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#361 CorvairJim

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Well, sorta....Its a Flathead with an Ardun Hemi head conversion.


Well then, I guess I was right in principle!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

I finally got around to uploading my pics, haven't done any work to it since I took them a few weeks ago though...

The radiator support needed some work to mate with the hood, the white part is Evergreen I added.

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Now the inner fenders, firewall and core support all fit like they should...

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I started mocking up the rearend, the 8 3/4 is from a Duster kit and seems to be the right width.

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These are the JoHan kit wheels and tires that I'll be using.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Moving into the first part of paint now. All masked and ready for the first of the two-tone color.

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Voila'. Ivory. Yep, looks completely different now doesn't it? :lol: :lol:

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Man, I gotta get back on this. I've been on 2nd and 3rd shift for a while now and even on my days off I'm just so whipped I don't feel like building. I'll get the interior of the '49 done soon so that even if I have to show up on race day in primer, I can at least be able to.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

Still no A/C in my workroom. Still about 110 degrees up there. Still no progress to report. Still getting further and further behind in 3 or 4 CBP's... :angry:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Might have to get around to doing SOMETHING on my Merc, ahhh I'll get around to it. LOL

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

I've actually done a lot since my last update...
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...I painted it!

It WAS going to stay gray primer, but then I decided it looked a little silly on the car so I painted it. It'll have some sponsor decals (yes, 1962 circa decals ;) )


So there it is! Not a whole lot farther to go.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

I like it Andy!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

Ya, like that car. I am a big fan of cars with that attitude.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Handling might get a little dodgy with that gasser-look suspension at sustained high speeds, but I guess if Dennis Wilson and James Taylor could do it in the early 70's, you could do it too 10 years earlier!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

Nice work on the 55 Andy, the red and white look good and I think it will do better in the final voting that a plain primer finish. Also, congrats on you Gearz/Revell contest win.

I've done a little more with the Dart. As I've mentioned before this kit came with no wheel backs and nothing from my parts box fit the JoHan tires so I tried to make some discs out of sheet plastic to act as wheel backing pieces. The first half dozen or so attempts didn't go so well and I only had 2 somewhat useable pieces. While talking to a very good friend of mine (von Zipper, aka Chris) he sugessted chucking some sheet plastic into my Dremel and turning it down to make the wheel backs. It worked pretty well once I got one down to the right size, ( I did make a couple that were too small at first).
With wheel backs made I could finally mock up the suspention and check wheelbase, ride height, wheel centering in the openings, and width of the Duster rearend I'm using. I'm sure you can guess where this is going by now.........Everything was off. The Duster rearend was an easy enough fix, just trimmed 1/16" off each end and the track width seemed about right. Wheelbase and centering in the openings are going to take a little more work. The Lindberg kit that I'm using for the chassis must be off a little as I measured the wheelbase at 118/119" (in scale), it should be 116".The rear wheels are placed too far rearward in their openings and need to move forward about 1.5-2mm. The front wheels are too far forward in their openings and need to move about 2mm rearward. This should give me a correct 116" wheelbase.
Anyway, here are the pics of where things are (incorrectly) at. I'll detail the modifications I'll be making to correct things in later posts, I already have an idea of how I'm going to tackle the problem.

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I also mocked up the Max Wedge exhaust manifolds on the engine to see if they were going to give me a problem later down the line, everything seemed to fit there (we'll see if that is the case later in the build......much like last years Capri).

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thanks guys B)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

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Whoooo mama hand me the shoehorn! The BIG one! Looks outa sight Slant.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

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Whoa! This one speaks to me.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

Finally Deceided on the Powerhouse for my Merc, it is the MOST obscure motor I could think of, a 1957 347 Cubic Inch Pontiac Strato Streak Tri-Power that's right 3-2 Barrels baby! Found a Pontiac Block from a built up Original release '36 Ford Coupe, as far as I know it was first released around '60 or '61. So that is my chosen plant for this beastie, 10.0.1 Compression, 310 HP and 400 LB/FT of Torque (with dealer installed cam ;) ).

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

Added a bit to the body and started on the motor

not too sure of the front pin stripe, but I do like the rear pin stripe
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The motor, 347 Strato Streak Tri-Power
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using the Block and other mix parts from this kit which I have a built up of, using the intake, and carbs from the AMT '69 olds 442 and parts box pontiac valve covers.
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Still more cleanup required on the motor

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

Looking good folks.
Having finished 2 more i've now got a chance to get back to this.
Body sanding & construction is still on going but i've dug out the engine and made a start on that - 421 Poncho with blower from a Revell Parts Pack. I stripped most of the chrome a while back (all except sump, valve covers, timing cover etc) and am now battling with the slightly dubious parts fit and gaps around the bell housing. Also have to scratch up drive for both blower AND accessories.
Also - no gear box in the pack - why? seems like a strange decision Revell (albeit one made about 40 years ago! :wacko: ).

Pics soon.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

CAUTION - RANT: Pretty aggravating, I've finally got all evening to model. Can't do anything until I spray paint. It's all masked and ready but the humidity is 82-percent with a 72 dew point. As my work-mate says, "muggy death." I don't want to chance it but I also don't get building opportunities like this that often. Come November this will be fun to look back on.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

With the heat/humidity we are having all over the county, we might have a lot of primered cars on the starting line. I'm in the same boat. The body work looks great, but I don't want to risk having to repaint.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

Oh for some heat - too cold and damp here to paint top coats!