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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Thanks for the advice Brian, If I am so paint these, I will be heavily priming them with acid etch. I will take your advice on board when considering the surface preparation. I am guessing painting aluminium can be so much hassle that leaving the parts as bare metal is easier but still looks...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Not sure how but I have left a [\URL] in somewhere, cant see where but never mind.
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Been on holiday between my rotation so only spent 3 days at home in the last 6 weeks prior to Thursday there. Just a wee update to stop the thread stagnating, no huge progression. Got around 3 hours on it today as I was busy tidying up and improving the lighting around the garage. There's...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Well after having a couple of months off enjoying the sun I got the itch and decided to continue with the build. I broke myself in gently enough. Not going to go into too much detail as not a great deal has been done but probably put another 6-8 hours in and the frame rear is starting to take...
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    First IC engine design and build

    Lots of patience, good job. Thanks for sharing. Earl
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Tremendous Rudy, thanks for the input! Cheers again Earl
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Thanks Rudy, did you need to acid etch primer it first? And can you provide more information on the type of paint you used? Cheers Earl
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    Verical hit and miss engine

    Keeping my eye on this one Brian.
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Quick hit, Just to finish off the most of this frame front, I do have the base mounting holes to drill, along with the holes for the lubricator but I will get those done later on once I have some other pieces made up and a base decided on. I have to say, my plan is to paint these British...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Little bit more progression this time - chipping away, would like to get this piece laid to rest tomorrow! Onwards! Setting up for cutting the radius: Award for the most tragic photo: You can see by the shavings I was being incredibly conservative with the depth of cut, moving the table...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    A little counter sinking to aid tapping it in with the toffee hammer. .220 dialed in. Decided to colour the piece in purple as it would have been impossible to find even with all the swarf if it fell. Overall pretty happy with the bodge. It will be filled in sanded and painted...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Ok so, back home after a quick week away with work. Got pretty much straight back into it. Spoiler - I had another challenge with the frame front. However I think I have adequately worked around the issue... After some thought, and a change of plan, as mentioned earlier. I wanted to remove the...
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Part of me thought about doing something like this too. I kind of wish I had but I don't really have anythign thinner than a 18 thou slitting saw (could have shimmed it though). I have found that any time I try to execute a "better" idea of my own, I find out there is a reason it was designed a...
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    Werowance builds a webster

    Hello mate, Have you tried modelling this up in CAD yourself? I only ask as this always helps me when I can't get my head around a 2D drawing. You can query any dimension then, and always go back to take another look at any point. Cheers Earl
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    Big Earls Farmboy #758

    Just having a look over this post and it goes to show that taking a break and looking over your progress can help reevaluate the method you have planned. Change of plan with this first cut... Earl
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