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 Posted January 25th, 2011 09:03 PM   IP
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No paint, still working on the braid shelfs. But I'm making progress.
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 Posted January 25th, 2011 10:39 PM   IP
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Good man. Progress is great! You are now on a time clock..May 14 @ ROMS
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 Posted January 28th, 2011 01:41 AM   IP
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Got one big problem though, the braid has a deep recess; I may and try and shim it up . I think it can be done, WITH A LOT OF WORK!


LOL! It's even more work then I had expected. I thought I would have it done in a couple of days, was I wrong! I've had a few set-backs while doing this, but better to have them now than later. This is what I'm currently working on.

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 Posted January 28th, 2011 07:22 AM   IP
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John, track looks really good, nice job and all the hard work you put in will pay off.

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 Posted January 31st, 2011 10:34 PM   IP
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Track looks great guys! I was just telling David I was ready to se an update on the track. Thanks John
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 Posted January 31st, 2011 10:43 PM   IP
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I'll post some pictures tomorrow, along with an update on what I've been doing.
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 Posted February 6th, 2011 08:10 PM   IP
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Well it's been slow going as of lately, because of the weather and a big drag race at ROMS. What work I have done on the track is, got some more of the braid shelfs filled with bondo. I also have been laying some hardboard in the braid shelfs that are worn out(dead-man and donut). These is a very time consuming process of getting everything cut exactly right, and the way I have to hold it in place until the glue dries. I'm doing this by drilling a hole every 2 1/2" for a screw, that gets drilled in once every thing is set. I'm only doing this were it is needed, or else your car would come out of the slot way to easy in the dead-man and donut. I also got all of small dips and humps out of the front straight. While doing all of this I have had "help", the kind that you don't want. On a good note I got that "silver stuff", on the track.

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 Posted February 9th, 2011 08:46 AM   IP
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I don't think that was Wild Bill's vision of seeing silver stuff on the track! lol
But hey...you got silver stuff! That's great!
Looking good.

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 Posted February 17th, 2011 09:54 PM   IP
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So I had planned on having the track ready to paint by this weekend; but being sick/kidney stone didn't allow me to work on it until today. So went and worked on it some today. While Chase was sanding the bondo that is in the braid shelf flush with the surface, I was finishing putting the hardboard down in the donut. I got all of it done in the donut, got three more lanes to do in the dead-man. Chase got from the dead-man to the 90 all sanded down, so that it is ready to reroute to the desired depth. We also got some more braid shelfs filled with bondo, in the front straight. I started to feel bad so we called it a day.

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Here is a picture of the braid, capacitors, and power supplies. We got plenty of wire, and will be getting the batteries soon.

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 Posted February 17th, 2011 10:06 PM   IP
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You are showing amazing tenacity, John. Don't kill yourself in the process of restoring this track. Good luck and get well!


Remember, two wrongs don't make a right..... but three lefts do! Only you're a block over and one block behind!

 Posted February 19th, 2011 02:11 AM   IP
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You are showing amazing tenacity, John. Don't kill yourself in the process of restoring this track. Good luck and get well!




Thanks Richard. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger? LOL! My back is starting to really hurt, from all the bending over; I hope it's worth it in the end.

So I got to the track today, and unscrewed all of the screws holding the hardboard down in the donut. I also got some of the small thing done; and more bondo in the braid shelfs in the front straight, before Chase showed up. Once he got there, we got almost all of the front straight done filled with bondo, before we ran out of bondo. After that Chase got to sanding the tops and excess bondo off the braid shelfs, in the donut through the lead-on. While he was doing that, I did some readjusting of the 90(it looks "faster"), put some screws in the legs so they wouldn't "shift", and did some small things that needed to be done. Once the bondo and braid shelfs are done; I'll reroute the braid shelfs and do any sanding or anything else needs to to be done to get it ready to paint. Then we'll clean, clean, and clean some more; to make sure we don't have any problems painting. The plan is to start painting somewhere around next weekend.

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 Posted February 19th, 2011 09:12 AM   IP
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[quote]Mr.bb wrote:


Thanks Richard. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger? LOL! My back is starting to really hurt, from all the bending over; I hope it's worth it in the end.

John,
Your doing a great job . If it takes alittle longer, well then it just going to take alittle longer. Just set a good pace for yourself and it will all come together. Just be gald your doing this while your still young. (lol)

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 Posted February 19th, 2011 07:37 PM   IP
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Hope you are feeling better John. The track is looking great!
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 Posted February 20th, 2011 07:58 PM   IP
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Well when we gonna see this Black beast?

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 Posted February 20th, 2011 08:07 PM   IP
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Hopefully we will have it ready to paint next weekend.
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 Posted February 20th, 2011 09:20 PM   IP
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That sounds cool. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to check it out.
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 Posted February 20th, 2011 11:25 PM   IP
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This is what five hours of work, looks like tonight. Finished getting the hardboard put in the braid shelfs, in the dead-man.

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 Posted February 22nd, 2011 10:27 PM   IP
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Worked on the track last night and tonight. I finished bondoing the braid shelfs, all the way from the dead-man to the bank. I also laid a couple of more pieces of hardboard coming out of red and white, in the dead-man. I got the bank and one section left to fill the braid shelfs with bondo; I should have that done tomorrow. Then I'll begin routing it to the desired depth; I'll do that on Thursday. Thats the plan, anyways!

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 Posted February 23rd, 2011 08:07 AM   IP
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Two words for you all.

Great Work!

But as usual I have Two more!

Paint & Braid

 Posted February 23rd, 2011 09:18 AM   IP
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that's got to be a lot of great work you track builder's go through....keep up the good work..{ T B }

 Posted February 24th, 2011 08:22 PM   IP
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WOOOOOW!!!!!!!!
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 Posted February 24th, 2011 08:26 PM   IP
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I went by tonight to see how the ROM's was comming along. John & Chase have been working hard on it and it's looking GREAT!
I think they would be finished by now except they are getting high from the fumes and having a party.
I was there just a few minutes and...........Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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 Posted February 24th, 2011 10:44 PM   IP
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Well, as Patric said; Chase and I were working on the track today. We finally got all the braid shelfs filled with bondo. YEAAAA!!!! Chase also did a little bit of sanding on the front straight, while I did some cleaning up and put another leg under the track. Tomorrow we will finish sanding, route the slot deeper, and reroute the braid shelfs. There will be a few touch spots to bondo, so that will get done too.

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 Posted February 25th, 2011 08:56 AM   IP
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Did Chase borrow Beuf's Gloves?

You guys are gonna sand a hole in that track, come on Paint that thing!


 Posted February 26th, 2011 10:39 PM   IP
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Just in case anyone cares (I know you don't), John finished routing the track last night. Gotta patch up some spots, sand some more, then clean. Hopefully paint by next weekend if we can find the paint.
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 Posted February 26th, 2011 11:11 PM   IP
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 Posted February 27th, 2011 08:49 AM   IP
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Kudos to the both of you! Really taking shape.


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 Posted February 27th, 2011 06:54 PM   IP
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Great

Can not wait to race it, who's putting me up for the weekend?


 Posted February 28th, 2011 09:45 PM   IP
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We want paint! We want paint! We want paint!
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 Posted March 4th, 2011 12:01 AM   IP
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Ya buddy! It's coming along real nice guy's. Keep up the good work. What colors are you going to paint it?
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