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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 07:28:47 AM »
when you told me you had the machining capabilities I had no idea it was as extravagant. Good on ya! I am finishing up your order very soon my friend and then she will be on its way.  8)
Thanks looking forward to it, just need to get my one finished now.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2010, 07:30:38 AM »
Hope to have it finished by the end of the month  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 02:19:22 AM »
Hi Guys got a few more pics, finished referb on the motor, fitted one side panel and finished the fuel tank I will fit it this week. Started cutting the gears for the 90 deg reverse box, they look massive in the pics but will loose a lot of weight in the coming weeks. trying different paint combo's to see what i like, I think i will stick to Blue Black and Silver.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2010, 05:42:45 AM »
It's looking good Dave!  I can't wait to see those gears put to use in your gear box.  I'm excited to see how it works.  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2010, 02:50:31 AM »
Did a bit of work over the Easter holidays got it on it's wheels for the first time  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2010, 07:21:23 AM »
Dave,
     Looks like you have been busy, and it's paying off.  So when do you think you will have your F-N-R box in?  I want to see it :o
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2010, 11:18:41 AM »
I LOVE that shifter linkage idea.
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 11:19:32 AM »
I think we all what to see the FNR idea! Great progress Dave.!

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2010, 01:49:06 AM »
Thanks guys the guy doing the FNR box has been away, we will get it onto the mill this afternoon and get the casings done, hope to have it by next week. I will take pics as we progress.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2010, 01:04:38 AM »
Looking good Dave, ya getting there mate! I like the look of the drive line bits ya had made there! Very sturdy look'n! I can't wait to see how you do the FNR box, should be good! 8) You've obviously checked out the fan to see if it's a sucker or blower, in terms of mounting it on the front of the back...
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2010, 01:43:10 AM »
I want it to blow through the radiator then the oil cooler, this should help protect the radiator? I have been busy with the brakes and have finished the hard lines, will post pics soon. Next is the dash and the electrics.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2010, 04:34:43 AM »
Yeah that's where I'm at with mine eyes and I ain't make'n too much headway  drowning!
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2010, 04:57:21 AM »
the small things seem to take forever!

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 08:19:29 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2010, 06:14:43 PM »
Dave, The car looks good. I have a FNR gearbox that I believe is like yours, only smaller. It looks like what you described. It is a Spicer out of a lawnmower I believe. The 1st picture is the outside of the box. The large sprocket is the input. The small is the output. The shaft with the plates is the shifter.The 2nd picture shows the pinion, the ring gears and the shift collar. The collar is keyed to the output shaft. It engages one ring gear for forward and the other for reverse. The other pictures are different views. Hope yours works as simple as this one. It is used in my kids mini rockcrawler buggy. Tim
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