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PostPosted: July 26, 2019, 1:15 pm 
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can, sometimes, cause a lean mixture in hot weather.
Perry lives in Alberta... "Hot weather" occurs during the first two minutes of August. Then it's winter again... :mrgreen:

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GonzoRacer wrote:
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can, sometimes, cause a lean mixture in hot weather.
Perry lives in Alberta... "Hot weather" occurs during the first two minutes of August. Then it's winter again... :mrgreen:

Well then he had better prepare for it. That is only 1 week away. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: July 26, 2019, 9:07 pm 
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GonzoRacer wrote:
Perry lives in Alberta... "Hot weather" occurs during the first two minutes of August. Then it's winter again...
rx7locost wrote:
Well then he had better prepare for it. That is only 1 week away.

Ok guys don't quit your day job to become comedians, you'll starve :lol:


Just to prove your forecast is wrong it was 80F here today, so summer is early.
That being said I survived 4 hrs inside the sandblasting booth :ack: , occasionally coming out to defog the goggles and hydrate.
End result is the frame and 4 steel rims sand blasted.
Tore the booth down.
Painted the rims Henry Ford's favourite color.
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PostPosted: July 26, 2019, 11:53 pm 
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So after supper while I was walking around outside with my hand in my pants, I decided to walk over to the shop.
Flipped the frame and applied some of Henry Ford's favorite color.


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Nice work, Perry... Frame and wheels look good.
Just remember to wash the paint and/or thinner off your hands before you put them back down your pants... :mrgreen:

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Made it out to the shop today.
Got some assembly time in.


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Looking really nice, Perry. It's going to be a huge technology upgrade for that little "mouse." You wonder what the original designers and engineers of the car would think about it? They'd likely be shocked that it survived this long, and that anyone would still appreciate it enough to put all that work into it.

I say good on ya.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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Looking really nice,

Thanks Lonnie, I'm hoping to get a drivable frame by fall.

Ran some brake lines last couple of days. Poor pics with a black frame.


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Perry,

What rack is that?

I'm working on a wrap write. You'll be the first (or so) to see it.

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What rack is that?

Thats a Mustang rack that I shortened 9 1/4", pics of it are at the bottom of page in the link below.
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=19085&start=45
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I'm working on a wrap write.

Looking forward to it! :cheers:

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Poor pics with a black frame.
Shoulda painted it GREEN!!! :mrgreen:

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GonzoRacer wrote:
Shoulda painted it GREEN!!!

Yeah but JD, there's no frame lizards way up north here, so I'm outta luck on that color.

Ran the 5/16" fuel line, figured out what to do with with line fuel barbs, took a couple of 5/16" brass compression sleeves and soldered them on the ends of the tubing.


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Hey Perry-
In that second picture, the sidewall of the tire looks perilously close to the frame rail. Is that an optical dee-lusion-ment on my part? Perhaps it's not an issue for a street car that's not subject to much in the way of cornering forces... But it looks really close in that shot.
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GonzoRacer wrote:
In that second picture, the sidewall of the tire looks perilously close to the frame rail.

So JD, after reading your question I called the development engineers in for an emergency meeting to discuss your question. As they were pouring over the cad drawings, I went into the shop and measured tire to frame clearance - 5/8".
I'm comfortable with this measurement as I won't be pulling any hard G's with this car, or maybe I will just getting into it :rofl:

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5/8 of an inch is more than it looked like from my house. Iffen you think it's OK, then it's OK... Just checkin'...
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