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absmiami

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  1. Shall we call that packaging creativity or gross design negligence ?? The late Venom was actually able to build this kit with the steering arm wiggling thru the pipes - the added engine bay space will make this a little easier for me … but i can’t believe that Shelby signed off on this …
  2. ... because my shot of the engine bay of 2287 - taken when I got lucky at the Simeone - years ago - shows that the added space between the engine and the bulkhead is close to spec and now there is room for all of those fiddly details behind the engine ...
  3. I thought i mite move the engine mounts back a smidge - but my mockup w the engine casting tells me that i should not change this ….
  4. The frame is lengthened by cutting it apart just forward of the pegs and adding Renshape from the same slice used to lengthen the bonnett - should in theory be the correct length - matching the new longer bonnett …
  5. Thats right - i forgot - you’re the unique forum contributor who is brave enough to brush paint the bodies …
  6. no - I wasn't at the '24 French Grand Prix this shot was taken at Circuit Tremblant in 2013 at their July summer vintage event - and yes, they did a track demonstration ... some times you just get lucky ...
  7. There’s an I ph ad on this page for a Monaco GP yacht travel hospitality link GOFUNDME !!!!
  8. First coat of primer - better results than expected - another thin coat of putty and some more careful sanding and the Renshape strip will disappear … next to lengthen the frame and the rocker panels …
  9. Phil - thanks for pinning me down on the wh base - i really wasn’t certain until i laid out the body on the drawing …
  10. Against the shop lamp light you can see how thin the casting is - so i want to use only a minimum amount of putty - the scientific “finger”’test tells me that there is more to be done - but I’ll probably throw some primer on this just to see how close i am …
  11. The 150 grit sanding drum took off most of the putty - followed by some random diamond bits and that odd bullet shaped sanding drum ….
  12. So when i laid my new “long bonnett” coupe out on the digital drawing - the wheelbase is very close - bout 96 mil - ill take it …. Off we go …
  13. The wheelbase thing - i was part wrong and part right in my earlier posts - both the Model Car Mag and the later digital drawing have the correct 90 inch wheelbase - which scales to 95 mil …
  14. And thanks for stepping in …. I’ll post an updated list of whonis building what later this week -
  15. Phil !! andrew Mcd wants to build the Clark Lotus Cortina #59 - but but but - im planning to do one of the prototype GT40s - they were entered but never came - they weren’t ready - SO - consider building the Lotus Cortina entered (but no-showed) - for Mike Spence - . and and and - you can also post and start the Penske #4 GS - and its yours - Ill double check but pretty sure # 4 is still available - and like all of Penske’s cars - it was really well finished and presented …
  16. The new bonnett dimensions match the measurement that i took from the worn out rep daytona coupe bonnett shell … 23 ish inches to not quite 1 scale inch …
  17. The bonnett is glued back together using plastic guides and CA glue - lots of sanding now - using mostly diamond coated bits and random standing sticks - also modifying the bonnett opening designed to extract the radiator air - the first one or two Daytona Coupes had a central brace and a taper in the trailing edge - the design was simplified as “production” began …
  18. That is some serious camber - isn’t it ?
  19. Update “allowed” indeed encouraged - really looking good - replica Daytona Coupes are actually not that rare - but they are mostly “old cars” now - you are more likely to see one sitting forlornly in the back of a mechanics workshop than at a car show - the one sitting in a corner of my mechanic’s garage - its been there for months - has what appears to be an accurate body shell - the dimension in the photo shows me that the drawings Im working fr are accurate - the length of the shell past the wheel well is just short of 24 inches - which is what I am doing in scale with the added strip of Renshape …
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