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#21 Mooneyzs

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

James... This is looking great so far. Nice work

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

Here's a little update for you guys after the long weekend... I continued a lot of work on the carburetors. Decided to drop in some barrels made from brass tubing that I cut by hand with a dremel tool. I also ran some fuel line that looks somewhat believable. Even though it may not be 100% accurate i'm still pretty proud of it. Ive never been this deep into a model before. I shouldn't have zoomed in so far on my pictures... I promise it doesn't look that uneven from far away :lol:  Tonight I dug out the two part tires and looked at them. They have the biggest seam ive ever seen on a slick before so there is gonna be a lot of work involved there. I've also been trying to plan ahead on this build, looking at things I need to wire and such. Anyone have any ideas how to scratchbuild a transbrake button? Everything I have tried has been disproportionate and too big. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

James dude thing's are looking real good, I like the carb's.  The fact that you aknowledge the slick's needing a lot of work comfort's me.  Transbrake button is going to be a fun one, the one on my Dad's real race car is small so in scale it will be a difficult part to make.  Keep up the good work.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:28 AM

Just a little update here on a Friday morning. I have been working more and more on the motor and even mounted it to the chassis. I also prepped the body for paint. I ran into a snag where I layed a towel soaked in thinner on the top of the body. So I am in the process of fixing that as well as some sink marks. Let me know whatcha think. Also I apologize for the sideways photographs 😤

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:35 AM

She's looking good, like the way the engine is turning out.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:18 AM

Realized a major mistake the other day when trying to run my ignition wires through looms on the engine... I used battery wire instead of ignition wire :mellow:  Yes i know how dumb that seems but it happened. So i picked up a new distributor kit from ProTech and started over, this time with the correct wire. I love how it came out. 

 

I'm almost done with everything under the hood!

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

Not that dumb at all James, simple enough fix and look's killer.  My neck is starting to hurt though....where is that rotate picture function?...haha. 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:07 AM

The engine is looking good James,wiring looks nice!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:21 AM

Nice James! You realize you've given all your carbureutor advice to another rookie, namely me? I picked up my AN fittings from Rob at RB Motion and they are slick. I added a purchase of the matching fuel lines from Ted's. I have no doubt I'll need a few more as I progress into my build to match the diagrams. No contests or anything, I just love to detail for fun. I had a t-brake on my '93 Mustang; I can't remember for the life of me what it looked like! For my current Nova, I just did the coiled wire thing and attached one end to the B&M shifter casing. The other end kinda tucks around one of the steering wheel spokes. Have you gone to anyplace like Hobby Lobby or JoAnns? Look in their minature "doll house" section. Never can tell what you might turn up; maybe a TV remote you could cut in half. Have you thought about cutting a piece of your parts tree off and painting it silver? If the diameter is small enough to make it look right 1:1, you could use a dremel to drill into one end and insert another smaller piece of round plastic in. Paint that piece red and you're done!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

Here is a picture of the setup on our race car, now this is actually a line lock not a trans brake ,but the button's look the same.  There is a red button for the front wheel's to be locked for burnout, flip the toggle, stage and use the black button on the right to lock all four wheel's.   I figured a small piece of styrene rod placed on the hole of the steering wheel spoke could be the button, for the back you could use a small piece of styrene strip to represent the back of the switch.  The wire is kind of the main part as Mitch said, at least it is the most noticable, but I say you go all out and make the washer under the button and all.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

Not that dumb at all James, simple enough fix and look's killer.  My neck is starting to hurt though....where is that rotate picture function?...haha. 

I really am sorry for the sideways pictures. They bother me too! I am restricted to taking pictures on my Iphone and I have no idea how to get them to flip. I tried a photo editing program and they show right side up in the program but when i go to upload them they are sideways. 

So my apologies to everyone about the pictures. Ill try to have it fixed for the next update.

Thank you to everyone for your tips, tricks, and advice!



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

Looking great James, good work.....liking this a lot!



