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

  1. Locomobiler
    Joined: Mar 13, 2017
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    Locomobiler

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

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    1911 Reeves Octoauto
     
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  2. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
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    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
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    wafflemaster
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    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
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    Crazy, man.
     
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  5. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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  6. Pete
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    Pete
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    That's pretty damn cool.
     
  7. gnichols
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    gnichols
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    And that whistle is fantastic, too!!! Gary
     
  8. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
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    Wafflemaster,
    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
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    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!.
     
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  10. Locomobiler
    Joined: Mar 13, 2017
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    Locomobiler

    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: 883

    rudestude

    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 ...be safe and enjoy your accomplishments.....[​IMG]

    Sent from my QTASUN1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  12. Jay Evans
    Joined: May 6, 2017
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    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
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    Awesome buddy, just awesome!

    sent from my toilet
     
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  14. Tanoki
    Joined: Jul 24, 2013
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    Very cool project! Any updates?


    Verzonden vanaf mijn iPad met H.A.M.B.
     
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  15. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes! I want more please.:D
     
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  20. Stogy
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    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...;)

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    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
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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...


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
  23. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
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    Looks like he made it to SEMA. Took this off the Bangshift website, I'm not there. That is the same car isn't it??

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  24. Yep, that's it.
     
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  25. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
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    from Here

    Be great to bring that to the DMV for a driver's test.
     
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  26. 340HilbornDuster
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    WAY COOL JIM!
    The SP-34 is coming along great!....
    Interested to see the dual steering linkage design...(Ackerman Squared!?)
     
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  27. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Way to go. Looks great. Im glad he finished it. Maybe hell chime back in sometime and give us more info. Probably not though because of everyone that said it wouldn't work.
     
  28. Thanks for the pics Stogy and rjones35. I was wondering how things were going with the build.
     
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