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Forum: Events 02-22-2019, 02:25 PM
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Fab/TIG Class in Mooresville, NC

Dan Holohan is one of the most OUTSTANDING rod and custom car builders I've ever met. His TIG welding is utterly invisible, even on long quarter panels. Some years ago I asked him if he'd hold...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By longyard
Amputee Metal Shaper

WWI French amputee working as a metal shaper at a munitions plant in 1918. Note the hammer (in his left hand), and the shaping stake.


"Somebody said that it could'nt be done
But he with a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By longyard
You're thinking of the FX-11, the one in which he...

You're thinking of the FX-11, the one in which he crashed and thus began his mental decline.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By longyard
Lavoisier is considered the "father" of...

Lavoisier is considered the "father" of chemistry...amongst many other achievements. He was a brilliant, and virtuous, man of the Enlightenment, whose career was ended by sanctimonious Social...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-16-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By longyard
Historical Metal Working Photos

I spotted these interesting items in Paris last week. Imagine being a sheet metal worker 2,700 years ago!


The first two photos show a copper-bronze cuirasse (breast plate) that was found near...
Forum: Events 01-25-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By longyard
This would be great, Craig! I'd like to see Joe...

This would be great, Craig! I'd like to see Joe offer a lesson on Oxy/Hydrogen welding. His weld work is beautiful.
Forum: Introductions 01-15-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By longyard
Welcome Jeremy. You might consider taking a...

Welcome Jeremy. You might consider taking a wheeling course with Geoff Moss in Liskeard down on the Cornwall coast.


http://www.mphmotorpanels.com/Wheeling.htm
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-02-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By longyard
Sorry that some of you can't see the video. I'm...

Sorry that some of you can't see the video. I'm not tech geek enough to know what to recommend, regretfully.


Peter, Thank-you for amplifying on Mohamed's technique. I'm sure you learned from...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-02-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By longyard
Awadi Welds Steel Video

Here's Mohamed Awadi welding steel on a new body. Notice how he uses his left hand as a fulcrum and rocks the torch in and out of the puddle.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By longyard
Yes Jaroslav. The next time I visit Mohamed at...

Yes Jaroslav. The next time I visit Mohamed at his new shop/school in Tunisia I'll make a video. When he worked for Cooper in Lyon photography wasn't permitted.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-31-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By longyard
An "olive machine" curves a sheet of metal, but...

An "olive machine" curves a sheet of metal, but does not stretch it the way an English wheel does. You can achieve the same result in an English wheel if you use a soft upper wheel, such as a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-29-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By longyard
I think most bucks were considered "yesterday's...

I think most bucks were considered "yesterday's news" and due to the very limited space in most European workshops, they weren't considered worth keeping. I know of only one original Bugatti buck...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-28-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By longyard
I'm not sure why Marc. When I click on it, it...

I'm not sure why Marc. When I click on it, it opens correctly. I can't explain that regretfully.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-28-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By longyard
Saoutchik Article: M. Awadi and Olive Machine

Here's a great PDF down-loadable article on Mohamed Awadi using an olive machine in David Cooper's shop in France. When Tim Barton originally reported on "olive machines" in his metal shaping...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-26-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By longyard
This video will help a lot, especially on the...

This video will help a lot, especially on the "hip" feature at your #2.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXtezrmK3M
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By longyard
Will, I was just down in Gastonia today to buy...

Will, I was just down in Gastonia today to buy some wheels off a guy. Turns out he's into Model As and said he used to hang with you years ago when you visited his Model A group in Gastonia. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By longyard
Will, A few years back you showed me that chassis...

Will, A few years back you showed me that chassis engineering manuscript you had written. I've known engineering students at MIT who couldn't have understood half as much as you have about racing...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-17-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 82,268
Posted By longyard
If I squint my eyes I can just see Eddie...

If I squint my eyes I can just see Eddie Rickenbacker whipping that around the Brickyard... Great work, and will be a sure attention grabber on the road.
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By longyard
Hi Neil, I'm at: longyard@ix.netcom.com As Mark...

Hi Neil, I'm at: longyard@ix.netcom.com As Mark pointed out, I have lots of shots of the car that I took at the Prague museum .
Forum: Introductions 12-12-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By longyard
Damian, You're living near a lot of great sheet...

Damian, You're living near a lot of great sheet metal talent, including "Rock Hill" Will Cronkrite. Welcome to the forum. Pictures of what you're working on are always appreciated.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-20-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By longyard
Peter, This is very helpful! I'm looking for...

Peter, This is very helpful! I'm looking for design drawings with dimensions to build one. Which would be the best source for that? THANKS!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-20-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By longyard
Ferarri 250GTO Frame?

Anyone have, or know of a source for, plans or drawings for the chassis of a Ferrari 250 GTO?
Forum: Announcements 11-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By longyard
Wow! That's going to be a very informative...

Wow! That's going to be a very informative "camp". Please take notes and pass 'em on.
Forum: Announcements 11-08-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By longyard
Will, I attended two of your events and they were...

Will, I attended two of your events and they were both wonderful, and rewarding. New tips, new techniques, but mostly new friends.


During my travels I am often asked about you and the Roundup. ...
Forum: Resources 11-07-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By longyard
Oleg, Mohamed said that he will work with you...

Oleg, Mohamed said that he will work with you meet your needs. He will write to you directly.
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