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Just Joined the Club

Post  skench on Tue 14 Jan 2014, 2:59 am

Hi,

I could not hold back any longer so I have joined the party!

Paid my deposit on Friday 10th and kits 1 and 7 arrived this morning.  Very Happy 

I am a newbie at this sort of thing but with all the information available on this forum I just can not wait to get started.

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Stephen

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Re: Just Joined the Club

Post  lynnr on Tue 14 Jan 2014, 3:51 am

Hi Stephen

Welcome to the Steam Traction World Party. Hope you have a wonderful build and please do not be afraid to ask questions. A question is only silly if you know the answer.

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Silly question

Post  skench on Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:09 am

Hi Lynn

I think we can be sure that I will use up my quota of silly questions.

While checking the contents of kit 7 I found that one of the clinch nuts had fallen out of it's hole, see picture below.



I assume you need a special tool to insert these clinch nuts and I am not sure you can insert one twice. When I offered it up it was rather a loose fit in the hole.

So in the end I supper glued it in. I used the supper glue activator and a particularly strong glue.

Will this be OK ?

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Stephen

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Post  lynnr on Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:19 am

Hi

Just run a bolt on to it from the back. Insert in hole and run a pair of nuts on top. You should get enough crush to get it to stay, I did with one, without the need for tool.

Don't rely on its own thread to pull it in.

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Re: Just Joined the Club

Post  skench on Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:23 am

Cheers Lynn I will give that a go.

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Re: Just Joined the Club

Post  ChriX on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 2:36 pm

Welcome aboard Stephen Smile

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Re: Just Joined the Club

Post  skench on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 3:11 am

Thanks Chris

I have just been watching your latest youtube video and wondered did you use the supplied fillet tool to form the wheel fillet?

Must thank you for the videos they are very useful!




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Re: Just Joined the Club

Post  IanL on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 9:20 am

Hi Chris just watched your video it looks like ti is progressing well. One tip regarding the epoxy glue, which I picked up here on the forum was to wipe off the still wet excess glue with a baby wipe. This saves a lot of filing once the glue has hardened. I do not know how it works but it does.

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Post  ChriX on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:19 am

Stephen yes I did use the form tool, it worked well until as I said the spokes caught it and cracked it. :(On the second wheel I ground it out quite a bit and ground the back edges of the spokes and didn't get any cracking, but of course left the front as formed. I am using JB Weld for the fillets, not sure if something else would be better?

Ian thanks for the tip - I will give that a go on the rears. I was doing the filing last evening and it was rather tedious!

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Filleting the wheels

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 1:45 pm

After trying different fillers I now use Pink Grip! Make sure the inside rebate is shiny clean & degreased, have a small amount of white spirit to dip your finger in and gun the pink grip around the edge doing about a 15" at a time and then finishing with the finger dipped in white spirit. It skins up very quickly so that's why I do a bit at a time, the white spirit also helps slow the skinning up and stops your finger dragging the surface. Do this before you fit the spokes so you have a clean run around the rim. The best thing about this is that it sticks well to steel, never goes brittle hard so it doesn't crack when tapping the rivets in and you get a perfect blended edge without any sanding and paint takes well to it. Leave it a couple of days to harden though. Hope this helps. bounce 

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