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Old 02-28-2013, 11:15 PM
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Default 2013 - AusEx (AmEx Replica)

What a day I've just had! A few days ago I picked up a bench lathe So today I went & bought some bits & pieces for it (drill chuck, live centre, tooling...) 2 stops & $200 later...

Oh, while I was out that way, I picked up the pieces for my frame from Carrington Products who did all the bending for me*

*I've already checked, it's not cheating! Think about it, some entries will start with a pre made frame, I still have to weld mine together...
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:21 PM
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looking forward to it!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:58 PM
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The build or the pics?
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Please keep in mind, we write the date the right way (day/month/year)
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Y'know- I really love having the ability to make people write a perfectly bizzarre (and funny) word on a sign, take a picture of it, and post it on the internet. Life is good. LOL

Enjoy the new tools, Tony, and good luck!
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I like DaiSan's use of the codeword, it doesn't look as "bizzarre" as the others

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Awesome! Can't wait for the build and the pictures!
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This is going to be a good one
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Thanks for the vote of confidence guys, I hope so too...
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Day 1 & I'm already up to my neck in it

First thing was to place the rear cross brace, behind the seat, which I did from memory as opposed to consulting the design. As I designed the frame, I thought I knew every inch of it but, I guess not coz I put the brace in the wrong place

So now I check the design measurements & find I'm 4" out After trial fitting the engine I realise there won't be enough space so I split the difference.

Then came the seat frame. Positioned it where it needed to be &... that doesnt look right A few measurements, consult the design & it's bent at the wrong angle MY bad... A quick "adjustment" & we're good to go... or are we?

I didn't twig when I was putting in the cross brace but the bottom of the tube is 130mm higher than the front section of the frame... it should be 150mm Ok, what went wrong?

Careful examination revealed all the bend angles were close but, the distance between the bends on the drop was 30mm short

MAN! You want something done right, DO IT YOURSELF!!!
I paid a business big money to make the frame & gave them the design with as many measurements as possible & they still messed it up; guess who's making an angry phone call tomorrow morning...
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Oboy... Remember- if you can't say something nice, hit 'im with something...
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True. We write it correctly here too. I can never get used to seeing it written the other way
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MAN! You want something done right, DO IT YOURSELF!!!
Agreed!!!

Can i ask, What is a AmEx? Obv a kart/buggy but can u post a pic of what the AusEx is based on?
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Can i ask, What is a AmEx? Obv a kart/buggy but can u post a pic of what the AusEx is based on?
It is a Manco American Express. It is the smaller brother of the Dingo. Have a look at THIS thread to see what it looks like. Basically you can see both in the pic below
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Thanks Landuse
I should have searched here instead of google lol Looks great fun

Cant wait to see what yours comes out like, Good luck bud
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Cant wait to see what yours comes out like, Good luck bud
Me too Back at ya buddy
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New goodies all the way from Cali-for-ni-ay
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Holy, Hannah! Still a good deal after shipping, etc? Wow!
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The price of the clutch, chain & shipping would've got me a clutch locally; $75... & I'd still need to get a chain which was proving difficult
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Wow. I thought we had it rough!
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