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Offline Finnish Fireball

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2020, 10:59:39 PM »
Installed an delay box to help me on full tree events

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
I have also started collecting shiny bits and pieces...



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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2020, 09:17:02 AM »
Finnish Fireball - pretty nice, Iím guessing itís the 8-71 Hampton, one of those zero maintenance/no striping required units.  Alan

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2020, 03:02:51 AM »
Finnish Fireball - pretty nice, Iím guessing itís the 8-71 Hampton, one of those zero maintenance/no striping required units.  Alan

Yes sir you are spot on with that quess. Here's and quick update pics of the finished rear end brackets, and I also fabricated grips
to my butterfly just to make it a bit thicker for better feel.







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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2020, 09:35:14 AM »
Problem with plastic grips is that they melt in a fire

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2020, 02:40:24 AM »
That is true. I made them out of the very same polycarbonate race car windows are made of. Helmet visor, windbreaker, knobs... all will melt but not burn with flame.
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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2020, 08:58:41 AM »
used to play the plastic stuff at the aircraft factory.
if you want color the pieces, get some rit color dye they use on clothes.
mix it up, heat it up and let the parts soak in it until the darkness you want.
'plexiglass' is soft and will color quick.
'lexan' is hard and takes a while for the color to set in.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2020, 05:43:03 PM »
One has to be able to see out of the helmet visor so its a price that has to be paid,  and years back they ruled out plastic windscreens and required metal. Some racers resorted to covering the plastic with alu foil to pass tech.  Times have changed and we are back to lexan screens