1/12 Shelby GT500 build...on hold for the moment.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:41 PM
I'm very excited with how this car is coming together so far! Can't wait to start plumbing! One thing that I want to do, but I don't know how...make the "wire loom" that runs along the top of the pass. side valve cover and along the fuel rail as pictured below:
Maybe I'm just being too picky. I dunno, but I'd really like to start doing wiring/plumbing tomorrow!
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:12 PM
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:30 PM
Does this kit come with separate radiator hoses for the supercharger cooling system?
I'm following this with interest because it's essentially the same engine as I'm using in my '30 Phaeton. I spent hours researching this engine.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:32 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:06 PM
Alright, for tonight's small updates, I didn't know what to do with the wire loom look, so I went to Hobbytown USA and bought a few sizes of steel braided lines. The biggest one I cut in half and painted flat black and it actually looks really cool! I might just use it in place of the wire loom. I also painted and assembled the belts. The only things left to do on the engine is the back of the alternator and the starter I think. Then I can start wiring/plumbing the engine. I already drilled out one of the valve covers for a hose. I gotta take the valve cover into Hobbytown so I can get some styrene tubing and fab up some fittings for the hoses. Anyways, here's tonight's progress:
Sizes of steel braided hose I bought
Steel braided hose before painting
And after painting
Layed on the engine to show correct scale I needed
Belt system painted and installed
Drilled out for the not-yet-fabbed fitting for the hose running to the intake
And I'm not really sure what the black hose running over the supercharger is, but there is a bright silver tag right in the middle of it, so I painted a silver stripe in the middle of mine to represent that tag
Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:06 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:58 AM
I've been working on this a little bit this afternoon...I got the valve covers done with fabbed up hose fittings in the proper spots and angles, as well as a fitting on the rear of back-side of the supercharger (needs another one above it for some hoses/wires) and painted it aluminum to match. I also fabbed up a hose that runs to the back of the supercharger to the pass. side valve cover fitting. I just gotta do a little more wire detailing before that gets installed. The driver's side hose won't be installed till almost the end, since it needs the intake system installed first. Pics of progress...
I have a wedding to go to later on, so not sure if I'll get more done or not. Tomorrow I should have a lot of the engine detailing done though. More updates soon to come!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:04 AM
If you don't have plans for the body you took the wheels from P.M. me, might be able to work something out.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:33 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:00 PM
I saw an article, not sure which mag, but it described a method where you created a wire coil by wrapping fine gauge wire around something the diameter of the loom you're trying to create. Once you've created the coil to the length desired, coat it with micro crystal clear so that it fills the voids in the coil. (Probably have to hang it vertically while applying and drying). Once dry, paint part the desired color and install.
Also, just found this method, (similar, but uses teflon tape as the cover material.)
Edited by Qwit Pushin, 11 May 2012 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:41 AM
This morning I'm going garage saling with a few buddies of mine, then after I plan to go get some smaller detailing wire so I can start on that. I want to get the engine done so I can move onto the next step...the interior! I still need to decide which route I want to take with this kit before I start on the interior though.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:02 AM
Edited by Malard, 12 May 2012 - 02:03 AM.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:40 AM