no words ... just pure art .... .....that engine .. pffttt , taking my imaginary hat of for you
1/8 scale salt flat roadster.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:39 AM
thank you guys!!
well, i'm still working on the engine. getting all of the little details done is very time consuming. especially when there are no real examples to follow.
made the idler pulley for the blower. put some lightening holes in it.
tensioner pulley adjusting mount.
got the mags, fuel pump, fuel filter completed and painted.
plumbed the down nozzles in the manifold. also made an injector hat spacer. it will put the hat way up into the clean air,
Edited by comp1839, 12 May 2013 - 11:41 AM.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:44 AM
fabbed up a barrel valve out of styrene tube.
added bolt detail to the blower and pulleys.
it's finally starting to look like something.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:02 PM
Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:04 PM
Fantastic progress Dave.
That is one true small engine block you have standing there...
Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:20 PM
that is so cool!! the frame is amazing, and the engine is just over the top!
Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:05 AM
How are you achieving the nice anodized look on some of your pieces?
I read, someone said something about using permanent markers for this...?
Edited by Ognib, 13 May 2013 - 03:06 AM.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:23 PM
thank you very much, fellas!
ray, yes, i use sharpies as a tint to produce an anodized like finish. i also use some paint i found at pep boys. duplicolor metalcast is the paint. on the mags and fuel filter is used paint this time. be aware if you use a sharpie, i haven't found a clear coat that doesn't attack it.
spent some time tonight wiring the plug wires.
Edited by comp1839, 14 May 2013 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:10 AM
that is beautiful man! i agree with harry, you are a craftsman!
cant wait to see more of this build.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:02 PM
The envelope please............(drum roll) ................and the winner is, comp1839. Looks great Dave.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:53 AM
Looking good. What will you eventually use for the "salt tires" ?
Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:46 PM
the rear tires actually are the same dimensional size as goodyear largest land speed tire. 28x10.00x15. since no land speed tires exist in 1/8 scale. i may try to crown the tread area a little bit but, that's about all i'm going to do. spending $50.00 for the rubber and 8 hrs. grinding neoprene to make spot on tires, isn't in the cards for this build.
as far as the fronts go, there are quite a few salt flat cars running dragster front tires on them.