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ShakyCraftsman

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  • Scale I Build 1/16,1/12, 1/8

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  • Location Michigan
  • Full Name Ronald G. Gardner

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  1. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Xx Rusty Xx
    What quadruple turbo? The motor I'm using has 2 turbos not 4. With the right combination you could theroiticly make in the neighborhood of 2500 hp.
    RonG 
  2. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    Thanks geetee66
     I'm still trying to improve on how the door opens and closes, It's not quite there yet, plus I still have to replicate it for the other side then I can get on to the interior.
    Thanks RonG 
     
  3. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    Hey all 
     Here's some more pictures to look at.This view shows that I finally cut the body for the tilt front end.Another view showing the tilt front end.This view shows the opening front door.View from the inside of the front door.View of the front door hinges.View looking through the passenger door aND roll cage.View of the trunk lid.View showing the trunk lid open aND the hinges.View from the bottom showing the hinges and latche.View of the underside of the trunk lid.Another view of the trunk lid from a different angle. So look em over and let me know what you think.
    Thanks RonG 
  4. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    Thanks afx and DumpyDan 
    It's slowly getting their one nut and bolt at a time...lol. Here are some more pictures to look at.View of the front axle assembly.View of the drive shaft.View of the rear end assembly, still have to add the bolts to this.This view shows the whole thing kind of temporarily put together.View of the front end and engine.View of the rear end.Another view of the engine.View with the body on.Another view of the front of the body.View looking in through the drivers door.Last view from the front showing the engine. So look em over and let me know what you think.
    Thanks RonG 
  5. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    Hey all 
    Well the paint got dry...lol. it's been a while since I posted on this. The engine is put together permanently now. I have all the bolts & nuts added. I made some pop off valve springs for the blower and added a decal to the plate. I mounted the dipstick and distributor with added decal. The frame and roll cage are painted with Tamiya semi gloss black. Here are the pictures.If you look closely you can see that the carb bowls and timing cover have been chromed with a molotow pen.View showing the pop off springs.View showing the decal on the blower burst plate and the pop off springs.View showing the decal on the MSD distributor and the dipstick.This view shows the dipstick aND the chromed bloc of plates for the hemi heads.View of the blower studs and valve cover bolts.This view shows the chromed timing cover and electric motor for the water pump also the soc. hd. scrs. for the timing cover.This view shows the oil filter, the starter and oil pan and pan bolts.View showing the starter and inspection cover.View of the RBMotion radiator hose ends.View of the frame and roll cage.View of the rear end assembly, the front end assembly and drive shaft. I still have to polish the blower scoop and chrome plate it. I also have to add the bolts to the rear end assembly.  So look em over and let me know what you think.
    Thanks RonG 
  6. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey fast Floyd 2
    Thanks 
    Hey NYLIBUD
     You can get a cheap one for $200-$300 dollars, but the part quality from them is pretty low. You get a part, but by the time you clean it up and rework it, it would probably be easier to scratch build the part. They are improving them and the quality and prices will probably drop so keep looking and keep up with trends.
    Thanks  RonG 
  7. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey NYLIBUD 
     You can get a decent one for around $1500.00, but don't forget that you have to design the parts before you can print them, and that it takes a long time to print them. The tires I'm using on my 65 stang took 11 hours to print and 2 hours to clean up. I'm not trying to talk you out of getting a printer just saying it's not a easy process. My printer (actually it's my son's) cost was just under 2 grand and the materials cost around $150 - $200 dollars a bottle  (resin printer) you get about 4 maybe 5 of the tire size parts to a bottle. You need some kind of graphics or cad software and training in how to use it. I'm a retired, 35yrs. Automotive engineering designer. I designed the tooling and fixtures that put the cars together. I started drawing on the board, draftsmen, and changed to Unigraphics, it's called NX now, it is a very sophisticated cad software. I have been trying to get a copy for home, but it's way too expensive in the $30,000.00 dollar range. I'm trying to learn the graphics software that my son uses for his business. There is a learning curve and I'm still learning. I haven't created anything on it yet, my son made the tires for the '65. Like I said I'm not trying to discurage you just giving a heads up.
    Thanks  RonG 
  8. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Dave 
     Yup from that photo I can tell that I will need alot more room then that. But like I said I won't be doing anything till I have all the parts on hand. Right now I'm waiting on Shapways to finish printing them.
    Thanks  RonG 
  9. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Dave  I can't find that post. I'm pretty sure I need to stretch it, there just isn't enough room with the components I'm using. I did several drawings at the stock length and no mater how I configure the turbos there isn't enough room to get it all in. I won't cut it until I have all of the components on hand.
    Thanks  RonG 
  10. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey all 
     OK...here is the new set of drawings. I think I have it figured out but, I won't know until I get the motor and turbos, they are being printed at Shapways as we speak. They are from Ron Olsen at 3d Specialties. I'm hoping they will be here by the end of this week. The first photo is a side view showing the 9"stretch.These last 2 are photos I downloaded off of the Internet. So look em over and let me know what you think.
    Thanks  RonG 
     

  11. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey NYLIBUD
       Thanks,  those were the first go around.  I found out that I needed to stretch the body 9" to accommodate the turbos and the exhaust. So I'm working on a new set of drawings. When I get themdone I'll post some pics.
    Thanks RonG 
  12. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey all 
     Here's some pics of the drawings. 1st is a Side view of the car. 2nd is side & top view of the chassis and motor. 3rd & 4th are shots of the motor and turbos. So look em over and let me know what you think. I know it's not the mountain motor but this one comes with the twin turbo set-up.
    Thanks  RonG 




  13. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey all 
      Well I decided to go with a Brodix BBC from 3d specialties, simulating a 750 cu. In. motor. Went with the twin turbos 3", 26" Goodyear front runners, Billet Specialties Win lite rear wheels and Billet Specialties Win lite front wheels. I started on the drawings of the chassis and the fit of the body. I had to do a drawing of the bbc motor and turbo set-up, basically I have to figure out how to plumb this sucker!!  BOY o BOY is it tight. The turbos end up right behind the front bumper and the exhaust wants to dump right into the front tires. Have to do some weird plumbing to get all of it to fit. I have a lot of work to get this ready for building. I will try to get some pics of the drawings tomorrow. Have to go wife's calling for dinner. 
    Thanks RonG 
     
  14. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    Hey all 
     Just an update, no new pics, but I did get the frame/chassis painted. It's not quite what I hoped for, there's a few flob-ups but they are fixable. I have most of the nuts and bolts attached to the engine and rear end assembly. I am waiting for the paint to dry so I can take some more pictures. So as soon as it's dry I'll get some pics taken.
    Thanks  RonG 
  15. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic need help on a 1963 ford galaxie light weight   

    Hey AC
      I'm not sure which kit you need, but I had a real 64 Galaxie tri-power 390, same as a 427 block, and had the factory 2 into 2 into 2 cast headers, very hard to get. I was cleaning them up so I could get them ceramic coated, and was filling a pot mark with a torch bracing in the little divot. AND...BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH...I blew thru the wall and ended up with a about a 1" hole...*%#¿☆♤#...boy was I pissed. The point I'm trying to make is I ended up having to use race headers for a 427. They were individual tubes that went into a collector, that I had to putty up with some asepstos goop to get em to seal, what a pain in the rump. They had to be that way because 2 of pipes were in front of the front cross member and 2 were behind it. Maybe you could simulate that set-up.
    RonG