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#81 GoatGuy

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Thanks. I'll try it. If it doesn't work, I'll try Photobucket. <a href="http://www.flickr.co...782/8075515243/" title="WheelieBar8a by dcrart, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticf..._99b9e591d8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="WheelieBar8a"></a>
Ok, so that didn't work. I tried copying a different code.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

Let's try this...........Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

The lazy Sunday afternoon update. I started the wheelie bars using Ted's instructions. The recommended drill bit really helps. Most of the rod ends I had to whittle a bit to fit, so now they don't need any glue. I also made progress on the fuel pumps. The first pic is a mockup without the lower plumbing. Another identical tube will be added next to it and both will have hose clamps on the red tubing. Thanks for looking. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Edited by GoatGuy, 21 October 2012 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

A little update. Got more work done on one of the main fuel lines and the oil lines attached. Thanks for looking.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Dave.......this build is looking great!!!!!!.........very nice.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Nice work Dave.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. You'll both be here this weekend to make it look right, yes ??? I've learned much from you guys.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

Dave - I guess I missed it initially, but I like your braid-threading jig. I'm wondering why you have to glue the fitting. It seems like it would take quite awhile to plumb an engine - especially using white glue.
Can you hold the fitting in place and thread through it? What about slicing a small piece of tube (plastic or metal) with an ID to fit the OD of your fitting and just drop the fitting into it.

You'd also need a different size hole for each size of braid. Do you have these drilled in a line, on a single piece of stock?

Great idea.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Dave, build is looking good! making nice progress.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

good stuff Dave!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

Dave... Very nice work on the plumbing and wiring of the engine as well as the fuel pump. Keep up the great work!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

Thanks guys. Progress has been slow lately. Other stuff gets in the way.

Ted- no, I've only tried the one size so far. Lately I've had some luck with cutting the braided line at an angle and feeding it through the fitting. Of course it doesn't always want to cooperate. I used white glue to hold the fitting to the styrene sheet so I had both hands free to feed the braided line and hold the sheet. But the idea worked really good. Lately I've been working with a different size line, so I haven't used that jig.

Bill and Chris - thanks for the encouragement. When I dropped the engine into the frame with the fuel pump and line for a mockup, I discovered that the oil filters are almost blocking a hole for a return line on the fuel pump. I'll have to figure something out there.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Looking great can't wait to see more.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thanks Jim. I was at Bruce Larson's Dragfest today and "just happened" to have two of your rims mounted with slicks and showed some of the car owners. One of the guys works for the company that has just started the Bruce Larson Tribute Car. It is an exact replica of the '68 USA-1 Camaro but will have NHRA approved chassis and safety equipment to run down the strip. He looked at your rims and said those are awesome. You model builders are crazy. It was a compliment. His coworker said these are aluminum? Really? Wow. The Micro Nitro legend grows.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

Let's try this...........Posted Image Posted Image

Anybody know why they put in the aluminum spacers at the middle? They don't look adjustable, yet they're removable. Are they for stiffening?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

It is just to stiffen it up. The ones we used to make we just put two hiems and a short pc of tubing.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

It's time I got this funny car back on the front burner. I was distracted for awhile with a Pro Stock that I will post someday. I added the barrel valve and one of the fuel lines. I want to get this done in time for NNL East. I've never been to it and thought this might be a good entry. Thanks for looking.DSCF0346_zpscc54aab7.jpg


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

Glad to see you back on this, Dave.  Since you're following actual photos of the real car, this has to be an accurate build. I like the fact that you show the photos along with your progress for clarity.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:32 AM

great to see you back on this build Dave, looks killer man!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Today I was fortunate enough to visit Bruce Larson's shop again to take a few photos that I had missed before and ask more questions. He is always willing to answer my dumb questions and give me full access to the cars. He was busy sorting some old photos to send to NHRA for an upcoming race in New Hampshire. They want to use the pics for promotional purposes. He said the new car just came out of the paint booth. Check it out at www.BruceLarsonUSA-1.com.