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#21 cobraman

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

There is a plug on one of the parts trees that fills that hole in the back. I guess since you cut it off it doesn't really matter but the part is there. Engine is looking good.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

Yeah, I just found that plug...oh well. LoL The engine is painted like a '11 and up, so might as well chop the darn thing off anyway. I figure I'd throw a few more pics up since the front engine piece was dry and I did a little detail painting on it (painted supercharger bolts black, as well as inside the alternator vents).
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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:
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Maybe I'm just being too picky. I dunno, but I'd really like to start doing wiring/plumbing tomorrow!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

That is coming along great. My build has stalled out till I can go get some satin black to do the lower body sections.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

I finally was able to get started on mine. I just painted the interior dark tan. The console dashboard steering wheel will all be flat black. How do I get the "Vinyl" look? Will hopefully get more painted tomorrow like the engine & chassis.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

You might want to try a semi gloss black instead of flat black. You could also try some Future on the flat black or spray some gloss but that may make it too shiny.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:17 PM

I will have to give that a try. There are some parts of the interior that are dark tan but the rest will be semi gloss black. Im kinda debating on the color of the body. I picked up some Testors Icy blue that I was gonna use on another model. Still not sure yet.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

I have used that Icy Blue. It's a pretty nice color.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

Im just thinking the icy blue would go on better than the metallic black. Whatever color I go with, it will match the interior. Now I gotta think about what to do about the rims. If I should use easyoff on them & paint them magniesium or leave them chrome. Too many options. LOL!!!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

Yup, the reservoir you cut off is the power steering reservoir. In 2011, they switched to an electrically assisted steering rack. The pump is the locating hole just above the alternator, and the only difference between the 2010 and 2011 setup is that the pump is gone and there is an idler pulley in it's place. If you got really picky, you could also remove the PS hose molded into the engine front right above the PS pump.

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. :D

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

Has anyone done any work on the headliner? I was thinking about painting but I dont want to mask off the whole car. Has anyone tried the flocking? Need some help on what to do with the headliner. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Thanks guys for the comments! Kirt, I'd appreciate you making your own build thread instead of asking people stuff about your car in my thread. Thanks. And just to help you out, for the vinyl look, try Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric paint. The flat black should give you the look you're looking for http://www.duplicolo...lFabricCoating/ But seriously...make your own build thread so we can see YOUR car and help you with your questions on YOUR thread :)

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:

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Layed on the engine to show correct scale I needed
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Belt system painted and installed
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Drilled out for the not-yet-fabbed fitting for the hose running to the intake
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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
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:57 AM

Thats a heck of a good looking engine.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:06 AM

great build so far! that engine looks awesome.......gonna see if i can find one these kits at the LHS. keep it goin, its lookin great

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

Thanks guys, comments are definitely appreciated!

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...

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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!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Brodie...the 'Stang looks great , way to go.
If you don't have plans for the body you took the wheels from P.M. me, might be able to work something out.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

Sorry man, but that thing is toast...I threw it away last weekend and is probably in the dump somewhere right now.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:00 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."

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.)
http://italianhorses...se/flexhose.htm

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:41 AM

You know what? I also recall reading something about wrapping small wire around a bigger wire and going over it with white glue. Oh well...I think I like the look of the steel braided hose better actually.
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.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:02 AM

Looking good brother your farther along than me! The engine is really a fun part to build, and too me atleast a little easier to detail because of the size. What size hose is that also?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:40 AM

Thanks man! Yeah the size gives a lot of room for detailing...i love it! What hose are you talking about...the larger steel braided one? I'll have to look when I get home. It's the perfect size, thats all I know. LoL