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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #720 on: February 11, 2017, 10:07:53 PM »
Glad to have you all along for the ride!

As bumpy as it is...it's a good ride.  :Lol:
And you;re able to stick to the road better than I do.  :lolb:

Where I'm going...I don't need...roads.

Hey...is that yet another boat in the background (12th pic I think).
You need a sports car, they hug the road better!

That model in the background is the New Bedford whaleboat model, built that one in 2014. It is the type carried on the old sailing whaleships (back in the Moby Dick days).

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #721 on: February 11, 2017, 10:41:56 PM »
More nice progress Chris. That front end is really taking shape now!!

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« Reply #722 on: February 11, 2017, 11:15:03 PM »
More nice progress Chris. That front end is really taking shape now!!

Bill
I can't wait to get the front skids on and see how it looks. The folks at the museum kindly took some detailed pics of them, they are heavy wood with a plate metal covering, with an extra runner down the bottom.

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« Reply #723 on: February 12, 2017, 03:34:21 AM »
More great progress, Chris.

The whaleboat looks to be plank on frame?

So what kind of sports car does a person need?

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #724 on: February 12, 2017, 04:13:29 AM »
More great progress, Chris.

The whaleboat looks to be plank on frame?

So what kind of sports car does a person need?

Jim
The whaleboat is plank on frame. They were an interesting design, partly lapstrake, partly a variant of carvel planking. The middle planks were butted like carvel planks, but since they were thin like lapstrake, they used a batten on the inside to strengthen them. The uppermost and lowest planks were normal lapstrake. This combination kept weight down but strength and repairability up.


And most any sports car will do. I am partial to 2 seater convertibles.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #725 on: February 12, 2017, 04:24:16 AM »
More great progress, Chris.

The whaleboat looks to be plank on frame?

So what kind of sports car does a person need?

Jim
The whaleboat is plank on frame. They were an interesting design, partly lapstrake, partly a variant of carvel planking. The middle planks were butted like carvel planks, but since they were thin like lapstrake, they used a batten on the inside to strengthen them. The uppermost and lowest planks were normal lapstrake. This combination kept weight down but strength and repairability up.


And most any sports car will do. I am partial to 2 seater convertibles.

Went back and revisited the picture. I can see what you're saying now. Plus...... I guess they were built so they could stack them on deck. What an era!

Once I get out of my motorcycle phase (that's lasted for 51 years now), I can see a 2 seat sports car in my future. A red one!  :cartwheel:

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« Reply #726 on: February 12, 2017, 09:38:29 AM »
Hi Jim,
 One like this? Sorry you would have to repaint it!

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #727 on: February 12, 2017, 01:54:53 PM »
Nice car! That would work!

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« Reply #728 on: February 12, 2017, 01:57:43 PM »
Hi Jim,
 One like this? Sorry you would have to repaint it!

Cheers Kerrin

Kerrin, That white TF would do just fine!  :ThumbsUp:

It's funny you posted that. I've lusted after one of those ever since I saw one back in the early sixties. I love those moulded in headlights.

Jim

PS: This would work as well: https://classiccars.com/listings/view/955395/1954-mg-tf-for-sale-in-beverly-hills-california-90210
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #729 on: February 12, 2017, 02:10:51 PM »
Hi Jim,
 One like this? Sorry you would have to repaint it!

Cheers Kerrin

Kerrin, That white TF would do just fine!  :ThumbsUp:

It's funny you posted that. I've lusted after one of those ever since I saw one back in the early sixties. I love those moulded in headlights.

Jim

PS: This would work as well: https://classiccars.com/listings/view/955395/1954-mg-tf-for-sale-in-beverly-hills-california-90210
Wow, Jim is buying me a car! What a guy! :lolb:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #730 on: February 12, 2017, 02:13:41 PM »
Hi Jim,
 One like this? Sorry you would have to repaint it!

Cheers Kerrin

Kerrin, That white TF would do just fine!  :ThumbsUp:

It's funny you posted that. I've lusted after one of those ever since I saw one back in the early sixties. I love those moulded in headlights.

Jim

PS: This would work as well: https://classiccars.com/listings/view/955395/1954-mg-tf-for-sale-in-beverly-hills-california-90210
Wow, Jim is buying me a car! What a guy! :lolb:

Sorry my friend...............you'd have to send me a lot more cookies....................a whole lot more!  :LickLips:
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #731 on: February 12, 2017, 02:37:04 PM »
Hi Jim,
 As much as I would to have a toy like this it belongs to a friend....not an original

"sweet MG-TF ‘replicar’ (on Triumph Herald underpinings with f’glass panels & Datsun 1500 engine & box "

As he changes vehicle's faster than anybody else I know I'll let you know when it comes up for sale.....My son that lives just out of Calgary has priced getting his project can from here to there & at $8000 so not to bad......

 :stickpoke:

Cheers Kerrin

PS Oh yeah Chris progress is looking good!
Get excited and make something!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #732 on: February 12, 2017, 04:32:50 PM »
Back to the lower steering gear bracket - the nearest bar stock I had to the right size was from the offcut from making the engine beds. One dimension was correct, just needed to mill down one side to get the other direction the proper size:

and then, with the bar in the mill vise, notched out the opening in the bracket that will take the axle assembly. I left the part on the longer bar so I could hold it securely in the vise.

then ran the mill down the length of the bracket, leaving a 1/4" ridge in the center. This ridge will wrap down the ends later on.

Thats about all I could do with the part still on the longer bar, so I cut it off and cleaned up the cut end, then drilled through for the pivot that will go into the axle assembly:

then turned the part and drilled for the quadrant bottom rod:

then bored that hole out to size - I have much better luck boring the larger holes than direct drilling them, the resulting hole is much cleaner and more accurate:

Last step on that hole was to mill a shallow slot for the support arm on the bottom of the quadrant:

Here is the bracket test fit to the quadrant:

For the next steps, rounding the bottoms of the bracket and milling in the recesses, I need to be able to hold the part in the 4-jaw. To give a solid grip and prevent the part from flexing, I took a bit of 1/2" bar stock, turned to be a snug fit, drilled a hole through the center, and bolted that in place:

With that centered in the 4 jaw and mounted to the rotary table, I rounded off the lower corners of the bracket,

and milled in the notches down the sides and around the hole, to make it look like the original casting:

Then used some loctite to hold it to the quadrant arm, and test fit into place:

After the loctite cures, I will cross drill and pin the bracket to the quadrant shaft.
Next up: the axle assembly!


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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #733 on: February 12, 2017, 05:36:45 PM »
OH YES!
Look real good now!

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #734 on: February 12, 2017, 08:42:16 PM »
OH YES!
Look real good now!

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Cheers Kerrin
Thanks!

But now I have a hunger for some popcorn....