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#41 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

Your driving me crazy with all those bolts, Don. The build is looking marvelous.


Thanks Jim, I had intended to keep track of how many of the little buggers I used in this build along with the total hours involved in it's construction......but then I started to think about how many little brass nails I needed to order for the coach work........it hurt my head so I gave that silliness up days ago.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

Just a few mock-up shots of the way I'm setting up the accessories, pulleys, water pump, power steering pump. blower intake, thermostat. hard lines etc.
Some of the parts haven't been painted or finished out yet but it looks like everything is happy where I have it.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

Extremely impressive, Don.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:40 AM

Thank you sir.... I have a lot more fine sanding to do on the blower, carbs and intake not to mention adding another handful of bolts.....then there's belts, linkage, wiring....it just never ends. Anyway here's a few mock-up shots of the final arrangement. That little black goober on the oil pan is just a stray piece of plastic that I didn't notice when I took the pics...whew!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:46 AM

Extremely impressive, Don.


BTW Jim, remind me at our next meeting to pick your brain a little about air brushing H.O.K. paints.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

Picking my brain won't take much. What you really want to do is talk to the HOK Man - Fatkidd.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

Holy Cow; that otta make something happen; what a motor! Good stuff Don.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:19 AM

Thanks Ken, just wanted to do something a little different with this build.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

MORE BOLTS, detailing and started setting up the belts & wiring........I'm going to remount the distributor to place it in an upright position. That will allow me to move the engine further back in the chassis and closer to the firewall.

Here's a few update pics, I must be getting close to having this engine done because I'm running out of bolts....hee, hee.
Those black pen lines that you see in the seams are water based...when I start applying a light "weathering" wash they will dissolve somewhat and mellow out.

I've been kinda keeping track of how bad this build would beat up the piggy bank at retail $, not taking into account my time.
It's kinda scary.
I'll let you do the math but to this point there's ----------
Pocher Ferrari F40 engine kit.
Scale Details F40 engine trans kit.
TDR 4-speed trans, blower & carbs.
Paint & misc.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:16 AM

It's only money, Don, and you can't take it with you. In the meantime, you get to enjoy using all those bolts on a gorgeous build.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

lost the hollys carbs go to some wild bug charger

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

That motor looks great, Don. There's nothing cheap about our hobby. As you know, i scratch build everything. You would think that would be cheap, but it still cost me around $180 for each race car I build. That's just styrene, bolts, tubing, glue, paint, etc.It takes a little over a month to finish one and then I'm spending that again to start a new project. Man; I shutter to think about how much I could be spending if these were the real deal. $180 wouldn't even buy a tire. I still can't wait to see how you do the headers, once the motor is mounted in the frame.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

Yeah the headers are going to be interesting Ken. I'll bend 'em up once I get this engine set in the frame.
They will have to be different for each side as I have to clear the steering shaft on the drivers side and keep everything under the hood & fenders.
I'd like to do equal length "tuned" pipes feeding into collectors but that will depend on the space I have to work in. I'm also considering side pipes set into the rocker panels.
Have to play it by ear 'til I get a roller set-up.
BTW.....180 bucks may be a little optimistic for your "wing" car.......it's got all that extra material for the spoiler......hee, hee.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:35 AM

That's looking REALLY cool!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

Here's a few update pics for your eyeballin'.........

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

Wow! Highly impressive. ;)


I'll just have to watch your build ... it's way out of my league financially, at least until/unless I win the lottery.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:29 AM

I like the distributor facing up. Fantastic work you have going on, Don. Well, back to the shop to BMF a Torino, exhaust on a '40 Ford sedan/delivery, sanding and more primer on a Tiger Shark.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

that project is very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I follow it every day.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

Working in this scale is so neat, makes me wish I had more room for big scale. Nice work on all the detailing, I can see the gaskets between surfaces. How much does fuel cost in this scale. lol

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

Thanks gang..........added giggle gas, more bolts, wiring, external oil line & details.
The accessory belts and pulleys are done...mocked up the blower belt pulleys and tensioner bracket.......won't be long before I can drop it on the chassis.

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