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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fleet-master, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. encswsm
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    Is this the one?
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=277539
    It was a ton of work. If I did it again I'd use aluminum instead of steel.

    Nice job on your roadster!! It looks like it will be alot of fun when you finish it!!
     
  5. Matt Jones
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    On the foam... It works pretty well and is used alot in the square boxy race style fuel cells. I would recommend buyng the proper stuff as it is fairly open cell foam so it doesn't take up too much volume and obviously so it doesn't dissolve in the fuel like alot of other foam would

    The stuff I've used comes in about foot long blocks that are small enough section to stuff in through the fuel filler hole. Also not much good if you have a sender in the tank for interference reasons.

    I guess it depends on the size and shape of your tank but i don't see how it will make a steel tank safer. It just controls fuel slosh
     
  6. spike38
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    Even on a metal tank, It makes it safer. By eliminating the large vapor area.
    But if you are using a sending unit, You will want to cage that area off.
    The real benefit of using foam bricks, Is the anti slosh factor in handling.

    A friend of mine, Even did his Ninja. He said it gave the bike a more solid
    feel in cornering, And threw turns.

    Spike:D
     
  7. Pat Pryor
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    looks great! dont stop keep moving!
     
  8. spike38
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    Almost forgot :(

    I really enjoy your build. Your definitely a true craftsman!!
    I will be awaiting your progress. :)

    Spike:D
     
  9. sololobo
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    Congrats on the fab metal work. So few people have these great skills and you are at the top of the game. Very impressive, here is one of my brothers car he built last year.
     

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  10. designs that work
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    Hey,
    Very nice build. In my opinion a duval or halock windshield does not look right on a track T. The early Dodge roadsters did not have stachions, just round rods going in to the cowl. With your sheet metal talent I think you could build 1923 Model T style stanchions or make a version where the post hold the glass. Very nice build!
     
  11. RAY With
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    Really a nice build and great metal work. Please keep posting your up dates
     
  12. swimeasy
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    I am enjoying your build! Man you have some skills!!
     
  13. fleet-master
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    Thanks Matt and Spike...cool info on the foam. I'm planning on putting a sender in the tank so will need to box it off for sure. I'm wondering if theres an electronic type of sender rather than a mechanical one ? may take up less room and be less likely to foul up with foam. I'm also wondering whether having the foam in tank affects fuel pressure at all?
    maybe I'm being paranoid on the safety side ,don't think I've ever seen a tank explode in a collision but I know it can. Another consideration I have is the repairability of a tank filled with foam should the need arise... hmmm think I'll mull that one over some more..
    DTW I've just bought a 26 Dodge cowl with one stanchion still in place so can look into that style and method of attachment.
    Cheers guys for your input.:)
     
  14. spike38
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    Foam does not effect fuel pressure.

    And you can remove the foam bricks if the need arises.

    All in all, I think it's a great idea. But of coarse, It's up to you.:)


    Spike:D
     
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    Look'in real good dude! Very nice job, a 283 would fit real sweet in her.
     
  16. killbilly
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    I'm really likin your roadster,beautiful work,love that suspension.I heard you guys had quakes today,you ok? Phillip
     
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    nice. whats the wheelbase?
     
  18. fleet-master
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    yup we've had some more quakes here...6.3 65 confirmed dead so far...
     
  19. designs that work
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    Hope your family and friends are safe. PM me when things calm down have a couple more thoughts for windshield. Be safe
     
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    jcm65... the wheelbase is 100ins from memory...
     
  21. encswsm
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    Awesome work!!!
     
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    Subscribing to this one!
     
  23. fleet-master, hope you didn't get bounced around to much by the earthquake.

    Your build looks great thanks for the photos.
     
  24. fleet-master
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    jcm65 measured the wheelbase today ..98.5ins. the car has the engine set back nice fron the front axle line so it should handle well with low CoG .
    As for the quake..Phillip we're fine here thanks .In fact thank you all for your thoughts and prayers...spoke to my friends today in Christchurch and they seem to be ok but haven't heard bout my cousins yet. The authorities are estimating 300 dead at this stage...and a few billion $$$ damage...
     
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    Any updates (with pictures)?
     
  27. Bob Abrew
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    who is the manufacturer of the front end. or did you that too?
     
  28. fleet-master
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    Hi Bob the front end was made by John Reid here in NZ and installed by myself and an engineer friend of mine..
    It took John a little work adapting to my chassis specs but it worked out great
     
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    Fitzee..you asked for a few pics of the nose..I took theses but bear in mind its nowhere near finished!! :D
     

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