Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Cutaways...

That time again!

Okay guys... Next week we're headed out of town, so no Cutaways next week.

ALSO! If you guys have any cut-away drawings you would like to have me post that I haven't already, email them to me with the subject "FRIDAY CUTAWAY". "scootermcrad@yahoo.com" I prefer automotive and/or super mechanical type stuff. Line drawings and hand painted stuff is best. CAD stuff is okay, but not preferred. If I don't have it, I will post it. Please send as a JPEG, Bitmap, PNG, or any other image format. I can only post image formats. ALSO! If you don't use "FRIDAY CUTAWAY" as the subject line, I won't open it.

Let's keep this going!











Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

How to Safety Wire

So lately I've been realizing I'm going to have to install some safety wire on some of the hardware on my current hot rod build. A little research and I thought I would bring together some examples, videos, and some places to by what is needed. Hope it helps someone. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom to see everything in included in this post.

Enjoy!
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This video below is a REALLY good one, but their "EMBED" feature was disabled. It's 22 minutes long and really is worth the watch. Lots of information and explanations.


Lock wire installation in the Jet Engine world. How to, PART 1:

Part 2:

Now the embedded videos:




Aircraft Spruce will have everything you need to make it happen. The wire, the pliers, the bolts, drill jigs, everything.

Wire:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safetywire.php

Safety Wire Pliers (economy, and they work just fine for hobby use):
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/wireTwister.php

Drilled hardware:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/bolts.html

More tools:

There are lots of other places for these tools and supplies. McMaster Carr is another place to find everything you need to do a professional safety wiring job.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kids rule and so does skateboarding!

Saw this on another blog. I've been really inspired with what's going on in the video world and especially some of the things I'm finding on Vimeo, lately.

Enjoy!

The Twins from skatefairy on Vimeo.

Earth Day - Go jump a Porsche 911, or Three

Saw this on my buddy Michael's blog (General Wheels)...

Rad!

Friday Cutaways...

Geesh... It's Friday already!? What a crazy week!

Thanks to Matt Seret for the cut-away humor! :) Thought I would share that one! HAHA!



Seriously though... It's very important not to cut your digits off. That could ruin your day... Jordan, are you reading? ;)





Monday, April 18, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Cutaways...

Friday again... You guys getting bored with this stuff?








Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Short Film on the first generation Hemi V8!

It's a Formal request, really. If ANY of you followers are into hot rods and early Hemi's, I have a formal request. Will someone PLEASE do a short film on early Mopar Hemi V8's, their history in motor sports (drag racing, road racing, Bonneville, etc.) as well as their place today in our "Hot Rod Society"? Pretty please?

Just an idea... If I knew anything about shooting moving pictures I would give it a go. Some amazing cars in history ran the first generation (early to late 50's) Hemi V8's. They set records and blew minds. Rather it was on the drag strip, flying across the salt, pulling multiple G's in a corner on a road course, or tromping the gas from stop light to stop light in a hot rod, they have been in our motor sports history and in our hot rods since they were released in the early 50's. The elephant motors look insane, sound amazing, and ripped rubber off of rims. Would be wonderful to see more than 5-minute movie clips on YouTube about them.