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« Reply #580 on: Jul 31st, 2016, 2:51am »
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Looking good Pete! Any chance of seeing a video of the diesel running in the near future?


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« Reply #581 on: Jul 31st, 2016, 8:46am »
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Hi Henry, This is a link to my facebook post. Should work.    
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/174843825930887/1031163223632272/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1468474938020657
Meanwhile here is a pic of the drivers controls  Red throttle on stalk, also 2 buttons for electro-pnuematic brakes (apply and release) and horn button.  Auto selector tower to left of dashboard will be inside body, just the lever sticking out.


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« Reply #582 on: Jul 31st, 2016, 11:56am »
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Nice looking piece of work! Is that a Honda Civic radiator?
 
The Facebook page is a closed group
 
"Join this group to see the discussion, post and comment."


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« Reply #583 on: Jul 31st, 2016, 10:19pm »
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WOW that is sweet, I want one!
 
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« Reply #584 on: Aug 2nd, 2016, 3:36am »
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Sorry, I'm not good with youtube. Lots of US followers on that facebook group, might be worth diving in. Yes, radiator is Honda Civic aluminum.  Went for the first big drive today. 1 1/2 miles and nothing broke! Time to start making the body.

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« Reply #585 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 1:03am »
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A diesel  update.  After several runs I worked out better ways to do the mechanism layout. Now much tidier and easier to access. Radiator had issues with cavitating so swapped it round and made new neck and fittings. Big alternator added, had to run it backwards, but it charges fine!

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« Reply #586 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 1:05am »
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New layout.

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« Reply #587 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 1:12am »
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Now working on bodywork

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« Reply #588 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 3:16am »
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Looking good! Looks like the radiator maybe keeps it too cool?


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« Reply #589 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 8:02am »
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Hi Henry. If you mean the blue pad, its only there in case I damage the core by dropping something. No it doesn't run cool, the fan does come on occasionally in normal operation, but didn't overheat pulling 3 passenger cars up a 2% on a hot day.   Hopefully the bodywork won't restrict it, but just in case I added an extra roof vent panel which will normally be closed over. Pete

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« Reply #590 on: Dec 14th, 2016, 5:24pm »
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It's a flat out beast, Pete!  Keep it up! Wanna see more!
 
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Still making modifications. Suppose it's the down side of not following someone elses plans. Dash controls finally bear a passing resemblance to prototype, with an adapted lawn mower accelerator (red plastic wand with tortoise and hare replaced with aluminum lever and quadrant)
Wiring and airlines have been relocated below the radiator as they were being affected by heat


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« Reply #592 on: Jan 6th, 2017, 2:40am »
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Before and after, red plastic to aluminum!

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« Reply #593 on: Jan 6th, 2017, 2:44am »
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Body slowly getting nearer to paint stage. I didn't plan on this much detail, but it seemed to deserve a little more effort. Hope you all had a great Xmas and looking forward to a good new year
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« Reply #594 on: Jan 7th, 2017, 11:42am »
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Hi Pete!  Fantastic work!  I can't thank you enough for posting your work.  Seems like every time I re-start a project, something else comes up.  However, the Moose Meadows project has begun to come to life again!  Stopped trying new school techniques for development and I am going old school with photographs and creativity to mock up the engine. This summer should see a mock-up engine in the engine well of the vehicle.  Cheers to ya mate for keeping things real!
 
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« Reply #595 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 2:45am »
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Plans and drawing are so overrated, I prefer to use photos and sketches. That way I get to do everything ten times over! Grrr
Meanwhile I have a new driver, who is getting settled in and learning the controls. He's saying "take me to the paint shop!"


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« Reply #596 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 2:47am »
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Ah, that feels better. (one more color to go)
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« Reply #597 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 2:53am »
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Looking good Pete!


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« Reply #598 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 4:35pm »
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Pete:  This is wonderful!  Would love to see it in person....another year closer to visiting down-under!

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« Reply #599 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 1:27pm »
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Pete, That is absolutely brilliant. Such wonderful craftsmanship! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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