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Deuce Three-Window Chopped Full Fendered

11 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

I am building a model inspired by Bill Peratt’s Pinkee built Chopped 3-Window Deuce Coupe as one of two Deuces that will appear on the poster for the Deuce Days in Scale Model Car Show that will take place in Victoria BC Canada Sunday July 24, 2016 in conjunction Northwest Deuce Days which happens every three years and has become one of the premier hot rod events. It attracts over 800 pre-1952 cars. Of those over half are Deuces. Once the Deuce Days in Scale poster is ready I will post more information on the model car show but first I have to build the models.

There are great portfolios of the real car at

http://pinkeesrodsho...e-window-coupe/

http://www.hotrod.co...932-ford-coupe/

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My model will hopefully resemble and be similar in many ways but I am not attempting to build an exact replica of the Peratt/Pnkee Coupe.

-         Top chopped about a scale 3 ½ inches

-         Louvered trunk lid from 5-Window kit, which was not a drop in fit. Had to adjust the curvature and fill the 3-W side seams

-         Buick style brakes from Custom Styling Studio

-         Grill shell and grill from Rat Roaster. Shell altered for chrome strip

-         Replicas & Miniatures door hinges

-         Firewall from Rat Roaster

-         Steering wheel from 5-W

-         Engine block from Rat Roaster, transmission and headers from an old Corvette kit, carbs from 49 Ford

-         Quick Change and carb trumpets from Double-T

-         Added pleats to door panels and seat 

-         I made a departure from the real car in that I did not incorporate a beam front axle as I am saving those for highboys where they are more visible

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Deuce Five-Window Chopped Highboy

11 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

I am building a model inspired by Vic Edelbrock’s Chopped 5-Window Deuce Coupe as one of two Deuces that will appear on the poster for the Deuce Days in Scale Model Car Show that will take place in Victoria BC Canada next year - Sunday July 24, 2016 in conjunction Northwest Deuce Days which happens every three years and has become one of the premier hot rod events. It attracts over 800 pre-1952 cars. Of those over half are Deuces. Once the Deuce Days in Scale poster is ready I will post more information on the model car show but first I have to build the models.

The build of the real car is chronicled on the Brizio website http://www.roybrizio...brock/index.htm

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My model will hopefully resemble and be similar in many ways but I am not attempting to build an exact replica of the Edelbrock Coupe.

-         Top chopped scale 2½ inches, insert cut out to paint separately. If I had been the kit designer I would have had an open insert area with the option of a fabric or flush insert. [Recently learned that Ford could have stamped the Coupes without an insert but did because the Sedan required an insert and they want similarity amongst the versions]

-         Dash from Phantom Phaeton

-         Pegasus wheels mounted on AMT Phantom Phaeton tires. Front wheels narrowed and diameter reduced

-         Frame – adapted cross tubing from Phantom Phaeton which was more complicated than I thought it would be. Rear end supported only by coil-over shocks and four bars

-         Engine – Ford small block with 5-speed from AMT Wagon Rod

-         Testor’s Dark Red enamel

-         Flame decals from Revell ’49 Merc

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1964 Falcon-Lotus phantom

01 April 2015 - 03:20 AM

[The following is almost all true but as far as I know Lotus never built a Falcon. The model is an April Fools Phantom.]This is a model of the one and only Lotus-Falcon that was a prototype for a stillborn effort by Ford to homologate Falcons for international rally competition. It is an often forgotten and unappreciated fact that Falcons spearheaded Fords assault to dominate international car racing when Falcons were entered in the Monte Carlo Rally. It started in 1963 with the first generation Falcon, which showed great potential. In 1964 there was an all out attempt by Ford for an outright victory. As it turned out a controversial rule interpretation gave the victory that proved legendary to Paddy Hopkirk in a Mini Cooper S. Although a Falcon won all the stages it was relegated to second place. Falcons were entered in subsequent European rallies but it became obvious the powers that be were not happy with the performance of this North American interloper and declared the Falcons as entered did not meet homologation regulations. The Falcon Sprint version was not that different from a stock Falcon. In an effort to correct this Ford enlisted the help of their Indy 500 partner Lotus to come up with a Falcon version that could be produced to meet the homologation requirements. Lotus had already developed a performance version of the Ford Cortina so had a recipe to follow. The rally versions of the Falcon were prepared by Holman & Moody who interestingly enough also built 427 powered Econoline support vehicles for the team. This Lotus-Falcon was basically a rally car de-tuned and civilized as a road car.
Unfortunately time marched on. Ford decided to end its effort to win the world rally championship so the Falcon homologation project was not pursued. Ford had other international championships to conquer like Le Mans, F-1 and sports car racing. Besides the Mustang had taken over as Fords sporty car.
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Modifications and additions to stock Trumpeter Falcon
INTERIOR
- Wood rim steering wheel
- Hurst shifter with wooden shift knob
- Sportier front bucket seats
- Enhanced instrumentation
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
- Dual four-barrel carbs
- Chrome valve covers
- Monte Carlo bar
RUNNING GEAR
- Lowered suspension
- Wider wheels and with Goodyear Bluestreak Sportscar Special tires
- Disc brakes up front, larger drums in the rear
BODY
- Trim removed
- Lotus badgeing
- Talbot rear-view mirror
- Quick opening gas cap
- Wimbledon White with green side coves [Model Masters Custom Lacquer System Wimbledon White, Tamiya Olive Green Flat Acrylic & Acrylic Clear Top Coat]


