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#21 Dyno Davo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:59 AM

Fantastic progress Jack, this will be a cool model

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

Bill, Wayne, David, Joe and Scott and of course JIm. Thanks!......This is not amazing progress. This has taken months already. I spent many,many days just staring at trucks, trailers and LSR cars online and WIP threads to see the model parts. Then I had to purchase them. Plus this is not where I originally planned to go. I wanted a Scania semi truck model with flashing lights. Plus I want to make my own euro race truck. But I ran into a cool crane kit and "The Worlds Fastest Indian" movie decided to make this first. The plan was to have the crane lifting the body off the car while it was on the trailer. That way I could put the entire model inside a 3'x8" case. Cases are not cheap. Keeping it narrow helps alot!
Then the search for parts start. I bought two CLK's for decals, two Mercedes Actros trucks for parts. I have scanned online shops worldwide looking for 1/12th-1/8th decals that match 1/24th decals in order to have large versions for the side of the truck. Friday I received a $150 worth (16 cylinders!) of anodized fittings from RB. Plus you just know I am putting cool wheels on this thing. I'm also about a month ahead of what I've posted. All of this is going on as they release new models! So ya never know what will happen next. My God...I stumbled upon a funny car thread one day and ended up making a brass promod frame.. That was expensive!

I wait till I'm halfway done to keep postings updated more quickly and to help me stay motivated. Hope to finish the LSR alone by Christmas.

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#23 jmpsebring

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:25 AM

Whats not to love about this?



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:56 AM

beautiful work on the crane Jack, looks fantastic!!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Starting to commit to a design. Fuel tank will be front blue body color. I found the brass part looking through railroad

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parts maybe 15 years ago? It's time I use it. It will be a fuel pump/filter. I made an intercooler from a Porsche 935 part, mixed with brass and plastic. The original oil pan was turned upside down to make a very large wide-opening "igloo-like" cooler for ice/water fills between runs. It will have a pump and hoses going to the intercooler. The turbos are from a 1/12th renault engine.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Jack.... This is an awesome build buddy! Its great to see you back at the workbench doing some builds. Keep up the great work!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

On the other side, there is a large water tank for the engine. I made it from brass and soldered a step along it's length to allow access to the top of the engine. The radiator will be in the back. Not sure what else will go where. I'm trying not to cover the holes on the frame so they stand out more. The side brass parts are folded up strips used for landing planes in the sand.



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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Jack.... This is an awesome build buddy! Its great to see you back at the workbench doing some builds. Keep up the great work!



All it took was another F1 model and I went back to my other sites that also inspire me. (I also like figures and ships) A couple weeks ago I came back and started going through the various threads again. Your funny car continues to impress and sets the bar for others to learn. Plus so many other projects like the various Promods continue to show major progress. I almost fear mentioning everyone by name ..worried that I'd leave someone out. Overall there are so many builders here actually building, I felt this would be the better site where more would enjoy the subject. Even if it's not really a 1/4 mile car.

Thanks to all for the comments, and I'm loving the various projects here.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Everything is still stuck together with tape and micro dots of glue in order to set lengths and other spacing. Plus sometimes you just get lucky. I can't believe the exhaust just happen to lay along side the intercooler.

I took this shot thinking I might be able to print this shot on decal paper instead of using the engine decal from the Mercedes CLK kit. But.. that's along ways away right now.



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:01 AM

this thing is gonna be waaaaay cool Jack!!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

I need big chutes on this car. I figured the scale and design would be much like a jet dragster. Plus the exhaust on the Bluebird CN7 were from a turbine. Instead of filling in these ducts at the rear, I will make them the chute areas.

The rear carbon fiber cover just happen to be a bit larger than the stock truck cooling fan. I made things way easier by installing the rad inside the bodywork and placing the fan on top. This is for cooling between runs more than during. That's why I have a large water tank. I want the rear verticle fin to be mounted here as well. Again I have stared at this area for days! I cut two long pieces of brass tubing for the chutes. They were laid inside the upper body for fit, then temp solder together to hold their postition. Then they were temp mounted ..and adjusted to line up with the bodywork in place. Now that the angle is set, I can design the areas around them.




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I think holes in the side panels up front will help carry the frame's theme of twin rails with fill in panels. Where I used to work, we would take Kevlar honeycomb panels and epoxie them in between the rails. Then the whole thing was painted.

I narrowed/shortened the 1/20th F1 tub until it snuggeled down between front cage. One side will carry a Oxygen bottle, the other side will have the steering rod in the spaces between the tub and frame.



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

I waste alot of time putting stuff together after every step. But that keeps me inspired. Every decal is studied for placement in my head. Their size will dictate where one color stops and another stripes begins. I'm also spending time doing more pre-finishing and primer painting so it has time to dry and shrink. All of this is in my living room. I'm single!

Starting to look like a beast of a car. I think the diesel world record is about 400mph.


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I'm really liking this so far! It capures the old school heavy design with today's technology.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

Love love lovin' this. Super work, everything about it is right.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

Lovin' It Man !!! Beautiful !!!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Very cool project Jack, nice brass work.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Thanks Fred, Bill and Joe. Joe I spent an hour or so going over your promod thread. Your transmission came out really well. I am wondering if some of the Shapeways stuff will leach out chemicals over time and affect the paint,decals or anything else. Not saying it will..just wondering? I soaked some turbos many months ago..about when you got yours and when I opened the storage box last week, they had that shapeway's smell.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:46 AM

Jack - this is truly a cool build and completely out of the box. I LOVE this. Carry on.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

What an intriguing project. Looking forward to more of this!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

This is just killer. I really like the expanded metal brass-work as well. Lends great interest to the details of the chassis. Very cool.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

This is turning out fantastic! I got the wheels done and will send them in the morning.

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