The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:23 pm

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Original sketch of fridge lid hinge tabs:
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Slightly modified 3D printed version:
Basically I made them 1/8 inch thk instead of 1/16, which required a slight counter bore to allow for the head of the hinge pin post (I kind of guessed at the size of the head, so might require a revision/redo after test fitting... will probably redo either way because the 82 deg countersink for the FH screws left them slightly proud... or maybe I'll just run a countersink bit in them).
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Here's a previous pic showing the hinge pin head profile and lid offset:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:37 am

That's amazing eh !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:53 am

Yes it is!
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:51 pm

Well the weather has broken here from hot and humid to cool and less humid. So I have no excuse for not working on the camper this weekend... except that we are working on the ballista (punkin chunkin machine).

We are eliminating the balky gas engine (old snow blower motor) and "portable" hydraulic power pack that we would have to lift on and off the trailer, and replacing it with a 5 hp electric motor powered system that is integrated into the trailer, mounted under the front deck. Advantages include no need to physically lift it on and off the machine; power will be provided by Karl's Bobcat welder/generator that we bring with use and run anyway to backup the winch battery... which is much quieter than the old snow blower motor, allowing us to communicate better and will be much nicer for the spectators... we can interact with the emcees better during preperation to throw.

Today I helped pull the front deck boards up; hard mounted the quick couplings for the winding ram hoses through the front trailer xmbr; and built new mounts for the filter/pressure regulator/pressure gauge/return to tank manifold assembly.

We helped Jamie install the new bed plate mount for the motor and pump that he built, and the new mount for the hydraulic oil tank that he built (like a battery tray drop down bracket). There are two spool valves, one for the dump frame lift and one for directional control of the winding ram. We got the dump frame valve positioned and mounting holes drilled, and Karl welded on the mounts I made for the return to tank assembly.

That's about it to report. Weird thing is, every single word in this post has been underlined in red as being mis-spelled... except "ballista", which I probably had 'added to dictionary'. Firefox must be confused. :thinking:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm

The NHRA (drag racing sanction) is using a Big Daddy Ed Roth Rat Fink style teardrop logo to promote their "Drag a friend to the strip" initiative.
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:17 am

KCStudly wrote:The NHRA (drag racing sanction) is using a Big Daddy Ed Roth Rat Fink style teardrop logo to promote their "Drag a friend to the strip" initiative.
https://goo.gl/images/rrT41G
Rat Fink + Teardrops. Oh yesss

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby linuxmanxxx » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:32 pm

Hey studly get to building buddy that foam might start rotting :lol:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:05 pm

Steve’s Right … But I think the real idea is to get TPCE done before We start rotting !!! :R :lol:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby linuxmanxxx » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:36 pm

GPW wrote:Steve’s Right … But I think the real idea is to get TPCE done before We start rotting !!! :R
I wanted to not reference mortality

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:03 am

I did !!! :lol: Having just turned 70 ( Seventy :o ) there's two things I’d like to see finished …. Game of Thrones, and TPCE… not much to ask eh … :roll: …. hahahaha
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