Thanks so much guys for the feedback. Today I added to the instrument panel a kill switch and fuel shutoff, and an oil pressure gauge. The parts are still not here yet, I smell trouble again with the mail system here. It's really a shame, this will be the 3rd package in a row that just doesn't make it through the system. Eventually the package is sent back to the US, then more costs to have it sent back over. It took 6 months to get the resin body, meaning is was 6 months floating around somewhere in a postal facility. Really aggravating, and I can't do a thing about it.
Hello Ray, thanks for dropping by. You're so right, but first there are a few sub-assemblies to build up. Since the last update I've done the following; 1. Blower fuel lines are plumbed, ready for the fuel block after mounting. 2. External oiling and remote filter assembled and provisions for frame mounting. 3. Magneto newly designed and mounted, ready for plug wires. 4. Steering assembly is mounted with steering gear and dashboard with tach. Oil pressure gauge will follow, along with fuel shutoff and kill switch. Gas pedal assembly is mounted to the frame. 5. Master brake cylinder with pull bar is finished. This unit will be mounted outside the frame rails after the tin work is finished. Just a couple of mock up pics;
The motor mounts proved to be difficult. This area of the frame will be covered up with aluminum sheet anyway so I won't bother with it anymore. I'm happy the silly things are stable and the motor (read heavy) sits properly. The front end is finished and waiting for some paint. The rear end and some other parts haven't arrived yet. Things are moving quickly and actually the intensive scratch building is pretty much done. But I'm not rushing things as this is lots of fun. Thanks for looking. Michael
In Europe, the folks who do nothing but attend their Smartphones are called the head down generation. In my old days, head down meant something else. Kids. How about this; I asked recently a younger type teenie girl employee who Martin Luther was? She says he was a black dude that was anti-war. I say no, not Martin Luther King, but the German guy, Martin Luther. He was a bit older. She says, he was Chancellor. Now this is in Germany. I live here. But fact is, kids are not as informed as they used to be.
Hi Tom....Wow! That is really a cool model, and I'm nuts about the way you present it, paint color, wheels and stance. The look just exudes power and understatement. A real classy model and it comes across absolutely believable and done with good taste. Compliments! Michael
Amen! Nick, I'm with you. I have to get that model. Somewhere there must be the kind of hood to go with it too, or I'll make one. I have one of those cool Revell Parts Pak 427's that's just waiting to be placed between those fenders. Cool car.
"Jellybean look", how true. American cars may have become somewhat aerodynamic, but they still weigh too much. I think the reincarnated muscle cars look funky because they're too fat looking. Big fat tires, good. Big fat bodies, not good.
Thanks Clayton, I've been re-doing my modeling bench so I haven't been doing much this past week. I did get the blower plumbed with fuel lines and the magneto is ready to go as well. Next up is the external oiling, I just have to decide about the filter. The blown fuel motors as far as I can tell from the mid 70's had 2 filters....Geez, right now I'm thinking I'll have to extend the wheelbase just for room. Maybe only one filter, just a bigger one. More pics soon, Michael
Looking good Joe. Anyway, only Chevies can sit side by side. lol. Looks like you don't need a drill press just yet. Every time though I try some evenly spaced drilling I'm thinking too, better get one. Can I have the other Hemi? Those extra slicks lying back there look good too. Michael