rich » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:59 pm

back rolling on its own wheels at ride height motor and mid plate next
with my grumpy son
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#37 Post by rich » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:29 pm

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#38 Post by spib » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:50 pm

looks very nice!!!!!!!!!
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#39 Post by Carolina Kid » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:11 pm

Car is lookin great!
How bout posting some up close shots of your welds, I like lookin at peoples talent. :mrgreen:

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#40 Post by rich » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:30 pm

not my welds but will take some when he starts welding it all together

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#41 Post by Dave Yonemura » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:15 pm

Rich, do you run at Firebird Raceway, Boise, Id. I get up there once in a while, when my boss isn't being a Crew Chief for the Nitro Thunder AA/FD or AA/FC.
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#42 Post by Dave Morgan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Man, I'm very happy to read that you remember the shouldered bolt issue as I caught a ton of hell by sharing that information. It's pretty shameful how some manufacturers cut costs by running the shortest bolt they can find. The goal I had for sharing that data was not to sell more aircraft hardware (although if you can afford it... very good.) The point I wanted to make was that the threaded portion of a bolt is normally 2.5 X the bolt diameter. So if you have a half-inch bolt, the threaded area will be 1.25 inches long, no matter how long the bolt is. The exception to this rule is when you have very short bolts, roughly 1.25 inches long. In those cases, there is no shoulder at all. The idea is to buy a bolt that is longer that the space between the brackets, making sure that the shoulder length is as long as the distance between the brackets. The result will be one long bolt that will be ugly and add weight. Soooo, you can cut the bolt, but there are precautions: use a fine-tooth hacksaw, not a saws-all or grinder because you don't want to introduce any heat to the bolt. Then make sure to chamfer the end of the bolt and then paint it so the metal is not exposed to the elements.
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#43 Post by rich » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:00 pm

dave thanks for posting i'll never forgot what a bolt can do. or your article on it. i will try to post some pics tomorrow on the bolts that came with my four link and what i bought to replace them a few$$$$$$$ is worth my life or my sons if they get to drive the car thanks again for the insight
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#44 Post by Blade » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:58 am

Nice pics. Keep them coming!
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Hey I gotta 9 sec car, in the 8th! lol

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Re: heading to the shop

#45 Post by DOTracer » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:16 pm

Looks great so far. Love them Elky's.

Is your helmet gonna be completely behind the forward part of the funny car cage?

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