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Offline ducky45356

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175'' build
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:45:58 AM »
Started this build in August. Chassis is a Dragster Supply 175'' tacked together kit.  All other fabrication work has been done by me.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 06:47:05 AM »
more of it finally rolling

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 07:45:22 AM »
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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 10:51:26 AM »
Any updates?  Did you make that bell crank?

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 01:44:42 PM »
Love the pocket work on the motor plate.  Car is looking good.
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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 03:18:58 PM »
Any updates?  Did you make that bell crank?

Yes I made the bell crank.  I have machined all the parts on the car.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 03:22:32 PM »
Chassis is finally painted.  rear end is together and in .  working on getting body painted.  all parts are off to chrome and anodizing.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 03:13:04 AM »
Looks great! I have one of David's chassis myself.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 08:17:37 AM »
Brake calipers either go in front or behind the rotor in order to bleed the air  from the system, unless you plan to remove them and rotate them in order to do that

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 12:03:28 PM »
Brake calipers either go in front or behind the rotor in order to bleed the air  from the system, unless you plan to remove them and rotate them in order to do that

I've often wondered if there was any different effect on the way a car handles / stops - or launches - by the location of the caliper mounting. I can't see one but to the rear seems most accessible.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 02:35:05 PM »
Way too many other variables to influence the cars reaction then to what the placement of the brake caliper is. Leave that argument to the people up in the stands  Airheart calipers were mounted on the top (12 O-clock) because the bleed screws were at the top

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2020, 06:15:54 PM »
got chrome done .been slinging paint and a lot of flake.

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 08:48:41 AM »
Paint looks great.
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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 05:38:25 PM »
Looks great! Did you build the fuel tank or buy it?

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Re: 175'' build
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2020, 09:09:44 AM »
I built the tank.  Couldn’t find anything that fit the way I wanted . Cv