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#1 Romell R

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Hey fellas vacation time is over and its time to get started on another build. Actually I got started on this one a couple weeks ago I never stoped building once the daytona was done.

I'll be fabricating a Reher-Morrison 5.3 nitrous motor from brass and aluminum.

As a side note I will be using parts from my buddy Jim Littken of http://www.micronitro.net/ And from Charlie Of http://www.protechmodelparts.com/ and any other source that will make the job easyer.

Anyway Sassy and I invite you to come along on another journey as we endevour to build a better model.

sassy says Hello......
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Ok I started with some brass stock and drew my pattern out for the motor block ends, which were then cut out....
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its a good thing I cut out four because my first set cam out loped-sided, sorry I didnt get alot of pics but heres where the engine block is as of now.....
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Oh and before I forget heres what I built a couple weeks ago. The guys at the DSC have already seen it.
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Notice my special jig (which is still under construction) it will help me to pump out the chassis for RR Speed. Hope you enjoyed see ya real soon.


Edited by Romell R, 22 July 2014 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:42 AM

Just got back into modeling just recently, mostly trucks. But this stuff just blows me away. Talk about talent & patience!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Off to another stellar build I see! Will be following along with eager anticipation. So far great job on the block and chassis. Good luck in the new venture, if I every jump to 1:16, I will definitely be contacting you about some of your creations. Again Good Job!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

The Daytona was out of this world!!! I can't wait to see how spectacular build this is going to be! Frame looks very good so far, and I like that engine too. Amazing job, can't believe that you built whole engine block from sheet metal. Amazing scratchbuilding as always, Romell. I will be watching this one for sure, and I hope this gives ideas on my Pro Mod build, which is still in my head waiting for everything. :lol:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

Geez!,now you are scratch-building everything but the body (that's probably next! LOL!), the engine & chassis as usual look great Rom,I'll be watching as the "War Path's" Nemesis (now that could be a good name for it!) comes together!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

Great ! More drooling on my keyboard. Looking forward to watching this one.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

By the way, Freckles has a message for Sassy, "Hi, Come on over for lunch" LOL! (it's a joke Rom, Freckles hasn't even seen Sassy!)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

Wow, nice start Romell, the engine should turn out real nice, never seen it done it this way before.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Very cool looking Rom..... On that Block do you have closer pics to better see if one cylinder bank sets back further on one side? From the pictures I have looked it for this specific 5.3bore it looks like the passengers side sits back.

This is where I struggled with mine, where you almost need to build it out of solid styrene. Then drill out each cylinder and insert aluminum or brass cylinder walls. I am still thinking of redoing mine this way so I can get the block to turn out better for the valley to insert push rods and lifters.

Either way I am tuned in and waiting with baited breath on your updates. :D

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

Very Nice work Rom.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

Man, you guys are talking about blocks made from solid styrene and slippin' in cylinder sleeves, and I'm happy getting the right valve cover on the right head.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

What he said. : )

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Romell, just remember, when you start that thing up, be sure to vent the exhaust gasses out of the workshop, OK?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Very cool looking Rom..... On that Block do you have closer pics to better see if one cylinder bank sets back further on one side? From the pictures I have looked it for this specific 5.3bore it looks like the passengers side sits back.

This is where I struggled with mine, where you almost need to build it out of solid styrene. Then drill out each cylinder and insert aluminum or brass cylinder walls. I am still thinking of redoing mine this way so I can get the block to turn out better for the valley to insert push rods and lifters.

Either way I am tuned in and waiting with baited breath on your updates. :D

Bart which 5.3 are you building? Im building the Reher-Morrison Raptor I have the specs book from them thats where im getting my info from.

I put together the heads for the motor to took about 5 hours and I still have to add the springs and rockers. Hope you enjoy

I started whit this and I cut two sides off to make an "L" shaped piece of stock
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I made this from the "L" shaped stock ....
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Then I used this.......
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And ended up with this....Exhaust ports.....
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still a lil ruff
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Not quit there but almost done....
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Cya real soon..... B)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

As always, it's going to be a treat watching this get built.

This is where people should watch and learn.....
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:00 AM

the heads & exhust ports are coming out great Rom!, really gonna enjoy watching this one come together!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:45 AM

Great start Rom this will be killer. I am watching and learning.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

Kewl, just one question, why the cyclenders? I mean your gonna cover them with heads, seems to be more work then need'd, looks kewl anyway....

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Kewl, just one question, why the cyclenders? I mean your gonna cover them with heads, seems to be more work then need'd, looks kewl anyway....

Im building this as a kit that will later be cast in resin and sold , the kit will include rods, pistons, heads, crank, tunnel ram intake, oil pan, and a few other goodies. B)

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Just have to say this Rom, everything you do is simply (not simple mind you) amazing.