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grouchy 01-15-2009 06:53 PM

Another great project Bob! I've had my eye on one of those for sometime now.... Keep us posted!! Thanks

Rev Tex Devlle 01-15-2009 06:54 PM

cool beans on the mean machine!!

bob w 01-16-2009 07:00 PM

I flipped the garage furnace on in the morning and finally got it above freezing so I did a bit of work. Here's the crossmember I made to locate the wishbone end. The black parts are a reproduction '32-'34 Ford wishbone mount kit.

bob w 01-16-2009 07:01 PM

Here's the crossmember tacked in place and the wishbone connected.

bob w 01-16-2009 07:03 PM

Some 3" discs were cut out of 1/8" steel plate with a hole saw and tacked on to the front of the side frames.

bob w 01-16-2009 07:07 PM

With a saber saw (miserable work) I cut the friction shocks out of 3/16" aluminum plate. There will be a rubber or leather disc sandwiched between the steel disc and the aluminum arm and tension will be maintained with a locknut. The arm will connect to the axle with 3/8" heim joints and the correct length shaft. A tab will be welded on the top of the axle.

bob w 01-17-2009 10:23 PM

I cut the Model T crossmember and extended the frame with 1 1/2" by 3" rectangular tubing.

bob w 01-17-2009 10:26 PM

The rear crossmember is 1 3/4" tubing. I spread the frame rails apart a bit to create shoulder room when the roll bar is installed.
Does anyone on RRR know the length of a slant six? or where I can look it up?

Thunder1 01-18-2009 12:19 AM

Great to see the progress Bob! Good luck with the cold temps. I think most of us can relate to the freezing weather right now.


Huryinhoosier 01-18-2009 07:57 AM

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I raced @ KCIR and the HAMB cars were there....they do look like alot of fun.

Good luck with the build....these cars are the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Up on the tire...the only way to go. Heres mine testing at a local track before the race in Kansas.

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