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#141 Tony1200

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

Wow this build is straight out of the world,you are very talented Rom keep up the good work.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Rom, just a thought for you, but waaaaay back when I used to do a lot of 'glas fabricating, we used to fill an area with expanding foam & when we were done you would use acetone to remove the foam & you had a finished part. You could use the same method to fill your block & heads for making a master, & when done just drop them in a container of acetone, foam removed, clean parts, & best of all no epoxy residue to try & pick out. Just an ideal

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

Rom, just a thought for you, but waaaaay back when I used to do a lot of 'glas fabricating, we used to fill an area with expanding foam & when we were done you would use acetone to remove the foam & you had a finished part. You could use the same method to fill your block & heads for making a master, & when done just drop them in a container of acetone, foam removed, clean parts, & best of all no epoxy residue to try & pick out. Just an ideal

Thats a great Idea!!! Thanks Del ....Thats what modelling is all about.... a sharing of knowlage. B)

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

Rom... This block is looking killer bud!! The crank is totally awesome man. You have me wanting to see more man. Keep plugging along!!

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

I just love a good mock up! dont you? This is a mock up of the Aurora Speed Shop I bought a while back , Right now the collectors are going "OH MY GOD! HE OPENED THE BOX!!" but what good is an unbuilt model? It just a box of plastic right? The plan is to use it to take my progress shots with so I guess ill fix it all up you know paint and weathering and little detail nick knacks. Like Doc Cranky alway says make some "Eye Candy"hope you enjoy.

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Thanks for viewing see ya soon.... B)

Edited by Romell R, 22 May 2012 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Rom... i am loving the mock up buddy. I love the whole shop idea but I have to admit, I am just like you when I got the speed shop I picked up I opened mine up and checked it out by putting the walls up. I bought mine to build as well. I can't wait to see what all you have in store for us with the shop. I know its gonna be killer!!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:01 AM

I would have done the same thing Rom. As you know, I love a good dio and nothing makes a model stand out better than an appropriate background. The yellow walls are a bit surprising though.

#148 Romell R

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:01 AM

I would have done the same thing Rom. As you know, I love a good dio and nothing makes a model stand out better than an appropriate background. The yellow walls are a bit surprising though.

they wont be yellow for long Bro I'll be painting this up soon. And hopefully spare youre eyes LOL!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

The mock-up looks great Rom, & thats a neat idea to use it for WIP pics. Boy, that scoop IS HUGE ain't it!, can't wait to see it when it's "sized" down!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Mockup Looks great Rom, Really digging that engine.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hey thanks fellas for all the positive support .....I was able to get a lil work done on the motor today, I made a valve cover and it only took me 4 hours :blink: LOL! anyway I hope you enjoy.

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Thats all folks! Cya again real soon...... B)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

lookin' awesome there romell. keep at it!!!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:58 PM

It looks very good, I like the engine. It may look bit rough now for someone's eye, but I know that since I've been working with same methods and I've built one Tube Frame and rear frame from brass. Once primered, everything looks so smooth and much nicer. I can't wait to see for more.

#154 Romell R

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

lookin' awesome there romell. keep at it!!!

Thanks Dave, a lil here, a lil there....well you know how it works LOL! I will do just that, keep at it.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:02 AM

Great looking valve cover, Rom! This whole project is very impressive!


B)

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

Just keeps on ticking!, lookin' good Rom!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thats a great Idea!!!


You probably will not want to have cured, expanding foam meeting liquid mold rubber. The rubber will seep into the foam's pores and at the very least, your molds will be heavily damaged when you attempt to remove the parts. Think about the foam and rubber meeting (and bonding) in every depression, cylinder bore, water jacket, etc.

Do you plan to make the second engine out of brass, too? I don't envy all the sanding and polishing you'll need to do to make the parts smooth enough to cast, especially in between and around the runners on the tunnel ram. You might also consider making the tunnel ram as two pieces instead of one so it's easier to cast.

Is there a specific reason you used tubing instead of rod stock to make the crank journals?

#158 Romell R

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

You probably will not want to have cured, expanding foam meeting liquid mold rubber. The rubber will seep into the foam's pores and at the very least, your molds will be heavily damaged when you attempt to remove the parts. Think about the foam and rubber meeting (and bonding) in every depression, cylinder bore, water jacket, etc.

Do you plan to make the second engine out of brass, too? I don't envy all the sanding and polishing you'll need to do to make the parts smooth enough to cast, especially in between and around the runners on the tunnel ram. You might also consider making the tunnel ram as two pieces instead of one so it's easier to cast.

Is there a specific reason you used tubing instead of rod stock to make the crank journals?

.Thanks for the insight on the casting , I will take it all into consideration. Im no longer making a second motor. And the sanding and polishing is the easy part when you have the right tools. The reason I used tube instead of rod is because tube heats faster than solid rod does therefore I can solder a part on faster and not have to worry about over heating or heat spread and other parts comming apart.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

whether you guys know it or not. the cranks in these motors have hollow rod rournals and hollow mains. so the piece you modelled, romell, is actually quite accurate.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

NOW THATS A BIG CRANK THERE...