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  • Full Name Ray Haines

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  1. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    Then  I saw this...

    ...and realized that I'm still undecided as to what I want for the motor.
    So I'm currently building 2 intakes...see which one I like the best.

    Base plates for a pair of hollys with tubes for the throttle bores.

    Everything soldered & semi cleaned up.
    Using hi temp silver solder on this...later I'll use lower temp tin & lead so I can add float bowls & top plates without un soldering what's already done.

  2. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Big Update, Further On, New Pics..   

    Diggin the full car mock ups, that tells the real story!  ")
    Looking real good, Michael.
  3. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 3 Pics 8-29   

    What he said! 
    BTW, ever weigh that motor?
  4. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

  5. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    There are certain things that need to be in place before I proceed with the frame & cage.
    The car definitely needs an engine & transmission in the frame at this point & that was my next move.
    I checked the prices on some aftermarket resin engine kits & I'm like, naaaaaaaaa, I ain't gonna spend that kind of money on an engine for this build.
    After all this one is all about the creative process...how innovative can I be at this...
    So, this was with the red deuce kit when I bought it

    A cool motor in it's day, but very dated looking & definitely not what I want for this build.
    It's definitely a pontiac engine...the shape & configuration of the exhaust ports gives it away.

    So, I trimmed them off, leaving a blank canvas with which to work for exhaust ports.
    Something more up to date looking with a strong performance vibe.
    Also updating the look of the old finned aluminum rocker covers.

    I was in the process of carving an intake manifold out of a block of epoxy & thought, naa, this needs to be in metal, so began bending some tubing to see how to approach it.

    Bent a cover for the lifter valley

    Also in this pic is the motor plate & drive shaft for the dry sump pump, which I'll get to later.

  6. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    Hey Tim, thanks for stopping in.  Glad you like my work.
    This one is the "front burner" project right now & I'm really enjoying working on it.
    My mind is full of ideas for it & that's good...it keeps me in mental attraction to it.
    The roadster is requiring so much prep & learning curve that it has become a rather long term WIP.
    I don't mind that though, I like a project that I can become deeply involved with & it gets some thought & attention on a daily basis...just most of it mental energy, right now..
    So I've got a good mix going...one that I see daily progress on & another that's requiring some planning & education to accomplish.
    When I laid back the grill shell, it created some alignment problems with the hood...

    Laid some more mat to extend the sides of the hood & build up the top of the grill shell.

    Took a couple of applications of glass but it's now got a good tight line all the way across.

  7. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    P.S., here's a shot of it with the aluminum grill shell I formed for the roadster build.

  8. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    With that accomplished, I began hanging parts to see how it's all going to fit.
    Wanted the grill laid back & the front wheels somewhat out in front of the grill.
    Stretched the wheelbase 8" @ 1:1 to get everything fitted with the perspective desired.

    The front mount for the upper control arms will also be the locating point for the headlights.

    The doors will be suicide & I laid out the front door line, below the beltline to match the angle chosen for the grill shell layback.

    Also laid some more glass mat, extending the cowl & shaping it to match this angle as well.

  9. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    Thanks guys.
    Wanted a tube frame with a cage for it...something along these lines.

    The frame will have two sets of rails similar to these.

    Using the frame jigs I built for the roadster as templates, I bent some brass rod to shape & soldered in a couple of uprights to hold everything together for now.

    Set up a build platform, laid down a center line & began jigging everything up.
    This holds everything in constant correct position & the build is performed in the jig.

    Two rear uprights locate the body in it's correct position.


  10. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    I began with the mandatory mock ups...
    Yep, the tops gotta come down...darn, wish it was a 3 window...like then much better.

    Tacked everything in place with some super glue & added fiberglass mat & resin.

    Cut the quarter window out of the body & moved it forward to become the back of the door window opening.

    More mat & resin.

    And a topcoat of body filler.

    There, that's better.

  11. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    It all began innocently enough...Saw some pictures of a 1:8 60/70's dirt track coupe with massive rubber at all 4 corners.
    I've always like that look...quick & nimble looking, like a sprint car or a big overgrown go cart.
    Then I saw this...

    And then this...

    and this.

    I've had this on the shelf for a couple of years & never had a spark of inspiration to do anything with it until now.

    I was needing something creative to do so took it down & started looking it over & the hook was set.
    Something along the lines of a hot street coupe that's set up for going to the autocross track vs. the drag strip.
    Handling in the corners just as important as acceleration.
    Laid out a few parameters for the project...I'm spending money on equipment & supplies for the roadster...this one will be a lo buck special, focusing entirely on the creative process & buying only minimal materials & parts for it.
  12. Ognib added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Ognibs other deuce
    Since I'm not doing much actual building on the roadster right now & needing something to do to give a creative outlet, I've been puttering around with this one.
    This is kinda where it's at, at this point & if you all are interested, I'll regress to the beginning & tell it's story.

    Please bear with me, the new software seems to require a different technique for loading pictures...I'll get it figured out.
    Also noticed can't preview new posts.   hummm
    Thanks for your patienc
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  13. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Hey Bob, good to "see" you ...not a lot of visible progress...other than I'm just a week or so away from having the cash for the welder.
    I refuse to use plastic for buying for my hobby.
    I've located a local source for all of the mold making supplies as well as the investment plaster I'll need for the aluminum parts.
    A new friend, as it turns out, is aircraft/aerospace cert on tig in exotic metals...is a small parts specialist, actually & has agreed to coach me in the finer points of doing a good solid "stack of dimes" bead on my parts.
    Now what's the odds on making that connection at such an appropriate time?!
    So, although nothing really to shoot & post for pics, good progress is being made.
    Should be realizing aluminum parts to assemble sometime in the winter.
    Work on the bucks is ongoing & very tedious & slow...short spurts on that as my focus seems to fry after 30 min or so.
  14. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 3 Pics 8-29   

    Very nice! 
  15. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Thanks for the review on the machine...good to know.
    I've bought from them before & their product was always first rate.
    The fact that aluminum is such a fickle beast is much of what makes this project such a worthy challenge.