Love the HVAC system, but why Bryant? lol its going to break down. Should go with Goodman or American Standard. jk Do you have a step by step on the unit and plenum? and the other stuff?
I'm going to tell the truth, here. I am not a planner, I just solve problems as they arise. This is what that means: I've redone the storeroom three times, I've redone the showroom twice, I've redone the bathrooms once, and I've redone the floors twice. I could have built this thing twice by now.
I tried to get as much reference as I could, but at some point you must get started before the interest dies. Things I didn't know for sure, I gave my best guess at, THEN a source would arise that showed how it really looked, and I'd redo it. I've seen 90% of how the layout really is by sources on this board, and getting access to an actual old Clark, which was pretty intact. All of this happened, of course, after I'd gotten everything wrong!
As for as the furnace, water heater, etc., I just build whatever I need. With the furnace, I found a period furnace and copied it. It ended up being Bryant because I happened to have some blue paint left to paint it with, and Bryant happened to be available once in a similar color. Is the appearance a copy of an actual Bryant? No, I just tried to capture a period look. Now, If I'd found an old Bryant to copy, then it would be as exact as I could make it.
I wish I could say I was so talented that I get it right the first time, every time, but it's not true. I just keep trying until I have something I can live with.
I've taken pictures before trying to create tutorials, but the thing I photograph is almost never the thing I end up using!!
Just today, I accidentally flipped some acrylic black onto the stockroom wall. Luckily the wall is painted in enamel, and Windex took the slopped paint off without hurting the wall at all. But what if I'd flipped enamel black?
I try to reach the level of a Ken Hamilton, who I imagine wasting no time and effort, with every movement creating something amazing, and I see myself groping around just to get one thing looking decent!!!
I guess my point is, dive in and do it YOUR way! I am living proof that effort can, to some degree, overcome shortcomings in raw talent.