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Old 04-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

It's that time again. There's a new update on the server:

http://www.target550.com/gallery/33_...nel/index.html

Some of the items touched on in this update include the rear wheel enclosures:



and the plenum and ducting between the blower and intake manifold:



finally, the instrument panel got a bit of milling to fit it to the shape of the body panels.



While all of Freud's shots are great, I found those that show the ducting and plenum between the blower and intake manifold to be an indication that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and brighter.

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Old 04-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

have loved seeing the fab work on this car...Thanks for the update
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

Well, another week has gone by and more progress made on the liner.

Dave Jeffers is machining the plenum for one of the motors.



Here the chute tubes are mounted on the new attachment plate.



A friction shock is used to damp the canopy's movement when opening.



There are http://www.target550.com/gallery/34_...ber/index.htmlmore photos here:

With Dave and Jason working with Jim Hume, the pace is picking up. There really IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

It's update time again and Freud has provided us with a very kool section (largest one so far) that shows how some of the body panels were fabricated at Steve's Auto Restoration in Portland, Or:

http://www.target550.com/gallery/35_...ees/index.html

I'm attaching a coupla sample shots from today's update...and then I gotta catch up on some sleep.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/35_...35_10_jpg.html

http://www.target550.com/gallery/35_...35_18_jpg.html

http://www.target550.com/gallery/35_...35_23_jpg.html

We hope ya like 'em.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

Another Friday, another update. This one covers several things cuz with 3 guys workin on the project (not all at the same time) different areas are being addressed.










There are more images to the group:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/36_...ngs/index.html

Re: the wheel fairings: There's more info on this page:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/30_...30_14_jpg.html

Marlo, Jim, Freud and all the other team members would like to thank all of those who've taken an interest in this project. It seems to me that it's gathering speed like a snowball rolling downhill. As we've said before, there's a light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a freight train.)
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting these updates. This is an awesome project!
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:52 AM   #8
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

Well, I almost made the post on Friday. I guess my bonus for meeting the deadline is out the window. But the update's there and it shows some of the previously completed components coming together.

It shows the forward firewall being fit along with the fuel and water tanks which are all stainless and continue the process of crafting a piece of fine art that's intended to bump the current Land Speed record (415.896) by over 100 mph. Boggles the mind. I try to imagine being at the 5 mile mark on the salt and shooting the car as it sails by at over 500 mph...and I just can't wrap my head around it. Last year I shot the BUB 7 motorcycle liner as it sailed past me at around 370 mph. It blew my mind that I got background panning blur with a shutter speed of 1/1000th:
http://www.chevyasylum.com/lsr/bsf20...09_20_jpg.html

But I digress. Here are a coupla examples of the craftsmanship, not to mention the progress on the liner.







The full set of photos is at:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/37_...nks/index.html

And if you've been on a mission to the outer reaches of the universe and haven't seen the whole project, it's here:
http://www.target550.com/index.html

More next week.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #9
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

Thanks for the updates!
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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Here's another update:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/40_...too/index.html

These are shots I made the last time I visited the shop. They're mainly of welding details. Sounds boring as hell. But I found 'em to be fascinating as far as the quality of work and the consistency of the beads are concerned.

The attached photo shows a fuel tank made from stainless. It's a frikkin work of art. Otta be in the Museum of Fine Art. It's for a dragster, not the liner but it was there on the bench and it kinda screamed at my camera to photograph it.

The last photo in the series shows the original plans for the liner's frame. Speakin of frame, that's what they did with the plan. It's in a frame and hung on the wall. Art is where ya find it.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

And one more.

This page has links to 3 YouTube interviews with Jim Hume, the master builder/designer/craftsman responsible for the liner's construction.

There's some real interesting stuff there. Like the answer to the question, "why are there no Dzuz fasteners?"

Hope you enjoy 'em.
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: Progress on the Treit and Davenport liner

Friday update time for the Target 550 build diary. Doc Freud has provided us with some "potpourri" in the form of photos covering several different areas of the car.

This is the first image in the group and it shows Jim Hume standing by a group of body panels. They've been painted inside and given some primer where the rivets will be placed.



Check it out.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #13
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Another update:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/43_...bur/index.html

I'm gonna make it short...I'm at the Rat Fink Reunion in Manti, Utah (literally parked in Eileen Roth's driveway)..so I gotta run. More next week.

I'll have an update on the Reunion and car show at the Chevy Asylum as soon as I get the photos edited.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:52 PM   #14
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amazing...
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You run out of adjectives trying to describe what's going on here. Incredible doesn't even scratch the surface.

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Thanks Ray for the updates....really looking forward to seeing this work of art on the salt !!!
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WOW! Thanks
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Here we go again. This week's post shows the oil pan access panels, the body skin assembly and a security concern. Well, the head of security is takin a bribe, more or less.



Every time I add a group of photos, I see something else that blows my mind. In this one, it's the method of fastening and bonding the body skin to its substructure:



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Old 06-18-2010, 09:15 PM   #19
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Another Friday, another set of photos, 20 this time. They show some...well, as Frank sez, incredible doesn't begin to describe what's going on.

This is a part of what I posted on www.landracing.com:

Case in point: one of the sections of this week's post show bearing surface pillow blocks and bearing inserts (made from Delrin or Teflon or some self-lubricating, high temperature-resistant plastic) for the rods that fasten and release the catches for the body panels. I've attached one of the photos from the web site and Freud may post a couple more. These blocks and inserts are (once again) works of art and something I never would have thought of doing. I asked where the oil lines and dry sump tank were gonna be. Well, that's a little over the top but when ya see this you might ask yerself the same thing...any system with matched blocks and bearing surface inserts deserves a full pressure oiling system, right?



And then there's the little catches for the retainer bolts on the wheel enclosures...and on and on...

Anyway, just more great stuff from Hume's shop...with a coupla hints and more good stuff to come.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/45_...rts/index.html
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:46 PM   #20
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This week's update shows a new press vehicle being delivered to the press representative, Doc Freud:


Maybe he was expecting something other than my Model A rat (traditional whatever...):



And since a rat (this one) wrote the line copy...well, his typing is better than his hand (paw?) writing.

We had a TON of fun doing this. Marlo and I have been planning a surprise for Freud since April. We finally pulled it off and all arrived at the same place at the same time. For those who know Freud (Glen Freudenberger) you might know that he's a somewhat emotional guy. When he saw what we (along with Dickey Milne, the team's gear and tire specialist) had cooked up he just came unglued. Marlo Treit is really the chief cooker...I just happened to have this Model A thing in my garage and...

After the little surprise we all headed to Jim Hume's shop to check out the construction of the liner. More progress is being made, but that'll be the subject of another update.

As of now, the plan is to have Rufus, the press truck, at Salt Talks. That's the Speed WeeklSunday night gathering at the "Bend in the Road" put on by Jon and Nancy Wennerberg (not to mention Cathy Shannon who cooks everything that isn't nailed down, no matter which way the wind is blowing.)

There are rumors that the liner might show up at World of Speed in September...for show and tell. But that's not real set in stone yet.

In any case, progress is being made, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it's getting brighter...and it's not a freight train. There will be some new progress reports coming soon that cover areas that haven't (up until this week) been addressed.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/46_...uck/index.html
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