Member Page: Rick Eggers
Member ID: 1908RickStatus: Free Member
Cape Coral, FL, USA
Member Since: 2017-05-29
Home Site: The CycleKart Club
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Last Login: 2018-02-19 11:47
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1900 Ford Model 01
1908 CycleKart Vintage
1908 Harley-Davidson Pre-War
1935 CycleKart Speedway Racer
1965 AC Cobra
2003 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
Member Journal – 1935 Miller-Ford Indy 500 Race Car
There are 11 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Saturday February 10, 2018
I finished the front wheel spinner. It turned out awesome, just like I planned . I had to mill off the lip on the Honda wheel hub, but that was easy. Cast aluminum cuts like butter. Then I used the drill guide I made to drill the three holes. So I have spinners on the front wheels that actually spin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJM2LVNN9dc&feature=youtu.be
Posted on: Saturday January 20, 2018
I finally finished the pin drive hubs and the key ways in the axle, so I could assemble it this far and roll it around. That's progress! Next comes finishing the body support skeleton and then the body panels. I was thinking about using a thin gauge steel for some of the body panels that won't be removable, so I can spot weld them in place and not have hundreds of rivets showing. The real '35 Millers have a very clean look to them. For the removable panels like the hood and side pan...
Posted on: Tuesday January 9, 2018
I got my wheels and still hadn't decided what to do about rear hubs. The ones I was considering on eBay have a 4 on 4" bolt circle, so that won't work with wheels that have an oddball circle like 3 3/16". Also, I'm not too crazy about the look of the four bolt sticking out of the rear hubs on a lot of karts I see. Plus the hubs from ACK are expensive. So I bit the bullet and did what I have always done on this cycle kart - I made my own. I ordered some 6061 aluminum, bought some grade 8 SH...
Posted on: Saturday December 16, 2017
After several days of experimenting, I finally have it done. It's far from perfect, but it'll do. I started out using a cone shaped wire brush, because someone told me that works well. I'm not listening to that guy any more. It worked, but I didn't like the dull look of the finished product, plus the wire doesn't give a clean edge to the circles. So I sanded it back smooth and hit youtube for some how-to vids. Every video has a different method, so I had to decide which to try next. One...
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