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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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cool thread :) As a builder of several cars I can appreciate the urge to get stuck in and pull it apart.
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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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vonhoolio wrote:
cool thread :) As a builder of several cars I can appreciate the urge to get stuck in and pull it apart.
Jas


It's a bit easier than 5 linking a Cortina I can tell you.


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:09 am 
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Cool. Good start.


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Right frame is a now smaller 21" and it has some stops brazed on for the cables. Just need to do the stays now. I think the frame survived this long due to all the oil inside it (the fires out now);
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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Love it.

What is your brazing set up? Torch etc?


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:09 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Love it.

What is your brazing set up? Torch etc?


I use a Rothenberger Mapp torch and Silver Solder. The mapp runs about 100 degrees hotter than propane and melts 40% silver solder easily. It is hot enough to melt brass brazing rods but it's at its limits. Its not hot enough to break brazed joints though. I tend to use a combination of brazing (on dropouts) and silver soldering (for lugs).


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:11 pm 
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pauln wrote:
coomber wrote:
Love it.

What is your brazing set up? Torch etc?


I use a Rothenberger Mapp torch and Silver Solder. The mapp runs about 100 degrees hotter than propane and melts 40% silver solder easily. It is hot enough to melt brass brazing rods but it's at its limits. Its not hot enough to break brazed joints though. I tend to use a combination of brazing (on dropouts) and silver soldering (for lugs).


Thanks for letting me know. All good to store for future reference.


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:42 pm 
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How did I miss this thread? Arguably the most insane project seen here for sometime. Good luck!

AFTERTHOUGHT: How many Carbon frames say 30 years from now could be rescued from a tree and shrunk?


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:36 am 
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nice one paul....i'm sure we can sort paint :-)
i take it this one's a keeper?

ever thought about buying something and NOT modding it? ha ha!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Damn cool thread :!: :idea: :facepalm:

As a builder of several cars I can appreciate the urge to get stuck in and pull it apart...

8)


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