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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 24, 2021, 07:29:14 PM »
Sounds like there's good logic in that idea.

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 24, 2021, 12:03:58 PM »
I actually checked on + and - camber before I posted and unless I'm thinking wrong about the sum of the angles involved I will end up with a bit over 1 degree positive camber (wheel tops further apart than the bottom). No matter positive or negative I would think any camber could cause a slight pull, right or left, depending on wheel loading and grip on the surface. I do plan to run a rounded tread type tire.

I don't propose to have any answers. I'm just plodding through and trying to learn along the way.

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:41:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies and information gentlemen!

I did some checking today and it seems the information I found that suggested that stock Anglia spindles have 10 degrees of built-in inclination in the relationship of the kingpin and the axle stub itself was just bad, incorrect information.

I first talked with someone at the Chassis Shop about the Stilleto spindles and he said that with shortage of workforce and materials he didn't know when they'd have spindles available. So-o-o...... I ordered a pair of Strange spindles which should install on my current axle with about 1.2 degrees of positive camber. That seems reasonable. Bad news is they probably won't be ready to ship until about the end of the year. No problem.....I have plenty other things to do to make progress! In the meantime I'll talk with a couple friends who have better tube bending and machining capabilities and equipment than I do to possibly build an axle to use my stock Anglia spindles. After all, I have several weeks before Strange is ready to ship. ;D  And quoting you, denverflatheader, "If it were my decision, I'd prefer using the stock Anglia spindles, they fit the 60s fed theme better." I couldn't agree more!

Thanks again for the input and info. I sincerely appreciate it!

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 22, 2021, 07:24:01 PM »
Did some beginning mock up today but ran into a snag with parts I had accumulated. The tube axle I have has a 2" long kingpin boss, and the stock Anglia spindles I have are only spaced for a 1 3/4" kingpin boss. I'll check the axle's kingpin angle tomorrow but saw that some spindles are advertised as 7.5 degree kingpin inclination and others say 8 degrees. I've kind of settled on Strange spindles since I'll have to buy a pair if they will work with my axle. Are there actually axles made for both 7.5 and 8 degree kingpin boss inclination? Or, did some spindle manufacturers just round 7.5 degrees up to an even 8 degrees in their specs?

I also found a post doing some searching that stock Anglia spindles are made for 10 degrees of kingpin inclination, so even if they would fit the boss on the axle I have the camber would be off by 2 - 2.5 degrees. Could someone confirm? I doubt if anyone makes an axle any more that will work with stock Anglia spindles, do they?

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 21, 2021, 03:57:26 PM »
I didn't take any photos so if anyone says "pictures or it didn't happen", I'm out of luck. Last week and with a few more hours today I got a chassis jig built, added a centered upright at the "back end" slanted at 20 degrees which I believe will be a comfortable seat back angle, and with a lot of fiddling around and working by myself, I got a centerline established on all 5 crossmembers as well as at the top of my "seat back" tube using a plumb-bob and a chalk-line string. I'll use the slanted upright to hold the shoulder height upper chassis tube in place during construction. Since I expect the centerline sharpie marks to disappear at the most inconvenient time I center-punched the centerline location on each crossmember so I don't have to re-establish it in the future.

The chassis jig is 14' long and 24" wide at the outside. I used 2" X 3" X 1/8" rectangular tube for the side rails, end and center crossmembers and added another 2 crossmembers in the middle of each side from the center using some left-over 1 1/2" X 3" X .065" tubing I had. I'm pleased to say the jig has "0" twist from end to end and has screw levelers in case I need to move it to another location in my shop.

Hopefully, with a little help tomorrow I can mock up the rearend housing location with me seated in my imaginary FED. At that point I should be able to start making some real progress.

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 20, 2021, 03:45:43 PM »
I've made some progress on a few things for my FED and would like to post progress and possibly some photos from time to time but any time in the past I've tried to post a photo I haven't had any success. I've used the "+Attachments and other options" thingie at the lower left of the box where you type in your message, but get hung up at that point. I freely admit to being computer illiterate so perhaps someone can coach me through the process?

Lynn

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Braided Lines
« on: November 18, 2021, 03:39:35 PM »
The Push-On fittings really work nicely, but from a visual standpoint the look might be a little too different for many people's taste. I don't know if there would be a issue from any rules standpoint, but the Push-On tubing is some tough stuff. Once tubing is pushed on a fitting, and it takes quite a push to get it seated, I certainly can't pull it back apart. Price-wise it's probably a bit less than braided, but not a huge difference.

Lynn

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Braided Lines
« on: November 17, 2021, 03:46:11 PM »
I used to sell circle track racing products and XRP was my "go-to" brand for fittings and hose. Now to be fair, for the circle track classes I catered to mostly Push-On type fittings & hose were used, but I don't recall ever having a complaint or return for a bad XRP fitting. My experience was that XRP was also usually a bit less expensive than other brands like Aeroquip & Earls, and to me that's always a plus as long as the quality is good.

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 05, 2021, 07:02:16 PM »
^^^^^I'll try to resist any urge to throw rocks at my T Roadster or the A Coupe. 😉

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED Build
« on: November 04, 2021, 03:46:33 PM »
Made a big step today toward getting started on my FED. I had decided to not begin construction of a FED until I got the Model A Coupe hot rod running that I had been working on for a few years. Well....today was a big day. It moved under it's own power for the first time and I actually drove it about 2 miles! Now I can start on a FED with less guilt about starting another project! ;D

Lynn

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Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: Good Powerglide Build Book?
« on: November 04, 2021, 03:41:44 PM »
Along with other parts I'll need as I get going on my FED build, I've been looking for a shifter for a Powerglide. The Frameworks shifter gets good comments but I understand they're not plentiful like Hurst Quarter Stick units and others. Any other shifters nice and compact and slim like the Frameworks shifter that might be good add to my "wanted" list? Since I mentioned the Hurst Quarter Stick, how do they work out are they a bit bulky width-wise?

I do have a question about the Frameworks shifter and that is what function does the aluminum button/knob on the side serve. Is it pulled out or pushed in to provide a lock-out to go past neutral and into reverse? Looks like the gating would allow for a simple forward push to go from 1 to 2.

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: aluminum exhaust
« on: October 31, 2021, 07:48:50 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the finished product. If the welds aren't exactly a "stack of dimes", just don't take any close ups. 8)

Lynn

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: aluminum exhaust
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:53:11 PM »
Probably don't need to suggest it, but keep the puddle and heat mostly on the thick metal and let the puddle flirt with and "spill over" to the thinner tubes. I realize that's easier to say than actually do and still get good penetration. I might be preaching to the choir since you might be a certified welder. :-X

Lynn

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Jon's Wheel House / Re: Halibrand Wheels
« on: October 30, 2021, 10:16:13 AM »
BTW.....this is the hot rod website classified where I see Halibrand wheels for sale from time to time.  https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/parts-for-sale.47/

Lynn

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Jon's Wheel House / Re: Halibrand Wheels
« on: October 30, 2021, 05:47:37 AM »
If we're talking magnesium Halibrands, based on a few ads I've seen on a hot rod website classified, and some at swap meets the asking price for a pair might easily be $1500+.

Lynn

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