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I do as im told

I’ve done some prep for another session of resin casting - the Master Club bolts have been placed into the crank case - Harold B had suggested this a long Time ago and i think he was right - 

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Gary at Circle Track is doing decals for both the Junior Special - the 2 tone green 122 that is featured in the Brumos Collection - and the Boyle Special - the maroon 122 featured at Rev’s Museum in Naples - I got the whole state covered …

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Andrew, shaking my head in disbelief looking at your magnificent work. I will never be capable of doing stuff like that but it is inspirational nevertheless.

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful to watch.

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PR. Im blushing - [are guys allowed to blush?].  
my inspiration for the Miller is / was the late Chris Etzell  -  when i bought his Miller 91 kit bout 35 years ago i wondered whether i could do that -   turns out that - once I figured out how to work with Renshape - i was on my way …

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And Harold Bradford and Norman Veber  [full fledged members of the resin castors Hall of Fame] get big ups here …. Once you make some good master parts - the resin cast parts will build / finish better - and who knows - maybe there will be a limited run kit …. [foreshadowing]  ….  

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Having said the above - my skills are buried by the skills of - you know who you are - the “new breed” - who can draw and 3D print brilliant parts in - name your scale - although there is still a place for the builder who can fashion / make  / turn parts in nickel and brass ….  Because :  metal is metal …  apologies for the  random vacation rant - back to our regularly scheduled programing next week …

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Wow, Andrew, I somehow have completely missed this build thread.  That is some very nice work you have going on.  I greatly admire guys like you that do this level of scratch building.  My hat is off to you!

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Thankyou Mr Nacho

The frame, springs, and crankcase are at Harold’s - for casting - while i make the last few parts - including the spindle/upright assembly - the wheel is from the set oF wire wheels that Harold includes in his Miller 91 front drive kit …

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Gracias - now that my spindles are assembled i can check the width of the front axle - lo and behold - its 3 scale inches too long …. When i mocked it up - i had no drawings for the axle - there are none in the Dees Miller bible - so i was just guessin’ - and I guessed wrong …

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The tread on the 122 measures 52 inches - again this is from the Dees book on all things Miller …. So I rushed my front axle into surgery …. Razor saws and hand drill at the ready - sterile workbench  [well maybe not] - and some bone  -  I mean resin  -  epoxy …. Removed 3 scale inches from one end of the axle - did not use any anesthesia- patient tolerated the procedure well …

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Millers all used friction dampers - front and back - if you are modeling unpainted dampers - the individual leafs look best in Nickel - but Im using  a short cut here - i ‘ve modified and cut apart Brad’s casting from his Miller kit - the dampers on the Miller 122 had three leaves  -  ill find a picture to post to ill this …

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GREAT exploded view illustration - the second style damper pictured above is also used on the Rev’s Miller 122 - the Boyle special - 

Pico knows how to make my head explode ….

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