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#21 Wayne Buck

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:27 AM

Nice job so far!

I really like all of the details that you added.

Keep up the GREAT work!

Can I just make one suggestion, though?

Take that dip stick and put it in the driver's side of the engine block where it meets the oil pan. Manual transmissions don't have dipsticks.

Edited by NJ-Wayne, 21 May 2010 - 06:33 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

Can I just make one suggestion, though?

Take that dip stick and put it in the driver's side of the engine block where it meets the oil pan. Manual transmissions don't have dipsticks.


Yes you can. That dipstick is just my bad. Have to change it. I failed.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

Looks really nice, I'm looking forward to building another one down the road!

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

that is not a "fail", just an "oops".... considering the rest of your work, i forgive you! impressive to say the least.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

that is not a "fail", just an "oops"...


Of course :lol: Thanx for the nice comments guys!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

Continued working with this. I fixed my f... I mean I fixed my ''oops'' with that dipstick. So I took it off and made a new one, but that comes to the engine. I made it from lead. I added that wire coming from carburetor and it ends somewhere under that fuel injection system... I have to build a new exhaust pipes from scratch because Black Widows didn't have mufflers as in the Revell ones... I they also end before rear tires so it's stupid to do very big modifications to these what are in the box. I can make new ones on the same time... But here are the pics.

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Let me know, what you think.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

Continued working with this. I fixed my f... I mean I fixed my ''oops'' with that dipstick. So I took it off and made a new one, but that comes to the engine. I made it from lead. I added that wire coming from carburetor and it ends somewhere under that fuel injection system... I have to build a new exhaust pipes from scratch because Black Widows didn't have mufflers as in the Revell ones... I they also end before rear tires so it's stupid to do very big modifications to these what are in the box. I can make new ones on the same time... But here are the pics.

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Let me know, what you think.


OK, a few things. Don't get me wrong you are doing an awesome job. If you want more accuracy that hole in the lower block near the oil pan rail (well represents a hole anyhow) is where the dipstick tube goes.

Here is a few more pics of the 283 hp 283 you are building.
Not sure if the tube you saw is like the second pic. This is what they call a road tube.
Notice the oil filler on the top of the intake manifold on the schematic drawing and the others.
The road tube was the old school PCV valve more or less. Gave ventilation to the engine.
Also on the third one, the website I got this pic from said all 57's equipped with the 283 hp 283 fuellie had this air intake on the radiator. Just my 2 cents and help.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

The engine actually looks like metal! Great Job so far B)

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:35 PM

It's time for an update, finally! I glued engine to the frame, before that I drilled holes to the frame for exhaust pipes. I also drilled a hole to starter, that's for battery cable wich I glued to the place. It's almost inpossible to put it after body... Then I made that crossmember to the frame. Those vinyl tires are usually too shiney, this time I used 400 sandpaper for tracks and for the sides I used somekind of old polishing lab (is that correct?). I think, they are better now. I painted those wheels also. With white and then used little of black and silver to finishing toughes... I made those exhaust pipes from 3mm metal tubing. I have to build those heads for pipes later...

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Tires. Original is on the left and finished product is on the right. A bit better, I think...
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:32 PM

This is coming out very nicely. Good work.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:21 AM

Thank you, Charlie! Today I test fit that everything fits ok. It's good, here are pics from mock up.

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Now I'm trying to find four same- looking rear shocks. When I find them, I must find four same-looking to the frontend too.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:21 AM

Now I'm trying to find four same- looking rear shocks. When I find them, I must find four same-looking to the frontend too.


Might want to grab a late 80's/early 90's Monogram T-Bird for the shocks.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:44 AM

Now I'm trying to find four same- looking rear shocks. When I find them, I must find four same-looking to the frontend too.



Just make your own, that's what I would do.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

Just make your own, that's what I would do.


Yes, that's the way I do. Can't find good shocks so I make them from scratch. Hopefully I continue this one soon, when Nomad and Ford are finished...

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:20 AM

I make won to. I like you’res it will be perfect Injection is nice Thanks JiMMY! ;)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

I got a inspiration to finish these old projects. Yesterday I clened the dust from Black Widow's box and decided to finish this one.

 

It's on four wheels now, I built the extra pair of Shocks from ones I found in my Parts Box, I just had to make them bit taller. Small styrene slips to the Leaf Springs made it possible to install those shocks. Also I put the Rear Stabilizer Bar on. It is made from metal wire and brackets are styrene and smaller metal wire.

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

What gave you the inspiration to pull it out of the box ;)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

Yes, thanks to Christopher of the inspiration, it's coming along again! B)



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Looks very good. Can't wait to see this one finished. ;)


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Thanks Matti. I've done some bodywork on this one, I hope to have it primered soon. There are few Mold lines still to be sanded.