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Phildaupho

Member Since 16 Jul 2009
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AMT 63 Indy 500 winning Watson Old Calhoun signed by Parnelli Jones

30 June 2014 - 09:36 AM

I just completed the AMT Parnelli Jones 1963 Indy 500 winning Agajanian Willard Battery Special Watson Roadster that was nicknamed Old Calhoun. I posted previously On The Workbench photos under
http://www.modelcars...topic=90890&hl=
I built this model for a friend who already had the box autographed by Parnelli Jones and now can get Parnelli to sign the model at the Pacific Northwest Historic Car Races on the July Fourth weekend where Parnelli is the guest of honor.
- The model was painted with Tamiya Pearl White and Metallic Blue
- Had to make up a template to paint the blue. Kit decals for red scallops not long enough so used red vinyl which still needs some work.
- Decals are definitely showing their age. The carrier had yellowed and was milky.
- It was a fun and interesting project and I am glad I got a chance to build this model.
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Old Calhoun - '63 Indy Winner

24 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

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Currently on my workbench is a Parnelli Jones 1963 Indy 500 winning Watson Roadster that was nicknamed Old Calhoun. This is a model I have wanted to build since it was first released when I was a kid. A friend asked me to build the model from an old AMT release which he had Parnelli Jones autograph the box. These Indy Roadsters were really the ultimate in hot-rod engineering with Hilborn fuel injection and Halibrand wheels and quick-change rearend. The car was even painted by a hot-rodder Dean Jeffries. I came across an accurate build tutorial on-line but I am basically doing it box-stock. I did de-chrome all the shiny parts because mold lines were very evident and many of those parts were not chromed on the real car. I painted the car with Tamiya Pearl White and Metallic Blue over gloss aluminum. The next step of construction will be the most difficult. I have to mask to paint the blue. The decals for the red scallop are not long enough along the sides. I have made up a template which I can use for both masking and to cut the red scallops from vinyl. I may actually get a chance to meet Parnelli, as he is the guest of honour at the Pacific Northwest Historic races, which I am attending on the Fourth of July weekend.
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15 Hours of Le Mans MOMO Porsche 962C build

14 June 2014 - 06:33 PM

I began building this when the Le Mans race started and completed it after 15 hours. Eventually I will post more photos in the Endurance Racing Group Build under Community Builds but I am tired now so here is the completed model
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If you want to see more check my fotki
http://public.fotki....o-porsche-962c/

24 Hours of Le Mans Build - Porsche 962C

14 June 2014 - 07:56 AM

The plan is to build a model of the MOMO PorscheC Short-Tail before the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at 6AM PDT June 15 and post Under Glass. I am using the Hasegawa 962 kit with the rear wing and wheels from an unfinished Hasegawa Nissan R89C and Fred Cady decals. I started by shortening the tail and undertray and then fitting the wing assembly. Now I can move on to painting. So far the hardest and most time consuming aspect has been doing this post.

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Small block Ford V-8 & Gurney Weslake/Eagle Head in scale comparison

17 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

I am planning on building a "replica" of Dan Gurney's Lola T-70 using the Tamiya 1/24 slot-car body. The real car raced in the Can-Am Series with early Gurney-Weslake heads. The car has been restored with later version of the heads. Although I have three scale Gurney head engine kits in my collection, none are completely right for this project. I thought it would be interesting to compare the dimensions of all the small block Ford V-8s and Gurney head engines I have access to.

 

1mm equals almost an inch in either 1/24 or 1/25

 

 

REVELL 1/24 65 Mustang 289

 

Head length             20mm

 

Valve Cover length   20mm

 

Block length             21.5mm

 

Block height             10mm

 

Block width               15mm

 

 

REVELL 1/24 70 Mustang 302

 

Head length             21.5mm

 

Valve Cover length   19mm

 

Block length             21.5mm

 

Block height             10.5mm

 

Block width               15.5mm

 

 

TRUMPETER 1/24 64 Falcon 289

 

Head length             22mm

 

Valve Cover length   21.5mm

 

Block length             21.75mm

 

Block height             10.75mm

 

Block width               17.5mm

 

 

Thunder Valley Gurney Eagle

 

1/24 Resin & white metal

 

Head length             19.5mm

 

Valve Cover length   19mm

 

Block length             20.5mm

 

Block height             10mm

 

Block width               14mm

 

NOTE – Later version of Gurney Eagle engine. Heads cast with block. Does not have skirted heads and valve covers are of conventional height

 

 

Historic racing Miniatures – Harold Bradford 1/24 Gurney Eagle

 

1/24 Resin

 

Head length             20.75mm

 

Valve Cover length   19.5mm

 

Block length             20.25mm

 

Block height             12mm

 

Block width               18.75mm

 

NOTE – Later version of Gurney Eagle engine. Heads cast with block. Does not have skirted heads and valve covers are of conventional height

 

 

REVELL 1/25 32 Ford 5-Liter

 

Head length             19.5mm

 

Valve Cover length   19mm

 

Block length             20mm

 

Block height             8.5mm

 

Block width               14.75mm

 

 

REVELL 1/25 Buttera 27 T-sedan 289

 

Head length             18mm

 

Valve Cover length   19.5mm

 

Block length             19.5mm

 

Block height             9mm

 

Block width               16mm

 

 

AMT 1/25 67 Mustang 289

 

Head length             19mm

 

Valve Cover length   18.5mm

 

Block length             21mm

 

Block height             8mm

 

Block width               15mm

 

 

AMT 1/25 Cobra 289

 

Head length             19.5mm

 

Valve Cover length   19.5mm

 

Block length             20mm

 

Block height             11mm

 

Block width               13mm

 

 

AMT 1/25 66 Mustang 289

 

Head length             20mm

 

Valve Cover length   19.5mm

 

Block length             20mm

 

Block height             9.5mm

 

Block width               14.75mm

 

 

AMT 1/25 69 Cougar 302

 

Head length             19mm

 

Valve Cover length  

 

Block length             20mm

 

Block height             9mm

 

Block width               14.5mm

 

 

MPC Olsonite Eagle 1/25 Gurney Eagle

 

Head length             20mm

 

Valve Cover length   20mm

 

Block length             21mm

 

Block height             8mm

 

Block width              17.5mm

 

NOTE – heads do not have intake port detail. Valve covers too high

 

 

Mini-Exotic Gurney Weslake

 

White-metal

 

Head length             17mm

 

Valve Cover length   17mm

 

Block length             19.75mm

 

Block height             7.5mm

 

Block width               14mm

 

NOTE – Has most accurate heads and valve covers of scale Gurney Weslake engines. Has accurate skirted heads with shallow valve covers with both Gurney Weslake and Gurney Eagle scripting. Comes with both Weber carbs and fuel injection.

 

 

IMC 1/2? Lola T-70 289

 

Head length             18mm

 

Valve Cover length   18mm

 

Block length             18mm

 

Block height             11mm

 

Block width               12mm