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#41 GoatGuy

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Absolutely. Send the pics. I'd like to see if they match up to the 7" length (with fittings) that the guy at Enderle told me.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

we are ready for some updates Dave !! very nice work too!!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

Thanks Bill, but how can I get much done with the US Nationals on ESPN2?
I have been doing some engine plumbing. Hope to post some updates soon. What are you working on?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

trying to make the intake now, good thing I don't have ESPN2 lol

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:10 PM

Intake for.......................what did I miss? I've been trying to follow too many builds.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

Attached File  valve_scoop2.jpg   335.29KB   37 downloadsAttached File  barrel_valve1.jpg   149.86KB   36 downloadsA couple minor updates. I made my first attempt at making a barrel valve. Got it painted and added some scrap photoetch pieces to the air scoop to hold both valves. I also have the brackets (top and bottom) to hold wheelie bars on. Now to make the wheelie bars like Ted showed in his video.
Question to those who know - what is best to attach styrene to photoetch - super glue or epoxy?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

Dave.......nice work on the barrel......man,that must be tiny.....looking good!!!!!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:34 AM

Anybody have any Mallory decals that would fit?

Dave, I might have missed it, if someone else answered your question, Slixx has two Mallory decals .54" x .22" on their new 1/16 scale Drag Racing Contingency Sheet. I have them in stock.

You're giving me the incentive to get back on my In-n-Out Funny Car.

Dave - Great shot on the latching system. Never knew how they handled it.

Edited by TedsModeling, 23 September 2012 - 01:35 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:15 AM

small updates take alot of time, at least for me anyway, lol looks great Dave!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

Ted- Chris is sending me some Mallory decals. They need to be small enough to put on the ignition coils. Thanks anyway. PLEASE DO get back to work on your funny car. Looking forward to more. After looking at the pics I took of Bruce Larson's Sentry Olds, I noticed a couple of frame braces that I wish I'd seen before I started. Oh well.
Bill - thanks. The updates took time because of other stuff. We all suffer with that "other stuff" disease. I need to check the progress on your car.
Thanks guys for the encouragement.
Sidenote- I found an Epson printer at work that they are going to scrap and I cut the drive belt off. It's about a half inch wide and is ribbed. It cuts very clean and I'm making a blower belt for the funny car out of it.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

dave, the injector hat and the barrel valve look great! very nice work. the belt sounds like the ticket!. keep up the great work.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

Thanks Dave. I was just reading your response to my question about nets on wheelie bars. Once you get that coupe on the road, bring it up to Perry county and we'll wake up the cows and chickens!! I'm hoping to make it to Maple Grove for Friday's qualifying.
That barrel valve is a challenge. At least the one on the opposite side won't be quite as hard. It won't have as many lines to it.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:27 AM

Kool concept Dave, nice details

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

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Here is the belt I made from a drive belt I rescued from an epson printer headed to the trash. Not all of the belt has ribs on it. Most of the belt is smooth, so it will come in real handy. I need to add a very small piece to fill the gap at the bottom.
Thanks for looking.

Edited by GoatGuy, 26 September 2012 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

Dave.....Genius idea.....looks great......sure does give realism to the engine.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

Thanks John. I just wish the ribs were a little smaller. But hey, it was free. How is sunny California? It was 41 degrees here the other morning.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Thanks John. I just wish the ribs were a little smaller. But hey, it was free. How is sunny California? It was 41 degrees here the other morning.


Thats cold......it cooled down to 90 today ......but,it supposed to warm up again this weekend......triple digits.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Great Detailing! The engine looks very realistic to me. Looks like all little things are on their place. I can't wait to see more.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

engine is looking awesome Dave! very nice detailing!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

Dave... that engine is looking great man. Hey I sent out those decals earlier this week. Hopefully you have gotten them or maybe they will show up tomorrow ;)