For me personally I like the more classic hot rods although I tend to lean more towards the race car side of it. (think classic Bonneville) Anyone can send it off with a bucket full of cash and have someone do it, or bolt on a bunch of parts. Most of the older hot rods were built in back yards and sheds and dirt lots back in the day. Much like the way the rat rod movement started out. Note that I do like the older show rods such as the Ala Kart etc. They are gorgeous creations, but here again they threw money at someone to build em. They are still more classic in looks than what we see today. Although they are heading back in that direction. No billet, but still fiberglass repli-wonders with bolt on everything. I suppose that's the problem with old stuff eh? Gets harder and harder to find...... Paul
Joe buddy ol pal, Never left the bench. Just on other things. Brian, thanks. Nice pic ! I love that gen Novas. Chassis are easy. It's trying to fit it all in and make it look good int his scale that's tough! Start hackin! You can learn. Everything has a basic shape and just keep adding till it's there! Scott, Thanks my friend. I still have to move the nose out 40 inches past the center line of the front wheel and peak round up the hood so this stupid turbo motor fits! lol. (sometimes I swear me and my ideas..........)
Actually touched my own model for a bit yesterday instead of a customers chassis. Scott's struts and braces done on one side. Looks like the promod gods are smiling down on me as it all fit where I wanted it to at the ride height I needed it! Also installed a TDR 8.625 deep can (bellhousing for you kiddies no speekie race clutch lingo) It needs a tube installed for the cross shaft and the fork so I can continue with the crazy notion of a clutch and flywheel assembly. Front wheel is Micro Nitro. Not sure about it yet and I may end up making up my own wheels in 3d with machined rings. Main thing is I know I am on the right path and it all fits thus far! until the next update!............ side note..... can't seem to get rid of the quotes, wth Greg!!!!!!!! lol Haven't been on here in forever and they're were automatically there upon hitting the reply button
For a 383 BB Mopar look at the older 68/69 dart kits. They are pretty nice (have to relocate the distributor) and a stroker is all internal anyway so really no one would no externally. If SBC, any sbc would work. Paul
More parts being drawn up. It may be too small to 3d print. I suppose I can give it a shot and see. I'll have to draw up the crank gear and the inner sprocket before I go ahead and have it printed to see if it will print. If it comes out good either may make available in resin or simply available on Shapeways. Paul
Chris, Thanks! It's been a long time since I have messed with Solidworks. I've had to go through the tutorials and learn all over again haha!! Definately give you a shout when I get ready to deal with Shapeways. Thanks for the help! Paul
Time consuming work but it's getting there. I believe I can upload all the files to Shapeways and have them generated on the 3d printer. I have not done that before so it is new to me. Mostly I was doing all this for now to have the reference with the model. The plan, if it all works out is to be able to design model parts and have them printed out as masters at the very least for resin casting. Maybe leaving the files with Shapeways and available for print. These parts are small (very small!!!) and I do not know how well some will print out. I know there is some parameters they have to work within due to material and such. These parts would have to be scaled up for other scales as these are all drawn in 1/25 scale.
Here's the solid of the crank flange....