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Ken

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late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« on: April 14, 2016, 06:03:20 PM »
Working 10 and sometimes 11 hour shifts and living in an RV on my companies property, keeps me at "home" during the week. So I kill a lot of time on Netflix and youtube. The majority of you tubing is watching HotRods or Dragboats, and mainly what the Socal jet boat crew posts. Recently I've been mezmerized with the boats with Zoomies. Don't know why all of a sudden, but I have, and since I work at a header shop, I figured I'd make a set for my 460.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 06:06:27 PM »
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Ken

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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 06:07:47 PM »
I wanted 2 1/8" tubes, but I couldn't swedge that size down into the oval 2" flange port, so I formed and welded in 2" stubs,  2 " long, and cut them down to 1" stubs on the mill, then laid them out. 
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 06:11:48 PM »
I then needed to see what radius and length looked best, but since my jet is up in Washington, I just sort of winged it with a test block and tried to visualize what looked good.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 06:16:40 PM »
Got the sweep, angle, and look I wanted, and tacked it up. Formed the 2 1/8" to the 2", welded them up, put a reinforcing bar in the middle and on the bottom, and sanded the welds smooth, so that when I have them ceramic coated, all the seams will be gone. Now the hardest part.... copy it exactly  for the other side
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 06:18:48 PM »
One side done. Tubes are 13" long, and I'll have them coated bright silver.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2016, 06:39:05 PM by Ken »
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 06:29:58 PM »
Looks great man


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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 09:50:47 PM »
Pretty cool man


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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 11:05:10 PM »
thanks! !
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 10:06:34 AM »
I had a  fixation with 460 zoomies not too long ago..... :thumbup:
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 01:55:06 PM »

I had a  fixation with 460 zoomies not too long ago..... :thumbup:



That looks like the equivalent of a drag boat for the street. Nice.


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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2016, 09:12:31 PM »
Looks great man


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Looks good! People don't realize how the wrong angle, wrong spacing or wrong length can make it just not look right.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2016, 09:44:53 PM »
They are done. I'm not 100% happy with them, as I wasn't able to blend the 2 1/8" into the 2" as well as I wanted. But overall I'm happy with them. Off to Ceramic coating in a week and I show those results.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2016, 10:10:01 PM by Ken »
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2016, 09:46:26 PM »
The sides,are in line, the ends are in line, and I'm happy with the angle.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 09:49:38 PM »
Lining them up with a level was tricky as if the radius was off just a little bit, the level would fool you.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2016, 09:51:25 PM »
Thats all I got. That T-bucket with the ribbon paint and 460 is Bitchin' !!!!
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 07:33:14 PM »
Finally got the Zoomies back from our coating facility. I spent hours sanding and smoothing them out, and the results are great. They almost look chrome. Now I just need to finish my boat to put them on.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 07:34:19 PM »
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2016, 07:42:57 PM »
Looks good.  Looks like you have a nice Model A in the shop too.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2016, 08:01:20 PM »
Thanks, yeah that Model A belongs to a customer of Walden's Speed Shop where I work part-time.
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Re: late nights alone + YouTube = zoomies
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2016, 09:11:40 PM »
Thanks, yeah that Model A belongs to a customer of Walden's Speed Shop where I work part-time.

Right on looks good.
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