Glad to see this back on track. Having built a few brass frames, a few additional thoughts: Shiny brass solders better than dull brass. I like to steel wool joints to polish them.The closer the fit of the brass the better.A smaller tip allows better control than a wide tipAlligator clips make great heat sinks to prevent the spread of heat causing other joints to fail. Now a few questions...... Where did you get the tubing bender? How wide of a range of diameters as well as bend radius can it handle? I need to replace my soldering gun. Any recommendations on an adjustable, variable temperature gun?
The Ormsby car always saddens me. Gary wont the championship in 1989 in a classic battle with Garlits. Gary died of cancer just prior to the Nationals in 1991. He was one of the last innovators in drag racing.