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#41 Danno

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:37 AM

Way too kewl for skewl, Brad!

Love the pickemup. Don't know how I missed this thread before, but I'm catching up.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:24 AM

Thanks for the thoughtful comments fellas. They're most appreciated and keep me in the right direction.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

OK, couple of pix to show but not much progress on this. Was planning on putting in a full night but just got called into work to cover for a sick employee.

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Hoping to get more time in tomorrow.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

Brad Im really enjoying this , the next time the job calls to interupt you just tell em Romell said you could stay home....Keep up the good work buddy!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Brad... so glad to see some more progress on this bud. Its looking great.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:12 AM

Thanks guys. Rom - I'll just do that and we'll see what happens although I'm the store manager so I'd have to tell myself. Not sure how I'd take it. LOL

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

B)
The progress is looking super Brad!!
As long as it takes I am in for the ride!!
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:35 AM

Progress is slow on this build since the weather has been so nice. Here in the desert, spring is here and gone before you know it and then its too hot to do anything outside except swim.

Anyway, here's a picture showing the injector plumbing and the bracket for the idler pulley. A bit of the paint wore off so that will need some touch up. Although they can't be seen in this photo, the front of the intake manifold has the back fire valves fitted with Scale Hardware 0.5 screws and hand wound springs. I'll try to get a picture of those later.

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Next up is to make a magneto and get the plug wires done.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:04 AM

Brad... that engine is looking great!! Loving the turned aluminum pulleys and the bracket that you have made.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:33 AM

OK, here's that pic of the manifold back fire valves as mentioned above. The photo is just a bit dark but I think you get the idea. Also a pic of the redone magneto. I used a piece of radio antenna tubing for this as it has the rolled edge at the bottom and its chrome and works better in this instance than aluminum tubing.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

Brad, engine is looking great. Very cool with the pulley bracket and those pop-off valves WOW, that's going above and beyond. Nice work :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

Thanks Chris and Charlie. Its encouragement from this forum that keeps me at it although I'm so busy with other things that I don't seem to get much bench time lately. Since my last post, I've wired up the plug wires and put a initial coat of primer on the Fiat. Stay tuned as I'll get this done.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

Job well done Brad Im likin this build

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

Love the nut detail on the idler pulley bracket. Great build going on! I also admire the extra work on the suspension.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Nice pics, what kind of camera and lens are you using to shoot your pictures. You've got an eye for detail.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Brad.....looking great!.......will we be able to take a gander at this ......at the DSC? :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

Superb craftsmanship, Brad. Keep it going.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Really looking good what do you use for your fuel line connections ?

John

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

yea Brad this willys is looking great! VERY nice work!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the feedback and comments.

The camera is a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS and by utilizing the macro feature I can make a postage stamp fill the whole frame and still be in focus. I love this camera.

I have a whole lot of work for this to be finished for Desert Scale Classic next month and it will be a tight one to get it done along with my Fiat altered painted and decaled.

The fuel line connections are the smallest threaded nuts from Scale Hardware, number THRN-05-N. They work quite well for this but are a bear to keep in the tweezers. I loose as many as I use.

Stay tuned as I get back to the bench on this and thanks for following along.