straight line model
Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:05 AM
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.
Edited by jmpsebring, 04 November 2012 - 04:12 AM.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:50 PM
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 - 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.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:30 PM
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.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:19 AM
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.
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.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:39 AM
Starting to look like a beast of a car. I think the diesel world record is about 400mph.
I'm really liking this so far! It capures the old school heavy design with today's technology.
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