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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. flatheadgary
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    i don't think he is building a gasser!!
     
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  2. choptop40
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    Hey squirrel. I'm thinking about a go fund me..I'm in for 50.00.
     
  3. choptop40
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    Oh. By the way reminds me ..alliance dues....they might kick me out....ha ha
     
  4. choptop40
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    Halon fire extinguisher ....heck. Like a home unit....
     
  5. Dick Stevens
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    They quit production of Halon 25 years ago, so not realistic!
     
  6. squirrel
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    Thanks, neat idea, but I have the money to build the car. I'd rather pay for it all myself.
     
  7. squirrel
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    Got the rear end housing machined, and blasted it, and cut off the ends (hopefully in the right place). I bored out the hole in the brackets to fit the 3-1/8" tubes. Got a transmission core taken apart, for mock up use. It's been about 15 years since I was last in a 727, but I remember how they work now.

    Some assembly required.

    build08.jpg
     
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  8. anthony myrick
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  9. squirrel
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    The milk crate is the perfect height. I can look straight through the transmission, and the hole lines up perfectly with the hole in the rear end housing!
     
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  10. D-man313
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    Is that using your calibrated eye?


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  11. Gammz
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    How will you center the drive line? Asking for a friend......


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  12. Rorschach tells me Basket Case.
     
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  13. Rule out dead reckoning. Speed is a missing factor in the present moment toward the target point.
     
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  14. anthony myrick
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    string level
     
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  15. Jim, youre funny.
     
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  16. justabeater37
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    Crate trans only works with a crate motor correct? Too bad it's the wrong color to be the orange crate special...
     
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  17. Doctorterry
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    It's been a week since the last update. I'm sure you've already driven it by now


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  18. squirrel
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    yeah, I suppose. I ordered a few more parts this morning. Been pretty busy with a couple other things lately, too.
     
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  19. woodbutcher
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    :D Looking good Jim.Please keep the updates coming.How are kids coming on the new robotics build?
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  20. BamaMav
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    Guess that's what they mean by laying frame.:D


    Looking to see a roller soon!
     
  21. squirrel
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    yeah, things have been moving slowly...hopefully I'll post something interesting, soon.
     
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  22. VOETOM
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    Jim, not that you need anything but if you come up short on anything for the Torqueflite, holler. I have some decent connections now.
    By the way, I had help from some of my former mentored FIRST Team 1987 students for illustrations in this book (released October 2017). They are truly smart and motivated kids!!
    Tom Hand
     

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  23. squirrel
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  24. AlexCold
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    When will FIRST give us a hot rod game?


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  25. squirrel
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    2008, Overdrive.
     
  26. porkshop
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    Jim, Any Progress????
     
  27. squirrel
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    Not much. Been pretty busy, I'm out of town right now

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  28. Runnin shine
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    Dang I almost bumped this morning hoping to hear of some progress.


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  29. DDDenny
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    Parts run?
     
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  30. Gary Reynolds
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    Come on Jim! we are jonesing here!
    If nothing is happening, make some entertaining stuff up!
    We NEEDS to know!
     
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