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#21 MicroNitro

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

Very Nice.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:16 AM

dave, sorry i'm a little late. hopefully not too late.

here's a shot of the latching system on an alcohol funny car. maybe it will be useful to you.

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here is the front frame to that car.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Attached File  DSCF0086.jpg   489.93KB   28 downloadsThanks Dave. Those are nice clear shots. No, not too late. I haven't extended the frame yet. Maybe I won't add as much as I thought I should. Instead I've been working on other parts. Here's the shot I took of the Sentry Olds car's latch. I'm still kicking myself for not doing what you told me to - take a tape measure with me and measure parts as I take detail pics of the car. I talked to Bruce a few days ago and he's busy going to car shows, so I'm not sure when I can get over there again.
Thanks Jim. Your wheels will make a great addition to this build.
I just read the encouraging words on the previous page. Thanks Darryl, Art, Niko, and Brad. I appreciate it.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Attached File  DSCF0094.jpg   573.53KB   51 downloadsFor those of you who didn't know, like me, a 1:1 barrel valve (k-style) is 7" long with fittings and 3.25" high. The main line is a #8 size and the return lines are #6 which is basically 1/2" according to the guy on the phone at Enderle. I'm going to attempt to make one. Ted's modeling has good info on making one, too. Those of you who are good at making them, please add your wisdom.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

Dave... i am totally digging this build man. I am planning on scratch building one of these barrel valves myself for my vega F/C. not sure how soon I will get to making mine but will try to jump to it soon and show you how I am doing mine. keep up the great work in this build.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

Attached File  DSCF0030.jpg   281.58KB   23 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0032.jpg   481.94KB   19 downloadsSmall update - the Mallory coils are painted and were glued on after this pic was taken. Anybody have any Mallory decals that would fit? The arm will be weathered and the glove finished and Simpson decals applied.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

Dave.....nice details........love the arm. :)

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

Dave... hey what size are those Mallory Coils you have or how big is the area they need to fit on. I can take a look thru my decals if you'd like.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

very nice job on the coils dave. can't wait to see the arm when it's done. i remember the picture on the cover, of one of the magazines, with the charger and the fake arm on it. totally cool!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Attached File  DSCF0051.jpg   320.53KB   16 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0053.jpg   264.53KB   31 downloadsAttached File  WildWillieArm60_3.jpg   231.81KB   30 downloadsThanks John. Check for a PM.
Chris- the area for the decal is .085". If you have any, that would be great.
Dave- thanks. I have some updates. I found some Simpson decals the right size on a Slixx Nascar goodies sheet for the arm and also see the pic of the arm when it was up for auction recently. Now I just need to dirty it up.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

Attached File  DSCF0079a.jpg   286.3KB   55 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0056.jpg   298.54KB   75 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0059.jpg   341.89KB   51 downloadsUpdates - I extended the front frame, painted it, and added the bumper. I'm happy with the results. Any comments or ideas are welcome. I also added the front wheels. At some point I want to add the front brake lines but don't know where they run. In the shots I took of the Sentry Olds car, I can see they run somewhere under the chassis. Hopefully I can get back over there when it suits Bruce and get a few more pics.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

very nice work Dave!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

hey dave, sorry for not seeing your question earlier (again). the brake lines run inside the tube of the lower frame rail.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

Do the lines converge at a T and then one line goes into the frame rail and back to the master cylinder? Or do both lines go into the frame? Thanks for your help Dave.
Bill, thanks for the encouragement. Love your work.
The gaps that you can see in the frame extension were filled in with scrap styrene before painting.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

Do the lines converge at a T and then one line goes into the frame rail and back to the master cylinder?

yup. no problem.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Attached File  DSCF0083d.jpg   329.85KB   29 downloadsAttached File  DSCF0086c.jpg   306.8KB   29 downloadsMinor update - I dirtied up the fake arm by rubbing a little black wash on it and then rubbed some graphite from a 6B pencil on my fingers and put that on the arm. It stuck really good because I used flat white as a base. I also added some upper brackets for the wheelie bars, soon to be added.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Dave.......the arm is the coolest.......great job :)

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

I have to agree with John... The arm is totally cool!!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate your input. Barrel valves are next. My eyes will hopefully survive it. Maybe in 20 years I'll be doing work on your level of skill. I'll only be 78 then !

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

hey dave, i had an opportunity to measure an enderle "k" style barrel valve over the weekend. would you like the pics?

My eyes will hopefully survive it. hehe. i know that tune!