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Cutting out the Pieces

I’ve made a list of materials and supplies that I know I’ll need to get started, and have purchased the ones I know I need to start building the chassis of the engine.  The plans call for plywood in thicknesses of 3/4″ and 3/8″.  Neither Home Depot or Lowes carry sheets of 3/8″ plywood.  But I’m using 1/2″ in its place.  I don’t know how that will affect the measurements of some of the pieces yet.

I’ve got most of the pieces cut on the band saw and set aside for later.  Now that the chassis is cut out, I need to get the wheels and axles built and installed so I can run the “hill climb” tests.  That’s next.

Chassis Underside