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#1 comp1839

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

i had some fre time this weekend and i need a break from the '37 so i started a new motor project. it will be a sonny leonard semi hemi headed, new century aluminum block, big block chevy. ilove the valve covers on these motors so that's where i started.

 

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for the block i used a standard bbc resin casting that was cast off my master and modified the heck out of it.

 

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here's the finished unit.

 

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next i made a jesel style cam belt drive. also a dist. belt drive. finally a balancer.

 

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test fit of the drives turned out pretty good.

 

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hopefully i'll get some more time soon to do a little more.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

dave looks fantastic

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

What he said.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

Incredible work as usual Dave!!! B) 



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

LOOKS AWESOM DAVE

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

You said somewhere before that you don't use CNC (on the models) but you do, at least,  allow yourself the luxury of DRO on the mill?  :)

I don't think everyone who looks at your models, appreciates the accuracy of your work depicting the real thing in miniature.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

thanks guys.

 

that's right, David.  no C.N.C. but, i do have x, y and z digital readouts. i don't believe i would ever attempt machining anything without DRO. it would take way to long without it and i'm just not that patient. it also makes my old beat up bridgeport look like it's in pretty good shape. hehe.

 

thanks for the compliment. you know,....... some people get it........some don't. it's really nice when someone else gets it. thanks.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Wow, Dave - off to another great start.  I sure appreciate the ability you guys have of turning aluminum stock into a finely detailed piece.  That goes for a clump of resin, too.  Looking forward to this engine build.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Looks great Dave.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hey Dave ,another georgeous piece of art my friend .......................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

You amaze me every time you post a Project Dave. Those valve covers are a model there selves.



#12 Tired of kit bashing

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:55 AM

Nice work Dave! You do amzing work! Cant wait to see where this is goin.......

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

beautiful machining as all ways Dave, you make it look easy, when I know from what little I've attempted, that it's not, and not having a D.R.O. doesn't help! :(



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Dave... its great to see you doing another engine... Man you sure are off to a killer start. I have been looking forward to seeing you get back to some of the builds and know that your '37 has been keeping you busy. Looking forward to seeing more of your Awesome skills!!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:20 AM

thanks a bunch guys. building the engines for these cars really kinda floats my boat. for me the car is just the display case for the engine.......hehe.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

Looks great Dave love watching your work.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Each of those are pieces are works of art, Dave. Outstanding job, my friend...



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Dave, that's just bad mate.....trying to pass off the new motor for the '37....................... :rolleyes:

 

But seriously, it looks WICKED mate, great work and craftsmanship. :wub:
 



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

i got a few moments over the weekend to do a little more to the engine. fabbed a manifold and c/f'd it.

 

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finished up the belt drive.

 

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put some dominators on it for "lookin' at".

 

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here it is ext the to the 5.3 bore space motor.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

that looks marvelous dave