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What another hectic week, and fighting it all with a head cold and migraine but now that i have the spine and front riser welded it was time to fit and mount them, in the photos that follow you will see some of what we did to put it all together, for all the photos go to the gallery.
here you see Phil marking out the mounting points using a template i had made.
score the alloy gives us a guide
after the marking comes the drilling
remember it's important to have your finger as close to the drill bit as possible when drilling un-clamped job hehe.
we then centered the channel on the pan ready to drill.
unfortunately because of the size of the job we couldn't fit it in the drill press and had to hand drill it.
Phil finds what he believes is true center, that look is not filling me with confidence.
regardless if it was or wasn't center he drills it, close enough hehe
proud that it all looked like it was centered and nothing had fallen off yet, he sculled the other half of the beer he was drinking in celebration.
just a test fit of everything to check clearances before counter sinking bolts and fitting, it's always important to have a good supply of beer while doing this part of the job.
the flip side and all looks ok, now to find the bugs and work them out, next comes the hand rail and any strengthening that may be needed.
Don't forget to check out the gallery for all the photos that were taken and please click the like button below, thanks for popping in.
_DEFINITION OF RECORD
This is for the Fastest Powered Street Luge.
This record is to be attempted by an individual or a team.
Measurements of the speed must be given in both mph and km/h.
GUIDELINES FOR ‘FASTEST POWERED STREET LUGE’
1. The luge used in this record attempt should meet the following specifications:
• The wheels should be connected to trucks that are steered in the standard
manner (i.e. by leaning).
• The tops of the wheels should not protrude above the height of the deck.
• The luge should be no greater than 60 cm in width at any point (including the
• All braking should be done by the rider’s feet making contact with the road
surface. No other forms of braking are permitted.
• Fairings should not extend over the rider to any extent (i.e. they may protrude
outward in front and behind the rider, but may not protrude over the rider in any
• The rockets may be of any type and may be placed on the luge in any
2. Record attempts made on public roads will only be considered when that road
has been properly and legally closed off to other traffic with the assistance of
local law enforcement officials (or other appropriate authorities). Written
confirmation of this fact must be supplied in the record claim.
3. Speed must be very accurately measured, by someone who is professionally
qualified to do so. If hand-held radar is used, for instance, it should be operated
by a police officer or similar who has been properly trained in its use. All
equipment must be of a very high standard of accuracy, and documentation
should be included detailing the specifications of the equipment used.
4. A written statement, on letterhead paper, must be provided by the person
measuring the speed, stating how they are qualified for the job, exactly how the
speed was measured, and exactly what speed was reached. (Note that car
speedometers, hand-held GPS units, cycling computers and similar are not
tick tick tick tick, the time is counting down and i'm pushing hard to get things ready and in place for when the motors arrive so i can have them mounted and tested ASAP, problem is i am limited by what i can do with and with out the motors, i can only build so far till i need the motors to work out spacing and lay out of the petrol tank and other components, but i must admit i think i love the building just as much as i will love the riding, spending time with great mates and working out what exactly is needed right down to a micron of a degree and all done over a beer, then waking up the next day and having to redo it all cause we did it all over a beer haha, what i do love is the great support i'm getting from friends like Phil Champion, who with everything he is helping me with is doing it with a busted leg that's STILL in recovery, this is no mean feet and i see the occasional grimace amongst the smiles, i truly can't thank him enough, the other is Josh over at All Aluminum Welding, who has welded and guided me through some of the most critical structural welding, bloody legend! if you got time have a look at some of their amazing work they do, in the mean time here's Josh pointing out how wrong i'm doing everything haha, thanks for the tips dude ;)
i still don't know if he closed his eye's when i hit the pedal or not
see what i mean still open and all done haha
guessing by his smile i either did a good job or he's a better teacher than he thought
see the rest of the photos in the gallery, next comes mounting the spine to the pan and getting all the holes and handles mounted, it's a hell of allot of work and it makes it harder now that i'm working, but i know with the help i have around me i'll.....NO.....We'll get it done and set this land speed record.
don't forget to click the like button guys and did you know you can comment on these blogs, i would love the feed back, i do love getting feed back and suggestions from you guys, so feel free to ask what ever you like and have your say on what the boards needs or should look like, you never know you may see your name on the board that breaks a land speed record, credit where credit is due.