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regular guy

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  1. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    Update.
    Sorted out a few things.
    1 Front subchassis width formula.
    2 Overall length formula
    3 Cockpit dimensions
    4 Decided to build a 'mule'. Solid suspension 'roller'.
    That gives a green light to actually build something.
  2. regular guy added a topic in All the Rest   

    Scale Race Car Bodies
    Big news is settled in with Van Aken clay.
    Protolina soft gray/green.
    They were a little snitty at Chavant clays.
    Van Aken clays are a tad less money than Chavant so that worked out.
    Another big jump ahead.
    'You Can Draw Cars' book from about 1960,
    It's the greatest! Sample drawing are unreal!
    Cars generally look like Eldon Invader. Some a little subtler.
    Will be posting my own scanned drawings ASAP.
    Also picked up booklet only from 60's Lakeside toy illuminated drawing table from about
    the same year. It's sample drawings have that same great look.
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  3. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    Progress report
    1) Came around to 'Single leaf spring, single pair of links' suspension for each axle
    Picture bucket T suspension in a sprint car tubular frame and that's about it.
    Keep in mind this is a small race car. Triumph TR6 size or a tad bigger
    2)This is more of a side note.
    Lindberg Diamond Duster/SC 101 Roadster frame is a Kurtis SS kit car frame. Like the link up above.
    I thought that was pretty darn interesting.
    I would say the SC in that stands for Southern California and the 101 is for Highway 101 along the coast.
    So you have a Southern California Highway 101 Roadster. Yep! That's cool!
  4. regular guy added a post in a topic Gluing Balsa   

    Thanks Ray
    Well it's stuctured so to speak.
    A little short on the triangulation though. Right now just 4 pieces are at an angle and the rest are on the square.
    It does not have to last years. Do want it strong to carry over to machine shop and show them though.
    Have a good 4th!
    Bob
  5. regular guy added a post in a topic Gluing Balsa   

    'what are the other two'
    Ooops! 1/8" and 1/4" square balsa and basswood sticks. Longest section 18" long.
    It's a scale race car frame. Kinda like a sprint car construction. Spaceframe.
    Okay. Looks like it will be Devcon epoxies.
    I don't have the patience to clamp with wood glue.
    Any tips on drying time to pick? 5 min? 30 min?
  6. regular guy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Gluing Balsa
    Can I use Devcon epoxy?
    It will be load bearing. It's not an airplane so not concerned with weight.
    It's 1/8" and 1/4" sticks.
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  7. regular guy added a post in a topic MPC 1/16 Shelby Cobra-DONE!! {Finally}   

     
    Good job!
    I think there is a large scale Corvette too.
    If you want to build more large scale.
    Finished kit looks great!
  8. regular guy added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16 Lindberg Serpent at Hobbylinc
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/lnd/lndhl137-12.htm
    $31.95 Just got email alert it is available to order.
    I would jump on it.
    That's $10 less than the Bullhorn T.
    Of course if you like tradtional bucket T the Bullhorn is better.
    Let me know if we are not supposed to mention companies and I will change title.
    Just helping other members here. No. I get don't get any reward from Hobbylinc for this.
     
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  9. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    The new design is 'quarter elliptical' springs.
    In plain talk it is what we know as a leaf spring cut in half.
    Here's the real world leaf spring.
    https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Suspension/Universal-Group/SP-177275.html
    Next is drawing the 'pads' or 'bases' for them.
  10. regular guy added a post in a topic MPC 1/16 Shelby Cobra-DONE!! {Finally}   

    I will make this a quick comment.
    I saw Phil Spector get out of one of these one time.
    Pretty much everybody in visual range stopped and looked.
    Very impressive.
    The velocity stacks make it look like it is set up for the drags.
    Guys would do nothing to these cars.
    Just drive 'em to the dragstrip and down the track they went.
    Keep up the good work.
  11. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    Here is frame 'base' with 'uprights' drawn.
    They are 18" tall. On top of frame tubes.
    Idea is to put in a transverse leaf spring mount next.
    That will locate the rearend and the front axle.
    I've come around to 'laying out' from the rear to the front.
    That allows for everything.
    This is a suspension 'mule'.
    Idea is to get the suspension right then add other sections of frame.
     
  12. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    Fixed the drawing.
    This one is 96" x 30". 1" square tubing.
    Its a 'mule' to work out front and rear suspension.
    Next is to add 'stands' or 'pedestals' to hang links on.
    Shooting for transverse leaf spring and single links.
    Want to keep it as simple as possible to get it built.
    It will be a 3/4 size real world race car with a little 4 cylinder engine.
  13. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Race Car Frame Original Design Build   

    I use Turbocad.
    It's the most conservative CAD drawing program.
    Other drawing programs will have so many features it will increase learning curve.
    For simple projects you can use copier paper, a ruler and a square (to make right angles).
    That will give you something to take to welding shop.
    Just telling them can lead to getting back something that isn't what you had in mind.