Target 550's design and construction, 2012
01/01/2012 - 154: Happy New Year from the Target 550 team.
01/08/2012 - 155: The Chassis is stripped down to prepare for painting.
01/15/2012 - 156: The rotisserie is being assembled.
01/30/2012 - 157: The rotisserie and its pigeon.
02/5/2012 - 158: Harness attachments, pin holes and paint. Meet Russ Armstrong.
02/12/2012 - 159: Paint Plus. Frame painting and more.
02/20/2012 - 160: The Bone Yard and the Parts Pickers.
02/23/2012 - 161: Reassembly: The progress is evident. Only a few parts are still out for plating or coating.
03/03/2012 - 162: Some Rat Photos.
03/08/2012 - 163: Belt drive boxes, yellow tape and more.
03/16/2012 - 164: Belt drive boxes, yellow tape and more.
03/23/2012 - 165: An unguided tour. Use your imagination.
03/30/2012 - 166: It's going back together. Many parts and pieces are back from coating and plating.
04/06/2012 - 167: It's going back together. Many parts and pieces are back from coating and plating.
04/13/2012 - 168: Progress on the assembly and some parts will not likely be seen again.
04/20/2012 - 169: The complex fitting of the panels in the air brake area is underway.
04/27/2012 - 170: Skin, Cherry rivets, dual purpose drain/vent and painted panels.
05/04/2012 - 171: Cleaning up the hard drive with many topics.
05/11/2012 - 172: Tires, tanks and reassembly.
05/18/2012 - 173: The reassembly continues.
05/26/2012 - 174: The reassembly still continues.
05/31/2012 - 175: Head restraints and rear panels.
06/08/2012 - 176: Backup safety lock for the tail section, air and fire lines and the cockpit floor assemblies.
06/15/2012 - 177: Many air and fire lines are back in place. Document storage has been addressed.
06/22/2012 - 178: New little pieces and the finished rear wheel fairings.
06/29/2012 - 179: Front wheel fairings, seat belts, air bottles and a rivet gun with a special bucking bar.
07/06/2012 - 180: July 4th, rivet gun, breather tank's new brackets and hose clamps.
07/13/2012 - 181: The engines have arrived.
07/20/2012 - 182: Engine installation, wheel fairings and visitors.
07/27/2012 - 183: Front to back as the reassembly continues.
08/03/2012 - 184: Steering System. Marlo Treit gives his evaluation of the system.
08/11/2012 - 185: Target 550 streamliner meets Bonneville's weather and the new team shirts.
08/17/2012 - 186: More of the streamliner and Speed Week, 2012.
08/24/2012 - 187: Rat's photos of the liner on the salt.
08/31/2012 - 188: The liner and its carrier are back at Hume's shop.
09/05/12. The Target 550 reporting team is on vacation this week. We'll be back to our normal schedule next week.
09/14/2012 - 189: Getting the liner ready for testing.
09/21/2012 - 190: The instrument panel and its bling.
09/21/2012 - 191: The inside front firewall, throttle and fuel shutoff cables, chute tubes and throttle return springs.
10/06/2012 - 192: The parts of the front wheel fairings and their attachments.
10/13/2012 - 193: Canopy latch and wheel fairings.
10/27/2012 - 194: A look back over part of 2012.
11/11/2012 - 195: Rear wheel fairings, start to (almost) finish.
12/02/2012 - 196: Tail rivets and front splitter.
12/11/2012 - 197: Preparation for running.
12/19/2012 - 198: Fabrication for mounting blowers.
12/22/2012 - 199: Installation of the coated blowers.
12/24/2012 - 200: Merry Christmas from the Target 550 Team.
12/27/2012 - 201: Setup and installation of the injectors and installation of the new EGT probes.
12/29/2012 - 202: Installing ignition wiring and fuel system.
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