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Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 12/20/14


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#81 Erik Smith

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:59 AM

Randy - thanks again for posting this as you build. I realize it takes away from building time to photograph, post, and reply. There is so much hard work in this build. I have a basic idea of soldering and have done some one-solder pieces but would love to see exactly how it's done for more complicated joints. Maybe an article for MCM mag? I would really like to see beyond the basic - like holding parts for soldering, soldering multiple joints, etc.

This is just too cool.

#82 LAone

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:10 AM

hey randy, thanks for showing me your set up. its just what i thought. i have access to all of it and then some. :lol:
im so dyslexic..lols

well, first the brass work and then the painting and detailing..geeez i am in a loss for words.. :rolleyes:

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#83 Randy D

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

Hi Erik, Will post some in progress soldering pics when I start on the firewall!

Thanks Luis B)

Using the motor out of the Revell '69 Charger R/T kit...

I added to the carb casting, replaced the coil and starter pieces then started to wire...

Starter solenoid..


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Making up some headers with solder....



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Making up pulleys and modifing the kit altenator and making up a oil filter....

#84 Custom Mike

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

Randy, this is simply unreal work. I am in total awe of what you're doing here....I'm gonna go throw my stuff in the trash now!

#85 Randy D

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

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Timing marks on the crankshaft pulley...



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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:28 PM

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Thats is all for now,

Thanks, Randy

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:40 PM

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Now you screwed up Randy...and heres your proof...thats as real of a SBC as any gearhead will tell you....HOLD ON......


well the motor is real...the bellhousing is a model......
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;) ;) ;) B) :lol: :blink:

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:54 AM

Randy, this is simply unreal work. I am in total awe of what you're doing here....I'm gonna go throw my stuff in the trash now!

Yeah I have to agree with Custom Mike here. Just totally unreal work, looks like a real engine, I too felt like throwing in the towel and tossing out my stuff as well!!!! This is gonna be beautiful?~?~?~??~?~

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:40 AM

Timing marks on the crankshaft pulley...



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.. beautiful engine! :)

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:37 AM

I just got thru it, and dear Sir, I must say... I am amazed by the quality and realism of your work. Fantastic results with not everyday methods. Now it is just about sittin' down, learn, and try to make it half as good as you do. Hats off.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

This is an amazing build. I hope one day to be as half as good as you. I need to go out and stock up on some brass.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

ok randy, i thinks that is the last straw..im done, kaput, finito, i quit! ;) :lol:

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:59 AM

I am speechless....really, I am.....there is nothing I can say except that my mouth is open and no audible or recognizable sound is emanating from that cavity. Amazing work, done so nonchalantly, so a-matter-of-factly. :blink:

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:58 AM

Did you craft the front dress pullies and belt yourself as well? That 440 looks better than the one in my REAL 1965 Dodge!


This gives me inspiration, and frustration at the same time. I try to do in plastic what you do in brass, and I become vexed when it fails horribly. But just as you do, I push on until I get it right. Thank you for sharing your build and the tools/skills used to do so.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:06 AM

You ever have one of those threads that you never click on because the topic maybe doesn't spike your interest. But then you watch it grow.....3 pages.....4 pages......5 pages...and then you think "Maybe I should take a look. Let's see what all of the hub-bub is all about." And then you catch yourself saying "Wow! Where have I been?"!! :angry:

AMAZING work!!! You can bet I'll be here watching now!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

Ok, now you are just showing off....Timing marks? Seriously how do you do it. I need a magnifier just to see the engine parts for detail painting. I am truly in awe! I tried to explain this model to a friend of mine this week and couldn't find words that adequetly describe it. You give me somthing to strive for B)

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:43 PM

some amazing detail work here,i too delayed clicking on this topic as it didnt attract me then once in here it doesnt matter what the car is this scratch building is awesome.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

I am sorry buddy but I have run out of great things to say about this so now I just go through it and enjoy it....Thank You .

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

just wow love the engine how can you see to put a timing mark on a 1/24 scale model ? and i thought i went crazy detailing my models

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:30 AM

I thought it was pretty slick getting a tip on making an oil dipstick out of wire. But now it looks as if brass tubing is the way. No way I'd ever even try timing marks.

What amazing details! Unreal. My eyes were going crossed just looking.