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#21 futurattraction

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

That is fantastic design and construction Steve. Very, very nice. I wish I had the nice machinery you have... :(

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

very nice work Steve, I am new to working with aluminum, I am having a great time learning about it

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

thanks guys.

started doing the lenco transmission, as well as re-doing the mid mount plate, as the plastic one did not cut it for me. also did the engine mount and both were made out of 0.5mm aluminium. the gearbox was turned out of chemiwood with the detailing done out of plastic. although most of this will be hidden under a blanket.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

some more updates, including making the fuel and oil tanks, oil sump and more work on the front suspension, propshaft guard and transmission.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

Wow, nice work!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

It's as you said earlier, it's too bad that so much of your work is going to be hidden. It's too nice to cover up! :)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

Nice scratch building Steve, Looks great.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

Very nice the engine and trans are outstanding.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

thanks joe. i have been inspired by your pro mod 57 chevy, which certainly looks the biz.

thanks jim. i have been trying to decide which set of wheels to use for this, as you have a great selection.


ok, got some more updates. began painting and building some sub assemblies. also used some etched parts from dirty modeller and waiting for parts from ted's modelling marketplace.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:34 AM

true craftsmanship Steve, looking awesome!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

hey all. i started doing some work on the body so it can fit the chassis (pics soon) but also got stuck into doing the valve covers. these were machined out hard chemiwood and finished with a strip of plastic. holes were drilled for fitting to the heads and ignition wires. i am thinking of casting these up, but the finished ones will be painted black.

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By metalhead6464 at 2012-09-04

oh, the steering boots are turned ally with heat shrink tubing over the top.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:07 AM

very nice Steve!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

thanks bill.


ok, so here are some more updates. took a mould of the valve covers and are ready to cast, but i have to wait for the release agent to arrive. but i did finish the original covers as you can see. as promised, here some pics of the body in progress. i used etched fasteners from dirt modeller and trimmed down the resin in some places, notice the black areas.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

Looking Good Steve... I dig that engine stand in the background too..

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

Your valve covers turned out great, Steve. The entire project is just totally awesome...

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

thanks guys. the engine stand was something i made quick to save constant handling of the engine.


here are some more updates. i'm doing something a little different here with the ignition wires. i normally install them after most of the engine is done, but this time, i decided to put them in before the blower goes on. it made things easier as i can adjust the wires accordingly just by pulling them out of the mag, as they are just pushed in. also made the fuel valve on a design by John Teresi's Daytona Pro Mod model. started doing the gear shifters out of 0.5 aluminium. did two but the smaller one will end up as the shute release. the boot lid is being made from thick plastic.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

It's looking mighty fine, Steve.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Nice work Steve, it's all turning out great.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

Very nice work on the comaro and the engine WOW, Keep the pics. coming.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:15 AM

awesome work Steve!