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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:06 am 
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Hey, are you going to reinforce those lower control arms?
Askin' for a friend. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:59 pm 
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drgonzo wrote:
Hey, are you going to reinforce those lower control arms?
Askin' for a friend. :mrgreen:


Didn’t you see Joe’s lightweight Bamboozlers...? :twisted: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:22 pm 
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Rob Simmons wrote:
drgonzo wrote:
Hey, are you going to reinforce those lower control arms?
Askin' for a friend. :mrgreen:


Didn’t you see Joe’s lightweight Bamboozlers...? :twisted: :lol:

Slipped right by me!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:39 pm 
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I thought it was in this thread, but apparently not. I’ll try to find it. Very ingenious, super light weight and structurally superior approach!

This ‘61 has a handful of little pieces and parts for Toadracer and spares for my other ‘61 Valiant hardtop. This one is really far gone rust wise. There isn’t a single body panel worth saving. Rust through from top to bottom. Fun road trip though. Hopefully Joe and I can go back.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm 
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See if this works... It didn't bring the photo over, You need to see the photo... It's in the "What did you get done..." thread on page 369. :wink:

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At ease, Gentlemen.
Save the controversy for that Other Thread :?

Besides, didn't I say that I had it figured out?
You just have to trust me 8)

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It's a little-known fact that Vernors is the strongest ginger ale available.
The ginger content reacts with the aluminum container and produces an aleyuminimum coating which greatly enhances the tensile strength of the container without increasing its thickness or weight.
If you can find a way to cut patches out of the resulting material (ask me how many pairs of snips I ruined on this project) and attach them to the appropriate place on the control arm, you will be 'all set' as far as strength is concerned with no significant weight added nor ground clearance lost.
Once the RTV cures, these will be available for testing under endurance road racing conditions.

You're welcome.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Yup. It happened. Saw the pics documenting it right there on page 369. Took notes too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:38 pm 
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Joe is a genius! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 am 
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I brought back a thick front swaybar and a couple carbs for Toadracer from Wilkesboro. Thanks Lou and Brian.

Now to just get back over there and do some more fiddlin'...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 am 
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Genius Joe got the engine in Toadracer fired up yesterday!! It sounds good! Thanks Joe!!

Woo Hoo!! Actual progress! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:38 pm 
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sixinthehead wrote:
"Wanna be on my race team?", 'e sez.
"It'll be fun", 'e sez.

"How bad can it be?", sez I.
"Sounds like fun!", sez I.
"What can I do?", sez I.

Here, scrape off this undercoating while sitting on the floor in this dark, crowded refrigerator of a garage...
Colin Chapman stopped by and said: "What in the name of stale biscuits are you doing?"

I didn't weigh the resulting piles, but Ondayko would be proud.
Speaking of whom, I need to have a word with him for putting ideas in Rob's head.

When I can use my arms again (I'm typing this with my nose), I'm gonna slap him with a haggis :lol:


A good team captain listens to his team members, so here ya go Joe!

I got the keys today. 60X40 with a 60X32 carport off the back on a nice level .46 acres. 220 and airlines throughout. Ceilings high enough for a couple lifts. Zoned commercial. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Whoa!! Nellie!!! You can really make stuff happen now. You may get lost in there!! :D :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Awesome! Congratulations bud!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:21 am 
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Many congrats, Rob (and Joe).

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 am 
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My wife ROCKS!!

Saturday evening we went to the new garage to get it cleaned out so we can start moving stuff in.

She attacked it with a leaf blower! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:32 am 
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I think you need to call it a barn. Go Angie!!

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