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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:02 pm

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:03 pm

After...if you look closely you can see the flush rivet
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Brian Ostlind » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:40 am

You are taking it to to a whole new level Mark!
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:26 pm

Brian Ostlind wrote:
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You are taking it to to a whole new level Mark!
Thanks Brian.. I've been following your build for a while now ..Great work ! great seeing your tiger running !

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:45 pm

Beautiful work on your Tiger! I think the rust on the rear exhaust housing looks perfect!

Any reason not to use a lazy susan bearing for the turret though? I find they rotate much better than the brass rings. Personal preference I suppose.

Super work - thanks for sharing!
Bob

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm

Robert E Morey wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Beautiful work on your Tiger! I think the rust on the rear exhaust housing looks perfect!

Any reason not to use a lazy susan bearing for the turret though? I find they rotate much better than the brass rings. Personal preference I suppose.

Super work - thanks for sharing!
Bob
Thank you Bob....I guess it is just a matter of aesthetics...I would love to build a tiger in stainless steel and brass and leave unpainted

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 pm

Had a hour or so to kill so I knocked out drivers vent and installed it...I'm always amazed how the colors can change with the paint depending on the light !
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:08 am

Been adding details to deck...once painted I will add periscopes to hatches
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:16 am

I decided to make my own functional tow cables... I do like the late Mike Stannard's tow cables but the white metal casting renders them useless for towing.... ...having made my own I have Mikes tow cables to give away for free...just pay shipping..I'm in SW Florida...I weathered the cables with the stainless steel blackener....so happy with results
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:18 am

How I cut hard to cut cable...I silver solder then cut with Dremel...only takes a few minutes and works great ! and no fraying
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Tim Carr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:27 am

Mark
If those cables are available, I would love to get them. I'm in the Tampa Bay, Fla area. I'll pm you for details.

Thanks

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Tampa Bay, Fla area USA.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:39 am

Tim Carr wrote:
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Mark
If those cables are available, I would love to get them. I'm in the Tampa Bay, Fla area. I'll pm you for details.

Thanks

Later Tim
They're yours Tim..I just have the cables as i'm using the mounting brackets..

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:41 am

hi Mark
Your cables look awesome! How do you get the cable bent around the tear drop sheave so tightly? And then stuffed into the round ferule? Are your ferules crimped so they can withstand the pull loading? Fantastic work on all the details. Really a superb build.
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:34 am

Robert E Morey wrote:
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hi Mark
Your cables look awesome! How do you get the cable bent around the tear drop sheave so tightly? And then stuffed into the round ferule? Are your ferules crimped so they can withstand the pull loading? Fantastic work on all the details. Really a superb build.
Best regards,
Bob
Hi Bob ...1st I turn then slide the ferrule on to the cable then I simply "tack weld" the cable to the thimble and to itself using medium strength silver braze I then slide the ferrule up tight to the pre tacked loop and silver braze the cable within the ferrule using a high strength silver braze...it is more than strong enough for my needs

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Tim Carr » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:49 am

Received cables. THANKS Mark.

Later Tim
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