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K/GS - 500cc LSR
Topic Started: Jul 30 2013, 11:01 AM (1,031 Views)
wisdonm
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In real life we're building a MG Midget I/GT LSR. So when another site decided to do a group LSR build, I decided to join in.

I was going to build another unlimited (Eagle 1. Looks like I didn't finish posting that one. I'll do that soon.), but I'm going to the other end of the spectrum and start a K/GS, aka 500cc streamliner. Only have to hit 203mph for the record. Old record is 24 years old. NA 61cu.in. on gas. Sounds about right.

I'm claiming to use a 2-cylinder, 2-cycle, 499cc, Rotax 494 with WAVE heads, producing about 115hp on gas. But it will really be a curbside model.

I acquired a two piece solid resin copy of the AMT LSR go kart many years ago. I decided to make a styrene vacuum formed copy of it out of 0.040" sheet.

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Today I joined the two halves, and am slowly sanding down the seam joint.

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Has a checkered past.

Stand on it....brakes only slow yoou down.
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B) Looking Good!!!!!! :))) pecce
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Pretty cool Don, I like it. :)))
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:))) :))) rlr
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:)))
good start on it

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Looks like it is going to be one cool build. Sure wish Round 2 would reissue this one - with the pickup also. PGUP
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One reason that I never finish anything, is that I can't leave well enough, alone. Totally reshaped the cockpit area and made a canopy buck. Then I added a fin to help aim the short wheelbase car, at over 205mph.

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I applied some pearl white paint to it just before noon today. When I got home from a shine & show tonight it has a cream tint to it. Rats. Posted Image

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:))) :))) rlr
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I applied some pearl white paint to it just before noon today. When I got home from a shine & show tonight it has a cream tint to it. Rats.
Still looks good to me. Really like the looks of the fin and the canopy will add so much to the finished build.

When I had this kit back in the early 60's I sliced the body across so I could extend it to install a V-8 engine. However all I had to work with was some thin balsa wood and the Testors tube putty. Needless to say it wound up in the garbage. :o
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I built the resin kit from RmoM last year. I wish I could have found a motorcycle engine to put in it. I to wish they would find the molds and offer the `63 ford kit again. looks like they would try to refurbish the molds to include all the accessorys that used to come in them. At least some one is coming out with a `70s Ford before long. 1 version has an inline 6 in it.
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Had a few painting mishaps and repaired the paint stripes as best that I could. I think part of the problem was that the metal flakes were wider than the stripes, and would pull off with the tape. Repaired some spots three times with varying results. Added home made decals. The class markings took forever to make. Added some air intakes and an exhaust pipe too.

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:))) :))) :))) Great looking colors.
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jsm Sweet little machine, really love the paint scheme. That looks like it is breaking the speed record just sitting still.
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B) :))) :))) :)))
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Nice work Don. The paint combo is very sharp, and your decals always look so professional.
fbr fbr fbr
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

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Really Cool!
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Would you believe Craig Breedlove, go-kart pilot in 1961? A whopping 16 cubic inches of single-cylinder Standun produced an impressive pass of 93.84 mph, but no I/Streamliner record. The next year he ran his first jet powered Spirit of America at 407.45 mph.

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