Target 550's design and construction, 2010

01/08/2010 - 21: CAD, Fire Supression and Front Axle

01/16/2010 - 22: Front End Detail

01/22/2010 - 23: Hume CAD v4.0r

01/29/2010 - 24: Fire Bottle Support

02/08/2010 - 25: Fire Bottles and cockpit modifications

02/18/2010 - 26: A Rat's eye view of the liner in Hume's shop.

02/25/2010 - 27: Cockpit Cables and Mag Switches

03/05/2010 - 28: Canopy Opener and Shift Control Unit

03/12/2010 - 29: Shifter Control Unit

03/21/2010 - 30: A Look Back

03/05/2010 - Canopy Modifications, Dave Jeffers, Instrument Panel

04/02/2010 - 32: Lunch, Canopy, Wheel Enclosures and Shirts

04/10/2010 - 33: Wheel enclosures, Ducting and Instrument Panel

04/17/2010 - 34: Induction System, Chute Tubes and Canopy Shock Absorber

04/23/2010 - 35: Steve's Auto Restoration panel fabricating and employees

04/30/2010 - 36: Panel prep, cowl mock up, fire wall and rear wheel fairings

05/08/2010 - 37: Fitting the forward firewall, rear engine fuel tank and hold-down, front engine water tanks

05/08/2010 - 38: Mother's Day: Have you called her?

05/14/2010 - 39: The complexity of a firewall is unbelievable and access for fire suppression is addressed.  It's finally time for more of the panels to be taken to the finishers.

05/20/2010 - 40: The Rat comes out of hiding and presents a view of welds and other details that he shot while others were away.

05/22/2010 - 41: Video interviews with Jim Hume.

05/28/2010 - 42: Potpourri.  The panels have come back from the painter and are now ready to be riveted, the cover for the oil drain access hole in the belly pan is being finished, the front cowl piece is complete, the upper cowl cover is shaped and ready to be slotted for the shock absorber and the inlay for the instrument panel release is finished. It's coming together.

06/05/2010 - 43: The cowl mods for the canopy shock absorber are finished, the burst deflectors are formed and a repositioning of the water tank heater creates more clearance. Orville and Wilbur have returned and are now mated to their pneumatic mag kill switch actuators.

06/11/2010 - 44: The belly pan plate and cover to access the engine oil pan are being machined. Preparation for riveting the body skin to the rib structure. Bribing the head of security is discovered.

06/18/2010 - 45: Anodized brackets, finished cowl and miscellaneous parts.  Finishing touches are being done on small parts. The anodized brackets for the panel releases are being reattached. The depression in the forward section of the cowl is done. Final fitting on the torque tube for the front drive has been started.

06/25/2010 - 46: A 1929 Model A Pickup (owned by the Rat) becomes the team's Official Press Vehicle and is presented to the Press Representative, Doc Freud in a somewhat surprising manner.

07/02/2010 - 47: The entire chassis is exposed. This will be a reference post. The basic frame is completely shown from front to rear in these fotos.

07/10/2010 - 48: A seat insert for the driver, Les Davenport, locating seat belt anchor points, prep for mounting the shifter control module and some torque tube work.

07/16/2010 - 49: Instrument panel gets the engine turning treatment, starter and water pump, riveting, powder coating, some odds, ends and grapes.

07/23/2010 - 50: Overlooked items, front engine plate with fuel and water pumps and guests.

07/30/2010 - 51: Engine attachment plate, tail panel, instrument panel warning lights, steering wheel and activator switches.

08/06/2010 - 52: In the next few posts, expect more of the work on the skin. It's difficult to show the subtle differences that take a lot of time to perfect but I'll stay with it. Many small systems will be addressed at the same time.

08/13/2010 - 53: It takes two different design approaches for the pump mount and the steering wheel. It takes dedication and perseverance to achieve perfection on the tail skin. It's impossible to stay home during Speed Week.

08/25/2010 - 54: A Glimpse of Bonneville.  Sunrise, sunset and several minutes between those times.

08/27/2010 - 55: Steering wheel, Scavenge pump, Front drive hub and Prairie.

09/03/2010 - 56: The Aluminum Jewel Box and Accessories.

09/10/2010 - 57: Mag kill switches, Rear Wheel Fairings and the Air Control Systems.

09/17/2010 - 58: More Steering wheel, air lines and a look inside the Skunk Works.

09/24/2010 - 59: The Fraternal Injectors: Les Davenport presents some of his functional mechanical art.

09/27/2010 - 60: Blower belt shield and air control lines.

10/01/2010 - 61: Blower belt shield and air control lines.

10/04/2010 - 62: Skin, Spray and Start.

10/08/2010 - 63: Carrier, lift pins and fire suppression plumbing.

10/15/2010 - 64: Blower ducting and burst deflectors, Blower Belt idlers, Starter Wiring and Reverence.

10/22/2010 - 65: Air Control Systems and Portrait.

An expanded view of the project.

10/27/2010 - 66: Look what we found: I opened the drawer and found these unused images.
No descriptions attached.
Use your knowledge and imagination.

10/29/2010 - 67: Hume altered the pneumatic mag switches, Jason is bending stainless steel lines and Dave wired the starter switches.

11/04/2010 - 68: More air lines, throttle bell crank and wheel well seal.

11/10/2010 - 69: Several areas related to the front end.

11/12/2010 - 70: Granite Falls High School LSR BBQ.

11/19/2010 - 71: Front Hub Assembly.

11/26/2010 - 72: Front Wheel Fairings.

11/30/2010 - 73: Streamliner Model.

12/03/2010 - 74: It's all plumbing.

12/08/2010 - 75: The young 'liner takes a trip home to Oregon.
This was 6 years ago. Now the hauler is finished.

12/10/2010 - 76: Air and Fire Suppression plumbing.

12/14/2010 - 77: Oil system plumbing, overlooked items from the past and a visitor.

12/08/2010 - 78: Plumbing the oil system, oil pressure gauges for the instrument panel and the starting stations.

12/08/2010 - 79: Plumbing the oil system, oil pressure gauges for the instrument panel and the starting stations.

12/08/2010 - 80: Plumbing the oil system, oil pressure gauges for the instrument panel and the starting stations.

12/25/2010 - 81: Merry Christmas from the Target 550 team.

12/28/2010 - 82: Focus: lost (and found, more or less.)
Stuff seen around the fabrication shop.

12/29/2010 - 83: First trip to the wind tunnel.

12/30/2010 - 84: New plumbing and more grapes.

12/31/2010 - 85: Happy New Year from the Target 550 team.

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