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#21 Reliable Resin

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:05 PM

Roger Lee aka RICEMAN created a few FED's outta Brass ,,, works of art
Contact him > RICEMAN@aol.com

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:05 AM

Roger Lee aka RICEMAN created a few FED's outta Brass ,,, works of art
Contact him > RICEMAN@aol.com


Im talking with one of the surfers, Roger lost his wife a few weeks ago. I wont be bothering him on this build...

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

OK guys heres a small update on the car.

Built the body, fuel tank and seat pan out sheet styrene added a few more tubes to the chassis and wound up using the cowl from a old cobbled garlits FE rail. Building the frontend and wheels next.
Thanks for looking


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#24 John Teresi

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:36 AM

Looking good buddy!!!!!

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

This is gonna be such a supremely elegant build!:D ;) But then so was the 1:1! The proportions are so totally right in both. Can't wait to see more, more, more...

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:42 AM

Nice! Supurb work still. Keep it going!

#27 Reliable Resin

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:21 AM

Im talking with one of the surfers, Roger lost his wife a few weeks ago. I wont be bothering him on this build...


10/4 ,, I knew she was ill , didn't know she passed
In the past 3 weeks , I've attended 3 funerals !

Life's way too short , build 'em while we can
Don

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

GREAT LOOKING FRAME.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:53 AM

Thanks to the guys that commented I appreciate the the time you took to look around...

Here's another update

I built another Cirello "Frankenstein" Magneto. Very popular Mag with the fuel crowd. Surprisingly, I haven't seen one in kit form so I built one.

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First I cut up the materials I needed.

2" strip of .022x.022

7mm piece of .10x.20

4mm piece of .080 half round

small piece (drop) of.060 round rod.

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round off the four corners of the .1x.2 take the 2" strip and glue it around the edge of the piece you just sanded. Take the half round and glue it at one end on the bottom to replicate the curved bottom. next take the drop and glue it above the half round and drill it to accept the coil wire. now at this point you will need to find a dist cap and glue it above where you'll need to drill the dist for the drive shaft. drill the cap..

the plan is to use an aluminum sleeve over the brass rod. you can use a piece of 1/16 rod for the shaft, the choice is up to you...

here you go, Pics are worth 1000 words to me.

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here's the fuel injectors, pump and fuel blocks.

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heres the motor mocked up

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If anyone is interested in seeing the fuel pump built I can do a tutorial just say the word guys...

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:42 PM

I built another Cirello "Frankenstein" Magneto. Very popular Mag with the fuel crowd. Surprisingly, I haven't seen one in kit form so I built one...

...at this point you will need to find a dist cap...

If anyone is interested in seeing the fuel pump built I can do a tutorial just say the word guys.


There is a magneto very close to the Frankenstein in the Garlits WynnsJammer kit and its various re-releases, but I found the distributor cap on it very small & hard to drill out. I also got one on a resin parts sprue that came with a 1966 Comet body ordered from Reliable Resin.

Norm at Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland has a "pre-drilled distributor" 3-pack in resin. The cap is separate from the body/shaft and is molded in a reddish/brown color. Should work perfect here. I've used the caps on turned alum magneto bases before. (I'd give the catalogue # but am away from home for a few more days)

I know I am interested in the pump tutorial, although Straightline have a tutorial for a similar pump if you are short on time.

Great build of a significant car going on here,
Thanx for taking the time to share your progress.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:11 PM

Any scratchbuilding how too`s would be great I would also like for someone to do a how too on soldering brass.Keep up the good work.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:17 PM

There is a magneto very close to the Frankenstein in the Garlits WynnsJammer kit and its various re-releases, but I found the distributor cap on it very small & hard to drill out. I also got one on a resin parts sprue that came with a 1966 Comet body ordered from Reliable Resin.

Norm at Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland has a "pre-drilled distributor" 3-pack in resin. The cap is separate from the body/shaft and is molded in a reddish/brown color. Should work perfect here. I've used the caps on turned alum magneto bases before. (I'd give the catalogue # but am away from home for a few more days)

I know I am interested in the pump tutorial, although Straightline have a tutorial for a similar pump if you are short on time.

Great build of a significant car going on here,
Thanx for taking the time to share your progress.


Its an honor to work with Tom on this car and share with it you guys....

My pleasure

I don't like the Mag in the Wynn's kit. I forgot about RMoM having caps. they are great and Norm is an awesome guy. And I wont comment on reliable Resin....

Edited by TxRat, 08 October 2010 - 05:12 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:41 PM

How about a tutorial on those injectors. Those are sweet!

Mike

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:43 PM

very sweet man and any tutorials coming from you are A extremely welcome and B extremely informative. You've made making that mag (look)so simple I'll have to try it out regardless of whether I'll use it.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:11 AM

i can't remember what build i used it on but i built something similar to that Mag from Replicas and Miniatures parts. i used Normans Harmon-Collins flathead magneto with his regular 8cyl. distributor cap, both excellent pieces. i do really like though that you have sratchbuilt your own :)

looks like that Hemi and the tires both found a good home!



Dave



Hmm good point Dave, I wasn't aware that RMoM offered the H&C mag which is close enough to modify into the Cirello mag. Man I gotta order some stuff from him again....

I'll put something together on the injectors. They took all of five min. to make...

Edited by TxRat, 08 October 2010 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:19 AM

I'm anxious to see the injector info. I'll be scratching one for my Hustler.

Mike

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:43 PM

Been a while guys and I haven't forgotten about the tutorial. With temps near 100 and a heat index of 109 Ive put the 1:1 away for a while and got back to my surfers car.

Hand laced rims

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Built an axle for it. Went back to basics on the front axle.

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did a small amount of brass work

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

here is a couple more just set up on its wheels.

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Thanks for looking

Edited by Fuel Coupe, 01 August 2011 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

Wow nice job on the front wheels.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

Excellent topic, Shane.

The Surfers were an awesome team for that period in the early top fuel (AA/FD) days.
They tried new things that worked and that car would fly.
Plus, Mike Sorokin was probably close to the best driver in that era.60'
That's great that Tom Jobe has been helpful to you as well.
The recreation (by Pat Foster, RIP) is an amazing piece too.

Good luck with this one...... I'll be watching !

I watched drag racing in the mid 60's and there were a lot of great drivers back then, not just Mike Sorokin.