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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2018, 11:32:43 PM »
Really pleased with the work today.

Always nice to see comments like that. It's a great feeling. I've felt it once or twice. (I'm lying. It's been a few more times than that.)
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« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2018, 12:17:43 AM »
Great progress Thomas!! The water jet parts will be better no doubt...worth the wait. I am assuming there will be a lot of woodworking on this project too?

Bill

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« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2018, 12:38:21 AM »
Quite good progress!  I keep forgetting its full size, keep expecting to see the frame clamped in the mill.


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Hello Chris,

Remember, it is only slightly larger than your project! :shrug:

Really pleased with the work today.

Have a great day,
Thomas
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« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2018, 12:41:47 AM »
Really pleased with the work today.

Always nice to see comments like that. It's a great feeling. I've felt it once or twice. (I'm lying. It's been a few more times than that.)

Hello Zee,

Feels so good to step back and see positive progress after a long day. Even though I much rather be in my shop, I do get a bit weary by the end of the day.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2018, 12:50:10 AM »
Great progress Thomas!! The water jet parts will be better no doubt...worth the wait. I am assuming there will be a lot of woodworking on this project too?

Bill

Hello Bill,

First off, sure glad the storm weakened before coming ashore and hope you made it OK.

Yes, all of the Body work will be wood just like the original Buggies. I am not real handy when it comes to woodworking but I will take my time and my buddy around the corner has a full blown wood shop. Actually I am looking forward to making the body.

I should have ordered all the steel parts waterjetted from the get-go, but no harm done. The axle flanges are a very important part and need to be very accurate.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2018, 04:27:52 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2018, 06:33:09 AM »
Nice progress, Thomas. I'm enjoying watching your project come along!  Pass the popcorn, Pete :)  :popcorn:
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« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2018, 10:57:21 AM »
Thanks Pete and Kim,

This build is a whole lot different than making a steam engine but so far it has been as much fun. There is always the challenge and learning curve on any project but that is why we do what we do.

I am going into town today to pick up a drawing of the Hub that my wheels will use. Marcus Jr. at The Cycle Shop talked with the manufacture and told them about my project and they sent him a copy of the original drawing. Now I can design the hub adapter that will fit on the Rear Axle and secure the Wheel to the drive Axle.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2018, 05:25:21 PM »
This build is a whole lot different than making a steam engine but so far it has been as much fun. There is always the challenge and learning curve on any project but that is why we do what we do.
Yes, it certainly is! Couldn't agree more!

I am going into town today to pick up a drawing of the Hub that my wheels will use. Marcus Jr. at The Cycle Shop talked with the manufacture and told them about my project and they sent him a copy of the original drawing. Now I can design the hub adapter that will fit on the Rear Axle and secure the Wheel to the drive Axle.
That's is pretty cool!
Kim


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« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2018, 09:08:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

Completed another major milestone on the Buggy today. Got all the Hanger Brackets that support and allow the Engine Frame to hinge up and down aligned and welded in place. The two attached photos show the Chassis upside down so the Engine Frame when down in the photo actually represents it in the up position and visa versa. The amount of travel shown in the photos is much greater than the amount that will be allowed by the Springs. This turned out to be a much more complex job than I had anticipated, but the final alignment is near perfect.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #85 on: September 15, 2018, 09:22:06 PM »
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 Nice...
 What kind of suspension will this have Thomas? Buggy springs? Something different?

 Enjoying this...

 John

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« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2018, 09:58:14 PM »
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 Nice...
 What kind of suspension will this have Thomas? Buggy springs? Something different?

 Enjoying this...

 John

Hello John,

Will have original buggy springs front and rear. I purchased a pair of 18-inch for the front and a pair of 24-inch for the rear.

After I turn the Chassis over the spring brackets can be welded in place and the springs installed. I want the Buggy to sit level and I can make any needed adjustment in the rear.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2018, 11:27:01 PM »
Nice looking springs Thomas. Where does one find such springs? Just curious.

Bill

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« Reply #88 on: September 16, 2018, 01:00:16 AM »
What a project! Something I dream about but beyond my skill.
Sure...I can develop those skills but other things in life are in the way.

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« Reply #89 on: September 16, 2018, 01:38:11 AM »
Nice looking springs Thomas. Where does one find such springs? Just curious.

Bill

Hello Bill,

I found these springs at Cottage Craft Works here in Texas. This company sell a lot of Amish made items.

Have a great day,
Thomas