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« Reply #240 on: December 08, 2018, 01:33:09 AM »
Hello Bill,

It will be a while before I can start on the body, so many small parts keep taking a long time to complete. Those Coupling Nuts that I ordered were not to a standard dimension. A 3/8" nut normally takes a 9/16 wrench and these were a bit smaller and took a 1/2" wrench. I was expecting to either turn the nut down to fit inside the pipe or do a slight bore. I wound up having to make a fixture to hold both the pipe and a nut so that the nut would be centered while being tacked in place. No big deal but it took a lot longer than expected. I still have both Tie Rods to make using the fixture.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #241 on: December 11, 2018, 10:32:28 PM »
Great job Thomas glad to see you back at it what awesome work you doing fantastic skills. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #242 on: December 12, 2018, 12:17:38 AM »
Hello Wade,

Thank you. Work is going a bit slow because I am having to do so much reverse-engineering since I changed back to the Rack & Pinion steering system. Should have some photos ready to upload by tomorrow if all goes as planned. I am really pleased with this new setup, it is neat and clean and should work much better than the old arrangement.

Have a great day,
Thomas


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« Reply #243 on: December 12, 2018, 04:16:10 PM »
Yup, I think you made a good choice Thomas, and not just because that rack and pinion box looks so sexy...but that doesn't hurt either!  Keep up the good work. :)

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« Reply #244 on: December 12, 2018, 10:43:53 PM »
Yup, I think you made a good choice Thomas, and not just because that rack and pinion box looks so sexy...but that doesn't hurt either!  Keep up the good work. :)


Hello Bent,

Thank you, the Rack & Pinion has been a bit more work, mainly because I change from my drawings, but it sure works good. Did not get as much completed as I wanted today but the attached photos will show that I did get all the parts temporarily in place. This allowed me to confirm that everything fit and worked without any interference. Mounting the Rack & Pinion on the Axle eliminated any change in dimensions of the Tie Rods geometry while driving. The Front Axle and all Steering components are now one unit.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #245 on: December 12, 2018, 10:55:24 PM »
Will anything be coming out of those boots Thomas? Just curious.

Bill

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« Reply #246 on: December 12, 2018, 11:13:44 PM »
Will anything be coming out of those boots Thomas? Just curious.

Bill


Hello Bill,

No, those "boots" are to cover and protect the ends of the Rack as it moves from one side to the other. As you know, most rack & pinions do have the tie rods attach on the ends of the rack. I choose this style for several reasons but mainly because it allowed me to locate it above the axle and still keep the "connection points" on the Rack level with the Tie Rods.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #247 on: December 12, 2018, 11:14:49 PM »
Thanks Thomas, that makes sense!!

Bill

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« Reply #248 on: December 13, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
Hello everyone,

Just posted another video to youtube covering the steering system on the Buggy. It turned out a bit long but I am trying to show as much of the details as possible to help those folks that plan to build a similar car.

Have a great day,
Thomas


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« Reply #249 on: December 13, 2018, 04:44:53 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Used my Press to make some special bends on some 1/4" thick flat iron today. These Brackets will be welded to the inside face of the Front Axle to connect the Drag Link Bars. I moved the Drag Links from parallel to the Chassis, to a “wishbone” style which places them at an angle to the Chassis and Axle.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #250 on: December 13, 2018, 05:45:02 PM »
That's a lot of progress since I last looked in  :praise2:  :praise2:

Bent, I have been in Switzerland all the time I have been a member of MEM although I am originally from England. I think that the profile used to show the Swiss flag but then something changed and I had to add Switzerland again.
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« Reply #251 on: December 14, 2018, 03:40:24 PM »
Yup, looks good Thomas!

Roger, I guess I am mixed up, not an uncommon occurrence.  My wife and I toured the Swiss Alps this last summer, it was a fun vacation.

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« Reply #252 on: December 14, 2018, 05:37:21 PM »
Yup, looks good Thomas!



Hello Bent,

Thank you and I am pleased with the way this setup has turned out.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #253 on: December 14, 2018, 07:32:44 PM »
Hello Everyone,

It appears that Chris and other forum members are rewarded with lots of cookies after completing work on one of their projects. An acknowledgment, of sorts, of their fine work.  :LickLips:

Well I’m not sure what the implication is, but I was only given one cookie for the work completed so far on the Buggy Project?  :embarassed:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #254 on: December 14, 2018, 09:35:04 PM »
Dang, dude!  Thats not a cookie.  Thats a COOKIE!!


Though it is in scale to your 'model'!!!


After all your work its deserved!