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#121 vintagedragfan

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

not sure what to do about the photo etch other than double it up or make your own from styrene or aluminum, looks killer Dave



#122 GoatGuy

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

I'll try doubling them up. If I try scratch building something that small, it will end up looking like I used a chainsaw.

 

I am making progress but don't think it will be done for the NNL East.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

chainsaw?? lmao!!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

I got some more work done that includes a clutch pedal, engine installed, oil lines attached, wires from coils to magnetos and some detail painting. Thanks for looking. DSCF0438_zpscba63370.jpg

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

this is the fun part, when it all starts coming together, nice work Dave



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

Dave.......OH YA!!!!!!!........that is some nice detailing.......and it is 1/24 scale "WOW"!!!!!!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

Love the detail, Dave.  The exhaust sensors look great.  I didn't know they had them in '89.  It's all really coming together.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:13 AM

You're right Bill, it's exciting seeing it come together and knowing that the next project can be better based on what I've learned.

 

Thanks John, but actually it's 1/4 scale and then shrunk in the microwave. HA.

 

Ted before I put those wires on I double-checked my photos to make sure. Those tiny RB Motion nuts are very easy to lose.

 

Thanks guys for the encouragement.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:15 AM

I've been following this one and I'm really amazed every time you post an update. The detail work is incredible, that engine looks just like real one. Excellent job.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

Thanks Niko. I appreciate that. I always enjoy following your builds.

Last night I got the fuel pumps on, the bell housing shroud, and started adding the fuel pumps' control cables. I'll post pics later.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

A few update photos........DSCF0033_zps543948cd.jpg

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

One side panel is on, fuel pump cables, fuel pumps, and shifter. More fuel lines need to be added. DSCF0037_zpsc6a89d86.jpg

 

Hopefully I will have the other header done tonight and both glued on. The rear wheels are on temporarily for the photos. Thanks for looking.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Dave......your really gett`n some progress done on this build.......looking really good buddy. :)



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

awesome Dave! looks like you about to get this one whipped!



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate your comments. I used a couple of photoetch linkage pieces for cable stops on the fuel pumps. Just made a 90 degree bend on them. I hope to get the headers on tonight. Then the remaining fuel lines, etc. I want to add the vent pipe that comes off the bell housing, but I need to mock up the wheelie bars to make sure two things are not trying to occupy the same space.

Who can tell me about the electronics box attached to the header sensors? Does it attach to the frame? I appreciate any help.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

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Here's Willie's arm mocked up on the body, some more fuel lines added, and one rear wheel with studs and lug nuts.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

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Thanks for looking.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

Dave... nice work man. This is looking killer and I am loving the arm out the window.... so cool. Keep uo the killer work.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

Dave - looking really nice.  Love the intricate fuel pump and lug nuts. Love the 5-point harness, too.

I don't see it on your car, but the same circa FC kit I'm working on has an electronics box just behind the fuel cell. I've got everything wired to it.  I would guess a real small junction box box could be added to the frame. I've attached a photo here.  Not all of the wires are running to it yet.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Ted- I don't have mine on yet because I have more return fuel lines to run to a junction and then to the fuel tank. DSCF0056_zps38a89611.jpg

 

This is what the inside of the box looks like on the Sentry Olds funny car, but a bank of solenoids is missing, according to Bruce. Yours looks excellent !! I want to see more pics of yours.