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Wishing for a Lazy Sunday

November 30th2008
 By Thom Kingston on 2008-11-30T15:28:04-06:00 | The Rock Bug |

You figure with the holiday break we may get a few days off.  Then again, with the King of the Hammers less then 3 months away, there is honestly no time to waste.  So, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we’re back hanging with the Rock Bug.

On Friday we managed to layout the location of all four shocks using the mockup shock we got last Monday from King.  Rumor has it we should be seeing the actual quadruple bi-pass shocks from King in as soon as two weeks.  The video above shows the mockup shock assembled on the driver side rear axle.  All shock tabs still need to be capped and gusseted.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we focused on the front radiator mount.  Check out the size of this Ron Davis 19” x 26” x 4” radiator in comparison to the small V4 Scat motor!  Insane, especially at a weight close to 40 lbs including its dual 12” fans.  This was the radiator designed for King of the Hammers though and we won’t be responsible for blowing up the Scat, so it stays :-).  The front two support tubes are 1” OD x 0.095” 4130 chromoly while every other support tube is 1” OD x 0.065” 4130 chromoly.  The two lower support straps are 1/16” thick 4130 chromoly plate.  The front filler neck will be capped and moved.

We were also able to get started on machining the Scat engine plate on Sunday as all the Scat accessories are scheduled for delivery on Monday.  The order here will be to first machine out the engine plate so we can bolt it on the front of the Scat as shown in the video here.  With the exception of forgetting to turn off the coolant for the video, all went smooth. We will then mockup all the motor accessories, switching back and forth from the Scat to our CNC until everything is nice and happy.  This work will continue tomorrow through the rest of the week.  The Scat needs to be in the hands of the motor builder by the 15th of December, so focus will soon begin on exhaust,  pulleys, dry sump, and anything else necessary in getting the Scat ready for running condition.

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