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Projects I'm building a steam powered Model A

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wafflemaster, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Locomobiler
    Joined: Mar 13, 2017
    Posts: 15


    Jim, How's it goin? Any new progress?

    -Ron 1911 Reeves Octoauto.jpg

    1911 Reeves Octoauto
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  2. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,303


    Now we're talking...If it's worth doing, It's worth over doing...You're kinda on the "other side" already...Keep Going!
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  3. wafflemaster
    Joined: Jan 10, 2014
    Posts: 56

    from Reno, NV

    I've been busy! Summer is getting into full-swing...the BBQs, 3-day weekends, camping trips etc. seem to be cutting into my precious steam-car-development time. I've made progress on designs for the body and chain guards, I'll post photos and info on that next week. I've taken the car to a couple car shows so far and it's always a big hit. I guess people don't see things like this very often. Here's a clip of me leaving the "Inliners" car show in Minden NV. Really nice guys and gals, cool cars too. When you limit a show to only in-line engines you tend to see some weird stuff.

  4. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 14,991


    Crazy, man.
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  5. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,024

    jimmy six

  6. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,096


    That's pretty damn cool.
  7. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 9,727

    from Tampa, FL

    And that whistle is fantastic, too!!! Gary
  8. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 593


    This build is soooo cool! I have been following since I stumbled across it. I love steam, probably because my dad is so into steam engines. He was chief engineer in the Merchant Marines and the Navy, and always had stories about steam.
    I can't wait to see what happens next. The cyclops look is cool as well!
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  9. Jay Evans
    Joined: May 6, 2017
    Posts: 4

    Jay Evans

    One of the fun aspects of steam is the ability to find and try different tone whistles. In my experience the three tone chime whistles are the most pleasing to use, not too loud and very melodic depending on the amount of steam applied. You may have 3 or 4 on your shelf before you find the one that is "just right".

    Her is a link to the sound of the whistle I finally settled on for my steam tractor and some pretty nice stack music too!.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
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  10. Locomobiler
    Joined: Mar 13, 2017
    Posts: 15


    Or do what I wound up doing because I couldn't fine one I liked, build one.
    Here are my notes for the whistle I built. They are only around 50 bucks to build and can make them any note you want. I made this deep tone whistle for my steam powered tugboat.

    Apologies, I know this is way off topic but it does apply to the subject. Moderators feel free to remove if necessary.

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  11. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 665


    Really cool project you have taken on... I ran across something you may have to take a look at.... possibly your next project.....just saying.... seriously I have enjoyed following your build safe and enjoy your accomplishments.....[​IMG]

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  12. Jay Evans
    Joined: May 6, 2017
    Posts: 4

    Jay Evans

    OMG, you have the double front end and lots of other additions! Can you bring us up to date?
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  13. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 852

    from chiburbs

    Awesome buddy, just awesome!

    sent from my toilet
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  14. Tanoki
    Joined: Jul 24, 2013
    Posts: 25


    Very cool project! Any updates?

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  15. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 95

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Just read through entire thread. You my friend are crazy and I love the car. It's freaking sweet!
  16. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,520


    He hasn't been on since June. Hope the car project is still going well for you and that you didn't blow yourself up!
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  17. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,781


    On IG he made reference to taking it to SEMA
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  18. I wonder why he ain't been on here. He delt with the naysayers very well, so I hope he didn't go Boom!
    Joke, we woulda heard....:D
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  19. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 593


    Full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes! I want more please.:D
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  20. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 3,056


    These are some of the near current pics from links to @wafflemaster's other media sites. I like a lot of you have been following this vintage style build with interest. He has had some constructive criticism and technical suggestion and alot of positive thoughts. Perhaps he will chime in because that's the way it is around here. So many people around here have incredible talent and this vehicle in reference to the Hamb specific is a place where they can be shared. So @wafflemaster there is a lot of us who are interested...;)





    I haven't completely followed this build but this thing is running steering and is progressing to full skinning with a look of the early 1900's when so many were vying for the motorizing nations interest and money.

    Credit to Photographer & Owner

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  21. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 3,056


    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
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  22. Just read the entire thread, so much work and thought into what you want it to look like and great build skills. Like others, I would like to see the finished car...

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