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

Hi James looking good so far. I have the reissue of this kit in the stash and seeing your build makes me want to pull it out and start it. Also Nice Work On The Engine

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

Seen in a recent issue from the other model mag, that Revell is going to release the Jukebox Ford again, not as a StreetBurner like they did with the '55 & '57 Chevy's, wonder if they will redo Christine sometime soon.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:47 AM

Nice detail pics, Steven.

 

I've seen the Jukebox kit on the shelf at Hobby Lobby recently, so it is out...



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

if that's a ford big block why is dis in back like on gm's jukebox ford should have a 624 ford semi hemi boss motor



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

James don't sweat the pictures dude, I am just busting your chops.  Judging by your building I am sure your aware of how all this works, I was having issues with my digital camera and photobucket at one time.  Thanks Scott I figured the pictures may help out somone if not James, I know the JukeBox setup inside is probably quite different than our bracket car.  I am going to be picking up a JukeBox as soon as I see one on the shelf at the LHS, I would love to have the Christine Pro Mod, I just can't pay 40$+ on Ebay for one.  Christine is the first kit I remember building with my Dad, he put all the decal's on the red plastic body for me....I still have it in pieces to this day.  Keep at it James, it is looking great.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

BIG Update for you guys. Been busy all weekend scrambling to make progress on this one. I actually have some extra time since my real race car blew up at the track last week  :angry:

 

Started out with the back end and lining up those fat goodyear slicks!

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I used SLIXX decals for the Goodyear letters on the tires. The vinyl on the tires was already raised so the decals don't look as good as they could.

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Another problem i ran into was the supports around the engine. They don't even come close to lining up! I had a terrible time getting them in at all. I added some tubing and painted over it in black. Not the cleanest solution, but it worked. Attached File  IMG_2101 (2).JPG   92.49KB   3 downloadsAttached File  IMG_2103.JPG   98.64KB   3 downloads

 

I attached the front springs and glued the wheels on the same way i did the rear wheels. 

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This is how she sits now. Got some interior work done today with a lot more on the way! Thanks for following. I look forward to everybody's comments.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:27 AM

if that's a ford big block why is dis in back like on gm's jukebox ford should have a 624 ford semi hemi boss motor

 

 

The distributor is in the back because Revell either doesn't know about engines or thinks we won't notice the difference between BBF and BBC or Mopar distributor placement. The engine included in that kit isn't a Ford.

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:12 PM

BIG Update for you guys. Been busy all weekend scrambling to make progress on this one. I actually have some extra time since my real race car blew up at the track last week  :angry:

 

Started out with the back end and lining up those fat goodyear slicks!

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I used SLIXX decals for the Goodyear letters on the tires. The vinyl on the tires was already raised so the decals don't look as good as they could.

attachicon.gifIMG_2099.JPG

 

Another problem i ran into was the supports around the engine. They don't even come close to lining up! I had a terrible time getting them in at all. I added some tubing and painted over it in black. Not the cleanest solution, but it worked. attachicon.gifIMG_2101 (2).JPGattachicon.gifIMG_2103.JPG

 

I attached the front springs and glued the wheels on the same way i did the rear wheels. 

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This is how she sits now. Got some interior work done today with a lot more on the way! Thanks for following. I look forward to everybody's comments.

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James: wow... I'm was really geeking on your build (I still am, really nice) but those front support rails/upper shock mounting frame rails are bumming me out. I can't believe this is what I have awaiting me this winter when I start my build. Luckily, my hobby shop has lots of Evergreen styrene rod, hollow tubing and just about any size and shape of plastic for model building. I'll take the rails with me to the store and pick up a bag of a couple extra hollow tubes for fabricating in case of problems. In spite of the body style, lot's of top sportsman cars from this era used BBC motors (except maybe Ronnie Sox). I'm just starting up an 86 vintage Glidden/Motorcraft pro stock and it's got a 429 engine that's a beauty with the distributor on the front. My Shoebox was bought this year so I don't seen how it could be on a list for reissue already?!

 

Anyway I like your detailing and I'm looking forward to my build.