RancheroSteve

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  • Location Los Angeles
  • Full Name Steve Roullier

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  1. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Posting Your Build on the Other Guy’s Thread   

    Same here - I've done it, but never with the intent to grandstand or show off, but to answer a question or illustrate a point if possible - so I hope it comes off that way. I try to do it sparingly and be sensitive about it. I'd listen if someone tells me otherwise.
  2. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport (update 5/27/16)   

    Yes - the Grand Sport has side pipes.

  3. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport (update 5/27/16)   

    Some progress: the engine is finished! Mostly out of the bow with a few tweaks. I wired the distributor and added some plug boots.

    Made a bypass hose for the water pump. There is a fuel block and lines included in the kit but that part isn't mentioned in the instructions. Looked like it would be a tough fit anyway, so I made my own.

    Headers are also from HRM - supposedly they fit better that the kit items. Right side header is just temporarily pinned on.

    Next, I'll try to drop this into the chassis and report back soon. Fuel and oil lines will get hooked up later.
  4. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Kenneth Howard A.K.A. Von Dutch   

    Getting back to Von Dutch's creations - I've mentioned it before, but I'd still like to try building a scale replica of this one day:

  5. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1961 Dodge Phoenix   

    Yes, it's Mr. Surfacer primer with a light coat of wax. I was going for that DP90 look.
  6. RancheroSteve added a topic in Under Glass   

    1961 Dodge Phoenix
    A relatively quick one for me (only about seven months, but then I've usually got about four or five builds going at once).




    It's kind of a departure from my usual builds, so at times I felt like I was in unfamiliar territory design-wise, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
    Thanks for looking - questions, comments, criticisms welcome.
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  7. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1961 Dodge Phoenix (update 5/20/16)   

    I made a few details: exhaust tips, license plates, wiper posts - and put it all together. Calling it done. Working up an "Under Glass" post now.

  8. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1961 Dodge Phoenix (update 5/20/16)   

    After a few unsuccessful attempts, I think I have a coat of Alclad on the rear bumper that I can live with:

    Not too far to go now - I should be finishing this one up soon.
  9. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/30 Update   

    Understood! Keep up the fine work - I'm really enjoying following your projects.
  10. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/30 Update   

    I've been using the one from Micro-Mark for a few years with pretty good results. It's a bit of an initial investment, but with some practice you can make stuff you couldn't get otherwise.
    http://www.micromark.com/micro-mark-pro-etch-photo-etch-system,8346.html
    I made the grille for this Falcon:

    As well as various mechanical parts:

    There are a few threads on this board discussing making "home made" p/e parts. I believe this is the one I'm thinking of:
     
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/51578-micromarks-photo-etch-kit/?page=1
     
     
  11. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/30 Update   

    Challenging - yes, but I think it could be done with a "home" photo-etch kit.
  12. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Ford engine ID   

    Looking good so far! The thing on the lower right is the pump for the dry sump system. It should have a bunch of braided hoses running in and out of it, to the oil pan, filter, oil cooler, etc.
    Do a Google Image search for "nascar dry sump system" to get some ideas.
  13. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Ford engine ID   

    As far as I know: Bare steel block; aluminum heads, water pump, and intake manifold.
  14. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport (update 5/27/16)   

    Thanks for asking. I'm always got a few models going at once, so progress may seem slow. I've been working on the engine for the Grand Sport - I should have something to show pretty soon!
  15. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Ford engine ID   

    Yep, exactly. Essentially an evolution of what they started with the Boss 302.
    Those AMT NASCAR kits don't seem to get a lot of love, but most of the parts - including the engines - are pretty well done.