Vancouver BC Automodelrama March 21 photos on fotki

22 March 2015 - 08:35 AM

I have posted photos from the Vancouver BC Automodelrama held yesterday Saturday March 22. The theme class was convertibles.

http://public.fotki....er-automodel-1/


Salt Flats Deuce Roadster

22 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

Never before have there been stock engines with as much horsepower. I became intrigued with the idea of taking a traditional Deuce roadster and installing a stock Corvette C6 ZR1 LS9 engine [376 cu.in, 638HP, supercharged], multi-speed transmission and the requisite safety equipment to see how fast a stock engined street roadster could go at Bonneville. It likely would not be a record breaker [B/BSTR record = 241.37] but I bet it would break the 200mph barrier. This probably makes no sense from a dollar point of view since for the cost of a LS9 crate motor, an engine with much more HP could be bought on-line or built-up by a speed shop but very few hot rod builds really make dollar sense. A stock looking Lingenfelter LS9 crate motor puts out 750HP and they have more radical LS9 versions dynoing at 900HP.

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BODY - Revell 32 Ford Roadster – The street roadster class is probably the least aerodynamic of all the Bonneville classes in that the body must essentially be of stock dimensions, have rear fenders and headlights and retain the windshield brow. The rules also state “the windshield post mounting brackets (stanchion) must be retained”. Although I have seen Bonneville street roadsters racing without these brackets they are mounted on my model.  There are only limited ways to improve aerodynamics such as smooth hood sides and top. The lips on the radiator shell and cowl were removed. I retained the splash panel under the radiator shell that might function as a spoiler. The headlights were mounted to the radiator shell. The rear fenders were bobbed. The tonneau cover was made from sheet brass.

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INTERIOR - Revell 32 Ford Roadster – door panels smoothed and dash filled. Roll-cage, gauges and fire extinguisher are from a Revell Funny-Car kit. The resin racing seat is from M3 Hobbies with Acu-Stion seat belts. The passenger side is taken up with a battery and electronic panel from a Corvette C5-R.

CHASSIS - Revell 32 Ford Roadster - As with many Bonneville street roadsters I bobbed the front frame horns.  The stock fuel tank was modified being smoothed on top and flattened on the bottom. I considered fashioning a rear diffuser but reckoned it would not be very effective.

SUSPENSION - Revell 32 Ford Roadster – I lowered the front as much as I could and eliminated the air bags in the rear.

WHEELS & TIRES – Wheel discs are from the AMT Avanti. Front tires are Revell Funny-Car items. Front wheels have inner disc cut from sheet styrene. Rears tires are from parts box with tread and side wall rib sanded off. The tire lettering was done with a gel pen in front and decals in the rear.

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ENGINE – The Revell Corvette C6 ZR1 provided the LS9 engine. Getting everything to fit in a ’32 Ford engine compartment was an interesting challenge. The air conditioning compressor and power steering pump were removed and the alternator was repositioned. [Note - the alternator is misidentified on instruction sheet] Ignition and fuel lines were added. The Rat Roaster supplied the Tremec transmission. A radiator was fabricated that could cool both the engine and intercooler with a scratch-built air intake drawing air from the top of the radiator shell. I made up a dry-sump oil reservoir tank reminiscent of an old school beehive filter mounted on the firewall.

PAINT – I chose yellow as the color as a nod to Corvette Racing [Testor’s Bright Yellow Enamel] as is skull decal

DECALS – Computer generated

 I have been fascinated with Bonneville since I first heard the word when Pontiac started naming its performance versions Bonneville. As a kid I often got a Hot Rod magazine in my Christmas stocking and that issue always had a feature on Bonneville Speed Week. I finally got to Bonneville in the fall of 1995 but I was unable to watch the speed trials because it was a smaller event and not insured for spectators.  Even the Bonneville Speedway Museum in nearby Wendover was closed. I could only peek through the windows. Attending Speed Week some year is definitely on my bucket list.

Lots more photos at http://public.fotki....flats-bbstr-ls/