Jump to content


71 Cuda, all aluminum hemi


  • You cannot reply to this topic
1535 replies to this topic

#1041 mcandela

mcandela

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Location:Puerto Rico
  • Full Name:Mike Candelaria

Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

I imagine You have hundreds of pics stashed away so when You finish the model You can publish a book on HOW TO BUILD A MODEL 101, 8-).  Write me up for a copy!! This is awesome!!!!



#1042 Heartattaq

Heartattaq

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Location:Canada
  • Full Name:Derick Blair

Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Don't give up hope, when I was 18 I was knee deep in nascar models lol, I didnt drift away from the hobby till my early 20's and that was because of college, work and a new baby. He will come around soon and see Models are much  more important than 'Models' lol Keep it up  :D



#1043 TurboKitty

TurboKitty

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 458 posts
  • Location:Adrian, MI
  • Full Name:Michelle Blanchard

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

Finally made it through all 53 pages, and my God you are one talented guy! This engine is just insane, I love it and am simply astonished by your level of craftsmanship, once this build is finished it is going to take every show you enter it in by storm!!

#1044 blunc

blunc

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,234 posts
  • Location:phx, az
  • Full Name:mike cassidy

Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

I would think the amount of shows worthy of having this compete in can be counted on one hand and still have fingers left over.  :)



#1045 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

This would make an awesome shelf weight.......you know.....for my shelf....right there in my big display cabinet all lit up nice and pretty!!!!!!! :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)

lol, I will keep that in mind Ben, thanks for looking in

 

Simply stunning

thanks so much

 

What a beauty!

thank you Decklan

 

This thing is going to be crazy!!!  Cant wait to see it when you get it finished.

that makes 2 of us! thanks Dave

 

I imagine You have hundreds of pics stashed away so when You finish the model You can publish a book on HOW TO BUILD A MODEL 101, 8-).  Write me up for a copy!! This is awesome!!!!

yea Mike, I'm just following the instructions like we all ways do :lol: lol

 

Don't give up hope, when I was 18 I was knee deep in nascar models lol, I didnt drift away from the hobby till my early 20's and that was because of college, work and a new baby. He will come around soon and see Models are much  more important than 'Models' lol Keep it up  :D

so true Derick, thanks man

 

Finally made it through all 53 pages, and my God you are one talented guy! This engine is just insane, I love it and am simply astonished by your level of craftsmanship, once this build is finished it is going to take every show you enter it in by storm!!

hi Michelle, that is very kind of you to say, I am challenging myself with this build, I hope it turns out like I see it in my head lol, I appreciate it

 

I would think the amount of shows worthy of having this compete in can be counted on one hand and still have fingers left over.  :)

thanks so much Mike



#1046 gtx6970

gtx6970

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,013 posts
  • Location:Northern Ky
  • Full Name:Bill Allphin

Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

There are some amazing builders here with some HUGE  talent.

This one, John and his Freekshow, Mooneyzs and his Army Vega AA/FC . I feel so in adaquete. But I'll keep looking and building all the same.

 

My hats off to you all.



#1047 Randy D

Randy D

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 625 posts
  • Location:Colorado
  • Full Name:Randy Ditton

Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

Hi Bill,     Wonderful work buddy !!!    That knuckle  is a great bit of minature machining. 

 

                 Can't wait for more!!!

 

                    Randy



#1048 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

There are some amazing builders here with some HUGE  talent.

This one, John and his Freekshow, Mooneyzs and his Army Vega AA/FC . I feel so in adaquete. But I'll keep looking and building all the same.

 

My hats off to you all.

thanks so much Bill, there are a lot of talented builders in the world for sure

 

Hi Bill,     Wonderful work buddy !!!    That knuckle  is a great bit of minature machining. 

 

                 Can't wait for more!!!

 

                    Randy

thanks Randy really appreciate it my friend



#1049 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

been working on the rack set up, trying to make some dust boots and figure out how I wanted to mount it, soldered a couple pieces of brass to the cross member and made a couple mounts for the rack

 

IMG_1555-vi.jpgIMG_1556-vi.jpgIMG_1557-vi.jpg

 

the mounts are just far enough apart for the oil pan to fit between and just clears the rack, whew! got lucky! still need to figure out some outer tie rods, thanks for looking



#1050 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Sweet indeed! Real sweeeeeet!

thanks bro

 

Havent had much of a chance to get on here lately, but WOW Bill, you never cease to amaze me my friend. Truly masterwork. Corey

hey Corey, long time no see, thanks man

 

 

Bill, I just showed your last update with the rack and pinion and the steering knuckle, to my son. All he could say was " that's just nuts. " I gotta say , I have to agree. Every time I check in I feel like I'm being taken to school. In a good way off course. This is a fantastic build, can't wait till my next "class".

yea Paul, I get that a lot! lol  thanks for checking on it!

 

 

I couldn't have said it any better than Paul! I would say that the steering knuckle is just unbelievable  but after seeing the engine and chassis work you've done so far, I have come to the conclusion that you are some kind of alien sent here to make us all feel inferior....mission accomplished Bill, mission accomplished!  :lol:

I'm not trying to do that Mike, just pushing my own envelope , thanks brother!



#1051 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 992 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

That rack looks incredible!!!



#1052 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

Nice rack...um, I mean steering rack...yeah, that's it... ;)

#1053 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

That rack looks incredible!!!

thanks Jason

 

Nice rack...um, I mean steering rack...yeah, that's it... ;)

LOL, I gotcha Tony, thanks man



#1054 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:49 AM

a couple more with the mill in it

 

IMG_1558-vi.jpgIMG_1559-vi.jpgIMG_1560-vi.jpg

 

thanks for checkin in



#1055 TFchronos

TFchronos

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,209 posts
  • Location:Morganton, NC
  • Full Name:Jonathan Lewis Mason

Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Sheer amazement every time I see an update, a real work of art. 



#1056 Alyn

Alyn

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,035 posts
  • Location:The Kansas Rockies

Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

Mighty purdy, Bill.

 

The steering rack looks fantastic with the extra details added. How did you end up building the dust boots?



#1057 brett

brett

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,889 posts
  • Location:Waikato New Zealand
  • Full Name:Brett

Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

incredible work Bill



#1058 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Sheer amazement every time I see an update, a real work of art. 

thanks so much Jonathan

 

Mighty purdy, Bill.

 

The steering rack looks fantastic with the extra details added. How did you end up building the dust boots?

hey Alyn, turned a piece on the lathe the shape of the boot and dipped it in liquid electrical tape, they are real rubber boots, I will add clamps once the tie rods are in it, thanks buddy

 

incredible work Bill

thanks Brett appreciate you checkin in



#1059 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,636 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

I added the power steering lines to the rack,, later all I need to do is add the lines from the pump to the rack

 

IMG_1563-vi.jpgIMG_1565-vi.jpg

 

some tie rods and some clamps on the boots and a little clean up and maybe some polishing and should be good, as long as it all works :unsure: ........thanks for looking



#1060 w451973

w451973

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 309 posts
  • Location:Metro Detroit
  • Full Name:Dennis Gregory

Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

That is just incredible.