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TAT 2017: 1955 IH RDFC 405

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Still haven't gotten to this one, but still in. Hopefully soon!!!

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I have officially started this project. Finally!

The AMT T600 donated some frame rails, and with a little modification to them, the frame has begun. I think that I'll start on the engine now to decide crossmember placement.

34615621014_ba70ea5e48_h.jpgIMG_3158 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

34647472963_95a6a02a81_h.jpgIMG_3159 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Very kool project Brian!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more as it comes together!!!!!!

Question on the belt drive, how reliable was that? Did the belts tend to slip if one axle had more stress on it than the other??

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Very kool project Brian!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more as it comes together!!!!!!

Question on the belt drive, how reliable was that? Did the belts tend to slip if one axle had more stress on it than the other??

Thanks Kerry!!

I'm not sure about the reliability of this set up. Before the age of computers and instant information, my grandpa always talked about trucks running belts to drive the tandems. I never really could picture what he was talking about. I even thought that he was confused about how it worked. Years later I got the opportunity to see the real thing at a truck show. I can only assume that the ability of this set up was very limited. I've never seen it done in scale, so here goes.

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Thanks Kerry!!

I'm not sure about the reliability of this set up. Before the age of computers and instant information, my grandpa always talked about trucks running belts to drive the tandems. I never really could picture what he was talking about. I even thought that he was confused about how it worked. Years later I got the opportunity to see the real thing at a truck show. I can only assume that the ability of this set up was very limited. I've never seen it done in scale, so here goes.

kool, cant wait to see it come together Brian!!!!! You'll do it justice I know!!!!!!!!

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Nice work on the injector lines, looks real good. The suspension looks interesting as well

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Looking good Brian

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Good start, got a feeling the suspension is gonna look great as it comes together Brian!!!!!!!!

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I've been looking forward to this project since your first post...this is gonna be good!!

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Looks great!

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Great start ! Awesome work on the injection lines also

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Loving it!

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Looking really good Brian!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coming together very nicely!!!!!!!

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Thanks Kerry!!!

I mounted the front axle and steering box:

35478782700_3ed1d8312d_h.jpgIMG_3484 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Looking good Brian. 

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Thanks Dan!!

I think I've got the engine ready to install now:

35922238495_3fe8e7eb4f_z.jpgIMG_3503 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

35922235785_a4b9afaf77_z.jpgIMG_3504 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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As usual, outstanding work!

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Looks real nice Brian .

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  Brian,

         Outstanding work thus far ! I know this will be another very interesting build thread.

Did you find anything to use for the pulleys for the drive belts? A suggestion on the belts. If you can find some of the old fabric electricians tape double it up and cut thins strips for the belts.Either that or use heavy masking tape ?

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

 

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awesome work Brian !!  Ya can almost hear the engine idling from here

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Thanks Guys!!!

 

  Brian,

         Outstanding work thus far ! I know this will be another very interesting build thread.

Did you find anything to use for the pulleys for the drive belts? A suggestion on the belts. If you can find some of the old fabric electricians tape double it up and cut thins strips for the belts.Either that or use heavy masking tape ?

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

 

Thanks Gator! I've had a three size pulley set saved on my Ebay for some time now. It finally listed as almost gone, so I ordered them. They arrived today, all are too small. Evidently, the measurement on the package includes the o-ring. The largest was a couple mm. short of what I was expecting. On top of that, the wheels that I'm using were bigger than I thought. Long story short, I'll either add to these or make some new ones. I should have looked closer. :huh:

Thanks for the tip. I'm not sure what I'll do yet on the belts. I'm sure that it'll be trial and error. I used strip styrene for the belts on the engine.

Thanks again Everyone!!

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Top notch detailing on the engine!

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