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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2018, 10:17:58 AM »
The steering wheel was given to me by a gentleman here in Colorado who in his 70's is still building cars and racing.  This wheel was off his first dragster which he built and ran from 1959-1963.  I plan to run it as well as switch it to a Chassis Research wheel from time to time.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2018, 10:20:52 AM »
One more.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2018, 05:47:38 PM »
Nice progress! Keep it up. You'll be through before you know it.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2018, 07:47:40 AM »
Don't forget that diag support for the box


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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2018, 08:25:31 AM »
Thanks for the tip FF and I'll revisit that.   It doesn't seem to be flexing but I like how you did yours and the idea of some "triangulation" support is always good.
I ended up re-doing my seat base - I never liked how high I sat in the car so I took some 1/4" thick steel and bent up some straps.  This gets me lower and further forward in the car and is much more comfortable.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2018, 09:27:47 AM »
Next up was a master cylinder and hand brake.  I have a buddy who built a dang nice HAMB dragster and after one season (only 2 races) is parting it out.  Sad to see it happen and it's a long story but his partner in the deal wanted out so my pal said "screw it" and parted out a brand new car.  I was able to use the master cylinder and calculations (bore size, etc..) worked out.
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2018, 09:28:18 AM »
In the car..

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
Handle....

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2018, 09:38:53 AM »
Sometimes you have to push them outside...step back and take a look.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2018, 09:39:31 AM »
other side...

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2018, 09:40:28 AM »
One more before it goes back in the garage for more thrashin'...

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2018, 10:59:10 AM »
Killer!!!
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2018, 08:47:36 AM »
a beauty!

One observation: Make the return spring on the brake handle strong enough to pull the brake lever forward quickly. Especially with that long handle and knob it will have a lot of inertia as the car jerks forward tending to hold the brakes on. The return spring on my Logghe car runs horizontal to the frame to get a good pull back when I hit the loud pedal. An easy mod

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2018, 07:55:10 AM »
Thanks FF and matter of fact my son and I were discussing that very thing.  It returns nice now but pretty sure we're going to add a second spring further up the handle.