Dave......love the way it is turning out......can`t wait for the next up-date.......looks like you almost go this wrapped up.
Wild Willie Funny Car
Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:47 PM
Chris - thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it. I guess the invite to come via biplane to NNL East you're taking a raincheck on, right?
John - I wish it was about to be wrapped up. More fuel lines, the box Ted mentioned, hoses from the valve covers to the frame, finish the wheelie bars, underbody supports, more decals, etc. Thanks for checking in and I'm waiting for your next project. We just had a bad electrical storm with hail and the computer decided to reboot itself.
Ted- I was looking at my "intricate fuel pumps" and thought it looked like something Dr. Suess had dreamed up, but it roughly replicates what is on the Sentry Olds FC. I am also in the process of redoing the tinwork that goes over the blower.
Edited by GoatGuy, 08 May 2013 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:25 PM
Thanks Mr. Laski and Mr. Davis. I appreciate it. I hope to get more done next week. I'm working both days this weekend. Like other employers, mine has cut personnel and distributed the workload around to the rest of us. Just got an order from Charlie at Pro Tech and that's always encouragement to do more. Looking forward to seeing more from both of you.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:37 PM
Just went through this whole build. Amazing work man. The arm out the window is a killer touch!
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:32 AM
dave, looking really good. the fuel pumps look spot on. as far as the black box in your picture goes. it looks ike the fuel control system is there what's missing is the clutch system. i went back a little ways , if no one has answered your question on the "box" on the egt sensors. no, it doesn't attach to anything. it just hangs there.
keep up the EXCELLENT work.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:43 PM
Thanks Ron, I appreciate it. This has been a real learning experience.
Thanks Dave. I always appreciate your input. You know your way around these cars much better than I do. Can't wait to see more of your salt flats car.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:35 AM
Ted- I found the other photo of the black box showing the two gauges on the side. Also the computer box he said sat behind him between the frame rails.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:01 PM
Time to dust off this car and get something done.
The other day I got a shipment from Futurattraction which included the Wheelie Bar Housing kit and the Dragster Cockpit Controls. I am replacing the kit steering wheel with Scott's great looking piece that has separate grips which really give it the needed 3D look. But don't make the mistake I did. I made the necessary bends in the butterfly wheel and then glued on the grips. After handling it a few times to glue them on, one handle broke off from accidentally bending it back and forth a few times. The set (part # O-DCC-2) includes parts for two steering wheels and next time I will glue the grips on first, make the bends and then attach it to the steering column. The set also includes 2 brake handles with grips, 2 gas pedals, 4 smaller levers, and 4 larger levers.
The wheelie bar kit looks really nice. I haven't attempted to put it together yet but I did measure some of the parts. Two straight pins are included that are .020" diameter, two brackets to be bent into shape with holes drilled, spoked wheels, and two pieces of telescoping tubing. The smaller is .032" diameter and the larger is .042" diameter (part #C-WBK-M1). I'm not sure that the spoked wheels included are correct for my '89 funny car so I will make 2 wheels out of black plastic sprue. Hopefully I will have pics to share early next week. Tomorrow I'm going to Maple Grove to see the pros make a couple qualifying attempts. Can't wait. I plan to take lots of reference pics and enjoy the fumes. HA.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:18 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:03 AM
What did you used for the blower belts?
Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:49 PM
Thank you Dinky. I used part of a drive belt from an Epson 7800 inkjet printer that was being thrown out. Lately I've been struggling with the fuel lines - getting those dang fittings on the braided lines. As a break I've been working on another kit. And raking leaves.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:07 PM
stop raking those leaves dave! need more pictures...HEHE. seriously....... can't wait to see your next installment. gotta agree with chris on scott's parts. top shelf stuff.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:33 PM
Dave- good to hear from you. Mark your calendar for Nov. 9th - Dragfest at Bruce Larson's barn.
Chris- hope all is well in AZ and looking forward to more of your funny car.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:15 PM
Small update - I got the gauge panel, steering wheel, and clutch ventpipe on.
I also added Simpson decals to the harness so it is more historically accurate.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:18 PM
another shot. I have more fuel lines to add, the "computer" box and wheelie bars. Stay tuned and thanks for looking. I was hoping to use a nice photoetch steering wheel but I screwed it up. Live and learn.
Edited by GoatGuy, 14 November 2013 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:46 PM
This is looking superb Dave. Love your detail work. Looking forward to your next update.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:52 PM
WOW!!! great looking stuff dave. details are coming out SWEET!