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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2010, 04:26:07 AM »
Started the teardown, just finished the gearbox mount. frame will go in for powder-coating this week, then assembly  ;D at last !!!!!!!!!

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2010, 06:07:41 AM »
Looks cool. That's A LOT of shaft overhang on the front sprocket however. Are you going to outboard support it?
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2010, 03:39:30 AM »
yes the end caps are not on the box in the pics. the out-put shaft is supported by 3 bearings the last being 10mm from the end of the spline.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2010, 03:01:18 AM »
frame stripped down to get powder coating

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2010, 06:04:57 AM »
Well before you go to PC I'm going to throw in my 2 cents on the FNR box mount. IMO,unless you have added to it,the mount will twist under load. That twist will lead to chain misalignment  and likely broken chain woes.If you haven't done so already I'd reinforce it to prevent any possible twist ,even minor,in the "post" that mounts the FNR.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2010, 06:11:27 AM »
I would paint it myself first for a while but if your SURE its good the PC I suppose.

Just my thoughts on PCing it right out of the gate.
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2010, 01:19:33 AM »
Well before you go to PC I'm going to throw in my 2 cents on the FNR box mount. IMO,unless you have added to it,the mount will twist under load. That twist will lead to chain misalignment  and likely broken chain woes.If you haven't done so already I'd reinforce it to prevent any possible twist ,even minor,in the "post" that mounts the FNR.
I understand your thoughts on the twisting, the box will be braced to the frame close to the sprocket.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2010, 01:24:25 AM »
Assembly begins ;D

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2010, 08:32:01 PM »
Looks good Dave, it's a bugger look'n at the thing think'n ya finished then ya hafta pull it all down and have it powder coated, then put it all back together again eyes then hope ya don't have a prang.. eyes eyes
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2010, 01:34:51 AM »
 LMAO  ;D yes I know ....but at least it looked good at one point!

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2010, 04:45:00 AM »
F-N-R box with end caps

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2010, 10:22:45 AM »
Looks good Dave!! I've seen one bloke copying it already! Wont be long there'll be thousands just like it!
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #87 on: August 11, 2010, 05:59:01 AM »
Thats great  ;D if he needs any help just tell him to get in touch.

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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2010, 01:33:46 AM »
Wow what a guy! I know some blokes would pissed off, even though they put photos up in a public forum so people can see it! eyes But seriously did you see that design somewhere else and copy it, or is it yours?
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Re: Dave Bray's Barracuda build so far
« Reply #89 on: August 13, 2010, 01:46:30 AM »
Not sure if its where Dave got the idea but a lot of outboard boat motors get reverse in the same manner. 

Inboards to maybe? But I have seen several outboards apart and thats what they did to spin the prop the other way. 
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